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.




Thursday, August 16, 2018

1989 Topps Mini Leaders

Year: 1989
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: Leaders Minis
Card Number: 59
Card Type: Base

My other barn find from my Topps National Baseball Card Day super shoebox pick up was this 1989 Topps Leaders mini card.  As a matter of fact there were two Younts and the other 2 Brewers to make a complete team set.  After flipping through all the Mini Leaders cards there was almost a complete set.  It really surprised me I didn't already have a copy of this card.  But I'm glad I serendipitously found a couple copies without having to hit the internet.  If you're unfamiliar with the set these cards came 7 per pack, only 77 cards in the set.  They were touted as super glossy,which they are compared to the 89 flagship set, and quite a bit smaller, hense the hobby designation of mini.  Topps untilized the base 89 team name and player name banner, throws in a fuzzy edge border and bam, new set.  

In my opinion the backs are the best part of the card.  There's so much going on back there.  Plus you get a second photos, last year's and career total stats, and some fun facts.  And it's bright.




Wednesday, August 15, 2018

1989 Panini Stickers

Year: 1989
Manufacturer: Panini
Set: Baseball Stickers
Card Number: 337
Card Type: Base Sticker

For Topps' National Baseball Card Day I visited both my LCS's in the Anchorage area.  While at Don's I picked up some cheap autos and relics off his drop boards and he had a super shoebox full of miscellaneous baseball cards for $10 bucks.  It was hard to resist especially since I noticed a stack of 89 Panini stickers in the mix.  When I got home and started sorting out the cards I found that about a third of the box was 2012 Panini Triple Play and another third was 1990 Topps.  But doing a little digging there was some gold to be found.  In the box I was not only able to find one Yount card I needed, but two.  I'll feature the other card a little later.  One of my goals before COMC's next Black Friday sale is to have my sticker needs, both Panini and Topps, and try to bust them out.

But I can scratch off Robin's 1989 Panini Sticker from my list.  I consider this my barn find.  I was also lucky enough to pick up about half the Brewers team for the set.  I like the look of the sticker, simple nice team colors on the border and banners.

Fear not I plan on giving out baseball cards, as well as candy, for Halloween this year, and these will make great filler.




Tuesday, August 14, 2018

2018 Topps Archives Robin Yount Checklist and Gallery

I'm not sure but I think this is the first base card that Robin has this year.  And of course a couple inserts.  I'll add images as I find them.  Retail hits 8/14/18, but Hobby was pushed back to September.  That'll be interesting to see what kind of interest there is in the Hobby product with a retail version having already been out a month, but maybe there will be some hobby exclusive goodies that will make it worth it.

2018 Topps Archives #113 (1977 Design)
2018 Topps Archives Purple #113  #/175
2018 Topps Archives Silver #113 #/99
2018 Topps Archives Blue #113 #/25
2018 Topps Archives Gold #113 #/1
2018 Topps Archives Topps Rookie History #?
2018 Topps Archives Topps Rookie History Purple #/150
2018 Topps Archives Topps Rookie History Green #/99
2018 Topps Archives Topps Rookie History Blue #/50
2018 Topps Archives Topps Rookie History Red #/10
2018 Topps Archives Topps Rookie History Gold #/1
Maybe Topps Rookie History Autographs?




Monday, August 13, 2018

2018 Topps Clearly Authentic Yount Checklist and Gallery

Robin has a card, well two actually, in this year's Clearly Authentic.

2018 Topps Clearly Authentic Reprint Autographs #CAR-RY #/99
2018 Topps Clearly Authentic Reprint Autographs Gold #CAR-RY  #/1




