James Moleta's Wantlist

James Moleta's Wantlist

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James Moleta's Latest Wantlist: 8/5/20

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My primary love is baseball, so those sets are listed first after all of the introductory fanfare. After baseball, you'll also spot basketball, football, non-sports, and my "book challenges." Thanks for looking!

Newest Lists - 1973 & 1980 Topps baseball, 66 Topps Batman, 71 Topps FB, 71 Fleer Globetrotters, 77 & 79 Fleer FB, 55 Bowman FB, 73 Kellogg's

Sets Close to Completion (realistically or otherwise):
34 Goudey - need 13: 7 lo HOF/6 hi
40 Play Ball - now down to 9!
49 Bowman - 3 left (Jackie, Satch, Ashburn)
54 Bowman - #66 Williams
54 Red Man - need variation #9 Philley/Cleveland & NL19 Bell
55 Red Man - need 2: Berra & Doby
56 Topps Master - 1 WHITE BACK to go: 135Mantle
58 Topps YL/YT variation - 1 left (Clemente)
59 Fleer - 1 left #68 Ted Signs
69-70 Topps Basketball - 1 left (Alcindor RC)
69 Topps white letter variations: 486 500 (a true "white" whale)
70 Kellogg's - down to one: 27Clemente
72-73 Topps Basketball - 4 left (3 I can afford and Dr. J)
77 BK Yankees - 1 left (Piniella)

All sets are "I NEED" lists EXCEPT T205 Yankees, 48-9 Leaf, & 69T 4 in 1 FB stamps. Condition? Unless specified, any untrimmed card is great!

Any card #'s in parentheses should be in the mail.

T205 Yankees (b.5/25) I HAVE: Austin, Fisher, Gardner, Hemphill, Knight, Quinn, Vaughn, Wolter

T205 backs I NEED: American Beauty green, Broadleaf, Drum, Hassan F30, Hindu

1934 Goudey: 1 6 19 23 27 37 61 77 80 83 84 89 90

1934 Diamond Stars: any untrimmed are OK
2 11 14 18 27 28 36 39 50 54 60 62-64 75 77 81 88 95 97-100 102-107

1935 Goudey 4-in-1 with any back version (listed by name of player in upper left)
Fox, Hayes, Hudlin, Koenig, Mahaffey, Ruffing, Ruth, Schuble, Traynor, Wilson

1940 Play Ball
27Ted 30Berg 38Doerr 40Greenberg 41Gehringer 168Wagner 175Matty and hi#s: 223Jennings 235McGraw

40PB upgrades from trimmed to anything untrimmed: 187 193 197 201 226 227

1947 Signal Oil Demaree - I am interested in any; only have 33 different plus a few dupes

1948-9 Leaf Baseball(Have List)
I HAVE: 10 14 17 22 26 27 28 29 31 32 39 42 47 49 50 53 56 57 59 61 65 72 73 77 82 84 86 91 95 97 102 106 111 117 125 128 136 139 159

1949 Bowman (started 3/01!)
50J.Robinson 214Ashburn 224Paige

1952 Topps (never thought I'd do this, and now I'm down to high numbers!)
311 312 314 317 319-322 324 330 332 333 336 339-341 344 346-348 350 352-356 360-362 364 368 369 371 374-377 380 382 386 388 389 392 395 396 398 400 401 403 404 406 407

1952-55 Red Man - thanks to Greg Miller for a start (12/14) on these beautiful sets!
(as of 11/16, these have all been converted to "want" lists)
1952:
AL Williams
NL Mays, Musial

1954: base done 12/17(last=Erskine); need two variations
AL 9-Philley(Cleveland) & NL 19-Bell

1955:
AL 16-Berra 18-Doby

1954 Dan Dee - any condition OK - I need:
3-Cooper 4-Doby 7-Friend 11-Hodges 17-Mantle 24-Snider 26-Surkont 29-Wynn

1955 Topps Double Headers I need (any still in one piece):
5/6 15/16 21/22 25/26 27/28 31/32 37/38 39/40 41/42 43/44 45/46 51/52 55/56 59/60 63/64 65/66 67/68 69/70 73/74 79/80 81/82 85/86 89/90 91/92 95/96 97/98 105/106 107/108 109/110 111/112 113/114 115/116 119/120 123/124 125/126 127/128 129/130

1956 Topps back variations
GRAY - Have All! Finished 6/17
WHITE I need: 135Mantle

1957 Topps: OBC thanks so far to Fitak, Tobackx3, Levinson, Gershx2, Chapman, Schockx2, Donaldson, Brewer, Mead, Thayer, Morganti, Schottx2, Rumley-Wellsx2, Whitex5, Salinsky, Jensen, Arbeeny, Kodl, Archibald, Prickettx2, Glidden, Woodrome, Fitts, Domino, Delia, Chapman, Rittenberg

7Aparicio 10Mays 20Aaron 30Reese 37 38Fox 55Banks 59DWilliams 93 95Mantle 108 111 114Braves 117 125Kaline 140 145 147 153 166 171RSox 180 183Cubs 185 214Phils 228 230Kell 235 252 255 264 265 270Senators 272 275Indians 283 284 285 290 295 302Koufax 306 312Kubek 317Giants 325 328Brooks 338Bunning 368 387 391 397

