Monday, January 23, 2012

Morton Monday & a HOF Bat

Continuing the Charlie Morton madness comes a serially numbered black bordered 2011 Topps Update.  This card is numbered 43/60 and features the same stock photo as all other parallels of the 2011 Charlie Morton base card.  I'm not a huge fan of parallels unless they are very rare like this one.  Only 60 in distribution is pretty rare, but that's not my rarest of the Charlie Morton cards I own.  I'm still hoping to get some 1 of 1s in the near future, but I do have a few cards of print runs of 50, 25, 10, and 5 in my collection.
Charlie was awarded a 1 year contract this off season to avoid arbitration. 

Up next is a 2000 Upper Deck Piece of History bat relic of Hall of Famer Paul "Big Poison" Waner.  Paul and his brother Lloyd are both members of the Hall of Fame and had played their best years patrolling the Pittsburgh outfield.  His lifetime batting average is .333 and he had 3,152 hits in his 20 year career that ended with the New York Yankess in 1945.  Paul and Chipper Jones are the only players to have had 14 consecutive games of extra base hits.  The 1927 NL MVp and 4 time all-star had his number 11 retired by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2007.  This is my first relic card of Paul Waner that I own.


  1. What would qualify the bat relic to only be 50% game used?

  2. Great question Joe! Maybe you bring that bat to the on deck circle then decide it's not the bat for you. Hahaha