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James Moleta's Latest Wantlist: 9/19/17

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My primary love is baseball, so those sets are listed first. After baseball, you'll also spot basketball, boxing, football, a couple non-sports sets, and my "book challenges." Thanks for looking!

Newest Lists - 1973 Johnny Pro Orioles, 1948 Leaf Boxing, 1968 Atlantic Oil

Top 5 Set Priorities:
1) 75 Topps mini - 2 to go! (Lolich & Yount) Will trade older Topps to finish this near OBC-only set
2) 56 Topps Master - 0 grays and 7 white backs to go: 4 HOFers and 3 commons...please see details below
3) 54 Bowman - just need 1 variation (#140 Rogovin w/ 2 K's on back stats) and Williams...as if!
4) 59 Topps - need 3 gray backs (202Maris 251CBoyer & 280FBolling) and I have the white backs of each to swap if you're interested.
5) 72 Kellogg's All-Time Greats - just need one: 13 Gehrig! (will also accept 70 Rold)

Other set lists close to extinction:
33 Goudey - need 6 guys not named Lajoie, Ruth, or Gehrig (13 cards total...)
40 Play Ball - now down to 14!
46 Remar Oaks - need 4
47 Remar Oaks - need 3
49 Remar Oaks - need 3
49 Bowman - 4 left (Jackie, Satch, Doby, Ashburn)
54 Red Man - down to 4!
59 Fleer - 1 left #68 Ted Signs
60 Leaf - need 3 hi# (97 Morgan 125 Sparky 128 Cepeda)
60T set#2 - down to 1 - 566 Aaron A-S
60T FB - down to 1! (#51 Bart Starr)
62T variations - need a 458 Buhl no logo
69-70 Topps Basketball - 1 left (Alcindor RC)
70F WS (blue back) - 3 left
70 Kellogg's - down to 9
70T FB - down to 14
71T(set#2) - down to 14
73T(set#2) - 13 players left and 9 blue checklists
74T FB - 2 left
76-77 Topps BKB - 6 left!
77 BK Yankees - 1 left (Piniella)
80-81 Topps basketball - only 2 left!

All sets are "I NEED" lists EXCEPT 48-9 Leaf & 62 Bell Brand Dodgers. Condition? Unless specified, any untrimmed card is great!

Any card #'s in parentheses should be in the mail.

1933 Goudey (down to the Hall of Fame...)
53Ruth 92Gehrig 106Lajoie 144Ruth 149Ruth 160Gehrig 181Ruth 188Hornsby 207Ott 211HackWilson 220Grove 223Dean 229Vaughn

1933 Goudey upgrades from very poor to poor/fair or better: 145 158 171 180 186 203 208 (have commons to swap and will include the VP beater card if you want it)

1934 Goudey: 1 6 7 9 19 23 27 37 61 66 76 77 80 83 84 85 87 89 90 96

1934 Diamond Stars: any untrimmed are OK
2 9 11 14 15 18 27 28 35 36 39 44 50 51 54 60-64 67 74 75 77 81 88 91 95 97-108

1940 Play Ball
27Ted 30Berg 38Doerr 40Greenberg 41Gehringer 87Hubbell 168Wagner 170Speaker 175Matty and hi#s: 182 220 223Jennings 235McGraw 238Lazzeri

40PB upgrades from trimmed to anything untrimmed: 187 193 197 201 226 227

1946 Remar Oaks: Raimondi Stewart 9-Burnett 20-Ardizoia

1947 Remar Oaks: 10 13 23

1947 Signal Oil Demaree - I am interested in any; only have 23 different plus a few dupes

1949 Remar Oaks: Martin, Toolson, Wilson

1948-9 Leaf Baseball(Have List)
I HAVE: 10 14 17 22 26 27 28 29 31 39 42 47 49 50 53 56 57 59 61 65 72 73 77 82 84 86 95 97 102 106 111 117 125 128 136 139 159