Saturday, August 4, 2018

2018 Leaf In the Game Used Sport Robin Yount Checklist and Gallery



2018 Leaf in the Game 3000 Hit Club Relic #3HC-01 w/Lou Brock / Paul Molitor / Cal Ripken Jr. / George Brett / Wade Boggs #/25
2018 Leaf in the Game 3000 Hit Club Relic Purple #3HC-01 w/Lou Brock / Paul Molitor / Cal Ripken Jr. / George Brett / Wade Boggs #/9
2018 Leaf in the Game 3000 Hit Club Relic Blue #3HC-01 w/Lou Brock / Paul Molitor / Cal Ripken Jr. / George Brett / Wade Boggs #/6
2018 Leaf in the Game 3000 Hit Club Relic Magneta #3HC-01 w/Lou Brock / Paul Molitor / Cal Ripken Jr. / George Brett / Wade Boggs #/4
2018 Leaf in the Game 3000 Hit Club Relic Red #3HC-01 w/Lou Brock / Paul Molitor / Cal Ripken Jr. / George Brett / Wade Boggs #/3
2018 Leaf in the Game 3000 Hit Club Relic Silver #3HC-01 w/Lou Brock / Paul Molitor / Cal Ripken Jr. / George Brett / Wade Boggs #/2
2018 Leaf in the Game 3000 Hit Club Relic Gold #3HC-01 w/Lou Brock / Paul Molitor / Cal Ripken Jr. / George Brett / Wade Boggs #/1
2018 Leaf In the Game Draft Class History Relic #DCH-11 w/ Dave Winfield / Eddie Murray #/12
2018 Leaf In the Game Draft Class History Relic Purple #DCH-11 w/ Dave Winfield / Eddie Murray #/8
2018 Leaf In the Game Draft Class History Relic Blue #DCH-11 w/ Dave Winfield / Eddie Murray #/6
2018 Leaf In the Game Draft Class History Relic Magenta #DCH-11 w/ Dave Winfield / Eddie Murray #/4
2018 Leaf In the Game Draft Class History Relic Red #DCH-11 w/ Dave Winfield / Eddie Murray #/3
2018 Leaf In the Game Draft Class History Relic Silver #DCH-11 w/ Dave Winfield / Eddie Murray #/2
2018 Leaf In the Game Draft Class History Relic Gold #DCH-11 w/ Dave Winfield / Eddie Murray #/1
2018 Leaf In the Game Enshrined Relic #E-33  #/15
2018 Leaf In the Game Enshrined Relic Purple #E-33  #/7
2018 Leaf In the Game Enshrined Relic Blue #E-33  #/5
2018 Leaf In the Game Enshrined Relic Magenta #E-33  #/4
2018 Leaf In the Game Enshrined Relic Red #E-33  #/3
2018 Leaf In the Game Enshrined Relic Silver  #E-33  #/2
2018 Leaf In the Game Enshrined Relic Gold #E-33  #/1
2018 Leaf In the Game Enshrined Prime Relic #E-33 #/6
2018 Leaf In the Game Enshrined Prime Relic Purple #E-33 #/5
2018 Leaf In the Game Enshrined Prime Relic Blue #E-33 #/4
2018 Leaf In the Game Enshrined Prime Relic Magenta #E-33 #/3
2018 Leaf In the Game Enshrined Prime Relic Red #E-33 #/2
2018 Leaf In the Game Enshrined Prime Relic Silver #E-33 #/1
2018 Leaf In the Game Enshrined Prime Relic Gold #E-33 #/1
2018 Leaf In the Game Fantasy Team 8s Relic #FT8-04 w/ Willie Mays / Carl Yastrzemski / Duke Snider / Wade Boggs / Roberto Alomar / Johnny Bench / Greg Maddux #/12
2018 Leaf In the Game Fantasy Team 8s Relic Purple #FT8-04 w/ Willie Mays / Carl Yastrzemski / Duke Snider / Wade Boggs / Roberto Alomar / Johnny Bench / Greg Maddux #/8
2018 Leaf In the Game Fantasy Team 8s Relic Blue #FT8-04 w/ Willie Mays / Carl Yastrzemski / Duke Snider / Wade Boggs / Roberto Alomar / Johnny Bench / Greg Maddux #/6
2018 Leaf In the Game Fantasy Team 8s Relic Magenta #FT8-04 w/ Willie Mays / Carl Yastrzemski / Duke Snider / Wade Boggs / Roberto Alomar / Johnny Bench / Greg Maddux #/4
2018 Leaf In the Game Fantasy Team 8s Relic Red #FT8-04 w/ Willie Mays / Carl Yastrzemski / Duke Snider / Wade Boggs / Roberto Alomar / Johnny Bench / Greg Maddux #/3
2018 Leaf In the Game Fantasy Team 8s Relic Silver #FT8-04 w/ Willie Mays / Carl Yastrzemski / Duke Snider / Wade Boggs / Roberto Alomar / Johnny Bench / Greg Maddux #/2
2018 Leaf In the Game Fantasy Team 8s Relic Gold #FT8-04 w/ Willie Mays / Carl Yastrzemski / Duke Snider / Wade Boggs / Roberto Alomar / Johnny Bench / Greg Maddux #/1
2018 Leaf In the Game MVP 8s Relic #MVP8-01 w/ Johnny Bench / George Brett / Cal Ripken Jr. / Ryne Sandberg / Reggie Jackson / Andre Dawson / Frank Thomas #/15
2018 Leaf In the Game MVP 8s Relic Purple #MVP8-01 w/ Johnny Bench / George Brett / Cal Ripken Jr. / Ryne Sandberg / Reggie Jackson / Andre Dawson / Frank Thomas #/7
2018 Leaf In the Game MVP 8s Relic Blue #MVP8-01 w/ Johnny Bench / George Brett / Cal Ripken Jr. / Ryne Sandberg / Reggie Jackson / Andre Dawson / Frank Thomas #/6
2018 Leaf In the Game MVP 8s Relic Magenta #MVP8-01 w/ Johnny Bench / George Brett / Cal Ripken Jr. / Ryne Sandberg / Reggie Jackson / Andre Dawson / Frank Thomas #/4
2018 Leaf In the Game MVP 8s Relic Red #MVP8-01 w/ Johnny Bench / George Brett / Cal Ripken Jr. / Ryne Sandberg / Reggie Jackson / Andre Dawson / Frank Thomas #/3
2018 Leaf In the Game MVP 8s Relic Silver #MVP8-01 w/ Johnny Bench / George Brett / Cal Ripken Jr. / Ryne Sandberg / Reggie Jackson / Andre Dawson / Frank Thomas #/2
2018 Leaf In the Game MVP 8s Relic Gold #MVP8-01 w/ Johnny Bench / George Brett / Cal Ripken Jr. / Ryne Sandberg / Reggie Jackson / Andre Dawson / Frank Thomas #/1
















