Dave Winfield 2002 Topps Archives Reserve bat
I loves me some Topps Archives/Reserve relics. Don't believe me for some reason? Well then, friend, feast your eyes on this, this, this, this, or this. I just love the Refractor-y look plus the combination of reprint card and relic. And I really am a fan of Winfield, a HOFer whose career spanned long enough for me to enjoy part of it. He was simply an amazing athlete in sport that's now become heavy on one-dimensional players. By the way, that's Dave's 1979 Topps reprinted next to the slab of bat. This card allows me to get rid of a Yankee and send it to a collector who'll appreciate it--BA Benny will be getting the Yankees jersey of Winfield I pulled way, way back! And the winning bid, you ask? $1.76.
Tony Gwynn 2002 Topps Reserve jersey
Ordinarily this isn't a card I would make a fuss about, but Gwynn is a guy I enjoy collecting very much, and since I was after a small combined-shipping splurge, $1.56 didn't exactly threaten to break the bank. I now have five relics (and an auto) of the former face of the Padres, so this cheap relic pickup was certainly a coup for me.
Add in another $1.79 for the third card, a dual relic, plus $3 combined shipping, and you get three excellent hits for just a hair over $8. I guess you could call this purchase a Win-Gwynn!