George Vrechek's Wantlist

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WANT LIST as of June 2015, always current.

New wants added: 1948 Bowman football, 1971 Topps football pinups, 1979 OPeeChee baseball, 1962 American Tract Society

I've been thinking of starting the following sets. If you have a few extras of these, I'll probably be off and running.

E-121 Series of 80 (I have Bodie, Dauss, Graney, Kilduff, Tyler, Wingo, Young)
E-121 Series of 120 (I have Barber, Gaston, Gowdy, Mulligan, Rawlings)
1948 Bowman Basketball (I have 1 3 7 8 36)
1951 Berk Ross (I have Ennis)
1952 Berk Ross (I have Eliott)
1954 Red Heart (I have Hegan and Yost)
1957 Topps Basketball (I have 11 and 27)
1961 Fleer Basketball (I have 14)
1967 Dexter Press (I have Lonborg)
1968 Atlantic Oil (I have AL 1 and 2 as well as NL 3 and 9)
1970s Laughlin sets - various small sets from the 1970s eg 1972 Great Feats, 1974 All-Star Games, 1971 Black Stars, 1974 Sportslang, 1975 Batty Baseball, 1976 Diamon Jubilee, 1978 Long Ago Black Stars, 1980 300/400/500, 1980 Famous Feats
1970 Yankees Clinic Postcards (I have Belfray)
1971 Yankees Clinic Postcards (I have Lyttle/Alou, Stottlemeyer)
OPeeChee baseball prior to 1979 (I only have a few)
1980 Fleer World Series/Team Logo stickers 40 cards (I have 1947, 1948 and 1970)

In addition to the cards currently on my wantlist. my goal is to pick up another 10,000 vintage sports cards so I need to start some new sets like those above.
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BASEBALL

1940 Playball
40 Greenberg 211 Joiner 232 Goslin

1939-1966 Exhibits (9 left)
Ford portrait, Gomez, Hartnett, Kranepool, Mulcahy, Richardson, Rizzo, HOF Ruth w bats, Yastrzemski

1948-9 Leaf
Cheaper 14 22 29 31 42 49 53 77 83-4 102 125 159
Impossible 1 3-5 8 13 19 20 30 32-3 36 38 43 45-6 48 51 54-5 62-3 66 68 70 75-6 78-9 81 85 88 93 98 104 108 113 120-1 123 127 129 131 133 137-8 142-4 146 149 153 158 160-1 163 165 168

1950 Royal Desserts (14)
1 5 6 12 13 14 16 18-24

1952 Wheaties (4)
Berra portrait, Campanella in action, Williams in action, Williams portrait

1952-5 Red Man, no tabs necessary
1952 Red Man (19)
Stengel, Durocher, Berra, DiMaggio, Gordon, Fain, Feller, Groth, Kiner, Kell, McDougald, Mays, Musial, Slaughter, Stephens, Snider, Wertz, Spahn, Williams

1953 Red Man (19)
NL 3 4 5 6 10 11 13 21 23 26 Musial
AL 2 5 6 14 16 18 21 22 25

1954 Red Man (29)
NL 1 5 7 10 11 13-5 17 18-9 21-2 24 25 Mays
AL 4 Kell-Boston 4 Kell-Chicago 5 6 Mele-Baltimore 6 Mele-Chicago 8 9 Philley-Cleveland 9 Philley-Philadelphia 12 17 19 20 22-4

1955 Red Man (31)
NL 3 7 Mays 11 13 15-23 25
AL 1 3 4 7-10 12 15-6 18-9 21-2 24-5

1953-5 MARSHALL MERRELL prints of Braves (6)
Burdette throwing, Conley, Gordon batting, Grimm without Tomahawk, Mathews smiling, O'Connell

1954 Johnston Cookies (20)
4 5 6 9 10 12-3 16 20-3 26 28 33-4 41 47-8 Lacks

1955 Johnston Cookies (29)
1 3 4 6 9-12 16-9 21-4 31-5 38-41 44 47-8 Lewis

1959 Topps Inserts: Rookie and Felt Pennants
1960 Topps Inserts: Rookie and Hot Iron Transfer

1961 Post (5)
73 Estrada 93 Lemon 94 Stobbs 106 Mathews 183 McMillan

1962 American Tract (3)
Alou batting, Kindall - Minnesota, Worthington

1963 Post (8)
15 Mantle 16 Maris 61 Adair 80 Yaz 119 Davis 128 Kasko 172 Williams 187 Aspromonte

1979 Hostess Baseball (7)
91 Cedeno 94 Erikson 101 Ryan 102 Smith 106 Fisk 121 Murphy 144 Rose

1979 OPeeChee (299)
1 4 6 8-11 13 15-8 20 22-30 34 36-7 39-42 44-59 61 63-70 74-81 83-5 87 89-93 95-6 99-107 109-120 122-8 131-2 134-9 141-7 149-151 153-162 166-179 182-3 185-190 192-8 200-4 206-9 211 213 215-227 229-236 238-241 243-4 246-9 251-8 260-3 266-278 280 282-7 290-4 297-305 307-9 312 314-9 321 323-332 334-341 343-5 347 349 350 352-7 359-365 368-371 373

