Here's my Top 10 Dream Wantlist of cards I hope to obtain sometime before I die. In the slim chance you own one of these and are open to trade offers, please let me know.
10. 1952 Topps Dick Williams
The only Padre HOFer in the '52 Topps set, unfortunately for me a high number (AKA EXPENSIVE). I need this card someday. Preferably fuzzy-cornered & creased-to-hell.
9. 1967 Mantle
I almost have a have nice 1964-1969 run of Mantles (any condition). I think a poor copy '67 is a realistic goal to chase.
8. 1963 Mantle
Might as well try to extend the run! I've got a poor condition '57.. so 58 thru 63 are NNEEEDS. (Update: I've since gotten a '63 Mantle!)
7. ANY VINTAGE MUSIAL
Stan The Man. You hear? THE MAN! NEEEED!
(Update: I've since gotten his '62 Topps and '58 Topps AS.)
6. 1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr RC
How do I not own this??! It's JUNK WAX after all! Great card.
(Update: I've got an '89 UD Griffey now. Thanks again, Tim!)
5. 1968 Ryan RC
NOLAN _FXCKING RYAN!!! (jerry FRXKING koosman)
4. 1960 Carl Yastrzemski RC
Yaz is a near-holy deity in the world of baseball. Owning his rookie card is a one-way ticket to collector-heaven, no questions asked. RUUUUKY CAAAAD
(Update: got this now!)
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3. 2009 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions Dick Allen autograph
(Update: ggot it!)
The only modern card on this list. Man, this is a nice-looking card. I really hope to own it one day.
2. 1951 Bowman Mantle
Another Mantle.. his One True Rookie.
1. 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle
And, of course.. The most iconic card of all time? Would love to own even a ripped up, dog-chewed, toddler-scribbled-on copy someday. In fact, I'd prefer a beat-to-hell copy.. that way I'd at least have some measure of reassurance that it wasn't counterfeit.
There you go.. There's my dream wantlist as of this date. Hopefully by this day next year I'll have checked one or two off of this list. Happy hunting!
[Editor, again: Hmm. In the sober light of day, I'm not sure my list would be quite the same. I'd probably drop some Mantles for the sake of variety. If we're talking total fantasy wishlist, I could probably throw on that one Honus Wagner card too.. some vintage Babe Ruth, maybe.. how could I leave Ted Williams off the list?! Ah, this is hard. Perhaps it was wise of me to just bust this out drunk rather than put too much thought into it.
So what are some cards on your dreamlist?]