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.