George Vrechek's Wantlist

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WANT LIST as of April 2014, always current.
If you find something on my list, I'll sure try to find something on your list.
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T218
What a great set!
Card fronts needed (9 left):
Track: Kiviat
Bowler: Dunbar
Golfers: Douglas, Nicholls
Pool: Daly, Hoppe - portrait, Cowboy Weston
Fighters: Fighting O'Keefe, Mike Sullivan
I am also collecting the many different backs to this set and the C52s. Please email me for a matrix of the 390 cards I need. I have 45 duplicates available for trade.

BASEBALL

1938 Goudey Heads-Up (This shouldn't be too hard. I only need 46 more!)
241-253, 255-270, 272-288

1940 Playball
40 Greenberg 120 Johnson 175 Mathewson 218 Millies

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

1950 Royal Desserts (15)
1 5 6 9 12-4 16 18-24

1951 Topps Team cards (7) dated or undated
Red Sox, Dodgers, Reds, Giants, Phillies, Cardinals, Senators

1952 Wheaties (8)
Campanella, Roe, Williams - both poses of each for all 3 players, Berra and Rizzuto in action only

1952-5 Red Man - just started these sets - no tabs necessary
1952 (24)
Stengel, Durocher, Berra, DiMaggio, Gordon, Fain, Feller, Fox, Groth, Kiner, Kell, McDougald, Maglie, Mays, Pierce, Musial, Roberts, Schoendienst, Slaughter, Stephens, Snider, Wertz, Spahn, Williams
1953 (34)
NL 3 4 5 6 10 11 12 13 15 19-24 26
AL 1 2 5 6 8 10 11 14-23 25 26
1954 (43)
NL 1-8 10 11 13-5 17 18-25
AL 1-12 14-5 17 19 20 22-5
1955 Need all BUT Harshman

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

1953 Johnston Cookies 21 Mathews
1954 Johnston Cookies 2-10 12-4 16 18 20-3 25-6 28 30 33-4 36-7 39 41 47-8 Lacks
1955 Johnston Cookies 1-14 16-9 21-7 29 31-41 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

1963 Post (10)
15 Mantle 16 Maris 30 Thomas 61 Adair 80 Yaz 86 Lumpe 119 Davis 128 Kasko 172 Williams 187 Aspromonte

1977 Topps Cloth Stickers - American League team puzzle, bottom three pieces

1978 Hostess Baseball (2)
26 Kingman 34 Kulper

1979 Hostess Baseball (11)
91 Cedeno 94 Erikson 101 Ryan 102 Smith 105 Bailor reversed negative and correct 106 Fisk 121 Murphy 125 Winfield 128 Bench 144 Rose

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BASEBALL - VARIATIONS AND PRINTING DIFFERENCES

1939 Playball (11)
Lower case player's name: 7 Doerr 25 Selkirk 30 Dickey 48 Gomez 50 Gehringer 51 Ott 53 Hubbell 56 Greenberg 82 Klein 99 Berger 109 Hoag

1948 Bowman
5 Feller without small white squares on top

1949 Bowman (49)
Whitebacks: 6 14 18 22 33 36
Graybacks: 1 3 7 10-13 16-7 19 21 23-4 26-32 34-5 39 42-4 46-7 54-5 57 59-65 67-72
Name on front 85 Mize
No name on front 98 Rizzuto but with gray background rather than orange

1950 Bowman (6)
Without Copyright on back: 187 Stringer 188 E.Johnson 194 Cox 205 Goliat 206 Lopata 219 Bauer

1956 Topps
30 J. Robinson gray back
Commons upgrades needed (better than G)
White back: 40 59 104 107 113 118 120 122 124-5 132 137 139 143 145 147 153-5 162 172-3
Gray back Upgrades: 56 126 179

1962 Exhibit Stat Backs (24)
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, Pinson, Spahn

1967 Topps
500 Marichal "L" on back disappears

1975 Hostess
11b Burt Hooton (Correct spelling on front)

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FOOTBALL
1948-52 Exhibits (49)
Albert, Barwegan, Bednarik, Canadeo, Christman, Cifers, Conerly, Connor, Coulter, Davis, Dottley, Dudley, Fears, Geri, Harder, Hirsch, Hoerner, Hoernschemeyer, Horvath, Johnson, Justice, Layne, LeForce, Lujack, Mastrangelo, McColl, Matson, Morrison, Perry, Pihos, Pritko, Ratterman, Rhodemyre, Ruby, Rykovich, Schlinkman, Sitko, Standlee, Taliaferro, Title, Trippi, Tripuka, Tunnell, Wedemeyer, Williams, Young, Younger, Checklist/Bednarik

1952 Bowman small (105)
1-4 6-10 12-17 20-26 28-30 32-4 36-9 41 43-6 48 52 54 56-7 61-6 71 73-4 76-83 85-90 92 94 96-100 102 104-6 109 111 113-9 121-4 127-135 137-141 143-4

1952 Bowman large (109)
1 2 3 6-11 14-8 20-3 25-32 34-41 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 (35)
1 3 6 8 9 15 21 26-7 31 33-5 40-3 46 48 49 50 53 56 58 64 67 69 71 73 81 87 89 91 93 95