1958 Topps Variations (any condition)
Yellow Team Name: 52-Clemente

1959 Fleer - Thanks to Richard Hankins for a huge start!
68Ted Signs

1960 Bell Brand Dodgers - any untrimmed are OK
need: 4 6 11 12 15 17

1960 Union Oil - need one: Ripplemeyer

1961 Bell Brand Dodgers - any untrimmed
need: 3 5 8 9 19 22 24 32 37 38 43 51

1961 Golden Press - any untrimmed
3Ruth 13Sisler 21Baker 30Speaker 32Wagner

1961 Post - I wouldn't mind assembling the lowest grade Post sets ever seen! ANY partially recognizable card is great!
5 23 36Colavito 58Bell 69Triandos 71Pappas 73 93 94 106 115Farrell 116Owens 129Groat 132 191 193

1961 Nu-Card Scoops - any shape is OK - born 3/2020 - hits from MRWx2, Guru, Arch, Ant, Henthorn, Gersh!
403 404 408 409 411 414 416-422 424 427 428 431 433 434 436 441-443 446 448 449 451 452 455 457 461 462 465 467 472-474 479 480

1962 Bell Brand Dodgers - any untrimmed
need: 3 19 24 30 32 37 53

1963 Post/Jello (Jello preferred, as most of what's left is rare in Post) - Same stringent condition requirements as the 61 set :-)
48McAuliffe 61Adair 100Osteen 108Haller 119WDavis 128Kasko 172BWilliams 174Hubbs 187Aspro 199Kanehl

1964 Topps Giants upgrades to VG/EX or better 7Ford 45Causey

1968 Atlantic Oil - need in any shape:
Bunning Gibson Oliva B.Robinson Scott Swoboda Agee Banks Davis Etchebarren Fairly Freehan McGraw Osteen Williams Wilson

1969 OPC - Mac started me awhile back by OBC rules when he sent me a pair. :) I picked up a beater lot, got a few more hits from OBC, and now here's my w/l:
1 2 8 9 10 80 82 93 95 117 120 126 130 147 160 162 163 164 165 166 171 190 214

1969 Topps white letters: 486 500

1969 Milton Bradley (on the back, red #1's do NOT have a horizontal base)
OBC Thanks to Shepard (huge starter), Freedman (13), Cook(10), Labs(12), Fitak(2) Santa Delia '19(12 + 5), Stamper(26) JSG (12) & Denning(2)!

Aaron, R.Allen, F.Alou, Alvis, Aparicio, Bateman, Beckert, Bench, Berry, Blasingame, Bonds, Boyer, Bradford, Briggs, Brock, Buchek, Callison, Cardwell, Carew, Chance, Charles, Clemente, Cline, Cox, Donaldson, Drabowsky, Flood, Green, Hansen, B.Harrelson, Hart, Held, Hiatt, Hiller, Holtzman, Horlen, Howard, Howser, Hundley, Hunter, A.Jackson, R.Jackson, Jarvis, Jimenez, D.Johnson, L.Johnson, C.Jones, Kaat, Kaline, Killebrew, Krause, Lolich, Matchick, Mathews, Mays, Mazeroski, McBean, Menke, Nash, Niekro, Odom, Osteen, Pagan, G.Perry, J.Perry, Phoebus, Quilici, Rader, Br.Robinson, F.Robinson, Rojas, Rose, Sadecki, Santiago, Schaal, Shamsky, Snyder, Spangler, Stanley, Stargell, Stottlemyre, Sutton, Swoboda, Tiant, Veale, Versalles, Ward, R.White, Williams, Wood

Also 69 MB - I need all team cards EXCEPT Angels, Athletics, Royals, Senators, Tigers, Twins

1970 Kellogg's - any shape - Thanks to JSG for 10 hits, Peter Mead for 4, Levine for Mays and Ken M for 2! Fitak four also!
27Clemente

1970 Topps Scratchoff UPGRADES (these are merely halves, so anything intact is an upgrade!)
Aaron, McDowell, Piniella, Seaver, Wynn

1971 Fleer WS: (black ink backs): #69 & #72-end

1973 Topps #3 This birth year endeavor will be as OBC as possible. I have Schmidt, Ryan, and many of the hi# thanks to OBC! That said, I have a loooong way to go. Any Topps card printed in 1973 will fit in this set!
1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 37, 38, 40, 42, 43, 45, 46, 47, 49, 50, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 63, 67, 68, 70, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 87, 88, 89, 91, 92, 93, 95, 96, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 118, 119, 120, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 156, 157, 158, 159, 160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 166, 169, 171, 172, 173, 174, 176, 177, 178, 179, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 188, 189, 190, 191, 192, 194, 195, 196, 197, 198, 199, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 216, 217, 218, 219, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230, 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 238, 239, 240, 241, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 247, 248, 249, 250, 251, 253, 254, 256, 259, 261, 262, 263, 266, 267, 269, 271, 272, 273, 275, 276, 277, 278, 279, 280, 281, 282, 283, 285, 286, 287, 288, 289, 290, 292, 293, 294, 295, 297, 300, 301, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 317, 318, 319, 320, 321, 323, 324, 325, 326, 328, 329, 330, 331, 332, 333, 334, 335, 337, 338, 340, 341, 343, 344, 346, 347, 348, 349, 350, 351, 352, 354, 355, 358, 359, 360, 362, 363, 364, 365, 366, 367, 368, 369, 370, 371, 372, 373, 374, 375, 376, 377, 378, 379, 380, 381, 382, 383, 384, 385, 386, 388, 389, 390, 391, 392, 393, 394, 395, 397, 398, 399, 400, 401, 402, 403, 405, 406, 407, 408, 409, 410, 411, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 418, 419, 420, 421, 422, 423, 424, 425, 426, 427, 428, 430, 431, 432, 433, 435, 436, 437, 438, 439, 440, 441, 442, 443, 444, 445, 446, 447, 448, 449, 450, 451, 452, 454, 455, 456, 457, 458, 460, 461, 462, 463, 464, 465, 466, 467, 468, 469, 470, 471, 472, 474, 475, 476, 477, 478, 479, 481, 482, 483, 484, 485, 486, 487, 488, 489, 490, 491, 492, 493, 494, 495, 496, 497, 498, 499, 500, 501, 502, 503, 504, 505, 506, 507, 508, 509, 510, 512, 513, 514, 515, 516, 517, 518, 519, 520, 521, 522, 523, 524, 525, 526, 527, 528, 529, 530, 532, 535, 536, 537, 539, 540, 541, 542, 544, 545, 547, 549, 550, 551, 552, 553, 556, 558, 559, 560, 561, 562, 563, 564, 565, 566, 568, 569, 571, 574, 575, 576, 577, 578, 580, 585, 586, 587, 589, 591, 592, 595, 596, 598, 599, 600, 602, 603, 604, 605, 607, 608, 609, 610, 611, 613, 614, 616, 617, 624, 626, 627, 628, 629, 631, 632, 633, 634, 638, 640, 641, 642, 643, 644, 646, 648, 650, 651, 652, 653, 654, 655, 656, 658, 659, 660

