Okay, I am just on a roll with these Hobby Ice Age cards being added into my collection....
I love Jeter and am ambivalent towards A-Rod. Yeah, there's a lot to hate and I am certainly not shedding any tears over his absence (and possible departure?), but I feel like he has been singled out from a larger group of players.
One positive side-effect of the A-Rod disdain is that his cards and cards on which he appears can be had for a little bit less these days, so I was able to scoop this JETER relic card up for a reasonable price!
Yeah, a "game-used base" will always be kind of weird to me, but it's a nice change of pace. I wish you could look up exactly which game it is from - I suppose then you could check out the box score and figure out who else might have touched the base? That could be some fun research.....do you see the DIRT (game used!) on the base piece? Cool!
The pictures are pretty solid. I love the big smile from Jeter and A-Rod's sweet shades. And let's not look past the fact that this is a bat-relic card for a 500 HR Club member. PEDs or not, he's on that list statistically.
Here's the back:
I'm a little puzzled as to why they couldn't use a couple of different photos for these guys on the back, but I know how expensive it is for companies to maintain licenses for use of materials......
In the end, this is another great Jeter relic for my Yankees Collection and I'm thrilled!
Thanks for reading -