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BASEBALL - VARIATIONS AND PRINTING DIFFERENCES

1939 Playball (3)
Lower case player's name: 25 Selkirk 30 Dickey 50 Gehringer

1948 Bowman
5 Feller, with smaller white squares on top rather than larger ones (card sheets were gripped with some device during printing)

1949 Bowman (40)
Whitebacks: 6 14 18 33 36
Graybacks: 1 3 11 13 16 17 19 21 24 26-30 32 34 35 39 42 43 46 47 54 59-65 67 69-72
No name on front 98 Rizzuto but with gray background rather than orange

1950 Bowman
205 Goliat, without Copyright on back:

1952 Bowman
1 Berra, clear image as opposed to dull finish

1952 Topps
99 Woodling, with red in upper stars around name

1956 Topps (22)
30 J. Robinson gray back
Commons upgrades needed (better than G)
White back: 40 104 107 113 118 120 125 132 137 139 143 145 147 153-5 162 173
Gray back Upgrades: 56 126 179

1957 Topps
34 Sturdivant, with wide brown block "L" on left side of photo extending to the right side near legs

1962 Exhibit Stat Backs (23)
Need Black stats for: Fox, Koufax, Mays
Need Red stats for: Aaron, Berra, Boyer, Burdette, Cash, Clemente, Colavito, Francona, Gentile, Groat, Kaline, Killebrew, Landis, Malzone, Mantle, Maris, Moon, Musial, Pappas, Spahn

1967 Topps
487 Reynolds, with faint, airbrushed letters after "TOM"
500 Marichal, "L" on back disappears

1975 Hostess
11b Burt Hooton, correct spelling "Hooton" on front
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TOMMY JOHN CARDS AND ODDBALLS
1964 Topps Venezuelan 146
1967 Dexter Press #211
1967-8 Coke cap
1968 Topps Venezuelan 72
1968 Marble
1968 Sports Illustrated 2 by 3 poster
1969 Globe Import Playing card with checkerboard back
1969 Major League Stamp #47
1969 Topps White Sox team poster
1970 Major League Stamp
1970 Superball
1971 Dell Stamp
1971 Kelloggs #74 with 443BB
1971 Topps coin #56
1976 MLB Player patches
1978 Royal Crown Iron Ons
1981 Topps Coca-Cola
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FOOTBALL

1948 Bowman (76)
1-12 15-18 20-4 26-30 33 34 36 39 40 41 42 44 45 47 48 51 53 54 56 57 60 61 62 63 65 66 68 69 71 72 74 75 77 78 80 81 83 84 86 87 89 90 92 93 95 96 98 99 100 102 104 105 107 108

1948-52 Exhibits (32)
Bednarik, Canadeo, Christman, Cifers, Comp, Connor, Coulter, Davis, Dudley, Geri, Harder, Hirsch, Hoerner, Hoernschemeyer, Horvath, Johnson, Justice, LeForce, Lujack, Mastrangelo, Morrison, Perry, Pihos, Pritko, Rhodemyre, Ruby, Schlinkman, Title, Wedemeyer, Younger, Checklist/Bednarik

1952 Bowman small (94)
1-4 7-10 12-17 20-26 28-30 32-3 36-9 41 44-6 48 52 54 56-7 61-6 73-4 78-81 83 85-90 92 94 96-100 102 104-6 111 113-5 117-9 121-4 127-130 132-5 137-141 143-4

1952 Bowman large (108)
1 2 3 6-11 14-8 20-3 25-32 35-41 44-9 55-8 60-5 68 72-3 76 78-86 89 90 94-101 103 105-6 108-120 122-133 135-9 141-2 144

