Card Manufacturer: Fleer
Card Set: Rookies and Greats
Card Number: TY-RY/SP
Card Type: Insert Relic
Insert Set: Through the Years
Card Attributes: Relics, Serial Numbered
Relic Type: Jersey and Bat
Serial Number: 050/360
Wow that's quite a header. I didn't open a ton of cards in 2003. That was mainly due to my lifestyle at the time and where and how I was working. That also happens to be close to the pinnacle of product production for sports cards. I'm not talking about the billions of cards produced in the junk wax era, I'm talking about the fact that in 2003 there were over 100 different baseball products produced alone. Think about that. That's at least 2 new products a week, sometimes more of just baseball. Now factor in that most card companies had multiple licenses if not all 4 and the shelves were packed with products. The nice thing was most of those products were affordable, but there were just so many.
Anyways the one thing we got out of the 2000's was dawn of the guaranteed hit! Autographed and relic cards had been around since the 90's. And they were and are great for the hobby and they were a big hit with collectors. With anything that's popular you can bet that the companies take notice and will run it into the ground.
What does that have to do with this card? Nothing. Other than it's from a set I never rip a single pack of. Robin has three cards in this set, all relics. Besides this great dual relic with Scott Podsednik, he has a patch version of this card and a relic card in the Boyhood Idols set.
Over all the card isn't all that exciting in the layout, but I do enjoy the multiple relic cards that feature players from my team exclusively. Scott only played for the Brewers two years 2003 and 2004 before moving on to the White Sox where he would help them win the World Series in 2005 and then married a Playboy Playmate.