Ok, so I've had a Joey Bats trifecta for a bit over a month now, but I want more of the 2 time AL HR champ and former Pirate prospect.
I've shown off my auto, jersey, and rookie of the 2011 Most Voted Player for the All-Star game, but I never had a bat relic until now. This card above isn't serially numbered nor can I find any kind of print runs for it, but there are several variations of this bat relic. This batting average engraved bat relic being in the middle tier in terms of pricing. There's a base with no writing on it and a blue variant with the Pirates logo engraved on the bat relic which is harder to find and much pricier. The above card cost me $6.05 which is probably reflective of his struggles early in the 2012 season and injuries. However, for a $40 card I will take it any day.
I think here's a good place to show off my other Jose Bautista relic I had picked up last year. This diamond parallel is from last year's Update Series and shows him in his All-Star jersey. This card is absolutely beautiful. It is serially numbered 19/60 (his jersey number is 19). The swatch of jersey matches the jersey he is wearing on the card. I just love this card for the $10 I paid for it.