A Day Late And A Dollar Shortprint

Demystifying The Yankee Stadium Legacy Set

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Dear fellow Benchers:

I'm curious about the Yankee Stadium Legacy set. After the initial euphoria, I'm finding a hard time even collecting basic information about the 6,742-card set. A quick online search reveals that ownthelegacy.com URL - a site that was established by UD to guide enthusiasts - has been abandoned.

What's the easiest way to correlate the date of a given Yankee game with its corresponding card? For example, my first game at Yankee Stadium was August 4, 1980, a 10-4 win over the Texas Rangers which featured Reggie Jackson's 399th career homer. For sentimental value, I'd like to begin collecting as many as those game I've attended as possible. However, what is corresponding number in the YSL set?

Also, on Ebay, I've seen 100-card YSL sets for sale. Question for my fellow Benchers: Is this box part of the YSLseries --OR, a quick one-off for folks that will never attempt to complete the finished product.

Also, is there still only the one dude who's finished completing the set?

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  1. David K.'s Avatar
    I believe about 3 or 4 completed the set so far. Best regards, David
  2. montserratplay's Avatar
    Good question! I need YSL card 5891. Why? Because I was at the game on Saturday, April 10 in 1999. I'm a Tigers fan, so I was bummed that we lost 5-0. But it was cool to see Clemens's first home start as a Yankee. How did I figure it out? I looked through YSL cards until I found one close enough in number to the game I attended. For example: card 5892 is Sunday the 11th, so the previous card must be the one I'm looking for. (LMK if you have it, ha ha.)

    You seem very nice, so I will figure out the card number you need. Please forgive the play-by-play. I am pleased with myself for my ability to figure these things out. Here's a loose, no-date checklist. http://www.baseballcardpedia.com/ind...Stadium_Legacy

    Now I cross-reference through the cards listed on COMC.

    Looks like all of Willie Randolph's cards are a few years after 1980.

    Here we go. 4381 is the card that belongs to 9/4/1979, so yours must be after that. So we change to a COMC card number view and look...

    Here you are, friend. You need YSL card #4439. http://www.comc.com/Cards/Baseball/2...niella/3986225

    And here's the box score from the game so you can check my work if you like.
    http://www.baseball-reference.com/bo...98008040.shtml

    I am not aware of a more efficient way of figuring out the card numbers, but it's not that difficult the way I've described.
    Updated 12-23-2013 at 10:44 PM by montserratplay (comprehensiveness)
  3. CaseysBoy's Avatar
    Mr. Montserratplay...Thanks for taking the time to respond to my query. I have about 20 games in particular for which I want to obtain cards, including Gooden's no-hitter and Game 3 of the 2001 Word Series (featuring George Bush throwing out the first pitch).

    Your insights will be invaluable in my efforts....Happy holidays.....


    Quote Originally Posted by montserratplay
    Good question! I need YSL card 5891. Why? Because I was at the game on Saturday, April 10 in 1999. I'm a Tigers fan, so I was bummed that we lost 5-0. But it was cool to see Clemens's first home start as a Yankee. How did I figure it out? I looked through YSL cards until I found one close enough in number to the game I attended. For example: card 5892 is Sunday the 11th, so the previous card must be the one I'm looking for. (LMK if you have it, ha ha.)

    You seem very nice, so I will figure out the card number you need. Please forgive the play-by-play. I am pleased with myself for my ability to figure these things out. Here's a loose, no-date checklist. http://www.baseballcardpedia.com/ind...Stadium_Legacy

    Now I cross-reference through the cards listed on COMC.

    Looks like all of Willie Randolph's cards are a few years after 1980.

    Here we go. 4381 is the card that belongs to 9/4/1979, so yours must be after that. So we change to a COMC card number view and look...

    Here you are, friend. You need YSL card #4439. http://www.comc.com/Cards/Baseball/2...niella/3986225

    And here's the box score from the game so you can check my work if you like.
    http://www.baseball-reference.com/bo...98008040.shtml

    I am not aware of a more efficient way of figuring out the card numbers, but it's not that difficult the way I've described.