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Yastrzemski Fans/Collectors - Post Here - coimbre 21 - 03-02-2012 04:14 PM

I don't know if I technically qualify as a supercollector with over 240 different Yaz cards plus various other types of memorabilia, including a 200 page scrapbook I began at age 8 in 1972 (eventually signed by Yaz) but I've been a fan to the core.

I'm interested in knowing what you collect, what you're finding elusive or about your favorite Yaz story.

Here is the Holy Grail of Yaz cards, the 1967 Topps Stand-Ups:
http://sports.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=701&lotNo=19620
If you don't have a Heritage account and can't view the pricing, it sold for $5,975.00 in 2004.


RE: Yastrzemski Fans/Collectors - Post Here - scottzoe - 03-04-2012 08:11 AM

Nice collection! My 1970's Red Sox scrapbook is long gone, but the cards and other memorabilia are still around. My current Yaz card total is at 471 different, which is only around 12% of all his cards. I'm sure there are many larger collections out there. One of my favorite Yaz cards is this one....

[Image: 1960_topps_yaz_beat_front.jpg]

[Image: 1960_topps_yaz_beat_back.jpg]

Obviously it was someones favorite card back in the day, I have a nice condition one too, but this one has more character!

Scott


RE: Yastrzemski Fans/Collectors - Post Here - beatles guy - 03-04-2012 11:57 AM

Wow! That's an awesome card right there.


RE: Yastrzemski Fans/Collectors - Post Here - zeprock - 03-08-2012 01:28 PM

I've got a Yaz story. He was my favorite growing up in Maine during the late 60's and through the 70's. I would imitate his stance and hold my bat high during our neighborhood games. In the late 80s I worked (and still do) at the local NBC affiliate in Bangor, Maine and Yaz came up to do some tv commercials for the local Chrysler dealership. Our tv station handled the production and I got to work on the ads and in fact even did the voice on one of them. Technically I was in the same ad as Carl Yastrzemski although it was just my voice at the end. I met him and he signed some of my old cards for me. I should've had him sign some of my less valuable cards but didn't realize at the time that I was de-valuing them.

<IMG SRC="http://www.zeprock.com/Yas1.jpg" WIDTH=250 HEIGHT=350> <IMG SRC="http://www.zeprock.com/Yas2.jpg" WIDTH=250 HEIGHT=350> <IMG SRC="http://www.zeprock.com/Yas3.jpg" WIDTH=250 HEIGHT=350>


RE: Yastrzemski Fans/Collectors - Post Here - coimbre 21 - 03-09-2012 01:54 PM

(03-04-2012 08:11 AM)scottzoe Wrote:  Nice collection! My 1970's Red Sox scrapbook is long gone, but the cards and other memorabilia are still around. My current Yaz card total is at 471 different, which is only around 12% of all his cards. I'm sure there are many larger collections out there. One of my favorite Yaz cards is this one....

[Image: 1960_topps_yaz_beat_front.jpg]

[Image: 1960_topps_yaz_beat_back.jpg]

Obviously it was someones favorite card back in the day, I have a nice condition one too, but this one has more character!

Scott

Nice Yaz! I'm like you, if cards like that fall into my hands, I keep them. I have a small collection of cards with players with penned beards and other markings. Hats off to you, you're about 150 Yaz cards ahead of me. Well done.
(03-08-2012 01:28 PM)zeprock Wrote:  I've got a Yaz story. He was my favorite growing up in Maine during the late 60's and through the 70's. I would imitate his stance and hold my bat high during our neighborhood games. In the late 80s I worked (and still do) at the local NBC affiliate in Bangor, Maine and Yaz came up to do some tv commercials for the local Chrysler dealership. Our tv station handled the production and I got to work on the ads and in fact even did the voice on one of them. Technically I was in the same ad as Carl Yastrzemski although it was just my voice at the end. I met him and he signed some of my old cards for me. I should've had him sign some of my less valuable cards but didn't realize at the time that I was de-valuing them.

Thanks for the story. To us Yaz fans, those signed cards have more meaning.


RE: Yastrzemski Fans/Collectors - Post Here - oljey - 03-09-2012 09:20 PM

Great stuff guys - I'm from the Boston area and it sure brings back some memories.


RE: Yastrzemski Fans/Collectors - Post Here - filamuraireborn - 03-09-2012 11:09 PM

Very cool card. Baseball vintage cards are so cool.

(03-04-2012 08:11 AM)scottzoe Wrote:  [Image: 1960_topps_yaz_beat_front.jpg]

[Image: 1960_topps_yaz_beat_back.jpg]



RE: Yastrzemski Fans/Collectors - Post Here - coimbre 21 - 08-22-2012 01:58 PM

The Yaz Gods aligned today, on his birthday, in the mail I received #210 1964 Topps Venezuelan, which put me squarely at 300 Yaz cards in My Organize. There might be a better way to post, but here's the Picasa link:

https://picasaweb.google.com/110296678606693562802/August222012#5779585200831406738

The registration/focus is off but needless to say, this is a scarce one. Only 12 graded by PSA, highest grade is 6. Only two graded by BVG, highest also a 6.


RE: Yastrzemski Fans/Collectors - Post Here - flatfoot816 - 08-27-2012 04:08 PM

greetings !!

just stopped by the site to sub some cards and decided to join. Long time CU board member and major Yaz collector. Running out to dinner but look forward to sharing some of my Yaz stuff and having some fun. I currently have the #2 Yaz Master Set on the CU Registry and a whole host of other stuff. See ya soon!


RE: Yastrzemski Fans/Collectors - Post Here - coimbre 21 - 08-30-2012 08:38 AM

(08-27-2012 04:08 PM)flatfoot816 Wrote:  greetings !!

just stopped by the site to sub some cards and decided to join. Long time CU board member and major Yaz collector. Running out to dinner but look forward to sharing some of my Yaz stuff and having some fun. I currently have the #2 Yaz Master Set on the CU Registry and a whole host of other stuff. See ya soon!

Great, looking forward to hearing from you again. Very nice collection btw.