I spent a little time this morning at my favorite local card shop Big D's Sports Cards. I picked up some of the newly released Bowman set and will have a little bit more on that set tomorrow evening. Until then you will have to settle for my other card pick up at the store this morning. This lovely Torii Hunter 1/1 Jumbo Patch card was pulled by another customer at Big D's, who flipped it around to the owner of the store Jimmy, who then sent it my way last week. I love the look of this card, the patch, plus if I am going to get a 1/1, this is a cooler card than a plate. Just my opinion.
It's not that I am against plates, but a huge chunk of a number off of a player's jersey is a pretty unique offering. I have had my eyes open the past few weeks to see if Topps made 25 different 1/1 patches of the different players in the Gyspy Queen set (just throwing out a number with the 25) or if this is truly a 1/1 card. It appears from early returns that this is a true one of one and completely unique patch. There are other Torii Hunter jumbo "patches" floating around on EBay, and one in a Facebook group, but they are all just plain pieces of jersey. No actual patch pieces. Overall, I am really happy to find this card. Awesome find.