Friday, December 30, 2016

2016 Panini National Treasures Baseball Yount Checklist and Gallery

Panini finally released the official checklist for National Treasures and this is suppose to be the last MLB release for 2016, but never say never to Topps throwing something else out there unannounced.

Anyway, Robin has 9 cards in the set to chase, all fairly rare, as you'd expect from National Treasures.

I'll archive images of any cards I find on this post.  Of course actual card numbering is probably different from what was released.

2016 Panini National Treasures
Bat Knobs #BK-RY (16) #/1
Colossal #C-RY (#34) #/49
Colossal #C-RY (#34) Prime #/15
Colossal #C-RY (#34) Prime Brand Logo #/1
Colossal #C-RY (#34) Prime Jersey Number #/10
Colossal #C-RY (#34) Prime Team Logo #/1
ID Tags #ID-RY (#8)  #/1
Player's Collection Signature #PCS-RY (#41)  #/15
Player's Collection Signature #PCS-RY (#41)  Prime #/10

Thursday, December 29, 2016

2005 Playoff Prestige - Prestigious Pros Silver Material Bat Relic

Year: 2005
Manufacturer: Donruss/Playoff
Set: Playoff Prestige
Card Number: PP-19
Card Type: Insert Parallel
Insert Set: Prestigious Pros
Parallel Set: Silver Material Bat
Card Attributes: Relic, Serial Numbered
Relic Type: Bat
Serial Number: 03/50

I was hoping to be able to post checklist of National Treasures, but Panini still hasn't released the official checklist. So I'm not sure if Robin is even in it, but history tells us that he most likely is.

So lets highlight a really shiny relic card from the middle of the last decade.

The Prestigious Pros insert has a rainbow of parallels, as well as, a few relic sets and an autograph set.  Interestingly enough the base set for this product is pretty bland, but the Prestigious Pros are so shiny!  If my count is right there are 14 total parallels of this set.  That's a lot of cards to chase down.  Besides the bat relic set there is also a jersey relic and patch relic. 

Thursday, December 8, 2016

2016 Topps Trancendent

Topps Trancendant is being released tomorrow.  If you haven't heard it's the new high mark for a baseball card product with prices per box around $25,000!

It's crazy, you get 52 autographs, that's broken down into 3 1/1's, with one being a Kris Bryant, and a mix of base autos numbered to 52, and parallel autos.  And according to Topps you get at least one auto from each of the 42 signers in the set, so there will be signers that you get a base auto and a parallel.  You also get a base set of cards the set is called MLB Icons, all numbered to 65 and if I read it right they all have the same serial number.  You also get a cut auto box topper, an original sketch card and a reproduction set of all the sketch card subjects.  Is it worth $25,000?  Meh.

I bring it up here because while Robin is not a featured signer or in the base set, he is featured in the sketch cards.  So that means he'll have an original sketch card and a reproduction numbered to 65!

Anniversary Sketch Card Original TSC-37 1/1
Anniversary Sketch Card Reproduction TSCR-37 #/65

If by chance one of these should pop up on ebay or somewhere else I'll add an image for the archive.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

2016 Topps Dynasty Gallery and Checklist

So Topps hasn't and looks like doesn't plan to release a real checklist for this set anytime soon.  That being said Robin is in the main set so that means he has at least 4 cards in the set.  Likely more and then also 2 parallels of those cards.  I found this card was pulled in a case break not too long ago on the tubes.  I'll post more images as I find them and a checklist with card numbering when that becomes available or known.

Base #/10, Gray #/5, Black #/1






Thursday, December 1, 2016

2005 Upper Deck Ultimate Signature Edition Base

Year: 2005
Manufacturer: Upper Deck
Set: Ultimate Signature Edition
Card Number: 36
Card Type: Base
Card Attributes: Serial Numbered
Serial Number: 140/825

It seems like more and more of the higher end products are just throwing out the idea of a base set in the product.  I realize that lots of people bitch about these cards being worthless filler, but I happen to disagree.  I absolutely love the base set from higher end products like Ultimate.  Mainly because it gives me something to chase that I can afford.  

Ultimate remains a product that other high end products are measured.  And while Ultimate products were expensive they weren't sell your soul expensive.  And they had these awesome serial numbered base cards to chase for us mere mortals.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

2016 Topps Dynasty

Topps recently released the list of subjects in this year's Topps Dynasty project.  Like years past you get one card per box, per $300 box.  Yikes.  Robin's been listed as a signer.  Looks like base auto relic are numbered to 10 with a parallel numbered to 5 and 1.  It hasn't been made clear whether or not each subject will have multiple cards in the set like in years past or only one card and the parallels.  I'll keep you updated when I learn more I'm harasses Topps on Twitter about it as we speak.

