Wednesday, March 3, 2021

2021 Topps Series 1 - Platinum Players

Year: 2021
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: Flagship, Series 1
Card Type: Insert
Insert Set: Platinum Players
Card Number: PDC-22

Let's start the new year of baseball cards with a bang!!  Robin has a bunch of cards to chase in Topps Series 1 this year, you can check the full checklist out here.  But by far my favorite of the bunch so far has to be these Platinum Player die-cut cards.  I'm a sucker for gimmicks.  Whether it's die-cuts, minis, special material, whatever it is that makes the card stand out and different I'm all in.  A great looking design.  I don't recognize the image used, not that it hasn't been, but it doesn't stick out to me so that's also a big plus.  These also come with parallels so those will be fun to eventually track down, but I'm really hoping this insert gets the chrome treatment this year.  





Monday, February 22, 2021

1989 Brewers Pocket Schedule (Miller - Married with Children ads)


Year: 1989
What: Milwaukee Brewers Pocket Schedule
Variation: Miller Lite/Married with Children/Fox 24 ads

A while back I was lucky enough to complete a Twitter trade with Bob aka (BT's Collection @Mets86champsT).  Bob asked if there were any other pocket schedule collector's out there and I piped up.  I'll admit I'm not a huge pocket schedule collector, but as a Brewer's and Yount collector they have their place.  

In the package of schedules was this great 1989 example featuring a great action shot of Robin.  Depending on the year there are multiple types of pocket schedules available and variations.  Like with this example there can be different ads featured.

Often times these schedules will also feature promotional nights, sadly this one doesn't.  But a great addition to the Yount collection.


Saturday, February 20, 2021

2020 Topps Archives Purple

Year: 2020
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: Archives
Card Number: 29
Card Type: Base Parallel
Parallel Set: Purple
Card Attrbutes: Serial Numbered
Serial Number: 102/175

I think I've mentioned this on the blog before, but about a month ago I finally put in my shipment request at COMC.  It had been over a year since my last request and I was itching to finally get my hands on the cards I had sitting in my portfolio.  Of course shipping is super backed up at COMC and my projected shipping and delivery date isn't until mid April.  Oh the waiting is the hardest part!! Included in the lot is over 200 cards and quite a few of those feature Robin.  I've already added them to TCDB and my collection here, but man it'll be nice to get them in hand and feature them on the blog.

So while we wait let's take a look at one of my favorite card designs featuring Robin from the past year. So much so that this is still my blog header as I write this.  I haven't bought much off of eBay in the last couple years.  That's mainly due to the insane cost of shipping one card in a bubble mailer.  That might change with eBay's standard envelope but we'll see.  But I did pick up this beautiful purple parallel off of the bay last year.  It was a mix of good timing, but also the seller had a cheap or free shipping, I can't remember.  The one thing that has irked me about Archives in year's past is that when Robin has been included in the base checklist he usually appears on a design that he was an active player and had a card featured in the original set.  Not so this year and I love the way his card turned out in the 1955 design. Which also happens to be Robin's birth year.






 

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

2021 Sport Kings Yount Checklist and Gallery

 


2021 Sport Kings #83 PR100
2021 Sport Kings - Mini #83 PR50
2021 Sport Kings - Red Back/Red Background #83 #/1
2021 Sport Kings - Autographs #A67
2021 Sport Kings - Autographs Red #A67 #d to 50 or less
2021 Sport Kings - Autographs Silver #A67 #/25
2021 Sport Kings - Autographs Green #A67 #/5
2021 Sport Kings - Autographs Gold #A67 #/1
2021 Sport Kings - Autographs Single Memorabilia #AM-RY
2021 Sport Kings - Autographs Single Memorabilia Red  #AM-RY #d to 50 or less
2021 Sport Kings - Autographs Single Memorabilia Silver #AM-RY #/25
2021 Sport Kings - Autographs Single Memorabilia Green #AM-RY #/5
2021 Sport Kings - Autographs Single Memorabilia Gold #AM-RY #/1
2021 Sport Kings - Single Memorabilia Relics #SM-RY
2021 Sport Kings - Single Memorabilia Relics Red #SM-RY #/50
2021 Sport Kings - Single Memorabilia Relics Silver #SM-RY #/25
2021 Sport Kings - Single Memorabilia Relics Green #SM-RY #/5
2021 Sport Kings - Single Memorabilia Relics Gold #SM-RY #/1
2021 Sport Kings - Single Memorabilia Premium Relics #SMP-RY
2021 Sport Kings - Single Memorabilia Premium Relics Red #SMP-RY #/50
2021 Sport Kings - Single Memorabilia Premium Relics Silver #SMP-RY #/25
2021 Sport Kings - Single Memorabilia Premium Relics Green #SMP-RY #/5
2021 Sport Kings - Single Memorabilia Premium Relics Gold #SMP-RY #/1
2021 Sport Kings - Grand Patch Relics GPV2-RY1 #/1
2021 Sport Kings - Grand Patch Relics GPV2-RY2 #/1
2021 Sport Kings - Grand Patch Relics GPV2-RY3 #/1
2021 Sport Kings - Grand Patch Relics GPV2-RY4 #/1
2021 Sport Kings - Grand Patch Relics GPV2-RY5 #/1
2021 Sport Kings - Grand Patch Relics GPV2-RY6 #/1
2021 Sport Kings - Grand Patch Relics GPV2-RY7 #/1
2021 Sport Kings - Grand Patch Relics GPV2-RY8 #/1
2021 Sport Kings - Grand Patch Relics GPV2-RY9 #/1
2021 Sport Kings - Grand Patch Relics GPV2-RY10 #/1
2021 Sport Kings - Grand Patch Relics GPV2-RY11 #/1
2021 Sport Kings - Gary Kezele Sketch #ART-117 #/1









