Tuesday, December 22, 2015

2015 Topps Strata Ultimate Brewers Checklist and Gallery

Topps is taking Strata to a higher end configuration with only 2 cards per box, both hits, one auto and one relic.  Surprisingly the Brewers do have cards in this product.  Mostly Braun, but Robin Yount also gets a couple new cards.  Images to come after release.

2015 Topps Strata Baseball
Clearly Authentic Autographed Relic
Base, Blue #'d, Green #/d, Black #/50, Gold #/25, Red MLB Logo Patch 1/1, Red Laundry Tag 1/1, Red Button 1/1, Red Button Hole 1/1, Red Majestic Patch Logo 1/1
CAAR-RB Ryan Braun

Strata Shadowbox Signatures
Base #d, Gold #/25, Red 1/1
SS-RY Robin Yount

Strata Signature Patches
Base #/25, Gold #/5, Red Rivet 1/1
SSP-RB Ryan Braun

2015 Bowman's Best Ultimate Brewers Checklist and Gallery

I guess I should feel lucky that Topps decided to include any Brewer at all in this set and of course it's mostly Braun.

2015 Bowman's Best
Base, Atomic Refractor, Green Refractor #'d, Gold Refractor #'d, Orange Refractor #/25, Red Refractor #/5, SuperFractor 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1
62 Ryan Braun

Top Prospects
Base,  Atomic Refractor, Green Refractor #'d, Gold Refractor #'d, Orange Refractor #/25, Red Refractor #/5, SuperFractor 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1
TP-48 Trent Clark

1995 Bowman's Best Autographs
Base, Orange Refractor #/25, Red Refractor #/5, SuperFractor 1/1
95BB-RB Ryan Braun

Best of 2015 Autographs
Base,  Green Refractor #'d, Atomic Refractor #'d, Orange Refractor #/25, Red Refractor #/5, SuperFractor 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1
B15-KME Kodi Medeiros
B15-OA Orlando Arcia
B15-TC Trent Clark

Mirror Image
MI-11 Joc Pederson - Ryan Braun

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

2015 Panini Contenders Prospect Ticket Tyrone Taylor Autographed card

I know I've pretty much relegated this blog to just posting checklists and that's probably because starting seven blogs was a bad idea, but it comes in useful for collecting things like checklists and example images for those sets.  That being said I can't promise that will change much in the future, but one of my New Year's collecting goals is going to be focusing on certified autos for the collection.  As many autos as I can find for as many players that have played for the Brew Crew. Believe it or not that won't be too hard or too expensive.  I was looking on COMC and refined my search for only Brewers autographed cards and started from the cheapest priced ones. There are over 200 autographed cards under $2 each.  And I keep saying you can't find deals there anymore!!

Enough about that how about we show the newest auto to the collection.  This bad boy came way of eBay, but still was only a dollar plus shipping.  Contenders is one of those sets I really overlooked because it featured mainly college prospect in their college uniforms.  But there are a few Brewers, err excuse me, Milwaukee cards in the set.  

Tyrone Tayler is currently the #2 prospect in the Brewers system.  Here an what an article from earlier this year had to say about Tyrone, from MiLB.com
Before Arcia ascended to the top of Milwaukee's prospect rankings, Taylor was No. 1. He's only slipped to No. 2, and there are many who would still argue that his future is the brightest in the system. Much of that optimism is due to the 2012 second-round pick's exceptional defensive tools. On the 20-80 scale, Taylor possesses 60 speed (above average), 55 fielding ability and a 50 arm.
"He's a solid center fielder, another guy who can go get 'em," Nichols said. "He put up solid numbers last year. He's a good baserunner. I like Tyrone.
"He's a good outfielder. He's going to get better, too. He's working on getting better breaks, and he's good already, but he's going to be better."
What's more, Taylor -- a former high school running back -- is a more-than-adequate hitter. Over 130 games in the Class A Advanced Florida State League last year, he batted .278/.331/.396 with six homers, 68 RBIs and 22 steals in 28 tries. He led the circuit with 36 doubles while ranking second with 141 total hits, and he hit for the cycle in April.
Tyrone didn't make the big show in 2015, but with all the moves the Brewers are making this off season there is a chance he might move up quicker than I think, or get traded away.  And I'll probably have to try Tyrone at Spring Training for a TTM if he's still with the team.

