When I started collecting about nine years ago, one of the first lessons I learned about card collecting was that on the front of the card there's the player's picture and on the back there's a huge load of cool statistics about the player's career.
But what happens when both the front and the back of a card showcases players' relics?
That's something even cooler than statistics right?
During 2015 I was able to pick up a couple of such cards, one from an Instagram user in a trade, and the other from eBay...
Here below you will find for the first time ever on my blog (probably) a front and back scan, as well as the scans of the certificates, both issued by Upper Deck (I really miss you, UD!).
First is a 6 swatch relic (really?!) from 2008 Upper Deck Ballpark collection.
The featured players are Jake Peavy, Chris Young, Troy Tulowitzki, Jeff Francis (with a pinstripe!), Matt Cain and Aaron Rowand!
I probably like the Certificate more than the card itself, but nonetheless a nice addition to my heterogeneous collection!
Next is a 8 swatch (wait,what?!) card, issued again by Upper Deck, but in the 2009 Ballpark Collection set.
This time the players featured are Chipper Jones and Yunel Escobar from the Braves, Nick Markakis and Adam Jones from the Orioles, Prince Fielder and Ryan Braun from the Brewers and Miguel Cabrera and Justin Verlander from the Tigers.
Nothing special in the swatches, but very cool names on this card, and once again great to have a Certificate accompanying it. And it's also numbered to 300...
Do you like this kind of cards or you stick to the regular picture-on-front-stats-on back cards?
Thanks for taking the time to read this post and as usual...