I hate redemption cards. I am sure that Anibal Sanchez will sign the cards and I will have this card at some point, but still there are always worries with these types of cards. The postseason cards autograph and relic cards have always been a favorite of mine and I was surprised that Topps expanded the set beyond the typical cards made for the World Series winner. It's actually a pretty cool idea. I was disappointed that the Cardinals did not win the World Series last season, but there was still plenty to remember from last season's playoffs.
I would imagine that the Pirates cards from the set might be a cool add to the collection too. I have not seen an autograph for the Bucs, but have seen a few nice patch pieces from McCutchen and Alvarez. On to my relic:
Favorite hit card out of the box. The manupatch cards this year are generally really cool. It looks like the hobby boxes have the rings, like this Rickey Henderson, and the rookie cup cards. The retail patches are team logos or mascots. Not thrilled to see an Allen Craig card with Fredbird, but it's better than David Price and Raymond. This Henderson card comes from the Rookie Class Ring set. I mentioned a few times in my last post how this year's set was heavy on the rookie theme. Here it is again. Love the old yellow A's jersey. Ring is cool and the card is thick.