Friday, November 16, 2018

1990 Topps Glossy Send In

Year: 1990
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: Glossy All-Stars and Hot Prospects Send Ins
Card Number: 15

For many year's Topps offered a couple different special offer send in sets advertised on cards inserted into wax packs.  What always bothered me was that these cards were inserted in the middle of the packs instead of as the last card in the pack that would have eliminated the wax backs.  Ahem. 
Anyways as a collector of the Yount cards once you get to over 1000 different cards you get to the point where you have most of the base cards and most inserts and oddballs from his playing days. 

 I recently completed a huge 1000+ Brewer card trade with a fellow card collector named Mark off of Twitter.  He sent me a flat rate box full of Brewers cards and I sent him back a box full of Red Sox.  After a couple days of sorting and inventorying I ended up adding almost 200 new Brewers cards to the collection.  Included in the lot was over 200 Yount cards.  And as luck would have it I found one I needed.  This 1990 Glossy All Star Send In.  It's funny because as I've been slowly inventorying my Yount collection and adding it to the Trading Card Database I realized I didn't have a copy of this card.  That kind of surprised me and I added it to my want list and figured I'd pick up a copy off of COMC or somewhere else eventually, well looks like I don't need to.




Friday, November 9, 2018

2004 Donruss Leather and Lumber Gold Black and White parallel

Year: 2005
Manufacturer: Donruss
Set: Leather and Lumber
Card Number: 78
Card Type: Parallel
Parallel Set: Black and White
Card Attributes: Serial Numbered
Serial Number: 0428/1000


In the mid 2000's companies were competing to see who could come up with the craziest set.  While I wouldn't call the Leather and Lumber a crazy set, as a matter of fact it's pretty straight forward, it does keep with the formula of the time.  Tons of parallels, base parallels, relic parallels, relic auto parallels you get the idea.  The black and white parallel, in which the feature player photo is in black and white, not the card, isn't a true set parallel as only 25 lucky subjects from the base set are featured.  Of course while the base set comes with all sorts of base, relic, and auto parallels so does the smaller black and white parallel.  And like most base cards from sets like this from that era the base cards are designed more for the parallels, hence why Robin is placed on the left side of the card.




Tuesday, November 6, 2018

2005 Fleer Classic Clippings

Year: 2005
Manufacturer: Fleer
Set: Classic Clippings
Card Number: 2013
Card Type: Base (Legends subset)
Card Attributes: Serial Numbered
Serial Number: 078/999

I can remember lamenting to my LCS owner back in the era around 2003-2005 about just how many different products there were.  It was hard for a collector, and I'm sure equally hard for a shop owner, to decide what to buy and what to chase.  Of course now it's the exact opposite with store shelves looking downright anemic.  But that era, which I would start at the end of the 90's through about 2006-2007 really produced some great products, even if there was a ton.  There were flops of course, but with so many companies trying to outdo each other it made for some now classic sets.  

While I don't know if I'd call Fleer's Classic Clippings a classic set it does give us a few Younts to chase.  Robin is part of the Legends subset.  All the Legends cards were limited to just 999.  There area also two parallels to chase in this set, the First Edition numbered to 150 and the Final edition, which Baseballcardepdia says is numbered to 1, but I own a Final Edition version and it is not numbered at all.  He's not featured in any of the other insert sets.




Friday, November 2, 2018

2018 Panini Flawless Baseball Robin Yount Checklist

Robin has a few cards in Panini's high end release, seriously 17 total cards.  I'm sure card numbering is not right, that's pretty usual for Panini checklists, I'll correct the card designations when stuff starts showing up and I can verify.

2018 Panini Flawless Bat Barrels #13  #/1
2018 Panini Flawless Greats Autograph Sapphire #12  #/7
2018 Panini Flawless Greats Dual Memorabilia Autograph Gold #GDM-RY #/5
2018 Panini Flawless Greats Dual Memorabilia Autograph Emerald  #GDM-RY  #/3
2018 Panini Flawless Greats Dual Memorabilia Autograph Black #GDM-RY  #/1




2018 Topps Triple Threads Robin Yount Checklist


Robin has a few cards in this year's Triple Threads.

