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WANT LIST as of March 2015, always current.
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BASEBALL

1940 Playball
40 Greenberg 175 Mathewson

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

1952 Wheaties (5)
Berra in action, Campanella in action, Campanella portrait, Williams in action, Williams portrait

1952-5 Red Man, no tabs necessary
1952 Red Man (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 Red Man (20)
NL 3 4 5 6 10 11 13 20 21 23 26
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 24-5
AL 4 5 6 8 9 12 17 19 20 22-4

1955 Red Man (31)
NL 3 7 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

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

1978 Hostess Baseball (1)
34 Kuiper

1979 Hostess Baseball (8)
91 Cedeno 94 Erikson 101 Ryan 102 Smith 106 Fisk 121 Murphy 128 Bench 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

(Thinking of working on OPeeChee sets 1978 and earlier also, if I get starter sets or near sets.)
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BASEBALL - VARIATIONS AND PRINTING DIFFERENCES

1939 Playball (5)
Lower case player's name: 7 Doerr 25 Selkirk 30 Dickey 50 Gehringer 56 Greenberg

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 16-7 19 21 24 26-30 32 34-5 39 42-3 46-7 54 59-65 67 69-72
No name on front 98 Rizzuto but with gray background rather than orange

1950 Bowman (3)
Without Copyright on back: 194 Cox 205 Goliat 206 Lopata

1952 Topps
99 Woodling with red in upper stars

1956 Topps
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

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

1971 Topps
202 Reds Celebrate - Type at bottom blotched
237 Cedeno - lower left edge of card border is odd

1975 Hostess
11b Burt Hooton (Correct spelling 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

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FOOTBALL
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 (24)
1 LeBaron 6 9 15 21 Layne 27 33-5 40-2 43 Gifford 46 49 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 (4)
11 Brown 88 Starr 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

1963 Fleer - redback (71)
1-13 15-24 27-8 30-4 36-9 41 43 45-8 50-1 55-8 60-8 71-81 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 55 Katcavage 56 Grier 62 Ditka 86 Starr 92 Kramer 107 Marshall 141 Woodson
Need B: 96 Nitschke

1965 Topps (69)
5 10 11 15-8 22 24 26-7 29-31 33-4 37-40 42-3 45-6 51 54-6 64-5 68-9 71 75 82 84 87-91 94 96 102 104 108-9 111-2 114 118 121-2 124 129 132-4 137-8 148 152 155 158 160-3 166 176

1970 Topps Super Glossy (11)
3 9 10 11 20 23 24 25 28 29 30

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

1973 Topps
273 339 (commons)

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BASKETBALL

1948 Bowman
2 4-6 9-35 37-72

1957 Topps
1-10 12-26 28-80

1961 Fleer
1-13 15-66

1970-1 Topps 123 Maravich

1972-3 Topps 110 Havlicek 195 Erving

1971 Globetrotters Cocoa Puffs
1 3-25 27-8

1972 Globetrotters (60)
1-21 23 25 27 29-45 47 49 51-2 57 64-7 70-2 74 77 79 81-3

UPGRADES - looking for Ex
1970-1 Topps upgrades 17 47 126 130 Hawkins
1971-2 Topps upgrades 29 Archibald 105 Hawkins 120 Hayes 133 with Alcindor
1972-3 Topps upgrades 1 Chamberlain 25 Robertson 183 McGinnis 244 Playoff/Barry
1974-5 Topps upgrades 35 Scott 87 Golden State/Barry 113 Bradley 135 DiGregorio 221 Carolina 227 San Antonio
1975-6 Topps upgrades 77 Walton 166 Wingo 186 Westphal 254 Malone 278 Denver 294 Kenon
1977-8 Topps upgrades 66
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HOCKEY

1957-8 Topps Hockey
1-59 61-2 64-6

1958-9 Topps Hockey
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 26-106 108-113 115-128

1966-7 Topps
1-21 23-29 31-51 53-66 68-9 71-88 90-7 99-106 108-117 119-131

1967-8 Topps
1-90 92-132

1968-9 Topps (70)
1-3 5-10 12 13 16-7 19-21 23 26 28-9 31-4 41-3 45 47 51-2 54 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

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 (50)
9 10 11 20 30 35 45 102 121 125 128-9 133 137 144-5 150-1 153 159 163 166 168-9 183 187-9 193-5 200 204 206 211 218 225 236 238 244 247 250 260 268 272 278 288 294 300 314

1976-7 Topps Hockey (12)
18 80 86 115 127 143 163 LaFleur 170 200 Dryden 213 Orr 215 245

1977-8 Topps Hockey (1)
251 Orr

1979-80 Topps Hockey (84)
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 191 195 198 200 207 211-3 215-7 220 223-4 226 230 Bossy 235 242 244 247-9 252-4 257-8 260 262

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T218
Card fronts needed (1 left):
Golfer: Douglas

I am also collecting the different backs to this set and the C52s and any Tolstoi backs. 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 75 duplicates.
Platt Adams H30
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 M649 H30
Walter Bursch M30 H30 with Series 2 notation H649
Frankie Conley M30
Harry Cline M30
Young Corbett M30 M649 H30 H30 with Series 2 notation
Tom Collins M30 H30 H649
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 H649
John Daly M649
Calvin Demarest M30
Dave Deshler M30
Young Donahoe M30 M649 H30 H30 with Series 2 notation
Al Delmont M649
Jem Driscoll M30
Findlay Douglas M30 M649
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 H649
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 M649 H30
Jimmy Gardner H649
Jack Goodman M30 H30 H30 with Series 2 notation
Charles K. Hamilton M30
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 M649 - just series of champion athletes
Bert Keyes M30 H649
Sam Langford M30 H649
Jerome Keogh M649
Walter Lee M30 H649
Young Loughrey M30 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 M30 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
Frank Riley H30 with Series 2 notation
Lawson Robertson M30 H30
J.A. Ruddy H30 H30 with Series 2 notation
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
Martin Sheridan M30 H649
Harry Stone M30 H30
Johnny Summers (standing) M30
Jim Stewart M649
James P. Sullivan H30 H649
Jack Twin Sullivan M30 H30
Mike Twin Sullivan M30 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
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
1950 Royal Desserts 1 5 6 12-4 16 18-24
1951 Topps Team cards dated or undated Red Sox, Dodgers, Reds, Giants, Phillies, Cardinals, Senators
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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