1949 Bowman (started 3/01!)
50J.Robinson 214Ashburn 224Paige 233Doby

1952 Topps (never thought I'd do this, and now I'm down to high numbers!)
311 312 314 317 319-324 330 332-334 336 339-341 344 346-348 350 352-356 360-362 364 367-369 371 372 374-377 380 382 386-390 392 395 396 398 400 401 403 404 406 407

1952-55 Red Man - thanks to Greg Miller for a start (12/14) on these beautiful sets!
(as of 11/16, these have all been converted to "want" lists)
1952:
AL Feller, Stengel, Williams
NL Mays, Musial, Reese

1954:
AL 8-Parnell 9-Philley(need both team vars)
NL 4-Erskine 22-Hodges

1955:
AL 9-Noren 11-Rosen 14-Wynn 16-Berra 18-Doby 19-Jensen 20-Runnels 21-Piersall
NL 5-Logan 6-Maglie 7-Mays 8-Mueller 12-Wilhelm 16-Klu 17-Reese 20-Thomas

1954 Dan Dee - any condition OK - I need:
3-Cooper 4-Doby 7-Friend 11-Hodges 12-Houtteman 15-Lemon 17-Mantle 21-Rosen 22-Schoendienst 24-Snider 25-Strickland 26-Surkont 28-Westlake 29-Wynn

1954 Bowman - base complete (minus #66 Williams) but need one back variation:
140Rogovin [2 strikeouts]

1955 Topps Double Headers I need (any still in one piece):
3/4 5/6 7/8 15/16 21/22 23/24 25/26 27/28 31/32 37/38 39/40 41/42 43/44 45/46 51/52 55/56 59/60 61/62 63/64 65/66 69/70 73/74 79/80 81/82 83/84 85/86 87/88 89/90 91/92 95/96 97/98 99/100 101/102 105/106 107/108 109/110 111/112 113/114 115/116 119/120 123/124 125/126 127/128 129/130 131/132

1956 Topps back variations
GRAY - Have All! Finished 6/17
WHITE I need: 33Clemente 110Berra 128Yost 135Mantle 150Snider 153Thomas 159Courtney

1958 Topps Variations (any condition)
Yellow Team Name: 52-Clemente

1959 Fleer - Thanks to Richard Hankins for a huge start!
68Ted Signs

1959 Topps - back vars, any untrimmed OK
WHITE: Have All
GRAY: 202Maris 251Boyer 280Bolling

1960 Topps set#2 - any untrimmed card OK - just need Aaron #566!

1960 Leaf - any condition untrimmed - born 6/13 - all highs!
97Morgan 125Anderson 128Cepeda

1960 Union Oil - need one: Ripplemeyer

1961 Post - I wouldn't mind assembling the lowest grade Post sets ever seen! ANY partially recognizable card is great!
5 21 22 23 36 41 49 58 68 69 71 72 73 74 81 83 92 93 94 102 104 106 110 115 116 129 132 135 143 144 146 157 181 183 186 191 193 194

1962 Bell Brand Dodgers I HAVE: T.Davis, Fairly, Perranoski, Podres, N.Sherry, Snider, Walls

1962T variations
458 Buhl no emblem

1963 Post/Jello (I'll accept either) - Same stringent condition requirements as the 61 set :-)
8 9 15 21 26 48 49 53 60 61 65 69 71 86 87 89 97 98 100 108 116 119 128-130 135 140 141 143 144 153 162 165 166 170 172 173 174 180 185 187 191 199

1964 Topps Giants upgrades to VG/EX or better 7Ford 45Causey

1968 Atlantic Oil - need in any shape:
Bunning Gibson Oliva Pappas B.Robinson Scott Swoboda Ward Agee Banks Davis Etchebarren Fairly Freehan McGraw Osteen Williams Wilson

1969 OPC - Mac started me awhile back by OBC rules when he sent me a pair. :) I picked up a beater lot recently and am now less ashamed to list my w/l:
1-13 18 20 25 30-33 37 41 44 49 50 52 54 57 65 68 70-72 74 76 77 80 82 83 86 92 93 95 100 101 104 105 110 111 115-124 126 128 130 131 133-136 138 139 143 147 151-154 160-169 171 173 176 180 183 184 190 191 193 196 199 201 205-208 211 214 216 218

