Insert set: Topps 60 - Relic
Card number: T60R-BL
2011 ushered in a new era of Larkin love by Topps. Barry Larkin was featured in a variety of insert sets (such as the 60 Years of Topps and Diamond Duos insert sets as well as the Topps 60 insert set). The Topps 60 insert set featured a parallel set of relics - and that is what set this particular card belongs to. The front of the card features the same exact design as the Topps 60 set, except there is a large chunk of the card that is taken up by the relic. For Larkin's card, the relic is simply a piece of game-used memorabilia. According to the back of the card, "the relic on the card is not from any specific game, event or season."
As in the regular version of the set, the rest of the back of the card features a top 10 list of the given card category. In Larkin's case, the category is "Reds Career Hits Leaders". Larkin ranks second (behind only Pete Rose). He finished his career with 16 more hits than ave Concepcion. There are no current Reds in the top 10, so for now at least, it looks like Larkin's hold on #2 on the list is secure.
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