Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Maxwell House Coffee Mug

Manufacturer: Maxwell House
Set: Maxwell House Mugs
Year: ???
Type: Stadium Giveaway

I featured this one back in November 2012 as part of my Yount drinkware post. You can find it HERE.
I'm sure I'll feature each one of those again here separately.  But I've never been able to find much out about this mug. There is no date anywhere on the mug. On the bottom it's stamped with the maker, Eagle, and a Made in the USA, but other than that it was a total mystery.  I even asked the guru of all things sportscards, Bob Lemke, if he knew anything about them, he didn't.  So now it's time to put on my deerstalker cap and channel my inner Sherlock Holmes as I play the Yount Detective.  
First lets have a look at the mug. Notice the clear handle, that's a clue.

After doing some research on the interwebs and combing threw ebay auctions and other sports related sites. I really couldn't find any good information on the origin of these mugs. But I did discover a few things. One there were two types of mugs. Ones with clear handles like Robin's here and one's with white rounded handles like this one..
featuring Gorman Thomas.  That's a clue.
Some of the mugs feature the 94 FM WKTI Logo on them. WKTI was a local Milwaukee radio station.. WKTI stopped using that call sign in 2008, but used the WKTI and WKTI-FM from 1974 to 2008...Ah.
But not all the mugs feature the logo, but both the clear plastic and white handles have some players that feature the logo.  Yount's does not feature it and I could find no version that does.

When I first got the Yount mug I had thought that these were possibly send away items you could get from Maxwell House, but the more I looked into it, it now appears that these were more likely stadium giveaways. Unfortunately I can't find any information on past giveaways from the 80's.

Searching the web I found the other players featured on both kinds of mugs.

The white handle mugs
- Manager George Bamburger -WKTI
-Gorman Thomas
-Rollie Fingers
-Brewers Logo

The clear plastic handles
- Robin Yount
-Paul Molitor
-Cecil Cooper - WKTI
-Jim Gantner - WKTI
-Dan Plesac

There might be a few others I missed, but these are the versions I could find.  From these people we can narrow down possible years.  First we have to assume that players that were featured were current or at least recent team members. If we do that we can place the first four mugs, the white handled mugs in the 1985 to 1986 realm. And I'm leaning on 1986. First George Bamburger was manager from 1985 to very close to the end of the 1986 season. Gorman Thomas came back to the Brewers in 1986 for his final year and while Rollie retired in 1985 I think that his mug might just be a carry over or a tribute.

The clear plastic handle mugs look to be about from 1987 or 1988 and I'm leaning on 1987 for a couple reasons. One, in 1987 everyone featured was on the team. 1987 was Dan Plesac's rookie year with the team and it was also Cecil Coopers last year. Two, it would seem plausible that the mugs were a continuation giveaway from the year before if the white handle mugs were from 1986.

Of course it's very possible that mugs were given out over multiple years.  And while I'd like to say that these were definitely stadium giveaways from the late 80's I just don't know. If anyone from the Milwaukee area remembers these and knows anything about them I'd love to know. Leave a comment or drop me an email.

Monday, December 30, 2013

2003 Leaf Shirt Off My Back Relic Card

Card Manufacturer: Donruss
Card Set: Leaf Baseball
Year: 2003
Card Number: 12
Card Type: Insert Relic
Insert Set: Shirt Off My Back
Relic Type: Jersey/Pants

One of the things that the early 2000's brought us was the flood of relic cards featuring not only current stars, but HOFers and retired stars.
This 2003 Leaf Shirt Off My Back relic card is from that onslaught and no one was happier than me that Mr. Yount was featured in the set. A great looking card with bright colors and a huge classic Brewers logo.  Not only that, but on the back there's even a picture of what we are led to believe is the actual jersey the relic came from.  This issue was numbered to just 500 cards and I'm wondering just how many little swatches can you get off of one jersey? 500? There is another relic insert in this set that parallels this one called Number Off My Back. Those cards are numbered to 50 and feature a piece of patch, I'm assuming a piece of the number. The few I've seen on ebay and COMC  have  huge price tags on them. So until I find a decent priced card this issue will have to do.  

