Monday, January 26, 2015

Oh, Those Yankees To Be Chased

Last week Topps released the check list for their upcoming 2015 baseball release. After perusing the check list, I was pretty impressed with the Yankee that will be in Series 1. In case, you haven't seen the list, your buddy at the Sports Room has you covered, or specifically, the dudes at Cardboard Connection have you covered. You can check the list over here:  http://www.cardboardconnection.com/2015-topps-series-1-baseball-cards

For me, these are the only cards I am concerned with:

Base
1 Derek Jeter - New York Yankees
17 Brian McCann - New York Yankees
21 Brett Gardner - New York Yankees
45 Carlos Beltran - New York Yankees
142 Masahiro Tanaka - New York Yankees FS
152 Michael Pineda - New York Yankees
224 Bryan Mitchell - New York Yankees RC
225 Jacoby Ellsbury - New York Yankees
278 David Phelps - New York Yankees
302 Martin Prado - New York Yankees
304 Shawn Kelley - New York Yankees
307 Mark Teixeira - New York Yankees
319 Derek Jeter - New York Yankees BH
343 Shane Greene - New York Yankees


Archetypes Set Checklist

A-2 Mariano Rivera - New York Yankees
A-10 Babe Ruth - New York Yankees
A-12 Derek Jeter - New York Yankees

Archetypes Relics Set Checklist

AR-DJ Derek Jeter - New York Yankees
AR-MR Mariano Rivera - New York Yankees

Archetypes Autographs Set Checklist

AA-MR Mariano Rivera - New York Yankees

Archetypes Autographed Relics Set Checklist

AAR-MR Mariano Rivera - New York Yankees

Birth Year Coin and Stamp Set Checklist

CS-07 Lou Gehrig - New York Yankees
CS-10 Reggie Jackson - New York Yankees
CS-11 Derek Jeter - New York Yankees
CS-17 Babe Ruth - New York Yankees
CS-22 Masahiro Tanaka - New York Yankees

Career High Relics Set Checklist

CRH-MTA Masahiro Tanaka - New York Yankees
CRH-RC Robinson Cano - New York Yankees

Career High Autographs Set Checklist

CH-DB Dellin Betances - New York Yankees
CH-HK Hiroki Kuroda - New York Yankees
CH-JPO Jorge Posada - New York Yankees

First Home Run Set Checklist

FHR-04 Robinson Cano - New York Yankees
FHR-05 Derek Jeter - New York Yankees
FHR-28 Don Mattingly - New York Yankees
FHR-40 Deion Sanders - New York Yankees

First Home Run Medallions Set Checklist

FHRM-DJ Derek Jeter - New York Yankees
FHRM-DM Don Mattingly - New York Yankees
FHRM-DS Deion Sanders - New York Yankees
FHRM-RC Robinson Cano - New York Yankees

First Home Run Relics Set Checklist

FHRR-DJ Derek Jeter - New York Yankees

Free Agent 40 Set Checklist

F40-3 CC Sabathia - New York Yankees
F40-5 Goose Gossage - New York Yankees
F40-11 Reggie Jackson - New York Yankees

Free Agent 40 Relics Set Checklist

F40R-CS CC Sabathia - New York Yankees
F40R-RJ Reggie Jackson - New York Yankees

Free Agent 40 Autographs Set Checklist

F40A-CS CC Sabathia - New York Yankees
F40A-RJ Reggie Jackson - New York Yankees

Free Agent 40 Autographed Relics Set Checklist

F40AR-CS CC Sabathia - New York Yankees
F40AR-RJ Reggie Jackson - New York Yankees

Future Stars Pin Manufactured Relic Set Checklist

FS-07 Masahiro Tanaka - New York Yankees
FS-08 Dellin Betances - New York Yankees

Gallery of Greats Set Checklist

GG-3 Derek Jeter - New York Yankees
GG-19 Mariano Rivera - New York Yankees
GG-21 Joe DiMaggio - New York Yankees
GG-22 Babe Ruth - New York Yankees

Gallery of Greats Relics Set Checklist

GGR-DJ Derek Jeter - New York Yankees

Highlight of the Year Set Checklist

H-1 Lou Gehrig - New York Yankees
H-2 Babe Ruth - New York Yankees
H-3 Babe Ruth - New York Yankees
H-11 Roger Maris - New York Yankees
H-12 Roger Maris - New York Yankees
H-24 Derek Jeter - New York Yankees

Highlight of the Year Relics Set Checklist

HYR-DJ Derek Jeter - New York Yankees

In the Name Relics Set Checklist

INT-DB Dellin Betances - New York Yankees
INT-DJ Derek Jeter - New York Yankees

Inspirations Duals Set Checklist

I-3 Don Mattingly - New York Yankees
Mark Teixeira - New York Yankees


Inspirations Dual Relics Set Checklist

IR-TM Mark Teixeira - New York Yankees
Don Mattingly - New York Yankees


Inspirations Dual Autographs Set Checklist

IA-TM Mark Teixeira - New York Yankees
Don Mattingly - New York Yankees


Inspirations Dual Autographed Relics Set Checklist

IA-TM Mark Teixeira - New York Yankees
Don Mattingly - New York Yankees


MLB Silhouetted Batter Logo Pin Manufactured Relic Set Checklist
MSBL-14 Masahiro Tanaka - New York Yankees

Robbed Set Checklist

R-3 Jacoby Ellsbury - New York Yankees

Strata Cut Signatures Set Checklist

SCS-DZ Don Zimmer - New York Yankees
SCS-JD Joe DiMaggio - New York Yankees
SCS-PR Phil Rizzuto - New York Yankees
SCS-RM Roger Maris - New York Yankees

Strata Signature Relics Set Checklist

SSR-CS CC Sabathia - New York Yankees
SSR-MR Mariano Rivera - New York Yankees

The Babe Ruth Story Set Checklist

BR-6 The Home Run King New York Yankees
BR-7 MVP in '23 New York Yankees
BR-8 Murderer's Row Member New York Yankees
BR-9 The Called Shot New York Yankees
BR-10 The Babe becomes a media star New York Yankees

So, this list actually impresses me as a Yankees collector. There are a lot cards for me to chase this year and this is just Series 1. The past couple of years, there wasn't a lot of Yankees cards released in the Flagship brand, especially relics and autographs. This season, I have a few cards to chase. 

I definitely want to get my hands on the dual Don Mattingly/Mark Teixeira cards. If only for my Teixeira PC a well as the Jeter cards for my Jeter PC. But, if I could get my hands on a cut signature or two, I would be one happy Yankees fan.

Every year I want to try to try and get every single Yankee card Topps releases, especially in the Flagship brand, but I always find myself falling short every year. I'm going to try my best to complete the Yankees run on Series 1, 2 and Update. 

If you want to check out your team or the complete checklist, click on the link above. Series 1 is set for release on Feb. 4th, 2015. Happy hunting.