This week’s Monster Card is 1982’s MVP, Robin Yount from the Milwaukee Brewers. When Pastor Rich Z suggested Yount and contributed his “well-used” card, my first thought was that he came from just down the road. Yount is from Danville, Illinois only 30-40 minutes away from where I live.
Yount had quite a year in 1982. He batted .331, was an All-Star, won a Gold Glove at short, led the league in hits (210) and doubles (46) as well as slugging (.578). All that cumulated in a AL Championship for the Brew Crew. Of course, Yount won the MVP award quite handily that year. Oriole Eddie Murray’s 228 vote points was second to Yount’s 385.
Yount’s 1982 MVP card is plenty strong (maybe almost too strong?). This card, with 1-3-5-6-6-7-10-10 is meant to hit .331/.379/.578. I know for a while, the 10-10 combination fell out of favor with a lot of APBA fans. I honestly don’t mind it.
Mr. Robin Yount was one of the best all-around players of his era. No doubt, 1982 was his best season. He had career highs in practically every offensive category (homers, rbis, triples, hits, runs and batting average to name a few). It was no surprise the Brewers had success when he produced like this.
Two pieces of trivia regarding Yount
-Robin Yount is listed at a lean 165 lbs. Wow. I’m sure he probably gained some in his later years but getting this kind of power from this small frame is something else.
-Robin Yount’s brother Larry Yount has a rather unique and heart wrenching story. He is the only player to appear one MLB game and yet become injured while warming up and never play.