Monday, March 31, 2014

Ben's Want List

Welcome to my trading page and want list. I collect trading cards, and am working on a few projects, including:

Red Soxlopedia: I'm trying to collect one card of every Red Sox player in the team's history. So far I have more than 1,000 different players.

Sets: I'm actively collecting the 1969 Topps set, as well as the 2014 Topps Heritage set. I'm also looking for upgrades for my 1956 and 1965 Topps sets.

1967 Topps Who Am I?: I collect unscratched (disguise) versions of cards from this set.

Combo Cards: I'm going for the complete run of combo cards produced by Topps from 1957–1969. I need around 25 cards for the run.

Casey: A few years ago I published an adaptation of the poem "Casey at the Bat" where I took the lines of the poem and put them on baseball cards. I spread word about it on my blog, made a poster version of the artwork, and printed out real-size "cards" for a local exhibition of the work at my town's library. Now I'm trying to pair the custom cards with their real-life counterparts. You can view the artwork here.


Here's my current want list

Cards listed in colors are in negotiation or incoming.

1969 Topps
90 Koosman
95 Bench
120 Rose
165 WS Game 4
168 WS Game 7
197 Selma
203 D. Johnson
207 Face
212 Tresh
214 Checklist 3
221 Shamsky
225 Kessinger
230 Staub
231 Dobson
233 Barber
241 J. Brewer
244 Rookies
245 Charles
246 J. Coleman
251 Herbel
254 Schultz MG
288 Holtzman
292 Downing
293 Dietz
296 Messersmith
298 Nicholson
299 Belanger
300 F. Alou
302 Pagliaroni
304 Gaston
369 Skinner
372 A. Phillips
378 Herrera
381 Kranepool
383 C. Cox
390 Freehan
393 Brabender
394 Piniella
398 Francona
405 L. May
444 Moeller
451 R. Rollins
453 Cuellar
454 Rookies
456 B. Harrelson
459 Boswell
460 Torre
461 M. Epstein
473 Arcia
482 Gosger
488 Sparma
492 Cloninger
499 Rookies
501 T. Gonzalez
518 Whitfield
522 Hoerner
524 Rookies
528 Osteen
534 McNertney
535 Regan
536 Rookies
540 Flood
547 Martin MG
549 Brand
554 Bertaina
557 F. Fernandez
561 R. Clark
562 Watson
566 R. Hansen
573 Palmer
576 Rookies
577 Hegan
580 Northup
587 Rudi
590 Carty
592 Rookies
593 Nottebart
594 Womack
595 Maye
598 Amaro
(Thanks JD; Ant Arbeeny.)

2014 Topps Heritage

LOGO VARIATIONS
53 Giancarlo Stanton Miami Marlins®
149 Buster Posey San Francisco Giants®
250 Mike Trout Angels®
310 Domonic Brown Philadelphia Phillies®
400 Bryce Harper Washington Nationals®
407 Michael Wacha St. Louis Cardinals®
426 Yasiel Puig Los Angeles Dodgers®
444 Yu Darvish Texas Rangers®
447 Dustin Pedroia Boston Red Sox®
455 Jose Reyes Toronto Blue Jays®
457 Carlos Gomez Milwaukee Brewers™
458 Anthony Rizzo Chicago Cubs®
461 Evan Longoria Tampa Bay Rays™
463 Paul Goldschmidt Arizona Diamondbacks®
464 Joe Mauer Minnesota Twins®
468 Carlos Santana Cleveland Indians®
471 Chris Sale Chicago White Sox®
475 Chris Davis Baltimore Orioles®
490 Matt Harvey New York Mets®
494 Carlos Gonzalez Colorado Rockies™
500 Miguel Cabrera Detroit Tigers®
(Thanks Jim Passaro)

I need all errors and all throwback uniform variations.

CHROME
43 Carlos Beltran
53 Giancarlo Stanton
60 Aroldis Chapman
73 Francisco Liriano
84 Hyun-Jin Ryu
145 Edwin Encarnacion
148 Freddie Freeman
149 Buster Posey
170 Justin Upton
190 Allen Craig
200 Jason Heyward
205 Starling Marte
213 Clay Buchholz
260 Zack Greinke
269 Albert Pujols
275 Julio Teheran
284 David Wright
300 Clayton Kershaw
303 Prince Fielder
345 Jose Bautista
350 Alfonso Soriano
370 Matt Kemp
407 Michael Wacha
426 Yasiel Puig
427 Jurickson Profar
428 Madison Bumgarner
432 Jay Bruce
441 David Ortiz
445 Pablo Sandoval
446 Wil Myers
448 Jason Kipnis
453 Ian Desmond
454 Jacoby Ellsbury
456 Brandon Phillips
458 Anthony Rizzo
459 Ian Kinsler
460 Josh Hamilton
461 Evan Longoria
467 Ryan Braun
469 Ryan Zimmerman
470 Stephen Strasburg
472 Joey Votto
473 Adrian Gonzalez
475 Chris Davis
477 Robinson Cano
478 Nolan Arenado
482 Felix Hernandez
490 Matt Harvey
491 Yadier Molina
492 Jordan Zimmermann
493 Max Scherzer
494 Carlos Gonzalez
495 Hisashi Iwakuma
500 Miguel Cabrera
(Thanks Cliff Walk, Jim Passaro)

