Friday, October 21, 2016

2016 Topps Update Yount Checklist and Gallery

While the Milwaukee Brewers only have 6 base cards in the set and most of the inserts feature Ryan Braun, Robin does have 5 cards to chase.  From the fairly easy to get 3000 Hits Club base inserts and the unnumbered Medallion parallel card, to much more limited Medallion parallels and the autographed version.  These have been added too Robin's running 2016 checklist bring up the total to 158, not counting all the 5x7 card sets, I'll try to track those all down later to add.

Here is the checklist and image gallery

2016 Topps Update 3000 Hits Club #3000H-11
2016 Topps Update 3000 Hits Medallion #3000M-11
2016 Topps Update 3000 Hits Medallion Gold #3000M-11 #/50
2016 Topps Update 3000 Hits Medallion Platinum #3000M-11 #/10
2016 Topps Update 3000 Hits Medallion Autographs #3000MA-RY #/10

Friday, October 14, 2016

2005 Donruss Zenith Artist Proof Silver

Year: 2005
Manufacturer: Donruss
Set: Zenith
Card Number: 239
Card Type: Parallel
Parallel Set: Artist Proof Silver

Ah, the good old days of Dufex technology.  Zenith was one of those sets that could go either way.  2005 was a big year in terms of just the sheer number of sets produced from all the card companies.  And if I remember Zenith wasn't cheap either.  Besides this parallel there is also a Gold Artist Proof and a Museum Collection parallel.  I'm only missing the Gold.

I'm surprised Panini hasn't resurrected this set yet.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

2016 Topps Five Star Checklist and Gallery

After finally getting a look at this year's Topps Five Star baseball checklist I discovered that Robin is the only Brewer featured in the set.  Oh sure there are other former Brewers in with autographs, but they are featured with other teams.

Robin is featured in only one set Golden Graphs, but that set has a few parallels.  Here's what you can find.

2016 Topps Five Star
Gold Graphs #FSGC-RY #/50
Gold Graphs #FSGC-RY Purple Parallel #/25
Gold Graphs #FSGC-RY Blue Parallel #/20
Gold Graphs #FSGC-RY Green Parallel #/15
Gold Graphs #FSGC-RY Gold Parallel #/10
Gold Graphs #FSGC-RY Orange Parallel #/5
Gold Graphs #FSGC-RY Red Parallel #/1

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  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.