Grant Rainsley's Wantlist

To contact Grant Rainsley, send email to grains@shaw.ca


Updated Oct. 6, 2014 PRIORITY SETS: 1959-1964
Sad to say, Billy Hoeft has passed away. What a great guy. ( May 17, 1932 – March 16, 2010)
Founder, President, and no longer the only member of the Official Billy Hoeft Fan Club. EEK and Mike Rich have muscled their way in. Time to get membership cards printed I guess.

Any and all Billy items will be given a wonderful new home, pictures, articles, whatever!

I need: '57 Graphic Arts Postcard #11, '61? Jay Publishing (Photo Pack), and any other odds and ends I may have missed. June 2008: I have just found out that there is a 1966 Pro's Pizza issue for Billy, and I WANT one! And a 2010 Topps Heritage, guess I’ll have to get one of those, too.

* indicates card is coming in trade

MOST WANTED LIST:

1966(?) Pro's Pizza Billy Hoeft Cubs
Non-Sport- 1959 Joe Lowe Sicle Rockets and Jets.......last card #25 (Rascal Missile)


This is insane. Doug inspired me to start a type card set of beater-only Zeenuts. I have 1923, 1928, 1929, 1930, and 1931.

Bama started me off on my Impossible Dream..1933 Canadian Goudeys (French/English backs) I have:
3 5 12 13 16 17 32 33 39 43 48 51 56 57 73 75 78 81 86 88 91 92 94 (Beaters are just fine with me!)

Any '50's cards in beater-only condition are most welcome, please save the nice ones for the guys that care!
STAR WANTLIST

I have a modest number of star trade bait from the '50's and '60's.....so if you have one of the biggies on my list, please don't hesitate to ask if I have anything to swap for the big boys.......(these are my priorities, I also need some biggies from '54, '57, and '67, they are lower priority right now, but I will listen)

'55B- 22 Campanella 156 Hodges 242 Banks (any condition)
'56T- 5 Williams 33 Clemente 150 Snider (any)
'60T- 480 Berra 564 Mays AS 565 Maris AS VG+ (upgrades)**
'61T- 344 Koufax VG+ (upgrade)**
'62T- Mantle IA (VG+-Ex) (upgrades)**
'64T- 125 Rose VG-VG+ (upgrade)
Note about upgrades- I am not picky about my cards. I don't need PSA 10's at all. The ones I have marked as upgrades are almost unrecognizable as cards, bullet holes, blood stains, or the card is only half there. I only look for upgrades for the sets I care the most about. Any PSA 2 would be an upgrade.

1954 Topps (Started August 2010)
1 3 17 30 32 35 37 43 50 52 53 54 55 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 80 85 86 90 94 98 101 102 119 126 128 130 132 133 134 135 137 139 141 142 144 145 146 147 149 150 152 156 157 158 159 163 164 165 167 168 169 170 173 176 181 183 184 187 190 191 194 196 197 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 216 218 219 220 221 224 226 228 229 230 231 234 235 236 238 239 240 241 242 245 246 249 250

1955 Bowman Want List (This may be the worst condition near-set in existence!)
16 22(Campy) 25 153 240 241(Banks) 242 258 259 260 261 265 296 298 299

1955 Bowman Upgrades, fully intact cards would be a marked improvement
12 25 37 65 266 282 295

1956 Topps (Started Dec. 26th/2001)
5 33 95 113 150 187 194 225 231 233 251 255 260 264 288 292 299 313

1956 Topps Upgrades (same as the TV’s!)
6 13 14 16 17 20 35 42 68 88 89 91 101 114 208 223 236 237 240 264 266 270 271 274 276 310 325 326 330 339

1957 Topps (Started Aug 2010)1 2 4 8 10 12 15 18 19 20 22 24 25 26 28 29 30 34 35 37 38 39 40 43 45 46 48 50 53 55 58 61 62 66 68 70 73 74 75 76 78 79 80 82 85 88 90 91 92 95 97 98 99 101 102 103 110 114 115 116 117 120 121 125 127 130 132 133 135 138 141 143 147 150 154 165 170 171 175 176 180 182 183 185 190 193 198 200 201 202 203 205 210 211 212 214 215 217 226 230 245 250 252 253 255 265 266 267 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 295 296 297 298 300 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 320 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 355 358 367 368 370 376 379 381 385 387 390 391 400 405 407
1959 Topps Upgrades (VG-VG+)
76 150 270 509 510
1960 Upgrades to anything civilized: 445 480 520 538 542 564 565
1961 Upgrades and variations: (if a checklist, need clean) 344 361 (Checklist-no ad on back) 523 528 530 541 543 550 553 556
1962 Topps (upgrades to Ex) 318 Mantle IA
1962 Post Canadian BB (any condition)
4 5 7 10 11 14 21 29 32 35 36 37 40 41 42 47 49 52 61 62 64 68 70 75 78 84 85 87 99 105 108 109 111 118 123 128 138 142 144 145 146 149 153 158 159 161 167 172 177 179 181

