Friday, January 20, 2017

2017 Topps Series 1 New Younts confirmed!!

Just a quick heads up.  We are still a few weeks away from the release of 2017 Topps Series 1, but Topps released the checklist, although it's not complete, because card numbered have not been assigned to the base cards.  That said it looks like all the inserts are correctly labeled and Robin is in the Salute set.  It looks like the overall set is sub-divided up into different Salutes to, like Father's Day, Legends, Memorial Day, Rookies, etc.  The sell sheets also mention a Red and Platinum parallel in the autograph set and the examples below show a Red parallel in the base set as well, so we can probably assume there will be a Platinum parallel too.

Robin's card is S-17 in the base set and TSA-RY in the autograph set.  So right now it looks like there will be at least 6 cards to chase with Red's being serial numbered, but not listed to what yet on the sell sheet, and Platinum parallels numbered 1 of 1.  I've posted examples of the card designs below and I'll have an offical post after this is released to keep as a gallery page.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

2008 Topps Sterling - Sterling Stardom Quad Relic auto

Year: 2008
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: Sterling
Card Number: 4SSA-130 (RY31)
Card Type: Insert
Insert Set: Sterling Stardom
Card Attributes: Relics, Autographed, Serial Numbered
Relic Types: Bat, Jersey
Serial Number: 04/10

I own three of Robin's hundreds of 2008 Topps Sterling autograph cards.  This one marks the last one in my collection not yet featured.  You can see the other two HERE and HERE.

Part of the Sterling Stardom set this card commemorates Robin's 1983 All-Star Game appearance.
I like the mix of relics on the card, much better than 4 all white pieces.  I'm not a huge fan that the sticker auto hide part of the signature, but it is still a great card.  Sorry about the blurry scans I have this card well encased in a screwdown.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

2016 Topp Online Yount Exclusives

In an effort to help complete my 2016 checklist an area I was sorely lacking in was all the 2016 Topps Online offerings.  This includes all the 10x14 posters and 5x7 cabinet cards and anything else they offered.

2016 Topps Allen and Ginter Base Poster 10x14" ($24.99) #/99
2016 Topps Allen and Ginter Base Gold Poster 10x14" ($99.99) #/1
2016 Topps Allen and Ginter Base 5x7 #/49
2016 Topps Allen and Ginter Base Gold 5x7 #/10
2016 Topps Allen and Ginter Numbers Game Poster 10x14" ($24.99) #/99
2016 Topps Allen and Ginter Numbers Game Gold Poster 10x14" ($99.99) #/1
2016 Topps Allen and Ginter Numbers Game 5x7 #/49
2016 Topps Allen and Ginter Numbers Game 5x7 #/10
2016 Topps Anthology Base(1976) 5x7 #/499
2016 Topps Anthology Silver (1976) 5x7 #/49
2016 Topps Anthology Gold (1976) 5x7 #/10
2016 Topps Archives Baseball 1953 Design Poster 10x14" ($24.99) #/99
2016 Topps Archives Baseball 1953 Design Gold Poster 10x14" ($99.99) #/1
2016 Topps Archives Baseball 1953 Design 5x7 #/49
2016 Topps Archives Baseball 1953 Design Gold 5x7 #/10
2016 Topps Bunt Base Poster 10x14" ($24.99)  #/99
2016 Topps Bunt Base Gold Poster 10x14" ($99.99) #/1
2016 Topps Bunt Base 5x7 #/49
2016 Topps Bunt Base Gold 5x7 #/10
2016 Topps Stadium Club Base Poster 10x14" ($24.99) #/99
2016 Topps Stadium Club Base Gold Poster 10x14" ($99.99) #/1
2016 Topps Stadium Club Base 5x7" #/49
2016 Topps Stadium Club Gold Base 5x7" #/10
2016 Topps Stadium Club Legends Die Cut Poster 10x14" ($24.99) #/99
2016 Topps Stadium Club Legends Die Cut Gold Poster 10x14" ($99.99) #/1
2016 Topps Stadium Club Legends Die Cut 5x7 #/49
2016 Topps Stadium Club Legends Die Cut Gold 5x7 #/10
2016 Topps Series 2 Hallowed Highlights Poster 10x14" ($24.99) #/99
2016 Topps Series 2 Hallowed Highlights Gold Poster 10x14" ($99.99) #/1

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Year in Review - 2016

Well Yountophiles with the release of Panini National Treasures we've pretty much come to the end of another year of Yount card collecting.  This marks the third year I've tried to keep a detailed running checklist for card release featuring Robin Yount.  And while I strive to try and have to most complete list, I know I'm missing some cards.  Most notably are the online 5x7 and larger cards put out by Topps Online.  I do have some of them, but some cards were issued in sets and Topps seems to think that checklist for those sets don't matter I guess.  The other missing section are a lot of the HITS Cards cards.  Also because they don't maintain a good checklist on their website, although it's been awhile since I looked.  That being said knowing the areas I'm lacking I can try to correct as best I can.