1953 Bowman (22)
1 LeBaron 6 9 15 21 Layne 33 34 35 40 41 42 43 Gifford 46 50 53 Tunnell 58 64 71 73 81 89 93

1955 Topps (6)
16 Rockne 20 Baugh 27 Grange 35 Harmon 68 Four-Horsemen 97 Hutson

1957 Topps (4)
58 Sherman (no name) 94 Berry 138 Unitas 151 Hornung

1961 Fleer (3)
11 Brown 197 Otto 215 Maynard

1962 Fleer - blueback (54)
1-5 9 12 14 16-26 30 32-3 38-40 42-4 46 48-50 59 60 62-3 65-72 74 76 78-80 82 84-7

1962 Topps (4)
1 Unitas 17 Ditka 36 Davis 90 Tarkenton 126 Eagles

1963 Fleer - redback (68)
1-13 15-24 27-8 30 32-4 36-7 39 41 43 45-8 50-1 55-8 60-8 72-81 83-5 87-8

1963 Topps (11)
82 Lilly
Plus Variations (A=purple skies variation with purplish tint to skies rather than blue, B=blue or clear skies and greenish background, the regular cards)
Need A: 1 Unitas 22 Fleming 56 Grier 62 Ditka 86 Starr 92 Kramer 107 Marshall 141 Woodson
Need B: 96 Nitschke

1965 Topps (69)
5 10 11 15 16 17 18 22 24 26 27 29 30 31 33 34 37 38 39 40 42 43 45 46 51 54 55 56 64 65 68 69 71 75 82 84 87 88 89 90 91 94 96 102 104 108 109 111 112 114 118 121 122 124 129 132 133 134 137 138 148 152 155 158 160 161 162 163 166 176

1970 Topps Super Glossy (10)
3 9 10 11 20 23 24 25 29 30

1971 Topps Game Cards (3)
10 Sayers 35 Tarkenton 51 Jurgensen

1971 Topps Pin-Ups (14)
3 4 Namath 9 10 14 17 21 23 24 26 27 28 29 31

1972 Topps 264-298 300-3 306-317 319-351

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BASKETBALL

1970-1 Topps 123 Maravich

1972-3 Topps 110 Havlicek 195 Erving

1971 Globetrotters Cocoa Puffs
1 3-25 27-8

1972 Globetrotters (56)
1 3-21 23 25 27 29-42 44-5 47 49 51-2 57 64-7 70-2 74 77 81 83

UPGRADES - looking for Ex

1970-1 Topps upgrades 17 Johnson 47 Chaney 126 Tresvant 130 Hawkins
1971-2 Topps upgrades 29 Archibald 105 Hawkins 120 Hayes 133 with Alcindor
1972-3 Topps upgrades 1 Chamberlain 25 Robertson 183 McGinnis
1974-5 Topps upgrades 87 Golden State/Barry 113 Bradley 135 DiGregorio 227 San Antonio
1975-6 Topps upgrades 77 Walton 186 Westphal 254 Malone
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HOCKEY

1957-8 Topps Hockey (36)
3 5 7 10 11 12 14 18 20-2 24 26 30 34-51 53 56 61 64-5

1958-9 Topps Hockey (56)
1 2 4 6-11 14-5 17-35 37-52 54-8 60-2 65-6

1959-1965 I can use most all Topps and OPC hockey cards

1965-6 Topps
1-25 27-43 45-9 51-106 108-112 116-128

1966-7 Topps
1-21 23-29 31-51 53-66 68-9 71-85 87-8 92-7 99-106 108-117 119-131

1967-8 Topps
1-90 92-132

1968-9 Topps (68)
1-3 5-10 12 13 16-7 19-21 23 26 28-9 31-4 41-3 45 51-2 56 58-60 62-4 66-9 71-2 74-5 77-80 85 89-91 95-6 100-1 108 111 114 118 121-4 126-7 131-2

1969-70 Topps Hockey (51)
1 4 5 8 11 12 18 22 24 26-30 32-3 35-6 39 44-6 51 54-6 58-63 70 73-4 77 79 88 93 97 99 110 113 116 118 124-6 128 131-2

1970-1 Topps Hockey (56)
1 2 3 6 7 8 11 15 20 22 27 29 31 34-5 37 40 45-6 49-52 55 57 61-3 65 67-8 70-1 75 78-9 84 86 90 95-7 99 100 102-3 106-7 109 110 113-4 120 123 128 131-2

1971-2 Topps - complete

1972-3 Topps Hockey (29)
3 8 14 18 20 22 24 39 49 50 57 61 69 72 90 100 121-4 126 137 140 142 148 160 169 171 175

1975-6 Topps Hockey (44)
9 10 20 30 35 45 102 121 125 128-9 133 144-5 150-1 153 159 163 166 168-9 188-9 193-5 200 204 206 211 218 225 236 238 247 250 260 272 278 288 294 300 314

