Monday, February 27, 2017

autograph parallels - base, gold, and platinum

this post covers the autographed parallel cards in the set - both the 'base' and the numbered parallels.  every card in the set has three autographed parallel versions, but because the print runs for the 'base' versions run as low as 25, there are no bronze autographed parallels numbered to 50.  instead, in addition to the base versions, there are the gold versions numbered to 5 and the 1 of 1 platinum versions.  the gold versions have the machine stamp on the back, while the 1 of 1 cards are stamped on the front, inside the 'year shield'.  the 1 of 1 stamps were applied after the cards were signed, which is odd.

the autographs are all on-card, as one of the primary drivers for the development of the set's checklist was having retired players who could physically sign the cards.  beckett doesn't list the standard print run of base autograph parallels, but they do indicate the short prints as follows:

#1 bob gibson (50)
#2 lou brock (75)
#11 frank robinson (35)
#12 jim palmer (50)
#13 carl yastrzemski (25)
#18 bob gibson (35)
#20 lou brock (60)
#21 orlando cepeda (50)
#23 steve carlton (25)
#34 bob gibson (25)
#36 lou brock (50)
#37 orlando cepeda (25)
#38 steve carlton (35)
#40 brooks robinson (100)
#44 frank robinson (25)
#45 jim palmer (25)
#50 billy williams (75)
#52 ernie banks (50)
#59 nolan ryan (50)
#60 tom seaver (50)
#62 brooks robinson (35)
#66 frank robinson (50)
#67 jim palmer (75)
#97 ron cey (25)
#98 steve garvey (25)
#99 tommy john (25)
#104 vida blue (100)
#105 carl yastrzemski (50)
#106 carlton fisk (100)
#107 cecil cooper (75)
#108 dwight evans (75)
#110 jim rice (100)
#117 george foster (50)
#118 joe morgan (25)
#119 johnny bench (85)
#123 billy williams (50)
#126 vida blue (75)
#130 george foster (35)
#131 joe morgan (50)
#132 johnny bench (50)
#141 steve yeager (75)
#142 ron cey (35)
#143 steve garvey (35)
#144 tommy john (35)
#145 bucky dent (75)
#149 lou piniella (25)
#154 bucky dent (75)
#158 lou piniella (35)
#165 nolan ryan (25)
#166 dave concepcion (75)
#167 george foster (25)
#168 johnny bench (25)
#170 tom seaver (35)
#177 don sutton (50)
#182 ron cey (50)
#183 steve garvey (50)
#186 bucky dent (60)
#188 lou piniella (50)
#190 tommy john (50)
#195 mike schmidt (50)
#197 steve carlton (50)
#204 ron cey (75)
#205 steve garvey (75)
#207 steve sax (100)
#208 cecil cooper (85)
#210 paul molitor (25)
#211 robin yount (25)
#215 bucky dent (25)
#216 dave winfield (50)
#217 lou piniella (75)
#219 tommy john (75)
#222 paul molitor (50)
#223 robin yount (50)
#225 cal ripken (50)
#227 jim palmer (35)
#232 jack morris (35)
#236 dave winfield (25)
#237 don mattingly (50)
#240 yogi berra (47)
#244 dwight evans (50)
#245 jim rice (75)
#246 tom seaver (25)
#247 wade boggs (50)
#251 don sutton (75)
#257 gary carter (75)
#269 jack morris (25)
#271 lou whitaker (50)
#274 kirby puckett (25)
#278 kirk gibson (50)
#284 gary carter (50)
#291 jack morris (50)
#293 kirby puckett 50)
#294 dave winfield (35)
#295 jack morris (75)
#297 don mattingly (25)
#300 wade boggs (75)

that's almost a third of the set (96/300) that are considered short prints!

anyway, here are the fronts and backs of base autographed parallel cards that i have in my collection, most of which are dodgers, of course:

#35 julian javier

#93 bill buckner

#94 davey lopes

#96 al downing

#137 burt hooton

#138 davey lopes

#139 don sutton

#143 steve garvey

#171 bert blyleven

#172 bill madlock

#175 bill russell

#176 steve yeager

#180 mickey hatcher

#181 pedro guerrero

#198 steve yeager

#199 burt hooton

#203 pedro guerrero

#204 ron cey

#205 steve garvey

#206 alejandro pena

 #252 terry forster

#253 rick burleson

 #254 wally joyner

#275 alejandro pena

#276 jesse orosco

#277 john shelby

#278 kirk gibson

#279 mickey hatcher

here are the fronts and backs of gold autographed parallel cards that i have in my collection:

#12 jim palmer

#94 davey lopes

#136 bill russell

#177 don sutton

by far the best of these cards, as far as variations go, are the gold memorable moments cards.  i consider it one of my great collecting disappointments that i don't have an autographed gold memorable moments parallel in my collection, but i did find images of don mattingly's online.

finally, here are the fronts and backs of the 1 of 1 autographed parallel cards that i have in my collection (or, in the case of the bert campaneris, used to have in my collection, as i traded it to fuji a few years back).

#80 bert campaneris

#94 davey lopes

#191 bake mcbride
the mcbride was a personal pack pull in a box that i bought, which was nice.

i don't have a 1 of 1 of an autographed memorable moments card, but they don't look too different from the base cards.  here's an image of carlton fisk's 1 of 1 signed memorable moments card that i found online, for the sake of completeness.

that's a wrap for the set parallel inserts. next up, i'll post some of the dual combo autographs...

2 comments:

  1. (searches ebay)
    Hmmm - no Sox autos available
    (searches Google)
    clicks checklist link
    (reviews checklist)
    Wait - NOT ONE WHITE SOX IN THIS SET?

    Seriously - wtf? Here are the times not included in the set:

    Astros. Braves. Diamondbacks. Giants. Indians. Mariners. Marlins. Nationals. Padres. Rangers. Rays. Rockies. Royals. White Sox.

    You can easily argue about the Rockies, Rays, Marlins & D-backs. Plus the Nationals were the Expos at the time. But to exclude my Sox, which were a 103 years old at the time, as well as the Giants (which you could care less about), the Braves, the Indians and possibly the Astros - I think the set is not as high on my list as it might be.

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  2. I'm on the opposite end of the spectrum as Jeff. I love, love, love the autograph checklist. Probably because they included autographs of so many of those mid 70's A's players.

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