Friday, November 16, 2018

1990 Topps Glossy Send In

Year: 1990
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: Glossy All-Stars and Hot Prospects Send Ins
Card Number: 15

For many year's Topps offered a couple different special offer send in sets advertised on cards inserted into wax packs.  What always bothered me was that these cards were inserted in the middle of the packs instead of as the last card in the pack that would have eliminated the wax backs.  Ahem. 
Anyways as a collector of the Yount cards once you get to over 1000 different cards you get to the point where you have most of the base cards and most inserts and oddballs from his playing days. 

 I recently completed a huge 1000+ Brewer card trade with a fellow card collector named Mark off of Twitter.  He sent me a flat rate box full of Brewers cards and I sent him back a box full of Red Sox.  After a couple days of sorting and inventorying I ended up adding almost 200 new Brewers cards to the collection.  Included in the lot was over 200 Yount cards.  And as luck would have it I found one I needed.  This 1990 Glossy All Star Send In.  It's funny because as I've been slowly inventorying my Yount collection and adding it to the Trading Card Database I realized I didn't have a copy of this card.  That kind of surprised me and I added it to my want list and figured I'd pick up a copy off of COMC or somewhere else eventually, well looks like I don't need to.




Friday, November 9, 2018

2004 Donruss Leather and Lumber Gold Black and White parallel

Year: 2005
Manufacturer: Donruss
Set: Leather and Lumber
Card Number: 78
Card Type: Parallel
Parallel Set: Black and White
Card Attributes: Serial Numbered
Serial Number: 0428/1000


In the mid 2000's companies were competing to see who could come up with the craziest set.  While I wouldn't call the Leather and Lumber a crazy set, as a matter of fact it's pretty straight forward, it does keep with the formula of the time.  Tons of parallels, base parallels, relic parallels, relic auto parallels you get the idea.  The black and white parallel, in which the feature player photo is in black and white, not the card, isn't a true set parallel as only 25 lucky subjects from the base set are featured.  Of course while the base set comes with all sorts of base, relic, and auto parallels so does the smaller black and white parallel.  And like most base cards from sets like this from that era the base cards are designed more for the parallels, hence why Robin is placed on the left side of the card.




Tuesday, November 6, 2018

2005 Fleer Classic Clippings

Year: 2005
Manufacturer: Fleer
Set: Classic Clippings
Card Number: 2013
Card Type: Base (Legends subset)
Card Attributes: Serial Numbered
Serial Number: 078/999

I can remember lamenting to my LCS owner back in the era around 2003-2005 about just how many different products there were.  It was hard for a collector, and I'm sure equally hard for a shop owner, to decide what to buy and what to chase.  Of course now it's the exact opposite with store shelves looking downright anemic.  But that era, which I would start at the end of the 90's through about 2006-2007 really produced some great products, even if there was a ton.  There were flops of course, but with so many companies trying to outdo each other it made for some now classic sets.  

While I don't know if I'd call Fleer's Classic Clippings a classic set it does give us a few Younts to chase.  Robin is part of the Legends subset.  All the Legends cards were limited to just 999.  There area also two parallels to chase in this set, the First Edition numbered to 150 and the Final edition, which Baseballcardepdia says is numbered to 1, but I own a Final Edition version and it is not numbered at all.  He's not featured in any of the other insert sets.




Friday, November 2, 2018

2018 Panini Flawless Baseball Robin Yount Checklist

Robin has a few cards in Panini's high end release, seriously 17 total cards.  I'm sure card numbering is not right, that's pretty usual for Panini checklists, I'll correct the card designations when stuff starts showing up and I can verify.

2018 Panini Flawless Bat Barrels #13  #/1
2018 Panini Flawless Greats Autograph Sapphire #12  #/7
2018 Panini Flawless Greats Dual Memorabilia Autograph Gold #GDM-RY #/5
2018 Panini Flawless Greats Dual Memorabilia Autograph Emerald  #GDM-RY  #/3
2018 Panini Flawless Greats Dual Memorabilia Autograph Black #GDM-RY  #/1




2018 Topps Triple Threads Robin Yount Checklist


Robin has a few cards in this year's Triple Threads.

