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.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

2016 Topps Five Star Checklist and Gallery

After finally getting a look at this year's Topps Five Star baseball checklist I discovered that Robin is the only Brewer featured in the set.  Oh sure there are other former Brewers in with autographs, but they are featured with other teams.

Robin is featured in only one set Golden Graphs, but that set has a few parallels.  Here's what you can find.

2016 Topps Five Star
Gold Graphs #FSGC-RY #/50
Gold Graphs #FSGC-RY Purple Parallel #/25
Gold Graphs #FSGC-RY Blue Parallel #/20
Gold Graphs #FSGC-RY Green Parallel #/15
Gold Graphs #FSGC-RY Gold Parallel #/10
Gold Graphs #FSGC-RY Orange Parallel #/5
Gold Graphs #FSGC-RY Red Parallel #/1