2003 Leaf Shirt Off My Back Relic card #12 Serial Numbered  123/500

Saturday, December 28, 2013

1990 Fleer Award Winners

Card Manufacturer: Fleer
Card Set: Award Winners
Set Type: Box
Year: 1990
Card Number: 44
Card Type: Base

Another Fleer box set from the era of box sets. 44 cards in this set as well and you also got 6 stickers. Stickers were Fleer's thing.  Of course the award that Mr. Yount is being recongnized for is his MVP season from 1989.  Overall a nice simple design with a trophy shaped window and an appealing light blue background.  The back is pretty simple with the basic personal stats and career statistics. Fleer didn't get all wordy back there that's for sure. The photo on the card is from the 1988 season and we can tell that by the commemorative Havey Kuenn (H/K) patch on Robin's sleeve.

Friday, December 27, 2013

2004 Donruss Classics Legendary Jerseys - Jersey Number relic

Card Manufacturer: Donruss
Card Set: Classics
Year: 2004
Card Number: LJ-39
Card Type: Relic Insert
Insert Set Legendary Jerseys - Jersey Number
Relic Type: Dual Jersey
Card Attributes: Dual Relic, Serial Numbered
Serial Number: 12/50

As I've been going back through my Younts, I bounce back and forth from the classic issues, which I designate as cards issued during Robin's playing career and modern issues, which is anything issued after he retired.  There is a three year gap 1996-1998 that Robin had no cards issued and I usually lump the few 1994 and 1995 cards that were tribute cards in the first category.  I have two large storage "shoeboxes" that I keep the bulk of my standard card collection in.  And it's broken up basically with one box holding everything from 1975 to 1999 and the other holding everything from 2000 onward.  

Sorry I was rambling a little there. My point was I've been bouncing back and forth from classic to modern and that means I go from one box to the other.  Recently I've been spending time in the modern box and I've come to realize that Donruss in the mid 2000's was trying to kill us player collectors.  For some of it's mid decade issues there are literally sometimes close to 50 parallels of a card if you count autos and relic versions.  It's pretty insane.  Things haven't gotten better today, but I don't think we'll see the insanity of those years again.  

As I've been sorting though my modern issues and scanning for posts here and my own personal image database for insurance purposes and inventory I've come to really like Donruss Classics.  The more cards I pull out, the more I research, the more I like. Sure there are a ton of parallels, but I've found most of these insert just have a great overall classic look.  I think Panini should consider bring back the Classics line especially with all it's Hall of Fame issues it's been putting out.

This insert ,Legendary Jerseys, has a base card that has a ton of parallels, parallels that I can't tell apart other than the serial numbering on the back is different. Within 2004 Donruss Classics there are a bunch of these Legendary inserts: Legendary Jerseys, Legendary Hats, Legendary Leather, Legendary Jackets, and Legendary Lumberjacks. Whew.

Within the Legendary Jersey insert there are a few variations as well as all the other parallels.  This one is call the Player Number version. It features the die cut player number on the front.  It's pretty obvious this is not a dual relic, but just a relic under the two numbers.  I think the worst part about the cards from this series and other series like it is the numbering.  All of Yount's Legendary Jersey cards are numbered LJ-39 regardless of what's on the front or the serial numbering.  It would have been nice if they had some kind of different designation on the card or in the numbering system. But alas they do not.  

Alright enough babbling. Let's look at the card. The card features a nice black and white photo of our great Mr. Yount and a photo of what might have been the jersey the swatch came from.  The card is serial numbered to 50 and features a nice plain one color baby blue swatch. There are a number of other relic cards in this set for Mr. Yount, but I do believe this is the only one that features the die-cut 19 player number on the front.

2004 Donruss Classics Legendary Jerseys Player Number Relic LJ-39 serial numbered 12/50.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

1990 Bowman Lithograph

Card Manufacturer: Topps
Card Set: Bowman Lithographs
Year: 1990
Card Number:NNO
Card Type: Lithograph
Serial numbered: 222/500

Ah the good old 1990 Bowman Art sweepstakes insert.  Back in 1990 when you bought a pack of the second year of the new Bowman you got one of these art card inserts, that were really just an entry form into a sweepstakes for a set of art lithographs of all 11 of the players featured on the lithographs.  I was able to pick up this signed and numbered example a few years back. I have no idea what I paid for it, but I know it wasn't too expensive.  Craig Pursley was the artist that did the paintings. Here is an interview with the artist as he tells the story of the paintings and the giveaway.

Supposedly there were 500 sets produced for the contest and another 500 produced for distribution to hobby shops.  There seems to be some confusion to whether or not the hobby shop sets were signed or numbered at all. Craig seems to remember that all the lithos were signed, but only the contest sets were numbered.  So it appears I have a contest litho. And if I remember correctly the seller of this litho stated he had won the set back in 1990.