1969 Topps set#2 :9/06 - 02/17 Any condition acceptable, and hoping to be as OBC as possible... Thanks to Betza, RJohnson, Mead, Massimo, Valacak(45+!), Lyons, Ashton, Fr. Wattigny, Heilenman, Coker, Greenwood, Kilbourn, L.Miller(36!) Angland, Rich(Reggie!), Vrechek, Stamper (24+!), Holland, Schott, Shepardx2, Corvello, Saxton, McGinley, Thayerx2, Dingman, Fitts, Ellis, Fallen, Gioia, Morganti & Tysverx2, including the set killer #660-Reggie Smith!

1969 Topps white letters: 441 444 447 452 454 461 471 482 485 486 491 493 500 501 505 511

1969 Milton Bradley (on the back, red #1's do NOT have a horizontal base and therefore look like this: "1")
OBC Thanks to Shepard (huge starter), Cook(10), Labs(12) & Denning (2)!
Aaron, R.Allen, Allison, F.Alou, M.Alou, Alvis, Andrews, Aparicio, Aspromonte, Barber, Bateman, Beckert, Bench, Berry, Blasingame, Blefary, Bonds, Boyer, Bradford, Briggs, Briles, Brock, G.Brown, Brunet, Buchek, Callison, Cardwell, Carew, Cash, Chance, Charles, Clemente, Clendenon, Cline, Cox, Davenport, R.Davis, W.Davis, Donaldson, Drabowsky, Fairly, Farrell, Flood, Freehan, Gabrielson, Gibson, Giusti, Gosger, Green, Hamilton, Hansen, B.Harrelson, Hart, Held, Hendricks, Hiatt, Hickman, Hiller, Holtzman, Horlen, Howard, Howser, Hundley, Hunter, A.Jackson, R.Jackson, Jarvis, Javier, Jenkins, Jimenez, John, D.Johnson, L.Johnson, C.Jones, Kaat, Kaline, Killebrew, King, Klages, Kline, Kranepool, Krause, Lanier, Lock, Lolich, Lum, Lyle, Maloney, Matchick, Mathews, Maxvill, L.May, Mays, Mazeroski, McBean, McCovey, McDowell, McLain, Menke, Mincher, Nash, Niekro, Nye, Odom, Oliva, Osteen, Pagan, Pagliaroni, Parker, G.Perry, J.Perry, Phillips, Phoebus, Quilici, Rader, Regan, Reichardt, Br.Robinson, F.Robinson, Rojas, Roof, Rose, Sadecki, Salmon, Santiago, Santo, Schaal, Shamsky, Shannon, Short, Snyder, Spangler, Stahl, Stanley, Stargell, Stottlemyre, Sutton, Swoboda, Taylor, Tiant, Tillman, Tovar, Tresh, Uhlaender, Valdespino, Valentine, Veale, Versalles, Ward, Wert, R.White, Whitfield, Wilhelm, Williams, Wills, Wilson, Wood, Zimmerman
Also 69 MB - I need all team cards EXCEPT Angels & Senators

1970 Fleer WS (blue ink backs):
6(1909) 41(1944) 62(1965)

1970 Kellogg's - any shape - Thanks to JSG for 10 hits, Peter Mead for 4 and Ken M for 2!
2 7 12 24 27 29 35 44 52

1971 Fleer WS: (black ink backs):
3 9 13 15 16 19 20 24 25 26 28 32 34 43 44 49 50 54 58 62 64-66 69-end

1971 Topps set#2 - any shape
550 600 649 656 658 672 673 692 705 713 724 735 750

1972 Kellogg's ATG - any shape - Thx to Betza for a Babe & Mack for a Wagner!
13-Gehrig (will also accept '70 Rold)

1973 Johnny Pro Orioles - thanks to Mead for my first three!
1 2 3fielding 5(both) 6 7 8 10 12 13 14 15 22(both) 23 26 34 35

