Thursday, July 5, 2018

1990 Topps Sticker

Year: 1990
Manufacturer: Topps 
Set: Stickers
Card Number: 54
Card Type: Base

The 1990 Topps Sticker set is interesting, especially from a checklist stand point.  The base card which I consider the player superstar side with stats to be the primary player for the card.  Especially since he's the only player named on the card or sticker.  Then the back or front depends on how you look at the cards featured either one, or what was more common in the set, two smaller stickers, which were also numbered, but the players were not identified.  The two players also featured on the card are Mike LaValliere on sticker #133 and Greg Swindell on sticker 214.



Monday, July 2, 2018

On the Radar - 2018 Topps Definitive Collection Yount Checklist and Gallery

Robin is featured in a few of the sets in this year's Definitive Collection.  All very rare and low numbered as one would expect from a $1000 product.

2018 Topps Definitive Collection Definitive Autograph Relic Collection #DCAR-RY #/35
2018 Topps Definitive Collection Definitive Autograph Relic Collection Green #DCAR-RY #/10
2018 Topps Definitive Collection Definitive Autograph Relic Collection Purple #DCAR-RY #/5
2018 Topps Definitive Collection Definitive Autograph Relic Collection Red #DCAR-RY #/1
2018 Topps Definitive Collection Definitive Definitive Autograph Inscription Collection #DCA-RY #d/
2018 Topps Definitive Collection Definitive Definitive Autograph Inscription Collection Red #DCA-RY   #/1
2018 Topps Definitive Collection Legendary Autograph Collection #DCLA-RY  #d?
2018 Topps Definitive Collection Legendary Autograph Collection Purple #DCLA-RY  #/5
2018 Topps Definitive Collection Legendary Autograph Collection Red #DCLA-RY  #/1



Saturday, June 23, 2018

On the Radar - 2018 Topps Museum Collection

Robin is featured in one insert set in this year's Museum Collection.  That set has 2 parallels.  All the cards are very limited as the base card is numbered to 15 or less.  I guess we'll find out how many base cards Robin has when the product goes live and they start showing up.  I'll archive images of those cards here as well.

2018 Topps Museum Collection Robin Yount Checklist

2018 Topps Museum Collection Momentous Material Jumbo Patch Autograph JPA-RY #/15
2018 Topps Museum Collection Momentous Material Jumbo Patch Autograph Gold JPA-RY #/5
2018 Topps Museum Collection Momentous Material Jumbo Patch Autograph  Emerald JPA-RY #/1



Wednesday, June 20, 2018

2009 Upper Deck Goudey Relic

Year: 2009
Card Manufacturer: Upper Deck
Card Set: Goudey
Card Number: GM-RY
Card Type: Insert
Insert Set: Goudey Memorabilia
Relic Type: Jersey
Card Attributes: Jersey Relic


Let's get back into the swing of things with a great little relic from Upper Deck's last issue of the Goudey tribute set from 2009.   The 2009 set was a homage to the 1934 World Wide Gum set and also featured a homage to the 1935 4 in 1's.  Robin has a base SP card in the set and the parallels,  as well as, being featured in a couple of the 4 in 1's and this lovely relic insert.  I'm a sucker for a good gimmick and I do love that the relic opening is a die-cut G even if the swatch is just plain gray.  



Wednesday, June 6, 2018

2018 Topps Series 2 Robin Yount Checklist and Gallery

Robin finally gets his first fully MLB licensed cards in Topps Series 2.  Here's the checklist and I'll add images as they start to pop up.

2017 Topps Series 2 MLB All-Star Game Logo Manufactured Patch Relics #ASP-RY
2017 Topps Series 2 MLB All-Star Game Logo Manufactured Patch Relics #ASP-RY Black #/99
2017 Topps Series 2 MLB All-Star Game Logo Manufactured Patch Relics #ASP-RY Gold #/50
2017 Topps Series 2 MLB All-Star Game Logo Manufactured Patch Relics #ASP-RY Red #/10
2017 Topps Series 2 MLB All-Star Game Logo Manufactured Patch Relics #ASP-RY Platinum #/1
2017 Topps Series 2 MLB All-Star Game Logo Manufactured Patch Autograph ASPA-RY Robin Yount #/10
2017 Topps Series 2 Topps Reverence Autograph Patch TRAP-RY #d?
2017 Topps Series 2 Topps Reverence Autograph Patch TRAP-RY Red #/5
2017 Topps Series 2 Topps Reverence Autograph Patch TRAP-RY Platinum #/1









