Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tracking the relic

I gots a LOT of catching up to do. I have about 5 or 6 packages to get in the mail. I am working on maybe 4 trades right now. Have a few envelopes I would like to post and thank publicly for, and I got a wife that had to go get brain surgery!!!! Women..... (she's fine so far - I hope to get some kind of non-card update about her very soon). But I scored a great relic off eBay recently, and as I did once in the past, I would like to have some fun and do a little Indiana Jones-ing on this swatch.

This post has 47% less rolling boulders.

I do like me some Gordon Beckham. He plays for his charity that for obvious reason is close to my heart. He's a second baseman, which is my position from baseball and softball. He's pretty much a no nonsense guy. So when I saw him in this year's A&G, I was intrigued. And when I actually SAW his relic, I had to make one mine. Now, we all know the back of the relic cards. For those that just crawled out from under a rock, first I say welcome, and then I show you this:

Click it for full size, but you all know the drill. In teeny, tiny letters it reads "The relic contained in this card is not from any specific game, event or season." Blah blah blah blah blah.....

Maybe if I slobber on it they can narrow down the date.

Not sure, Topps? You obviously have a standard back template and swap in the player's name and card number. I know this to be true, cuz there is NO way Topps is unsure on this card. Why? Here's why...

That blue swatch with the white pin stripe screams "White Sox", don't it? It does, if you are talking of a specific game in the 2011 season. And that took me about 5 minutes to pinpoint - July 16th, 2011. The Sox were shutting out Detroit 5-0 with both teams celebrating Negro League baseball that day. The Tigers wore the uniforms of the Stars with the Sox playing as the American GiantsAnd my piece of jersey? It's somewhere in this action shot. 

Beckham went 2 - 4 with a stolen base.


  1. That's great! I just got my Beckham TODAY and I was wondering about the blue! Nice job!

  2. I hope you're wife is doing ok...

    Snazzy blue uni by the way.

  3. I'm trying to get Kyle's Beckham, lol. That's pretty awesome, I like the retro jerseys, they should use them in cards more often.

  4. I thought there would be more dodger baby blue relics this year after they wore the old Brooklyn duds last season. No such luck