1973 OPC - any condition; thanks to Jay Tysver for getting me started 05/16!
1 4 6 7 17 35 50 56 63 69 77 90 100 118 130 134 137 140 142-147 150 154-156 158-161 163 165 166 171-176 179 182-184 188 190-194 196 197 199-203 205-208 210 213-217 219-221 225 227 230 232 233 235 236 239 242 243 245 251 254 259 260 263 264 268 271 272 274 277 278 281 283-286 288-290 292-294 296-308 310 312-317 319 320 322 325 326 328 330 331 342 346 350 355 357 367 374 377-380 385 393-396 399 403 405 407 410 411 413 417-419 422 428-430 432-434 436 438 439 441 444 448 449 452-454 456 457 460 462-465 473-477 479 482 485 491 493 494 496-498 500 502-505 508 509 513 515-517 519-526 528 530-536 538-541 543 545 547-550 552-556 559 560 562-576 578-596 598-613 615-621 623-625 627 629 631-635 637 638 641 642 643 646 648 649 650 653-656 658 660

1973 Topps set#2 - any shape and as OBC as can be! Thanks to Malson, Mackx2, Hitzeman, Zentkovichx2, Smartx4, Glidden, Mackie, Henthornx3, Hoehne, Glasser(x3; Ryan!), Dahms, Pelletier (Rose!), Bannon (Schmidt!), Thayer, Morgantix2, Cook, Barnes, Schuettpelz, EEK, Dahms, Hutchinson (2 Ruth!),Vrechek, Luciano, Silva, West, Shepherd (11 hi#!), Tripler, Wagner, Welk & Goto (over 100!)
472 554 573 577 582 593 603 605 609 611 612 630 658
Plus from 73: Blue team checklists: CAL, Cubs, CLE, KC, MIN, MON, PHI, PIT, TEX

1975 Topps Mini: Destined to be 99% OBC (I began with 2 & only bought a handful along the way) Thanks to Bob Schaub(x3) & Robert Pigeon for a great start, and to TJ Valacak for a 41 card chunk! Thanks also to Tom Williams, Mac Wubben(x2), Al Crotte, Al Cummings, Larry Gersbach(x4), Joe Isaac(x2), Kevin Martens(x2), Joe Cerullo, Mike Rich (GREAT BIG hits!), Rick Svetecz (Xmas 03), Joe Adriance (Xmas 15), Squirrel Earle, Bob D'Angelo, Steve Rittenberg, Doug Smith, Kit Okamuro(x3), Ant Arbeeny, Ed Schott, Lynn Miller(x2 incl Aaron), Geno Wagner (x2), Richard Kimball(x2), Rob Fitts (Reggie & Brooks Robby!), Spike Glidden, Matt Heilenman, Jim Silva, Dan Austin, Bob Bard, Bob Reed, John Stamper, Randy Welk, Mike Mroz, Joe Denning, Ed Watts, Dan Angland, Jim Holman (Kaline!), Rick Johnson, Jason Christopherson, Rick Lyons(x2), Mark Talbot(x2), Tom Housley(x3), Ed Pike, Mike Mackie, Sal Domino, Kent Goto, Nick Pelletier (Rose!) & Brock Hattox! Thanx to OBC, this set is over 99% done!

223Yount 245Lolich

Burger King Yankees: I found some of these laying around (Mike Rich sent me some a while back) and I've decided to work on the sets. Here's what I need from each year:

1977: 23Piniella (11 hits from Shawn Smart 7/13!)

FOOTBALL SETS

1955 Topps All-American - any shape - just started 12/16 - 1st OBC hit from Hitzx2 and two more from Talbot! Also 1 from JSG!
1-3 6 7 10 13 14 16-22 24-30 34-38 43 45-47 50 55 56 59 62 63 65 66 68 69 72 76 78-80 83 86 88 91 96 97 99 100

1960 Topps - any untrimmed - new set begun 11/15 - OBC hits from Schock, Mroz, Tysver (Christmas 16), Craig & Rice!
Down to one: 51Starr

