Topps Trancendant is being released tomorrow. If you haven't heard it's the new high mark for a baseball card product with prices per box around $25,000!
It's crazy, you get 52 autographs, that's broken down into 3 1/1's, with one being a Kris Bryant, and a mix of base autos numbered to 52, and parallel autos. And according to Topps you get at least one auto from each of the 42 signers in the set, so there will be signers that you get a base auto and a parallel. You also get a base set of cards the set is called MLB Icons, all numbered to 65 and if I read it right they all have the same serial number. You also get a cut auto box topper, an original sketch card and a reproduction set of all the sketch card subjects. Is it worth $25,000? Meh.
I bring it up here because while Robin is not a featured signer or in the base set, he is featured in the sketch cards. So that means he'll have an original sketch card and a reproduction numbered to 65!
Anniversary Sketch Card Original TSC-37 1/1
Anniversary Sketch Card Reproduction TSCR-37 #/65
If by chance one of these should pop up on ebay or somewhere else I'll add an image for the archive.
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
So Topps hasn't and looks like doesn't plan to release a real checklist for this set anytime soon. That being said Robin is in the main set so that means he has at least 4 cards in the set. Likely more and then also 2 parallels of those cards. I found this card was pulled in a case break not too long ago on the tubes. I'll post more images as I find them and a checklist with card numbering when that becomes available or known.
Base, Gray #/5, Black #/1
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Manufacturer: Upper Deck
Set: Ultimate Signature Edition
Card Number: 36
Card Type: Base
Card Attributes: Serial Numbered
Serial Number: 140/825
It seems like more and more of the higher end products are just throwing out the idea of a base set in the product. I realize that lots of people bitch about these cards being worthless filler, but I happen to disagree. I absolutely love the base set from higher end products like Ultimate. Mainly because it gives me something to chase that I can afford.
Ultimate remains a product that other high end products are measured. And while Ultimate products were expensive they weren't sell your soul expensive. And they had these awesome serial numbered base cards to chase for us mere mortals.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Topps recently released the list of subjects in this year's Topps Dynasty project. Like years past you get one card per box, per $300 box. Yikes. Robin's been listed as a signer. Looks like base auto relic are numbered to 10 with a parallel numbered to 5 and 1. It hasn't been made clear whether or not each subject will have multiple cards in the set like in years past or only one card and the parallels. I'll keep you updated when I learn more I'm harasses Topps on Twitter about it as we speak.
Update: So I got a little back and forth going with Topps on Twitter. Here's what they had to say to my questions.
Similar to year's past means the player will have multiple cards numbered to 10 and parallels of those cards. How many? Who knows until the product is released and then good luck I guess.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Set: Team Heroes
Card Number: 286
Card Type: Base
I currently have 342 cards scanned and in draft posts just waiting for me to find something to say about them and post them. This card had the honor of being the last card in that pile. I originally scanned this card over 3 years ago so it's been waiting a while. Who knows this might have been a card included in a big COMC Black Friday buying binge back then. This card has multiple parallels, most of them pretty rare. This set also has some super rare convention parallels give out at the Atlantic City National Convention and Hawaii Convention.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Set: Cap'n Crunch
Card Type: Food Issue
Card Number: 21
I love food issue cards. When Topps teamed up with Wal-mart this summer to put out the its Marketplace Pizza set, I was really excited about the possibility that food issued cards might be making a comeback. The 70's and 80's were the heyday of food issues and Robin has his fair share.
I really like the overall design for this card. It's simple, but has nice touches like the player number in a baseball at the top. And the back is all business with full player stats.
Monday, November 21, 2016
Card Set: Jimmy Dean Living Legends
Card Type: Mail In/Food Issue
Card Number: 4
If you read this blog or any of my other blogs you know I'm a sucker for food issue cards and oddballs. I think this set my be the nicest non-licensed baseball card set from the mid-90's. It's very well done with a nice layout and foil accents. These cards were only available through a special mail in offer on specially marked packages of Jimmy Dean sausage. 3 proofs of purchase and a buck and you got the complete set of 6 cards. A set that now has every member in the Hall of Fame. Included besides Robin were Cal Ripken Jr, Ozzie Smith, Carton Fisk, George Brett, and Nolan Ryan.
A pretty exclusive group and considering three of members of the set also became members of the HOF the very same year.