Confusing Dual Relics

One of the first cards to contain more than one player on the front comes from 1953 Bowman Color card number 93 – Billy Martin & Phil Rizzuto.  Ever since then, companies have been teaming up popular players on the same piece of cardboard.  It only seems natural that when relics were introduced during the mid to late 90’s, manufacturers would start placing multiple relics of different players on the same card too.  I think its great if a card has two players on it along with a relic for each person.  Where I think it gets confusing sometimes is when a card has two players on it but only one relic.  Certain sets make it look like the relic is from one player, but really its from another.  The only way to know for sure is to read the back of the card or look at the card number.  It doesn’t take much for a scammer to take dual card of Babe Ruth and Jimmie Foxx and tell people the bat is of Ruth when in fact its of Foxx.  There is a big difference in the price of a Ruth bat versus a Foxx one.  This is why I don’t like to see single bat pieces on a card with two players.  It can get confusing.


Without turning this card over, how would you know who used this bat piece?

3 Responses

  1. Personally,

    I would hope it’s Paul Molitor

  2. Lol. I just woke up. I meant I would hope it’s Don Mattingly. Seriously.

  3. Could I do a sniff test?

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