1973 Kellogg's ("Pro Super Stars") - b.4/2020
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 19 20 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 33 34 35 38 39 40 42 43 44 47 49 50 51 52 54

1973 Johnny Pro Orioles - thanks to Mead for my first three!
1 2 3fielding 5(both) 6 7 8 10 12 13 14 15 22(both) 23 26 34 35

1973 OPC - any condition; thanks to Jay Tysver for getting me started 05/16 and to Linda Fitak for repeated hits! Rick Lyons sends 15 w/ 8 hi# on my bday! Greg Henthorn nearly replicates Lyons on my next bday (13 w/ 8 hi#)!
1 7 50 63 69 90 100 130 142 145 150 165 174 175 190 193 199 206 208 213 219 220 230 245 254 272 274 278 281 286 290 293 296 300 305 313 314 322 325 330 342 350 367 377 379 380 393-395 399 448 453 457 462 464 465 474-477 479 485 491 493 497 498 503 504 509 517 520 524 525 533 535 536 538-541 547-550 554 560 562 564 572 574 575 579 583 585 586 588 589 591 592 596 598 599 602 604 605 607-609 611-613 615 620 621 635 638 642 648 650 654 658

1977 Burger King Yankees: 23Piniella (11 hits from Shawn Smart 7/13!)

1979 OPC - huge starter from Bob Chapman & lots of help from Linda F, Rick L & Joe D:
8 16 22 41 51 52 80 102 105 109 114 132 142 143 148 151 157 160 166 167 171 179 184 203 210 261 342 350 360 369 370

1980 Topps#2 - I've been told that my list is getting tough to hit...if you agree, please take aim at this list (or check my UV page.)
1 2 4 5 6 14 17 18 25 26 29 30 33 36 37 40 45 46 49 52 54 55 56 57 59 67 70 73 77 83 85 88 89 90 91 96 100 102 104 105 108 109 114 116 118 120 121 123 125 129 130 131 132 137 139 140 146 150 152 167 169 170 171 179 182 185 194 196 200 201 202 203 204 205 210 212 223 225 230 231 232 235 236 240 241 245 249 250 253 262 264 266 269 272 273 278 280 283 286 290 292 295 296 298 300 301 303 305 310 311 313 315 320 321 322 323 325 334 335 340 341 346 348 350 356 358 359 360 362 377 378 383 389 390 392 394 395 396 397 400 402 411 412 414 416 418 421 423 424 431 436 437 438 439 440 443 447 448 450 453 455 457 458 459 460 464 465 466 468 470 473 474 477 479 480 485 486 487 490 491 495 505 508 510 511 521 522 526 533 535 536 538 540 543 544 548 552 553 555 560 563 566 569 570 571 575 577 579 580 584 585 586 587 590 595 599 600 601 604 605 610 612 613 620 621 623 624 625 626 627 628 629 631 641 643 646 650 651 655 658 660 661 667 668 681 682 684 685 689 690 693 695 698 701 705 709 711 714 720 721

FOOTBALL SETS

1955 Topps All-American - any shape - started 12/16 - 1st OBC hit from Hitzx2 and two more from Talbot! Also 1 from JSG! 6 from Elwell! 4 from Ant! 2 from Larry L! 3 from Jimi!
6 13 16 20 21 27 29 36 37 38 56 68 100

1955 Bowman - any shape - started 4/20 - OBC hits from Levinson, Dejong, Chapmanx2, Keenumx2, Prickett, Rittenberg, Jensen, Kodl, Salinsky!
7 8 17 18 25 26 31 32 35 37 38 44 45 53 60 65 68 69 71 72 75 76 80 82 84 85 87 89 93 94 97 99 101 102 103 105 106 108 110 111 112 117 119 120 125 126 130 132-134 136-142 145 150-155 157 160

1966 Philadelphia - any shape - started 12/17 - 50 card hit from Thayer 8/18! 10 from Labs 6/19! Jim Brown from Levinson!
3 21 24 31 38 40 58 61 63 79 87-89 114 115 127 144 150 153 160 170 181