Monday, May 28, 2018

2005 Topps Pristine Legends Uncirculated Encased Refractor

Year: 2005
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: Pristine Legends
Card Number: 43
Card Type: Uncirculated Encased Refractor Parallel
Card Attributes: Serial Numbered
Serial Number: 543/549

Wow been a crazy month for me work wise.  But as May comes to a close my schedule will be slowing way down.  What better way to get back into the swing of things than with a nice shiny card. 2005 Topps Pristine would be the last year Topps would produce the brand.  It had an interesting box scheme.  Each box had 5 packs.  Each pack had one uncirculated card and then another pack.  Inside the inner pack was a relic card and another pack.  And inside that inner pack were the base cards.   Robin has a few cards in this set including an auto, a relic,  a base card, and a bunch of parallel cards.   My apologies for the blurriness of the card, but these encased cards scan horribly.  There is an nice little write up on the back that mentions team mate Hank Aaron and Robin's HOF career stats.  




Thursday, May 3, 2018

1993 Pacific Spanish


Year: 1993
Manufacturer: Pacific
Set: Flagship (Spanish)
Card Number: 167
Card Type: Base

Continuing from last post...  Part of Colbey's afforable group break was a box of Pacific's inaugural release in 1993. Pacific attempted to fill niche that Topps had tried before by marketing their set specifically to the Spanish speaking markets.   I already had a couple copies of this card, but it was nice to receive a pack fresh copy for the collection as well.  I like the overall design of the card.  Pacific used shading and angles to try and give the card a more 3D feel.  The cards are colorful and bright and the back features a second player photo.  Pacific also introduced, what would become the very popular, prism cards with this set and had a couple cool inserts  that were not easy to pull falling only about 1 to 2 per box.



Thursday, April 26, 2018

1994 Pacific Crown Collection - Gems of the Crown Silver Prism Hobby

Year: 1994
Manufacturer: Pacific
Card Set: Crown Collection
Card Number: 1
Card Type: Insert
Insert Set: Silver Prisms Hobby!


Colbey who writes the great blog Cardboard Collections decided to get back to holding his Affordable Group Breaks.  To get back into the swing of things his first break featured two early Pacific products, 1993 Pacific Spanish and 1994 Series 1 Pacific Crown Collection.  I didn't have a lot of Brewers cards from either set so for $7 I figured why not.  And boy am I glad I did.  There are some great inserts to be had in the set.  Not a lot of inserts and you only get a couple per hobby box, but Pacific introduced us to the Prisms.  The Silver Prisms came in two varieties the circular prisms which were inserted into retail product and these snowflake prisms that were exclusive to hobby boxes and a much harder pull.  There were a couple inserts I was hoping to get pulled during the group break, but getting a card I needed for my Yount collection, and a card that still has decent value was a huge shocker.  But it really made my day seeing this get pulled live.  A great addition to the collection!





Tuesday, April 24, 2018

All About the Base - 1994 Topps

Year: 1994
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: Flagship
Card Number: 310
Card Type: Base

Here we are the end of the road.  Robin's final Topps flagship card.  He would get a few more tribute cards next year before the Yountless years of 1996-1998.  Robin announced his retirement on February 10th so being featured in the first series meant the checklist had already been finalized and most likely printing started for the set.  Which for us Yount collector's is a nice ending.  This year the Topps Gold parallel cards were a little more subdued with just the player name and the Topps Gold Logo being foiled.  This year Topps returned to the horizontal backs but still squished all the player stats over to the right side to allow for a back photo.

Whew that was a long ride.  I'm going to go back to doing some random card posts, but I do plan to do an All About the Base series for Robin's, Fleer, Donruss, Upper Deck, and Score flagship runs.



Saturday, April 21, 2018

All About the Base - 1993 Topps

Year: 1993
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: Flagship
Card Number: 1
Card Type: Base

This year Robin was given honor of being card #1.  I for the life of me can't remember if there was a reason for it or not.  Regardless this would be Robin's final year in the MLB.  We'll get one more base card next year.  Topps issued the set in two series, something they hadn't done in 20 years.  And this set was big, the biggest Topps had ever issued at 825 total cards.  And the gold foil parallel cards first introduced last year were so popular Topps added one to every pack.   Topps also changed up the backs going from the classic horizontal layout to the vertical, which made for reading all those stats just a little bit harder.  They also added a headshot to the back of the card, something that would get carried over to the 1994 set.



