Thursday, January 17, 2019

2019 Topps Series 1 - Yount checklist

Robin actually has quite a few cards to chase in Series 1.

Here's the checklist and I'll add images as stuff starts showing up after release and add correct serial numbering information.

2019 Topps Series 1 - 150 Years of Professional Baseball #150-55
2019 Topps Series 1 - 150 Years of Professional Baseball #150-138
2019 Topps Series 1 - 150 Years of Professional Baseball #150-55 150th Anniv. #/150
2019 Topps Series 1 - 150 Years of Professional Baseball #150-138 150th Anniv. #/150
2019 Topps Series 1 - 150 Years of Professional Baseball #150-55 Red #/10
2019 Topps Series 1 - 150 Years of Professional Baseball #150-138 Red #/10
2019 Topps Series 1 - 150 Years of Professional Baseball #150-55 Platinum #/1
2019 Topps Series 1 - 150 Years of Professional Baseball #150-138 Platinum #/1
2019 Topps Series 1 - 150 Years of Professional Baseball Autographs #150-RY  #d to 25 or less
2019 Topps Series 1 - 150th Anniversary Commemorative Medallion Autograph AMM-RY #/10
2019 Topps Series 1 - 150th Anniversary Commemorative Medallion #AMM-RY
2019 Topps Series 1 - 150th Anniversary Commemorative Medallion #AMM-RY  150th Anniv #/150
2019 Topps Series 1 - 150th Anniversary Commemorative Medallion #AMM-RY Gold #/50
2019 Topps Series 1 - 150th Anniversary Commemorative Medallion #AMM-RY Red #/25
2019 Topps Series 1 - 150th Anniversary Commemorative Medallion #AMM-RY Platinum #/1
2019 Topps Series 1 - 1984 Topps Baseball #T83-32
2019 Topps Series 1 - 1984 Topps Baseball #T83-32 150th Anniv #/150
2019 Topps Series 1 - 1984 Topps Baseball #T83-32 Red #/10
2019 Topps Series 1 - 1984 Topps Baseball #T83-32 Platinum #/1
2019 Topps Series 1 - 1984 Topps Baseball Relics #84R-RY
2019 Topps Series 1 - 1984 Topps Baseball Relics #84R-RY 150th Anniv. #/150
2019 Topps Series 1 - 1984 Topps Baseball Relics #84R-RY Gold #/50
2019 Topps Series 1 - 1984 Topps Baseball Relics #84R-RY Red #/25
2019 Topps Series 1 - 1984 Topps Baseball Relics #84R-RY Platinum #/1
2019 Topps Series 1 - Cactus League Legends #CLL-29
2019 Topps Series 1 - Cactus League Legends #CLL-29 150th Anniv. #/150
2019 Topps Series 1 - Cactus League Legends #CLL-29 Red #/10
2019 Topps Series 1 - Cactus League Legends #CLL-29 Platinum #/1
2019 Topps Series 1 - Greatness Returns #GR-5 w/ Yelich
2019 Topps Series 1 - Greatness Returns #GR-5 w/ Yelich 150th Anniv. #/150
2019 Topps Series 1 - Greatness Returns #GR-5 w/ Yelich Red #10
2019 Topps Series 1 - Greatness Returns #GR-5 w/ Yelich Platinum #/1
2019 Topps Series 1 - Cactus League Legends Autographs #CCL-RY #d to 10 or less
2019 Topps Series 1 - Iconic Card Reprints #ICR-14
2019 Topps Series 1 - Iconic Card Reprints #ICR-14 150th Anniv. #/150
2019 Topps Series 1 - Iconic Card Reprints Autographs #IC-29 #d to 25 or less
2019 Topps Series 1 - Topps Reverence Autograph Patch #TRAP-RY #/10
2019 Topps Series 1 - Topps Reverence Autograph Patch #TRAP-RY Red #/5
2019 Topps Series 1 - Topps Reverence Autograph Patch #TRAP-RY Platinum #/1

2002 Fleer Authentix - Ballpark Classics

Year: 2002
Manufacturer: Fleer
Set: Authentix 
Card Number: 7BC
Card Type: Insert
Insert Set: Ballpark Classics

You know what you don't see much anymore?  Cards with suffixes.  Plenty of inserts with prefixes, but not many suffixes.  That was a Fleer's MO for a long time.  Most of the base inserts would have a suffix and  if that insert had a relic or autograph parallel it would usually have a prefix.   At end of Fleers lifespan as a standalone company things started getting a little wacky.  Ahem, but this post is about the next card to be featured from my COMC Black Friday haul.  

