One Jimi Hendrix Relic commands cash


By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor

Despite Jimi Hendrix’s popularity as a musician and pop culture icon, he doesn’t have many trading cards to his name.

In fact, before this year, Hendrix has just one listed in the Beckett database: 2001 American Pie. Keep in mind that the non-sports database is not complete, but always growing with new listings.

Ten years later, Topps included Hendrix in American Pie once again. The 2011 version, however, has Hendrix on base cards, parallels and coin collection cards.

But the one Hendrix card that is gaining most attention is a Relic redemption.

With Hendrix’s popularity still high even 41 years after his death, there’s little surprise his cards are doing well on the secondary market.

The first American Pie Relic redemption to hit eBay sold for $405.99. The second, $232.49 and the third sold for $191.71.

Currently, there are two more redemptions on eBay and both have already surpassed the $100 mark.

There is no way of knowing what the Relic actually is though. The redemption simply states ‘American Pie Relic’ and then lists his name. This could be a shirt, bandana, pair of pants, piece of guitar or something else.

What might it be? We’ll find out when the redemptions are fulfilled.

Susan Lulgjuraj is a contributing editor for Beckett Media. You can email Susan here. Follow her on Twitter here.


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  1. Sesamest4Life 22 December, 2011 at 04:14

    there are Jimi Hendrix cards in the worthless old Guinness book of world records trading card packs.

  2. David Johnson 22 December, 2011 at 12:46

    Well if the picture holds true at least it says “Celebrity-Worn Memorabilia” so hopefully that means it was something he actually wore and not something stupid like a piece of the stage or a seat at a venue.

  3. steve 23 December, 2011 at 07:21

    “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”………try to remember that the glass isnt always half-empty & sometimes half-full

  4. Adam Bomb 13 December, 2012 at 09:34

    I was lucky enough to pull the redemption for this awesome looking Jimi Hendrix card. This is the first and only redemption that I have pulled. Now after over a year waiting for my card, (and many emails) Topps has stated that the card is not available. I call it FALSE ADVERTISING!! How can you show a picture of a card that isn’t available. This was the main card used in most of the advertising and to say you can’t have it is plain bull.
    The only reason I purchased the many boxes/packs was to get this card. Here is a link with the picture of the card:

    Any thoughts on this big mess up by Topps?

  5. Charlie C. 19 June, 2013 at 22:19

    I received this card today in the mail only it had morphed into a Dwight Gooden auto card. I will never buy a Topps product again until/unless they make this right!

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