Friday, June 29, 2012

Have you ever worn something made of wood?

It's not too often that my posts are centered around just one card, but after looking at this card a couple of times, I just had to poke some fun at it.

This card arrived in the mail today, courtesy of a win on eBay earlier this week.  This was one of those deals where you say to yourself  "I can't leave it there for that price".

2005 Topps Pristine Game Used bat card featuring Joe Carter.  99 cents plus shipping.  Card is in great shape, couldn't have asked for anything better.

Then I look again.

Title Threads, with a piece of bat.  Am I mistaken, or would threads suggest a jersey piece/swatch?  I'm sure that I've seen these kinds of errors before, but the wording still seems kind of odd. 

I love the whole idea of the card however.  The top of the card is great!  1993 World Series Champion Blue Jays in nice big lettering. 

The pic of Joe Carter reminds me of the endless number of ABs he had in a Jays jersey.  When Joe was at the plate, there was never a dull moment. 

The back of the card tells how his walk off HR in Game 6 of the '93 series was the 2nd in World Series history (I'm sure you're tired of me talking about that moment, so I will not go any further with it).

I can't for the life of me think of anything that would be considered "threads" that are made of wood.  I even tried to recall anything that I may have read from George R R Martin's series of books that would lead me to believe that people in medieval times wore anything of wood, no luck there as well.

Book 4 of the series, if you're into medieval fiction, I recommend highly

OK...I've picked on this card enough.  It's still a great add to my collection.  I would still like to add something to the Jays collection that says "20xx World Series Champions".

20 years since the last title is already too long a wait.

Thanks for reading, Robert


  1. Barring the odd Threads wording, that is a fantastic card. It is really reminiscent of 1964 Topps. Man, I am really looking forward to next year's Heritage set.

    1. I am also anxiously awaiting next years Heritage set as well. I had never thought of this card as reminiscent of the '64 set until you said it..

  2. I've had a copy of that same card for a long time. I really like a lot of the Topps Pristine cards. It's fun when a relic card is tied to something specific. Here's a ling to my five cards from the set,

  3. Look to the future not the past
    Clothing made out of Wood? Introducing Lyocell Tencel, a New Eco-textile made from FSC certified Eucalyptus trees. Probably smells real nice.