30 April 2014

What eBay Hath Wrought 71: Josh Reddick Silhouette Relic

Here is a card from 2013 Panini America's Pastime I picked up off of eBay a while back. I'm not usually a fan of the unlicensed stuff, but Panini did a pretty good job of masking the lack of logos on this card. I like the design of this set, with a head-shot and an action photo of the player as well as a nice big piece of fabric. It is serially-numbered # 12 / 99.

The back of the card doesn't offer much of interest, but it is at least more than the usual CONGRATULATIONS ON RECEIVING THIS AUTHENTIC PIECE OF AUTHENTIC GEAR WHICH WE GUARANTEE IS AUTHENTIC label. In addition to the little authenticity guarantee in small print, we get a fun fact about three-homer games by Oakland players. One thing Panini does that I really like is put the name and year of the set down among the legal jargon. I wish all those crazy cards from the 90's had that feature. It would make it a lot easier to determine what the heck a given mystery card is when sorting through my collection. Stuff like that kind of makes you wish Panini could get that MLB license, huh?


  1. Awesome card! I'm with you. Panini did a great job with choosing photos that hide team logos. This is one card I'd have no issue with adding to my Athletics PC.