Last updated January 13, 2021.
For a complete list of my OBC gifters and trading partners, jump to the bottom of this page. Thanks to ALL.
TOP FIVE VINTAGE PRIORITIES
1. 1911 T5 Pinkerton Lew Brockett cabinet - or ANY PROOF such item even exists.
2. 1925 Holland Creamery E. R. Shirley.
3. Maris with the Cardinals. (1967 OPC 45, Venez 328. 1968 Venez 330, etc)
4. 1970-72 Topps hits! Help me get out of the 70s!
5. Hostess! ANY Hostess!
(BASE SETS ARE IN BOLD)
The countdown: Just how many cards would it take to complete the base set from each year?
1965 TOPPS EMBOSSED: 1 8 11 19 22 40 52 55 58 65. Missing 10 cards. Thanks to Richard Labs for Aaron, Mays & Killebrew.
1965 TOPPS TRANSFERS: Just got Bob Rodgers, thanks to Sam Taylor!
1966 TOPPS: 70 Yaz. 103 Groat no trade statement under stats. 215 Ldrs. 223 Ldrs. 288 Sutton. 410 Kaline. 526 Twins. 544 Cards Rookies. 550 McCovey. 570 Mahaffey. 583 Tigers Team. 591 BART SHIRLEY! Looking for 10 cards and 1 variation. THANKS: Morganti, Rice and Sherman for over 20 hits each; Conway, Dahms, Mack, Toback, Wubben for great HOFers; and OBC-friendly dealer Dick Zimmerman for over 60 more!
1968 TOPPS: BASE SET FINISHED! VARIATIONS: 49 Senators in yellow. 66 Senators in yellow. 400 white team. 454 small gap between hat and circle. Missing 4 variations. THANKS: Paris for over 40, Stamper for almost 30, Elwell for 7 big hits, Miller for the Aaron & Aaron AS, Fitak for two highs late in the hunt, Christopherson for 65% of the Seaver!
1969 O-PEE-CHEE DECKLE EDGE: Looking for Gibson and Mays. Thanks to Tripler for Flood and McCovey.
1969 TOPPS FINISHED! Always accepting multiple copies of 289 BART SHIRLEY. WHITE LETTERS: have 444 and 491. THANKS: Morganti, Sherman, Stamper, Tysver!
1969 TOPPS DECALS: HAVE Clendenon, Foy, McDowell, Monday, F.Robinson and Short.
1970 TOPPS: 712 RYAN! Down to 1 card (again)! VARIATION: 542 checklist; dark brown bat almost obscures P in TOPPS. Missing 2 cards and 1 variation! THANKS: Miller for Mays, Pike for Reggie, Rice for Clemente, Rich for 5 of the last 8 highs!
1970 TOPPS SCRATCHOFFS: Looking to upgrade McDowell and Yaz with backs attached.
1971 TOPPS: [619 checklist with black stripe on helmet but not thin black line] 664 Reynolds Rks. 700 Boog Powell. 714 Dick Williams. 750 Denny McLain. 751 Al Weis. Missing 5 cards and 1 variation. Thanks to Joel Gyselinck for a hit of nearly 200 cards; thanks also to Cook, Guthrie, Heilenman, Rice, Schock, Wubben for big hits.
1972 TOPPS: [478 CL with smaller print on front]. 700 Bobby Murcer IA. Missing 1 card and 1 variation. THANKS: Pillion and Rich for over 20 hits each, mostly mid/high numbers; and Tysver for the Clemente!
1972 TOPPS POSTERS: 1 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 18 19 22 23 24. Missing 20 posters. Thanks to Carl for the first four!
1973 TOPPS VARIATIONS: 31 gap in black border. 136 pale brown backgrounds. 179 Hoscheit and Noren ears NOT cut. 252 pale orange. 257 brown backgrounds. 280 bandaid on forehead. Looking for 6 variations.
1976 TOPPS TEAM CHECKLISTS (white stock, super-thin, from mail-in sheets): Angels, Athletics, Braves, Brewers, Cardinals, Cubs, Dodgers, Expos, Giants, Indians, Mets, Orioles, Padres, Phillies, Pirates, Rangers, Red Sox, Reds, Royals, Tigers, Twins, White Sox, Yankees. I have one or two of these. Need to find them.
1977 BURGER KING YANKEES: 2 3 8 17 20 23. Missing 6 cards. Thanks to Smart and Straniero.
1977 TOPPS TEAM CHECKLISTS (white stock, super-thin, from mail-in sheets): 18 34 51 74 134 183 Cardinals 211 228 259 287 327 354 387 418 428 442 467 504 518 597 621 647. Missing 22 cards. Thanks to Mike Rumley-Wells for the first four!