1970 Topps FB: born 2/14; thanks to John Stamper for a huge hit!
150 164 178 180 184 188 190 198 205 220 240 247 253 260

1972 Topps FB: 1st OBC hit from Dan Angland; others from Lindholme, R.Johnson (14 SUPER hits!), Labs (2 hi!), Heilenman, Stamper, Valacak, Goto, Rich (Bradshaw & Namath!), Talbotx2, Silva, Craig, Cook, and a bunch of hi#s from The Fuge! Staubach RC from Thayer! Manning RC from Rice! Huge high hit from Hanson!
265-275 277 279-281 283-286 288 291 293-296 298 299 305 308 316 326 328 330 334-336 338 340 341 343 348 351

1973 Topps FB: any shape and as OBC as can be. Thanks so far to Rice, Housley, Hutchinsonx2, Tysverx2 (incl. big Christmas 16 hit!), Glasserx3, Whitworth, Smart, Goto, Vrechek, Triplerx3, Valacak (w/ Staubach!), Morganti, Denningx2 (including 84 hits!), Donaldson, Luciano, Rich, Betza, Mack, Miller, Domino, Craig, Schott, Hoehnex2, Dejong, Dahms & Henthornx5!
1 15 29 30 34 40 48 60 85 100 115 126 137 142 143 151 159 165 176 197 211 222 238 245 246 248 263 274 276 280 310 312 316 341 351 360 370 380 381 385 386 410 423 430 439 450 460 466 471 472 511 and Checklists I NEED: Jets, Patriots

1974 Topps FB: born 2/14 - Thanks to Jimi Thayer for a HUGE starter set & Greg Miller for 13 of the last 23!
Final Countdown: 9/1/17 - Craig KO's Harris and Staubach/Stabler and MRW sends Blanda, leaving just 2 cards...
230Butkus 470Bradshaw

BOXING
1948 Leaf - NEED the following: 3 8 13 18 19 24 27 29 33 36 44 50(in my dreams) 58 60 67 82 88 93 98

BASKETBALL SETS - Thanks in large part to OBC, my 69-70 & 70-71 sets are nearly finished...so I added more!

1969-70 Topps: 25Alcindor

1976-77 Topps: More Tallboys! Started 6/14; big 6 HOFer push from Jim Craig 1/17!
77Jackson 98Monroe 110Thompson 115White 127Erving 143Free

1980-81 Topps (single panels are fine): 34Bird 139Magic

NON-SPORTS (looks like everybody's doing it, so baa-baa here I come!)

1965/66 James Bond (Glidrose(c)1965; ink is black & red on back)
1 2 4 5 7 8 11 13 14 16 18 20 21 24 26 28 29 31 33 34 36 39 40 43 46 51 56 58 60 61 65

1980 Empire Strikes Back - recent hits: 24 from Mike Glasser!
1 14 18 23 28 29 31 41 61 64 66 70 72 73 74 75 77 81 83 84 90 91 93 94 99 101 107 110 122 123 127 129 131 143 160 188 242 244 263-285 287-310 312-338 340+

