Friday, April 27, 2018

Caratini's Rule Following Relic

I've finally learned to look over the checklists of any new Panini product.  It's not that I'm all that interested in their products.  I find the logoless stuff very uninspiring.

I look because Panini has become the go-to place for relics and autos of the unknowns.  A month ago I picked up an autograph of Victor Caratini, as he was included in the Donruss set.

Diamond Kings came out a week ago and Caratini has both autographs and relic cards.  Since he's played for the Cubs this year and the card shows him as a Cub, the relic meets my rule.

This is  a dual relic, numbered to just 49.  I picked it up for $5.50, including shipping.  The low price shows how little collectors think of both Panini and Victor.  I'm happy to pick up a bargain for the relic collection.

Victor become's the 86th Cub to have a relic card that shows him as a Cub in a season he played for the Cubs.  Here's the complete list:

Arismendy Alcantara   Kosuke FukudomeJose Nieves
Albert AlmoraNomar Garciaparra   Mike Olt
Moises AlouMatt GarzaCorey Patterson
Jake ArrietaMark GraceFelix Pie
Javier BaezMark GrudzielanekJuan Pierre
Darwin BarneyJason HammelMark Prior
Francis BeltranIan HappAramis Ramirez
Kris BryantRich HardenAnthony Rizzo
Damon BufordBrendan HarrisAddison Russell
Marlon ByrdKevin HartJeff Samardzija
Jeimer CandelarioJason HeywardKyle Schwarber
Victor CaratiniBobby HillJorge Soler
Andrew CashnerRich HillAlfonso Soriano
Welington CastilloTodd HundleySammy Sosa
Starlin CastroBrett JacksonGeovany Soto
Aroldis ChapmanJacque JonesMatt Szczur
Hee Seop ChoiEric KarrosRyan Theriot
Tyler ColvinDavid KeltonJosh Vitters
Willson ContrerasBryan LaHairDarryle Ward
Juan CruzJunior LakeTodd Wellemeyer
Wade DavisDerrek LeeRandy Wells
Ryan DempsterJon LesterRondell White
Blake DeWittTed LillyJerome Williams
Jason DuboisKenny LoftonKerry Wood
Jim EdmondsGreg MadduxCarlos Zambrano
Carl EdwardsCarlos MarmolBen Zobrist
Mike FontenotGary Matthews, Jr.Julio Zuleta
Dexter FowlerFred McGriff
Kyuji FujikawaBill Mueller

1 comment:

  1. Catcher cards from Panini are the best kind too, since they don't look unlicensed due to all the protective equipment!