wantlist

Let's trade! Generally speaking, I'm a player collector.. with most of my card collection being PCs of various guys I like.

Here are my wants...

Mini-collections

Player Collections


Guys I Collect (I'm trying to get 100 different cards of each of these guys. They're split into a few categories. I generally don't keep records of my player collections, but if a guy's name has "PC" after it, you can click it to get an idea of what cards I already have to avoid sending dupes.)

High Priority
Anthony Rizzo
Austin Hedges
Dick Allen
Dick Williams
Francisco Lindor (PC)

Gavin LaValley (PC)
Gavin Lux
Hoyt Wilhelm
Jerry Coleman
Kris Bryant (PC)
Manny Machado
Manuel Margot
Marcus Giles
Matt Ginter (PC)
Michael Conforto
Mike Trout
Mookie Betts
Nate Colbert
Rod Beck (PC)
Stan Musial
Ted Williams
Travis Jankowski
Trea Turner
Trevor Story

Wil Myers
Willie McCovey
Willie Stargell
Xander Bogaerts (PC)

Medium Priority
Adam Jones
Al Hrabosky

Al Oliver
Andre Dawson
Andrew McCutchen (PC)
Bert Blyleven
Bob Gibson
Bobby Doerr
Bruce Bochy
Bryce Harper
Carl Yastrzemski
Carlos Correa

Carlos Delgado
Chris Sale (PC)
Clayton Kershaw
Dave Parker
Dan Vogelbach
Dwight Evans
Eric Owens
Ferguson Jenkins
Frank Robinson
Gavin Floyd (PC)
Gavin Cecchini (PC)
George Brett

Hank Aaron
Harmon Killebrew
Hunter Renfroe

Jabari Blash
Jim Kaat
Jose Altuve
Josh Donaldson
Kent Tekulve
Kyle Schwarber
Lou Brock
Mike Schmidt
Minnie Miñoso
Nolan Ryan
Ozzie Smith
Pat Neshek
Paul Molitor
Pedro Martinez (PC)
Phil Niekro
Randy Jones
Randy Johnson
Reggie Sanders
Rollie Fingers
Sparky Anderson
Stephen Strasburg
Steve Garvey
Thurman Munson
Tom Seaver
Tony Perez
Vida Blue
Vladimir Guerrero

Low Priority
Albert Pujols
Bake McBride

Bartolo Colon
Billy Hamilton
Blake Snell
Brooks Kieschnick
Carlton Fisk

Charlie Hough
Darrell Evans

Dave Henderson
Dave Staton
David Wells
Dock Ellis

Don Zimmer
Garry Templeton
Graig Nettles
Jesse Orosco 
Jim Thome
John Kruk
John Smoltz
Luis Tiant (PC)
Mark Fidrych
Marquis Grissom
Mike Jacobs
Pat Venditte
Pete Rose
Pete Rose, Jr!
Phil Nevin
Red Schoendienst

Robin Yount
Ron Gant
Sandy Koufax
Tim Flannery
Tony Gwynn Jr
Vince Coleman
Wade Boggs
Willie Mays
Yasiel Puig
Yu Darvish

Xavier Nady

Lowest Priority Last Resort (if you've got absolutely nothing else on my wantlist to send me! haha)
Adrian Beltre
Andy Benes (non-junk)
Babe Ruth (non-Yankee cards only)
Barry Bonds
Bo Jackson
Christian Yelich
Craig Biggio

Darryl Strawberry
Dee Gordon
Don Mattingly
Howard Johnson
Ichiro Suzuki

Jeff Bagwell
Jim Edmonds
Joe Carter

Jose Canseco
Kirby Puckett
Mark McGwire
Mike Scioscia
Roger Clemens
Steve Sax
Tim Raines


Hundred Card Club - As explained in this post, these are like my "retired" PCs and I'm not really actively collecting these below guys anymore, and generally speaking I don't need any mainstream/flagship/common cards from them (Please don't send me junkwax of these guys unless you're confident I don't have them), but if you have something special, I'd likely be interested-- especially stuff like Christmas Cards [any card serial #'d 12/25], printing plates, autos, parallels, short-print variations, rare inserts, etc.
Tony Gwynn (please don't send me any flagship/junk Tony's; I've probably already got them, thanks!)
Reggie Jackson (PC)
Dave Winfield
Brian Giles
Roberto Alomar (please don't send me any Padres cards of Roberto; I really only need later-career cards)
Greg Maddux (PC - please don't send me any Maddux cards featured in that PC post!)
Trevor Hoffman (PC)
David Ortiz
Mike Piazza (PC)
Frank Thomas
Adrian Gonzalez
Jake Peavy

Ken Griffey, Jr (PC)
Rickey Henderson
Fred McGriff
Goose Gossage

Bip Roberts (PC)
Benito Santiago (PC - please don't send me any cards featured in that PC post!)
Bill Madlock
Gaylord Perry
Julio Franco (PC)