Friday, August 3, 2018

2013 Topps Triple Threads Emerald Parallel


Year: 2013
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: Triple Threads
Card Number: 79
Card Type: Base parallel
Parallel Set: Emerald
Card Attributes: Serial Numbered
Serial Number: 119/250


Ah good old Triple Threads.  Chances are if you like Triple Threads you still like Triple Threads, because over the years the relics, autos and auto relics really haven't changed much.  The base cards still have a ton of foil and multiple color parallels.  The main thing that has changed since the early days of Triple Threads is the base cards are no longer numbered.  If you remember the base cards were numbered to 1350. 

Anyway, we have here today Robin's Emerald parallel base card numbered to 250.  It's a nice looking card using an over used image.  Pretty typical for Topps in 2013 to reuse the same image for retired players in multiple products.  Actually they still do it on a pretty regular basis now.  I do like that the card has a green tint, green foil, and that the back of the card is also shaded green.




Wednesday, August 1, 2018

On the Radar - 2018 Topps New Era 1983 Promotional card

Just an FYI for all the Yount-o-philes out there.  This one slipped past me and probably for good reason.  I just saw one of these pop up on ebay.  From what I could piece together Topps teamed up with New Era hats and if you bought a hat at a stadium you were give a special promo pack.  It looks similar to last year's promotion.  There looks to be 32 or so cards in the base set and also a 20 card 1983 anniversary set.  The checklist over at trading card database isn't quite complete as I write this and this is the only example of Robin's card I've found so far.  But it looks like these started popping up on ebay in early July.  Might also mean Robin might be in the 83 Tribute set in the Topps Update.