A few years back when Topps starting counting its manufactured relics as one of the 3 guaranteed "hits" in each Jumbo box I was pretty ticked off. I felt somewhat cheated but my attitude has started to turn and I have some appreciation for these when they are done well. I am not sure what is driving that, it could be the lessening of value and importance of "game used" pieces, the fact that I don't sell much of anything or trade based on book value, or that my tastes have just changed a bit.
Here are some of my recent manufactured "relics" that I have picked up for my collection:
With these solid designs, it seems I have come around to like and appreciate the manufactured relics, what are your thoughts?