Friday, August 29, 2014

2014 Bowman Is Back insert

Card Manufacturer: Toppps
Card Set: Bowman Platinum
Year:  2014
Card Number: 89BIB-RY
Card Type: Insert
Insert Set: Bowman Is Back 

Another one of my recent pick ups.  Topps has been inserting these cards in to various Bowman products for a couple years now.  And as luck would have it Mr. Yount got his mug put on one and inserted into this year's Bowman Platinum.  

The cards are really nice and shiny.  The front and back both mimic the 1989 Bowman release, but at least Topps didn't mimic the size like it did back in 1989. Those cards were a pain to store and display.  These cards are regular size.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

2014 Panini Golden Age Star Stamps

Card Manufacturer: Panini
Card Set: Golden Age
Year:  2014
Card Number: 26
Card Type: Insert
Insert Set: Star Stamps

Whew. I'm back finally.  It was a long summer spent mostly out in the field, but I'm mostly done and can get back to my intermittent blogging.

When Golden Age came out this year the majority of the subjects were non-baseball, but there were a few mixed in with the product and of of the coolest featured Mr. Yount.   

It's interesting to know that I'd been watching these cards on ebay since they came out and was pretty amazed at the prices that this card was going for.  The first one went for over $20 and most have gone for more than $10.  And being the cheapskate that I am I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to pick this card up.  But I noticed that had one in it's inventory and for a really reasonable price compared to ebay sales and shipping, so I ended up picking up 6 new Younts from them and putting together a few Brewers team sets I needed.

This card comes from the Star Stamps insert and features 4 players. You probably can't tell from the scan but each player is it's own separate sticker and has a deckeled stamp edge. 

And while the lack of logos on the hats is a little off putting this is a great card simply for the fact that all four players featured are linked.  This card represents the 1999 Hall of Fame class.  A great collection of players all linked with MLB history and a great addition to the collection.