1967 Philadelphia (yellow borders)- any shape - started 4/18 - two dozen from Joe D!
1 23 28 43 53 55 57 75 79 81 82 112 132 152 155 156 167 179 185 190

1969 Topps 4-in-1 HAVE LIST! HAVE LIST! HAVE LIST! according to player in upper left corner:
Allison, D.Anderson, Baker, Bowie, Coan, Griese, Hill, C.Johnson, W.Johnson, King, Lamonica, Lang, Mitchell, J.Otto, Stallings, J.Wilson

1971 Topps FB (b.6/20) - started with a stack of ~40 and a handful of stars, then Levinson traded me a Bradshaw! Also got help from Levinson(againx3), Labsx2, Talbot, Elwell, Archibald, Salek, Dahmsx2, Luurs, Krolewicz, Henthorn, Donaldson, Salinskyx2, Orzoff, Domino!
10 11 28 36 53 59 70 71 76 79 81 100 101 103 105 107 110 112 117-119 121 126 128 129 131 133 134 136 138 139 142-145 147 151 152 154 157 158 165 170 171 174-176 181 184 186 188 190 192 194 200 202-205 207 209 211 214-217 219-221 225 227 230 232-242 245 247-250 252 255 260 261

1972 Topps FB: 1st OBC hit from Dan Angland; others from Lindholme, R.Johnson (14 SUPER hits!), Glasser & Labs (2 hi each!), Heilenman, Stamper, Valacak, Goto, Rich (Bradshaw & Namath!), Talbotx2, Silva, Craig, Cook, Hutch, Fitak & Arbeeny (a hi# each), and a bunch of hi#s from The Fuge! Staubach RC from Thayer! Manning RC from Rice! Huge high hit from Hanson! Hi#C.Franklin!
265-268 270-275 277 279-281 285 291 293 294 296 299 308 316 326 328 330 334-336 338 341 343 348 351

1977 Fleer FB: (b.7/20)
2 5 7 8 13 14 15 19 22-25 27-38 41 46 47 52-55 57 58 60-63 66 67

1979 Fleer FB: (b.6/20)
2-35 37-44 46-56 58 61 64-66 69

BASKETBALL SETS - Thanks in large part to OBC, my 69-70 (minus 1) & 70-71 sets are finished, as well as 73-74 (most via trade w/ Greg Miller), 76-77, and 78-79 (100% OBC!)

1969-70 Topps: 25Alcindor

1971 Fleer Globetrotters - any shape (b.6/20)
1 2 4 6-15 17-24 26 30-32 34 36-40 42 43 45 46 48-52 54 55 64 65 67 68 70 71 72 74 75 77-80 82

1971-72 Topps: Big 43 card hit from Ant!
5 23 30 35 47 50 63 65 70 91 100 113 116 133 152 156 183 190 195 200

1972-73 Topps: Big 30 card hit from Ant!
1Wilt 180Gilmore 195DJ

1974-75 Topps: 1 6 10 13 22 28 30 31 36 39 50 51 55 58 64 65 68 74 76 81 82 86 88-91 93 94 100 121 129 131-133 135 138 142 144-150 152 155 160 163 172 176 180 187 193 196 199 200 207 212 215 218 220 221 225-227 234 242 248-252 257

1975-76 Topps: 1 4-6 9 10-13 15 17 18 20 27 33 36 37 41 44 45 47 50 53 55 56 59-63 66 67 70 73-77-83 85 88-90 94-96 100 101 104 105 108-113 115-118 123 125-128 131-133 139 143 144 147 150 151 154 155 165 167 169 170 172 176 177 178 186 187 194 203-206 108 210 213-216 218 221-224 229-231 233 247 253-256 266 271 280-282 284 290 293 294 297-302 307 309-312 315 316 319 321 322 324 325 327-329

NON-SPORTS (Must...resist...can't!)

1935 Fleer Cops and Robbers - any shape(b.4/2020)
1 4 5 6 7 10 12 13 15 16 17 19 21 22 23 25 27 29 31 32 33

1937? British Cigs Birds and their Young
5 7 13 15 19 20 24 28 35 36 45 50

1950 Hopalong Cassidy (started 12/18) big hits from Glasser (20+) & Moore (60+)!
3 8 13 17 18 19 26 37 38 62 99 100 101 102 111 115 116 117 119 120 122 124 125 126 128 131 132 134 137 139-144 146 147 149 150 151 153-158 162 163 165 166 167 169 171-178 180 182 184 187 189 191 193 195 198 200 202 204-207 209 210 212 216 218 220 222 224 227 230

hi# dupes: 190 199 225 226 228

1952 Topps Wings (started 1/19)
2 7 13 14 16-18 23 26 28 31 32 42 45 46 51 52 53 63 64 74 79 81 84 86 89 90 92 99 100 102 123 126 130 135 138 139 152 154-158 160 161 163 164 170 179 180 184 199

1966 Batman black (b. 7/20): 1-5 7-9 11-35 37-55

1966 Batman red (all #s end with "a"): 1-3 5-7 9 12 14-21 24-39 41-44

1966 Batman Bat Laffs: 1-17 19-30 32-54

1966 Batman Riddler Back: 1-30 32-38

1980 Empire Strikes Back - recent hits: 24 from Mike Glasser! a dozen from Joel F! 12 from Fitak!
263 265-272 275 276 278-281 283-285 287 291 292 294 296 298 301 302 304 307-309 312 314 315 317 319 322-326 328 329 331 340-345 349 350 352+

