Monday, April 24, 2017

30 Day Baseball Card Challenge Day 13

Day 13: One of your favorite cards from the 1990s.

If you're not sick of seeing Robin Yount on these posts yet, you will be.  The beginning of the 1990's saw a huge boom in the popularity of sport cards and prospecting.  That led to the inevitable mega overproduction that started in the late 80's.  But the end of the 1990's would bring a lot of innovation and variety to the hobby.

The current parallel overloading currently seen in sets put out today can be traced back to one set.  1992 Topps Baseball.  This would be the first set to feature Topps Gold cards.  And you may not remember this, but they were a hit!  Depending on the product you opened you could get from 1 to 3 gold card cards a pack.  And don't forget about those winner cards!  

So here is my 1992 Robin Yount Topps gold parallel card.  I'd also like to point out that this is one of my favorite Yount cards, a  nice posed portrait in the dugout of Milwaukee's golden boy late in his career.  The gold really was a pretty cool addition and gave us player collectors something to chase after.

1 comment:

  1. Great card. I only have a handful of actually 1992 Topps Gold cards in my collection. Most of them are the ones with "Winner" stamped on it too. By the way... there was another great parallel set produced in 1992. Leaf produced black bordered/gold foil parallels too.