Since the Pirates signed Russell Martin as a free agent after the 2012 season, I've been wanting to add a relic of his to my collection. There were many options available from his Dodgers days, but I was really hoping Topps would produce something of his. The only relic that I know of though that Topps has produced of Russell wearing a Pirates uniform was this 1/1 Bat Nameplate from Topps Museum I bought last year..
Fortunately Panini was able to pick up Topps slack and produce this Jersey King in 2014 Donruss Series 2 of the Pittsburgh Baseball Club backstop. The card above cost me just $1.99.
Russ has had one of his best offensive years of his career this year and will likely be one of the key free agents on the market this winter.