The word relic comes from the Latin reliquiae, meaning remains. Collectors have been pulling remains for over 10 years now, and their not going anywhere anytime soon. Some relics can be great additions to your collection, and others should be sewn back to the jersey, or glued back to the bat in which they came from.
Over the years I have managed to accumulate over 2000 of the most unsought after relics cards ever produced. I cant say they have all been bad, because I have also managed to pull some pretty nice ones as well. The bad always outweighs the good when it comes to relic cards, and with that in mind welcome to the first installment of "Random Relics".
Randy Johnson 2004 Bazooka Relic
The Big Unit did in fact use steroids during the 2003 season. I mean look at the size of his head compared to his body, and check the size of those cannons as well. W.T.F?
Pudge 2002 Fleer Focus
What a great idea this was. Take a manufactured jersey, and add some manufactured art to it. I actually liked this card It when I first pulled it. Its Fleers version of a silk, or framed cloth.
Hitoshi Tamura WBC Relic.
Topps needs to take a few pointers from Upper Deck on how W.B.C cards should be made. The Hitoshi Tamura card pictured above is a perfect example of a nice relic card. The design is well laid out, and the relic is part of the card, and not the card itself. When it comes to relic cards I firmly believe the photo should contain some type of action shot. It adds presence to the card, and gives life to the lonely little white square below it.
More to come...
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