I absolutely love this card. Mattingly is my favorite all-time player and I pick up just about every relic card of his that I can at a reasonable price - which can be a real challenge sometimes!
I snagged this one, though.....and Upper Deck REALLY delivered. The design is brilliant, mixing in Yankee blue and pinstripes alongside a black & white photo of a classic Mattingly follow-through.
But that's not the best part.
The best part, to me, is the carved "NY" Yankees insignia in the bat relic that allows for a bold blue color on the card to shine through and really make it POP. Here's the card:
We even get a classy silver foil facsimile Donnie autograph at the bottom. Great balance! Here's a closer look at the bat relic:
And here's the back:
The standard blurb and a repeat of the picture on the front, something that we saw with my earlier post on the Jeter/A-Rod relic card. Undoubtedly, must have been a standard policy. The continuation of the bold blue stripe on the back is terrific.
Great card - very, VERY ecstatic to add this one to my Mattingly collection. It MIGHT overtake another Mattingly relic in my collection......MIGHT......but this other one is pretty stellar :)
Thanks for reading!