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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Must... have... cards...

Have you read this yet? (

I keep forgetting when I go to the shows, and I don't see much of what I need there, anyway

By now, most of you are familiar with my type collection - list of haves/wants here and writing about the cards here - but I've got a few more type collections going on.

One is a subset of the main type collection, which encompasses the major releases. I'll make a full post explaining that some time, though it's not too hard to figure out at the basic end.

Another is a series of flagship card runs for the big five: Topps, Donruss, Fleer, Score, and Upper Deck. While you'd think it would be easy to come by 1993 Score cards, they're so "common" that nobody bothers putting them in their dime boxes anymore. I started this "little" collection for a project (or series of projects, actually) somewhat recently.

I need to thank Ted of Crinkly Wrappers once again for a massive group of cards he sent back in April as part of a trade, because he knocked out the majority of one set (and then some) - future purchases have left me needing only the '52 Topps and some Fleer and UD (list below - identified as Run 1).

There's another set of all five manufacturers that needs several cards (Run 3), plus a Topps-only set (Run 2).

If you're looking for some cards to send me (as part of a trade), all I need is any normal card from each set below (no record breakers, checklists, team cards, subsets, etc). For anything post-1980, I don't want any wrinkles or paper loss on the front (backs and borders don't really matter), and pre-1980, most anything goes. Let me know! Now that I've properly digitized this list, I may have a better shot at grabbing cards at this weekend's show so keep me updated, please - and I'll keep this updated.

I guarantee when all is said and done I'll show you what I've done with the cards (hopefully just after Christmas). 

Project Cards Want List
Years which are crossed out are pending.

Run 1 (Topps): 1952
Run 2 (Topps only): 1952, 1956, 1957, 1964, 1974, 1994, 2001, 2004
Run 3 (Topps): 1952, 1956, 1957, 1964, 1967, 1974, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2004

Run 3 (Donruss): 1996, 2004, 2005

Run 1 (Fleer): 1997, 1998, 1999, 2003
Run 3 (Fleer): 1998, 1999, 2003

Run 3 (Score): 1993

Run 1 (UD): 1995, 1996
Run 3 (UD): 1995, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2005


  1. I have some of these I'm sure. I'll shoot you an email with what I come up with.

  2. As if you haven't sent me enough already!

  3. I still owe from what you sent last time. Email coming!