Wednesday, August 19, 2009

# RR-AB - Angel Berroa - Relic Card

The second of the three 08 Topps relic cards I won was of 2003 American League Rookie of the Year, Angel Berroa.

I was really excited to when Angel signed three cards for me in person before Spring Training game back in 2004. He really hasn't been able to recapture the magic from his 03 season but he has managed to stay around for the past 6 years. That's an accomplishment in itself.

# RR-AB - Angel Berroa


  1. I bought a couple of those discounted blasters with the guaranteed relic in them, too. Didn't have any luck pulling anyone decent though. Zack from Autographed Cards hooked me up with a Carl Crawford last month though... I had been following your progress with getting the 2008 set autographed, it kind of inspired me to go on a TTM quest myself. I am wondering if there is any special prep that you do to get the sharpie to stick to those cards without smearing all over the place? I have 6 signed cards from that set-One looks good, the others are a mess. Any advice? You can email me at bacontowne at yahoo dot com. Cheers! troll.

  2. There are two popular methods: baby powder or eraser.

    Personally I prefer using an eraser. I've done this for around 10 years now with no problems.

    You can read more info on both methods here:

    and here: