Thursday, June 26, 2008

2001-02 Topps Pristine Sweat and Tears #OM-BO Bo Outlaw

Previously we've seen memorabilia cards of game used jersey pieces. Also there are cards with pieces of bats, balls, and other equipment, but I think this card is a real oddball.

Today's card is the 2001-02 Topps Pristine Sweat and Tears #OM-BO. So what type of memorabilia would go with sweat and tears? A towel of course. The card says this is an "Authentic Game-Used NBA Playoff Towel."

I would assume you wash a game used jersey before putting it in a card. I think you'd want to wash a towel too, but wouldn't that defeat the sweat and tears concept? I guess you can say that the player wiped his sweat and tears away with the towel, even if the sweat and tears are no longer on the towel after cleaning.

Parts of a game worn jersey seems like a cool concept because the jersey represents the team or player. Part of a towel? Not the same. What's next? I haven't seen game used socks. Maybe sweatbands. As long as we never get game used jock straps. No thank you.

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