Saturday, April 30, 2016

2016 Panini Donruss 1982 insert

Year: 2016
Manufacturer: Panini
Set: Donruss Baseball
Card Type: Insert
Insert Set: 1982 Donruss
Card Number: D82-48

Wow it's been awhile since I posted.  It's that time of year again and my work schedule really ramps up.  So my posts will be fewer and far between this summer I'm sure, but lets enjoy one of mine and Robin's newest cards.  Robin is featured in the Donruss 1982 insert set.  The set of course mimics the 1982 Donruss design.  The backs not so much.  This set also has a ton of parallels to chase.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

2016 Topps Museum Collection Robin Yount Checklist and Gallery

2016 Topps Museum Collection comes out today.  And Robin has a few cards in the set.  With the exception on his base Archival Auto and Frame Auto which I'm not sure of the print runs all of his other cards are very limited.  Here are his cards from the posted checklist.  I'll post images as I find them.

Archival Autographs AA-RY (Redemption)

Archival Autographs Gold AA-RY #/5 (Redemption)

Archival Autographs Sepia AA-RY #/5 (Redemption)

Canvas Collection Original Sketch Card 1 of 1 by Carlos Cabaleiro

Canvas Collection Original Sketch Card 1 of 1 by Dan Bergen

Dual Archive Autographs w/ Paul Molitor #DA-MY #/15 (Redemption)

Jumbo Lumber Bat Nameplate Relic #JLNP-RY #/1

Museum Collection Framed Autographs MCA-RY #d (Redemption)

Museum Collection Framed Autographs MCA-RY Gold Frame #/15 (Redemption)

Museum Collection Framed Autographs MCA-RY Silver Frame #/10 (Redemption)

Museum Collection Framed Autographs MCA-RY Black Frame #/5 (Redemption)

Museum Collection Framed Autographs MCA-RY Wood Frame #/1 (Redemption)

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

2016 Topps Series 1 Commemorative Team Logo Pin

Year: 2016
Manufacturer: Topps
Card Type: Insert
Insert Set: Commemorative Team Logo Pin
Card Number: TLP-RY
Card Attribute: Manufactured Relic

Topps has been including a manufactured relic set in it's flagship for years now.  From it's retail blaster box exclusive ones to the hobby boxes.  This year Robin was featured in the Commemorative Team Logo Pins.  There are no parallels to this set and cards aren't numbered, so I was able to finally pick this card up very reasonably.  If I remember correctly the actual manurelic is manufactured in China, but the cards are still printed and assembled in Topps' Duryea, Pennsylvania plant.

The card is very think and heavy. These would be super easy to pick out of hobby packs by hand simply for the weight.  The overall look is pretty high class. It reminds me of Tribute and Dynasty, with maybe a dash of Triple Threads and Tier One or Museum Collection thrown in.

Friday, April 8, 2016

2016 Panini Diamond Kings Yount Checklist and Gallery

Robin gets a couple cards in this year's Diamond Kings.  One insert and an autograph each with one parallel and all are pretty rare except for the Heritage Collection base insert.  I'll post more images when I find them.

Heritage Collection #HC-1
Heritage Collection Sapphire #HC-1 #/25
Sovereign Signatures #SS-RY #/5
Sovereign Signatures Prime #SS-RY #/3

Thursday, April 7, 2016

2016 Topps Gypsy Queen Robin Yount Checklist and Gallery

As promised a quick rundown of the cards available and images.

2016 Topps Gypsy Queen
Base #334
Mini #334
Foil Mini #334 (Retail Blaster Exclusive)
Purple Mini #334 #/250
Gold Mini #334 #/50
Red Mini #334 #/5

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

2008 Topps Sterling - Sterling Moments Quad Relic Autograph 4SMA-136

Year: 2008
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: Sterling
Card Number: 4SMA-146, RY61
Card Type: Insert
Insert Set: Sterling Moments Autograph Relics
Card Attributes: Autograph, Relics, Serial Numbered
Relic Types: Bat, Uniform
Serial Number: 01/10

I've decided to open the vault and pull out another Sterling gem.  Still one of my favorite high end sets, even if the autographs are stickers.  I think I like the set so much because it was player focused.  Intensely player focused.  I won't go into the whole set layout you can read about it here if you don't remember.

