Thursday, November 7, 2019

2019 Topps Dynasty Robin Yount checklist

Robin is featured in this year's Topps Dynasty Autograph patch set again.  Topps couldn't be bothered to actually release a checklist with actual card designations on it so I peicing this together from ebay listings. Here's what I've found:

2019 Topps Dynasty Autograph Patches #DAP-RY1  #/10
2019 Topps Dynasty Autograph Patches #DAP-RY2  #/10
2019 Topps Dynasty Autograph Patches #DAP-RY3  #/10
2019 Topps Dynasty Autograph Patches Silver #DAP-RY1  #/5
2019 Topps Dynasty Autograph Patches Silver #DAP-RY2  #/5
2019 Topps Dynasty Autograph Patches Silver #DAP-RY3  #/5
2019 Topps Dynasty Autograph Patches Gold #DAP-RY1  #/1
2019 Topps Dynasty Autograph Patches Gold #DAP-RY2  #/1
2019 Topps Dynasty Autograph Patches Gold #DAP-RY3  #/1


Wednesday, November 6, 2019

2003 Fleer Showcase

Year: 2003
Card Manufacturer: Fleer
Card Set: Showcase
Card Number: 98
Card Type: Base

With Robin retiring in 1993, he unfortunately (or was it fortunate?) missed the rise of the insert and parallel craze of the late 90's and early 2000's, at least as an active player.  Once the HOF and tribute sets started coming out Robin got thrust right into the mix.  I may be one of the few that really enjoys a lot of the parallel sets.  For me as a player collector I know I'll never own the majority of the high end cards produced for Robin, but with all the inserts and parallels, and parallels of the inserts, I'll always have stuff to try and chase and to me that's a lot of the fun of collecting.  

The 2003 Fleer Showcase set is one of those great early mid 2000s sets that has a great checklist featuring stars of the day and HOFers and retired players.  Plus this set has some really cool insert and relic sets.  I'm a sucker for gimmicks.  This set does have a couple base parallels, one very attainable and the other not so much.  I really like the overall simple design and I like the photo used for Robin's card.  





Wednesday, October 30, 2019

2008 Topps Triple Threads Emerald Parallel

Year: 2008
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: Triple Threads
Card Number: 138
Card Type: Parallel
Parallel Set: Emerald
Card Attributes: Serial Numbered
Serial Number: 235/240

2008 was the third year of Topps' mid-high end product.  This wasn't Topps' most premium brand at the time, that was Sterling, but Triple Threads was a close second. It's a set that's composition really hasn't changed much since it was first introduced in 2006.  The base cards in the 2008 set have this bumpy texture to them which is kind of odd, but I love that the serial numbering is huge.  I also like the vintage image used for the card and we can date the image to sometime pre-1978 from the uniform and batting helmet.

Additionally while the backs are pretty much a right-off, the card number is large and the back is colored to match the parallel and isn't just a back used across all the parallels like alot of Topps' sets today.





Thursday, October 17, 2019

2019 Topps Triple Threads Robin Yount Checklist and Gallery

Robin's got a base card and a bunch of other cards to chase in this year's Triple Threads

2019 Topps Triple Threads #30
2019 Topps Triple Threads #30 Amethyst #/299
2019 Topps Triple Threads #30 Amber #/199
2019 Topps Triple Threads #30 Emerald #/259
2019 Topps Triple Threads #30 Gold #/99
2019 Topps Triple Threads #30 Citrine #/75
2019 Topps Triple Threads #30 Onyx #/50
2019 Topps Triple Threads #30 Sapphire #/25
2019 Topps Triple Threads #30 Ruby #/1
2019 Topps Triple Threads #30 Printing Plate Black #/1
2019 Topps Triple Threads #30 Printing Plate Cyan #/1
2019 Topps Triple Threads #30 Printing Plate Magenta #/1
2019 Topps Triple Threads #30 Printing Plate Yellow #/1
2019 Topps Triple Threads - 150 Years of Baseball Triple Autograph Relic w/ Yelich and Hank Aaron #150YAR-AYY #/9
2019 Topps Triple Threads - 150 Years of Baseball Triple Autograph Relic w/ Yelich and Hank Aaron #150YAR-AYY Sapphire #/3
2019 Topps Triple Threads - 150 Years of Baseball Triple Autograph Relic w/ Yelich and Hank Aaron #150YAR-AYY Ruby #/1
2019 Topps Triple Threads - Bat Nameplate Book #BNP-RY #/1
2019 Topps Triple Threads - Deca Autographed Relic Combo Book with 9 other players #DARCB-8 #/10
2019 Topps Triple Threads - Deca Autographed Relic Combo Book with 9 other players #DARCB-8 Gold #/5
2019 Topps Triple Threads - Deca Autographed Relic Combo Book with 9 other players #DARCB-8 Ruby #/5
2019 Topps Triple Threads - Deca Relic Combo Book w/9 other players #DRC-8 #/10
2019 Topps Triple Threads - Deca Relic Combo Book w/9 other players #DRC-8 Gold #/5
2019 Topps Triple Threads - Deca Relic Combo Book w/9 other players #DRC-8 Ruby #/1
2019 Topps Triple Threads - Windows into Greatness Autograph Relic Book #WGAR-RY #/5
2019 Topps Triple Threads - Windows into Greatness Autograph Relic Book #WGAR-RY Gold #/3
2019 Topps Triple Threads - Windows into Greatness Autograph Relic Book #WGAR-RY Ruby #/1
2019 Topps Triple Threads - Windows into Greatness Relic Book #WGR-RY #/10
2019 Topps Triple Threads - Windows into Greatness Relic Book #WGR-RY Gold #/5
2019 Topps Triple Threads - Windows into Greatness Relic Book #WGR-RY Ruby #/1





