But I did complete my favorite relic set of all time: 2000 Upper Deck HoloGRFX A Piece of the Series. It was an 11-card set with a game-used base relic from the 1999 World Series, a year in which the Yankees swept the Braves.
I have always loved the look of these cards. They felt tastefully done, and the base relic was large, generously sized, and fairly unique.
Obviously, the memory of the Yankees winning the World Series aided my enjoyment of the set. Im not sure I would have collected it had they lost.
There are autographed versions of these cards as well, and the Tino isn't even a white or gray whale for me. It's an invisible whale. A rainbow unicorn whale. I don't think I'll ever even have a chance at owning it.
However, for now, I'll always feel great about owning and completing this set. Apologies for a bunch of bad scans: