James Moleta's Wantlist

James Moleta's Wantlist

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James Moleta's Latest Wantlist: 6/18/22

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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!

Sets Close to Completion (realistically or otherwise):
34 Goudey - need 2: 61 Gehrig & 84 Derringer
35 Fleer Cops and Robbers - LAST ONE #7 Benny Gray
40 Play Ball - now down to 5!
52 Red Man - need 2 (Williams & Mays)
52 Topps Wings - last 1 needed: #86
54 Bowman - #66 Williams
54 Dan Dee - need 4 (Cooper, Hodges, Mantle, Snider)
54 Topps - down to 3 (1 common and 2 BIG RCs)
55 Topps All American - down to 1: Thorpe
56 Topps Master - 1 WHITE BACK to go: 135Mantle
57 Topps - down to Mantle
58 Topps YL/YT variation - 1 left (Clemente)
59 Fleer - 1 left #68 Ted Signs
60 Bell Brand Dodgers - 1 left: 12 Klippstein
61 Bell Brand Dodgers - need 2: 8 38
61 Golden Press - need Ruth
62 Bell Brand Dodgers - need 2: 32 53
63 Post/Jello - need 5
66 Batman Black - just need #1
69 OPC baseball - 4 left: 80, 162, 163, 165
69 Milton Bradley (b/w) - 12 left
69-70 Topps Basketball - 1 left (Alcindor RC)
69 Topps white letter variations: 500 (a true "white" whale)
70 Kellogg's - down to one: 27Clemente
71-72 Topps basketball - need 6 stars/rookies
72-73 Topps Basketball - 1 left (Dr. J RC)
77 BK Yankees - 1 left (Piniella)
79 OPC - 15 left

All sets are "I NEED" lists EXCEPT 48-9 Leaf, 64 Stand-up & 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.5/20) need: Ford (either), Sweeney

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

1934 Goudey: 61Gehrig 84Derringer

1934 Diamond Stars: any untrimmed are OK
2Simmons 11Dickey 14Terry 18Hafey 27Traynor 36Lombardi 39Hubbell 50Ott 54Greenberg 60Ruffing 63Jackson 64Foxx 77Gehringer 81Delancey 88Selkirk 95Appling 97-100 102-107

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

1940 Play Ball
27Ted 30Berg 40Greenberg 168Wagner 223Jennings

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

1947 Signal Oil Demaree - I am interested in any & have a few dupes to swap

1948-9 Leaf Baseball(Have List)
I HAVE: 10 14 17 22 26 27 28 29 31 32 39 42 46 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 153 163 164 176 180 189 205 212 214Ashburn 224Paige 226Duke

1950 Bowman: coming soon

1951 Bowman: 3 16 19 21 25 27 31 (32) 35 40 44 46 50 53 54 56 58 61 62 63 65 67 73 75 (80) 81 85-88 90 97 103 104 (110) 112 (113) 118 119 122 126 134 135 137 138 140 (143) 153 160 168 178 181 183 184 187 189 191 193 (196) 198 200 203 215 216 218 222-225 227 229 232-238 241 246 252-258 260 263 275 281-284 289 291-294 296 297 303 306 310 312 314-316 320 321 (322)

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!
(converted to "want" lists 11/16 & 1953-55 are complete including non-date variations)
1952:
AL Williams
NL Mays

1953 Topps "vitals bio" variations (home, born, ht/wt, throws/bats in black or white print)
Black bio: 10 81 96 (98) 99 100 104 109 118 119 (120) 125 133 134 135 147 (148) 160
White bio: 111 114 117 121 140

1953 Bowman Color - any shape ok
9Rizzuto (16) 33Reese 36Minoso 44Mick/Bauer/Berra (55) 59Mick 64Simmons 90Nuxhall (98) 101Red 114Feller (116) 118Martin (120) 121Berra (125) 127Kryhoski (134) 144Hacker (151) 153Ford

1953 Bowman B/W - any shape ok
2 3 7 10 17 19-22 25-27 31 37 38 39 (42)43-46 49 50 53 56 60 63 64

1954 Dan Dee - any condition OK - I need:
3-Cooper 11-Hodges 17-Mantle 24-Snider

1954 Topps - any condition
94Banks 124Fricano 128Aaron

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 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, Morgantix2, Schottx2, Rumley-Wellsx2, Whitex6, Salinsky, Jensenx3(Aaron! & last 2 mid#s!), Arbeenyx2, Kodl, Archibald, Prickettx2, Glidden, Woodrome, Fitts, Domino, Delia, Chapman, Rittenberg, Denning, Mack, Mead, Labs(Koufax!), Welk, Duguid, Gyselinck(Mays!), Mack(Reese & Kubek!), Henthorn(Banks!)

