Saturday, October 24, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
So here you go the base card and two inserts with the Tape Measure Heroes Jersey card. After looking over the catalog. I see that there is no Hitting for the Cycle Bat card for Yount but there is a MVP Club jersey. Maybe one of these days I'll find one.
Until next time Yountophiles keep collecting.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Long before Ken Griffey Jr. showed up and was labeled the "the Kid" a scappy 18 year old broke into the majors with the Milwaukee Brewers and stayed there his entire career. Of course I'm talking about #19, the immortal Robin Yount. As the title of the blog implies this is a site about him. I've been a Yount collector since 1987 when I first started collecting cards at the age of 14. I was a little young to remember their trip to the World Series in 1982 but being from northern Wisconsin it's hard not to be at least a closet fan of the Brewers.
So when I started collecting cards way back in 1987 there wasn't all that much to choose from. Not like now, where there's almost too much to choose from. And back then you where pretty much set building too. Ah 1987, right around the time all the companies started super producing there product to make it super cheap and at the same time super boring.
The best a player collector back then could hope for was maybe 3 or 4 cards of your favorite player year. Maybe a few inserts, special releases, if they made the all-star team the year before you got an extra card, maybe some food issues or what have you.
Now a days there are tons of Yount cards out there. Being a HOF inductee is good for that. So now it's kinda fun to pick up new stuff. Now it's mostly off of Ebay and that takes some of the fun out of going to shows to try and find some obsura, but 22 years later I've got a nice little collection going on.