I typically try to stay away from relic cards unless a) the price is insanely cheap or b) the card looks awesome. And even then, it's a tough sell. It's not that I have anything against them per se. I just prefer my game used jerseys...in one piece.
But as I was browsing ebay recently, a game used card caught my eye. While checking through the seller's other auctions, I saw yet another. Two game used cards I actually like? From the same seller? A grand total of $5 later, these two beauties were heading my way.
I'll always be a sucker for late 90's through late 00's Pirate cards; those teams and players will undoubtedly be some of my fondest Pirate memories for decades to come because of the point in life and the people I watched the games with. And Upper Deck sure did come up with some great looking high-ed card designs during those years. Fortunately for me, players like Bay and Sanchez have had their prices drop to the point that I no longer need to even give a second though to paying the going rate for some very, very nice cards. Sounds like a win-win o me.