One of the things fans love about Upper Deck’s Goodwin Champions product is how different all the content is that you can find in packs. From tobacco sized inserts, map relics, Art of the Ages hand-painted masterworks cards, manufactured pats cards and more. One insert set that has developed quite a following over the years is the Goodwin Champions Museum Collection. These incredible pieces of history contain actual historic artifacts and are available in packs as standard sized cards and through redemption exchange cards as jumbo sized relics and booklet relics.
We found one collector named Joey who has compiled quite an impressive collection of these relics and after seeing his video showing them off on Twitter, we felt it was worthy to be shared. Check out his story:
“Being a student who studies history at San Diego State, I am really glad that Upper Deck has taken the time to include these historic pieces in the Goodwin Champions product. The relics allow for the preservation of history, and serve as a reminder of the nation’s sacrifices.
“I first discovered the relics in 2013. The theme that year was the American West. Unfortunately, I missed the wave of Civil War relics from the previous year, but the Western relics were incredible! I was drawn to these cards because they were so unique and had a great design. I really like the inclusion of images on the front of the cards. A lot of them contain well-known images that add another element to the complete design of the cards. Soon, I started picking up any that I could find, and my collection took off from there. I have a total of 36 jumbo relics in my collection. Some of my favorite themes include: the Civil War, Wild West, WWI, and the Mexican-American War.
“My favorite year has to be 2014 and the World War I relics. The presentation on those cards is stunning! I also like the fact that there are a lot of relics on the checklist, compared to other years. My collection will continue to grow, and there are only a couple relics I wish I had the chance to pick up, those being the American River Pay Dirt and the CSA button or currency relic. My studies focus on 19th century American history, particularly the nation’s westward expansion. So, I can never really feel the collection is complete until I find that gold relic. I guess I’ll have to keep digging!”
Good luck with the hunt Joey! Thanks for sharing!