Friday, April 20, 2018

All About the Base - 1992 Topps


Year: 1992
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: Topps Flagship Baseball
Card Number: 90
Card Type: Base

This is the dawn of a new era.  This year Topps upgraded it's card stock to a brilliant white.  Topps also introduced it's first inserted parallel set, Topps Gold, although they were tough pulls.  This set pretty much started the parallel craze as we know it.  Topps really nailed the early nineties in regards to it base set designs.  1992 is another multi-bordered set, but this set had some great photography.  I think everyone remembers the Benito Santiago card from this set.  But Yount's photo is pretty awesome as well.  A nice portrait shot in the dugout with the bat cubby behind him and Robin is leaning on one of his custom made bats with his facsimile auto on the bat strategically placed.




Thursday, April 19, 2018

All About the Base - 1991 Topps

Year: 1991
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: Flagship
Card Number: 575
Card Type: Base

While I loved the 1990 Topps set, I'm very smitten with this set as well.  I'm not sure why. Maybe it's the color coordinated borders.  Maybe it's the 40th Anniversary logo or the fact that logo is watermarked on the back of the card.  Maybe it's the bubble gum pink backs. Maybe it's the nostalgia that this will be the last flagship set printed on this kind of card stock.  Either way we get a great Yount card featuring Robin swinging.  The font size for the career stats continues to get smaller and smaller.  



Wednesday, April 18, 2018

All About the Base - 1990 Topps All-Star

Year: 1990
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: Flagship
Card Number: 389
Card Type: Base Sub-set

Robin got two base cards in the 1990 set.  While the Topps set didn't have a dedicated MVP card for Robin, which is a shame, it did do these All-Star cards.  Interestingly Robin wasn't an All-Star in 1989, so this card is a little misleading.  However this card does celebrate Robin being a Top 5 Hit Leader in the American League.

The 1990 set is still one of my favorite designs.



Tuesday, April 17, 2018

All About the Base - 1990 Topps


Year: 1990
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: Flagship
Card Number: 290
Card Type: Base

Just got back from a two week trip to Wisconsin.  Got to see the Brewers lose to the Cubs in Milwaukee and got to eat a lot of fried food.  But I'm back and we are close to the end of this round of All About the Base.  

1990's Topps is one of my all time favorite sets.  Sure it's smack dab in the middle of the Junk Wax Era, but man compare it to the other 1990 offerings this set stood out.  Hell this set would stand out in almost any era.  On top of that we get a great photo of Robin with a huge cheese eating grin relaxing at the ball field.  And in 1990 Robin had a lot to smile about.  He'd just won his second MVP award the previous year and while his 89 season wasn't his best it was still damn good for the elder statesman.

Now there's no room on the back of his Topps cards for anything other than career stats.  



Monday, April 16, 2018

2017 Leaf Pearl Multi-Sport Robin Yount checklist

It seems like if you have a trading card product and it comes out in April it should probably be attributed to the current year.  Anyway,2017 Leaf Pearl just came out last week and Robin has a few cards in the set.  These will be added to the 2017 Ultimate checklist.

2017 Leaf Pearl #49 Base  #/10
2017 Leaf Pearl #49 Platinum #/5
2017 Leaf Pearl #49 Purple #/3
2017 Leaf Pearl #49 Green #/2
2017 Leaf Pearl #49 Gold #/1
2017 Leaf Pearl Base Autograph AU-RY1 #/10
2017 Leaf Pearl Base Autograph AU-RY1 Platinum #/5
2017 Leaf Pearl Base Autograph AU-RY1 Purple #/2
2017 Leaf Pearl Base Autograph AU-RY1 Green #/1
2017 Leaf Pearl Base Autograph AU-RY1 Gold #/1







2018 Panini Diamond Kings Robin Yount Checklist and Gallery

It's pretty slim pickings for Brewers fans in this year's Diamond Kings, but Robin has a few cards and by a few I mean 16 total cards.   I'll correct card numbering once I find an example.

