Normally when talking about 2013 Allen & Ginter Baseball, hearing the word odd used to describe something pulled from the product is not odd at all. The set has become very popular based on its eclectic and outside-the-box take on a baseball card product and Topps has experimented with many different themes for various inserts and hits. A&G took it a step further this year by including the word odd in an actual insert. As the card back reads, "This genuine Topps Allen & Ginter relic card features an odd or unique collectible." These Oddity Relics are already catching the attention of collectors based on their rarity and historical significance.
The small checklist is not as much odd individually, as it is odd in the combination of the four cards. Relics from the Grassy Knoll of John F. Kennedy infamy, Wrigley Field and President Barack Obama's Inauguration are joined by Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries' wedding menu. So there are relics associated with two presidents, a piece of one of the most famous sports venues in the world, and Kim Kardashian. Odd, indeed.
The cards are found at a rate of 1:7,150 packs, but they were not produced in equal numbers. The print run of the Wrigley Flied relic is equal to the print run of the other three cards combined. Despite this, the first Wrigley Field relic sold for $68 and the President Obama relics are attracting a lot of attention.
The checklist and images can be viewed below. The particular relic included in the card is also noted, as well as the print run.