I've been busy on eBay lately with one of my goals to be knocking out as many of the 2020 Topps Allen & Ginter relic cards as possible. I made the mistake with the 2010 Ginter relic set to wait...and now it's over a decade later and I'm still missing quite a few cards. I vowed not to let the same thing happen with the 2020 set and so far, so good!
I ended up getting three of the final five relic cards that I need - each relic coming from a different seller. We'll start with this George Brett.
Is it just me or does Brett look kind of goofy in this photo?
I've had my eye on a number of Trout relics but they always seemed to sell for more than what I was willing to pay. This one was listed with a reasonable Buy It Now and so I pounced!
This was probably one of my better buys in many ways as the seller had a confusing listing. In the end, the Judge was packaged with another eight Yankee cards.
I don't have any particular use for the remaining Yankees within my own collection but perhaps they will prove to be nice trade bait for things I do actually want down the road!
That does it for this trio of eBay buys - and with those three framed relics now in possession, I'm down to missing only three more cards from the set as a whole.
That's right, this 70 card relic set is only three cards away from being complete! Here's what's left:
2020 Topps Allen & Ginter Framed relics Wants:MFR-HA Hank Aaron - Milwaukee BravesMFR-RC Roger Clemens - New York YankeesMFR-TW Ted Williams - Boston Red Sox
As you can see, two of the three are true doozies but that Clemens ought to be fairly easy to find (I don't think his card is a short print though I could be wrong). I actually missed out on bidding on that Ted Williams relic a few weeks (months?) ago and I'm still mad about that...it totally slipped my mind and I missed the ending of the auction. I may end up regretting that for quite some time.
That all said, today I choose to focus on the positive which is that I managed to cut my remaining want list right in half from missing six relics to missing only three! If I can keep halving my want lists every few months, I'll make solid progress for the year for sure (just don't go telling Zeno* about my halving theory).