Friday, July 26, 2013

2002 Topps Traded Wantlist

3. Alex Gonzalez
4. Jason Isringhausen
25. Robin Ventura
56. Dmitri Young
57. Roosevelt Brown
90. Carlos Pena
98. Johnny Damon
110. Ron Gardenhire

[updated - 8/30/18]

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Dodger Blue & The 100 Million Dollar Man

The 2008 AL MVP just signed a big contract extension with the Red Sox worth 100 million dollars over a span of 7 years, likely going to end his career with Boston. GREAT! That is exactly what i want to see.  It's fun watching a player like him take the field and giving all he's got to win a game.

The same day this deal was done, i added this beauty to my Pedroia super-collection. Normally, seeing that im a crazed topps fanatic, i would complete the 206 set. But im not. 

Why do you ask this? because there are too many variations to figure out and im too lazy to do that so im just chasing Pedroia. 

When you look at this 65 gem, what do you see wrong with this picture? The "LA" is covered in blue pen.
Normally i would not have this in my collection, but this is one of the very few exceptions.

This 3x Cy Young Award Winner is my ONLY, yes i said it, ONLY vintage card of him during his playing days. I don't have many Koufax cards sitting in my boxes, but this one is a personal favorite.

This design is my second favorite design of all-time (first is 1963) I don't have many 65 Topps and im trying to get a complete set. Maybe at this rate i'll have it completed in the year 2078, but this one will certainly make a big impact.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

1982 Topps Traded Wantlist

1. Doyle Alexander
2. Jesse Barfield
3. Ross Bumgarten
4. Steve Bedrosian
5. Mark Belanger
6. Kurt Bevacqua
7. Tim Blackwell
8. Vida Blue
9. Bob Boone
10. Larry Bowa
11. Dan Briggs
12. Bobby Brown 
13. Tom Brunansky
14. Jeff Burroughs 
15. Enos Cabell
16. Bill Campbell
17. Bobby Castillo
18. Bill Caudill
19. Cesar Cedeno
20. Dan Collins
21. Doug Corbett
22. Al Cowens
23. Chili Davis
24. Dick Davis
25. Ron Davis
26. Doug DeCinces
27. Ivan DeJesus
28. Bob Dernier
29. Bo Diaz
30. Roger Erickson
31. Jim Essian
32. Ed Farmer
33. Doug Flynn
34. Tim Foli
35. Dan Ford
36. George Foster
37. Dave Frost
38. Rich Gale
39. Ron Gardenhire
40. Ken Griffey Sr.
41. Greg Harris
42. Von Hayes
43. Larry Herndon
44. Kent Hrbek
45. Mike Ivie
46. Grant Jackson
47. Reggie Jackson
48. Ron Jackson
49. Fergie Jenkins
50. Lamar Johnson
51. Randy Johnson
52. Jay Johnstone
53. Mike Kelley
54. Steve Kemp
55. Junior Kennedy
56. Jim Kern
57. Ray Knight
58. Wayne Krenchicki
59. Mike Krukow
60. Duane Kuiper
61. Mike LaCoss
62. Chet Lemon
63. Sixto Lexcano
64. Davey Lopes
65. Jerry Martin
66. Renie Martin
67. John Mayberry
68. Lee Mazzilli
69. Bake McBride
70. Dan Meyer
71. Larry Milbourne
72. Eddie Milner
73. Sid Monge
74. John Montefusco
75. Jose Morales
76. Keith Moreland
77. Jim Morrison
78. Rance Mulliniks
79. Steve Mura
80. Gene Nelson
81. Joe Nolan
82. Dickie Noles
83. Al Oliver
84. Jorge Orta
85. Tom Paciorek
86. Larry Parrish
87. Jack Perconte
88. Gaylord Perry
89. Rob Piccolio
90. Joe Pittman
91. Hosken Powell
92. Mike Proly
93. Greg Pryor
94. Charlie Puleo
95. Shane Rawley
96. Johnny Ray
97. Dave Revering
98. Cal Ripken Jr.
99. Allen Ripley
100. Bill Robinson
101. Aruelio Rodriguez
102. Joe Rudi
103. Steve Sax
104. Dan Schatzader
105. Bob Shirley
106. Eric Show
107. Roy Smalley
108. Lonnie Smith
109. Ozzie Smith
110. Rex Smith
111. Lary Sorensen
112. Elias Sosa
113. Mike Stanton
114. Steve Stroughter
115. Champ Summers
116. Rick Sutcliffe
117. Frank Tanana
118. Frank Taveras
119. Garry Templeton
120. Alex Trevino
121. Jerry Turner
122. Ed Vande Berg
123. Tom Veryzer
124. Ron Washington
125. Bob Watson
126. Dennis Werth
127. Ed Whitson
128. Rob Wilfong
129. Bump Wills
130. Gary Woods
131. Butch Wynegar
132. Checklist

[updated - 7/11/13]

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Ebay pickups: July 9th, 2013

I didn't buy much, but these are worth bragging about.

Gatorade bath cards are cool, this is one of the very few i have in my PC.
They're much cooler than those pie-face cards Topps released a few years back.
I picked up this beauty for 5 bucks. 

Not a bad start, considering i have a long list of SP's i want from this set.
now i have a grand total of 5 VARIATIONS!

Maybe someday this millennium i'll have my wantlist up. 

