Thursday, April 29, 2010

Robin Yount: 1.21 Gigawatts of Card

Great Scott!!!
Not too long ago, I spied a Yount card that was more of a "must-have" than just about any other I have seen in years. The price was often too high, but my patience paid off, and now it is mine.

2009 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Back to the Future AUTO #35 (21/49)

I believe that this is the youngest we have ever seen Robin on a baseball card. He's in his Taft High School uniform, but he looks all of nine years old. Okay, maybe not that youthful, but it's a far cry from even his 1975 rookie look.

It should come as no surprise that, like early photos of Robin Yount, information about his early life is hard to come by. The Yount Amalgamated Trust Group, LLC, is notoriously secretive about his formative years, especially his adolescence, lest a template for the creation of a baseball god fall into the wrong hands. Despite the gag orders, the red tape, the army of lawyers, and the threats of lawsuits, I am now ready to release the Top Ten Little Known Facts About Yount's High School Years.

10. Scored perfect 1600 on SAT; Results eventually rendered null and void when it is revealed Mr. Yount used a No. 2.5 pencil.

9. Pitched and caught both games of a JV doubleheader, tying his own record.

8. Skipped third hour biology to smoke cigarette with friend; Subsequently coughed for the first time ever, did not enjoy it, then exhaled smoke back through filter to reconstruct a fully unsmoked cigarette.

7. Teamed with cafeteria staff to develop healthier, tastier school lunch.

6. Passed over for lead role in "Fiddler on the Roof"; Proved to be an unreliable understudy.

5. Took three girls to same prom, unbeknownst to any of them; Sealed the deal with two of the three.

4. Wrote one heck of a term paper on Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart.

3. Flunked gym.

2. Changed team bus flat tire on baseball road trip; Billed bus company $11.27 for services rendered.

1. Elected Prom King. And Prince. And Queen. Triple Crown!

3 comments:

PunkRockPaint said...

Coffee. Nose.

I only made it to the #2.5 pencil part.

Rocco said...

How informative, I will be prepared when one of these becomes a final jeopardy question

shanediaz82 said...

Great card and even better top 10 list!