Wednesday, March 25, 2020

2019 Topps Allen and Ginter X

Year: 2019 
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: Allen and Ginter X
Card Number: 352
Card Type: Base

COMC Black Friday Card Haul #38

With a little down time due to the Coronavirus I'm trying to get  a bunch of these Black Friday posts set up as possible.  I also realize that there are going to be a ton of 2019 cards to post about.

Next up is Robin's 2019 Allen and Ginter X card.  Topps has been doing the online A and G X for a few year's now.  I'm not a huge fan of the set.  Oh I like the look of the cards.  If this had just been a black base parallel I would have liked it just as much, but paralleling a set and repackaging it has another whole product seems to me like a big lazy cop out.  But to each their own.  I was able to snag this base card and Robin's base mini parallel, which I've already featured, during this last Black Friday event.  Nice to see Topps didn't bother fixing their numbering screw up either in this set.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

2019 Topps Faces of the Franchise Black Parallel

Year: 2019 
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: Flagship
Card Number: FOF-16
Card Type: Insert Parallel
Insert Set: Faces of the Franchise
Parallel Set: Black
Card Attributes: Serial Numbered
Serial Number: 168/299

COMC Black Friday Card Haul #37

I've featured the base card and the blue parallel so far.  I was able to snag this black serial numbered parallel during Black Friday to add to the rainbow.  It's a great card with a great premise.  The choice of Yeli, Yount, and Fingers highlights 3 of the 4 Brewers who have won an MVP title.  Ryan Braun being the other player.  With Christian's new contract it's possible he'll retire a Brewer as well.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

2019 Topps 150th Anniversary of Professional Baseball #150-138

Year: 2019 
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: Flagship (Series 1)
Card Number: 150-138
Card Type: Insert
Insert Set: 150 Years of Professional Baseball

COMC Black Friday Haul #36

The last post featured Robin's first card in this insert set and now it's time for the other.  The 150 Year's of Professional Baseball Series 1 insert was subdivided into 3 sub-sets, Greatest Players, Greatest Seasons, and Greatest Moments.  This card celebrates Robin's great 1982 season in which he took the Brewers to their only World Series appearance and he won his first MVP title.

Friday, March 13, 2020

2019 Topps 150th Anniversary of Professional Baseball #150-55

Year: 2019
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: Flagship
Card Number: 150-55
Card Type: Insert
Insert Set: 150 years of Professional Baseball (Greatest Players)

COMC Black Friday Haul #35

Last year Topps celebrated the 150th Anniversary of professional baseball with multiple insert sets highlighting all sorts of topics.  One of the continuing inserts was the 150 Years of Professional Baseball.  Series 1 had 150 cards, Series 2 had 100 more cards, but this time broken down into the 3 separate sets, Greatest Players, Greatest Moments, and Greatest Seasons, with their own card numbers, and Update had another 100 cards featured, back in a single set.  Topps sure didn't want to make it easy.  Anyway, Robin has two cards in the set both from Series 1.  One in the Greatest Players sub-set and the other which I will feature later in the Greatest Seasons.  This card highlights his two MVP awards, 3000+ hits, etc.  

Thursday, March 12, 2020

2019 Topps Update Legends Variation

Year: 2019
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: Topps Update
Card Number: US168
Card Type: Variation
Variation Type: Legends SP

COMC Black Friday Haul #34

We got a double dip in 2019 with Robin getting a Legends Variation in Series 2 and again in the Update series.  Topps picked another great photo to use for Robin's card.  Personally I'm a big fan of these legends variations. First there's no doubt when you pull one of these that you have something special and it's a great way to get retired and HOF players into a new set.  

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

2019 Topps Historic Through-Lines

Year: 2019
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: Flagship (Series 2)
Card Number: HTL-47
Card Type: Insert
Insert Set: Historic Through-Lines

COMC Black Friday Haul #33

Seems like a fitting card as Christian Yelich just signed a deal with the Brewers that will keep him in Blue and Gold through most of this decade.  Not only that with the emergence of Yelich's stardom he has supplanted Ryan Braun as the go to Brewers for the teams token representation in insert sets.  I'm not complaining, but I didn't want Braun to completely disappear as he pretty much has.  I find it unlikely that Braun will be a Brewer much longer, but he's still productive and an asset to the team so who knows?  

The card links the two Brewers with their MVP titles.  Christian was in the running again last year until he got injured, but Bellinger more than deserved the title.  

Monday, March 9, 2020

2009 Upper Deck Goudey 4 in 1 #35-29

Year: 2009
Manufacturer: Upper Deck
Set: Goudey
Card Number: 35-29
Card Type: Insert
Insert Set: 1935 4 in 1

COMC Black Friday Haul #32

Still working my way through the new Yount cards I picked up last year and had delivered after COMC's Black Friday event.  Next up is Robin's 2009 Goudey 4 in 1 that he shares with Prince Fielder, Mike Schmidt and Ryan Howard.  Robin also appears on another card in this set.  I like the past and present theme of this card.  With Mike and Robin representing the past for their franchises and Price and Ryan the future (at least at that moment).  There are a few parallels to this set which pays homage to the 1935, hence the 35 prefix in the numbering, Goudey 4 in 1 cards.