Thursday, November 7, 2019

2019 Topps Dynasty Robin Yount checklist

Robin is featured in this year's Topps Dynasty Autograph patch set again.  Topps couldn't be bothered to actually release a checklist with actual card designations on it so I peicing this together from ebay listings. Here's what I've found:

2019 Topps Dynasty Autograph Patches #DAP-RY1  #/10
2019 Topps Dynasty Autograph Patches #DAP-RY2  #/10
2019 Topps Dynasty Autograph Patches #DAP-RY3  #/10
2019 Topps Dynasty Autograph Patches Silver #DAP-RY1  #/5
2019 Topps Dynasty Autograph Patches Silver #DAP-RY2  #/5
2019 Topps Dynasty Autograph Patches Silver #DAP-RY3  #/5
2019 Topps Dynasty Autograph Patches Gold #DAP-RY1  #/1
2019 Topps Dynasty Autograph Patches Gold #DAP-RY2  #/1
2019 Topps Dynasty Autograph Patches Gold #DAP-RY3  #/1


Wednesday, November 6, 2019

2003 Fleer Showcase

Year: 2003
Card Manufacturer: Fleer
Card Set: Showcase
Card Number: 98
Card Type: Base

With Robin retiring in 1993, he unfortunately (or was it fortunate?) missed the rise of the insert and parallel craze of the late 90's and early 2000's, at least as an active player.  Once the HOF and tribute sets started coming out Robin got thrust right into the mix.  I may be one of the few that really enjoys a lot of the parallel sets.  For me as a player collector I know I'll never own the majority of the high end cards produced for Robin, but with all the inserts and parallels, and parallels of the inserts, I'll always have stuff to try and chase and to me that's a lot of the fun of collecting.  

The 2003 Fleer Showcase set is one of those great early mid 2000s sets that has a great checklist featuring stars of the day and HOFers and retired players.  Plus this set has some really cool insert and relic sets.  I'm a sucker for gimmicks.  This set does have a couple base parallels, one very attainable and the other not so much.  I really like the overall simple design and I like the photo used for Robin's card.  





Wednesday, October 30, 2019

2008 Topps Triple Threads Emerald Parallel

Year: 2008
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: Triple Threads
Card Number: 138
Card Type: Parallel
Parallel Set: Emerald
Card Attributes: Serial Numbered
Serial Number: 235/240

2008 was the third year of Topps' mid-high end product.  This wasn't Topps' most premium brand at the time, that was Sterling, but Triple Threads was a close second. It's a set that's composition really hasn't changed much since it was first introduced in 2006.  The base cards in the 2008 set have this bumpy texture to them which is kind of odd, but I love that the serial numbering is huge.  I also like the vintage image used for the card and we can date the image to sometime pre-1978 from the uniform and batting helmet.

Additionally while the backs are pretty much a right-off, the card number is large and the back is colored to match the parallel and isn't just a back used across all the parallels like alot of Topps' sets today.





Thursday, October 17, 2019

2019 Topps Triple Threads Robin Yount Checklist and Gallery

Robin's got a base card and a bunch of other cards to chase in this year's Triple Threads

