That is changing.
A few weeks back, I was surfing eBay hoping to find a decent sized lot of Joe Carter cards with enough cards I don't have in it to justify paying the price of shipping. No dice. Thanks to completing a couple of trades on Zistle the past couple weeks, I'm up to 245 different Joe Carter cards. I think they are the same 245 Joe Carter cards that everyone on eBay has. Oh well, the hunt is part of the fun.
So while going through various auction listings, I found a BIN for a 2005 Donruss Greats Souvenirs card with both a bat chip and a jersey. Pretty cool, I thought. And although shipping was about the same price as the card, I decided to spoil myself. I may have been a couple pints deep when I bought this card, because I forgot all about it until it showed up in the mail.
|Thank you eBay, for yet another scan|
In hand, this card looks awesome. The colours, the finish, the placement of the various elements. I don't know, I just like it. I'm also drawn to the fact that there are parallels in this set of the identical card with no memorabilia, just the jersey, just the bat, and another that is autographed. I bought a 'just the bat' version on COMC immediately after snagging this one, but haven't even seen scans of the jersey or autographed version.
Anyway, I guess what I'm saying is, I think I get it. Done right, the swatches, bats, etc. are pretty cool. I am pretty sure this is the point at which collecting relic cards, or whatever you want to call them, is going to become an addiction. I'm okay with it though ;)
Thanks for reading.