Yankee Fans will really hate me for this one. It's a piece of Forbes Field from 2009 Topps Heritage featuring a guy who ended their season in the 1960 World Series.

Or is it a seat?

It looks awesome. Infact, instead of looking like a seat, it looks like a piece of netting. Not quite sure though.

I've never encountered a "stadium seat" that looks like this. It's unique, that's why i bought it. But i have two different ones with the lead paint peeling off. 

I'll get to the bottom of this mystery and found out what this is.

Monday, July 1, 2013

2007 Topps Update Wantlist


[updated - 9/1/14]

2012 Topps Archives Wantlist

201. Don Mattingly
203. Willie Mays
205. Bill Buckner
207. Vida Blue
208. Frank Howard
210. Sandy Koufax
211. Wally Joyner
214. Mitch Williams
215. Brett Butler
217. Luis Tiant
218. Dave Righetti
219. Cecil Cooper
220. Ken Griffey Jr. 
224. Terry Pendleton
225. Ken Griffey Sr.
231. Jack Clark
232. George Bell
234. Shawon Dunston
238. Jose Oquendo
241. Bryce Harper

Reprints: any but the following:

52 Larry Doby
52 Bob Feller
53 Ralph Kiner
55 Roberto Clemente
56 Duke Snider
60 Brooks Robinson
62 Duke Snider
65 Willie McCovey
66 Juan Marichal
67 Fergie Jenkins
68 Catfish Hunter
69 Johnny Bench
70 Nolan Ryan
73 Joe Morgan
75 George Brett
77 Gary Carter
79 Eddie Murray
82IA Jim Palmer
84 Don Mattingly
86 Darryl Strawberry

68 3D: any but the following:

C.C. Sabathia
Felix Hernandez
Joey Votto
Justin Upton
Mickey Mantle
Babe Ruth
Al Kaline

Fan Favorite Autos: any but the following

Carney Lansford
Doug Decinces

69 Deckle Edge: any but the following: 

Mike Napoli
Joe Mauer
Carl Yastrzemski

82 In-Action: any but the following:

Josh Hamilton

58 Classic Combos: any but the following:

"Hollywood Hurlers" Koufax/Kershaw
"Red Sox Stars" Yastremski/Ellsbury

56 Relics: any but the following:

MY- Michael Young

77 Cloth Stickers: any but the following: 

Josh Hamilton
Steve Carlton
Jacoby Ellsbury
Derek Jeter
Catfish Hunter
Reggie Jackson
Cliff Lee
Kevin Youkilis
Andrew McCutchen
Roy Halladay
Ryan Braun
Eric Hosmer

67 Stickers: any but the following:

Willie Mays
Adrian Gonzalez
Jim Palmer
Tim Lincecum
Jose Bautista
Ryan Braun

[updated - 2/18/14]

2013 Topps Archives Wantlist

20. Albert Pujols
40. Prince Fielder
72. Harmon Killebrew
100. Bryce Harper
159. Troy Tulowitzki
162. Carlos Ruiz
163. Hyun-Jin Ryu
201. John Mayberry
202. Mike Greenwell
206. Tim Salmon
207. Lee May
208. Keith Miller
209. Dwight Evans
211. Tom Brunansky
213. Juan Samuel
214. Fred McGriff
215. Bob Welch
216. Jesse Barfield
217. Mookie Wilson
218. Darrell Evans
220. Ellis Burks
221. Hal Morris
222. Howard Johnson
223. Matt Williams
225. Kent Hrbek
226. Larry Bowa
227. Mickey Rivers
228. Delino DeShields
229. Hubie Brooks
230. Ray Knight
231. Kevin McReynolds
232. Travis Fryman
234. Don Baylor
235. Gregg Jefferies
238. Frank White
240. Darren Daulton
241. Fred Lynn 
242. Kevin Mitchell
243. Lloyd Moseby
244. Eric Davis

Fan Favorite Autos: Any but the following:

Vince Coleman

72 Basketball: any but the following: 

Matt Kemp
Reggie Jackson

89 All-Star Autos #'d to 10: any but the following:

Anthony Rizzo

83 All-Stars: any but the following:

Bryce Harper
George Brett
Jim Rice
Leon Durham
Andrew McCutchen
Darrell Evans
Carlton Fisk
Derek Jeter
Mike Schmidt
Pedro Guerrero
Paul Molitor
Rickey Henderson
Ryne Sandberg

83 Dual Fan Favorites: any but the following:

Dave Parker/Andrew McCutchen
Ruben Sierra/Nelson Cruz
Matt Williams/Buster Posey

Tall Boys Mini: any but the following:

Albert Pujols
Dante Bichette
Denny McLain
Eric Davis
Fred McGriff
Anthony Rizzo
Derek Jeter
Miguel Cabrera
Roberto Clemente

Gallery Of Heroes: any but the following:

Lou Gehrig
Miguel Cabrera

1960 Relics: any but the following: 

Victor Martinez
Nick Markakis

4-1 69 Stickers: any but the following: 


[updated - 2/13/14]

2009 Topps Wantlist

1. Babe Ruth
10. Rogers Hornsby
66. Ty Cobb
205. Honus Wagner
210. Roy Campanella
305. Thurman Munson
353. Cal Ripken Jr.
475. Mike Schmidt
490. Nolan Ryan
515. Reggie Jackson
520. Tony Gwynn
600. Greg Maddux
610. Paul Molitor
650. Steve Carlton

[updated - 2/15/18]