Wednesday, September 16, 2020

2020 Bowman Chrome Yount Checklist and Gallery

 I was very much to surprised to find Robin's name in the 2020 Bowman Chrome checklist.  Not that I'm complaining.  He's featured in the Farm to Fame insert set, which also has a couple parallels.  Oddly Robin spent very little time in the Minor Leagues in 1974 before being called up.


2020 Bowman Chrome - Farm to Fame #FTF-RY

2020 Bowman Chrome - Farm to Fame #FTF-RY Orange #/25

2020 Bowman Chrome - Farm to Fame #FTF-RY SuperFractor #/1

Friday, September 11, 2020

2020 Topps Allen and Ginter Ultimate Robin Yount Checklist and Gallery

 Once again Robin is featured in this year's Allen and Ginter and shares a rare dual autographed relic book card with Christian Yelich.  This also means we are going to see Robin again in Allen and Ginter X and maybe a chrome version of the product.

Here's the checklist.  I'll add images as cards start showing up.

2020 Topps Allen and Ginter #102
2020 Topps Allen and Ginter #102 Silver Portrait (Hot Box parallel)
2020 Topps Allen and Ginter #102 Glossy #/1
2020 Topps Allen and Ginter #102 Mini
2020 Topps Allen and Ginter #102 Mini A & G back
2020 Topps Allen and Ginter #102 Mini Black
2020 Topps Allen and Ginter #102 Mini Brooklyn Back #/25
2020 Topps Allen and Ginter #102 Mini Glossy #/1
2020 Topps Allen and Ginter #102 No Number back PR50
2020 Topps Allen and Ginter #102 Framed Mini Printing Plate Black #/1
2020 Topps Allen and Ginter #102 Framed Mini Printing Plate Cyan #/1
2020 Topps Allen and Ginter #102 Framed Mini Printing Plate Magenta #/1
2020 Topps Allen and Ginter #102 Framed Mini Printing Plate Yellow #/1
2020 Topps Allen and Ginter #102 Mini Wood #/1
2020 Topps Allen and Ginter #102 Mini Metal #/3
2020 Topps Allen and Ginter #102 Mini Stained Glass #/25
2020 Topps Allen and Ginter #102 Framed Cloth Mini #/10
2020 Topps Allen and Ginter - Dual Autographed Relic Book (w Yelich) #DARBC-YY #/10
2020 Topps Allen and Ginter - Rip Card #RIP-100 #/75
2020 Topps Allen and Ginter - Dual Rip Cards (w/ Yelich) #DRIP-19 #d
















Wednesday, September 9, 2020

2009 Upper Deck 20th Anniversary Retrospective #1299

Year: 2009
Manufacturer: Upper Deck
Set: 20th Anniversary Retrospective
Card Number: 1299
Card Type: Base

Today marks a milestone anniversary for Robin Yount.  On this day in 1992 Robin hit his 3000th hit and pretty much assured himself a place in Canton.  Topps has been putting out a retro Topps Now Turn Back the Clock set for a few months now and so far has only featured one Brewers, CC Sabathia.  My hope was today Topps would honor him in the set.  But alas they didn't, so let's honor him here.  Over the years Robin has been featured on many, many cards celebrating the 3000 hit milestone.  It took me a minute to find one I hadn't yet featured and had queued up. 
So today we have one of five cards featuring Robin in the massive 2500 card 2009 UD 20th Anniv. Retrospective set.  To be fair the set is kind of boring and all 5 of Yount's cards use the same photo with different captions at the bottom and small write-ups on the back.




Monday, September 7, 2020

2009 Topps Legends of the Game insert

Year: 2009
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: Flagship
Card Number: LG-RY
Card Type: Insert
Insert Set: Legends of the Game

I was just contemplating what the rest of this year's baseball products hold in store for us with new Yount cards.  Allen and Ginter comes out in about a week, with Panini Chronicles and Triple Threads  not far behind, all those sets could feature cards with Robin on them.  But I digress, it's been a pretty good year with a good amount of card across the spectrum on price point and attributes.  So let's take a trip back more than a decade to 2009 and the Legends of the Game insert.  The insert comes with two parallels, Gold and Platinum, as well as a relic and autograph versions.  Robin has cards in all those sets as well.  A nice photo that looks to have been taken at Spring Training maybe. The card celebrates, mainly, his 1982 MVP season and the Brewers only appearance in a World Series.






