Interrupting the parade of 2010 Topps articles for this Trade Posting. Collective Troll and I had a relic swap and added some other cards to the mix.
Captain Bacon was good enough to send over a bunch of 2008 Heritage:
2008 Topps Heritage #380 Ryan Howard
2008 Topps Heritage #300 Chase Utley
Thanks to Collective Troll as well as several other contributors I have been able to knock down my 2008 Heritage Want List significantly since delving into this only 3 months ago. I am building the set through #425 and currently only need 29 more cards (93%).
There were also several Phillies star cards in the Troll package including many from different Heritage/Retro sets.
2007 Topps Wal Mart #WM11 Ryan Howard
2008 Topps Heritage t205 mini #HTCP10 Ryan Howard
2002 Topps Heritage #179 Pat Burrell
2003 Topps Heritage #11 Pat Burrell
Now that he is no longer a Phils player, it feels like all of the Burrell cards are Retro Cards in some way.
And finally the Relics.
2009 Topps All Star Event Worn Jersey Relic #AST-17 Shane Victorino (#d 9/50)
2001 UD Decade 1970s #B-GM Garry Maddox Bat Relic
I like the design of the Victorino Relic. I have no idea what the St Louis Skyline looks like but I think this is a decent idea for an all-star card - even if on the flip side it states the card is "Event Worn"
I have started a Garry Maddox player collection, which I have yet to cover on this blog, but will at some point. Finding Autos and Relics of players like Maddox who played pre-1990s and were very good but not Hall of Famers is a task. This is one of the few, possibly only Garry Maddox card that contains a relic.