First Vintage Set Completed: 1953 Topps! (Finally got the Mantle!!)
other completed baseball sets include:
T206 Yankees team set - last card Keeler portrait acquired 1/16!
1941 Play Ball - last cards Cronin & Dom Dimaggio from Andy Cook 7/2/01!
1948 Bowman - last card Musial 05/02!
1950 Bowman - last card Johnny Mize from John Storman's childhood collection on 12/13/03! Set started 3/01; thanks to Bob Donaldson for a huge hit!
1950 Remar Oaks - last card Padgett arrived on 4/9/16 via ebay
1951 Topps Blue Backs(re-started 1/02) - Last 3(3Ashburn 6Red 37Doerr) snagged on ebay 4/16!
1951 Topps Redbacks - last card Wally Westlake via ebay 5/01
1952 Bowman (born 12/06) 01/10: Big hits from Bill Ashton & Richard Dingman! Stan the Man from Tom Elliott! Last card 10/15 - Feller from Jay Tysver!
1953 Bowman - Last Card Duke Snider 01/02!
1953 Johnston Cookies Braves - last 1 (#1 Grimm) eBay on 3/31/16
1953 Red Man - Last card Rizzuto from Chuck Salek 2/13/17!
1954 Bowman - Last Card Reese 05/02! Thanks to Dan Austin for a great starter!
1954 Red Heart - last card was Nellie Fox from Dan Austin 02/02!
1954 Topps - last card - Willie Mays (w/ ebay help from Sean McGowan!)
1955 Topps - last cards were Ken Boyer & Hank Bauer picked up at the National in '99!
1955 Bowman - completed at the National in '99!
1956 Topps - last cards were Gilliam & Checklist 1/3 in 7/01!
1956 Topps FB - last card Gifford 1/10
1957 Topps - last card Bunning RC 1/02
1958 Topps - Last cards were Johnny Podres from Skelley 9/16/98 & Carl Erskine from George Moore 2/24/99!
1959 Topps - last card - Mantle All-Star
1959 Topps #2 - thanks to Geno for trading me the Gibby and last card 561Aaron on 8/15 from Rittenberg!
1960 Fleer - last card - #3 Ruth sent by Andy Cook 12/11!
1960 Topps - last card - Mantle All-Star (again!)
1960 Topps back variations - #382 sent by Jimi Thayer 2/17!
1961 Topps - last card - #531 Jim Coates via ebay 8/04!
1961 Fleer Greats - last card 150 Wagner via Net54 (Tony O) 1/17; Thanks to Catfish Parker for the start!
1962 Post - Thanks to Doug Dejong for the Wilhelm and Brandon Gonzalez for the Virdon to put the set to bed on 6/13/14!
1962 Topps - last card - #592 Rookie Parade-Bouton via ebay 2/05! Thanks to Mac W for a starter set & to Mike Rich for the last 3 pose variations(6/08)! Update:(thanks, gremlins...) 218 Joe Torre sent by Andy Cook 08/15! Green tints? I'll get back to you...
1963 Fleer - last card - #59 Mazeroski 10/06!
1963 Topps - last card was #327 Paul Foytack sent by both Mark Zentkovich & Chuck Paris(who also sent a huge early hit) which arrived on 12/31/04! Thanks also to Steve Rittenberg for a great start!
(1963 Topps variations: 454b # in white box on back) Found in Fair Lawn 2/15!
1964 Topps GIANT - last card #3 Sandy Koufax sent by Peter Mead 12/31/04!
1964 Topps - last card - Gus Bell 9/9/02!
1965 Topps - last 2 cards from Mac Wubben 6/01!
1965 Topps Embossed - last card Clemente from Gary Mandell 8/02!
1966 Topps - last card #544 Cards RC via ebay 2/05!
1967 Topps - #593 Westrum & #604 RedSox sent by Rick Johnson & Chuck Paris 11/17/07!
1967 Topps Posters - #12 Mays via ebay 11/15!
1968 Topps - last card Phil Gagliano from Robert Pigeon 7/15/04!
1968 Topps Game - last card #2 Mantle 8/03!
1969 Deckle Edge - last cards were Rose & Foy via Brock Hattox 2/15/01!
