Friday, December 30, 2016

2016 Panini National Treasures Baseball Yount Checklist and Gallery

Panini finally released the official checklist for National Treasures and this is suppose to be the last MLB release for 2016, but never say never to Topps throwing something else out there unannounced.

Anyway, Robin has 9 cards in the set to chase, all fairly rare, as you'd expect from National Treasures.

I'll archive images of any cards I find on this post.  Of course actual card numbering is probably different from what was released.

2016 Panini National Treasures
Bat Knobs #BK-RY (16) #/1
Colossal #C-RY (#34) #/49
Colossal #C-RY (#34) Prime #/15
Colossal #C-RY (#34) Prime Brand Logo #/1
Colossal #C-RY (#34) Prime Jersey Number #/10
Colossal #C-RY (#34) Prime Team Logo #/1
ID Tags #ID-RY (#8)  #/1
Player's Collection Signature #PCS-RY (#41)  #/15
Player's Collection Signature #PCS-RY (#41)  Prime #/10

Thursday, December 29, 2016

2005 Playoff Prestige - Prestigious Pros Silver Material Bat Relic

Year: 2005
Manufacturer: Donruss/Playoff
Set: Playoff Prestige
Card Number: PP-19
Card Type: Insert Parallel
Insert Set: Prestigious Pros
Parallel Set: Silver Material Bat
Card Attributes: Relic, Serial Numbered
Relic Type: Bat
Serial Number: 03/50

I was hoping to be able to post checklist of National Treasures, but Panini still hasn't released the official checklist. So I'm not sure if Robin is even in it, but history tells us that he most likely is.

So lets highlight a really shiny relic card from the middle of the last decade.

The Prestigious Pros insert has a rainbow of parallels, as well as, a few relic sets and an autograph set.  Interestingly enough the base set for this product is pretty bland, but the Prestigious Pros are so shiny!  If my count is right there are 14 total parallels of this set.  That's a lot of cards to chase down.  Besides the bat relic set there is also a jersey relic and patch relic. 

Thursday, December 8, 2016

2016 Topps Trancendent

Topps Trancendant is being released tomorrow.  If you haven't heard it's the new high mark for a baseball card product with prices per box around $25,000!

It's crazy, you get 52 autographs, that's broken down into 3 1/1's, with one being a Kris Bryant, and a mix of base autos numbered to 52, and parallel autos.  And according to Topps you get at least one auto from each of the 42 signers in the set, so there will be signers that you get a base auto and a parallel.  You also get a base set of cards the set is called MLB Icons, all numbered to 65 and if I read it right they all have the same serial number.  You also get a cut auto box topper, an original sketch card and a reproduction set of all the sketch card subjects.  Is it worth $25,000?  Meh.

I bring it up here because while Robin is not a featured signer or in the base set, he is featured in the sketch cards.  So that means he'll have an original sketch card and a reproduction numbered to 65!

Anniversary Sketch Card Original TSC-37 1/1
Anniversary Sketch Card Reproduction TSCR-37 #/65

If by chance one of these should pop up on ebay or somewhere else I'll add an image for the archive.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

2016 Topps Dynasty Gallery and Checklist

So Topps hasn't and looks like doesn't plan to release a real checklist for this set anytime soon.  That being said Robin is in the main set so that means he has at least 4 cards in the set.  Likely more and then also 2 parallels of those cards.  I found this card was pulled in a case break not too long ago on the tubes.  I'll post more images as I find them and a checklist with card numbering when that becomes available or known.

Base #/10, Gray #/5, Black #/1






Thursday, December 1, 2016

2005 Upper Deck Ultimate Signature Edition Base

Year: 2005
Manufacturer: Upper Deck
Set: Ultimate Signature Edition
Card Number: 36
Card Type: Base
Card Attributes: Serial Numbered
Serial Number: 140/825

It seems like more and more of the higher end products are just throwing out the idea of a base set in the product.  I realize that lots of people bitch about these cards being worthless filler, but I happen to disagree.  I absolutely love the base set from higher end products like Ultimate.  Mainly because it gives me something to chase that I can afford.  

Ultimate remains a product that other high end products are measured.  And while Ultimate products were expensive they weren't sell your soul expensive.  And they had these awesome serial numbered base cards to chase for us mere mortals.