Tuesday, September 1, 2020

1980 Topps/MSA Pepsi-Cola All-stars (The oddest of oddballs)

First off I need to preface this post by saying I do not own this card and will likely never own a copy of this card.  This is one of those cards of urban legend like the 1977 Reggie Jackson Topps card featuring him as an Oriole and not airbrushed as a Yankee.  The story goes that Mike Schechter Associates (MSA), you know the guys responsible for almost all the early 70s and 80s unlicensed baseball stuff, and Topps put together a prototype to submit to Pepsico for a possible promotion.  According to the story they produced 3 full, front and back, sheets of cards to present to executives at Pepsi.  However the deal fell through and the set was never released and, except for the 3 sheets, never fully produced.  As the story goes, only 2 of the sheets were returned to Topps and supposedly destroyed, however the remaining sheet was cut up and the cards made their way into the public.  So if Topps and MSA produced full size sheets they would likely have 132 cards on them and since the set is 22 cards that would mean there should be only 6 cards of each player in the set floating around.

A recent auction at Mile High Card back in Oct 2019 sold a SGC 9.5 example for just shy of $2,500.  Interestingly enough there aren't any Topps or MSA copyrights or logos anywhere on the card.  But the card does use the same photo from the 1980 Topps set and some of the same front and back elements.  It's too bad this was never fully produced it's a good looking card and sadly one I know I'll never add to the collection.  




Wednesday, August 26, 2020

2020 Topps Five Star Yount Checklist and Gallery

Robin is again featured in this very high end product.  I'll add images as I find them

2020 Topps Five Star - Silver Signatures #SS-RY #/40
2020 Topps Five Star - Silver Signatures #SS-RY Blue #/20
2020 Topps Five Star - Silver Signatures #SS-RY Green #/15
2020 Topps Five Star - Silver Signatures #SS-RY Gold #/10
2020 Topps Five Star - Silver Signatures #SS-RY Orange #/5
2020 Topps Five Star - Silver Signatures #SS-RY Purple #/25
2020 Topps Five Star - Silver Signatures #SS-RY Red #/1
2020 Topps Five Star - Pentamerous Penmanship Autographs #PP-RY #/25
2020 Topps Five Star - Pentamerous Penmanship Autographs #PP-RY Green #/10
2020 Topps Five Star - Pentamerous Penmanship Autographs #PP-RY Gold #/5
2020 Topps Five Star - Pentamerous Penmanship Autographs #PP-RY Orange #/3
2020 Topps Five Star - Pentamerous Penmanship Autographs #PP-RY Red #/1
2020 Topps Five Star - Dual Pentamerous Penmanship Autographs (w/ Yelich) #PPD-YY #/5



Tuesday, August 25, 2020

2020 Panini Immaculate Robin Yount checklist and gallery

Robin had a few cards to chase in the set, all pretty low numbered.  I'll correct card numbers once the cards start showing up.

2020 Panini Immaculate - Hats Off #3  Gold #/5
2020 Panini Immaculate - Hats Off #3  Green #/3
2020 Panini Immaculate - Hats Off #3  Platinum #/1
2020 Panini Immaculate - Hats Off #3 Printing Plate Black #/1
2020 Panini Immaculate - Hats Off #3 Printing Plate Cyan #/1
2020 Panini Immaculate - Hats Off #3 Printing Plate Magenta #/1
2020 Panini Immaculate - Hats Off #3 Printing Plate Yellow #/1
2020 Panini Immaculate - Immaculate Triples #IT-RY  #/49
2020 Panini Immaculate - Immaculate Triples #IT-RY Blue  #/25
2020 Panini Immaculate - Immaculate Triples #IT-RY Gold #/3
2020 Panini Immaculate - Immaculate Triples #IT-RY Platinum #/1
2020 Panini Immaculate - Immaculate Triples #IT-RY Printing Plate Black #/1
2020 Panini Immaculate - Immaculate Triples #IT-RY Printing Plate  Cyan#/1
2020 Panini Immaculate - Immaculate Triples #IT-RY Printing Plate Magenta #/1
2020 Panini Immaculate - Immaculate Triples #IT-RY Printing Plate Yellow #/1