1969 Topps - last card #212 Tresh from John Leroux 1/4/04! Thanks to Jim Hatch & Ken M for a grande starter set!
1969 Topps#2 - Last card 660 Reggie Smith from Jay Tysver 2/17! Lots of other OBC help too(above)
70-71 Topps Basketball - Pistol Pete RC delivered via trade by Tom Elliott 8/11/10!
1970 Topps - Completed 6/23/01!
1970 Topps Story Booklets - last 3 8/14; thanks to Talbot for 3, Stamper for 2, and Shepard for 5!
1970 Topps Scratch offs - Aaron, Seaver & Wynn finished 1/15 from Ed Hutchinson! Thanks along the way to Lyons, Rice, Housley & Huntoon!
1970 Topps SUPER - last card #6Dierker from Ken Pillion 10/15!
1970 Topps Posters - last was #4 Brock acquired from CalSportsCards on 6/16!
1971 Topps - Completed 6/23/01!
1971 Topps FB Game inserts - last card #10 Sayers from ebay 3/13!
1972 Topps - Last 2 cards Jim Kaat (Thanks Steve R!) & Bobby Murcer on 7/7/01!
1973 Topps - last card was a checklist from Ye Olde Friar 8/99!
1973-74 Topps Bkb - #82 last one from Jim Craig 2/16!
1974 Fleer Pioneers - #2 Harry Wright sent by Morganti 8/17!
1974 Topps - last card was a Yankees Checklist from Mark Atnip 1/01! - Thanks to Catfish Parker on a huge starter!
1974 Topps #2 - Last 6 sent 8/10 by Tom Elliott!(85 207 215 233 400 598); 599 SD big variation sent by Morganti 6/16!
1974 Topps Traded #2 - 319 sent 10/07 by Mark Talbot!
1974 Topps Red Team Checklists #2 - Phillies & Twins sent 10/07 by Mark Talbot!
1975 Topps - last card was 1961 MVPs on 11/17/01! Big hits along the way from Bob Schaub!
1976 Topps - last cards rec'd 11/5/98 from Ken Morganti & Pat Sweeney!
1976 Topps Traded: Thanks to Sean McGowan & Steve Simms for KO'ing this set a mere week after posting!
1976 Hostess: thanks to Andy Cook for a big start! 11Yount & 63Cey - last two from ebay 1/13!
1976 Wonder Bread: 11/16-6/17: 3 from Vrechek, 5 from Freedman, and the final Upshaw from Betza!
1977 Topps - Completed 6/01!
1977 Topps #2: 144Sutter KO'd by '08 Secret Santa Earl Kilbourn!
1977 Topps CLOTH Stickers: Fidrych sent by Ken M 6/16! Thx along the way to Huntoon, Angland & Bob D!
1978 Topps FB - Last card (#391 Jim Allen) tracked down 10/25/03! Set me back 50 cents! :-)
1978 Topps - last card from Ken M. 11/00! - Thanks to Bob Schaub for a huge starter set!
1978 BK Yankees - last card Reggie on 8/17!
1978-79 Topps: Mike Mackie sent a 15 card starter, and I didn't have any others. My OBC-only set was also hit by Mike Mroz (15), Greg Henthorn (19), Jay Tysver (8 + 54!), Ant Arbeeny (14 including DocJ!) Morganti (Kareem), Taylor (King & Wilkes), Ed Hutchinson (Barry) and the last three from Betza (Bing, Cowens & Nixon) on 6/17!
1979 Topps - Last 3 from Rex Stahlman Oct 2001!
1979 BK Yankees - #2 Munson acquired Spring 2012
1979 Kellogg's - Last card(Rose) from Mike Rumley-Wells 10/16! Thx to Ken M for 10 of last 14 & JSG for 2 of last 4!
1979 Topps FB: nearly OBC-only set after Peter Iversen got me started w/ a huge lot! 2nd hit from Tom Massimo & others from Betza, Valacak, Malson, Talbot, Lyons (twice!), Fitak, Vida (Trading Bases), Shirley, Taylor, Henthorn (twice!), Schott, Goetsch (24 hits) Griffin, Guru, Denning x2, Reed, Rice, Goto, Stamper, Tysver, M.Jackson, Freedman, Holland (48 hits!) Rumley-Wells(11 stars!), Mroz (35 hits!), Whitworth, Elliott, Morganti, Austin, Xmas06 Bradshaw from Peter Mead, and the last two (351 & 371) from Greg Miller on 2/17!

