Monday, December 12, 2011

A couple new Younts for the old supercollection.

Been slow on pick-ups for the Yount collection.  I did manage to bring in two "new" cards though.

I'm still slowly picking up 2008 Sterling parallel cards.
Picked up another White Framed #d to 50 I didn't have yet.

I also found a seller selling a 2002 T206 Yount Mini with Polar Bear back in blue uniform.  I had the Polar Bear in pin stripe so it was nice to complete the set.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Gold at the card show.

I'll be honest the "card shows" here in Anchorage kinda suck.  So much so, that they usually get put on with the Stamp and Coin shows at one of the local malls.  It's the same guys, who I usually see at trade nights, and the same stuff.  I got an email about a show last weekend and decided heck why not.  I had a twenty in my pocket that begged to be traded for cards.  There were only two sellers there and I looked through all the boxes and pulled out cheap Packers parallels and then I found gold. Literally, well parallely anyways.
I've been trying to pick up one of these 2011 Yount Gold Parallels for a while now and they always seem to go for way too much on ebay.  I ended up picking this guy up for a couple of bucks.  Way cheaper than online and no shipping.  Welcome to the collection!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A New Yount I Can't believe I didn't have!

Just a quicky.  I was searching ebay one day and decided to peruse the Yount listings.  When I saw this card I took pause. I know I don't know every Yount I have by sight, but for some reason this one stuck out at me.  So I went to my master collection list and lo and behold a card not on the list.  And this one had a buy it now price that was very reasonable.  So welcome 2004 Elite Robin Yount, welcome.

cb out

Friday, September 23, 2011

1991 Star Stellar Set and a Long over due thank you.

Well now.... First off let me apologize for the sparseness of posts here lately. Life seems to get in the way sometimes and while I've been trying to post fairly regularly over at my main blog Collector's Crack, my ancillary blogs like this one have kinda fallen to the wayside.  But with the summer field season now at a close and a long Alaskan winter in front of me it's time to get back to it.

You may remember, or not it's been so long,  that I posted about another Yount supercollector way back in Feburary.  And to call Matt a supercollector is putting it lightly, he puts my collection to shame.   He was genrerous enough to send me a huge selection of graded Younts that he wanted to get rid of.  They found a nice home in my collection and then Matt went and sent me another box a few weeks later.  And this is my long over due thank you.  I've been meaning to post something about this literally for over 6 months, 6 freaking months!.  I had this great box of stuff Matt sent me sitting there waiting to be scanned and inventoried and added and it kinda just sat there.  I blame getting married, but it's not that I didn't think about it.  Inside that box were more graded goodies but also lots of raw cards.  There were relics and numbered cards, old police issues and even a few Rollie Fingers.  So over the next few months I plan on posting quite a bit about that generous donation, long over due.  And I'll put the Rollies up over at the Rollie Finger Collector.

I started going though that box a few days ago and the first thing I grabbed was this set of 1991 Star Stellar cards.  This set has a print run of only about 500 I do believe and is one of the tougher sets to find.  The standard Catalog lists these cards for about $4.50 a piece so they aint' cheap.  Yount was featured on cards #28 to 36.   And here are all 9.

You'll notice the lettering is kinda fuzzy.  I thought that this was from ink bleeding, but I actually thing this was how it was printed.  To give the effect of glowing. 

Well there you have it the 1991 Star Stellar set.  Thanks again Matt.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Slow but Great

Wow I can't believe it's been so long since I posted here.  I apologize to all the Yountophiles out there.  Been slow on the new acquisitions and I've got some other stuff to post but been really busy, but now that things have calmed down at work I plan on posting much more frequently.  But I'm just here to show off a recent grab off the eBay.

A 2009 Topps Sterling White Suede #d to 50.  Would you be shocked if I told you I picked this bad boy up for under a dollar?  Well not with shipping but purchase price was .99 cents.  What a grab! I remembering bidding on these in 2009 and 2010 and they were going upwards of 20 bucks.  Oh time you are my great equalizer. 

Monday, July 4, 2011

Another Quickie

Sorry for the lack of post in recent weeks.  I've been working my butt off, as it's the middle of the field season for me and I'm getting married at the end of the month.

But I thought I'd share the lastest addition to my Yount collection.
2011 Gypsy Queen mini red back.
cb out

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Some more 2011 Younts

Just a quick post to show off a couple new Younts I got.

First is the Green Framed Gypsy Queen.  Only found as a bonus to the retail rack packs.
And the Great Ones mini.
Only found in the bonus box topper in hobby boxes.

I've also started picking up Tribute parallels now that the market has cooled off.  I'll post those when I get them.

CB out.

