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Friday, May 17, 2013

A Couple Finest Football Auto Relics

While looking to make some small additions to me football collection, I came across a couple of autographed relic cards from 2012 Topps Finest.

The first one is definitely a keeper, a Devier Posey autographed jumbo jersey card, numbered 237/1368. Posey has been an ok contributor for the team, and seems to be the go-to Texan that both Topps and Panini went to for their autos in 2012 products, which is weird, since he was a third round pick, while Whtney Mercilus, their first round pick, was largely forgotten about by the card companies.

I also picked up a T.J. Graham autographed patch card, numbered 365/1353. Graham, like Posey, was a third round pick in the 2012 NFL draft. He played in 15 games for the Bills during the 2012 season, getting 31 receptions and one touchdown. This may not seem like it from the swatch, but it is a patch card. You can kind of  see the ventilation holes from the jersey, but the material is a bit plastic-y, which makes me think that this came from one of the shoulder stripes, which I believe are screen-printed.

Both of these card are pretty nice, but here's the thing. To what end are we going to bother putting serial numbers on cards? If something's limited to 100, 50, or 25 copies, or even a 1/1, I understand that perfectly, but when you get into four digits, does it even really matter? Besides that, with print runs of 1353 and 1368, where do those numbers even come from? Just give me a nice card, without nine characters taking up space for a serial number that at this point, means nothing.

Other than that, I have no opinion of the matter.

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