Like most of my purchases and pick ups last year from COMC it was more about filling in holes than picking up flashy low numbered card like I did the year before.  This is another card that slipped through for almost 2 decades.  According to baseballcardpedia.com the over all odds for pulling one of these inserts was 1:22 for hobby and 1:24 for retail making them about 1 per box, so not to easy to pull.  This insert also has 2 dual relic parallels, one being unnumbered and the gold version being numbered to 100.  The base insert has numbered parallels.

Overall it's not that great of an insert with Fleer using black and white or sepia tinted photos.  I suppose it was suppose to make the card look vintage or nostalgic, but really it just makes the card look drab.





Tuesday, January 15, 2019

1986 Topps Tiffany

Year: 1986
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: Collector's Edition "Tiffany"
Card Number: 780
Card Type: Base


My final tiffany pick up from this year's COMC Black Friday haul.  The 1985 and 1986 sets have the smallest print run of any of the Collector's Edition, or Tiffany, sets.  With only 5000 sets produced.

Man those backs are really red!



Friday, January 11, 2019

1985 Topps Tiffany

Year: 1985
Manufacture: Topps
Set: Collector's Series "Tiffany"
Card Number: 340
Card Type: Base


Still working through my big COMC Black Friday Yount delivery and might as well continue with the Tiffanys.

1985 marked the second year that Topps put out the glossy front and better card stock set.  It also only produced half the sets it did for the inaugural run in 1984, with only 5000 sets being produced.  So in current terms not all that rare, but much more limited than the regular flagship run.  

Wow those card backs are bright.




Thursday, January 10, 2019

1984 Topps Tiffany

Year: 1984
Manufacture: Topps
Set: Collector's Edition "Tiffany"
Card Number: 10
Card Type: Base

I had a couple goals last year with regards to COMCs Black Friday sale.  My purchase was the most significant amount of Yount cards purchased in the last year and I wanted to make sure to fill a few holes.  

One of those goals was to pick up the three remaining Topps Tiffany cards I didn't have.  I'm happy to say mission accomplished.  For those that don't know Topps put out a boxed set Collector's Edition, dubbed Tiffany by the hobby, from 1984 to 1991.  The set features the full flagship set on better card stock and has a glossy finish.  In hand the glossiness of the cards is really apparent. 




Monday, January 7, 2019

2003 Topps Shoebox Collection

Year: 2003
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: Shoe Box
Card Number: 65
Card Type: Base


I'm back!  Just spent a glorious 2 week in Hawaii and came back to Alaska for an 80 degree difference.  Ahem that being said let's jump back into my COMC black Friday haul.  Again we have another card I could have sworn I already had in my collection.  But after looking through my master spreadsheet and digging through the collection it looks like I was wrong.  Which could be easily understandable.  Even by 2003 Robin's 1975 Topps card had been reprinting probably over 100 times and he had a couple reprints in other sets around the same time.  The Shoe Box Collection was basically a complete set, with a box containing all 96 reprint cards and some other goodies.  

This reprint and set is easily distinguished from the other 75 reprints by the nice big foil logo stamp on the front of the card.


Thursday, December 27, 2018

1984 7-11 Slurpee Disc - Central Region

Year: 1984
Manufacture: ??  7-11
Set: 7-11 Slurpee Discs
Number: 2 or II
Type: Central Region Variation (E)


This last Black Friday haul from COMC I was able to fill a bunch of holes in the collection and close the books on a few sets.  The 1984 7-11 Slurpee coin set has 3 variations based on where the coins were distributed.  The variation or location was denoted by the letter under the disc numbering.  The three regions were East, West, and Central.

The East coins have a H, the West coins have a K, and the Central have a E.  Other than that the coins are identical.

Robin does have coin in the 1985 set, but only in the Great Lake Region set, and if in the 1986 Triple star set in the Central Region set.