Update:  So I got a little back and forth going with Topps on Twitter.  Here's what they had to say to my questions.

Similar to year's past means the player will have multiple cards numbered to 10 and parallels of those cards.  How many? Who knows until the product is released and then good luck I guess.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

2003 Donruss Team Heroes

Year: 2003
Manufacturer: Donruss
Set: Team Heroes
Card Number: 286
Card Type: Base

I currently have 342 cards scanned and in draft posts just waiting for me to find something to say about them and post them.  This card had the honor of being the last card in that pile. I originally scanned this card over 3 years ago so it's been waiting a while.  Who knows this might have been a card included in a big COMC Black Friday buying binge back then.  This card has multiple parallels, most of them pretty rare. This set also has some super rare convention parallels give out at the Atlantic City National Convention and Hawaii Convention.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

1989 Cap'n Crunch

Year: 1989
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: Cap'n Crunch
Card Type: Food Issue
Card Number: 21

I love food issue cards.  When Topps teamed up with Wal-mart this summer to put out the its Marketplace Pizza set, I was really excited about the possibility that food issued cards might be making a comeback.  The 70's and 80's were the heyday of food issues and Robin has his fair share.

I really like the overall design for this card.  It's simple, but has nice touches like the player number in a baseball at the top.  And the back is all business with full player stats.

Monday, November 21, 2016

1992 Jimmy Dean Living Legend

Year: 1992
Manufacturer: MSA
Card Set: Jimmy Dean Living Legends
Card Type: Mail In/Food Issue
Card Number: 4

If you read this blog or any of my other blogs you know I'm a sucker for food issue cards and oddballs.  I think this set my be the nicest non-licensed baseball card set from the mid-90's.  It's very well done with a  nice layout and foil accents.  These cards were only available through a special mail in offer on specially marked packages of Jimmy Dean sausage.  3 proofs of purchase and a buck and you got the complete set of 6 cards.  A set that now has every member in the Hall of Fame.  Included besides Robin were Cal Ripken Jr, Ozzie Smith, Carton Fisk, George Brett, and Nolan Ryan. 
A pretty exclusive group and considering three of members of the set also became members of the HOF the very same year.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

2005 Playoff Absolute Memorabilia Team Tandems Spectrum

Year: 2005
Manufacturer: Playoff
Card Set: Absolute Memorabilia
Card Number: TT-11
Card Type: Insert Parallel
Insert Set: Team Tandems
Parallel: Spectrum
Card Attributes: Serial Numbered
Serial Number: 135/150

2005 the year of the Yount! The Trading Card Database lists of 1000 cards for Robin that year, 1011 to be exact. lists 1020.  I'm curious which ones are missing from the database?

Anywho, 2005 marked the zenith of inserts, parallel cards and insert parallel cards.  Seriously even by todays standards it was a little insane.  Upper Deck and Donruss went back and forth trying to one up each other with the number of variations and parallels sets would contain. In this set alone Robin has almost 100 cards to chase.  That's pretty insane.

I like this Team Tandem set not because I like the look of the card or the layout, which was designed with the relic versions in mind.  But I love the fact that this card includes my two favorite Brewers of all time.  Anytime I get a card that has both Molly and the Kid together it's a great card.  Factor in that the base card from this insert set is numbered to just 250 and the chase is one.  This card is the Spectrum parallel which is very shiny.  

Friday, November 18, 2016

2016 Panini Pantheon Baseball Yount Checklist and Gallery

Panini seems to be cranking out it's upper end stuff lately.  Pantheon also looks incredibly similar to Prime Cuts and Immaculate.  And like every high end Panini product I've seen in the past few years the numbering in the official checklist will be wrong.  Most of the inserts will be labeled with lettering not numbers.  So with this checklist as cards start to show up and I can confirm the correct card labeling I'll change it here and on the running checklist page.  According to the checklist Robin has 26 cards in 7 different insert sets to chase and most parallels are pretty rare.

