How Many Maddux Relics

I’m not the first to be inspired by The Chronicles of Fuji, and I won’t be the last.  However, I will probably be the only to be inspired by this specific post where he said he had collected an impressive 70 Greg Maddux relics so far.

As a fellow Maddux collector, it got me wondering just how many I have in my possession.  The answer is quite a few, but it could always be more.  I’ll save the final counts for the end, but for now, let’s take a look at few of those swatches that I’ve managed to take home over the years.

I bought a box and this dual memorabilia card fell out

I won’t make you wait to learn how many Tom Glavine relics I have. The answer is probably just this one.  I’m 99% sure of that, but if there is a second one, it should eventually make it into a trade bait post.

Not exactly a diamond cut, more of a cross or ninja star

I remember Flair as being an ultra premium card with a very thick stock. I’m sure that level of prestige had been eroded by the time this set was produced.  It’s certainly not the most flattering picture and not one you’d expect on a high-end card like Flair used to be.

I don’t know where those lines are going

Shirtified.  Look, these companies need to use as many puns as they can think of to avoid copyright issues.  Too bad they didn’t throw the TM on that gem.

More of a Diamond Cut

As you can imagine, most of my relic cards are going to be from his Braves days, since that correlates better with the rise in the relics.

I don’t know what’s going on in this image

But that doesn’t mean it’s completely void of Cubs.  That tiny bit of pinstripe proves its from…some piece of material with a blue pinstripe.  Look, I honestly don’t care if the jersey is game-worn or authentic, or from the player or whatever. I know I’m in the minority on that. It’s a card with my player collection on it and it’s a lot easier for me to believe that they’re all fake in some way and pay accordingly.

This is /150

I also have a couple Padres relics.  That’s some diversity, right there.  SPx was a weird set. I bought a box of these and half of my relics were the exact same Hanley Ramirez card.  Very strange.

This one is /99

There are 14 different relic cards for this set that I need. I have these two. The patch is pretty awesome, though.  I didn’t count how many patches I have. Maybe later.

Not a bad looking relic, but not hard to find

I believe this is my newest relic (in terms of production date).  These are not rare by any means. I think there was a relic in every blaster. That allowed me to find a few at the 2017 NSCC for a buck or two.

Well, this is another patch

I don’t recall what prompted me to buy this off of ebay, but I certainly don’t regret it.  I probably had a tax refund or a bonus or sold a bunch of stuff and wanted to use those funds for a heavy hitter.  I’m pretty sure this was my second or maybe third Maddux auto.

So, now it’s time for the final count.  I have this one auto relic.  I also have three of those blaster manurelic things (which I count, but others probably wouldn’t) and a healthy 51 “traditional” relics (bats, jerseys, patches, etc). That gives a total count of 55. A little short of Mr. Fuji, but I certainly don’t mind.  I’m looking forward to seeing what I can find at this year’s National and hopefully closing the gap a bit more.

2 comments to How Many Maddux Relics

  • I love collecting Maddux relics (and those of my other PC guys) and I love seeing them, too. Nice stuff, especially the patch/auto!

  • sanjosefuji

    I was actually surprised at how many I have. It’s probably the most out of all of my PC’s when it comes to relics. That autographed patch card of yours is sweet! That’s one thing my Maddux PC doesn’t have a lot of: autographs. But I’m glad he’s signed a lot these past few years. It’s helped make his stuff a little more affordable.

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