Let's trade! Generally speaking, I'm a player collector.. with most of my card collection being PCs of various guys I like, though I do occasionally build sets and work on other collecting projects.

Older sets I'm trying to complete

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!

1980 Topps (needs spreadsheet) - trying to assemble a nice-condition set.

1965 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.

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.

1983 Topps and 1984 Fleer - needs lists

1987 Fleer Update needs:
13 Ralph Bryant
15 Ellis Burks
17 Steve Carlton
31 Cecil Fielder
33 Willie Fraser
39 Albert Hall
49 Reggie Jackson
51 Dion James
68 Greg Maddux
69 Bill Madlock (thanks, GCA!)
76 Mark McGwire
80 Greg Minton
85 Randy Myers
129 Matt Williams

Future setbuilds? Got a bunch from these sets to get rid of? I'd likely be interested in starter lots from the following:
1959 Topps
1977 Topps
1978 Topps
1982 Topps
1982 Topps Traded
1983 Topps Traded
1984 Topps
1984 Topps Traded
1984 Fleer Update
1984 Donruss
1985 Donruss
1985 Topps
1987 Fleer

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
Aaron Judge (PC)
Adrian Beltre

Alex Bregman
Andrew Benintendi
Austin Hedges
Bill Madlock (PC)

Cody Bellinger
Corey Seager
Dick Allen

Dick Williams
Eric Hosmer
Fernando Tatis, Jr.
Francisco Lindor (PC)

Gavin LaValley (PC)
Gavin Lux
George Springer
Hoyt Wilhelm (PC)
Jerry Coleman
Joe Musgrove

Jose Altuve
Kirby Puckett (PC)

Kris Bryant (PC)
Manny Machado
Manny Margot
Marcus Giles
Matt Ginter (PC)
Michael Conforto
Mike Trout
Mookie Betts
Nate Colbert
Rafael Devers
Rod Beck (PC)
Rhys Hoskins
Stan Musial
Ted Williams
Tim Blackwell's mustache
Trea Turner (PC)
Willie McCovey
Willie Stargell (PC)
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
Carlos Correa
Carlos Delgado
Clayton Kershaw
Dave Parker
Dwight Evans (PC)
Eric Owens
Ferguson Jenkins
Frank Robinson
Gavin Cecchini (PC)
George Brett

Hank Aaron
Hunter Renfroe

Jim Kaat
Kent Tekulve
Lou Brock
Mike Schmidt
Minnie Miñoso
Nolan Arenado

Pat Neshek
Pedro Martinez (PC)
Phil Niekro
Randy Jones
Randy Johnson
Reggie Sanders
Rollie Fingers
Sparky Anderson
Stephen Strasburg
Steve Garvey
Thurman Munson
Tony Perez
Vida Blue

Low Priority
Albert Pujols
Alan Trammell

Bake McBride (PC)
Bartolo Colon
Billy Hamilton
Brooks Kieschnick
Carlton Fisk

Charlie Hough
Dan Walters
Darrell Evans

Dave Henderson
Dave Staton
David Wells
Dock Ellis

Don Zimmer
Garry Templeton
Graig Nettles
Jesse Orosco 
Jim Thome
Joey Votto
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
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! lol)
Andy Benes (non-Padre cards only)
Babe Ruth (non-Yankee cards only)
Barry Bonds
Bo Jackson (PC)

Buster Posey
Christian Yelich
Craig Biggio

Darryl Strawberry
Dee Gordon
Didi Gregorius

Don Mattingly
Howard Johnson
Ichiro Suzuki

Iván Rodríguez (Marlins cards only)
Jeff Bagwell
Jim Edmonds
Joe Carter

Jose Canseco
Kevin Maas (PC)
Kevin Mitchell

Madison Bumgarner
Mark McGwire
Mike Scioscia
Nomar Mazara
Quintin Berry
Roger Clemens
Steve Sax
Tim Raines

Wally Backman
Yoenis Cespedes

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, 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. (Again, please don't send me base cards or common inserts of these below guys unless you're confident I don't have them. Trying to minimize incoming dupes and cut down on time spent sorting.)
Tony Gwynn
Reggie Jackson (PC)
Dave Winfield (WANTS: 2017 A&G mini, 1980 Burger King)
Brian Giles (PC)
Roberto Alomar (please don't send me any Padres cards; I really only want 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
 (I don't really need anymore A-Gon cards)
Jake Peavy

