Set Type: Insert
Card dimensions: 2½” x 3½”
Additional Information: Inserted in packs of 2001 Topps Tribute. All the Phillies cards in this set bear jersey swatches. Beckett’s Online Guide lists this set as “2001 Topps Tribute Game Worn Relics.” while SCD’s 2011 Standard Catalog of Baseball Cards lists the set as “2001 Topps Tribute Retired Game-Worn Relics.”
14,000 Phillies Commentary: Interestingly, Topps decided to produce different cards for Schmidt’s away and home jersey cards — the two cards both bear different pictures and numbers. Frankly, I wish they still did that. I’m really dislike their current practice of just producing one relic card design for a particular set and then using any number of different relics in that card. Case in point: Shane Victorino’s 2011 Topps Allen & Ginter’s Mini Framed Relics card, which can contain a swatch from either a red batting practice jersey, a gray road jersey or a bat.
|Mike Schmidt (blue road jersey swatch, pictured batting)
Mike Schmidt (home jersey swatch, close-up portrait)