2018 Topps Triple Threads Autograph Relic TTAR-RY1 #/18
2018 Topps Triple Threads Autograph Relic TTAR-RY2 #/18
2018 Topps Triple Threads Autograph Relic Gold TTAR-RY1 #/9
2018 Topps Triple Threads Autograph Relic Gold TTAR-RY2 #/9
2018 Topps Triple Threads Autograph Relic Sapphire TTAR-RY1 #/3
2018 Topps Triple Threads Autograph Relic Sapphire TTAR-RY2 #/3
2018 Topps Triple Threads Autograph Relic Ruby TTAR-RY1 #/1
2018 Topps Triple Threads Autograph Relic Ruby TTAR-RY2 #/1
2018 Topps Triple Threads Autograph Relic Wood TTAR-RY1 #/1
2018 Topps Triple Threads Autograph Relic Wood TTAR-RY2 #/1
2018 Topps Triple Threads Autograph Relic White Whale Black Printing Plate TTAR-RY1 #/1
2018 Topps Triple Threads Autograph Relic White Whale Black Printing Plate TTAR-RY2 #/1
2018 Topps Triple Threads Autograph Relic White Whale Cyan Printing Plate TTAR-RY1 #/1
2018 Topps Triple Threads Autograph Relic White Whale Cyan Printing Plate TTAR-RY2 #/1
2018 Topps Triple Threads Autograph Relic White Whale Magenta Printing Plate TTAR-RY1 #/1
2018 Topps Triple Threads Autograph Relic White Whale Magenta Printing Plate TTAR-RY2 #/1
2018 Topps Triple Threads Autograph Relic White Whale Yellow Printing Plate TTAR-RY1 #/1
2018 Topps Triple Threads Autograph Relic White Whale Yellow Printing Plate TTAR-RY2 #/1


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

2010 Topps National Chicle NC Back

Card Manufacturer: Topps
Year: 2010
Card Set: National Chicle
Card Number: 210
Card Type: Base parallel
Parallel Type: National Chicle Back

A one and done set for Topps, unless you count the 2009 football set, National Chicle was not so well received when it came out.  At least that's how I remember it.  The biggest complaint was the quality of the art for the cards.  Topps used a small stable of artists for the set and while art is subjective it's hard to have consistent quality when you ask artists to pump a ton of work out in a short amount of time.  However that being said Mike Kupka's painting of Robin is pretty sweet.  As is the case there are a bunch of back parallels to chase in the set.  The National Chicle back is the most common of the parallels and is pretty underwhelming.  

In 2010, Topps released 3 vintage sets with this one, Allen and Ginter and a second consecutive year of  Topps 206.  The next year Topps decided to scrape the National Chicle and 206 tribute sets and released the inaugural set of Gypsy Queen.  I'll be honest I actually really like this set and bought more boxes than I probably should have, but there are some nice relics and the autographs were on card.  And there are a couple really well done cards.  Topps current house artist Mayumi Seto, who also does all of the Topps Transcendence art cards, has some work in this set.




Tuesday, October 16, 2018

2018 Topps Archives

Year: 2018
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: Archives
Card Type: Base
Card Number: 113


Want to know something crazy?  This is the first 2018 card featuring Robin Yount I've picked up this year. Sure I already featured his 2018 New Era card, but this card was the first to arrive and it came via a trade with Julie over at A Cracked Bat. 

This also happens to be Robin's first and only base card this year.  Most of the cards issued for Robin have been low numbered autograph, relic, and auto relics from the high end products so it's nice that there's a easy card to add to the collection and of course parallels to chase.  It should be noted that Topps has only released the retail part of Archives and delayed the hobby release till sometime this month, but Topps has yet to confirm a release date.  Robin also has an card in the Rookie Card History insert set with multiple parallels as well.  You can see his whole checklist here.  