Monday, February 1, 2021

2021 Topps Series 1 Ultimate Robin Yount Checklist and Gallery

 The 2021 baseball card season officially starts next week and Robin has a bunch of cards to chase in Series 1.  

A few of the inserts listed in the checklist likely will have color parallels but were not specified in the released checklist.  I would suspect the 70 Years of Topps Base and Chrome version and the 86 silver packs to have color parallels and I'll update the checklist when those details become available.


2021 Topps Series 1 - 70 Years of Topps #70YT-22 
2021 Topps Series 1 - 70 Years of Topps Chrome #70YTC-22 (Retail Tin Exclusive)
2021 Topps Series 1 - 70 Years of Topps Autograph #70YT-22 #d to 10 or less
2021 Topps Series 1 - 1986 Topps Baseball Autographs #86A-RY
2021 Topps Series 1 - 1986 Topps Baseball Autographs Black #86A-RY  #/199
2021 Topps Series 1 - 1986 Topps Baseball Autographs Gold #86A-RY #/50
2021 Topps Series 1 - 1986 Topps Baseball Autographs Red #86A-RY #/25
2021 Topps Series 1 - 1986 Topps Baseball Autographs Platinum #86A-RY #/1
2021 Topps Series 1 - 1986 Topps Baseball Silver Pack Chrome #86BC-80
2021 Topps Series 1 - 1986 Topps Baseball Silver Pack Chrome Blue #86BC-80 #/150
2021 Topps Series 1 - 1986 Topps Baseball Silver Pack Chrome Gold #86BC-80 #/50
2021 Topps Series 1 - 1986 Topps Baseball Silver Pack Chrome Green #86BC-80 #/99
2021 Topps Series 1 - 1986 Topps Baseball Silver Pack Chrome Purple #86BC-80 #/75
2021 Topps Series 1 - 1986 Topps Baseball Silver Pack Chrome Orange #86BC-80 #/25
2021 Topps Series 1 - 1986 Topps Baseball Silver Pack Chrome Red #86BC-80 #/5
2021 Topps Series 1 - 1986 Topps Baseball Silver Pack Chrome SuperFractor #86BC-80 #/1
2021 Topps Series 1 - Topps Platinum Players Die-Cuts Autographs #PDC-22 #d to 10 or less
2021 Topps Series 1 - Topps Platinum Players Die-Cuts Black #PDC-22 #/199
2021 Topps Series 1 - Topps Platinum Players Die-Cuts Blue #PDC-22 
2021 Topps Series 1 - Topps Platinum Players Die-Cuts Platinum Anniversary #PDC-22 #/70
2021 Topps Series 1 - Topps Platinum Players Die-Cuts Red #PDC-22 #/10
2021 Topps Series 1 - Topps Platinum Players Die-Cuts Gold #PDC-22 #/1


















Monday, January 25, 2021

2008 Upper Deck Goudey Mini Red Back

Year: 2008
Manufacturer: Upper Deck
Set: Goudey
Card Number: 214
Card Type: Base Parallel
Parallel: Mini Red Back


2008 was a great year for baseball cards especially Robin Yount cards.  Upper Deck was in prime form in 2008 and Goudey was a nice retro/vintage set which by now with Topps leading the way had become all the rage with examples like Allen and Ginter, 206, and Heritage.  Not to be outdone Upper Deck followed suit with sets like this and Goodwin Champions.  This homage set is of course based off the 1930s Goudey baseball sets but also to some of the Goudey non-sport sets as well.  The base set was paralleled by 5 mini parallel sets with the red backs being the most common falling in about 1 in 3 packs.  Also mini cards were not one per pack but rather fell about 7 per box (at least that's what baseballcardpedia says.



Wednesday, January 20, 2021

2020 Topps Chrome Update - Yount Checklist

 I think I'm just going to wait till March to say the 2020 Yount checklist is finally finished.  I didn't realize that Topps was releasing a Chrome Update.  Exclusive to Target the set features Robin on the A Numbers Game insert with an Autograph parallel as well.  The product dropped Jan 15th.  Haven't seen if these cards have different refractor parallels or not.


2020 Topps Chrome Update - A Numbers Game #NGC-12
2020 Topps Chrome Update - A Numbers Game Autographs #NGCA-RY #d (1:56,917)