Now I'm being forced to get autographs from only the faces of the franchise and upcoming stars. If I want a relic of Clint Barmes in a Pirates uniform, I have to win an MLB auction for $150 and get his entire jersey. If I want an autograph of backstop Mike McKenry I have to get it in person. Don't get me wrong I love getting Andrew McCutchen and Starling Marte autographs and relics, but a little variety sure would be nice.
So since we are all fans of multiple teams, what are your top 3 players on a current MLB roster you know you'll likely never see a certified autograph or relic of in your team of choice. Why do you think they should make a relic or auto of the player?
|2012 Topps Michael McKenry Black Parallel 39/61|
He's nicknamed The Fort. He's had some very big moments in Pittsburgh since arriving in 2011. His first career HR in the 8th inning off Carlos Marmol is my favorite memory of the 2011 season. He also went on to catch 2 19 inning games in less than a year. I want a unique nickname insert set with relics or autos of the players.
|2013 Gypsy Queen AJ Burnett|
I have an on card auto of AJ in a Marlins uniform. There's multiple relics and autos of AJ out there, but since this is most likely his last season in the majors, I would love to get an AJ patch card or auto in a Bucs uniform. He proved that he's still got plenty in the tank winning 16 games last season which was 6th best in NL. In the early part of the 2013 he's averaging a 14.3 K/9 which is a ridiculous number. Oh and just a few days ago he carried a no hitter into the 7th inning. It be neat to see Topps make a Tattoo insert series with autographs of the players and maybe a blurb about what a tattoo on them means.
|2012 Topps Heritage Jared Hughes|
He's nicknamed Mr. Hyde when he's on the mound because of how mean he looks, but he's incredibly friendly off the field. He appeared in the second most innings as a relief pitcher amongst NL rookies last year. He finished the season with a 1.15 WHIP and 2.85 ERA last year. Put an auto or relic of Mr. Hyde in the insert set with The Fort and I'll be a happy camper.