2017 Panini Diamond Kings DK Jumbo Materials Signatures #JMS-RY  #/15
2017 Panini Diamond Kings DK Jumbo Materials Signatures Masterpiece #JMS-RY  #/1



Saturday, March 31, 2018

All About the Base - 1989 Topps

Year: 1989
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: Flagship
Card Number: 615
Card Type: Base


I wonder out of the hundreds of this card I probably have squirreled away I managed to grab one with grease stains on the front?  Well I'm not going into the archives to scan another one.  I'll be honest I have a huge love for this set in general.  I love the simple border design and the ballpark font for the team name with the player name in the tail. I chewed a lot of gum from these packs.  And for some reason I really loved the smell of this set, yes the smell.  Topps brings back the red and black color scheme for the card backs.  Topps used that color scheme just a few years ago with the 1985 set and I liked it then as I much as I liked it for this set.  In last year's issue Topps brought back the baseball graphic to the backs of the card, but this year Topps returns the graphic to it's place of glory framing the card number.  The last time Topps did that was in the 1981 set.  Again no room for anymore trivia, but we do get the game winning RBI stat squeezed into the bottom.

Friday, March 30, 2018

All about the Base - 1988 Topps

Year: 1988
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: Flagship
Card Number: 165
Card Type: Base

Continuing our march in Robin Yount's career we've hit the 1988 Topps set.  Coming off the 1987 woody set, 1988 Topps is almost a let down.  But the overall simple design is deceiving.  At first glace the set is pretty plain, but Topps does feature a nice big photo.  And look closer, the player is actually in front of the team name.  Almost making the player jump out of the card.  1988 Topps gets a bad rap mainly because it's at the center of the Junk Wax era, which I can attest to with a 5000 count monster box full of these cards.  

 Topps also brings back is classic baseball graphic for the back of the card and the backs feature a very nice sized card number well placed for easy sorting and collation, which I did a lot of with this set.  This far along in Robin's career we no longer have any room on the back for fancy trivia and write-ups, but we do have one small extra stat on the bottom of the card with game winning RBIs.



Friday, March 23, 2018

All about the Base - 1987 Topps

Year: 1987
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: Flagship
Card Number: 773
Card Type: Base

The 1987 Topps set holds a special place in my heart as it's the first set I ever tried to put together.  And I bought a lot of packs.  Wax packs from my LCS, cello packs from the convience stores, rack packs from the grocery store.  Plus the wood grain border reminds me of my fathers den decked out in the fake wood paneling.  And of course the set brings back memories of the 1962 Topps.  And I might have a fondness for the set as a Brewers fan with the backs of the cards featuring a Brewers color scheme.  

The card backs feature a nice sized and well placed card number.  This year marks the first year that Robin's stats over take the back of the card and don't allow for any more trivia or stat write-ups, instead the only bonus we get is the game winning RBIs that was placed on Robin's card last year and will be the only extra for year's to come.



Thursday, March 22, 2018

All about the Base - 1986 Topps

Year: 1986
Manufacturer: Topps 
Set: Flagship
Card Number: 780
Card Type: Base

1986 was the first year I remember actually buying baseball cards.  Up until then I was pretty much all into comics.  But even then I didn't bother to put the set together until much later.  Every so often Topps' experiments with black bordered cards.  The black borders have the effect to really magnify defects in the edges and corners.  In 1986 we get a split between a black border and a white border and you'd never guess that there are conditions issues with the set.  Centering, as always, is an issue as well, and miscentering also shows up incredibly well in these cards.   The set does feature a nice big player photos and this year we get what looks like Robin warming up catching a few balls.  While I'm neutral on the front I really do like the color scheme on the backs.  The black on red really pops and is easy to read.  Plus we get a nice sized cards number high on the left hand side for easy collation and the player name is very prominent.  

We also get a couple game winning RBI stats and there is still just enough room with Robin's career stats for one small factoid at the bottom.  No mention of brother Larry though.



Wednesday, March 21, 2018

All about the Base - 1985 Topps

Year:  1985
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: Flagship
Card Number: 340
Card Type: Base


Ah the mid-80's.  In 1985 the family moved to El Paso, Texas and I would spend a good part of my formative year's there.  It's also were I discovered sports cards and comic books.  Not that I didn't know they existed, but for the first time I can remember I actually cared.  But that would be another year or so.   The 1985 set marks another period in Topps history where they started playing it safe with similar, simple designs.  Again these are terrible, but they aren't all that memorable, well maybe with the exception of the 1987 set.  

I've always thought the design looked like bumper stickers.  With the team name and logo plastered on the card like a kid putting a bumper sticker on a car, but with most of the card elements on the bottom of the card it leave a lot of room up top for the player photo and for me that works pretty well.  I'm not a huge fan of the color scheme on the back of the card, the red and green clash and red lettering can be a little hard to read.   

But man look at the photo of Robin.  Flip up sunglasses, baby blue uni with the trucker hat and those wrist bands!!  Classic 80's, cue the Devo.