Still this year we ended up with at least 217 new cards for Robin.  A lot of those were very limited higher end cards, but the budget collectors also had plenty to chase.  I didn't keep track of how many new Younts I acquired this year.  I probably could figure it out, but meh.  I ended the year with a cataloged 1103 items in my collection.  Not too shabby.  I have noticed discrepancies here and there in my blog list and my master spreadsheet.  The wife and I are in the process of trying to sell and buy a house so most of my collection is in storage, but one of my goals for the coming year is a thorough review of my collection.

Over at the Trading Card Database we ended the year with 5,247 cards listed on the site with just over a third of the cards having images uploaded.  That's not bad considering all the low numbered and 1 of 1 cards out there.

For the second year in a row I've sponsored Robin's player page on the site.

And I'm proud to say I'm the leading contributor of images for Robin's cards as well, it has almost become a mania with me.  I've also started actively adding missing checklists for sets and cleaning up checklists and sets that have sat way to long with out proper card labeling, notations, and teams.

Another interesting trend I've been noticing is that Robin's autograph cards have come way down in price.  Almost 30%.  That's not to say that older issues and some of the rarer cards still don't bring in big bucks, but just through observing lots of auctions I've noticed that the average price per autograph has dropped from about $50 to right around $30.  This was bound to happen with all the autos Topps and Panini have been releasing the past couple years.  But if you're a collector it's a great time to pick up some really nice and sometimes very rare cards for a decent price.

Well my dear fellow Yount collectors I hope you had a great holidays and here's to a great new year of card collecting!

Monday, January 9, 2017

1992 Donruss Triple Play

Year: 1992
Manufacturer: Donruss
Set: Triple Play
Card Number: 81
Card Type: Base

Back to a simpler time.  I've always like the Triple Play brand.  At least the old versions.  Back before low end was a thing, Donruss created this low end set.  Cheaper than the flagship packs and with only one insert set not much to chase.  The design is simple yet colorful and lets be honest they sure didn't waste any effort on the backs.  

Friday, December 30, 2016

2016 Panini National Treasures Baseball Yount Checklist and Gallery

Panini finally released the official checklist for National Treasures and this is suppose to be the last MLB release for 2016, but never say never to Topps throwing something else out there unannounced.

Anyway, Robin has 9 cards in the set to chase, all fairly rare, as you'd expect from National Treasures.

I'll archive images of any cards I find on this post.  Of course actual card numbering is probably different from what was released.

2016 Panini National Treasures
Bat Knobs #BK-RY (16) #/1
Colossal #C-RY (#34) #/49
Colossal #C-RY (#34) Prime #/15
Colossal #C-RY (#34) Prime Brand Logo #/1
Colossal #C-RY (#34) Prime Jersey Number #/10
Colossal #C-RY (#34) Prime Team Logo #/1
ID Tags #ID-RY (#8)  #/1
Player's Collection Signature #PCS-RY (#41)  #/15
Player's Collection Signature #PCS-RY (#41)  Prime #/10

Thursday, December 29, 2016

2005 Playoff Prestige - Prestigious Pros Silver Material Bat Relic

Year: 2005
Manufacturer: Donruss/Playoff
Set: Playoff Prestige
Card Number: PP-19
Card Type: Insert Parallel
Insert Set: Prestigious Pros
Parallel Set: Silver Material Bat
Card Attributes: Relic, Serial Numbered
Relic Type: Bat
Serial Number: 03/50

I was hoping to be able to post checklist of National Treasures, but Panini still hasn't released the official checklist. So I'm not sure if Robin is even in it, but history tells us that he most likely is.

So lets highlight a really shiny relic card from the middle of the last decade.

The Prestigious Pros insert has a rainbow of parallels, as well as, a few relic sets and an autograph set.  Interestingly enough the base set for this product is pretty bland, but the Prestigious Pros are so shiny!  If my count is right there are 14 total parallels of this set.  That's a lot of cards to chase down.  Besides the bat relic set there is also a jersey relic and patch relic.