Monday, June 5, 2017

1983 Topps Gardner's Bakery, Ned Yost


#21 Ned Yost

Here is a fun card from what I am guessing is a regional set. Right now, there is only one other card from this set listed on COMC and it too is of a Brewer. Beyond that tiny bit of sleuth work, I know nothing about this set. Nevertheless, it is a unique look from Topps that has the same backs as their regular '83 set.

Since Ned is a fairly decent signer, I have to try to find some of these oddballs just to have something new for him to sign. I got lucky this past Fanfest as I was able to get this card and a minor league card of him signed. I would have been much more lucky to get Salvador Perez or Mike Moustakas at that signing, but that is how Royals Fanfest goes. It is a crapshoot.

I never understood how these older non-glossy cards get the ever so slight beading from the Sharpie. It does not happen very often, but my mind is always blown when it does.

It has been an exciting weekend of regional play. I do not think I have ever seen so many games being played on Monday. Hopefully the Super Regionals will be set in a few hours and I can give an update on Tuesday of who has teams still in it.

2 comments:

Tony Lehman said...

This set was printed and included within packages of various Gardner's bread products in Wisconsin. Topps printed the set for Gardner's from 1983 through 1985, and then in 1989 MSA printed a shorter set. I have some duplicate Ned Yost Police cards that I might be able to send you if you're interested.

zman40 said...

Thanks for the Gardners info! And I would definitely be interested in a police card of Ned. Shoot me an email at zman40 at hotmail dot com