1980 Topps - last card 3/02!
1981 Topps - Last 6 from Ken Morganti 2/20/02!

My Ultimate Quest: The Great American Baseball Card Flipping Trading & Bubble Gum Book. I found this book on a sales rack in a bookstore when I was 11 or 12, and read it cover-to-cover religiously. For those of you that haven't read it, see if you can dig up a copy, 'cause this book is what OBC is all about. It is written by 2 guys who grew up in the 50's & 60's that collected cards, and reminisces on some of the distinctive & less than stellar ballplayers of that time. It's very well written, and my eternal thanks go out to Chuck Paris, who actually tracked down another copy for me, since my original is in Tipton VG at this point! So why am I telling you all this? There are cards of every player they speak about (except Eddie Gaedel) featured in this book, & ever since I bought the book I dreamed of a day when I might get 'em all. Well, it took about 20 years, but I've recently managed to finally knock out the whole book! Last card was a hi# '52 Topps Crosetti I found on ebay on 2/2/04!

THE GLORY OF THEIR TIMES
Red Barber called this book, "The Single Best Baseball Book of All Time." Told to & compiled by Lawrence S. Ritter (any relation to ex-OBCer Larry Ritter?) the book contains "the story of the early days of baseball told by the men who played it." I picked it up in a Harvard used book store several years ago, and it is a fantastic read. The challenges & experiences these players had compared to the game they saw played through the 50's & 60's is perspective enough on how much the game has evolved, much less compared to the millionaires of today. At any rate, after a discussion with John Collins, I have decided to collect at least one card of each featured player in this book - here's who's left (& what years they played):

Stan Coveleski (1916-28)
Joe Wood (1908-22)

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Thanks for checking out my wantlist!
James

PS: I am placing my T206 list in an inactive status, but here's my most recent iteration:

1909-1911 T206 that I ALREADY HAVE: Abbatichio (brown), Abbott, Ames (hands above head, hands @ chest), Anderson, Arellanes, Baker, Ball (Cle), Ball (NY), Barbeau, Bastian, Bay, Beaumont, Beck, Becker, Beckley, Bell (pitching), Bender (w/trees), Berger, Birmingham, Blackburne, Bliss, Bradley (port & w/ bat), Bransfield, Bridwell (no cap), Burns, Camnitz, Campbell, Carr, Casey, Chance (red port), Chase (throw dark cap, throw white cap, trophy, pink, blue bkg), Chesbro, Cicotte, Coles, E.Collins (Phi), Conroy (w/ bat), Covaleski, Cravath, Crawford (batting), Cree, Criger, Criss, Delehanty (L'ville), Demmitt, Devore, Donlin (fielding & w/ bat), Doolan (bat), Doyle, Duffy, Dunn (Balt) Dygert, Elberfeld (NY & fielding), Engle, Evers (bat), Ferris, Ford, Frill, Fritz, Gibson, Hemphill, Herzog (Bos), Hinchman (Cle & Tol), Hoblitzell, Hofman, Howard (Savannah), Huggins (port & hands), Hulswitt, Hummel, Isbell, Jennings (both hands & port), Johnson (port), Jones (Det), Jordan (Brk port), Keeler (port & bat), Kelley, Kiernan, Killian (throw & port), Kleinow (bat & catch), Knight (bat & port), LaFitte, Lajoie (throw), Lake (ball in hand, NY AL), LaPorte, Lattimore, Lavender, Leach (bending), Leifeld (bat), Lentz, Lobert, Magee (port), Manning (bat, pitch), Marquard (port, hands at thighs, pitching), McGinnity, McGraw (finger & port w/ cap), McQuillan (bat), Milan, Milligan, Mullin (throw), Murphy (horizontal), Myers (fielding), Needham, O'Brien, Oldring (bat), Orth, Overall (portrait), Owen, Pattee, Pelty (horiz), Perdue, Persons, Pfeister (seated), Phelps, Pickering, Poland, Powell, Powers, Quillen, Quinn, Reagan, Reulbach (glove & no glove), Revelle, Rockenfeld, Schirm, Schlei (batting), Schmidt (port & throw), Schreck, Seymour (throw), Shannon, Shaughnessy, Shipke, Smith (Sh'port), F.Smith (F on frt), H. Smith (Brk), Sid Smith, Snodgrass (batting), Speaker, Starr, Steinfeldt (port & bat), Stovall, Street(catch), Summers, Sweeney, Tannehill ("L" on front), Tenney, Thebo, Tinker (bat on shoulder), Turner, Violat, Wagner (left), Warhop, Weimer, Westlake, White (Hou), Willetts, Willis (port, bat & throw), Wilson, Wiltse (port w/ cap & port no cap), Young (bare hand), Young (Minn)


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