First Vintage Set Completed: 1953 Topps! (Finally got the Mantle!!)
other completed baseball sets include:
T206 Yankees team set - last card Keeler portrait acquired 1/16!
1941 Play Ball - last cards Cronin & Dom Dimaggio from Andy Cook 7/2/01!
1946 Remar Oaks - last card Stewart from John Stamper 4/20!
1947 Remar Oaks - last 3 (10 13 23) from Mark Macrae 11/18!
1948 Bowman - last card Musial 05/02!
1948 Leaf Boxing - Last attainable card - 19Chocolate from Battersbox 1/20
1949 Remar Oaks - last 3: Martin, Toolson, Wilson - from Mark Macrae 1/20!
1950 Bowman - last card Johnny Mize from John Storman's childhood collection on 12/13/03! Set started 3/01; thanks to Bob Donaldson for a huge hit!
1950 Remar Oaks - last card Padgett arrived on 4/9/16 via ebay
1951 Topps Blue Backs(re-started 1/02) - Last 3(3Ashburn 6Red 37Doerr) snagged on ebay 4/16!
1951 Topps Redbacks - last card Wally Westlake via ebay 5/01
1952 Bowman (born 12/06) 01/10: Big hits from Bill Ashton & Richard Dingman! Stan the Man from Tom Elliott! Last card 10/15 - Feller from Jay Tysver!
1953 Bowman - Last Card Duke Snider 01/02!
1953 Johnston Cookies Braves - last 1 (#1 Grimm) eBay on 3/31/16
1953 Red Man - Last card Rizzuto from Chuck Salek 2/13/17!
1954 Bowman - Last Card Reese 05/02! Thanks to Dan Austin for a great starter! Last var 12/17 (Rogovin "2K's")
1954 Red Heart - last card was Nellie Fox from Dan Austin 02/02!
1954 Topps - last card - Willie Mays (w/ ebay help from Sean McGowan!)
1955 Topps - last cards were Ken Boyer & Hank Bauer picked up at the National in '99!
1955 Bowman - completed at the National in '99!
1956 Topps - last cards were Gilliam & Checklist 1/3 in 7/01!
1956 Topps FB - last card Gifford 1/10
1957 Topps - last card Bunning RC 1/02
1958 Topps - Last cards were Johnny Podres from Skelley 9/16/98 & Carl Erskine from George Moore 2/24/99!
1959 Topps - last card - Mantle All-Star
1959 Topps #2 - thanks to Geno for trading me the Gibby and last card 561Aaron on 8/15 from Rittenberg! Last gray/white variation #202 Maris acquired 10/19!
1960 Fleer - last card - #3 Ruth sent by Andy Cook 12/11!
1960 Topps - last card - Mantle All-Star (again!)
1960 Topps#2 - last card Aaron All Star 10/17 via eBay.
1960 Topps back variations - #382 sent by Jimi Thayer 2/17!
1960 Topps FB (11/15-11/17)- last card Starr; OBC hits from Schock, Mroz, Tysver (Christmas 16), Craig & Rice!
1961 Topps - last card - #531 Jim Coates via eBay 8/04!
1961 Fleer Greats - last card 150 Wagner via Net54 (Tony O) 1/17; Thanks to Catfish Parker for the start!
1962 Post - Thanks to Doug Dejong for the Wilhelm and Brandon Gonzalez for the Virdon to put the set to bed on 6/13/14!
1962 Topps - last card - #592 Rookie Parade-Bouton via ebay 2/05! Thanks to Mac W for a starter set & to Mike Rich for the last 3 pose variations(6/08)! Update:(thanks, gremlins...) 218 Joe Torre sent by Andy Cook 08/15! Green tints (8/17) & hat variations (11/17) also KO'd!
1963 Fleer - last card - #59 Mazeroski 10/06!
1963 Topps - last card was #327 Paul Foytack sent by both Mark Zentkovich & Chuck Paris(who also sent a huge early hit) which arrived on 12/31/04! Thanks also to Steve Rittenberg for a great start! 1963 Topps variations: 454b # in white box on back found in Fair Lawn, NJ 2/15!
1964 Auravision Records - last one Allison from Stamper 6/20! Got Mantle from Glasser!
1964 Topps GIANT - last card #3 Sandy Koufax sent by Peter Mead 12/31/04!
1964 Topps - last card - Gus Bell 9/9/02!
1965 Topps - last 2 cards from Mac Wubben 6/01!
1965 Topps Embossed - last card Clemente from Gary Mandell 8/02!
1965/66 James Bond Glidrose/Philadelphia - last card #8 via COMC 1/20!
1966 Topps - last card #544 Cards RC via ebay 2/05!
1966 East Hills Pirates: last one Gene Michael 12/17!
1967 Topps - #593 Westrum & #604 RedSox sent by Rick Johnson & Chuck Paris 11/17/07!
1967 Topps Posters - #12 Mays via ebay 11/15!
1968 Topps - last card Phil Gagliano from Robert Pigeon 7/15/04!
1968 Topps Game - last card #2 Mantle 8/03!
1969 Deckle Edge - last cards were Rose & Foy via Brock Hattox 2/15/01!
1969 Topps - last card #212 Tresh from John Leroux 1/4/04! Thanks to Jim Hatch & Ken M for a grande starter set!