Craig Pursley is still cranking out art although it doesn't look like he specializes in sports over any other subject and looks like he does a lot of portraits. You can visit his website HERE.

Below we have one of the original art contest cards. There are two versions of this card too, with a tiffany version inserted with the Bowman Tiffany sets.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

1976 Linnett Portraits

Card Manufacturer: Charles Linnett
Card Set: Linnett Portraits
Year: 1976
Card Number: NNO

One of my favorite oddball items from the 70's. The Standard Catalog lists these as 1976 Linnett Portraits. I've seen them listed on other websites for sale as 1973-74 Linnetts.  The Standard Catalog also has a 1975 set and the 1976 Linnett Superstars set. There really isn't too much other information out there about these great cards.  The portrait measures 8.5x11 inches and has a blank back. A perfect piece for framing. I do believe there were about 175 of these you could get in the baseball issue. There are also Hockey and Football series as well. The Standard Catalog says these were available by mail for fifty cents a piece, but how they were advertised I'm not sure. I have seen a few the ads for the Reds and Bruins issues.  I'm sure there was probably an ad in a sports magazine or something similar.  In my web search I found out the Charles Linnett, the artist, has two daughters that are both artists as well and run a graphic design company. I believe that Mr. Linnett is still alive and kicking since I found his address and phone number or at least someone with the same name living very close to his daughters. I had thought about giving him a call, but that's kind of weird and really I'm happy to just call this Yount the 1976 Linnett Portrait.  
Charles Linnett put out a ton of different Portraits from multiple sports back in the 70's. All you need to do is search ebay or Google to see the variety and selection.  I picked this Yount up a few years back.  And if I ever get my man cave back it might even get framed and hung.

Monday, December 23, 2013

1986 Dorman's Cheese

Card Manufacturer: Dorman;s Cheese
Card Set: Dorman's Super Star Limited Edition
Year: 1986
Card Number: NNO
Card Type: Food Issue

If you've read any of my blogs you know I'm a huge fan of oddball food issue cards of all types.  Dorman's was the first cheese company to put pieces of paper between the slices of it's package cheese slices. 1986 marked the year that Dorman's was bought by Beatrice Foods. I'm not sure if these where issued before the company was bought or not. I do believe the Dorman's name now rests with the DCI Cheese Company in Richfield, Wisconsin.

According to the Standard Catalog these cards were available in specially marked packaged of cheese slices. Each panel had two players and are perferated down the middle.  There were 20 players featured on these unnumbered cards with 10 panels to collect.  The set also inlcuded Reggie Jackson, Don Mattingly, George Brett, and Ryan Sandberg to name a few.  Robin shares his card with Willie McGee.  The cards were produced by MSA and they used the same airbrushed photo for a lot of their food issues.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

1989 Baseball's Top Twenty Broder

Card Manufacturer: ???
Card Set: Baseball's Top Twenty
Year: 1989
Card Number: 20
Card Type: Broder

Here we have what is called a Broder.  A broder is an unlicensed sports card. Meaning who ever made this set of cards did not have a license from MLB or the players association.  You'll notice the lack of any copyright or trademark on the back of the card.  If you want a better definition you can look at the one at BaseballCardPedia.  The Trading Card Database lists six different Broder sets from 1989. You can see the checklist of this set here.  The Standard Catalog does not list these at all.  But the name Broder came from a father/son team. The father Ed Broder created some sets back in the 60's and 70's and his son Robert was a freelance photographer.  Here's another great link to some collected Broder sets and a little more info.

Regardless, the checklist for this set, which is 21, has some big names. The issue also looks pretty nice.  A nice crisp, focused photo and while the back has minimal information it's laid out very nicely. As far as I can tell this is the only Yount Broder from the 1989 sets produced. He does have a card in the 1986 Broder set though. And I wasn't able to find an information on who produced these cards, although, since they were produced illegally that's not surprising. I also could find no information on how these sets were distributed. Possibly thought ads in sport card publication or they were solicited to card shops.

Anyone know anything else about these cards? I'd love to know.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

1975 Hostess King Don's full box

Card Manufacturer: Hostess
Card Set: Hostess Baseball
Year: 1975
Card Number: 80
Card Type: Food Issue
Product: Full Box

One of my favorite pieces in my collection is this 1975 Hostess King Dons Full Box that features one of Robin Yount's rookie cards. It's also pretty awesome that this box was never used. There are glue stains where the glue was applied but this box never held those delicious King Dons.  

