Saturday, May 8, 2021

On the Radar - 2021 Topps Transcendent Hall of Fame Robin Yount Checklist

 For those of you with much deeper pockets then mine, Topps is once again offering the HOFcentric Transcendent offering. I'll add images as cards start showing up


2021 Topps Transcendent HOF - Autographs #THOF-RY #/20
2021 Topps Transcendent HOF - Autographs Emerald #THOF-RY #/5
2021 Topps Transcendent HOF - Autographs Platinum #THOF-RY  #/1
2021 Topps Transcendent HOF - Autographs Red #THOF-RY  #/1
2021 Topps Transcendent HOF - Image Variation Autograph #THOFV-RY #/20
2021 Topps Transcendent HOF - Image Variation Autograph Emerald #THOFV-RY #/5
2021 Topps Transcendent HOF - Image Variation Autograph Platinum #THOFV-RY #/1
2021 Topps Transcendent HOF - Image Variation Autograph Red #THOFV-RY #/1
2021 Topps Transcendent HOF - 1956 SuperFractor Autograph #56HOF-RY #/1
2021 Topps Transcendent HOF - 1989 Big Framed Autographs #89HOF-RY #/1
2021 Topps Transcendent HOF - Hall of Fame Icons Autographs #HOFIA-RY #/1

Monday, May 3, 2021

On the Radar - 2021 Bowman - 1991 Buyback Autograph

 Robin has a surprise, or at least a surprise to me, card in the 2021 Bowman release.  He's featured in the buyback autographs.  And not only that but there are 50 copies to hunt!


2021 Bowman - 1991 Bowman Buyback Autographs #55 #/50




On the Radar - 2021 Topps x Derek Jeter "Captains Crew"

Topps lastest collaboration (as I write this) product on Topps.com, Robin is featured in the base set and has sticker autos in the product as well.  Issued as a pack (or pack in a small box), each pack cost $19.99 and contains 10 cards  was offered on Topps.com from April 29th to May 6, 2021.  I'll add images as cards start showing up after this is released.

Both the base cards and autos come with multiple variations, I assume some color variation, but Topps doesn't make that clear from their website or checklist.


2021 Topps x Derek Jeter "Captain's Crew" (Captain's Inspiration sub-set) #13
2021 Topps x Derek Jeter "Captain's Crew" (Captain's Inspiration sub-set) #13 #/25
2021 Topps x Derek Jeter "Captain's Crew" (Captain's Inspiration sub-set) #13 #/10
2021 Topps x Derek Jeter "Captain's Crew" (Captain's Inspiration sub-set) #13 #/5
2021 Topps x Derek Jeter "Captain's Crew" (Captain's Inspiration sub-set) #13 #/1
2021 Topps x Derek Jeter "Captain's Crew" (Captain's Inspiration sub-set) Autograph A-13 #/25
2021 Topps x Derek Jeter "Captain's Crew" (Captain's Inspiration sub-set) Autograph A-13 #/10
2021 Topps x Derek Jeter "Captain's Crew" (Captain's Inspiration sub-set) Autograph A-13 #/5
2021 Topps x Derek Jeter "Captain's Crew" (Captain's Inspiration sub-set) Autograph A-13 #/1

Thursday, April 29, 2021

On the Radar - 2021 Panini Diamond Kings

This year Paul Molitor take the position of retro Brewers player that's getting most of the love from Panini, but Robin is featured in one of the inserts sets in this year's Diamond Kings.  Robin has a quad relic autograph card and it's parallels to chase.  

Here is the checklist 

2021 Panini Diamond Kings - Quad Material Signatures #QMS-RY
2021 Panini Diamond Kings - Quad Material Signatures #QMS-RY Gold #/20
2021 Panini Diamond Kings - Quad Material Signatures #QMS-RY Holo Platinum Blue #/10
2021 Panini Diamond Kings - Quad Material Signatures #QMS-RY Masterpiece #/1
2021 Panini Diamond Kings - Quad Material Signatures #QMS-RY (FOTL) Purple #/5
2021 Panini Diamond Kings - Quad Material Signatures #QMS-RY (FOTL) Red #/3





Friday, April 23, 2021

2008 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts - Legendary Memorabilia Blue Parallel Bat Relic

Year: 2008
Manufacturer: Upper Deck
Set: SP Legendary Cuts
Card Number: LM-RY
Card Type: Insert Relic Color Parallel
Insert Set: Legendary Memorabilia Dark Blue
Relic Type: Bat
Card Attributes: Piece of Authentic, Serial Numbered
Serial Number: 08/25

2008 holds the distinction of being the year in which the second most cards featuring Robin Yount were produced with 477.  Although 2020, did come close to beating it.  One of the reasons for the title is sets like Baseball Heroes and this set.  Robin is featured in the Legendary Memorabilia set.   A set with 10 different color variations to chase.  

It might be tough to tell by looking at it but this is the dark blue color parallel.  It's a well laid out card with a nice big photo for Robin and a decent chunk of bat.  I also like that they designed in a nice little box for the serial number stamp, even if it looks like they couldn't hit it just right.



Thursday, April 22, 2021

1984 Drakes Big Hitters


Year: 1984
Manufacturer: Topps/Drakes
Set: Drake's Big Hitters 4th Annual Collector's Edition
Card Number: 33

If there's one area of baseball card collecting, actually trading card collecting in general, that I love it's the food issues for the 70s and 80s.   Drake put out it's first modern set in 1981 with the help of Topps.  It would go on to put out 8 annual series in the 80s.  The first 5 series' were produced with Topps as a box set, that I think you had to send away for.  The 1986 set featured card printed directly on the Drakes packages, ala Hostess style.  Robin is featured in 3 of the 8 sets, 1983, 1984, and 1985. 

Like most of the food issue set's that Topps produced the card has a very appealing layout, nice colors, and a great action photo.  Topps used the same back from the 1984 flagship set with a slight alteration where the Topps logo would have gone, it's been replaced by the Drake's logo.  Even the blurb on the bottom is the same.  Actually it's the same for most of Robin's other 1984 Topps food issues like Gardener's Bakeries and Nestle.






Wednesday, April 21, 2021

On the Radar - 2021 Leaf Signature Series

 Man Leaf releases have totally been flying under the radar for me until I see new stuff show up.  Anyways Robin has another bunch or super low numbered cards to chase in this set.  By that I mean every card is numbered 1 of 1.


2021 Leaf Signature Series #SS-RY1 #/1
2021 Leaf Signature Series #SS-RY1 Black #/1
2021 Leaf Signature Series #SS-RY1 Black/White(Zebra) #/1
2021 Leaf Signature Series #SS-RY1 Black/Yellow #/1
2021 Leaf Signature Series #SS-RY1 Gold #/1
2021 Leaf Signature Series #SS-RY1 Green #/1
2021 Leaf Signature Series #SS-RY1 Orange #/1
2021 Leaf Signature Series #SS-RY1 Platinum Blue #/1
2021 Leaf Signature Series #SS-RY1 Pink #/1
2021 Leaf Signature Series #SS-RY1 Purple #/1
2021 Leaf Signature Series #SS-RY1 Red #/1
2021 Leaf Signature Series #SS-RY1 Red/White/Blue (Flag) #/1
2021 Leaf Signature Series #SS-RY1 Silver #/1