The debate of jersey/bat/relic cards have been made time and time again, and I won’t be you with another opinion. However, I will show you how pathetic it has become with evidence found right on Topps’s fingerprints.
You may remember these from yesterday as the two relic cards I received from Smed. Let’s take a look at the backs.
2011 Topps Gypsy Queen Relics GQR-JP: Jorge Posada
“You Just Received a Topps Certified Relic Card of Jorge Posada of the New York Yankees from 2010 Topps Gypsy Queen.”
You know, at least the acknowledge the fact that it’s from Jorge Posada. Too bad they forget what year Gypsy Queen was released.
(As a side note: have you seen the checklist for the Gypsy Queen Relic set? Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Cal Ripken Jr,, Ryan Braun, Robinson Cano, Jacoby Ellsbury… damn those are some impressive names. I know, I know, relic cards aren’t all that awesome anymore, but considering on a set of 20 cards and arguably the worst player is Jayson Werth, that’s a pretty good checklist.)
2011 Topps Heritage Clubhouse Collection Relics BG: Brett Gardner
First off, I love the cartoon.
“The relic on this card is not from any specific game, event, or season.”
Jesus! Might as well say it’s from the batboy instead of Brett Gardner. Notice how small the font is? And how readable it barely is? That is truly pitiful. In fact, that’s straight up turrible.
But I love that cartoon.