Here's another of the relic cards I scored at the baseball card show last weekend. I didn't look real close at these when I bought them. My criteria mostly was: was it a player I liked and a card I didn't think I had. So as I've been cataloging them, I've been surprised at some of what I got.
As I looked at this, I was wondering, from what part of Scott Rolen's uniform did this relic come? It seemed like a weird fabric and a weird color.
It's a piece of an outfield wall! As usual, the wording on the card is maddeningly vague. Is this a piece of the wall that Scott Rolen hit two home runs over on May 17, 2000? That's what the wording leaves me to believe. The Phillies were home against the Cardinals on that date and won the game 5-4. If my conclusion is right, then this piece of outfield wall is from the departed Veteran's Stadium. And as an added bonus, May 17, 2000 was my 20th wedding anniversary.