This Cracker Jack relic from 2004 set me back all of 77¢. I've been trying to add at least one relic for any significant Cub player that has a relic available. No reason for taking so long to get Alou's, that's just how it worked out. One problem: I keep all of my relics in nine pocket sheets in alphabetical order. Alou is now the first card, which meant that I had to shift every single card over one pocket to the right.
It took three bucks to get Little Dougie's auto on this Fleer '89 card. It's not certified or anything, but I don't think anyone is going to get rich forging Doug Dascenzo's autograph onto cards at three bucks a crack. Dascenzo was one of those guys who wasn't the most gifted player on the field, but what he lacked in talent he made up for with hustle.
This one goes in the Billy Williams PC. It was the most expensive of the three, but it only cost me $6.49. It also came with a certificate of authenticity. Canadian Club issued six different cards in 1996, which were given away free with a bottle of their whiskey. It looks like they didn't have an MLB license, since all the logos are gone. When I was a kid we would bug mom to buy Kelloggs cereal for the 3D cards. I guess in '96 the kids bugged mom to buy a bottle of booze.