2001 Donruss Studio Warning Track Mike Piazza
First up for my oddball relic cards is this awesome 2001 Donruss Studio Warning Track Mike Piazza Stadium Wall card. Sounds pretty cool and unique, but these cards are pretty easy to find and there is a slight flaw with these cards. Reading the small print on the left-hand side of the wall relic and you will see the words Three Rivers Stadium. (Sigh). Pretty lame giving out a communal piece of baseball property, but worse that it is not even from a stadium that Piazza played in as a home player. If the wall piece came from Shea Stadium or Dodger Stadium it would be a little bit cooler. Digging a little bit deeper into the Donruss catalogue for the 2001 calendar year you can find sets with bench cards and all sorts of other fixtures from Three Rivers Stadium.
On a positive note, while Piazza was never a Pirate, he did have an incredible career playing at Three Rivers Stadium. In 42 games played in the Stadium Piazza put up 15 home runs, 45 RBIs, a .380 batting average, and an OPS of 1.131. Not too shabby. I am going to be on the look out for a McGwire bench card from Three Rivers, but in the meantime I guess I have finally added a wall relic card to my collection.