1976-7 Topps Hockey (11)
80 86 115 127 143 163 LaFleur 170 200 Dryden 213 Orr 215 245

1979-80 Topps Hockey (83)
3 6 7 12 17 18 Gretzky 22-3 32 38 42-4 45-8 50 59 61 64 68 70 77 80 84 86-7 90 97 106 122-3 132-3 135 148 150 152-3 155 157-8 160-2 168 170 172-3 175 Howe 176 180-2 184 185 Hull 191 195 198 200 207 211-3 215-7 223-4 226 230 Bossy 235 242 244 247-9 252-4 257-8 260 262

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T218 - BACK VARIATIONS

I am collecting the different backs to this set and the C52s and any Tolstoi backs. I have at least one card of each of the fronts.
See list below M means Mecca, H means Hassan and the numbers are the factory numbers listed at the bottom of the card. H30, for example, means there is no series designation. Whereas H30 with Series 2 notation means that "Series #2 51-100" needs to be printed on the back. I have 82 duplicates available for any trades.

Dan Ahearne H649
Abe Attell H30 H649
Patsy Brannigan H30 H30 with Series 2 notation
Knock-out Brown M30 M649 H30
Sailor Burke H30 H649
Chas. J. Bacon Jr H30
Walter Bursch M30 H30 with Series 2 notation H30
Frankie Conley M30
Young Corbett M30 M649 H30 H30 with Series 2 notation
Tom Collins H30
Johnny Coulon H30
Leach Cross M649 H30 H649
Albert Cutler (playing) M30
Albert Cutler (portrait) M30
Robert Cloughen M30
C.M. Daniels (head to waist) H30 with Series 2 notation
C.M. Daniels (seated) H30
Dave Deshler M30
Young Donahoe M30 M649 H30 H30 with Series 2 notation
Al Delmont M649
Jem Driscoll M30
Findlay Douglas M30
Ale Dunbar M649
Ray Ewry M30 H649
Charles Eyton M30
Jack Eller M30
W.C. Fielding M30 H30 with Series 2 notation
John Flanagan (full length) M649 H30
John Flanagan (head to waist) H30
R.E. Frizelle H649
Joe Gans M30 H30 H30 with Series 2 notation H649
George Gardiner M30 M649 H30
Andrew Glarner H30 H649
H.E. Gissing M649 H30
S.P. Gilles M30 H649
Gillis (correct) M649 no no
Abe Goodman M30 M649 H30 H30 with Series 2 notation
Charley Griffin H30
Jack Goodman M30 H30 H30 with Series 2 notation
Charles K. Hamilton M30
J.L. Hartranft H30 with Series 2 notation
Johnny Hayes M30 M649 M30 - just series of champion athletes
William Heins M30
Arch Hosey M649
Dick Hyland M30 M649 H30
Harry Haywood Jr. M649 H30
F. Herreshoff M649
Jack Hobens M649
Battling Hurley M30
Hans Holmer M30 M30 - just series of champion athletes M649 - just series of champion athletes
H.J. Handy M30
Willie Hoppe(playing) M649
Willie Hoppe (portrait) M30
Harry Hillman H649
Thomas Hueston M30
Frank C. Irons M30 H649
Joe Jeanette M30 H30 with Series 2 notation
Lee R. Johns M649
Harry Jensen M30 H30 H30 with Series 2 notation
Thure Johansson M30 M30 - just series of champion athletes
James Jeffries - Portrait M30 H30 with Series 2 notation
James J. Jeffries M30 H30
Jack Johnson (front) M30 H30 H30 with Series 2 notation H649
Jack Johnson (side) M649 H30
Joseph Jordan H30
Al Kaufman M30 M649 H30 H30 with Series 2 notation
Patsey Kline M30
W.J. Keating M30 H30
Frank Klaus M30
Stanley Ketchell M649 H30
W.J. Kramer M30 H30
Abel Kiviat M30 M649
Bert Keyes M30 H649
Sam Langford M30 H649
Jerome Keogh M649
Walter Lee M30 H649
Young Loughrey H30 H30 with Series 2 notation H649
Gusta Ljungstrom M30 M649
Harry Lewis M30
Emilo Lunghi H30 H30 with Series 2 notation H649
George Low M30
Willie Lewis H30 H649
Honey Mellody M30 M649 H30 H30 with Series 2 notation
Johnny Marto M30 M649 H649
Lou Manley M30 H30
Packey McFarland H649
J.J. McEntee M30 M649 M30 - just series of champion athletes
Phil McGovern M30 H30
Fred Meadows M30 M649
M.J. McGrath M30 H649
J.B. Moisant M30
Owen Moran H30
Ora Morningstar (playing) M649
Ora Morningstar (portrait) M30
Tommy Murphy M649 H649
Frankie Neil M30 H30 with Series 2 notation
Fighting Dick Nelson M30 M649 H30 with Series 2 notation
Young Nitchie H30 H30 with Series 2 notation
Smythe Northridge H30 H30 with Series 2 notation
Gil Nicholls M30
Battling Nelson M30 H30 H649
George J. Obermeyer M649 H30 with Series 2 notation H649
Philadelphia Jack O'Brien M30 M649 H30
Tommy O'Keefe M30 M649 H30 with Series 2 notation
Billy Papke M30 H30 H30 with Series 2 notation
Paul Pilgrim H30
Lawson Robertson H30
J.A. Ruddy H30
James Rector M30 M649 M30 - just series of champion athletes
Harry Porter M30 H30 H649
UNK Russell M30 M649 H30 with Series 2 notation
W.C. Robbins M30
Harry Sedley Jr. M30 H30
Percy Sellen M30 M649 M30 - just series of champion athletes
E.J. Sweeney M30 - just series of champion athletes
Melvin W. Sheppard (front) M30 H30 H30 with Series 2 notation
Melvin W. Sheppard (side) H30 H649
Alex Smith M649
C.C. Steinert M30 H30 H30 with Series 2 notation
Harry Stone M30 H30
Johnny Summers (standing) M30
Jim Stewart M649
James P. Sullivan H30 H649
Jack Twin Sullivan M30 H30
Mike Twin Sullivan H30 with Series 2 notation
George Sutton (portrait) M30
George Sutton (playing) M649
C.D. Trubenbach M30
Trudenbach error M30
Clarence B. Tippett H30 H30 with Series 2 notation
Eddie Walsh M30 H30
Jimmy Walsh M30 H30 with Series 2 notation H649
Fred Welsh M30
Billy West M30 M649
R.P. Williams H30
Cowboy Charles Weston M30
Ad Wolgast M30 M649
Harold A. Wilson M30 H30
Edward Payson Weston M30 M649 M649 - just series of champion athletes

