1980 Topps #265 - Robin Yount
I think every baseball fan or card collector out there is familiar with the great Robin Yount. What I love about this particular buyback is that 1980 was the first truly outstanding season of Robin's HOF career.
Swatting a career-best (to date) .293, he chipped in a league-leading 49 doubles and really exploded power-wise with 23 home runs (previous high was 9) and 87 RBI (previous high was 71). It was the first season he'd be named an All-Star, the first season he'd win a Gold Glove (clearly it wasn't just the offense!), and the first time he'd receive MVP votes.
I would absolutely love to have Yount represented within the franken-set, so this one must make the cut, right?
That's a wrap for today, didn't get any closer to completing the project but it's not all about new numbers either. The beauty of the franken-set is the ability to constantly strengthen it, and that's exactly what happened here. Thanks for reading, you know I'll be back with another batch of buybacks soon!
Franken-set Progress: 639/792 (80%)
1990 Topps Buyback Set: 106/792 (13%)
"Rejected" Buybacks: 555
Total Buybacks in Collection: 1,300