1978 BURGER KING ASTROS: 1-15 17 18 19 21 22 and checklist.
1978 BURGER KING RANGERS: starters wanted.
1978 BURGER KING TIGERS: 3 4 6 7 8 9 14 15 16 18 21. Missing 11 cards.
1978 BURGER KING YANKEES: 2 10 15 16 18 20 21. Missing 7 cards.
1978 O-PEE-CHEE: 27 36 49 63 76 81 85 99 126 139 148 [154 Murray RC] 157 162 175 180 227 [242 Reggie RB]. Plus any with traded statements or pose variations (I do have a few of those, but have not yet made a final wantlist. Would need to do some visual research!)
1978 TOPPS 536 red laces variation! Base set complete, but I'll always smile at more 266 Bob Shirley rookies.
1978 TOPPS TEAM CHECKLISTS (white stock, super-thin, from mail-in sheets): if you've got any, check Mike Rumley-Wells' list.
1978 TOPPS ZEST: starter / type card wanted.
1979 BURGER KING PHILLIES: 6 8 9 11 17 18.
1979 BURGER KING YANKEES: FINISHED BY BETZA & STRANIERO ON THE SAME DAY!
1979 TOPPS MASTER SET FINISHED BY KEN MORGANTI! I'll always smile at more 594 Bob Shirley second year cards.
1979 TOPPS COMICS: 2 Rice, 4 Ryan, 11 Carew, 12 REGGIE! Missing 4 comics. Thanks to Moleta for a bunch, and an MLB gum wrapper for these.
1979 TOPPS TEAM CHECKLISTS (white stock, super-thin, from mail-in sheets): starters wanted.
1980 BURGER KING PHILLIES: 17 Espinoza, 21 Reed. TWO TO GO! Thanks to Covello for 8 and Denning for 5!
1980 BURGER KING PITCH HIT & RUN: 17 Reggie, 21 Rose. Missing 2 cards. Thanks to Spike for the near set!
1980 TOPPS VARIATIONS: 387 yellow name. 424 Billy Martin Mgr. 547 yellow name. 597 yellow name. I'll always smile at more 476 Bob Shirley third-year cards.
All other Topps products - oddballs, variations, errors, inserts, etc. I won't ever be able to put up all those wantlists, but for the most part, if I have a starter card, the set is listed. If you've got something Topps or Topps-related, whether it's on this page or not, please let me know.
PLAYERS I COLLECT
I'm an accumulator of many players. Not a priority - set building always comes first. These are just the vintage-card-era guys. The UV page has players from more recent years. I collect all cards of:
A. Lew Brockett, an ancestor/relative of mine. Early 20th century player for New York.
B. Bart, Bob, Mule and Tex Shirley, and ANY other Shirley men of ANY sport. Al, Steve and Tommy were UV-era players. Do you know of any others?
C. Any players of any sport with the last names POE or FITZGERALD, my grandparents' names.
D. Everyone with 500+ home runs in their career: Hank Aaron, Ernie Banks, Jimmie Foxx, Reggie Jackson, Harmon Killebrew, Mickey Mantle, Eddie Mathews, Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Eddie Murray, Mel Ott, Frank Robinson, Babe Ruth, Mike Schmidt and Ted Williams.
E. Everyone with 50 home runs in a season: several of those guys above, plus George Foster, Hank Greenberg, Ralph Kiner, Roger Maris, Johnny Mize and Hack Wilson.
F. Everyone with 4 home runs in a game: Joe Adcock, Rocky Colavito, Ed Delahanty, Lou Gehrig, Gil Hodges, Chuck Klein, Bobby Lowe and Pat Seerey.
G. These three clubs, in any other league - like Josh Gibson, Katsuya Nomura and Sadaharu Oh, for instance.
H. Sam "the Jet" Jethroe, the first Black Boston Brave and 1950 NL ROY.
I. Players born in/around Lawrenceville/Bridgeport IL.
Lyle Judy (born Lawrenceville, MLB 1935, died 1991);
Dummy Murphy (born Olney, MLB 1914, died 1962);
Ollie Pickering (born Olney, MLB 1896-1908, buried Vincennes);
Jack Ryan (born Lawrenceville, MLB 1908-11, died 1949);
Gary Wagner (born 1940 Bridgeport, Bridgeport HS, MLB 1965-70).
Michael Johnson (born Robinson, Robinson HS, drafted 1971)
Walter Wolfe (born Lawrenceville, Lawrenceville HS, drafted 1969).
Other than baseball cards, I collect quite a few non-sport cards, British coins and stamps, United States cents, Fantastic Four comics and some other junk. Got any you wanna trade? Got anything you're looking for?
