Monday, August 3, 2015

Ginter Relics

I've collected all of the Cubs relic cards in Ginter from the start in 2006.  I won't be stopping that streak this year.  I had just four cards to chase and it was a fairly easy chase.

The relics come in three different sets.  Relic set A has a full relic card with a vertical orientation.  The B set is also full, but is set horizontally.  Finally, there is a framed mini relic set.


Castro and Rizzo go full, vertical.  

Soler's card goes horizontal.  You can also see how they made the hole for the patch in the shape of a 10 for Ginter's tenth birthday.

 Castro was also included in the framed mini set.  For the first seven years of Ginter, all the relics were framed minis.  They always looked nice and were something unique to Ginter.  Too bad Topps added in the full relics in 2013.

Here's a look at ten year's worth of Ginter Cubs relics.  There are 47 total.  You can see how they exploded in 2011 and 2012.  When you get to the end it is obvious just how boring the full card relics are compared to the framed minis.

1 comment:

  1. I don't have a huge issue with the full sized relics, I think they still look better than most other relics that Topps does, but the ones that are horizontal bug me more than anything. The framed ones are way better, though.