2016 Panini Pantheon
Base Guilds Relic 3000 Hits Base #46  #/199
Base Guilds Relic 3000 Hits Gold #46 #/49
Base Guilds Relic 3000 Hits Holo Platinum #46 #/10
Base Guilds Relic 3000 Hits Holo Silver #46 #/1

Local Lore Relic Base #LL-RO #/99
Local Lore Relic Bronze #LL-RO  #/10
Local Lore Relic Gold #LL-RO  #/25
Local Lore Relic Holo Silver #LL-RO  #/1

Milestone Scripts Autograph Base#14  #/15
Milestone Scripts Autograph Bronze #14 #/5
Milestone Scripts Autograph Gold #14 #/10
Milestone Scripts Autograph Holo Silver #14 #/1
Milestone Scripts Autograph Red #14 #/3

Pantheon Scripts Triples Relic Auto Bronze #13  #/3
Pantheon Scripts Triples Relic Auto Gold #13 #/5
Pantheon Scripts Triples Relic Auto Holo Silver #13 #/1

Script 1 Dual Relic Autograph Base #25 #/10
Script 1 Dual Relic Autograph Bronze #25 #/3
Script 1 Dual Relic Autograph Gold #25 #/5
Script 1 Dual Relic Autograph Holo Silver #25 #/1

Script 3,000 Autographs Relic #3000-RY Bronze #/3
Script 3,000 Autographs Relic #3000-RY  Gold #/5
Script 3,000 Autographs Relic #3000-RY  Holo Silver #/1

Scripted Rudiarlus #38 Bronze #/3
Scripted Rudiarlus #38 Gold #/5
Scripted Rudiarlus #38 Holo Silver #/1

Friday, November 4, 2016

2016 Panini Prime Cuts Robin Yount Checklist and Gallery

Prime Cuts comes out next week.  The base checklist is confusing and to be honest there's not much in it for a Brewers collector.  But Robin does have a few relic cards to chase in the set, no base cards or autos.

2016 Panini Prime Cuts 
Biography Jumbo Relics #BIOJ-RY #/25
Biography Jumbo Relics #BIOJ-RY Black  #/1
Biography Jumbo Relics #BIOJ-RY Blue #/15
Biography Jumbo Relics #BIOJ-RY Gold #/10
Biography Jumbo Relics #BIOJ-RY Green #/5
Icons Bats Relic #IB-RY #/99
Icons Bats Relic #IB-RY Black #/1
Icons Bats Relic #IB-RY Gold #/25
Icons Bats Relic #IB-RY Green #/5

Monday, October 31, 2016

2005 Topps Pristine Most Valuable Player Bat Relic

Year: 2005
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: Pristine Legends
Card Number: VP-RY
Card Type: Insert Relic
Insert Set: Most Valuable Player Relics
Relic Type: Bat

Ah 2005, the year of the Yount. 2005 marked a year that saw the most individual Robin Yount cards ever produced.  Couple years ago I did a graph showing all the cards produced for Robin based off of what was in the Trading Card Database.  Of course you have to account for some error, but 2005 had 1000 cards.  The next two most numerous years (2004 and 2008) combined doesn't even add up to that.  The majority of those cards are all the crazy parallels put out by Upper Deck and Donruss, but Robin also has his fair share of Topps cards that year.

Topps Pristine had an interesting layout.  It was high end before high end got a little too crazy.  Each box had 5 tri-packs. In each try pack you got: 1) a Refractor Relic, Autograph Card, or Celebrity Cut Signature, 2) a Game-Used Memorabilia Card or a Celebrity Relic Card, and 3) Retired Legends Cards.  

Not only that but cards were chromed and shiny.  While these MVP relics are unnumbered there is a low numbered refractor version to chase.

Friday, October 21, 2016

2016 Topps Update Yount Checklist and Gallery

While the Milwaukee Brewers only have 6 base cards in the set and most of the inserts feature Ryan Braun, Robin does have 5 cards to chase.  From the fairly easy to get 3000 Hits Club base inserts and the unnumbered Medallion parallel card, to much more limited Medallion parallels and the autographed version.  These have been added too Robin's running 2016 checklist bring up the total to 158, not counting all the 5x7 card sets, I'll try to track those all down later to add.

Here is the checklist and image gallery

2016 Topps Update 3000 Hits Club #3000H-11
2016 Topps Update 3000 Hits Medallion #3000M-11
2016 Topps Update 3000 Hits Medallion Gold #3000M-11 #/50
2016 Topps Update 3000 Hits Medallion Platinum #3000M-11 #/10
2016 Topps Update 3000 Hits Medallion Autographs #3000MA-RY #/10

Friday, October 14, 2016

2005 Donruss Zenith Artist Proof Silver

Year: 2005
Manufacturer: Donruss
Set: Zenith
Card Number: 239
Card Type: Parallel
Parallel Set: Artist Proof Silver

Ah, the good old days of Dufex technology.  Zenith was one of those sets that could go either way.  2005 was a big year in terms of just the sheer number of sets produced from all the card companies.  And if I remember Zenith wasn't cheap either.  Besides this parallel there is also a Gold Artist Proof and a Museum Collection parallel.  I'm only missing the Gold.

I'm surprised Panini hasn't resurrected this set yet.