Carlton Fisk-Manufactured Relic

In 2013 Topps featured Carlton Fisk in a number of products, which made me extremely happy.  In Series 2, Fisk was featured in the Rookie of the Year Award Winners set, which means he had a another manufactured relic, akin to Series 1:

2013 Topps Series 2 Rookie of the Year Award Winner

'13 Series 1 Manu. Relic

This card commemorates the fact that Fisk won the AL Rookie of the Year in 1972.  I like this card, but I am confused on the choice of the image.  Topps didn’t use the image from his ’72 rookie card, which would have made a lot more sense.  Aside from that, this card has a nice design.  The red and white border around the image work well with the team colors of the Red Sox.  The card is very thick and a bit difficult to store.

This is a nice addition to my growing collection of Fisk relics, and in a sense, the fact that it is a manufactured relic doesn’t bother me all that much.  Afterall, jersey and bat cards aren’t guaranteed to be player worn or even game used anymore.

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