Thursday, December 22, 2022

2022 Card-vent Calendar: December 21

December 21, 2022:
2018 Topps #ASP-RY Robin Yount All-Star "Patch" Black Parallel (17/99)
Fun Fact: Yount only made three All-Star Games during his career, just one more than the number of MVP awards he earned.  Here's an article that does a good job explaining this oddity.

The, well, THING on the front of this card certainly would never be called a patch outside the context of a baseball card.  It's made of hard plastic and looks like a puffy sticker from the '80s, minus the puff.  And through the happenstance of the 1980 All-Star Game host, I now have several Yount cards with the Dodgers' logo on them, even though Yount never played an actual game against the team.  Take the "patch" away, and this card would see a tenfold aesthetic improvement.


  1. Agreed. Baseball cards by way of the Franklin Mint, basically.

  2. That Yount All-Star appearances should be a trivia question on a game show. I'd be willing to bet a lot of baseball fans assume he played in more than 3 games. The fact that Rick Burleson had more appearances is pretty insane.