Ken Caminiti
Matt Kemp (PC)
Giancarlo Stanton (PC)
Paul Goldschmidt
Alex Rodriguez (PC)
Khalil Greene
Ryan Klesko
Steve Finley
Mickey Mantle
Roberto Clemente


GUYS FROM GRANITE - I collect any baseball players who (like myself) went to Granite Hills High School, including: John Barnes (PC), Brian Carroll, Casey Craig (PC), Tom Fordham (PC), Brian Humphries (PC/p2), Chris Jones (white guy from the 80s) (PC), Johnny Omahen (PC), Mike Reinbach (PC - Oh, anybody reading this in Japan, there are a bunch of Mike Reinbach Calbee cards [ カルビー ラインバック ] on auction.yahoo.co.jp I'd love to get!) Scott Shoemaker (PC), Shane Spencer (PC), and Travis Taijeron. 2016 draftees Andrew Brown (Phillies) and Trenton Brooks (Indians).

Also some old-timey guys with San Diego ties, such as Pete Coscarart (PC) and Gavvy Cravath.

Also openly gay professional athletes because truth and courage is awesome. It's 2017, everyone should be free to be themselves as long as they ain't hurtin nobody. Michael Sam, David Denson, Glenn Burke, Billy Bean, Sean Conroy, Dale Scott, Jason Collins, Derrick Gordon, Conner Mertens, Robbie Rogers.

Other general stuff that could catch my eye: hot rookies/prospects (whoever's hyped up with collectors at the moment.. Corey Seager, Gary Sanchez, etc), certified autographs, interesting refractors and other crazy-looking cards, any colored Bowman Chrome refractors/parallels, Topps/Bowman Xfractors (and similar stuff like that), out-of-the-ordinary relic cards (stuff besides jersey swatches or bat chips), vintage (older the better, any sport/subject)

Ten Most Wanted Tough Autographs:
As mentioned, I (like most collectors) like autographs.. preferably pack-certified autos. Here are a few guys in particular of whom I would love to add an auto to my collection someday:
Roberto Clemente, Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams (yeah, these first 3 are big dreams for me), Sandy Koufax, Mariano Rivera, Randy Johnson, Jim Thome, Derek Jeter, Bryce Harper, and Kyle Schwarber. Those are my 10 auto wants at the moment, but again, autos of anybody-- especially guys in my above player collection lists-- would be sweet to get in a trade.

As far as other autos, while I'm cool with anything, I've recently been especially drawn to GREEN INK and RED INK autographs (and heck, orange, purple, gold, silver, whatever). Black and blue are kinda boring at this point, so any other colors definitely get my attention.

I mainly collect baseball, but some other sports too..

FOOTBALL GUYS

Tommy Vardell, LaDainian Tomlinson, Ricky Williams, Marshall Faulk, Reggie Bush, William "Refrigerator" Perry, Walter Payton, Joe Montana, Joe Namath, Dick Butkus, Larry Csonka, Robert Smith, John Elway, Gavin Escobar (PC)

BASKETBALL GUYS

Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, Julius Erving, Dikembe Mutombo, Manute Bol, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Tim Duncan

HOCKEY GUYS

Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier

WRESTLING

AJ Lee (PC), Sgt. Slaughter, Andre The Giant

RACING

Jimmie Johnson

OTHER

Anything glow-in-the-dark. And 80s toys such as Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Transformers, Ghostbusters, He-Man, MASK, Bionic Six, etc. I also love The Simpsons, The Goonies, MST3K, South Park, most older Adult Swim shows, Adventure Time, Archer, Parks & Recreation, Game of Thrones.. cards/collectibles from any of those would be sweet. I collect 1976 drummer boy quarters. I'm also a musician and am always looking to add more instruments and equipment. I might be interested in Wii or PS3 video games if you gotta any sitting around you'd like to swap for some cards.


Sets I'm trying to complete

1965 Topps (needs spreadsheet) - trying to assemble a nice-condition set, but will happily take any condition and try to upgrade later if needbe.

1964 Topps (needs spreadsheet) - trying to assemble a nice-condition set, but will happily take any condition and try to upgrade later if needbe.

1957 Topps (needs spreadsheet) - any condition accepted. Any!

1971 Topps (needs spreadsheet) - I have completed this set (hooray!), though at some point I plan to try upgrading some cards.. though my wantlist doesn't reflect the cards I'd like to upgrade yet. If you have a cache of nice 71s available, let me know and it may motivate me to update my list.

1973 Topps (needs spreadsheet) - I have completed this set (hooray!), though there are still many cards I'd like to upgrade. Don't have to be "gem mint 10" or anything, just in solid condition without glaring flaws.

2004 Topps Chrome  black refractors  (needs spreadsheet) - Would love to put together a black refractor parallel set of 2004 Chrome.

2011 Topps parallels - (needs spreadsheet) Trying to put together a frankenset of parallels from this set (Series 1, 2, Update.. heck, even Chrome).. cognac (liquorfractor), diamond, hope diamond, and whatnot. Preferably sparkly parallels.