Monday, May 16, 2011

2011 Gypsy Queen.

Well I've been slowly picking up new Younts as they come out.  Tribute had a bunch and prices are just now coming into my reach for some of the lower numbered parallels. In the mean time I was in on A Cardboard Problems Gypsy Queen group break and picked up most of the basic and a few insert Younts.  No mini's but I've been picking them up on Ebay when convenient.  Any ways here a few new ones to add to the list.

The base Yount.

Copper Paper Framed #d to 999.
And the Great Ones #18.  I've also got a green paper framed coming.  They were only available in retail rack packs and a few minis.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Finally a new Yount to add to my collection.

Well 2011 Tribute is out and not only does Mr. Yount have a base card this year again, he has quite a few relics.  I had been biding my time and finally got the lowest rung of the Tribute base cards, the base card.  I've been looking and waiting for the frenzy to quiet down, hopefully when Gypsy Queen hits next week it'll take the focus off Younts Tribute cards, although he does make an appearance in that issue as well.

I will be actively persuing all the parallels, but I've decided to concentrate on Rollie Fingers first.  And since Ryan Braun just signed a 5 year gazillion dollar extension with the Brewers, effectively making him a Brewer till 2020, I've decided to officially add him to my Player Collections.  Yes I already collected Braun with team sets and cheap relic pick ups ect, but now it's official and will be put in the side bar of Collector's Crack!!!

cb out.

Friday, March 18, 2011

New Younts on the Horizon

Next month a couple new Topps products come out, Tribute and the retro Gypsy Queen.  After looking over the checklists and sell sheets Mr. Yount is going to make a few appearances in both sets, in both the base and hit cards, as well as, all the variations.  I've made a little checklist for myself and any other Yountophiles that would like to keep track of the all the new Yount options coming out next month. 

Topps has a lot of TBA on it's current checklist so there might be other cards that pop up, I wouldn't hold my breath and I can't say this checklist is totally complete, but if anyone knows of any other variations or cards that Robin Yount appears in these two sets let me know.

2011 Topps Gypsy Queen

Base #61
Base Variation Framed Paper /999
Base Variation Gold
Base Varitaion Stamp Relic/10

Mini Variation
Base Printing Plates (4) 1/1

Mini cards
Gypsy Queen Leather/10
Gypsy Queen Sephia Tone /99
Gypsy Queen Black
Gypsy Queen Black Border
Mini Printing plates (4) 1/1

The Great Ones GO18

2011 Topps Tribute

Base #26
Base parallel Red 1/1
Base parallel Gold /50
Base parallel Green /99
Base parallel Black /99
Base parallel Blue /399
Base Printing plates (4) 1/1

Autographed Relic
Red parallel 1/1
Gold parallel /25
Black parallel /50
Green parallel /75

Tribute to the Stars
TSTA-YMB Triple Autograph with Paul Molitor and Ryan Braun /24
  Red parallel 1/1

Dual Relic

RDR-RY  /99
 Red parallel 1/1
Gold parallel /25
Black parallel /50
Green parallel /75

That's quite a few cards not even counting all the 1/1 printing plates.  I'm not sure about all the Gypsy Queen mini parallels either the sell sheet and info was a little confusing but I'm sure after it's released that'll all be cleared up. 

Yount has already had 2 cards issued this year from Topps Series 1.  60 Years of Topps #25 both the regular and original backs.   Like I said if anyone know of any more parallels or inserts or if any of this is wrong let me know.  I know I'll be going after a few of these.  I probably won't be able to snag a 1/1 printing plate, but I'm might try for a couple low numbered parallels.

Well I'm off on vacation for 2 weeks.  Cheers.

cb out

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Some new Younts from COMC

I was perusing CheckOutMyCards looking to fill a few holes and looking to see how cheap I could pick a few Younts up that I needed for the old Yount collection.  I found these for super cheap.

First off some 83 O-Pee-Chee

Younts All Star
And regular.

1986 OPC as well and....
a 1993 to round out the Canadian bunch.

1989 Donruss Baseball's Best.

1990 Bowman Contest Card but it's special
it's Tiffany!!! 

1994 Pacific Crown Collection

A few from some box sets.
1990 Fleer Baseball MVP #44 and
1991 Woolworth.

1992 Score Superstar. These were only available in the 100 count blister packs I do believe.

2002 American Pie Innovation
2003 Fleer Double Header w/ Ozzie Smith

And lastly a 2010 Yo Momma Card #92 that I could pull from all the Topps I opened last year.

I also got this bad boy off of ebay the other day and now completes my 2011 Younts so far.

An original back don't ya know. 

The list keeps growing.  Until next time.  CB out.