One of three quad relic autos I own from the set.  The card numbering is a little insane for the set as well.  This card number 4SMA-146 is not different.  But let's decifer what the coding means.  The 4 means four relics, the SMA stands for Sterling Moment Autgraph and of course the 146 is the card number in that set.  Topps also went one step more and numbered each card with a player specific numbered.  This card is RY61, or Robin Yount 61.  I'm not sure exactly how many cards Robin has in the set, but it's well over 100 when you count all those Sterling Silver 1 of 1 cards.

The biggest problem I have with this set is the people who sell the cards.  Believe it or not with as many cards that are in this set and how confusing and cumbersome the set numbering is sellers don't seem to bother with listing it, or include a scan or photo of the back of the card.  These cards are pretty awesome to gaze upon and most sellers listing go like this:
Awesome Robin Yount Autograph Relic card.  The End.  

I'm ranting, but as a Yount collector and a self appointed Robin Yount baseball card historian I love filling holes at the TCDB.  These cards are rare and some are seldom seen so the more information about a card I can find the better.  OK rant over  check out my Awesome Robin Yount Autograph Relic card!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Robin Yount was a catcher??!!??

Tom Haudricourt has a great little piece about the time Robin Yount was a catcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks. No really check it out over at his MJS blog here.

Couldn't find a picture though.

Monday, April 4, 2016

2015 Topps Gypsy Queen White Framed Parallel

Card Manufacturer: Topps
Year: 2015
Card Set: Gypsy Queen
Card Number: 21
Card Type: Base Parallel
Parallel Type: White (Pearl) Paper Framed - Retail exclusive

In 2015, once again Robin was featured in the Gypsy Queen set.  If my memory serves me right he's been featured in every base set except for one year and I don't feel like digging that up.  Last year the retail exclusive borders were these White or Pearl framed cards.  Very nice to look at.  There were found as a bonus to the retail 3 pack hangers and featured 3 of these cards per hanger.  If you missed it Robin is going to be featured in the 2016 Gypsy Queen set as a high numbered SP.  Not sure if any of those cards will be framed or not and not sure of all the parallels either.  But we are only a couple days away from product launch so stay tuned I'll have a detailed checklist for Robin for the set and an image gallery.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

2015 Topps Tribute

Year: 2015
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: Tribute
Card Number: 63
Card Type: Base

I find it interesting I acquired one of Robin's relic cards from this set well before I picked up my first base card.  But you'll remember this set had problems with the autographs, the main selling point for the set, and Topps ended up recalling the product, so a lot of the base cards and parallels were never opened.  Topps then rereleased Tribute as a Special Edition with a very high price point and new configuration that really marketed the product to case breakers.  Anyway, I finally found a seller on COMC that didn't want an arm and a leg for this card.  Just a regular base card nothing special here, but probably the hardest base card in 2015 to find, at least for me.  

Saturday, April 2, 2016

On the Radar - 2016 Topps Gypsy Queen

Man, I've been getting blips on the screen all over the place.

The preliminary checklist for Gypsy Queen is out.  And Robin is featured in the base set as an SP.  Not sure if he gets a framed card or not, I guess we'll find out after this is released next week.  Gypsy Queen has never been one of my favorite sets, but Robin always seems to be included in the checklist or one of the inserts.  I'm also not sure right now if he gets a mini box variation this year or not.  But he does get all the parallels associated with the base set.  I'll have an official checklist and gallery post next week, but here's what I know.

Robin's card is #334 in the set.

Friday, April 1, 2016

2016 Topps Legacies of Baseball Robin Yount Checklist and Gallery

I mentioned Robin being in this set a few post ago with an On the Radar announcement.  I'll let this post serve as a place to archive images for those cards.

Robin is in the Lasting Imprints insert

2016 Topps Legacies of Baseball Lasting Imprints #LI-RY  #/99
2016 Topps Legacies of Baseball Lasting Imprints #LI-RY Pruple #/50
2016 Topps Legacies of Baseball Lasting Imprints #LI-RY Red #/5
2016 Topps Legacies of Baseball Lasting Imprints #LI-RY Black #/1