You might be saying to yourself, CB what the hell is a King Dons, those look like Ding Dongs??!!  And you are right those are Ding Dongs. Hostess changed the name of the Ding Dong to King Dons since it sounded too much like a Ring Ding which was a similar product put out by the Drake Bakeries.  And Drake also put out a few sets of baseball cards back in the early 80's.  And also in a twist of fate, Hostesses parent company once owned Drake. 

 King Dons are still produced and distributed in Canada from what I could gleem from the interwebs.  And since July 2013 we have Ding Dongs again down here, or up here if you live in Alaska like me.  

1975 was the inaugural set of Hostess cards and the 150 card set has some big names along with Younts. This also was the first time in a long time that Topps had any kind of competition and there are still some big fans of the Hostess issues.

This box has cards 79, 80, and 81 and also feature Andy Messersmith and Al Oliver

Here's a close up of the panel.

Monday, December 16, 2013

2003 Sweet Spot Classic

Card Manufacturer: Upper Deck
Card Set: Sweet Spot Classic
Year: 2003
Card Number: 74
Card Type: Base

Sometimes I really miss Upper Deck in the baseball game.  And while I don't really understand a lot of the companies business practices that have pretty much backed the company into a one sport corner, they still put out some of the best baseball cards ever and consistently delivered on higher end products.  .  Upper Deck offered us the regular Sweet Spot featuring current players, but also the Sweet Spot Classic featuring retired stars and HOFers.  And while there are some great relic and autos in the set I still really like the base cards.  In a set like this which is hit oriented the base cards tend to get overlooked, but it's exactly why I like these higher end products, the base cards are so nice.  

The gold foil really pops with the card, but doesn't overwhelm it.  Just a nice overall design. Robin's framed up nicely, but there is still a out of focus background to give you some perspective.

I do find it funny that Robin is listed as a shortstop on the card, but the stats on the back are from years he played as an outfielder. 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

The Yount Collector - Mission Statement

I've been contemplating doing this for awhile.  And while this blog is my own and I have no real obligation to publish this statement, sometimes you need to put stuff like this down in wrting to help steer your ship.  When I started this blog 4 years ago it was an off shoot of my main blog Collector's Crack.  The rational was that the Crack was going to be my catch all blog where I could show off cards, do box breaks, bitch about the hobby in general, and trade.  And while I had no problem having Collector's Crack be a Brewers, Packers, Yount, Rollie Fingers, Brett Favre centered blog I liked the idea of having it be more generalized.  So that led me to starting my family of blogs. Some of which I'm glad I started, others well, are more of an after thought now.  But having my player blogs is something I really enjoy.  Not only that but I still enjoy blogging in general and reading other's blogs and I enjoy my Player Collections.  I think blogging in general has been very good for me. I think I'm a better writer now than I was 4 years ago, some may debate that. But I am most assuredly  a better collector.  Blogging has exposed me to other collectors and collecting goals, it's allowed me to put down in words my personal goals and to be able to look back and say, "Oh yeah, that's what I wanted to do."

When I started this blog it was a little haphazard like all my blogs at the time.  I had all sorts of cool Yount cards and collectibles, but I wasn't really sure how to best present them. And then there was a time whenjust writing stuff over at Collector's Crack was an effort and all my other blogs suffered.  I tended to throw up posts here  about recent pick ups  all together with out much care for looking at the cards. Kind of not being able to see the forest for the trees.  So I've decided to start doing things a little differently.  My plan is to feature cards and collectibles individually, with a little write up and maybe some research and fun facts thrown in. This was an important part for me because I didn't want to just start throwing up scans of single cards to increase my post output. I wanted the posts to mean something and have a little value. Plus I had a goal to be able to put a picture to every card listed on my Yount Collection page.  Before I was linking cards to Tradingcarddb.com or my photobucket account.  Now my plan is to just be able to link the card to a blog post

I also plan to keep posting stuff on cool Yount collectibles I have no shot in ever owning. Like that PSA 10 rookie card I posted about.  And any other Yount related news.

And I'd like to thank the few of you that still read the drivel I post here and the fellow Brewers and Yount fans that have traded and even donated cards to the collection.

I remain as cynical as ever, cb out.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Holy Grail?