2019 Topps Triple Threads #30
2019 Topps Triple Threads #30 Amethyst #/299
2019 Topps Triple Threads #30 Amber #/199
2019 Topps Triple Threads #30 Emerald #/259
2019 Topps Triple Threads #30 Gold #/99
2019 Topps Triple Threads #30 Citrine #/75
2019 Topps Triple Threads #30 Onyx #/50
2019 Topps Triple Threads #30 Sapphire #/25
2019 Topps Triple Threads #30 Ruby #/1
2019 Topps Triple Threads #30 Printing Plate Black #/1
2019 Topps Triple Threads #30 Printing Plate Cyan #/1
2019 Topps Triple Threads #30 Printing Plate Magenta #/1
2019 Topps Triple Threads #30 Printing Plate Yellow #/1
2019 Topps Triple Threads - 150 Years of Baseball Triple Autograph Relic w/ Yelich and Hank Aaron #150YAR-AYY #/9
2019 Topps Triple Threads - 150 Years of Baseball Triple Autograph Relic w/ Yelich and Hank Aaron #150YAR-AYY Sapphire #/3
2019 Topps Triple Threads - 150 Years of Baseball Triple Autograph Relic w/ Yelich and Hank Aaron #150YAR-AYY Ruby #/1
2019 Topps Triple Threads - Bat Nameplate Book #BNP-RY #/1
2019 Topps Triple Threads - Deca Autographed Relic Combo Book with 9 other players #DARCB-8 #/10
2019 Topps Triple Threads - Deca Autographed Relic Combo Book with 9 other players #DARCB-8 Gold #/5
2019 Topps Triple Threads - Deca Autographed Relic Combo Book with 9 other players #DARCB-8 Ruby #/5
2019 Topps Triple Threads - Deca Relic Combo Book w/9 other players #DRC-8 #/10
2019 Topps Triple Threads - Deca Relic Combo Book w/9 other players #DRC-8 Gold #/5
2019 Topps Triple Threads - Deca Relic Combo Book w/9 other players #DRC-8 Ruby #/1
2019 Topps Triple Threads - Windows into Greatness Autograph Relic Book #WGAR-RY #/5
2019 Topps Triple Threads - Windows into Greatness Autograph Relic Book #WGAR-RY Gold #/3
2019 Topps Triple Threads - Windows into Greatness Autograph Relic Book #WGAR-RY Ruby #/1
2019 Topps Triple Threads - Windows into Greatness Relic Book #WGR-RY #/10
2019 Topps Triple Threads - Windows into Greatness Relic Book #WGR-RY Gold #/5
2019 Topps Triple Threads - Windows into Greatness Relic Book #WGR-RY Ruby #/1





On the Radar - 2019 Topps Update

After looking through the released checklist for 2019 Update I was a little bummed and relieved that Robin wasn't featured in any of the inserts sets.  Fast forward to yesterday, when the product was released and low and behold Robin is once again featured as a Legends variation subject.

2019 Topps Update #168 - Legends Variation

It's an interesting photo choice, but it's nice to see an image that to my knowledge hasn't been used for a trading card yet.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

2019 Robin Yount Topps Wall Art 5x7's Checklist.... so far

For the past few year's Topps has been offering oversized versions of it's products available exclusively from their website.  Here is a checklist of what has been offered so far this year.  I'll try and remember to update this post after the 2019 sets have all been released and I'll add these cards to the 2019 running checklist.

2019 Topps - 84 Topps 5x7 #T84-32 #/49
2019 Topps - 84 Topps 5x7 #T84-32 Gold #/10
2019 Topps - 84 Topps All-Stars 5x7 #94AS-RY #/49
2019 Topps - 84 Topps All-Stars 5x7 #94AS-RY Gold #/10
2019 Topps - 150 Years of Professional Baseball 5x7 #150-55 #/49
2019 Topps - 150 Years of Professional Baseball 5x7 #150-55 Gold #/10
2019 Topps - 150 Years of Professional Baseball 5x7 #150-138 #/49
2019 Topps - 150 Years of Professional Baseball 5x7 #150-138 Gold #/10
2019 Topps - Cactus League Legends 5x7 #CLL-29 #/49
2019 Topps - Cactus League Legends 5x7 #CLL-29 Gold #/10
2019 Topps - Faces of the Franchise #FOF-16 #/49
2019 Topps - Faces of the Franchise 5x7 #FOF-16 Gold #/10
2019 Topps - Franchise Feats 5x7 #FF-16 #/49
2019 Topps - Franchise Feats 5x7 #FF-16 Gold #/10
2019 Topps - Greatness Returns 5x7 #GR-5 #/49
2019 Topps - Greatness Returns 5x7 #GR-5 Gold #/10
2019 Topps - Historic Through Lines 5x7 #HTL-47 #/49
2019 Topps - Historic Through Lines 5x7 #HTL-47 Gold #/10
2019 Topps Allen and Ginter 5x7 #352 #/49
2019 Topps Allen and Ginter 5x7 #352 Gold #/10
2019 Topps Allen and Ginter - Ginter Greats 5x7 #GG-50 #/49
2019 Topps Allen and Ginter - Ginter Greats 5x7 #GG-50 Gold #/10
2019 Topps Archives 5x7 #295 #/49
2019 Topps Archives 5x7 #295 Gold #/10
2019 Topps Stadium Club 5x7 #182 #/49
2019 Topps Stadium Club 5x7 #182 Gold #/10