1969 Topps set#2 :9/06 - 02/17 Any condition acceptable, and hoping to be as OBC as possible... Thanks to Betza, RJohnson, Mead, Massimo, Valacak(45+!), Lyons, Ashton, Fr. Wattigny, Heilenman, Coker, Greenwood, Kilbourn, L.Miller(36!) Angland, Rich(Reggie!), Vrechek, Stamper (24+!), Holland, Schott, Shepardx2, Corvello, Saxton, McGinley, Thayerx2, Dingman, Fitts, Ellis, Fallen, Gioia, Morganti & Tysverx2, including the set killer #660-Reggie Smith!

1969 Topps FB: born 11/18; thanks to Mike Glasser for a huge start, Ant Arbeeny for a star-studded 34 card blast (inc. Csonka & Piccolo!) and Henthorn for 4 of the last 5! LAST CARD 138Vogel from COMC 1/20
70-71 Topps Basketball - Pistol Pete RC delivered via trade by Tom Elliott 8/11/10!
1970 Topps - Completed 6/23/01!
1970 Topps Story Booklets - last 3 8/14; thanks to Talbot for 3, Stamper for 2, and Shepard for 5!
1970 Topps Scratch offs - Aaron, Seaver & Wynn finished 1/15 from Ed Hutchinson! Thanks along the way to Lyons, Rice, Housley & Huntoon!
1970 Topps SUPER - last card #6Dierker from Ken Pillion 10/15!
1970 Topps Posters - last was #4 Brock acquired from CalSportsCards on 6/16!
1970 Topps FB: 2/14-12/18: Thanks to John Stamper for a huge hit! Nine of last ten from Fitak, Arbeeny & Tipton (3 each!) Last card (205-Roy Jefferson) from Greg Henthorn!
1970 Fleer WS - last card #41 (1944) from Mike Rich 10/19! Stout sends penultimate card #6!
1971 Fleer WS - last card #64 (1966) of the base set 5/20!
1971 Topps - Completed 6/23/01!
1971 Topps #2 - Completed 1/9/18! Last two 550Killebrew (M.West) & 692 AL Rookies (W.Shepard)!
1971 Topps FB Game inserts - last card #10 Sayers from ebay 3/13!
1972 Kellogg's ATG: last card Gehrig from Wes 12/17; Thx to Betza & Mack for a Babe & a Wagner!
1972 Topps - Last 2 cards Jim Kaat (Thanks Steve R!) & Bobby Murcer on 7/7/01!
1973 Topps - last card was a checklist from Ye Olde Friar 8/99!

1973 Topps#2 - last card 582 Porter from Donnie Barnett 2/18! Last blue team from Capio 10/18!
Also, thanks to Malson, Mackx2, Hitzeman, Zentkovichx2, Smartx5, Glidden, Mackie, Henthornx3, Hoehne, Glasser(x3; Ryan!), Dahms, Pelletier (Rose!), Bannon (Schmidt!), Thayer, Morgantix2, Cook, Barnes, Schuettpelz, EEK, Dahms, Hutchinson (2 Ruth!),Vrechek, Luciano, Silva, West, Shepard (12 hi#!), Tripler, Wagner, Arbeenyx2, Taylor, Donaldson, Welk & Goto (over 100!)

1973 Topps FB: any shape and as OBC as can be. Thanks so far to Rice, Housley, Hutchinsonx3, Tysverx2 (incl. big Christmas '16 hit!), Glasserx4, Whitworth, Smart, Goto, Vrechek, Triplerx3, Valacak (w/ Staubach!), Morganti, Denningx3 (including 87 hits!), Donaldson, Luciano, Richx2, Betzax2, Mack, Miller, Domino, Gawain(N54), Craigx3(w/Bradshaw!), Thayer, Schott, Hoehnex2, Pulk, Dejong, Shirley, Gersh, Fitakx8, Labs, Dahms & Henthornx6! Final #115Ham 1/20 via COMC (couldn't pass at $1!)

1973-74 Topps Bkb - #82 last one from Jim Craig 2/16!
1973 Fleer Baseball's Wildest Days & Plays - last 4 (16 23 32 41) via COMC 1/19
1974 Fleer Pioneers - #2 Harry Wright sent by Morganti 8/17!
1974 Topps - last card was a Yankees Checklist from Mark Atnip 1/01! - Thanks to Catfish Parker on a huge starter!
1974 Topps #2 - Last 6 sent 8/10 by Tom Elliott!(85 207 215 233 400 598); 599 SD big variation sent by Morganti 6/16!
1974 Topps Traded #2 - 319 sent 10/07 by Mark Talbot!
1974 Topps Red Team Checklists #2 - Phillies & Twins sent 10/07 by Mark Talbot!
1974 Topps football: 2/14-1/22/18 - HUGE starter from Jimi; final card Butkus from Jay Tysver! End game help: Greg Miller (13 of last 23), Craig (Harris & Staubach/Stabler) & MRW (Blanda)
1975 Topps - last card was 1961 MVPs on 11/17/01! Big hits along the way from Bob Schaub!
1975 Topps Mini: 99% OBC (I began with 2 & only bought a handful along the way) Thanks to Bob Schaub(x3) & Robert Pigeon for a great start, and to TJ Valacak for a 41 card chunk! Thanks also to Tom Williams, Mac Wubben(x2), Al Crotte, Al Cummings, Larry Gersbach(x4), Joe Isaac(x2), Kevin Martens(x2), Joe Cerullo, Mike Rich (GREAT BIG hits!), Rick Svetecz (Xmas 03), Joe Adriance (Xmas 15), Squirrel Earle, Bob D'Angelo, Steve Rittenberg, Doug Smith, Kit Okamuro(x3), Ant Arbeeny, Ed Schott, Lynn Miller(x2 incl Aaron), Geno Wagner (x2), Richard Kimball(x2), Rob Fitts (Reggie & Brooks Robby!), Spike Glidden, Matt Heilenman, Jim Silva, Dan Austin, Bob Bard, Bob Reed, John Stamper, Randy Welk, Mike Mroz, Joe Denning, Ed Watts, Dan Angland, Jim Holman (Kaline!), Rick Johnson, Jason Christopherson, Rick Lyons(x2), Mark Talbot(x2), Tom Housley(x3), Ed Pike, Mike Mackie, Sal Domino, Kent Goto, Nick Pelletier (Rose!), Brock Hattox, and the last two - Yount & Lolich - from Ken Morganti on 10/10/17!

