First up are 2 cards from the new 2011 Topps Chrome. I'm holding out buying packs/blasters and hoping to trade for the singles I want. I still haven't landed a Braves team set, but I did pick up this beautiful Sepia Tim Hudson card. I believe I got it for 2 bucks.
#01/99! I really had no idea! I was happy w/ how beautiful the card looks so this was the icing on the proverbial cake.
I'm not actively pursuing a Heath Bell collection, but several cards of his have found their way into my possession since the All-Star break. I'm a sucker for refractors and their variations so I was happy w/ this card - #077/100.
I've you've read my blog for long then you should know I'm a wrestling fan. While I was a little let down by this year's Topps WWE inserts I was happy w/ the selection of wrestlers included on the relic and auto checklists. For some reason Santino Marella has always entertained me since his introduction in 2007 as a "fan" in the audience.
I was able to grab a new relic of his and while it's a plain white t-shirt piece I still find it a nice card. I've seen other versions of this card with multi colored t-shirt pieces, but for now this one will do. I like how on the back of the card it mentions this t-shirt was worn on a taping of SmackDown on February 1, 2011 in Uniondale, NY. I wish Topps did this with relics in other sports sets.