Thursday, October 10, 2019

2019 Topps Gold Label Yount Checklist

Robin is in a couple of the insert sets in this year's Gold Label.
2019 Topps Gold Label - Framed Dual Auto w/ Yelich #FDA-YY #d
2019 Topps Gold Label - Framed Dual Auto w/ Yelich #FDA-YY Black #/5
2019 Topps Gold Label - Framed Dual Auto w/ Yelich #FDA-YY Gold #/1
2019 Topps Gold Label - Golden Greats Framed Autograph Relics #GGAR-RY #/?
2019 Topps Gold Label - Golden Greats Framed Autograph Relics #GGAR-RY Black #/75
2019 Topps Gold Label - Golden Greats Framed Autograph Relics #GGAR-RY Gold #/1
2019 Topps Gold Label - MLB Legends Relics #BLR-RY #/?
2019 Topps Gold Label - MLB Legends Relics #BLR-RY Black #/5
2019 Topps Gold Label - MLB Legends Relics #BLR-RY Gold #/1



Wednesday, October 9, 2019

2008 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts Base card

Year: 2008
Manufacture: Upper Deck
Set: SP Legendary Cuts
Card Type: Base
Card Attributes: Serial Numbered
Serial Number: 094/550

2008 a time right before the age of exclusivity.  I miss Upper Deck in the baseball card game.  Sure they deserve their exile, but man they also put out some great sets back in the day.  Hard to believe we are closing in on 10 year's of Topps exclusiveness.  SP Legendary Cuts was on interesting product the relied heavily on relic hits for the set, but there are some really nice autographed cards and combo relic cards in the set.  The base cards are numbered to only 550 and there's only one parallel set, the Memerable Moments numbered to just 1.  The base cards had a nice appeal with a great color head shot and an action black and white photo.  Robin has lots of cards to chase in this set as well from all the relic parallels to some great autographed cards.  





Monday, October 7, 2019

2019 Panini National Treasures Yount Checklist

Robin has a few cards to chase in this set.

2019 Panini National Treasures Hall of Fame Materials HOF-RY #/99
2019 Panini National Treasures Hall of Fame Materials HOF-RY Platinum #/1
2019 Panini National Treasures Hall of Fame Materials HOF-RY Black Printing Plate #/1
2019 Panini National Treasures Hall of Fame Materials HOF-RY Cyan Printing Plate #/1
2019 Panini National Treasures Hall of Fame Materials HOF-RY Magenta Printing Plate #/1
2019 Panini National Treasures Hall of Fame Materials HOF-RYYellowPrinting Plate #/1
2019 Panini National Treasures Decades Booklet #5 with 5 other players #/5
2019 Panini National Treasures Decades Booklet #5 Holo Gold #/3
2019 Panini National Treasures Decades Booklet #5 Holo Platinum Blue #/1



Wednesday, October 2, 2019

2019 Topps Allen and Ginter

Year: 2019
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: Allen and Ginter
Card Number: 352
Card Type: Base

Robin is featured in this year's Allen and Ginter. That means we get to chase all the parallels for this set as well and his online exclusive Allen and Ginter X cards.  Interestingly enough Topps seems to have messed up the numbering for the set, completely skipping cards 301-350, so we get these high numbered SP cards.  I had thought it would be great if Topps actually did that on purpose and those missing cards might so up some where else.  