95Mantle (328Brooks)

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: 12Klippstein

1960 Union Oil - need one: Ripplemeyer

1961 Bell Brand Dodgers - any untrimmed
need: 8 38

1961 Golden Press - any untrimmed
3Ruth

1961 Post - I wouldn't mind assembling the lowest grade Post sets ever seen! ANY partially recognizable card is great!
23shaw 36Colavito 73estrada 93lemon 94stobbs 106mathews 115Farrell 116Owens 129Groat 132clemente 191banks

1961 Nu-Card Scoops - any shape is OK - born 3/2020 - hits from MRWx2, Guru, Arch, Ant, Henthorn, Gershx2, Domino, Salek, Labs!
416 418 419 421 422 424 427 428 434 442 443 452 457 462 472 480

1962 Bell Brand Dodgers - any untrimmed
need: 32 53

1963 Post/Jello (Jello preferred, as most of what's left is rare in Post) - Same stringent condition requirements as the 61 set :-)
61Adair 108Haller 128Kasko 172BWilliams 187Aspro

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

1964 Topps Stand-ups I HAVE: Altman, Boyer, Broglio, Causey, Clendenon, Colavito, TDavis, Fregosi, Friend, Gentile, Held, Hinton, EHoward, Jackson, Maz, O'Toole, Peters, Powell, Richardson, Fl.Robinson, Rollins, Romano, Siebern, Thomas, Torre

1966 Topps - any shape (b. 2/21)
490 500 516 524 528 532 534 539 540 544 545 547 548 554 555 559 561 562 564-567 569-571 578 583 588 591 593

1968 Atlantic Oil - "Base Set" done but will trade for the "Money" cards in any shape:
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:
80Cash 162GibsonWS 163HortonWS 165BrockWS

1969 Topps white letters: 500 Mantle

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), Jensen(10) & Biggs (HUGE 70 card hit!)

Blasingame, Boyer, Brock, Clemente, Howard, Hunter, R.Jackson, Mazeroski, G.Perry, J.Perry, F.Robinson, Stargell
- I had six team cards (Cal, Oak, KC, Was, Det, Min) before TOM BIGGS sent me the remaining 18 in 01/21!

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

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

1973 Kellogg's ("Pro Super Stars") - b.4/2020
4 5 6 7 8 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 19 20 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 33 34 38 40 42 44 47 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#)! Steve R. sends 17 w/ 7 hi# incl. Boone RC!
1 7 63 90 100 142 145 174 190 193 208 213 220 230 245 293 296 300 322 325 330 342 350 380 394 448 457 464 474-476 485 498 503 520 524 525 533 535 536 538 540 541 547 548 554 560 562 572 583 585 586 589 591 592 596 602 604 605 607-609 612 615 620 621 638 642 650 654 658

1975 Topps #2 - ANY condition OK! Thx to Shirley, Bannon, Keenumx3 & Rice for starters! Thx to Levinson for a huge star hit including Brett & Yount! Vrechek, Betza, Chapmanx2, Labsx2, McLaughlin, Huntoon, Henthornx3, Lipskyx2, Roach, Schecter, White, Duguid, Nicholas, Mroz, Dworchak(lotsa stars!), Cannon, Grever, Morganti, Berg & Stranierox2 for hits!
26 45 54 56 59 68 69 77 90 92 102 115 116 122 153 160 170 171 172 189 194 198 200 202 206 209 212 215 218 233 243 256 276 281 289 295 310 311 313 470 507 547 559 561 571 581 585 614 620 630 643

1976 Topps #2 - coming soon!

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, plus Ozzie from Ant!
16 22 51 80 102 114 132 151 166 179 184 203 261 360 369

FOOTBALL SETS

FSU in the Pros: I would like to collect a professional card of every football player from my alma mater, Florida State U. Here are some of the pre-1981 players that I need:

1965 Topps #18 - Tony Romeo
1970 OPC #42 - Jim Mankins

It's also likely that I need some from 75-77 (am not pursuing any of those sets) as well as Noles from the 2000s when I rarely bought any football cards.

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! 5 from Jimi! 1 from DeJong! Lipsky sends Stagg! Rockne & Horsemen from Prickett!
37Thorpe

1957 Topps - any shape - started 6/21
68 85 92 94 95 96 101 116 118 119 126 128 130 138 141 142 151

1966 Philadelphia - any shape - started 12/17 - 50 card hit from Thayer 8/18! 10 from Labs 6/19! Jim Brown from Levinson & Starr from Mead!
21 24 31 38 40 58 61 79 80 82 87 114 115 127 136 144 150 153 170 181

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

1969 Topps 4-in-1 HAVE LIST! HAVE LIST! HAVE LIST! according to player in upper left corner:
Alderman, Allison, D.Anderson, Baker, Beer, Bosley, Bowie, Burson, Carolan, Coan, Durkee, Gogolak, Griese, Hill, Hoak, Howley, C.Johnson, W.Johnson, Jurgensen, King, Lamonica, Lang, Lindsey, Maples, Mirich, Mitchell, J.Otto, Sestak, Stallings, Trull, J.Wilson, L.Wilson, Wood

1969 Topps FB Stamp Albums: 3-Bears, 9-Vikes, 17-Pats, 18-Bills, 22-Chiefs, 23-Dolphins

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, Hutch & Biggs!
265-268 270-275 277 279 280 281 291 294 296 299 308 316 326 330 334 335 338 341 343 348

