Once I began collecting again, something I noticed was the inclusion of manufactured patches/medals in a lot of products. As a whole, I am not a big fan; however, as part of a blaster, I like the idea. When opening a hobby box, it is a little disappointing to pull a manufactured patch or medal as one of the hits.
That being said, I can’t pass up the opportunity to pick them up on ebay, when disgruntled collectors auction them off, especially when the card in question is of Carlton Fisk.
Here is the Silver Slugger trophy manufactured relic included in 2013 Topps Series 1.
Pros: I like the Glossy finish of the card, as well as the inclusion of an actual metal bat. The picture of Fisk is an older one, with the old-school batting helmet.
Cons: The card is extremely thick, which makes it difficult to store.
Overall, I am happy with this card.