Overall a nice simple design this year.  The backs look like every other Allen and Ginter issue.  I do like that Topps has continued to put the set year on the front of the card.  It makes for identify the set much easier since a lot of A and G sets look very similar.





Tuesday, October 1, 2019

2019 Topps Archives Signature Series Retired Player Edition Ultimate Robin Yount Checklist and Gallery

Robin is listed as one of the signers in this year's Archives Signature Series Retired Edition.  Topps doesn't usually release a checklist with the cards signed and serial numbering so this post will serve to archive the cards that I can document for the set.

1981 Topps #515 #/1
1983 Topps #350 #/1
1987 O-Pee-Chee #76 #/1
1990 Bowman - Art Insert Contest Card #/1
1992 Topps Gold #90 #/1
2010 National Chicle #/1
2016 Topps Update - 3000 Hit Club #3000H-11 #/1









Thursday, September 19, 2019

2016 Topps Gypsy Queen Mini Purple

Year: 2016
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: Gypsy Queen
Card Number: 334
Card Type: Mini Parallel
Parallel Set: Mini Purple
Card Attributes: Serial Numbered
Serial Number: 061/250

Topps stopped making the mini parallels for Gypsy Queen a few year's ago.  I may be the only one who really likes the parallel in both Gypsy Queen and Allen and Ginter.  When Gypsy Queen first came out hobby boxes also featured a "box topper" mini box of exclusive mini card parallels and variations. Sadly that too is gone.  Ahem, anyway here is Robin's 2016 purple mini parallel card.  The purple isn't all that eye popping, but still a nice parallel to track down.




Thursday, September 12, 2019

1991 Milwaukee Brewers Police - Elm Grove PD

Year: 1991
Set: Milwaukee Brewers Police
Town/Police Dept: Elm Grove PD and Kanavas Landscape Mgmt. Inc.
Card Number: NNO

If your a Brewers collector there's nothing quite as iconic as the Police sets issued from 1982 to fairly recently.  The Milwaukee Police sets were given out at games as an SGA, but there were lots of smaller police departments that participated all over Wisconsin.  As a matter of fact from 1982 to 1993 Robin has over 600 different cards to chase!  And while the list here on the blog is pretty conprehensive it is by no means complete.  As a matter of fact this 1991 Elm Grove PD was not on the list.  1991 also marks the year that the sets went to the conventional trading card size.  And it makes storing these cards a lot easier.



Wednesday, September 11, 2019

2019 Topps Allen and Ginter Gold Framed Hot Box Parallel

Year: 2019
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: Allen and Ginter
Card Number: 352
Card Type: Parallel
Parallel Set: Hot Box Gold Frame
Card Attributes: SP

Been slacking over here on the blog.  I've been keeping up with the new releases, but haven't had a whole lot of time to sit down and write a new card post.  I've got a lot of new 2019 cards to post about, some in hand right now others still sitting over at COMC waiting to be shipped to me after Black Friday.

But I picked this beauty up over at Cardbarrel.com a few months back as part of a larger order.  These gold boarder parallel cards are the hot box parallels.  So basically if you were trying to build a set and got a hot box you're kind of screwed because every base card in the box is one of these gold border parallels.  They look really nice in hand and the gold border design really makes the card pop. Backs are still the same.




Wednesday, August 28, 2019

2019 Topps Fire Robin Yount Checklist and Gallery

Robin is featured with Christian Yelich in the Lasting Legacies insert.  So far I've found the base and two parallels.  I'll update the checklist if other parallels show up and I'll add images as I find them.

2019 Topps Fire - Lasting Legacies #LL-8
2019 Topps Fire - Lasting Legacies #LL-8 Blue Chips
2019 Topps Fire - Lasting Legacies #LL-8 Gold Minted



Monday, August 26, 2019

2019 Topps Five Star Ultimate Yount Checklist and Gallery

Robin is in two of the insert sets and all the parallels.  I'll add images as I find them.