Ken Griffey, Jr (PC)
Rickey Henderson (still would be into later career cards [Padres, Angels, Mariners, Sox, Dodgers])
Fred McGriff
Goose Gossage

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

Ken Caminiti (still want non-junk Caminiti cards)
Matt Kemp (PC) (don't really need anymore Kemp cards)
Giancarlo Stanton (PC)
Paul Goldschmidt
Alex Rodriguez (PC)
Khalil Greene
Ryan Klesko
Steve Finley
Mickey Mantle
(definitely still interested in any hits or #'d cards, as well as vintage needs)
Roberto Clemente (definitely still interested in any hits or #'d cards, as well as vintage needs)
Paul Molitor (PC)
Wil Myers (PC) (I really don't want any more Myers cards at the moment unless hits or #'d)
Gavin Floyd (PC) (...same with Gavin Floyd; don't need more base, thanks)
Josh Donaldson

Vladimir Guerrero
Carl Yastrzemski
Chris Sale (PC)
Ozzie Smith

Tom Seaver

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 (PC). 2016 draftees Andrew Brown (Phillies) and Trenton Brooks (Indians). 2017 draftees Jayson Rose (Brewers) and Sean Ross (Blue Jays).

I really like Christmas Cards, which is what I call any card that's serial #'d 12/25. And also Christmas Eve Cards, #'d 12/24.

I'm a sucker for any  glow-in-the-dark  cards.

I've got a project dubbed "Marquis Mania" - trying to collect 1000 copies of Marquis Grissom 1990 Upper Deck #9.

I collect cards of anybody named Gavin. (That said, I already have most of Gavin Floyd's common cards, and most base cards of recent baseball players named Gavin.)

I'm working on a "We Didn't Start The Fire" Binder matching up cards to lyrics of that classic song.

I'm a diehard Padres fan, born and raised in San Diego County... BUT,, I'm not a team collector. I have no interest in trying to collect every Padres card ever. So, generally speaking, I don't want you to dump your unwanted Padres commons on me. Chances are I either already got 'em or don't want 'em, and will have to just find someone else to dump them on. Exceptions here include current Padres top prospects (link!). So like Padres prospect cards (Bowman, Pro Debut, Heritage Minors, etc) from the past couple years would be cool. I mean, if you send me a big-ass box of Padres cards, I'm sure I'll find several keepers in there, but still I don't like to encourage traders to consider me a dumping ground for Padres.

And on the topic of stuff I don't want, please note that for space/storage reasons, I try to keep my collection cards-only. That means I generally don't have much interest in things like bobbleheads, figures, magazines, or large photos. I'll make exceptions for stuff of my top favorite players, but I'd prefer you check with me first before surprising me with any non-card item because honestly I may pass on it. Sorry, but I prefer sticking to cards!

I'd also like Padres hologram stickers from the early years of Upper Deck. I like to stick them on things.

Also collect 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 2018, 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.

Shot in the dark, but I listed out some big White Whales of mine in this post.

Other general stuff that could catch my eye: hot rookies/prospects (whoever's hyped up with collectors at the moment.. Aaron Judge, Cody Bellinger, 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)

I also collect cards of pretty girls. I know that's subjective, but yeah, feel free to pad out a mailing to me with any lovely ladies on cardboard. WWE, Benchwarmer, olympic cards, etc etc etc.

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), Hank Aaron, Mariano Rivera, Randy Johnson, Corey Seager, Cody Bellinger, Craig Biggio, and Aaron Judge. 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:


Tommy Vardell, LaDainian Tomlinson (PC), 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)


Tim Duncan, Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, Julius Erving, Dikembe Mutombo, Manute Bol, Kareem Abdul Jabbar


Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, Manon Rheaume, Jaromír Jágr


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


Jimmie Johnson


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 got any sitting around you'd like to swap for some cards.

Modern sets I'm trying to complete

2017 Topps Allen & Ginter "Constellations" glow-in-the-dark mini inserts
Needs: C-1 Orion, C-2 Ursa Major, C-6 Leo, C-7 Perseus, C-10 Libra

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, but whatever.

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: 11 Tim Flannery, 19 Tony Gwynn, 43 Dave Dravecky

1993 Upper Deck Fun Pack - Glow Stars sticker subset
Needs: 80 Ryne Sandberg

2001 Topps Archives Reserve Future Rookie Reprints
Needs: 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.