Thanks again Julie.





Monday, October 15, 2018

2018 Topps Five Star - Robin Yount Checklist and Gallery

Robin has an autographed card in the Career Year Autographs set and one parallel.  I'll add images when I find them.

2018 Topps Five Star Career Year Autographs #CRA-RY #/45
2018 Topps Five Star Career Year Autographs Five Star #CRA-RY #/1


Wednesday, October 10, 2018

2018 Topps New Era 1983 35th Anniversary Insert

Year: 2018
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: New Era Promotional Set
Card Type: Insert
Insert Set: 1983 35th Anniversary 
Card Number: T83-6

I posted about this card in early August and since then have been trying to snag one at a good price ever since. I finally pulled the trigger last week and picked up this card for $8 shipped. A little more than I wanted to pay for it, but that was the best price I've seen since they started showing up on ebay.  For those that don't know this card is an insert to the New Era hat promotion.  The only way to get a pack of cards was to buy a New Era hat from a select MLB stadium store.  And the fact that these cards are inserts to the base set make them a little harder to find.  The main reason I pulled the trigger was I've only seen a handful of listings for these cards and I was worried they would eventually disappear.  Not knowing the print run and scarcity I figured I better jump on one. 

I was hoping Robin would show up in the flagship insert, but so far no luck, but Update is coming out in a couple weeks.  A few differences between this card and the flagship 83 Anniversary insert.  First is the numbering on the back of the card.  These cards have the T83-# designation were the flagship set only has 83-#.  Also the anniversary logo on the front of the card is not foil, it's printed as part of the card.  As a matter of fact there's not an ounce of foil anywhere on these.  It would have been nice if there was a small New Era logo somewhere on the card to denote the set.  Overall it's a great looking card with great colors and beautiful photos.  It really looks great in hand.  As far as oddball and promotional cards go I have no idea how rare these actually are or will become, but if you have a player in the set you collect I'd say pick one up sooner than later.





Monday, October 8, 2018

1996 Bolton Teague Celebrity Softball Challenge Charity Card

Year: 1996
Set: Bolton Teague Celebrity Charity Softball Challenge
Card Number: NNO


I consider myself a pretty savvy collector.  Especially when it comes to Robin Yount's cards.  But I am continually reminded that there is always more to learn. Recently friend of the blog Alex T. messaged me and asked if I knew about the Bolton-Teague softball cards released in the late 90's?  More importantly did I know that Robin Yount had a card in the sets?  My answer was no to both questions.  Alex was nice enough to send a link to the a blog post over at the Oddball Card Collector that featured the set.  The cards are from a charity softball game put on by Michael Bolton, yes that Michael Bolton, and former Green Bay Packer George Teague.   The charity softball games were held for 5 years and for three of those years card sets were produced.  I don't know if was ever made clear if these were sold or giveaway at the games or were a thank for a donation, but what is clear that Robin is in two of the sets.  The 1996 date might be a little misleading as supposedly these cards feature the 1996 team, but were available at the 1997 game.  And if I remember correctly Robin is featured in the 1995 set available at the 1996 game and the other set featured the 1997 team available at the last game held in 1998.   But that might not be correct either.  Robin's card below came out of a gold pack and his other card came packaged in a silver pack, I have an image Alex set of the card and pack at the bottom of the post.  What confuses things is the date on the packs is the same.  So could both sets been available at the same game?  What is obvious is the as the sets progressed they got more and more ornate.  As the 1995 set is pretty plain, the 1996 set features some foil on the player name.  And the 1997 are even more embellished.  Beckett does have the final 1997 set listed on their website, but not the other two.  

Alex was gracious enough to send me a copy of Robin's 1996 card.  Which I can thank him enough.  It also means there aren't as many Yountless year's as I thought.  Thanks again Alex and thanks for the info.  