2019 Topps Five Star - Golden Graphs #GG-RY #d?
2019 Topps Five Star - Golden Graphs #GG-RY Purple #/25
2019 Topps Five Star - Golden Graphs #GG-RY Blue #/20
2019 Topps Five Star - Golden Graphs #GG-RY Green #/15
2019 Topps Five Star - Golden Graphs #GG-RY Gold #/10
2019 Topps Five Star - Golden Graphs #GG-RY Orange /5
2019 Topps Five Star - Golden Graphs #GG-RY Red #/1
2019 Topps Five Star - Pentamerous Penmanship #PP-RY #/25
2019 Topps Five Star - Pentamerous Penmanship #PP-RY Green #/10
2019 Topps Five Star - Pentamerous Penmanship #PP-RY Gold #/5
2019 Topps Five Star - Pentamerous Penmanship #PP-RY Orange #/3
2019 Topps Five Star - Pentamerous Penmanship #PP-RY Red #/1





Monday, August 19, 2019

2019 Topps Allen and Ginter - Ginter Greats insert

Year: 2019
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: Allen and Ginter
Card Number: GG-50
Card Type: Insert
 Insert Set: Ginter Greats

Robin is not only featured again in this years Allen and Ginter, but he's also featured in the Ginter Greats insert set.  Every year Topps has at least one fairly large inserts set in Ginter.  This year there are two with Greats and Star Signs, both having 50 subjects.  Overall the design is nice and true to the brand.  In this set players are featured in alphabetically order so Robin gets the honor of having the last post in the set.




Saturday, August 17, 2019

2002 Topps St. Michael Hospital 1982 Reprint SGA

Year: 2002
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: St Michael SGA
Card Number: 435?


I love my fellow Brewers collector's.  Andy aka All Time Brewers on Twitter was posting some of his finds from a recent large lot of Brewers cards he picked up and asked if anyone knew anything about this card.  Lots of people chimed in.  This card was part of a 6 card set given away at game sometime in 2002.  You can see the whole checklist here.  I jokingly asked if he came across another one of these in his lot I'd love to trade for it.  He sent me a message back offering me the card PWE since I was a big Yount guy.  I'm working on a thank you package as we speak.  I know these cards shouldn't be that rare as I assume thousands were handed out at the game, but I've only seen a couple of these pop up over the years.  So thanks to Andy for adding a great and hard to find oddball to my Yount collection.






Tuesday, August 13, 2019

2019 Topps Archives Robin Yount Checklist and Gallery

Robin is featured in the main set in the 1993 design and that includes a few parallels.  I'll add images when stuff starts showing up.  There might also be some retail parallels not listed in the original checklist.

2019 Topps Archives #295
2019 Topps Archives #295 Purple #/175
2019 Topps Archives #295 Silver #/99
2019 Topps Archives #295 Blue #/25
2019 Topps Archives #295 Gold #/1

Monday, August 5, 2019

2019 Panini Prizm Red Mojo Prizm

Year: 2019
Manufacturer: Panini
Set: Prizm
Card Number: 216
Card Type: Base Parallel
Parallel Set: Red Mojo
Card Attributes: Serial Numbered
Serial Number: 010/299

It's not very often I run into my LCS and find a new Yount card for my collection.  I do seem to be the only avid Brewers collector in Anchorage and that's great when I stop in and pick up cards for my team sets or cheap hits, but it's rare that there's a new Robin to be found.  But every so often it happens.  I just happen to be at Don's Sportcards here in Anchorage,  a couple weeks ago and was perusing the 50 cent boxes and low and behold I found a Yount card I needed.  As a matter of fact there were a couple great 2019 Prizm Brewers parallel cards in the box that came home with me.

There are 27 or more parallels to chase in this year's Prizm product and a good 20 or so that I might actually be able to acquire.   I still have yet to find the base card, but have picked up a couple other parallel at COMC.  