2018 Topps Triple Threads Autograph Relic TTAR-RY1 #/18
2018 Topps Triple Threads Autograph Relic TTAR-RY2 #/18
2018 Topps Triple Threads Autograph Relic Gold TTAR-RY1 #/9
2018 Topps Triple Threads Autograph Relic Gold TTAR-RY2 #/9
2018 Topps Triple Threads Autograph Relic Sapphire TTAR-RY1 #/3
2018 Topps Triple Threads Autograph Relic Sapphire TTAR-RY2 #/3
2018 Topps Triple Threads Autograph Relic Ruby TTAR-RY1 #/1
2018 Topps Triple Threads Autograph Relic Ruby TTAR-RY2 #/1
2018 Topps Triple Threads Autograph Relic Wood TTAR-RY1 #/1
2018 Topps Triple Threads Autograph Relic Wood TTAR-RY2 #/1
2018 Topps Triple Threads Autograph Relic White Whale Black Printing Plate TTAR-RY1 #/1
2018 Topps Triple Threads Autograph Relic White Whale Black Printing Plate TTAR-RY2 #/1
2018 Topps Triple Threads Autograph Relic White Whale Cyan Printing Plate TTAR-RY1 #/1
2018 Topps Triple Threads Autograph Relic White Whale Cyan Printing Plate TTAR-RY2 #/1
2018 Topps Triple Threads Autograph Relic White Whale Magenta Printing Plate TTAR-RY1 #/1
2018 Topps Triple Threads Autograph Relic White Whale Magenta Printing Plate TTAR-RY2 #/1
2018 Topps Triple Threads Autograph Relic White Whale Yellow Printing Plate TTAR-RY1 #/1
2018 Topps Triple Threads Autograph Relic White Whale Yellow Printing Plate TTAR-RY2 #/1


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

2010 Topps National Chicle NC Back

Card Manufacturer: Topps
Year: 2010
Card Set: National Chicle
Card Number: 210
Card Type: Base parallel
Parallel Type: National Chicle Back

A one and done set for Topps, unless you count the 2009 football set, National Chicle was not so well received when it came out.  At least that's how I remember it.  The biggest complaint was the quality of the art for the cards.  Topps used a small stable of artists for the set and while art is subjective it's hard to have consistent quality when you ask artists to pump a ton of work out in a short amount of time.  However that being said Mike Kupka's painting of Robin is pretty sweet.  As is the case there are a bunch of back parallels to chase in the set.  The National Chicle back is the most common of the parallels and is pretty underwhelming.  

In 2010, Topps released 3 vintage sets with this one, Allen and Ginter and a second consecutive year of  Topps 206.  The next year Topps decided to scrape the National Chicle and 206 tribute sets and released the inaugural set of Gypsy Queen.  I'll be honest I actually really like this set and bought more boxes than I probably should have, but there are some nice relics and the autographs were on card.  And there are a couple really well done cards.  Topps current house artist Mayumi Seto, who also does all of the Topps Transcendence art cards, has some work in this set.




Tuesday, October 16, 2018

2018 Topps Archives

Year: 2018
Manufacturer: Topps
Set: Archives
Card Type: Base
Card Number: 113


Want to know something crazy?  This is the first 2018 card featuring Robin Yount I've picked up this year. Sure I already featured his 2018 New Era card, but this card was the first to arrive and it came via a trade with Julie over at A Cracked Bat. 

This also happens to be Robin's first and only base card this year.  Most of the cards issued for Robin have been low numbered autograph, relic, and auto relics from the high end products so it's nice that there's a easy card to add to the collection and of course parallels to chase.  It should be noted that Topps has only released the retail part of Archives and delayed the hobby release till sometime this month, but Topps has yet to confirm a release date.  Robin also has an card in the Rookie Card History insert set with multiple parallels as well.  You can see his whole checklist here.  

Thanks again Julie.