Thursday, June 30, 2016

A dude and his motorcycle -

So it's kind of funny I've had this post sitting in my drafts folder for over 2 years.  Back in 2014 Getty Images announced you could use it's images for noncommmerical applications on blogs and what not with proper credit.  I even did a blog post about it back then.  I also snagged this image to use for a post sometime, well fast forward to today and Tony L over at Off Hiatus Sportscards tweeted at me a picture of Robin's new Stadium Club card.  Which funny enough now features this image.  Tony wasn't too fond of the image and to be honest it took me by surprise when I first saw it.  It reminded me a lot of his 1992 Pinnacle Sidelines card.  Which might have been what I was saving this post for.  Anyways the more I look at the card the more I kinda dig it.  I'm a guy who loves the different and this is different.  I wonder if there are any other off beat images in this years Stadium Club?  I also thought this might be a photo variation.

And  I  joked that maybe if Robin is in this year's Allen and Ginter set he'll be featured golfing.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

2008 Topps Triple Threads Relics Sepia Parallel

Year: 2008
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: Triple Threads
Card Number: TTR-218
Card Type: Insert Multi-relic Parallel
Insert Set: Triple Threads Relics
Parallel Set: Sepia
Card Attributes: Relics, Serial Numbered
Relic Type: Bat, Jersey
Serial Number: 11/27

Sorry about the scan, I should have taken the card out of the top loader and penny sleeve, but I'm not going to dig it back out so it is what it is. 

I've never been a huge fan of Triple Threads.  Maybe its because the cards look the same year after year, or that the relic gimmicks just aren't my taste, but I'm not going to let that stop me from adding any of Robin's cards from the set to my collection.  This card celebrates Robin's 251 career home runs.  Not a monster number compared to the some of the power hits, but still very respectable.  And while the lettering may make this card look like a 6 relic card it vary obviously is only 3 separate relic pieces.  Like all things Topps there are a ton of parallels in the set, but even what is considered the base relic card is limited to only 36 copies and this sepia parallel is numbered to just 27.  The star of the card are the relic pieces with Robin's head taking up a very small portion of the card.

Monday, June 27, 2016

2016 Topps Stadium Club Yount checklist

Wow it's been almost 2 weeks since I've managed to do a Yount post.  Sorry about that.

Well the 2016 Stadium Club checklist is out and Robin has a base card and all the parallels that go along with that and a couple auto inserts.

This post will serve as the official checklist and image gallery for the set.

2016 Topps Stadium Club #227
2016 Topps Stadium Club #227 Gold Foil Parallel
2016 Topps Stadium Club #227 Black Foil Parallel
2016 Topps Stadium Club #227 Black and White Foil parallel
2016 Topps Stadium Club #227 Rainbow Foilboard #/25
2016 Topps Stadium Club #227 1st Day Issue #/10
2016 Topps Stadium Club #227 Members Only parallel
2016 Topps Stadium Club Co-Signers CO-MY w/ Paul Molitor #/5
2016 Topps Stadium Club Legends Die-Cuts LDC-1
2016 Topps Stadium Club Legends Die-Cuts LDC-1 Gold Parallel
2016 Topps Stadium Club 1992 Buy Back Autograph #/5

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

1988 Topps Coin

Year: 1988
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: Topps Coins
Coin Number: 32

The Topps coin brand dates way back to 1964.  Topps brought them back in 1971 and then in the late 80's for 4 more years.  The first Topps coin set was released in 1987 and the last in 1990.  You may remember that Topps also featured some buy back coin cards in the 2013 Heritage set that featured the 1964 coins.  

Robin is featured in 3 of the 4 modern coin sets from 1988 to 1990.  The only Brewer who got a coin in the 1987 set was Rob Deer.