1963 Topps upgrades: 456 562

1964 Topps (started June/99) VG+ HIGH PRIORITY
4b(with apostrophe)
1964 Topps upgrades: 125(Rose) 423
1967 Topps Nov/2010 I swore I wouldn’t do this, but….I have OPC finished, and it only runs to 198. But I really like this set, so would like to have a run at 199 and up. Talk about shooting fish in a barrel! Strict condition requirements on this set, PSA 0 minimum! (Thanks Lynn, 38 hits!)
200 225 228 234 236 238 240 241 250 252 255 266 289 290 300 302 307 308 309 320 321 323 326 331 335 337 339 340 348 350 355 357 361 367 371 372 373 378 380 384 385 386 388 391 393 397 398 400 407 412 415 417 419 420 423 426 428 430 443 452 456 458 459 460 461 462 465 466 468 470 472 475 476 478 481 485 486 488 489 491 494 495 496 498 499 500 501 503 505 506 507 508 509 510 511 512 513 514 515 522 526 527 528 531 534 535 537 538 539 540 541 542 543 545 546 547 548 549 550 552 553 555 556 557 558 560 561 563 564 565 567 568 569 570 571 572 573 574 575 576 577 578 580 581 583 584 585 587 588 589 592 593 594 595 596 597 598 599 600 602 603 604 605 606 607 609
1969 Topps upgrades: 71 15 80 168 265 412 427 504 664
1975 Topps upgrades : (unmarked team/checklist cards) 46 70 101 115 117 146 198 216 236 246 253 304 331 443 470 488 500(Ryan) 511 517 531 561 589 611 656 658 660(Aaron)
OPC Upgrades (to Nr-Mt, centered)
1965 85 96 163 177 249 268
1966 10 84 122 125
1967 5 41 55 60 62 72 94 103 135 136 149 170
HOCKEY (more to come)
1962-63 Parkhurst 31 Howe 48 Geoffrion
1970-1971 OPC (any condition) 7 11 16 19 20 24 25 29 31 48 49 50 51 65 69 70 80 82 86 94 100 101 103 104 111 113 114 130 132 133 134 135 137 138 140 141 144 146-162 164-169 172 173 175 177 179 180 182-188 190 191 195 196 199 200 201 202 206 209 210 211 212 217-223 225-227 229-236 238 241 243 245-253 255-263
1961 Shiriff/Salada NHL 12 17 18 21 24 28 38 47 55 60 73 74 76 77 90 94 95 96 97 98 100 104 111 112 113

CFL (working on that too), mostly ‘60’s and ‘70’s
1962 33
1964 22 31 32 33 34 48 51 59 71 79 88
OBC'ers met: Mike Diamanti, Steve Rittenberg, Brian Lindholme, Al Cummings, Geordie Calvert, Dave Fallen, Spike Glidden, Lynn Miller, Rich Niessen, Rick Lyons. (the rest of you are on my to-do list).

MY HEROES (OBC completed sets etc.)
Ken Morganti(1980T) and 1960 Fleer (The Babe!!), Mike Rich(1965 CFL Coke caps), Bob Schaub-my fave set:1962T!!! Last card Ruth #138 GT, Dan Austin/Mark Talbot (tie)-1978 OPC Last card Alan Ashby, Mike Rich (again)-a personally auto'd pic to Grant from Billy! Big Al-1979 OPC-last card Ozzie rookie!!Brian Lindholme-1979T-last card Eck! Lynn Miller-(1974T)-Griffey Sr. Rookie! Dave Fallen- HOF Billy Hoeft material!
1978T-The Fugitive & Geordie Calvert..tie...last card Reggie!
My buddy's '53 set-Steve Rittenberg...last card Billy Martin!
Lynn Miller (again)- baseball auto'd by Billy Hoeft! Bob Donaldson (1975T), an all-OBC set! Dave Fallen- 1960 Topps, last card Nellie Fox All Star! Squirrel Earle- 2005 Helmar, last card Shoeless Joe.
Geordie Calvert- MURDERED the last remaining cards from '73, an All-OBC set...thanks to all of you!
1963 Fleer, Mr. RITTENBERG! Last card Clemente, thanks are not enough.
1959 T- Mike Rich with Gibson! 1963- last card Rose, Max Weder Net 54
1964 Topps- A.L. Bombers from Mark Macrae
1987 T- Josh Levine






























Update Wantlist: Enter Grant Rainsley's password: and to update this wantlist

O B C :   A   T r a d i t i o n   o f   E x c e l l e n c e   S i n c e   1 9 9 1

Old Baseball Cards (OBC), copyright© 1991-2007 by OBC.
Unauthorized use of the material contained on this page is strictly prohibited.
This page was last updated on