Tuesday, January 27, 2015

2000 Upper Deck Hitter's Club Generations of Excellence with George Brett

Card Manufacturer: Upper Deck
Card Set: Hitter's Club
Year: 2000
Card Number: GE3
Card Type: Insert
Insert Set: Generations of Excellence

1999 marked the year that Robin Yount came back to the baseball card world.  After he was inducted in the Hall of Fame he got a smattering of cards that year.  In 2000 it was slowing ramping up and by 2001 it was balls to the wall with card companies embracing the addition of retired and HOF subjects to their sets and checklists.

Robin shares this card with George Brett.  As a matter of fact Robin shares a lot of cards with George Brett.  It's understandable, both came into the league about the same time, George 1973, Robin 1974.  They both appeared on cardboard the same year 1975.  They both belong to the 3000 hits club, they both retired the same year 1993.  They both went into the Hall of Fame as first balloters and at the same time, 1999.  Both were franchise players for their respective teams and both are revered by their fans.  

So to see Robin and George on the same card being compared isn't that big of a stretch and it sure isn't bad company.

Not a bad looking card featuring two of the greats.

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