Monday, December 7, 2015

2015 Bowman Draft Picks and Prospects Ultimate Brewers Checklist and Gallery

I'll be adding images and updating print runs when the set gets released later this week.

2015 Bowman Draft Picks and Prospects
Base, Blue #/150, Green #/99, Gold #/50, Orange #/25 (Hobby), Red #/5, Metallic 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1, Chrome Base, Refractor, Sky Blue Refractor, Blue Refractor #/150, Green Refractor #/99, Gold Refractor #/50, Orange Refractor #/25 (Hobby), Red Refractor #/5, SuperFractor 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1
5 Demi Orimoloye
23 Monte Harrison
34 Trent Clark
47 Cody Ponce
104 Jake Gatewood
135 Tyrone Taylor
145 Nathan Kirby

Chrome Draft Pick Prospect Autographs
Base, Refractor, Purple Refractor #/250, Green Refractor #/99, Gold Refractor #/50, Orange Refractor #/25 (Hobby), Red Refractor #/5, SuperFractor 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1
BCA-CP Cody Ponce
BCA-NK Nathan Kirby
BCA-TC Trent Clark

2015 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game Relics
Base #d, Orange #/25
FGR-ORA Orlando Arcia

Bowman Black Autographs 
BBC-TC Trent Clark

Bowman Initiation
BI-14 Trent Clark

Teams of Tomorrow Die-Cuts
Base, Gold #'d, Orange #/25, Red #/5, SuperFractor 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1
TDC-14 Trent Clark
TDC-14 Monte Harrison

Friday, December 4, 2015

Brewers Card of the Day - 2004 Fleer Platinum Rickey Weeks Inscribed autograph card

Year: 2004
Manufacturer: Fleer
Set: Platinum
Card Type: Insert Autograph
Insert Set: Inscribed
Card Attributes: Autographed, Serial numbered
Serial number: 036/100

One of my goals as a Brewers collector is to try and collect as many different certified autos as I can. And luckily as a Brewers fan that goal isn't that expensive.

I wish I could remember where I picked this up.  Most likely I bought it off of eBay after Rickie left the team, but it's also possible I received this in a trade.

Interestingly enough Rickie wasn't even on the 40 man roster in 2004.  Rickie did play in 7 games in 2003, but wasn't added to the main roster till 2005.  Still a great low numbered card for the 10 year team veteran.

Monday, November 2, 2015

2016 Brewers Fan Giveaways

The Brewers are slowly leaking out the giveaways and the giveaway schedule on social media.  This post will collect all that information and I'll also collect images for posterity.

1. April 10 Vintage Brewer Bobblehead
2. May 1 Ryan Braun Bobblehead
3. June 12 Hank Barking Bobblehead
4. June 26 Greg Vaughn Bobblehead
5. July 10 Bob Uecker Talking Alarm Clock
6. July 31 Jimmy Nelson Bobblehead
7. Aug 14 Craig Counsell Bobblehead

8. May 15 Jonathan Lucroy Replica Jersey (Kids only)
9. May 29 Bernie Brewer Paint your own Bobble (Kids only)
10. Aug 28 Jonathan Lucroy Chest Protector Backpack (Kids Only)

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

2015 Topps Heritage '51 Ultimate Brewers Checklist and Gallery

I guess I should feel lucky Topps decided to include any Brewers in this set.  I mean there were zero in the new Topps High Tek.  So with this issue which comes as a complete box set with 104 base cards, 21 parallels, and 1 auto.  Of course the only Brewer featured is Ryan Braun.

2015 Topps Heritage '51 
Base, Red Back, Blue Back, Green Back, Black Back, Gold Back
37 Ryan Braun

Friday, October 16, 2015

2015 Topps Update Ultimate Brewers Checklist and Gallery

2015 Topps Update
Base, Rainbow Foil, Gold #/2015, Snow Camo #/99, Black #/64, Pink #/50, Platinum 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1
US18 Michael Blazek
US47 Jeremy Jeffress
US221 Francisco Rodriguez
US229 Hector Gomez
US247 Ryan Braun
US252 Francisco Rodriguez
US317 Luis Sardinas

Career High Jumbo Relics #/25
CHJR-CG Carlos Gomez

Career Highlights Autographs
CHA-JR Jason Rogers
CHA-LS Luis Sardinas
CHA-WP Wily Peralta