1976 Isaly - last card Joe Torre sent by Mike Rich 10/19!
1976 SSPC - #269 Jeff Burroughs sent by Mark Z 10/19!
1976 Topps - last cards rec'd 11/5/98 from Ken Morganti & Pat Sweeney!
1976 Topps Traded: Thanks to Sean McGowan & Steve Simms for KO'ing this set a mere week after posting!
1976 Hostess: thanks to Andy Cook for a big start! 11Yount & 63Cey - last two from ebay 1/13!
1976 Wonder Bread: 11/16-6/17: 3 from Vrechek, 5 from Freedman, and the final Upshaw from Betza!
1976 Kellogg's - 7/19-6/20: last card #55 Rose from eBay 6/20! Thanks to Straniero, Stout & Morganti!
1976-77 Topps Tallboys! Started 6/14; big 6 HOFer push from Jim Craig 1/17! Last card 143Free from Fitak 11/18!
1977 Topps - Completed 6/01!
1977 Topps #2: 144Sutter KO'd by '08 Secret Santa Earl Kilbourn!
1977 Topps #3 - KO'd Black Friday 2019 on COMC & eBay (Reggie & McCovey)
1977 Topps #6 - KO'd by Joe Adriance (656 Guidry) on 4/20/20!
1977 TOPPS NINE POCKET CHALLENGE - DONE! (June 6, 2019 - May 20, 2020)

1-99: DONE #s 8 & 54 from TJ 5/2020!

100-199: DONE last #170 x3 from Jimi 5/2020!

200-299: DONE 234-Sal 5/2020

300-399: DONE last card was #390 Winfield 4/2020

400-499: DONE 445-Sal! 473-last 3 from Kyle, Stamper & Jimi 5/2020

500-599: DONE 580-2 of last three from Jimi & 1 from TJ 5/2020

600-660: DONE 656 x3 Guidry sent by TJ, Kyle D & the final card of the quest from Jerry Straniero on 5/20/20!

77T Kudos to: Tobackx2, Straniero (2K+ & HOFers AND the final card - wow!), Mack(1k-wow!), Freedman (1.5K-wow!), Thayerx2(star power near the end!), Smart, Glidden, Keenumx3, Henthornx5, Sankner, Lyons, Chapmanx3, Zentkovichx2, Donaldsonx3, Stoutx4, Vrechekx2, Betzax3, Huntoon, Adriancex3, Schockx2, Labs, Welk, Woodrome, Barnett, Bergx2, Jensen, Hutchinson, Duguid, Schottx2, Arbeeny (incl 4 Ryans!), Glasserx3, Morganti (incl 2 Murphs & 2 Ryans!), Levinsonx2(w/Rose & Ryan!), Rumley-Wells, Gersbach, Kodl, Valacak (5 of last 15 including Brett!), Dworchak, Stamper, Domino

1977 Topps CLOTH Stickers: Fidrych sent by Ken M 6/16! Thx along the way to Huntoon, Angland & Bob D!
1978 Topps FB - Last card (#391 Jim Allen) tracked down 10/25/03! Set me back 50 cents! :-)
1978 Topps - last card from Ken M. 11/00! - Thanks to Bob Schaub for a huge starter set!
1978 BK Yankees - last card Reggie on 8/17!
1978 Nobis Foundation/Atlanta Sports Collector set (look like pistachio-colored 59T) - last 2 Mize & Nobis sent by Gersh 4/20!
1978-79 Topps: Mike Mackie sent a 15 card starter, and I didn't have any others. My OBC-only set was also hit by Mike Mroz (15), Greg Henthorn (19), Jay Tysver (8 + 54!), Ant Arbeeny (14 including DocJ!) Morganti (Kareem), Taylor (King & Wilkes), Ed Hutchinson (Barry) and the last three from Betza (Bing, Cowens & Nixon) on 6/17!
1979 Topps - Last 3 from Rex Stahlman Oct 2001!
1979 BK Yankees - #2 Munson acquired Spring 2012
1979 Kellogg's - Last card(Rose) from Mike Rumley-Wells 10/16! Thx to Ken M for 10 of last 14 & JSG for 2 of last 4!
1979 Topps FB: nearly OBC-only set after Peter Iversen got me started w/ a huge lot! 2nd hit from Tom Massimo & others from Betza, Valacak, Malson, Talbot, Lyons (twice!), Fitak, Vida (Trading Bases), Shirley, Taylor, Henthorn (twice!), Schott, Goetsch (24 hits) Griffin, Guru, Denning x2, Reed, Rice, Goto, Stamper, Tysver, M.Jackson, Freedman, Holland (48 hits!) Rumley-Wells(11 stars!), Mroz (35 hits!), Whitworth, Elliott, Morganti, Austin, Xmas06 Bradshaw from Peter Mead, and the last two (351 & 371) from Greg Miller on 2/17!