As a Yount collector there is one card that I consider THE rookie card. And that is Robin's 1975 #223 Topps card.  I've got a few in my collection and I've got just about every other 1975 card of Robin too, trust me there are more that just this card.  But Yount's 75 Topps card is the IT card for a Yount collector and growing up it was my Holy Grail. It was the pinnacle, the zenith, you get the idea. It was the card I lusted after and because at the time it booked at over $200 it was way out of my reach.  Anywho...

 I saw this beauty up on ebay. I'm guessing that centering doesn't count in the grade, otherwise this card is probably the nicest example I've ever laid my eyes on it.  According to PSA this is one of threeYount rookie ever to get the Gem Mint 10 grade.

1986 Fleer League Leaders

Card Manufacturer: Fleer
Card Set: League Leaders
Set Type: Box
Year: 1986
Card Number: 44
Card Type: Base

Not everything I picked up on Black Friday was a serial numbered, color foil parallel card.  No some of the cards were just the blue collar working man's cards from the late eighties and early nineties.  

Here we have Mr. Yount's card from Fleer's 1986 League Leaders box set.  Fleer put out a ton of these sets from the late 80's to the early nineties. League Leaders, Award Winners, Baseball's Best, Heroes of Baseball, you get the idea.  And all these sets were always numbered to 44.  I always thought that was a bit odd.  I mean 45 is a much more solid number, at least in my mind, and 45 is 5 full 9 pocket pages. Of course the answer to why Fleer put out 44 card box sets is simple math.  A full size press sheet of baseball cards is 264 cards. 264 divided by 44 is 6.  So you can get 6 sets per sheet.  And Fleer pumped these out by the millions.  I can remember a local card shop I frequented in El Paso, where my dad was stationed in the 80's, had a display with all sorts of sets like this, and they were all a buck a pop.  And to be honest that wasn't a bad deal, these sets had all the stars of the day in them.

Of course the overall layout it is pretty simple, but Fleer wasn't know for it's complex designs, I'm not counting 1995 either where they went way over the top.  After staring at this card for a good long while I had to play card detective and try and figure out who that was in the background.  After some quick Googling that is either  former coach and Brewers catcher Andy Etchebarren, if this photo was taken from 1986. If it's older it would have to be pre 1984 as no one with number 8 played for the Brewers in 1985. If it's from 1984 it's catcher Jim Sundberg and if it's from 1983 or earlier its Rob Picciolo. I'm not sure how far back Fleer would go for photos. Plus it's hard to get a good look at that guy back there. At first I thought he was black or at least darker skinned, but that's probably just the effect from the flashbulb. And after thinking about it I think it's safe to say it's probably Andy Etchebaren

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

2013 Topps Triple Threads Amethyst parallel - The first of many, many posts from my COMC Black Friday Hauliday!

Card Manufacturer: Topps
Card Set: Triple Threads
Year: 2013
Card Number: 79
Card Type: Base Color Parallel
Parallel Set: Amethyst
Card Attributes: Serial Numbered
Serial Number: 183/650

I ended up picking up a ton of new Younts for the supercollection this Black Friday from COMC. I think I added over 35. 

First up is my first base card of any kind from this years Triple Threads.  I really love the purple cards that Topps has been putting out this year. From Chrome to Triple Threads they all look good.  This is actually the Amethyst parallel and they are the high numbered parallel this year.  This is the second year that Topps decided to stop serial numbering the common base card.  I didn't notice last year because Robin didn't have a base card in that set.

I also like that the color variation continues onto the back of the card.

I've already managed to acquire one of this years Unity relics and that'll probably be enough for me.

Stay tuned for the rest of the haul.  cb out

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Radar alert, New Yount on the horizon.

Figure I'd throw this out there for anyone who cares about new Yount cards.  2013 Topps Five Star is about to hit the streets tomorrow.  Mr. Yount has a base card in the set. It's card number 43 and the base is numbered to just 60 cards! There are also Rainbow Foil parallels numbered to 10 and the Five Star 1/1 card.

Robin will have a bat knob card in this years set. I remember the bat knob from last years National Treasures went for big bucks.

This product had some QC problems last year with chipped edges and honestly it's really expensive. Not as spendy as some of Panini's super high end stuff, but this is a product well worth letting someone else bust and picking up the scraps later on ebay.

