To take my big box of relic cards, choose the best one from each player and put that card in a PC relic card binder. I've got it completed finally, Here's a filled page from the book:
The selection process was fairly subjective, but more or less followed these rules:
Patch beats crazy color jersey,
Crazy color jersey beats jersey with stripe,
Jersey with stripe beats plain jersey,
Plain jersey beats bat,
Bat beats a piece of a stadium.
If it's something bizarre like a piece of a base or a shoe, it will go in until a nicer card comes along.
A jersey card that looks really good beats a patch card that looks like crap.
Manufactured Patches need not apply.
I separated out the cards of players who were primarily active before the '90s because I'm going to focus on that collection more than the contemporary players.
Braves are an entirely different animal and will get their own binders eventually. I'm happy with the way it turned out and it will be a whole lot easier for me to find a relic card of a player for a post now. Another side benefit is that I now have a big pile of superfluous relic cards since really, one of each player is enough for anyone. Now that I'm back in flesh I'll be able to catch up on my trading next month (just in time for the Christmas post office crazies, hooray) so maybe we'll see a Cards for Clunkers post soon.