On the Radar - 2019 Topps Update

After looking through the released checklist for 2019 Update I was a little bummed and relieved that Robin wasn't featured in any of the inserts sets.  Fast forward to yesterday, when the product was released and low and behold Robin is once again featured as a Legends variation subject.

2019 Topps Update #168 - Legends Variation

It's an interesting photo choice, but it's nice to see an image that to my knowledge hasn't been used for a trading card yet.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

2019 Robin Yount Topps Wall Art 5x7's Checklist.... so far

For the past few year's Topps has been offering oversized versions of it's products available exclusively from their website.  Here is a checklist of what has been offered so far this year.  I'll try and remember to update this post after the 2019 sets have all been released and I'll add these cards to the 2019 running checklist.

2019 Topps - 84 Topps 5x7 #T84-32 #/49
2019 Topps - 84 Topps 5x7 #T84-32 Gold #/10
2019 Topps - 84 Topps All-Stars 5x7 #94AS-RY #/49
2019 Topps - 84 Topps All-Stars 5x7 #94AS-RY Gold #/10
2019 Topps - 150 Years of Professional Baseball 5x7 #150-55 #/49
2019 Topps - 150 Years of Professional Baseball 5x7 #150-55 Gold #/10
2019 Topps - 150 Years of Professional Baseball 5x7 #150-138 #/49
2019 Topps - 150 Years of Professional Baseball 5x7 #150-138 Gold #/10
2019 Topps - Cactus League Legends 5x7 #CLL-29 #/49
2019 Topps - Cactus League Legends 5x7 #CLL-29 Gold #/10
2019 Topps - Faces of the Franchise #FOF-16 #/49
2019 Topps - Faces of the Franchise 5x7 #FOF-16 Gold #/10
2019 Topps - Franchise Feats 5x7 #FF-16 #/49
2019 Topps - Franchise Feats 5x7 #FF-16 Gold #/10
2019 Topps - Greatness Returns 5x7 #GR-5 #/49
2019 Topps - Greatness Returns 5x7 #GR-5 Gold #/10
2019 Topps - Historic Through Lines 5x7 #HTL-47 #/49
2019 Topps - Historic Through Lines 5x7 #HTL-47 Gold #/10
2019 Topps Allen and Ginter 5x7 #352 #/49
2019 Topps Allen and Ginter 5x7 #352 Gold #/10
2019 Topps Allen and Ginter - Ginter Greats 5x7 #GG-50 #/49
2019 Topps Allen and Ginter - Ginter Greats 5x7 #GG-50 Gold #/10
2019 Topps Archives 5x7 #295 #/49
2019 Topps Archives 5x7 #295 Gold #/10
2019 Topps Stadium Club 5x7 #182 #/49
2019 Topps Stadium Club 5x7 #182 Gold #/10


Thursday, October 10, 2019

2019 Topps Gold Label Yount Checklist

Robin is in a couple of the insert sets in this year's Gold Label.
2019 Topps Gold Label - Framed Dual Auto w/ Yelich #FDA-YY #d
2019 Topps Gold Label - Framed Dual Auto w/ Yelich #FDA-YY Black #/5
2019 Topps Gold Label - Framed Dual Auto w/ Yelich #FDA-YY Gold #/1
2019 Topps Gold Label - Golden Greats Framed Autograph Relics #GGAR-RY #/?
2019 Topps Gold Label - Golden Greats Framed Autograph Relics #GGAR-RY Black #/75
2019 Topps Gold Label - Golden Greats Framed Autograph Relics #GGAR-RY Gold #/1
2019 Topps Gold Label - MLB Legends Relics #BLR-RY #/?
2019 Topps Gold Label - MLB Legends Relics #BLR-RY Black #/5
2019 Topps Gold Label - MLB Legends Relics #BLR-RY Gold #/1