1955 Topps (8)
16 Rockne 20 Baugh 27 Grange 29 Nomellini 35 Harmon 56 Nevers 68 Four-Horsemen 97 Hutson

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

1961 Fleer (10)
11 Brown 30 Unitas 88 Starr 90 Hornung 95 Kramer 155 Kemp 188 Flores 197 Otto 200 Duncan 215 Maynard

1961 Topps
18 Bears with yellow blotch

1962 Fleer - blueback (59)
1-6 9 10 12 14 16-26 28 30 32-3 38-40 42-4 46-50 59-63 65-72 74 76 78-80 82 84-7

1962 Topps (5)
1 Unitas 17 Ditka 36 Davis 88 Gabriel 90 Tarkenton

1963 Fleer - redback (72)
1-13 15-24 26-8 30-4 36-9 41 43 45-8 50-1 55-8 60-8 71-81 83-5 87-8

1963 Topps
82 Lilly
Plus Variations (A=purple skies variation with purplish tint to skies rather than blue, B=blue or clear skies and greenish background
Need A: 1 8 18-20 22-3 37 44 52 55-6 59 62 74-5 77 79 80 82 86 90 92 95 103 107 110 117 125 129 130 136 140-1 146-7 150 152-4 160-2 166
Need B: 76 82 83 96 98 158

1965 Topps (78)
5 10 11 15-8 22 24-7 29-31 33-4 37-40 42-3 45-7 51 54-6 62 64-5 68-9 71-2 75 77 82 84 87-94 96 101-2 104 108-9 111-2 114 116-8 121-2 124 129 132-4 137-8 148 152 155 158 160-3 166 173 176

1966 Topps
15 Funny Ring Cklist

1966 Philadelphia
31 Butkus

1968 Topps Stand-ups
Need all but Grabowski and Graham

1970 Topps Super Glossy
1-25 27-33

1971 Topps Game Cards (39)
1 2 4 6 7 Simpson 8-11 13 15-6 19 20 23-5 27-31 33-5 37 Unitas 38-9 41-2 43 Bradshaw 44-5 48-53

1974 Topps Team checklist copyright variations (just figured out I still need these) (10 cards)
On the back at the bottom of the card there is either one or * two **
Need these cards with one*: Falcons, Bills, Broncos, Packers, Chiefs, Vikings, Giants, Raiders
Need these with two **: Cardinals, Chargers

1974 Fleer Hall of Fame
need all BUT Baugh, Donovan, Graham, Hewitt, Hinkle, Turner

1975 Fleer Hall of Fame
1-84 - need the set
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BASKETBALL

1970-1 Topps 123 Maravich
1972-3 Topps 195 Erving

1971 Globetrotters Cocoa Puffs
1 3-28

1972 Globetrotters
1-47 49 51-72 74-84

UPGRADES - mostly commons, mine are pretty crummy so VG would be a big upgrade
1970-1 Topps upgrades 21 60 79 121 126 130 144
1971-2 Topps upgrades 29 48 106 113 200 212
1972-3 Topps upgrades 1-4 6 7 9 25 38 41 49 50 54 58 69 70 88 93 98 107-8 111 113 113 118 123 125 137 139 179 183 190-1 199 203 214 221 227-8 231-4 239 244 247 256
1973-4 Topps upgrades 1 6 13 27 29 32 35-6 39 46 59 54-5 72 74 77 85 102 130-1 148 152 159 173-4 193 195 201 223 229 230 241 252
1974-5 Topps upgrades 44 61 76 87 106 113 115 119 135 141 182 208 221 227 239 247
1975-6 Topps upgrades 27 50 77 127 156 186 214 235 250 254 263 267 272 278 293 294 302 305 318 320
1976-7 Topps upgrades 28 31 45 47 69 125 141
1977-8 Topps upgrade 131
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HOCKEY

I can use any pre-1968 cards, although I'm working on the newer sets first

1968-9 Topps (113)
1-13 16-7 19-21 23-4 26-37 39-47 51-2 54 56 58-75 77-81 85-105 107-119 121-7 129-132

1969-70 Topps Hockey (54)
1 4 5 8 11 12 18 22 24 26-30 32-3 35-6 39 44-6 51 54-63 70 73-4 77 79 88-9 93 97 99 109 110 113 116 118 124-6 128 131-2

1970-1 Topps Hockey (69)
1 2 3 6 7 8 11 15 20 22 27 29 31 33-5 37 40 45-6 48-53 55 57 60-5 67-8 70-2 75 78-9 81 84 86 90-1 94-100 102-3 106-110 113-4 120-1 123 125 128 131-2

1972-3 Topps Hockey (56)
3 8 12 14 16 18-20 22-4 29 31 33 39 42 47 49 50 57 61 66 68-9 72 74 79 83 88-90 95-6 100 107 115-6 121-4 126 137 140-2 148-9 151 155 157 160 163 169 171 175

1975-6 Topps Hockey (98)
9 10 11 14-5 20 23-4 27-31 34-5 44-5 47 52 57 59 60 62 74 102 104 120-3 125 127-130 133-5 137 141 144-5 150-1 153 158-160 163 166 168-170 183 187-9 193-5 200 204 206 211 217-8 223 225 234 236 238 244 247 250 260 262-3 266 268 272 275 277-8 281 286 288 292 294-5 300 302 305 307-8 311-2 314

1976-7 Topps Hockey (89)
1 2 4 5 10 17-20 23 29 44-6 50 54-6 59-61 64-5 72 77 80 83 86 89 90 92 96 106 110 113 115 117 124 127 132-4 137-8 140-7 149 150 152 156 160 163 166-7 169 170 172-3 176 179 183 188 192-3 196 200 212-8 221 223 231 245 248 251 253-5 263

1977-8 Topps Hockey (2)
75 Barons Team 251 Orr

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OTHER:
1951 Topps Ringside Boxing (2)
49 Murphy 61 Mead (ug) 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
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
1949 Bowman 50 Robinson 84 Campanella 214 Ashburn 224 Paige 226 Snider
1951 Bowman 253 Mantle
1952 Bowman Clear image as opposed to dull finish 1 Berra
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
FOOTBALL: 1948 Bowmans, 1972 Topps 264-298 300-3 306-317 319-351 (I'm skipping these for some reason.)




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