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The Topps Relic Room

January 28th, 2008 by Alex

Here’s an interesting interview with a Topps Representative about the process of making a Relic Card. He takes you inside the Topps Relic Room where the Game Used relics that Topps uses to make cards are stored.

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The Topps Sterling Barry Bonds Jumbo Swatch Card with the hat logo seen in the video has turned up on eBay. Click the picture below to see the auction.

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The logo is a bit scrunched on the left side which is unfortunate. I don’t think its a fake though because the piece of hat from the video is also cut very close to the left side of the logo.

A similar card sold on eBay for $548. The cut on this piece is much better. Maybe Topps felt bad for screwing up the first one and decided to cut another hat?

Barry Bonds Jumbo Swatch 3

The use of hat patches is an interesting idea. I know there have been cards with hat pieces before but I’ve never seen a full logo. I haven’t seen any other Topps Sterling Jumbo Swatches with hat patches either. Its probably a lot less cost effective than cutting up a jersey.

I do hope more of these hat logo cards start turning up though. I would pay a huge chunk of change for an A-Rod NY Yankees hat logo Jumbo Swatch.

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