Etched in History Commemorative Relics
Base, Gold #/50, Platinum #/10
EIH-2 Hank Aaron

First Home Run (Retail)
FHR-13 Jonathan Lucroy

First Home Run Medallion 
FHRM-27 Jonathan Lucroy

Highlight of the Year
H-81 Robin Yount

Highlight of the Year Autographs #/25
HYA-RY Robin Yount

Own The Name #/1
OTN-JS Jean Segura
OTN-RB Ryan Braun

Sunday, October 4, 2015

eTopps Ultimate Milwaukee Brewers Checklist and Gallery 2001 - 2011

For a decade Topps offered cards direct to the collector by offering them like stocks.  The program ended in 2011.  Topps offered a base set and also had a few side offerings like Classics, 206, and Allen and Ginter.  Over the decade the Brewers got very little love.  But we got some cool cards of Robin Yount and Paul Molitor and a Ryan Braun rookie card.  I'll be adding images later.

Topps also offered autograph signings on certain cards, if I remember right it was pretty pricey.

144 Ben Sheets #/1713

52 Ben Sheets #/3842

62 Richie Sexson #/1380
73 Ben Sheets #/1500

10 Scott Podsednik #/2500
65 Lyle Overbay #/2789
126 Milwaukee Brewers #/2500

2004 Baseball Classics
47 Paul Molitor #/850
49 Robin Yount #/1002

16 Milwaukee Brewers #/728
142 J.J. Hardy #/1523
216 Prince Fielder #/2000
221 Rickie Weeks #/1675

69 Nelson Cruz #/999
88 Prince Fielder #/999
125 Chris Capuano #/499

39 Ryan Braun RC  #/999
39 Ryan Braun Autographed issue
44 J.J. Hardy #/749
53 Yovani Gallardo #/999

2007 Allen and Ginter Milestone
11 Prince Fielder #/999
11 Prince Fielder Autograph

54 C.C. Sabathia #/499

20 Mat Gamel #/999
46 Casey McGehee #/749
51 Prince Fielder #/699
68 Alcides Escobar #/499

39 Prince Fielder #/699

1 Ryan Braun #/999
24 Prince Fielder #/699

Monday, September 28, 2015

2015 Topps Five Star Ultimate Brewers Checklist and Gallery

Kind of amazing that the Brewers checklist of this set is almost identical to Supreme.

2015 Topps Five Star

Base Autographs

Base, Gold #/50, Rainbow #/25, Emerald #/5, Five Star 1/1
FSA-RB Ryan Braun

Five Tool Autographs #/25
FTA-PM Paul Molitor
FTA-RB Ryan Braun

MLB Silhouetted Batter Logo Patch Autograph #/1
FSLP-RB  Ryan Braun

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

2015 Topps Heritage High Number Series Ultimate Brewers Checklist and Gallery

If your in a group break probably don't want the Brewers.  After looking though the whole checklist list the Brewers have no autos, relics, chrome or inserts.  I haven't seen the box loader ad checklist so there might be a card in there, but what your left with is 4 base cards and the parallels, that's it.

2015 Topps Heritage High Number
Base, Blue Backs
538 Mike Fiers
590 Taylor Jungmann
601 Michael Blazek
631 Jimmy Nelson

Monday, September 21, 2015

2015 Topps Supreme Ultimate Brewers Checklist and Gallery

Not too much for the Brewers fan in this years Supreme.  Pretty much all Ryan Braun with a dash of Paul Molitor.

2015 Topps Supreme

Primary Pieces Autographs 
Base, Supreme Patch 1/1
PP-RB Ryan Braun

Simply Supreme Autographs
Base, Green #'d, Orange #/25, Red #/5, Supreme 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1
SSA-PM Paul Molitor
SSA-RB Ryan Braun

Supreme Scope Autograph Relic Book
Base #d, Supreme Patch 1/1
SSAR-RB Ryan Braun

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

2015 Topps Heritage Minor League Milwaukee Brewers Affiliates Ultimate Checklist and Gallery

2015 Topps Heriage Minor League
Base, Blue Border, Gum Damage, Orange Border #/25, Black Border 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1
35 Monte Harrison - Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
53 Dustin DeMuth - Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
57 Jake Gatewood - Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
58 Clint Coulter - Brevard County Manatees
60 Jorge Lopez - Biloxi Shuckers
71 Tyrone Taylor - Biloxi Shuckers
178 Kodi Medeiros - Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