The 1995? Silver pack set

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

2018 Panini National Treasures Baseball Yount Checklist and Gallery

Robin's got a few cards in this year's National Treasures which should be a surprise.  Here is his checklist and I'll add images as I find them.

2018 Panini National Treasures Base Relic #125 #/99
2018 Panini National Treasures Base Relic Prime #125 #/1
2018 Panini National Treasures Base Relic Platinum #125 #/1
2018 Panini National Treasures Base Relic Black Printing Plate#125 #/1
2018 Panini National Treasures Base Relic Cyan Printing Plate #125 #/1
2018 Panini National Treasures Base Relic Magenta Printing Plate #125 #/1
2018 Panini National Treasures Base Relic Yellow Printing Plate#125 #/1
2018 Panini National Treasures Base Relic Tag #125 #/1
2018 Panini National Treasures Signature Names #1  #/10
2018 Panini National Treasures Signature Names Platinum #1  #/1
2018 Panini National Treasures 6 Signature Booklet #4 (with Cal Ripken - Ozzie Smith - Roberto Alomar - Roberto Alomar - Ryne Sandberg - Wade Boggs)  #/10
2018 Panini National Treasures 6 Signature Booklet Gold #4 #/5
2018 Panini National Treasures 6 Signature Booklet Platinum #4 #/1






Thursday, September 20, 2018

1991 Milwaukee Brewers Hartford Police

Year: 1991
Manufacturer: ??
Set: Milwaukee Brewers Police
Police Set: Hartford PD, International Stamping and Local 152
Card Number: NNO

I have quite a few specialized saved searches on ebay.  One of them just happens to be Yount Police cards.  Most of the time when I get hits for it, it's overpriced Milwaukee Police sets from the late 80's, but every now and again I find exactly what I'm looking for.  If you're unfamiliar with the Brewers Police issues, basically the Brewers would have a stadium giveaway night and give out police sets.  But other cities and towns would also have giveaways.  I'm not sure how other towns did it, but my home town would have police officers hand out cards during our 4th of July celebration.  During the late 80's and early 90's there were close to 100 cities and towns participating.  A few year's ago Tony L from Off Hiatus Baseball Cards, a fellow Brewers collector and friend of the blog, shared a fairly comprehensive but admitted most likely not complete list of participating towns for each year.  Hartford was not on the list for the 1991 set, but was listed in the 1990 and 1992, so I can now confirm that Hartford also has a 1991 set.  

This was the kind an auction that I specifically set my eBay search for.  Not whole overpriced team sets, but just one single new Yount.  Robin did come teamed up with Don August in the auction and for a $1.05 delivered I couldn't pass it up.  I've updated the Brewers Police checklist page so Hartford is now in the 1991 sets and updated the Trading Card Database.



Monday, September 17, 2018

2008 Topps Sterling White Suede Parallel #219


Year: 2008
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: Sterling
Card Number: 291, RY3
Card Type: Parallel
Parallel Set: White Suede
Card Attributes: Serial Numbered
Serial Number: 38/50

It's been awhile since we had a Topps Sterling card on the blog.  When 2008 Sterling came out I was enamored by it.  Not enamored enough to drop the $250-300 per box, but definitely enough to pony up for some great relic autos featuring Robin.  The product was HOF themed and each box was player specific.  Robin had 11 base cards in the set.  Base cards were numbered to only 250 and of course there were parallels.  While I have long since finished my Robin Yount base card set, I only have a few of the Suede White parallel cards.  Numbered to only 50 they are the most numerous parallel in the set.  The only difference between this card and the base card is the bright white border and the bold serial numbering to 50.  Card 291 commemorates Robin's breakout 1980 season that earned him his first All-Star appearance and his first Silver Slugger award.




Tuesday, September 11, 2018

2017 Topps Update Commemorative MVP Medallion

Year: 2017
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: Update
Card Number: MVPR-RY
Card Type: Insert
Insert Set: Commemorative MVP Award Medallion
Card Attributes: Manurelic, Heavy

I'm still just starting to dip my toes back into the eBay game.  I decided a couple years ago to stop set collecting and just focus on my team and player sets.  And to be honest I really have just been mainly focusing on Robin.  I've been pretty selective with my purchases over the last 8 months or so and have just now started to finally find some the cards I missed last year.

