Tuesday, November 10, 2015

2002 Topps Gold Label MLB Award Ceremony relic

Year: 2002
Card Manufacturer: Topps
Card Set: Topps Gold Label
Card Number: ACR-RY (Class 1, Gold)
Card Type: Insert
Insert Set: MLB Awards Ceremony Relic
Relic Type: Bat

It's been a while since I posted a relic card.  Here's a nice bat relic from the 2002 Gold Label set.  2002 would be the last year for the Gold Label brand.  Back in 2013/14 Topps asked for suggestions on what collector's would like to see.  One of my suggestions was to bring back Gold Label, Tek, Laser, etc, but not as sets, as inserts.  And in the 2014 Topps did in the Update set.  Gold Label started back in 1998 and at the time was very high end.  

It might be hard to see from the scans, but the card is super shiny and looks like a brick of gold.  It's also cool that the relic window is on both sides of the card.  This was also a time when Topps and other companies boldly stated that the relic was game-used.  Not event used, not from any specific game, event, or year - Game Used!  Well for what that's worth.  A little odd the back of the card wasn't designed better as the relic cut out covers up some of the wording.

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