Last updated June 29, 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. 1966 Topps McCovey #550.
4. Maris with the Cardinals. (1967 OPC 45, Venez 328. 1968 Venez 330, etc)
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?
1962 TOPPS BUCKS: looking for any besides Minoso - because I just got my first beautiful buck!
1962 TOPPS STAMPS PRIORITIES: Colavito, Hodges, LJackson, Javier, Killebrew, Mantle, Maris, Mathews, McCarver, Musial, Sadecki. Thanks to Fitak, Rice, Tipton.
1966 VENEZUELAN TOPPS: I'd like to get the Cardinals. I have 60 Flood, 142 Dennis, 293 Shannon thanks to Rich and Tourdot.
1967 TOPPS: [128 Spiezio error; name missing letters]. [287 any copies of Bart Shirley]. 423 Fence Busters. 544 Indians Team. 563 Adcock. 592 Rookies. 604 Red Sox Team. 605 Shannon. Missing 6 cards and 1 variation. Always interested in miscut Cardinals. THANKS: Hattox for over 100, Goto for 25, Fitak for Maris, Guru for Banks!
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.
1971 TOPPS: BASE SET FINISHED by Schott & Zentkovich! Missing one variation for a master set: 619 checklist with black stripe on helmet but not thin black line]. Thanks to Joel Gyselinck for a hit of nearly 200 cards; thanks also to Cook, Guthrie, Heilenman, Rice, Schock and Wubben for big hits.
1972 TOPPS: BASE SET FINISHED! Missing one variation for a master set: 478 CL with smaller print on front. THANKS: Morganti for Murcer IA (killer), 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.
1974 O-PEE-CHEE TEAM CHECKLISTS: Angels, Cardinals. Missing 2 cards.
1974 TOPPS: I am always accepting any 1974 Topps in ANY quantity and ANY quality (including but not limited to miscuts, ripped, holed, chewed, runover, mustachioed, ink-traded, pocketed, bike-spoked or otherwise loved), as this is my birth year. But as I go along, I will also be kind of keeping track of set-ish progress. So…
1974 TOPPS THREE SET CHALLENGE:
- 2 variations missing from first set are shown in [[[triple brackets]]]
- 17 cards missing from second set are in (parentheses)
1 AARON 6 20 RYAN 70 92 106 151 156 161 201 206 (207 207 RYAN/SEAVER LDR) 246 263 270 280 282 (300 300 ROSE) 304 306 311 312 314 316 317 329 332 334 336 337 (339 339 AS P) 340 341 342 343 348 350 359 360 (363 363 YANKS TEAM) [[[364 GASTON WASHINGTON]]] 372 378 399 402 404 406 408 413 414 416 417 418 419 423 426 427 428 433 436 441 445 447 (456 456 WINFIELD) 459 460 461 463 465 475 476 479 480 482 (483 483 BRAVES TEAM) 484 489 497 500 501 503 505 506 (508 508 EXPOS TEAM) 509 511 517 521 522 528 538 539 540 541 545 553 559 561 567 568 573 575 582 585 592 593 594 599 [[[599 ROOKIE PITCHERS SAN DIEGO SMALL PRINT]]] 601 603 (604 604 ROOKIE IF) 605 606 607 609 610 613 616 617 623 626 627 628 629 630 631 638 643 645 646 655 657 658 659. Missing somewhere around 150 cards to finish three sets. Perhaps when this gets down to under 100ish for three sets, I'll fashion the list to represent four sets. Or five. I don't know.
1974 TOPPS TRADED: Always accepting ANY 74TR in any quantity and any quality. Fifteen sets finished. Missing 15 cards for 20 sets: 59 59 175 186 186 262 269 269 269 269 269 348 348 348 585.
1974 TOPPS TEAM CHECKLISTS: Always accepting ANY 74TC in any quantity and any quality. Inventory coming eventually.
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.
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, Bernie Pulk, 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, Barry Schechter, 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, Neal Thomas, 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. Have you ever sent/given/traded/sold me something and do not see your name on this list? Please let me know and I will remedy that ASAP!