I'VE RECEIVED CARDS FROM THE FOLLOWING OBC MEMBERS and other associates:
Joe Adriance, Carlos Alcazar, Dan Angland, Anthony Arbeeny, Steve Archibald, Bill Ashton, Mark Atnip, Dan Austin, Bob Bannon, Robert Bard, Jerry Barnes, Donnie Barnett, Gary Beard, Jim Beauchemin, Don Berg, Rob Bessette, Brian Betza, Paul Biggs, Tom Biggs, Greg Bowers, Jake Brewer, Jim Brockett, Geordie Calvert, Cesar Capio Jr., Mike Cavallaro, Rob Chadwick, Bob Chapman, Phil Chmielewski, Jason Christopherson, Glenn Codere, Jerry Coker, Greg Conway, Andy Cook, Bob Corvello, Nick Covello, Dakota Cox, Jim Craig, Bob D'Angelo, John Dahms, Colleen Dearborn, Dick DeCourcy, Doug DeJong, Wayne Delia, Jeff Delott, Joe Denning, Mike Diamanti, Terry Dietrick, Mike Dillon, Richard Dingman, Ryan Distelrath, Sal Domino, Bob Donaldson, J+M Donaldson, Jack Downs, Joe Duffy, Scott Duguid, Kyle Dworchak, Scott Earle, Gord Ellis, Jake Elwell, Ron Estes, Bob Farrell, Tim & Linda Fitak, Rob Fitts, Joel Freedman, Mike Galbreath, Larry Gersbach, Mark Gilmore, Rob Gioia, Mike Glasser, Spike Glidden, Ken Goetsch, Kent Goto, John Scott Gray, Barney Greenway, Erik Greenwood, Randy Griffin, Walker Guthrie, Joel Gyselinck, Holiday Hack, Stan Hack, John Harrell, Jim Hatch, Brock Hattox, JD Heckathorn, Matt Heilenman, Greg Henthorn, Steve Hitzeman, Ron Hoehne, Mark Holland, Dave Hornish, Jerry Hosking, Tom Housley, Andy Huntoon, Ed Hutchinson, Joe Isaac, Peter Iversen, Mike Jackson, Scott Jensen, Rick Johnson, Kurt Jones, Andrew Kamholz, James Keenum, Ryan & Mary Keister, Earl Kilbourn, Richard Kimball, Dennis Kleintop, Randy Kniffin, Chris Kodl, Richard Labs, Larry Leonard, John Leroux, Josh Levine, Brian "Tony" Levinson, Brian Lindholme, Dave Luciano, Ray Luurs, Rick Lyons, Nate Mack, Mike Mackie, Bill Malson, Gary Mandell, Steve Manson, John Marsili, Kevin Martens, Bill Massey, Tom Massimo, Ed McAdams, Russell McBride, Mike McCann, Sean McGowan, John McLaughlin, Peter Mead, Marshall Merims, John Metzger, Greg Miller, Lynn Miller, James Moleta, Kent Montgomery, George Moore, Howard Morgan, Ken Morganti, John Morrison, Mike Mroz, Bob Neill, Rich Niessen, Kit Okamuro, Kevin O'Neill, Chuck Paris, Jimmy Parker, Steve Parr, Nick Pelletier, Ron Perry, Robert Pigeon, Ed Pike, Ken Pillion, Patrick Prickett, Grant Rainsley, Bob Reed, Don Rice, Mike Rich, Steve Rittenberg, Jennifer Roach, Tim Rooks, Mike Rumley-Wells, Jeff Sackmann, Chuck Salek, Michael Salinsky, Steve Sankner, OBC Santa, Bob Saxton, Jon Schafer, Taylor Schock, Ed Schott, Sean Schuettpelz, Mike Selleck, Wes Shepard, Don Sherman, My wife, Jim Silva, Jeremy Simons, Jeff Sinclair, Shawn Smart, Doug Smith, John Stamper, Rob Stapleton, Erick Steen, Will Steffe, Jerry Straniero, Keith Summers, Ken Swank, Mark Talbot, Sam Taylor, Jimi Thayer, Guru Larry Tipton, David Toback, Bob Tompkins, Shawn Torrez, Kurt Tourdot, Chris Tripler, Jay Tysver, T.J. Valacak, George Vrechek, Geno Wagner, Art Wainwright, Steve Washburn, Father Pat Wattigny, Ed Watts, Brandon Wax, Randy Welk, Lee Weller, Marshall West, Anson Whaley, Andrew White, Jeff Whitworth, Jim Wiehe, Mike Wierzbicki, Carl Woodrome, Mac Wubben, Matt Yudt, Chris Zacharko, Mark Zentkovich, Brad Zickefoose, Dick Zimmerman and Larry Zurawski. Thanks to all.