I picked up these 3 manufactured patch cards on Listia recently. They feature Josh Hamilton, Adrian Gonzalez, and Johan Santana. I paid about 22,000 credits for the lot. I actually have the rookie cards of Hamilton and Gonzalez featured on the patches. That's why I bought the lot. I am not really a fan of manufactured patch cards. Unlike, a game used relic card, these patches were made for the sole purpose of becoming part of a baseball card. The patch itself really has nothing to do with the game of baseball. Still, I think I got a decent deal. I may consider relisting the Santana card by itself on Listia to recover some of the cost.
I have been a New York Yankees fan for my entire life. I have collected baseball cards for over 20 years. I did take a brief hiatus from 1996 to 2004. Nine years is brief, right? I prefer cards made after 2004. I also prefer cards that measure 2.5 in. by 3.5 in. I also have a thing against baseball cards that don't feature a baseball player. I collect all teams and players, even the Red Sox.