1987 Bohemian Hearth Bread - this is a yellow 22-card regional set of Padres. The set is not sequentially numbered, rather numbered by jersey number.
Needs: 1 Garry Templeton, 4 Jose Cora, 5 Randy Ready, 8 John Kruk, 9 Benito Santiago, 10 Larry Bowa, 11 Tim Flannery, 14 Carmelo Martinez, 19 Tony Gwynn, 30 Eric Show, 31 Ed Whitson, 40 Andy Hawkins, 41 Lance McCullers, 43 Dave Dravecky, 54 Rich Gossage

1993 Upper Deck Fun Pack - Glow Stars sticker subset
Needs: 54 Roberto Alomar, 61 Tom Glavine, 80 Ryne Sandberg, 86 Eric Karros, 93 Marquis Grissom, 99 Barry Bonds, 130 Cal Ripken Jr., 142 Darren Daulton, 148 Andy Van Slyke, 173 Andres Galarraga, 191 Kirby Puckett, 204 Jim Abbott 

2015 Topps series 1 Gallery of Greats inserts
Needs: GG-2 Frank Thomas, GG-4 Ken Griffey Jr., GG-5 Tom Glavine, GG-6 Mike Piazza, GG-9 Miguel Cabrera, GG-11 Yasiel Puig, GG-12 Steve Carlton, GG-14 Willie Mays, GG-17 Albert Pujols, GG-18 Bryce Harper, GG-22 Babe Ruth, GG-23 Roberto Clemente
I would also like to work on the similar 2015 Topps Chrome Gallery of Greats inserts.

2001 Topps Archives Reserve Future Rookie Reprints
Needs: 1 Barry Bonds 87, 2 Chipper Jones 91, 3 Cal Ripken, Jr. 82, 6 Derek Jeter 93, 7 Geoff Jenkins 96, 8 Jim Edmonds 93, 9 Bernie Williams 90, 10 Sammy Sosa 90, 11 Rickey Henderson 80, 13 Randy Johnson 89, 14 Juan Gonzalez 90, 17 Pokey Reese 92, 18 Preston Wilson 93
..I'm also interested in Archives Reserve autos or relics (2001 or 2002), including football. Gotta stress that I'm only interested in Archives Reserve, not regular Archives.

And for the grandaddy of my collecting goals:
2004 Topps Retired Signature Edition uncirculated certified autographs - I'm trying to complete the autograph set, preferably refractor autos. See below.

Red = Need it
Green = Got it
Blue = Refractor acquired (/25)

Group A: Cal Ripken, Jr; Nolan Ryan; Carl Yastrzemski; Robin Yount
Group B: Hank Aaron; Ernie Banks; Stan Musial; Duke Snider
Group C: Johnny Bench; Yogi Berra; Whitey Ford; Bob Gibson; Dwight Gooden; Tony Gwynn; Don Mattingly; Brooks Robinson; Mike Schmidt; Tom Seaver; Ozzie Smith
Group D: Wade Boggs; John Candelaria; Jose Canseco; Gary Carter; Carlton Fisk; Ralph Kiner; Paul Molitor; Paul O'Neill; Frank Robinson; Ryne Sandberg; Darryl Strawberry; Don Zimmer
Group E: Buddy Bell; Rod Carew; Bucky Dent; Rob Dibble; Dennis Eckersley; Tony Fernandez; Rollie Fingers; George Foster; César Gerónimo; Kirk Gibson; Goose Gossage; Orel HershiserAl Hrabosky; Greg Luzinski; Tony Oliva; Dave Parker; Jimmy Piersall; Alan Trammell;
Group F: Davey Lopes
Group G: Tony Armas; Vida Blue; Tom Brunansky; Bill Buckner; Orlando Cepeda; Darren Daulton; Darrell Evans; Bobby Grich; Ferguson Jenkins; Wally Joyner; Jimmy Key; Ron Kittle; Bill Madlock; Jack McDowell; Dale Murphy; Graig Nettles; Al Oliver; Bobby Richardson; Ron Santo; Dave Stieb; Bruce Sutter; Ron Swoboda; Luis Tiant; Earl Weaver; Maury Wills
Group H: Elroy Face

(Just to clarify because sometimes people get confused: The colorful names above are not necessarily players I collect, rather a set I'm working on.)


That's about it.

Please note that due to ever-rising expense and hassle of USPS international shipping, I only trade/send within the US now. Sorry, Canadians and Europeans; nothing personal! I can possibly make an exception for a PWE trade and/or an amazing trade offer I can't refuse.. though I'll generally shy away. Sorry again.

As for my tradelist...
Just let me know of any teams/players/sets you're looking for and I'll see if I can scrounge up anything for you. Also, check the trade bait label on my blog for interesting cards I've posted about that may be available.


Please email me with any trade offers.
Thanks!