Thursday, August 18, 2016

2016 Topps Stadium Club Gold Foil

Year: 2016
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: Stadium Club
Card Number: 227
Card Type: Parallel
Parellel Set: Gold Foil

Howdy.  It's been awhile I know.  I've been up in the Alaskan Arctic looking for salmon.  It was pretty awesome.  Didn't find many salmon, but did get to raft down some pretty spectacular rivers and streams.  We were based out of an old oil exploration camp called Umiat.  Type that into Google Earth to see how remote that was.  Anyways it's time to get back to Yount cards.

When Stadium Club came out fellow Yount collector Tony L from Off Hiatus Sportcards tweeted an image of Robin's card at me and he was a little upset about the image used.  At first it did take me by surprise.  We agreed that it was most likely an image from a photo shoot that led to Robin's 1991 Pinnacle Sidelines card.  I posted about the original image a while back.  I think the cards grown on Tony and to be honest I actually really like it.  

Stadium Club was loaded with great images, but this card is unique.  After looking through most of the images I do believe that Robin's card is the only one to feature a non-baseball image.  Like all Topps products plenty of parallels to chase, just like this Trump err Gold Parallel.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

2016 Topps Gypsy Queen

Year: 2016
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: Gypsy Queen
Card Number: 334
Card Type: Base, SP

If memory serves me Robin has been in almost every base set of Gypsy Queen since the first issue in 2011, with the exception of one year, 2012, and he had 2 relic cards in that set.  

Once again Robin graces the checklist for Gypsy Queen this time in the high numbers making his card one of those terrible manufactured short prints.  Gypsy Queen's designs have always been simple mimicking the 1887 originals, this year's no different.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Once in a lifetime Yount Auction

I posted about this earlier, but SCP Auctions now has a preview up of all 72 items that will be at auction starting Wednesday.  There is a lot of cool stuff to see even if you're just window shopping like me.  I'm going to be out of town for a work trip while the auction is open, but I do plan on doing a very indepth look at the items and what they sell for.

The highlight has to be both Robin's 3000th bat and ball, both of which have very respectable starting prices.