C52 (Canadian version) - Have the following #s 9 11 19 37 57 59

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OTHER:
1951 Topps Ringside Boxing (2)
49 Murphy 95 Tunney

Also collect Exhibit cards of non-baseball athletes and movie stars. I only have a few right now.

Interested in pre 1970 hobby publications, Need: United States Card Catalog 1939 edition, The New Yorker May 4, 1929
Also interested in older postcards of baseball parks or stadiums, have a few extras to trade.
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CARDS ON MY LIST THAT HAVE REAL SILLY PRICES, TOO EXPENSIVE FOR MY TASTES - A THEORETICAL WANT LIST
1933-4 Goudey 106 Lajoie
1939 Playball UPPER Case name on back: 92 Williams Lower case name on back: 26 DiMaggio
1940 Playball 1 DiMaggio 27 Williams 225 Jackson
1941 Playball 71 Joe DiMaggio
1949 Bowman 50 Robinson 84 Campanella 214 Ashburn 224 Paige 226 Snider
1951 Topps Team cards dated or undated Red Sox, Dodgers, Reds, Giants, Phillies, Cardinals, Senators
1951 Bowman 253 Mantle
1952 Topps 311 Mantle 314 Campy 333 Reese 372 McDougald 400 Dickey 407 Mathews; Blackback 1 Pafko
1952 Topps Gray Backs 131-3 135 137-9 146-152 156 158-161 163-5 167-8 170-1 173-6 179-187 189 190
1954 Bowman 66 Williams
1954 Topps Canadian (Gray backs) 1 3-20 22-40 43 45-6 48-50
1956 Topps Whiteback 135 Mantle, 5 Williams variations: Green and No Line above name
1957 Topps checklists and inserts: Have 1&2 Bazooka and Balony, and Contest May 25. "Need" others
1958 Topps 52 Clemente Yellow team, 433 Herrer
1960 Leaf 58 Smith Team name blacked out
1963 Topps 537 Rose
1967 Topps 581 Seaver
1968 Topps 177 Ryan (Milton Bradley set, bright yellow back), 400 McCormick team name white
1969 Topps White lettter 500 Mantle
EXHIBIT CARDS 1939-46 Averill, Gehrig, Lombardi cordially, Buck NewsoN, Williams 9, 1947-66 Mantle portrait


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