Monday, July 30, 2018

2018 Panini Immaculate Baseball Yount Checklist and Gallery

Robin has a few cards in this year's Immaculate. I'll add images as I find them and correct the checklist when I find the actual card designations.

2018 Panini Immaculate Dugout Collection #27 #/99
2018 Panini Immaculate Dugout Collection #27 Blue #/25
2018 Panini Immaculate Dugout Collection #27 Platinum #/1
2018 Panini Immaculate Jumbo Bats #23 #/25
2018 Panini Immaculate Jumbo Bats #23 Red #/10
2018 Panini Immaculate Jumbo Bats #23 Blue #/5
2018 Panini Immaculate Jumbo Bats #23 Platinum #/1
2018 Panini Immaculate Triple Material Autographs #19 #/5
2018 Panini Immaculate Triple Material Autographs #19 Blue #/3
2018 Panini Immaculate Triple Material Autographs #19 Platinum #/1
2018 Panini Immaculate Tweed Weave Signatures #/24 #/5
2018 Panini Immaculate Tweed Weave Signatures #/24 Blue #/3
2018 Panini Immaculate Tweed Weave Signatures #/24 Platinum #/1
2018 Panini Immaculate Triple Singnatures w Andre Dawson and Rickey Henderson #3 #/5
2018 Panini Immaculate Triple Singnatures w Andre Dawson and Rickey Henderson #3 Platinum #/1








Thursday, July 26, 2018

2005 Upper Deck Portraits

Year: 2005
Manufacturer: Upper Deck
Set: UD Portraits, or just Portraits
Card Number: 51
Card Type: Base

Just a base card today.  The configuration of the UD Portraits set is pretty simple.  You have the base set, jersey and jersey autograph parallels, one insert set which has a relic parallel and then autographed box toppers.  Robin is featured in the base set along with Ben Sheets and Prince Fielder as the only other Brewers in the base set, Prince Fielder also has a card in the Scrapbook Moments inserts set.  Robin also has two relic parallels based off of the base card.  The relic window is where the team logo is on the base card.  Ben Sheets has an autograph in the 8x10 box toppers and also relic and auto relic cards in the parallels to the base set.  Like many of the mid-2000s sets the base set is more of an after thought to the relic and autograph parallels of the card.  The card is simple, but it's a great photo of Robin getting ready to bat.




Saturday, July 21, 2018

2003 Donruss - Timber and Threads Bat Rellic Card

Year: 2003
Manufacturer: Donruss
Set: Flagship
Card Type: Insert, Relic
Card Number: TT16
Insert Set: Timber and Threads Relic
Relic Type: Bat
Card Attributes: Bat Relic, Serial Numbered
Serial Number: 083/125

It's incredibly rare that I find a Yount card in the wild here in Alaska that I don't have.  As luck would have it one of my LCSs, Don's Sportcards here in Anchorage, has had this card on the drop board for a few weeks.  Don starts the card off well below book value and the price drops every week till it hits $1.  I had been waiting for this card to come down to a reasonible price.  I was playing the odds that I'm the only Brewers collector in town and when I stopped in this weekend I decided to pull the trigger.  

The nice thing about his card is this is all there is.  There are no parallels, no other relic variations, no autographed version.  To be honest when I saw the card hanging there in the store I did a double take and then quickly consulted my collection list on the blog to see if I already had this card.  Seems like I would have, but no this ones new.  It's been a while since I added a new Yount to my collection.  This year in particular has seen most of Robin's new issues in very high end products and most of those have been very low numbered relics, autos and auto relics.  

The best part about his card is the actual bat that this piece came from is depicted on the back of the card.  Seem like now all we get is a general disclaimer that the player was at least in the same room as the relic or briefly glanced at it.  I also miss the large serial numbering that they use to put on cards.  You don't have to squint to read what this card is serial numbered to.  



Friday, July 20, 2018

July 8th, 2018 - Stadium Giveaways SGAs - Replica Jersey and Bobblehead

A couple new Yount collectibles were given away earlier this month.  On July 8th the Brewers gave away a replica jersey and the Lakeshore Chinooks, a team Robin is a part owner in, gave away a Harley Davidson bobblehead.







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/25
2018 Topps Definitive Collection Definitive Definitive Autograph Inscription Collection Red #DCA-RY   #/1
2018 Topps Definitive Collection Legendary Autograph Collection #DCLA-RY  #/25
2018 Topps Definitive Collection Legendary Autograph Collection Purple #DCLA-RY  #/5
2018 Topps Definitive Collection Legendary Autograph Collection Red #DCLA-RY  #/1