REFRACTORS
441 David Ortiz
447 Dustin Pedroia
(Thanks Jim Passaro)

TARGET RED BORDERS
84 Hyun-Jin Ryu (Los Angeles Dodgers)
150 Manny Machado (Baltimore Orioles)
330 CC Sabathia (New York Yankees)
446 Wil Myers (Tampa Bay Rays)
464 Joe Mauer (Minnesota Twins)
472 Joey Votto (Cincinnati Reds)
480 Craig Kimbrel (Atlanta Braves)
494 Carlos Gonzalez (Colorado Rockies)
(Thanks Zach Malone)

WALMART BLUE BORDERS
457 Carlos Gomez (Milwaukee Brewers)


1956 Topps Upgrades (VG or better)
48 Hegan
50 Rhodes
73 Terwilliger
96 Tremel
102 Davis
105 Smith
131 Roselli
156 Westrum
162 Bell
167 Dorish
179 Chiti
184 Bessent
188 White Sox Team
228 Vernon
252 Law
276 Zuverink
289 Jeffcoat
292 Aparicio
308 Harmon
313 Stephens
316 Coleman
327 Wiesler
335 Hoak
(Thanks Randy McKim)

1965 Topps Upgrades (VG or better)
69 Virdon, Pitts
85 Smith, LAA
104 Checklist
130 Kaline, Det
171 Roland, Minn
189 Checklist
201 Twins Rookies
205 Spahn, NYM
207 Rose, Cin
243 Reds Rookies
245 Pepitone, NYY
249 McNally, Balt
250 Mays, SF
284 Willhite, Wash
297 DeBusschere, CHW
300 Koufax, LAD
304 Stenhouse, Wash
311 Pena, KC
322 Wise, Phil
328 Fisher, CHW
333 Reynolds, KC
338 Phillies Team
344 Parker, LAD
350 Mantle, NYY
371 Kreutzer, Wash
373 Simmons, StL
386 Cubs Rookies
416 Brewer, LAD
421 Twins Rookies
435 Davis, LAD
440 Tresh, NYY
442 Power, LAA
454 Rakow, Det
463 Mota, Pitts
471 Hoeft, Milw
511 Locke, NYM
520 Cloninger, Milw
540 Brock, StL
581 NL Rookies
584 Bright, ChC
(Thanks Randy McKim, Taylor Schock)

1967 Topps Who Am I? (unscratched w/disguise)
2 ANDREW JACKSON
3 JAMES MONROE
4 JOAN OF ARC
5 NERO
6 FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
7 HENRY VIII
9 CLARA BARTON
10 NAPOLEON BONAPARTE
12 BABE RUTH
13 THOMAS JEFFERSON
16 ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
17 WOODROW WILSON
18 STONEWALL JACKSON
20 JOHN QUINCY ADAMS
21 CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
22 MICKEY MANTLE
23 ALBERT EINSTEIN
24 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
25 ABRAHAM LINCOLN
26 LEIF ERICSSON
27 ADM. RICHARD BYRD
29 THOMAS EDISON
31 QUEEN ELIZABETH II
33 WILLIE MAYS
34 TEDDY ROOSEVELT
35 GENGHIS KHAN
36 DANIEL BOONE
37 WINSTON CHURCHILL
38 PAUL REVERE
39 FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE
41 SANDY KOUFAX
42 JACKIE KENNEDY
43 LADY BIRD JOHNSON
44 LYNDON JOHNSON



Vintage Topps Combo Cards


1957
407 Yankee Sluggers (Berra/Mantle)

1958
289 Series Rivals (Burdette, Shantz)
321 Sluggers Supreme (Kluszewski, Williams)
351 Braves' Fence Busters (Aaron, Crandall, Mathews)
418 World Series Foes (Mantle, Aaron)

1959 
17 Danny's All-Stars (Kluszewski, Murtaugh, Thomas)
74 Directing the Power (Lavagetto, Lemon, Sievers)
147 Cubs' Clubbers (Banks, Long, Moryn)
408 Keystone Combo (Aparicio, Fox)
519 Infield Power (Gernert, Malzone, Runnels)
543 Corsair Trio (Clemente, Skinner, Virdon)

1960 
160 Rival All-Stars (Mantle, Boyer)
352 Cincy Clouters (Bell, Robinson, Lynch)

1961
173 Beantown Bombers (Jensen, Malzone, Wertz)
(Thanks Taylor Schock)

1962 
18 Manager's Dream -- Mantle, Mays
163 Hot Corner Guardians -- Boyer, Gardner
263 The Right Pitch -- Jay, Purkey, Turner
401 AL & NL Homer Kings -- Maris, Cepeda

1963 
18 Buc Blasters -- Burgess, Clemente, Skinner, Stuart
138 Pride of NL -- Mays, Musial
173 Bombers' Best -- Tresh, Mantle, Richardson
412 Dodgers' Big Three -- Drysdale, Koufax, Podres

1964 
331 AL Bombers -- Cash, Kaline, Mantle, Maris
423 Tops in NL - Aaron, Mays

1966 
273 Astro Aces -- Aspromonte, Staub

1968 
480 Manager's Dream -- Cardenas, Clemente, Oliva
490 Super Stars -- Killebrew, Mantle, Mays