Sorry about the crappy scan, it's hard to get a good scan with the coin lip.  The coins came 3 to a pack and like everything from the late 80's were way overproduced.  You can still find boxes, packs, and whole sets for next to nothing.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

1990 Upper Deck Brewers Checklist

Year: 1990
Manufacturer: Upper Deck
Set: Flagship Baseball
Card Number: 91
Card Type: Base, Checklist

It's hard to believe it's already been 6 years since Upper Deck put out a baseball set.  Let's time warp back and visit the second set Upper Deck put out.  In the 1990 set beside the main checklist cards found every at all the 100's each team got a team checklist card featuring a star player from the team.  The cards were illustrated by famed sports artist Vernon Wells.  He also did a lot if not all of the insert illustrations.  It was Upper Deck's answer to Donruss' Dick Perez stuff.

Monday, June 13, 2016

2016 Topps Series 2 Checklist and Gallery - Robin getting some love

I was looking through the released checklist and Robin has a nice showing in Series 2. From base inserts to some nice rarer auto relics.  There's a little something for everybody.

2016 Topps Series 2 Berger's Best BB2-1975
2016 Topps Series 2 Berger's Best Autographed Relics BBAR-RY #/10
2016 Topps Series 2 Berger’s Best Relics BB2R-1975 #/99
2016 Topps Series 2 Hallowed Highlights HH-13
2016 Topps Series 2 MLB Debut MLBD2-9 Bronze (Retail)
2016 Topps Series 2 MLB Debut MLBD2-9  Silver (Retail)
2016 Topps Series 2 MLB Debut MLBD2-9  Gold (Retail)
2016 Topps Series 2 MLB Debut Medallion (Retail)
2016 Topps Series 2 Glove Leather Auto GLA-RY  #/25

Friday, June 10, 2016

1990 Bowman Art Card Contest

Year: 1990
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: Bowman Baseball
Card Type: Contest Insert
Card Number: NNO

If you opened packs of 1990 Bowman, which was slightly better than the oversized 1989 Bowman only because it stored better, you got a ton of these contest inserts.  Well before the days of the internet when you still had to fill out the lines on the back of this card and mail it in.  The prize for this contest was a complete set of the 11 lithographs.  A total of 500 lithograph sets were produced.  250 were given away as prizes and the rest were offered to hobby dealers.  All the lithos are artist signed and numbered.  You can see my Yount litho here.  Seems in that post I may or may not have gotten the total produced wrong.  Back in the day this kind of counted as an insert and while common is still kind of neat.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

1989 Classic Baseball Travel Edition

Year: 1989
Manufacturer: Classic
Set: Travel Edition
Card Number: 83

If you were collecting cards back in the late 80's and early 90's I'm sure you remember these Classic trivia baseball card sets.  The earlier sets came as a complete game in a clamshell blister pack.  Classic started putting out cards in 1987 and there gimmick was that they were trivia cards and cards were part of a larger trivia game.  Classic would continue to put out various sport sets until 1995.  I'm not sure what happened to the company or the brand, but we are left with gems like the card below.  The only baseball set Classic put out in 1989 was their travel edition.  200 cards in the set, this year's set featured a multicolored border.  One of the cheaper looking cards from the time period, they remind me a lot of the Star cards from the same time period.

I do love that Classic left a spot on the back of the card for the player autograph.  Such wishful thinking.  And really who wants an autograph on the back of the card?

Monday, June 6, 2016

2016 Topps Tier One Robin Yount Checklist and Gallery

This year's Tier One comes out this Wednesday, June 8th.  Robin has a few cards to chase, most are extremely limited.  This post will serves as the base checklist and gallery archive for those cards.

2016 Topps Tier One Limited Lumber #LL-RY #/1
2016 Topps Tier One Prime Performers Autographs PP-RY #/50
2016 Topps Tier One Prime Performers Autographs PP-RY Copper Ink #/25
2016 Topps Tier One Prime Performers Autographs PP-RY Silver Ink #/10
2016 Topps Tier One Prime Performers Autographs PP-RY Red Ink (Asia Exclusive) #/5
2016 Topps Tier One Prime Performers Autographs PP-RY Gold Ink #/1
2016 Topps Tier One  Autographed Bat Knobs T1ABK-RY #/1
2016 Topps Tier One Tool of the Trade Autograph Relics TTAR-RY #/1