|Pedro Alvarez 2013 Post Season Relic Patch 72/100|
Earlier in the year, Topps produced a series of jersey relics called Post Season Relics. The Pirates were represented by NL MVP Andrew McCutchen and Pedro Alvarez. Alvarez became the first player in baseball history to collect an RBI in each of his first 6 postseason games. Unfortunately he wasn't able to knock in the tying run in Game 5 when he struck out on an Adam Wainwright breaking ball.
It was just announced today that El Toro will likely be out for the rest of the season. Its unclear what his future with the Pirates is and with the emergence of Josh Harrison this year, the decline of Alvarez at 3B, and having a variety of cheaper options at 1B (Davis, Sanchez, Lambo, Bell) he could be non tendered.
One of my ongoing goals that started in 2013 was to acquire jersey relics of my favorite Bucs with a piece of the Jolly Roger sleeve patch. This is my first Pedro Alvarez logoman relic. You can see my others by clicking on the name below
Tony Sanchez Bradenton Marauders Jumbo Patch
Andrew McCutchen, Freddy Sanchez, and Jose Tabata