Are These Some of the Coolest and Most Overlooked Baseball Cards of 2014?

Are These Some of the Coolest and Most Overlooked Baseball Cards of 2014?

When you're busting packs of flagship Topps Baseball, you're probably not thinking of landing a massive hit. It's a low-end product that's about every but the hits. Sure, boxes in recent years promise one but most of the time it's a very small and very plain swatch. For the most part, 2014 Topps Series 2 Baseball is the same. But the Trajectory Jumbo Relics, which aren't ridiculously tough, offer swatches normally reserved for high-end brands like Museum Collection, Tier One and Five Star.

Shop for 2014 Topps Series  Trajectory Jumbo Relics on eBay.

Trajectory Jumbo Relics are an expansion of sorts for the basic Trajectory inserts that were in 2014 Topps Series 1. The name carried over to Series 2, but only as autographs and relics. Jumbo Relics are numbered to 99, which is very high for premium gamers in a flagship Topps set.

At that type of print run, it would be safe to expect plain, single-color swatches. And while those do exist (along with bat slices), about half of them come with a more compelling swatch like a seam stripe or even an instantly recognizable patch piece.

So the checklist stinks, right? It's not all old-time Hall of Famers, but there are some solid names in the 2014 Topps Trajectory Jumbo Relics set. They include Mark McGwire, Felix Hernandez and Mike Trout. Quality swatches are normally paired up by the player. For example, a lot of the Billy Hamilton and Pedro Alvarez have awesome patches while Ken Griffey has a big white swatch.

One would think that the combination of patches galore and flagship Topps would result in massive prices. That's not the case here. There are some exceptions, but most, not matter how big or distinct the patch, are going for under $50 on eBay.

The following gallery features some of the highlights of what's surfaced so far. Not all of the jumbo relics in this set are this spectacular but there are more of them than you might think.

2014 Topps Series 2 Trajectory Jumbo Relics Highlight Gallery

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2014 Topps Trajectory Jumbo Relics #TJR-BP Buster Posey 25 Baseball Card 7m3
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2014 Topps Trajectory Jumbo Relics #TJR-FH Felix Hernandez 25 Baseball Card 0c6
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2014 Topps 2 Trajectory Jumbo Relic Jersey Patch Hot Pack Trout Ortiz Griffey?
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2014 Topps Trajectory Jumbo Relics #TJR-MS Max Scherzer 99 Detroit Tigers 2i7
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2014 Topps Trajectory Jumbo Relics #TJR-WMA Wade Miley 99 Baseball Card 2y4
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2014 Topps Trajectory Jumbo Relics TJR-MTA Masahiro Tanaka 25 Baseball Card 7m3
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2014 Topps Trajectory Jumbo Relics #TJR-WMA Wade Miley 99 Baseball Card 0c3
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2014 Topps Update Trajectory Jumbo Relic TJR-WM Wil Myers #04 25 Jersey # 1 1
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2014 Topps Update Trajectory Jumbo Relic TJR-SC Shin-Soo Choo #13 25
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2014 Topps Trajectory Jumbo Relics TJR-EL1 Evan Longoria Tampa Bay Rays Card 2t4
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MASAHIRO TANAKA 2014 TOPPS TRAJECTORY JUMBO RELIC JERSEY YANKEES #18 25
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2014 Topps Trajectory Jumbo Relics TJR-JC Jose Canseco 99 Oakland Athletics 4r4
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2014 Topps Trajectory Jumbo Relics Matt Adams Card BGS 9.5
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2014 Topps Trajectory Jumbo Relics RC Masahiro Tanaka Jersey #19 25 (ref 4633)
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2014 Topps BILLY HAMILTON RC "TRAJECTORY" JUMBO (REDS) RELIC PATCH! (#37 99)! SP
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BILLY HAMILTON 2014 Topps Trajectory Jumbo Game Jersey Swatch Relic 99 Card
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Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff. His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection.

User Comments

  1. Why would Topps use what is clearly a piece of a Phillies uniform while showing a young Steve Carlton as a Cardinal? Add this to the list of reasons why Topps is pointless. Wainwright and Miller representing Cardinals already. Not a Phillie in this subset. Very little Phillies love to be found from Topps in general.

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