Card Manufacturer: Upper Deck
Card Set: Baseball Heroes
Card Number: 99
Card Type: Base parallel
Parallel Type: Charcoal
Card Attributes: Serial Numbered
Serial Number: 295/399
This year is shaping up to be a very good year for new cards for Robin, but if I had to pick the year he had the most cards issued it would be 2005 with 2008 coming in a distant second. And that's simply because of parallels issued mainly by Donruss and Upper Deck.
Upper Deck issued two sets called Baseball Heroes. One in 2005 and one in 2008. Robin has 5 cards in the 2005 base set and just one in this set. That's OK though, because chasing down and keeping track of all those cards and parallels and variations from 2005 is a lot of work. And even with one card in the base set there are 10 color parallels to chase and those color parallels have relic, autograph, and relic autograph variations to chase as well. Yeah that's a lot of cards. And figuring out which card is called what is a task too. Cards with colors like emerald green, sea green, light blue, navy blue, black, charcoal, red, you get the idea. You really need to pay attention to serial numbering.
I had thought I already had a charcoal color parallel for Robin in this set, but when I was shopping I noticed that my "charcoal" was unnumbered which actually means it's a black parallel. Anyway the point is I was able to snag a charcoal color parallel on Black Friday to finally be able to mark that one off the list and I was also able to correct my collection list.
I can see an Ultimate Guide to 2005 and 2008 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes for Robin coming up.
I'll have to go back and double check the collection, but I think this card puts me at 7 color parallels for the set.