Matt from Bob Walk The Plank sent me a stack of relic cards last week, each representing a Diamondback from their days of Purple and Teal.
It's been almost two years since Matt sent me a "welcome to the blogosphere" gift that also contained an awesome assortment of Diamondbacks relics and autos that you can read about HERE.
Let's get started!
This is a super thick, super shiny card that didn't scan well at all. It's probably my second favorite of the bunch.
I'm not sure why the relic is in the shape of an arrow. Card companies came up with some really interesting insert ideas in the late 90's and into the early 2000's. This is the a Gold parallel version of the insert numbered to 51 (The Big Unit's jersey number)
Troy Glaus was a one-and-done player for the Dbacks in 2005. Arizona had a knack for doing that with players that were once big stars (See: Roberto Alomar, Richie Sexson)
Curt Schilling has some funky relic cards. Not much else to say about this one.
This is my very first Travis Lee relic card! Black Diamond was a pretty cool set. The Goatee doesn't really work for Lee, but it's fitting for the year.
I don't remember Jose Cruz Jr. ever playing for the Dbacks... Still a cool card though
I let out a big sigh every time I see a card of Brandon Webb. The dude was such an awesome pitcher but fizzled out so fast.
This relic card has a nice clean feel to it. The purple pinstripe is a great added touch. Matt Williams always looked to me like he was way too old to still be playing baseball when he was on the Dbacks.
And my favorite card of the package, which my scanner decided to terribly auto-crop. I love the framed mini relic and autos Topps produces.
Thanks so much for the cards, Matt!
Thanks for reading!