Kemp was a visible part of several different Topps set last year and this year has been no different. I had not added any new blog-worthy 2013 Kemp cards to this point in the calendar year, so I was happy to land a really cool and unique card from the Museum Collection as my first.
2013 Topps Museum Collection Matt Kemp Jumbo Bat Card
Surprisingly I do not own many jumbo bat, or bat barrel cards in my collection. I was surprised that this card was available as cheaply as I found it, so it was a no-brainer to pick it up. The jumbo bat cards in this year's Museum Collection set have actually sold very well. I've really been on the look out for a Jon Jay edition, but ended up with a few others in the process. The bidding on these cards on Ebay has been heavy and trading for these cards has also demanded a steep price. For example, I tried to trade for a Jon Jay jumbo bat this weekend as was asked for a little more than $50 for the card. I also tried buying a card on Ebay, but the bidding went over $40.
For my time and money, this Kemp card was had for half the going rate of the Jon Jay cards I have been pursuing and I have added a much better card to my collection. I actually really like looking at the larger pieces of the bat relics and might lean towards giving the jumbo bat cards the nod as my favorite cards in this year's Museum Collection release. Maybe I will pick up a few more.