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.