I'll be adding the base and rainbow foil to my want list, but I have no expectations of ever seeing the other cards.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

2013 Topps Triple Threads Sepia Unity Relic Bat card

Card Manufacturer: Topps
Card Set: Triple Threads
Year: 2013
Card Number: TTUJR-RY
Card Type: Relic
Relic Set: Sepia Unity Relics
Relic Type: Bat
Card Attributes: Bat Relic, Serial Numbered
Serial Number: 10/27

You know the best part of about Topps Triple Threads each year is the base cards. Seriously. It seems that those are the only cards in the set that change.  Look at all the relics and auto cards in this years set and they look exactly like all the years past.  But for some I guess that's a good thing.  I have a hard time keeping up with every insert set in Triple Threads too, mainly because there are a ton and on top of the each set has about 5 parallel versions.  

It was a little overwhelming for a player collector. Until I realized that I could be happy with just one representative card for my collection.

I ended up picking up this beauty recently and for a great price.  This is from the Unity Jumbo Relic set.  The base cards in the set are numbered to only 36.  This one happens to be the Sepia parallel numbered to 27. And there are 4 more parallel versions numbered even less.  But I'm happy to finally have this one card in the collection.  Not that I wouldn't hunt down the other parallel versions of the card for the right price, but I'm happy to have just the one Unity Jumbo Relic card in the collection.   Now to find some cheap base.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

2013 Topps Update Commemorative Coin Card

Card Manufacturer: Topps
Card Set: Topps Update
Year: 2013
Card Number: PCC-RY
Card Type: Insert
Insert Set: Pennant Chase Commemorative Coin Card
Card Attributes: Coin, Serial Numbered
Serial Number:  49/99

When I saw the checklist of 2013 Topps Update I was pretty excited to see Robin had a coin card this years set
While I hate that Topps calls these relics they are pretty sweet cards.  
I had been watching just about every one of these copper level coin cards on ebay that have been up for auction. I was biding my time.  I finally was able to snag one for a decent price.  Still it was more than I really wanted to spend on the card, but there comes a time when sellers stop putting these up for 99 cents and letting the market determine final price and just start listing them as Buy It Now with insane price tags. 

I will say this it's a great card. It's super heavy. The coin is solid and the card looks amazing in hand.  There are two more levels of coin cards the Wrought Iron and Steel, numbered to 50 and 10, but I'm not really worried about them, if I can find either at a great price I'll bite, but I'm glad to have at least this great tribute in the collection now.

The theme of the Coins is Pennant Chase and this coin commemorates the 1982 World Series team that lost to the Cardinals in seven. Sadly the one and only time the team made it.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

2013 Topps Museum Collection

2013 is shaping up to be a great year for new cards and parallels for Robin Yount. I haven't even bothered to try and figure out exactly how many new cards were put out this year, but it's well over 30.
In this year's Topps Museum Collection, Robin has a base card in the set with all the parallels that go along with it and a couple of relic cards and their parallels as well. I still need the blue to round out my parallel set. There is also a red parallel, but since it's numbered 1/1 I won't even bother to list it as a possibility.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Great Moogaly Googaly, Graded 75 cello pack with Brett on top and Yount on back.

I saw a post by Sports Collectors Daily on Facebook about this auction up on ebay right now.

A PSA 9 1975 Topps Cello with George Brett on the front and Robin Yount on the back.  
You can follow the auction HERE.  As I'm writting this the auction is already over $1700 with over 4 days left to go.  SCD called it a holy grail of cello packs.  Maybe for a Brett collector, but for a Yount collector the Yount would have to be on the front.  Still pretty neat, and well out of my price range.

Friday, November 1, 2013

2013 Panini Home Town Heroes

Card Manufacturer: Panini
Card Set: Hometown Heroes
Year: 2013
Card Number: 19
Card Type: Base

The latest and greatest from Panini is the Home Town Heroes set which features a nice selection of current and retired stars and Hall of Famers. Cool thing about Yount's card is that the card number is his number. 
So far I've only gotten the base card, but the base also has two parallel versions, state and zip code. Robin also has a checklist card in this set as well that'll be on the look out for.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

2013 Panini Cooperstown Colgan's Disc

Card Manufacturer: Panini
Card Set: Cooperstown
Year: 2013
Card Number: NNO
Card Type: Insert
Insert Set: Colgan's Discs

One of the cool inserts in this year's Panini Cooperstown set is the Colgan's discs. A nod to the original Colgan's Chips discs that were produced from 1909 - 1913.  These are found one per pack and Panini has produced a huge 165 disc set.