1. a surviving memorial of something past.
2. an object having interest by reason of its age or its association with the past: a museum of historic relics.
3. a surviving trace of something: a custom that is a relic of paganism.
Many collectors value autographs over relics. AUTOGRAPHS?? Are you kidding me....AUTOGRAPHS? Playoffs?? Clearly only the uneducated collectors value ridiculous shiny stickers signed in massive quantities, in undecipherable scribbles, then slapped on a regular thickness, boring piece of cardboard. Smudges, smears, and fading abound, and as auto collectors fume at a faded 2007 Sweet Spot baseball, relic owners grin knowingly as they gently stoke their Kendry Morales home jersey polyester. So soft.