1979 Topps Comics - started 9/18 - Ed H sent me Bench! 3 more from Gersh! Last 8 also sent by Gersh 1/20!
1980 Topps - last card 3/02!
1981 Topps - Last 6 from Ken Morganti 2/20/02!
1980-81 Topps single panels: last card - 139Magic - sent by James Keenum 10/19!

My Ultimate Quest: The Great American Baseball Card Flipping Trading & Bubble Gum Book. I found this book on a sales rack in a bookstore when I was 11 or 12, and read it cover-to-cover religiously. For those of you that haven't read it, see if you can dig up a copy, 'cause this book is what OBC is all about. It is written by 2 guys who grew up in the 50's & 60's that collected cards, and reminisces on some of the distinctive & less than stellar ballplayers of that time. It's very well written, and my eternal thanks go out to Chuck Paris, who actually tracked down another copy for me, since my original is in Tipton VG at this point! So why am I telling you all this? There are cards of every player they speak about (except Eddie Gaedel) featured in this book, & ever since I bought the book I dreamed of a day when I might get 'em all. Well, it took about 20 years, but I've recently managed to finally knock out the whole book! Last card was a hi# '52 Topps Crosetti I found on ebay on 2/2/04!

THE GLORY OF THEIR TIMES

Red Barber called this book, "The Single Best Baseball Book of All Time." Told to & compiled by Lawrence S. Ritter (any relation to ex-OBCer Larry Ritter?) the book contains "the story of the early days of baseball told by the men who played it." I picked it up in a Harvard used book store several years ago, and it is a fantastic read. The challenges & experiences these players had compared to the game they saw played through the 50's & 60's is perspective enough on how much the game has evolved, much less compared to the millionaires of today. At any rate, after a discussion with John Collins, I have decided to collect at least one card of each featured player in this book - here's who's left (& what years they played):

Stan Coveleski (1916-28)
Joe Wood (1908-22)

Thanks for checking out my wantlist!

James


PS: I am placing my T206 list in an inactive status, but here's my most recent iteration:

1909-1911 T206 that I ALREADY HAVE: Abbatichio (brown), Abbott, Ames (hands above head, hands @ chest), Anderson, Arellanes, Baker, Ball (Cle), Ball (NY), Barbeau, Bastian, Bay, Beaumont, Beck, Becker, Beckley, Bell (pitching), Bender (w/trees), Berger, Birmingham, Blackburne, Bliss, Bradley (port & w/ bat), Bransfield, Bridwell (no cap), Burns, Camnitz, Campbell, Carr, Casey, Chance (red port), Chase (throw dark cap, throw white cap, trophy, pink, blue bkg), Chesbro, Cicotte, Coles, E.Collins (Phi), Conroy (w/ bat), Covaleski, Cravath, Crawford (batting), Cree, Criger, Criss, Delehanty (L'ville), Demmitt, Devore, Donlin (fielding & w/ bat), Doolan (bat), Doyle, Duffy, Dunn (Balt) Dygert, Elberfeld (NY & fielding), Engle, Evers (bat), Ewing, Ferris, Ford, Frill, Fritz, Gibson, Hemphill, Herzog (Bos), Hinchman (Cle & Tol), Hoblitzell, Hofman, Howard (Savannah), Huggins (port & hands), Hulswitt, Hummel, Isbell, Jennings (both hands & port), Johnson (port), Jones (Det), Jordan (Brk port), Keeler (port & bat), Kelley, Kiernan, Killian (throw & port), Kleinow (bat & catch), Knight (bat & port), LaFitte, Lajoie (throw), Lake (ball in hand, NY AL), LaPorte, Lattimore, Lavender, Leach (bending), Leifeld (bat), Lentz, Lobert, Magee (port), Manning (bat, pitch), Marquard (port, hands at thighs, pitching), McGinnity, McGraw (finger & port w/ cap), McQuillan (bat), Milan, Milligan, Mullin (throw), Murphy (horizontal), Myers (fielding), Needham, O'Brien, Oldring (bat & glove), Orth, Overall (portrait), Owen, Pattee, Pelty (horiz), Perdue, Persons, Pfeister (seated), Phelps, Pickering, Poland, Powell, Powers, Quillen, Quinn, Reagan, Reulbach (glove & no glove), Revelle, Rockenfeld, Schirm, Schlei (batting), Schmidt (port & throw), Schreck, Seymour (throw), Shannon, Shaughnessy, Shipke, Smith (Sh'port), F.Smith (F on frt), H. Smith (Brk), Sid Smith, Snodgrass (batting), Speaker, Starr, Steinfeldt (port & bat), Stovall, Street(catch), Summers, Sweeney, Tannehill ("L" on front), Tenney, Thebo, Tinker (bat on shoulder), Turner, Violat, Wagner (left), Warhop, Weimer, Westlake, White (Hou), Willetts, Willis (port, bat & throw), Wilson, Wiltse (port w/ cap & port no cap), Young (bare hand), Young (Minn)

I got this close on 1933 Goudey before busting it up: 53Ruth 92Gehrig 106Lajoie 144Ruth 149Ruth 160Gehrig 181Ruth 188Hornsby 207Ott 211HackWilson 223 Dean 229Vaughn (So, I was not really that close after all, or five reasonably attainable cards away, depending upon your point of view.)


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