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