i am well aware that the size of relic pieces embedded in cards, be they jerseys, pants, or bat chips, vary from set to set. most recently, topps museum collection cards have featured pretty big pieces of bats. i did find it interesting, however, that the three relics i received in the mail from matthew at bob walk the plank recently featured jersey swatches that got smaller with the newer releases.
here's a 2002 upper deck sweet spot jersey swatch of kaz ishii
in 2005, ishii was still getting relic cards produced, including this 2005 donruss leather & lumber card
moving on to 2008, upper deck gave us a tiny piece of fabric on this 2008 ud baseball heroes brad penny light blue parallel relic card
i'm not concerned about the size of the swatch; i just found it interesting that one might have assumed from this package that relic sizes over time have gone the opposite way of the regular sized soft drink at your local fast food joint.
there was a fourth card in the package, and it was the star. it wasn't really a relic card - it was this 2007 upper deck sweet spot classic steve garvey 'bat' auto
the don sutton auto. i could use another one for the dodger stadium collection, too, but i don't want to be considered a hoarder. would 3 be hoarding?
thanks for another great trade, matthew! i'm sure we'll swap again soon!