Tuesday, October 14, 2014

2007 Upper Deck Ultimate: Ultimate Star Materials

Card Manufacturer: Upper Deck
Card Set: Ultimate
Year: 2007
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.

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