Thursday, August 18, 2016

2016 Topps Stadium Club Gold Foil


Year: 2016
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: Stadium Club
Card Number: 227
Card Type: Parallel
Parellel Set: Gold Foil


Howdy.  It's been awhile I know.  I've been up in the Alaskan Arctic looking for salmon.  It was pretty awesome.  Didn't find many salmon, but did get to raft down some pretty spectacular rivers and streams.  We were based out of an old oil exploration camp called Umiat.  Type that into Google Earth to see how remote that was.  Anyways it's time to get back to Yount cards.

When Stadium Club came out fellow Yount collector Tony L from Off Hiatus Sportcards tweeted an image of Robin's card at me and he was a little upset about the image used.  At first it did take me by surprise.  We agreed that it was most likely an image from a photo shoot that led to Robin's 1991 Pinnacle Sidelines card.  I posted about the original image a while back.  I think the cards grown on Tony and to be honest I actually really like it.  

Stadium Club was loaded with great images, but this card is unique.  After looking through most of the images I do believe that Robin's card is the only one to feature a non-baseball image.  Like all Topps products plenty of parallels to chase, just like this Trump err Gold Parallel.






Tuesday, August 2, 2016

2016 Topps Gypsy Queen


Year: 2016
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: Gypsy Queen
Card Number: 334
Card Type: Base, SP

If memory serves me Robin has been in almost every base set of Gypsy Queen since the first issue in 2011, with the exception of one year, 2012, and he had 2 relic cards in that set.  

Once again Robin graces the checklist for Gypsy Queen this time in the high numbers making his card one of those terrible manufactured short prints.  Gypsy Queen's designs have always been simple mimicking the 1887 originals, this year's no different.





Monday, August 1, 2016

Once in a lifetime Yount Auction

I posted about this earlier, but SCP Auctions now has a preview up of all 72 items that will be at auction starting Wednesday.  There is a lot of cool stuff to see even if you're just window shopping like me.  I'm going to be out of town for a work trip while the auction is open, but I do plan on doing a very indepth look at the items and what they sell for.

The highlight has to be both Robin's 3000th bat and ball, both of which have very respectable starting prices.



Thursday, July 21, 2016

2016 Topps Series 2 Hallowed Highlights


Year: 2016
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: Flagship, Series 2
Card Number: HH-13
Card Type: Insert
Insert Set: Hallowed Highlights


Continuing my 2016 pick-ups from Justcommons.com.  I finally got to add Robin's Hallow Highlights insert card.  Out of all the recent issues for Robin this was probably my most desired card out of the more pedestrian ones.  I'm not sure why.  Maybe it's because out of the small 15 card set it's nice to see Robin included and recognized.  The card itself celebrates one of Robin's biggest milestones as a player and the one probably featured on the majority of his cards like this one: his 3000th hit.  I did learn something new on the back of the card.  I had never realized that all three of his milestones, 1000th, 2000th, and 3000th hits were all against the Indians.  A fact that I did verify.







Wednesday, July 20, 2016

2016 Topps Stadium Club Legends Die-Cut

Year: 2016
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: Stadium Club
Card Number: LDC-1
Card Type: Insert
Insert Set: Legends Die-Cuts
Card Attributes: Die-Cut

I recently added 7 new Yount cards to the collection. All from 2016 sets and 6 of those were all purchased with my latest order from Justcommons.com.  As is my MO I waited till I had 3 or 4 sets I needed to pick up cards for my Brewers team sets as luck would have it there were still a few Yount inserts to be had.  Besides having a base card and all the parallels to that in this year's Stadium Club set Robin is also featured in the Legends Die-Cut set.  

I'm a big fan of oddball cards and I consider the die-cuts a little oddball.  The card is Topps Chromium and is very shiney and did I mention die-cut?  These fall one per box, so out of a set of 10 a harder pull.




Tuesday, July 19, 2016

2016 Topps Series 2 MLB Debut Medallion Manurelic

Year: 2016
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: Flagship, Series 2
Card Type: Insert, Manurelic
Insert set: MLB Debut Medallions
Card Number: MLBD2M-9

One of these bad boys finally made it's way into the collection.  I had been biding my time and finally found one at a very affordable price.  People go either way on these manurelics. I'm torn.  I like them when like this card it's inserted as a bonus in blaster boxes.  I don't like it when they count as a hit in my hobby box.  

It's a nice looking card celebrating Robin's first appearance in a MLB game.  I was not quite a year old.  The card is thick and the medallion pretty hefty.  I like the vintage Yount image. Heck that could be from 1974.



Monday, July 18, 2016

Robin signing at the National ticket info



This year's National is in Atlantic City in early August.  As promised here is the information for Robin's signing.  You can buy tickets and see the whole schedule at Tristar's website.

Robin will be signing on Sunday, August 7th at 11:00am.  Prices seem pretty high to me with a regular auto ticket costing $99. And it just goes up from there.  I noticed Frank Thomas is actually lower.  

Around the same time SCP Auctions will be auctioning off a bunch of Robin's consigned items.