I ended up picking up Robin's 2017 Topps Update Commemorative MVP Medallion card for a great price.  The last one I bid on went for about 10 bucks so I was pleased to win this card for about a buck and a half plus shipping.  

The first thing I noticed when I opened the package is just how impressively heavy this card is.  I have a feeling you would have no problem picking this card out of a box.  This card commemorates Robin's 1982 MVP award and it might as well commemorate his 1989 one as well, because he didn't get two cards in the set.  I'm not a huge fan of manufactured relics, but they do have a place in my collection, and this card is very well done.  There are also numbered variations of the set.




Friday, September 7, 2018

1993 Score Select

Year: 1993
Manufacturer: Score
Set: Select
Card Number: 22
Card Type: Base

The first year of the Select brand would just so happen to be the last year Robin played in the league.  Robin would have plenty of cards in early set in 1994, but sadly he didn't get a card in the 94 Select series, which was a lot cooler looking than this base set, although there are some cool inserts in the set Robin isn't featured in any of them.  We do get a great photo of Robin at bat and there is a nice quote from coach Garner on the back, but it's slim picking on any stats back there.  There is I nice back photo as well, which must be what makes this Select.





Thursday, September 6, 2018

2002 Upper Deck Piece of History MVP Club Relic Card

Year: 2002
Manufacturer: Upper Deck
Set: Piece of History
Card Type: Insert, Relic
Insert Set: The MVP Club
Card Number: M-RY
Card Attributes: Relic, SP
Relic Type: Pants

I've been on an eBay hiatus for almost a year.  No buying or selling.  But as my summer work schedule slowed down I decided to jump back in sell a few cards to build a little nest egg in my Paypal account and maybe hunt for a few treasures.  I've been searching for this card for over 16 years.  Beckett has this card listed as a short print or SP, but doesn't have an estimated print run.  But I can tell you I've maybe seen 3 of these come up for auction in the last decade and a half and a quick search over at Worthpoint.com show about 4 or 5 unique auctions in the last ten years.  So lets just say it's been hard to find and even harder to pick up as the few cards bid on have gone for way more than I wanted to pay.  So I was very pleased to have picked up this card for less than $6 delivered.  It's the last card of Robin's in the set I needed.  Robin is featured in the base set as well as 3 inserts sets.  Tape Measure Heroes, Hitting for the Cycle, and the MVP club, he also happens to have cards in the two of the relic parallel sets,  this set and Tape Measure Heroes.  The two color relic was a big deal in 2002 when most relics were plain, one color swatches, but it seems like there were lots and lots of pieces of Robin's pinstriped pants to go around back then.  A great addition to the collection and I'm glad to finally be able to cross this card off the want list.



Tuesday, September 4, 2018

2018 Topps Luminaries Yount Checklist and Gallery

Not much in the way of Brewers in the set, but Robin has a few cards as does Hank Aaron as a Brewer.  I'll add images here as I find them.

2018 Topps Luminaries Hit Kings Autograph #HK-RY #/15
2018 Topps Luminaries Hit Kings Autograph Red #HK-RY #/10
2018 Topps Luminaries Hit Kings Autograph Blue #HK-RY #/5
2018 Topps Luminaries Hit Kings Autograph Black #HK-RY #/1
2018 Topps Luminaries Hit Kings Autograph Patches #HKAP-RY #/5
2018 Topps Luminaries Hit Kings Autograph Patches Black #HKAP-RY #/1
2018 Topps Luminaries Hit Kings Ultimate Book Autograph (with 40 players) #HITB-1 #/1

Saturday, September 1, 2018

2003 Topps Retired Signature Series Black Parallel

Year: 2003
Manufacture: Topps
Set: Retired Signature Edition
Card Type: Parallel
Parallel Set: Black
Card Attributes: Serial Numbered
Serial Number: 33/99

