Thursday, January 12, 2012

1988 Grenada Stamps M6532 Yount Panel

I'm an oddball lover.  Food issues, discs, die-cut, parallels, mini's, you name it and of course who doesn't love stamps.  I had a small stamp collection growing up, nothing super and I was never really into it, but I always love when one hobby intersects with another.  Here we have my full panel of 1988 Grenada Stamps featuring Robin Yount and a slew of other HOFers and All-Stars.

Over all there were nine different 9 stamp panels with a total of 81 individual stamps.  The Stamp catalog number for this set is M6532.  A full set of sheets will set you back about 20 bucks or so.  Here's a close up of the individual stamps with of course Mr. Yount first in line.

Charlie is the only one on the sheet I didn't readily recognize.  After a quick Google search I find out he played for 24 years in the majors with the majority of his time split between the Dodgers and the
Rangers and then playing 2 years a piece with the White Sox and the Marlins at the end of his career.

Just an interesting note for Mr. Aaron here who is pictured in his Milwaukee Braves jersey on an Atlanta Braves stamp.

A really nice panel full of great players and a great collectible for any PC collection of any of these great players.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Finally my 2008 Sterling set is complete!!! Plus a low numbered Prime Cuts

I've been looking for this card for a while.  Over 3 years to be exact.  It's the last of the 2008 Topps Sterling Yount Base cards.  #225 has eluded me for a long time. I kept losing auctions because I'm cheap.  I saw this one on eBay with a buy it now price of 6 bucks, but with free shipping. Hmmm.  A thought about it and saw another 225 up for auction starting at .99 cents so I put this one in my watch list and went after the one up for auction.  I put a max big that would make the card just about 6 bucks with shipping figuring if someone over bids me I'll just go grab that other card for 6 bucks and free shipping and be done with it. In the end that's what I ended up doing.  Another funny coincidence is that the card shop in Las Vegas, Legacy Sportscards, that I bought this card from is the same card shop I went to when I was in Vegas a few years back and living in Haines.  Just kinda funny.

I also picked up a nice 2008 Playoff Prime Cuts bat card numbered to 49 for super cheap with free shipping while I was shopping on ebay to.

Two more to add to the super collection.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A new Yount for a new Year

If anyone that reads this blog also reads my main blog, Collector's Crack, you know I had all my eTopps shipped to me using my performance points before Topps shipping changed this new year.  So honestly this isn't a new Yount card, but new in hand as it has been sitting in my eTopps account since 2004.

It's from the eTopps Baseball Classics set.  From 2002 to 2006 Topps issued 70 cards in this set.  20 in 2002, 2003, and 2004 and just 5 in 2005 and 2006.

A quick look around the eTopps website and it shows that Yount is one of the most valuable of the Baseball Classics cards only beat in all 5 years by Roberto Clemente. Of course this only tracks sales of eTopps card still held by the company and sold on the Ebay trading floor.

While this card isn't individually numbered like some of the later cards, according to the eTopps website there were only 1,002 cards produced, making it a fairly rare card.