Baseball card blog focusing on 1971 Topps, cards of catchers and the Colorado Rockies, sometimes drifting of into other areas or sports.
Wednesday 24 July 2013
Johnny Estrada: Either the Coolest or Lamest Mem Card Ever.
A new addition to the collection that I am not quite sure what to think about. It's definitely not something you see very often, a relic card with pieces of game worn face mask, or what looks like small pieces of stainless steel rod. This seems to be more common in football cards, but is pretty unique for baseball. According to Beckett there are only 4 catcher mask relics, all from 2002 Absolute Memorabilia, a set know for doing different things with relic cards. Estrada is not a player I remember, but looking at bbref he was an All-Star, won the NL Slugger Silver and finished 18th in MVP voting as a catcher for the Braves in 2004.