Grant Rainsley's Wantlist

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


Updated Feb. 17, 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 need: '57 Graphic Arts Postcard #11, '61? Jay Publishing (Photo Pack), and any other odds and ends I may have missed. June 2008: I 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.
MOST WANTED LIST:

1966(?) Pro's Pizza Billy Hoeft Cubs (does it even exist???)

These are star upgrades, mostly set-killers. If you have one you think might fit the bill, please don’t hesitate to ask if I have anything in return.
'61T- 344 Koufax VG+ (upgrade)
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. I don't need PSA 10'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 1916, 1919, 1920, 1922, 1923, 1925, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, and 1933-36.

Need: 1911-1915, 1917, 1918, 1921, 1924, 1926, 1927, and 1933.


1955 Bowman Upgrades, fully intact cards would be nice 12 17 37 44 78 147 152 158 237

1956 Topps (Started Dec. 26th/2001) High Priority, low condition 33 (Roberto) 194 251 260 292
1956 Topps Upgrades (same as the TV’s!) Medium Priority 17 20 88 177 208 236 237 271 310
1957 Topps (Started Aug 2010) (VG-VG+) High Priority 2(Yogi) 8 24 35(F. Robby) 79 95(The Mick) 210(Campy) 266 272 276 277 284 286 302(Sandy) 312 317 324 328(Brooks) 329 331 338 344 407

1957 Topps Upgrades - a set I’d like to do in around VG-VG+, these all have missing corners/edges, major paper loss, writing…….
5 9 13 47 48 98 104 110 119 145 155 164 167 215 2332 237 301 304 311 320 321 358 379 388 400
1961 Upgrades and variations: 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
1964 Topps Upgrade: 423 (Aaron/Mays)
1969 Topps upgrades: Low Priority 71 15 168 265 412 427 504 664
1975 Topps upgrades : Medium (unmarked team/checklist cards) 70 246 517
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
1962-63 Parkhurst High Priority 31 Howe 48 Geoffrion VG+
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
1961-2 Topps NHL 3 4 5 13 15 16 25 26 28 31 32 38 40 47 50 54 56 60 61 66
1965-6 Topps NHL 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 16 17 18 19 23 24 25 26 28 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
1966-7 Topps NHL 1 2 4 10 14 19 20 23 29 31 32 33 35(Orr) 41 46 54 60 63 70 71 73 81 82 84 89 97 99 101 102 112 113 115 116 122 124 127 128 129 130 132
1961 Shiriff/Salada NHL High Priority 12 21 24 38 74 77 95 98 99 113
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 66 73 75 76 77 78 81 91 94 95 99 102 107 111 118 122 125 131 137 149 158 160
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! 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










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