Grant Rainsley's Wantlist

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


Updated Nov. 12, 2017
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 have a modest number of star trade bait from the '50's and '60's, in various conditions.....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.......
Note about upgrades- I am not picky about my cards, but there are some sets I care about. I don't need PSA 7's at all. The ones I have marked as upgrades are almost unrecognizable as cards, they have 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 a HUGE upgrade. Any downgrades will find a new home in OBC. I don’t put much effort into upgrading most stars.

Zeenuts- trying for a type card, one from every year, condition unimportant, common beaters welcome. I have: 1911, 1916, 1919, 1920, 1922, 1923, 1925, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, and 1933-36.

Need: 1917, 1918, 1921, 1924, 1926, 1927, and 1933.


1956 Topps (Started Dec. 26th/2001) TWO TO GO! Low condition 33 (Roberto) 251 (NYY Tm)

1956 Topps Upgrades- 20 177

1957 Topps Upgrades - a set I’d like to do in around VG-VG+, all these have missing corners/edges, major paper loss, writing……. 42 100 145 165 203 251 294

1961 Upgrades and variations: VG-VG+ High Priority 344(Koufax) 523 528 541 543 553 556

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 99 105 108 109 111 118 123 128 138 142 144 145 149 153 158 159 161 167 172 177 179 181
1963 Variations 191 Checklist 3 (Square box around card #), 362 Checklist 5, (Box on # wider than high), 454 Fowler, (Card # on white), 509 Checklist 7, (Copyright on right)
1964 Topps Upgrade: 423 (Aaron/Mays)
OPC Upgrades: High Priority (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- NHL
1960-1961 Topps 3 14 24 31 57 60 66
1961-1962 Topps NHL 3 4 5 13 15 16 25 26 28 31 32 38 40 47 50 54 56 60 61 66
1961-1962 Topps Upgrades 33 43 46

1962-63 Parkhurst High Priority 31 Howe 48 Geoffrion VG+

1965-6 Topps NHL 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 16 17 18 19 24 25 29 30 31 32 34-46 48 50 51 52 53 54 56 58 59 60 61 66 67 69 72 74-81 83 87 88 89 90 91 92 96 97 99 101 105 106 108 109 111 112-118 120 121 122 123 124 125 128

1966-7 Topps NHL 2 19 20 33 35(Orr) 46 54 63 70 71 73 81 82 84 97 102 112 113 122 124 128 132

1961 Shirriff/Salada NHL High Priority 12 21 24 38 74 77 95 98 99 113
1970-1971 OPC Low (any condition) 7 11 20 24 29 31 49 50 51 65 69 80 86 100 103 104 111 113 130 132 133 134 137 138 140 141 144 146 147 149-154 155-159 162 165 167-169 172 173 175 177 179 183 185-188 190 191 195 196 199 200 201 202 206 210 211 212 217-223 225-227 229-236 238 245-250 257-262


FOOTBALL- CFL (working on that too), mostly ‘60’s and ‘70’s
1962 Post CFL 3 4 13 18 25 28 34 41 50 52 53 56 58 59 64-70 73 81 84 85 86 89 90 96 97 99 100 103-110 115 117-121 131 132 136

1963 Post CFL
3 19 27 29 34 41 51 52 54 56 59 62 63 73 75 76 77 78 81 91 94 95 99 102 107 111 118 122 125 131 137 149 158

1964 CFL High Priority 22 31(upgrade) 32 33 48 71 75 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, Joel Gyselink. (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, and Greg Henthorn with the last 3 upgrades needed! 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.
1959T- Mike Rich with Gibson! 1963- last card Rose, Max Weder Net 54
1964 Topps- A.L. Bombers from Mark Macrae, Rose upgrade from Marshall West.
1987T- Josh Levine. 1962 CFL, last card Lorne Reid, thanks Mike Rich…yet again! 1955 Bowman- Bob Donaldson with umpire Al Barlick 1957 Topp BB, last card Richardson RC, thanks to Bob Donaldson.











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