Baseball: I have completed Bowman master sets from 1954-1955; Topps master sets from 1954-1957; 1955 Topps Doubleheader set; 1956 Topps pins set; Bowman Red Sox from 1949-1955; Topps Red Sox from 1951-1978; OPC Red Sox from 1965-1978.
Football: I have completed Bowman master sets from 1954-1955, and Topps master sets from 1955-1957.
Basketball: I have completed the 1957-58 Topps set.
Hockey: I have completed the 1954-55 and 1957-58 Topps sets.
Non-sports: I have completed select Bowman master sets from 1954-1955 and Topps master sets from 1954-1957.
Along with the baseball card sets (see below), I am in the hunt for any 1957 Topps Hit Stars card that has a red or blue ink stamp mark on the back of the card. These probably are not true variations. One theory is that random cards to be inserted in vending machines were stamped and would earn customers a prize (from the store/arcade owner) if they turned in a card with a stamp. So the stamp did not originate with Topps, as far as I can determine. Still, they are fun to collect.
I now want to start collecting the COMPLETE sets (not just Red Sox) of:
1950 Bowman 1-252 (with and without copyright line for 181-252).
I already HAVE: 5,2,8,9,14,15,18,20,24,25,27,29,34,36,44,45,47,50,52,54,57,61,62,63,65,66,73,74,76,78,79,80,81,83,85,86,87,88,89,90,91,92,93,95,97,99,103,105,106,107,108,109,110,111,113,115,116,117,118,122,124,130,131,133,134,136,141,144,146,149,150,151,154,157,158, 159,160,161,162,163,165,166,169,170,171,172,173,174,175,178,179,181 (no copyright),183,184,185,186,187,188,191,193,195 (no copyright),198,198 (no copyright),199,200,204,208,209,212,213,214,219,223,226,227(no copyright),229,230,231 (no copyright),233,233 (no copyright),235,235 (no copyright),237 (no copyright),239,239,240 (no copyright),241 (no copyright),242,246 (no copyright),247,249,251
1953 Bowman Black & White 1-64.
I NEED: 15,23,28,37,38,39,41,42,43(1930),43(1950),44,45,46,48,49,52,57,60,63
I now want to expand my Red Sox collection a bit, and start collecting 1979 OPC Red Sox, 1980 OPC Red Sox, and 1980 Topps Red Sox. Here are the numbers I need:
1979 OPC Red Sox
1980 OPC Red Sox
1980 Topps Red Sox
1,40,320,597(name in yellow),689
IN MY WILDEST DREAMS WANTLIST
#177 Bill Wight Gray Back with the normal (lighter) front rather than darker front
#180 Charley Maxwell Gray Back with the normal (lighter) front rather than darker front
#382 Ted Bowsfield with white (not the usual cream or gray) back
#403 Ed Sadowski with white (not the usual cream or gray) back
#439 Tom Brewer with white (not the usual cream or gray) back