Card Manufacturer: Upper Deck
Card Set: Ultimate
Card Number: SM-RY
Card Type: Insert Relic
Insert Set: Ultimate Star Materials Relic
Relic Type: Jersey/Pants
Card Attributes: Relic
Oh Upper Deck how I miss you in the baseball card market. The early 2000's brought us the age of the relic card and by 2007 relic cards were in their early middle age. I would say now the relic cards are in their extreme old age. We almost expect to get a relic in every pack so much so that most relic cards are pretty worthless unless you get a superstar.
But there was a day when relic cards were a great hit and getting a card with more than one color meant a higher resale value. Especially with all the mono-colored swatches out there getting a card like this with the pinstripe directly in the center was quite a score.
Ultimate had some great stuff. This is a great Yount relic. Simple, but well balanced. I like the full body shot of Robin. The relic prominently featured with a nice gold foil border and, of course, that gorgeous blue pinstripe dead center. Unnumbered and fairly common these aren't too expensive and fairly easy to find. As a matter of fact there's one of these on COMC.com that's under $5.
On a sidenote - currently most of Robin's relics are now bat relics leading me to believe that the card makers might be running out of jerseys to use for cards. I guess it was bound to happen.