Thursday, March 23, 2017

1991 Star Stellar #31

Card Manufacturer: Star
Card Set: Stellar
Year: 1991
Card Number: 31
Card Type: Base

It's been awhile since I posted one of Robin's Star cards.  Part of the Stellar set card #31 commemorates Robin's 3 All-Star appearances.  And that is about all I have to say.




Wednesday, March 22, 2017

2017 Panini Diamond Kings Robin Yount Checklist and Gallery

Robin has one card in this year's set and a couple parallels to chase, both pretty rare.  I'll add images once this is released and I find them.

2017 Panini Diamond Kings DK Originals #22
2017 Panini Diamond Kings DK Originals #22 Holo Blue #/25
2017 Panini Diamond Kings DK Originals #22 Masterpiece #/1

Thursday, March 16, 2017

1991 Donruss


Year: 1991
Manufacturer: Donruss
Set: Flagship Baseball
Card Number: 272
Card Type: Base



How about we slow it way down and just back into the junk wax era?  1991 Donruss isn't my favorite, but it, in my opinion, was a vast improvement over the 1990 puke design.  Still about as basic as it gets, the borders do bring back memories of the late 80's -early 90's pop culture designs. Still not a bad looking card, the blue border goes well with the Brewer's team colors and we get a nice portrait of Robin hanging out.  The backs are still the same as they ever were.



Tuesday, March 14, 2017

1987 Classic Green

Year: 1987
Card Manufacturer: Classic
Card Set: Classic Baseball Trivia Game
Card Number: 44
Card Type: Base 

In the 80's everyone had a gimmick. Topps gave you gum, Donruss, puzzle pieces, Fleer, it was stickers.  Classic it was all about trivia.  Early on the only way to get Classic cards was to by the sets or games.  If my memory serves me correctly later on Classic did offer packs, but most early cards were only available in whole sets.  Usually a blister pack that included a game board and spinner.  There were also travel sets and add-ons.  Still over all the Classic cards competed very well with the big three at the time and the overall design is simple, but not unappealing. And the sets included a good sampling of the players of the day.



Monday, March 13, 2017

2003 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic Jersey Card

Year: 2003
Manufacturer: Upper Deck
Set: Sweet Spot Classic
Card Number: SJ-RY
Card Type: Insert, Relic
Card Set: Game Jerseys
Card Attributes: Relic
Relic Type: Jersey

I never personally opened any Sweet Spot product.  I'm cheap what can I say.  For me the risk / reward ratio is way too skewed.  But I've always loved the Sweet Spot Classic project, because its focus is retired players and HOFers that have had established careers.  And the checklist is chocked full of greats.  Here we have Robin's base relic in the set.  The overall design is pretty meh, but at least we get a muli-colored swatch which was what relic cards were all about in the early 2000's, that sweet pinstripe.  



Thursday, March 2, 2017

2017 Panini Donruss Robin Yount Checklist and Gallery

Robin is featured pretty well in this year's Donruss Baseball.  While he doesn't have a base card he is in a few insert sets and has at least a few relic cards and I'm not sure if the Diamond Collection is an auto set or not. 20 new cards to chase.  I'll archive images here when this stuff stars showing up.

Diamond Collection #89
Diamond Collection Black #89 #/1
Diamond Collection Gold #89 #/5
Retro Materials 1983 #8
Retro Materials 1983 Black #8 #/5
Retro Materials 1983 Gold #8 #/99
Retro Variations 1983 #43
Retro Variations 1983 Aqueous Test Proof #43 #/49
Retro Variations 1983 Artist Proof #43 #/10
Retro Variations 1983 Career Stat Line #43 #/500
Retro Variations 1983 Gold Press Proof  #43 #/99
Retro Variations 1983 Gray Border #43 #/199
Retro Variations 1983 Magenta Back #43
Retro Variations 1983 Pink Border #43 #/25
Retro Variations 1983 Press Proof #43 3/5
Retro Variations 1983 Printing Plates Black #43 #/1
Retro Variations 1983 Printing Plates Cyan #43 #/1
Retro Variations 1983 Printing Plates Magenta #43 #/1
Retro Variations 1983 Printing Plates Yellow #43 #/1
Retro Variations 1983 Season Stat Line #43 #/210








Tuesday, February 28, 2017

1983 Permagraphics

Year: 1983
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: Permagraphics
Card Number: NNO

I have to say I really do love these oddball Permagraphics "cards".   Offered as a mail order product in the pages of Baseball Digest these were offered for a number of years and back in the 80's the full sets weren't that cheap.  That being said you can find these cards around for a couple bucks.  I've included one of the offers below from 1982.  Thanks to Tony L, who I borrowed the image from.


If I remember right there were two different sets offered in 1983 year. This All-Star set and a Superstar set and there were also Gold parallel cards as well, but I'm not sure how those were offered. The Trading Card Database lists this card as #9, but there is no numbering on the card.  Still a cool oddball in the sea of cardboard.