Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Cubs Lot #2, Part 1: The Relics

Last week's first Cubs lot was a pretty manageable 217 cards. So much so, I was able to fit the scans and breakdown into one post. My second lot was nearly six times that size at about 1300 cards. But don't worry I'm only going to split it into four posts. Relics. Autographs. Serial Numbered. Everything else and the breakdown.

I decided to start with relics, because there were only two. (Again, buying time for scanning and cropping.)

2005 Donruss Champions Imprressions Jersey Hee-Seop Choi
Maybe it's just me, but I always wished they matched the photo to the type of jersey they used. Here, Choi is wearing the home pinstripes while the swatch is road jersey grey. But then again, the authenticity of all these game used jersey cards are in question anyway.

2005 Donruss Champions Imprressions Jersey Hee-Seop Choi back
This card looked really familiar to me but I knew I didn't have it. As it turns out, I had picked up the non-relic version at the card show a couple of weekends ago.

The other relic in the lot also happened to be Hee-Seop Choi.

2003 Fleer Box Score Wave of the Future Hee-Seop Choi Jersey
This swatch matches the uniform although it appears I have the one square inch of the jersey without a pinstripe.

2003 Fleer Box Score Wave of the Future Hee-Seop Choi Jersey back
This has to go down as one of the worst card backs in the history of baseball cards. Look at all that empty space! Maybe I have some printing error because that looks like where the congratulatory notification of authenticity should go.

I was out of the hobby when these two cards came out but I would guess they were probably $5-10 cards in their heyday. At least in the Chicago area. Hindsight is 20/20, but I probably wouldn't have picked them up unless they were in a $2-3 bin at a card show. I definitely wouldn't have sought them out individually on eBay so I'm glad they showed up in this lot.

1 comment:

  1. I'm with you on wanting the jersey swatch to match the photo on the card!