I'm not ashamed to say I really like the 2003 Topps design.  I unfortunately was not collecting much do to work in the early 2000's so all I really have are the contents of a few series 1 flagship packs.  That being said the 2003 Retired Signature Edition gave us cards of Robin on the 2003 design.  While the flagship had a blue border, this series had white bordered base cards.  Boxes had 5 packs with 4 base cards and one uncirculated encased autograph card.  And there were also refractor autos and these black parallels.  Robin also has autographs in this series.  It's a great looking card the scan does not do it justice the black border is kind of sparkly and the back colors match to the Brewers team colors.  Plus I love the jumbo serial numbering.  I really miss being able to read the serial numbers without having to squint.




Thursday, August 30, 2018

2009 Upper Deck Goudey 4 in 1 35-29 Black


Year:2009
Manufacturer: Upper Deck
Set: Goudey
Card Number: 35-39
Card Type: Insert Parallel
Insert Set: Goudey 4 in 1
Parallel Set: Black Border
Card Attributes: Serial Numbered
Serial Number: 12/21

Today we have one of Upper Deck's forays into the vintage homage sets.  Fleer actually brought back Goudey as insert in 1997 baseball and did a full blown Goudey Football set the same year.  After Upper Deck bought the Fleer brand it was only a matter of time before they brought back Goudey as well.  The 4 in 1 insert was a nod to the 1935 Goudey 4 in 1's, or R321.  However where the original Goudey cards were 2 x 2's, or something like that, these cards are the standard 2 x 3.  Robin's actually featured on 2 4 in 1's, this card and #35-23 which features all Brewers.  The card also features Prince Fielder, Mike Schmidt and Ryan Howard, kind of like a past and present for each team.  The black bordered cards are the rarest of the 3 parallels for the set and the only one that is serial numbered.




Wednesday, August 22, 2018

2018 Topps Diamond Icons Yount Checklist and Gallery

Well it's not saying much about the set, but Robin is the most represented Brewer in the product.  I'll add images as I find them.

2018 Topps Diamond Icons Base Autograph #AC-RY  #/25
2018 Topps Diamond Icons Base Autograph Purple #AC-RY #/10
2018 Topps Diamond Icons Base Autograph Red #AC-RY #/5
2018 Topps Diamond Icons Base Autograph Gold #AC-RY  #/1
2018 Topps Diamond Icons Red Ink Autographs #RIA-RY #/25
2018 Topps Diamond Icons Red Ink Autographs Purple #RIA-RY #/10
2018 Topps Diamond Icons Red Ink Autographs Red #RIA-RY #/5
2018 Topps Diamond Icons Red Ink Autographs Gold  #RIA-RY #/1
2018 Topps Dimaond Icons Single-Player Autograph Relic #THLAR-RY #/10
2018 Topps Dimaond Icons Single-Player Autograph Relic Red #THLAR-RY #/5
2018 Topps Dimaond Icons Single-Player Autograph Relic Gold #THLAR-RY #/1







1987 Fleer Limited Edition

Year: 1987
Manufacturer: Fleer
Set: Limited Edition Box Set
Card Number: 44
Card Type: Base

Another day another box set card.  The 80's were awash in these cheap sets.  I can remember seeing these at my LCS back in the 80's for a buck a piece.  But the nice thing about these sets is you got 44 cards of pretty much the hottest players of the day.  Robin is featured in quite a few of them.  Here we have 1987's Fleer Limited Edition.  You can see the full checklist here. Overall the design is pretty basic, but not unappealing.  Fleer like a lot of the other card companies put out a lot of these kinds of sets.  Sometimes on their own and other times in conjunction with a store, like K-mart or Woolsworth.  Still fun to pick out your players.  Contrary to the name this set was not limited in anyway and like most of these box sets were very overproduced.  You can still find these sets for a buck a piece if you look for them.