Thursday, September 10, 2015

2015 Topps Triple Threads Ultimate Brewers Checklist and Gallery

2015 Topps Triple Threads
Base, Amethyst #/325, Emerald #/250, Amber #/125, Gold #/99, Onyx #/50, Sapphire #/25, Ruby 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1
11 Carlos Gomez
88 Jonathan Lucroy

10th Anniversary Deca Threads Relic Combos
Base, Gold #/5, Ruby 1/1
DRC-BB Adam Jones - Jose Bautista - Carlos Gonzalez - Yoenis Cespedes - Alex Gordon - Yasiel Puig - Giancarlo Stanton - Mike Trout - Bryce Harper- Ryan Braun

10th Anniversary Deca Auto Relic Combos 
Base, Gold #/5, Ruby 1/1
DARC-BB Mike Trout - Giancarlo Stanton - Ryan Braun - Jason Heyward - Jose Bautista - Bryce Harper - Adam Jones -Yoenis Cespedes - Alex Gordon - Carlos Gonzalez

All-Star Patches
Base #/9, Ruby 1/1
TTASP-ARR Aramis Ramirez
TTASP-CG Carlos Gomez
TTASP-FRZ Francisco Rodriguez
TTASP-JLY Jonathan Lucroy

All-Star Jumbo Sleeve Patches Books #/1
ASJS-ARA Aramis Ramirez
ASJS-CG  Carlos Gomez
ASJS-JLY Jonathan Lucroy

All-Star Jumbo Sleeve Team Patches Books #/1
ASJTP-ARR Aramis Ramirez
ASJTP-CG Carlos Gomez
ASJTP-FRR Francisco Rodriguez
ASJTP-JLY Jonathan Lucroy

All-Star Laundry Tags Books #/1
ASLT-ARR Aramis Ramirez
ASLT-CG Carlos Gomez
ASLT-JLY Jonathan Lucroy

All-Star MLB Logo Patches #1
ASLM-ARR Aramis Ramirez
ASLM-CG Carlos Gomez
ASLM-JLY Jonathan Lucroy

Autographed Relics
Base #/18, Gold #/9, Sapphire #/3, Ruby 1/1, Wood 1/1, White Whale Printing Plates 1/1
TTAR-RB1 Ryan Braun
TTAR-RB2 Ryan Braun
TTAR-RB3 Ryan Braun
TTAR-WP1 Wily Peralta
TTAR-WP2 Wily Peralta
TTAR-WP3 Wily Peralta
TTAR-WP4 Wily Peralta
TTAR-WP5 Wily Peralta

Jumbo Plus Relics 
Base #/3, Ruby #1
TTJPR-RB Ryan Braun

Letter Plus Relics
TTLPR-RB Ryan Braun

Base #/36, Sepia #/27, Emerald #/18, Gold #/9, Sapphire #/3, Ruby 1/1, White Whale Printing Plates
TTR-RB1 Ryan Braun
TTR-RB2 Ryan Braun
TTR-RB3 Ryan Braun

Relic Legends
Base #/36, Sepia #/27, Emerald #/18, Gold #/9, Sapphire #/3, Ruby 1/1
TTRL-RY Robin Yount

Relic Combos
Base #/36, Sepia #/27, Emerald #/18, Gold #/9, Sapphire #/3, Ruby 1/1
TTRC-GRB Aramis Ramirez - Carlos Gomez - Ryan Braun

Unity Single Jumbo Relics
Base #/36, Sepia #/27, Emerald #/18, Gold #/9, Sapphire #/3, Ruby 1/1
UJR-CGZ Carlos Gomez
UJR-JLY  Jonathan Lucroy
UJR-JSG Jean Segura
UJR-JSU Jean Segura
UJR-RBA Ryan Braun
UJR-RBN Ryan Braun
UJR-RBR Ryan Braun
UJR-WPA Wily Peralta
UJR-WPE Wily Peralta

Unity Autograph Jumbo Relics
Base #/99, Sepia #/75, Emerald #/50, Gold #/25, Sapphire #/10, Ruby 1/1
UAJR-JR Jason Rogers
UAJR-LS Luis Sardinas
UAJR-MCK Matt Clark
UAJR-RB Ryan Braun
UAJR-WP Wily Peralta