1979 Fleer FB: (b.6/20)
2 7 8 17 25 26 29 30 43 44 46 52 58 61 64 66

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

1971-72 Topps: Big 43 card hit from Ant!
47Cowens (50West) 63Lanier 65Frazier 70Wilt 152LBrown 200Issel

1972-73 Topps: Big 30 card hit from Ant! Wilt from Sankner! NEED 1: 195 Dr.J

1974-75 Topps: 1 6 39 55 65 76 81 91 121 132 142 144 145 146 150 160 163 176 196 200 207 226 250

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

1935 Fleer Cops and Robbers - any shape(b.4/2020)
7 Benny Gray

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 13 101 102 111 115 117 119 120 122 124 125 126 132 134 137 139-141 144 146 147 149 150 151 153 155-158 162 163 165 171-175 177 180 184 (hi# start here) 189 191 193 195 198 200 202 204 206 207 210 212 216 218 224 230

hi# dupes: 190 199 225 226 228

1951 Post Hopalong Cassidy: 3 5 7 15 16 20

1952 Bowman Presidents (started 3/22)
1 2 3 7 9 19 20 28 29 36

1952 Topps Wings (started 1/19)
86

1966 Batman black (b. 7/20): 1

1966 Batman Bat Laffs: 1-5 7-13 15-17 21-24 26-28 32-34 36 39 41-46 48-54

1966 Batman Riddler Back: 1-3 5-9 11-13 15-21 23-30 32-38

1972 Topps US Presidents - any condition
5 7 8 10 13 15 21 24 28 32-37 39-41 43

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!
1944 Yankee Team Stamps - last one Spud Chandler froom Mike Rumley-Wells 7/31/21!
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!
x1950 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!
x1953 Bowman - Last Card Duke Snider 01/02!
x1953 Bowman B&W - last card Piersall from Rice 2/6/07; Greenwood 9 card swap hit in '05
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 Red Man - base done 12/17(last=Erskine); variations done 1/21 (last = AL 9-Philley-Cleveland)
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!
x1954 Topps - last card - Willie Mays (w/ ebay help from Sean McGowan!)
1955 Red Man - last card AL 16-Berra 10/21!
1955 Topps - last cards were Ken Boyer & Hank Bauer picked up at the National in '99!
1955 Bowman - completed at the National in '99!
1955 Bowman - started 4/20 & completed 9/21 - OBC hits from Levinson, Dejongx2, Chapmanx2, Keenumx2, Prickett, Rittenberg, Jensen, Kodl, Salinsky, Morganti, White, Lipsky! Last two cards were 72 & 155
1956 Topps - last cards were Gilliam & Checklist 1/3 in 7/01!
1956 Topps FB - last card Gifford 1/10
x1957 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!)
x1960 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 Batman red - last card #37 - completed 5/22!
x1966 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 Atlantic Oil "base" set (no back vars or money cards) - last 4 from eBay 1/22
1968 Topps - last card Phil Gagliano from Robert Pigeon 7/15/04!
1968 Topps Game - last card #2 Mantle 8/03!
1968 Topps Game#2 - 10/20-3/21 - last card 30Rose (Macrae) & big starter from Estright plus help from OBC!
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 (6/20 - 12/21) - started with a stack of ~40 and a handful of stars, then Levinson traded me a Bradshaw! Also got help from Levinson(againx5), Labsx3, Talbot, Elwell, Archibald, Salek, Dahmsx2, Luurs, Krolewicz, Donaldson, Salinskyx2, Orzoff, Domino, Zentkovich, Angland, Stout, MRW, Tobackx3, Keenum, Lyons, Goto, Thomas, Rice, Craig(Namath!), Goetsch, Arbeeny(OJ)! My son Jake bought me Taylor, Hayes, Tingelhoff, Morrall & MeanJoeGreene for Christmas '21, and Greg Henthorn, who hit my set in the early going, sends set killer #144 Bob Lilly!

1971 Topps FB Game inserts - last card #10 Sayers from ebay 3/13!
1971 Topps Posters (b.10/20): last 3 - Lamonica, Butkus & Nelson - via eBay 5/22
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 #3 This birth year endeavor was almost 100% OBC. Schmidt, Ryan, #1 and many of the hi# were here when I started thanks to OBC! Last 7 cards were Bench, Cepeda, McCovey, Cleon Jones, Torre, Lopes RC & Evans RC - thanks to Bankston and Morganti for polishing this off 3/22!

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 Topps Traded #2 - thx to Chapmanx2, Mroz, Sankner, Straniero(11 hits!) & Betza for the last two - 28T (Baker) & 211T (Carroll) - on 3/22
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!
1980 Topps #2 - last 6 cards from Stamper (4) & Smart (2) 08/21! First big blast from Keenumx5! Also hit by Chapmanx3, Slinky, Fitts, McLaughlin, Dworchak, Yeiter, Henthornx3, Lyons, Angland, Hallett, Berg (41 cards!), Shirley, Stamper & Smart!
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) (have an autograph)
Joe Wood (1908-22) (have an autograph)

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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