The Red Mojo prizm is serial numbered to just 299.  





Wednesday, July 31, 2019

2019 Topps Tribute Robin Yount Checklist and Gallery

Robin is in one of the autograph sets in this year's Tribute.  I'll add images when they start showing up.

2019 Topps Tribute - Tribute to Enshrinement Autograph #HOF-RY #/99
2019 Topps Tribute - Tribute to Enshrinement Autograph #HOF-RY Purple #/50
2019 Topps Tribute - Tribute to Enshrinement Autograph #HOF-RY Orange #/25
2019 Topps Tribute - Tribute to Enshrinement Autograph #HOF-RY Red #/5
2019 Topps Tribute - Tribute to Enshrinement Autograph #HOF-RY Black #/1



Wednesday, July 24, 2019

2019 Topps Chrome Robin Yount Checklist

Robin is featured with Christian Yelich on the Chrome version of the Greatness Returns insert and all it's shiny parallels.  I'll add images as stuff starts showing up.

2019 Topps Chrome - Greatness Returns w/ Yelich #GRE-9
2019 Topps Chrome - Greatness Returns w/ Yelich #GRE-9 Gold #/50
2019 Topps Chrome - Greatness Returns w/ Yelich #GRE-9 Orange #/25
2019 Topps Chrome - Greatness Returns w/ Yelich #GRE-9 Red #/5
2019 Topps Chrome - Greatness Returns w/ Yelich #GRE-9 Superfractor #/1

2019 Panini Immaculate Collection Baseball Robin Yount Checklist and Gallery

Robin is featured in one of the inserts this year and all it's parallels.  I'll post images as they start appearing.

2019 Panini Immaculate Baseball - Hats Off  #HO-RY #/25
2019 Panini Immaculate Baseball - Hats Off  #HO-RY Blue #/5
2019 Panini Immaculate Baseball - Hats Off  #HO-RY Red #/10
2019 Panini Immaculate Baseball - Hats Off  #HO-RY Black Printing Plate #/1
2019 Panini Immaculate Baseball - Hats Off  #HO-RY Cyan Printing Plate #/1
2019 Panini Immaculate Baseball - Hats Off  #HO-RY Magenta Printing Plate #/1
2019 Panini Immaculate Baseball - Hats Off  #HO-RY Yellow Printing Plate #/1


Wednesday, July 10, 2019

2019 Topps Allen and Ginter Robin Yount Checklist and Gallery

Robin has quite a few cards to chase being featured in the base set as an SP and some inserts.  I'll post images when stuff starts showing up.  I'll also update the checklist if any other parallels come out.

2019 Topps Allen and Ginter #352
2019 Topps Allen and Ginter #352 Silver Hot Box
2019 Topps Allen and Ginter #352 Glossy #/1
2019 Topps Allen and Ginter #352 Mini
2019 Topps Allen and Ginter #352 Mini A & G Logo Back
2019 Topps Allen and Ginter #352 Mini Black
2019 Topps Allen and Ginter #352 Mini No Number PR50
2019 Topps Allen and Ginter #352 Mini Brooklyn Back #/25
2019 Topps Allen and Ginter #352 Mini Gold
2019 Topps Allen and Ginter #352 Mini Wood #/1
2019 Topps Allen and Ginter #352 Mini Glossy #/1
2019 Topps Allen and Ginter #352 Mini Black Printing Plate #/1
2019 Topps Allen and Ginter #352 Mini Cyan Printing Plate #/1
2019 Topps Allen and Ginter #352 Mini Magenta Printing Plate #/1
2019 Topps Allen and Ginter #352 Mini Yellow Printing Plate #/1
2019 Topps Allen and Ginter Framed Mini Relic #MFR-RY
2019 Topps Allen and Ginter Rip Card #RIP-99 #/d
2019 Topps Allen and Ginter Double Rip Card w/ Yelich #DRIP-11 #/d
2019 Topps Allen and Ginter Ginter Greats #GG-50