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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Going Hollywood.

When two of my favorite players are featured on the same card I always want two copies so each PC can house one. That's not always possible though, particularly in today's world of a bajillion parallels, many of which are very short-printed.

A perfect illustration is this 2009 Topps Triple Threads Triple Relic with jersey swatches from Matt Kemp and Russell Martin sandwiching Manny Ramirez. It's numbered out of a scant 18 - 09/18 in my case - and is the emerald parallel. I'm not likely to come across another copy and certainly not for the price I paid (~10 clams). It's headed for my Bison PC, as he's my number one priority. I have no idea when Kemp and the Dodgers wore wool throwbacks, but whatever.


  1. Sick pickup! Maybe they wore those during Spring Training?

  2. Damn, you get some good deals. Whenever I stumble across Kemps they always seem much more.

  3. I'm thinking Topps screwed up and used a swatch of #42 for Mr. Kemp. Okay maybe that's just wishful thinking. Cool card regardless.

  4. Thanks gents!

    Jesse- Maybe, but after scheduling the post I also realized I have no idea where the black Russ and Manny pieces are from. :o

    Roy- eBay has been a great friend to me indeed haha.

    Fuji- Oh, don't get my hopes up!