Amazing card acquisition – Part 1February 11, 2009 at 12:41 am | Posted in My Cards, Upper Deck | 10 Comments
A few days back, I wrote a post about my collecting strategy for 2009. One of the things that I mentioned was that I had recently acquired some amazing cards of legendary players that I would be sharing with you on the blog. Here is the first card that I want to show off:
This is a relic card of one of my favorite players of all-time, Jackie Robinson, from 2008 Upper Deck Premier, featuring three pieces of game-used memorabilia from his playing career with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Jackie retired after the 1956 season, so the memorabilia (either a jersey or pants) is over 50 years old. The card is numbered 41/50. Amazingly, I only paid $28.09 for this card on eBay! That’s right – for the price of a blaster and a couple of packs from Wal Mart, you could add a card like this to your collection.
I am absolutely thrilled to own this card. I plan to add more relic cards from legendary players to my collection this year. Cards like these truly do give collectors a “piece of history”. Additionally, I really like how Upper Deck designed the card. Instead of coming up with some obscure statistic, like Jackie Robinson’s 7 triples in 1953, they kept it simple by using #42 for the relic windows. The designers of Topps Sterling and Triple Threads should be required to study this card. The picture is also much bigger than you’ll find on similar Topps high end cards.
Stay tuned for Part 2 of my recent amazing card acquisitions. Believe it or not, it gets even better from here…