Thursday, August 11, 2011

Base Topps Player Collection Want List

1983 Topps #536 - John Wockenfuss - Courtesy of CheckOutMyCards.com


(Behold! The missing Wockenfuss! Image courtesy of COMC.)

I am still here, I swear. I have a ton of stuff I want to share with you and talk about with you, but the problem is just that: there's a ton, so the scanning's going to be positively oppressive when I do it next, and it's going to take forever to write about things after I scan them. Bear with me.

In the meantime, last night, I was poking around everyone's favorite site, the Topps Diamond Giveaway, and starting to strategize. I've got well over 100 cards on there now, and making one-for-one trade offers on all of them, well, that's just silly. So, I decided to start looking into which base, non-leaders/All-Star/In Action/etc. cards I still need for the players I collect. This led to me looking at which ones I still need for the players I have collected in the past, but have been somewhat on hiatus with of late. Here, for your viewing entertainment, is the list:

(Edited 08/12/11 to correct a few mistakes.)

Hank Aaron: 54-68, 70-75
Jim Abbott: 92-95
Dick Allen: 64-71, 75
Walter Alston: 58, 60-64, 66-73, 75
Sandy Amoros: 55, 57-58, 60
Harold Baines: 82, 94-98, 00-01
Albert Belle: 93, 95-97, 01
Yogi Berra: 51-65, 73-75
Dante Bichette: 93, 95, 00-02
Craig Biggio: 95, 97, 00-04, 06-07
Bert Blyleven: 71-72, 74, 76-77, 83
Wade Boggs: 93, 95, 97-98
Jim Bouton: 62-64, 66-67
Dennis Boyd: 92
Ralph Branca: 51-52
Scott Brosius: 93, 95, 97, 00, 02
Tom Browning: 93
Bill Buckner: 71, 73, 77
Mark Buehrle: 02, 04-07
Roy Campanella: 52-53, 56
Robinson Cano: 06, 09-10
Jose Canseco: 93, 95, 97-98, 00-02
Dean Chance: 62, 65-70
Jack Clark: 82, 92
David Clyde: 74
Rocky Colavito: 57-58, 60-68, 73
David Cone: 93, 95, 97, 00
Cecil Cooper 74, 77, 79
Billy Cox: 51
Carl Crawford: 03-04, 06, 08-09
Chad Curtis:  93, 95-98, 01-02
Eric Davis: 97, 00-02
Dizzy Dean: 10
Bucky Dent: 76-77
Brian Downing: 76-77, 82
Don Drysdale: 57-62, 64-67
Elijah Dukes: 631, 416, 263
Adam Dunn: 02-08
Jim Eisenreich: 93, 95-98
Dock Ellis: 70, 73
Carl Erskine: 52, 57-59
Darrell Evans: 70-71, 74, 79
Dwight Evans: 73, 76, 83
Ed Figueroa: 76, 79
Chuck Finley: 92-93, 95-96, 98-03
Curt Flood: 58-69
George Foster: 73-74, 77-79
Julio Franco: 95, 97, 03, 06
Carl Furillo: 58
Oscar Gamble: 70, 72, 74, 79
Jim Gantner: 77
Ralph Garr: 70-72, 74-76, 79
Steve Garvey: 72, 77
Jim Gilliam: 53-55, 58-60, 62-64
Jonny Gomes: 06-08
Dwight Gooden: 00
Goose Gossage: 78-79
Zack Greinke: 05-06
Pedro Guerrero: 83
Vladimir Guerrero: 01-04, 06, 08-09
Ron Guidry: 79
Don Gullett: 72-73, 75-76, 79
Bill Gullickson: 83, 95
Roy Halladay: 98, 00, 02-03, 06-09
Josh Hamilton: 03
Felix Hernandez: 05, 07-09
Orlando Hernandez: 00, 02-03, 05-06
Orel Hershiser: 93, 95, 97-98, 00
John HIller: 67-75, 77, 79
Gil Hodges: 51-52, 54-56, 58-69
Sam Horn: 109
Willie Horton 64-65, 67-70, 72, 75, 79
Frank Howard: 60-73
Kent Hrbek: 92
Catfish Hunter: 65
Brandon Inge: 03-10
Bo Jackson: 94-95
Reggie Jackson: 69-70, 72-74, 76, 78
Tommy John: 64-67, 70-74, 76
Alex Johnson: 65, 67-73, 77
Randy Johnson: 93-95, 00, 02-07, 09
Jim Kaat: 60, 62-70, 72-73, 76-77, 79
Jimmy Key: 95, 97-98
Paul Konerko: 97-98, 00-04, 06-09
Sandy Koufax: 55-66
John Kruk: 92-93, 95
Clem Labine: 52-53, 55, 58-61
Bill Lee: 72
Ron LeFlore: 76-77, 82
Johnnie LeMaster: 76, 82
Maximino Leon: 75-76
Dennis Leonard: 77, 83
Sixto Lezcano: 77, 79, 82
Tim Lincecum: 09
Billy Loes: 52-53, 57-61
Greg Maddux: 92-93, 95, 97-98, 00, 02-09
Roger Maris: 58-60, 62-66, 68
Mike Marshall: 68, 71-72, 74-77
Billy Martin: 52-54, 56-60, 62, 69, 71, 75-77
Tino Martinez: 93, 95, 97-98, 00-04
Hideki Matsui: 05-06, 08-09
Don Mattingly: 95-96
Sam McDowell: 62-74
Denny McLain: 65-66, 68-71
Yadier Molina: 04-09
Paul Molitor: 93-95, 97
Wally Moon: 55-57, 59-60, 62-65
Justin Morneau: 05-06, 08-10
Jack Morris: 93
Jamie Moyer: 94, 97, 00-08
Dale Murphy: 82, 93
Eddie Murray: 93, 95, 97
Robb Nen: 95-98, 00-04
Don Newcombe: 57-59
Hideo Nomo: 97, 00-03, 05
Ben Oglivie: 73, 76-77, 79, 83
John Olerud: 92, 95, 97, 01-04
Paul O'Neill: 92, 95, 97, 01
Roy Oswalt: 02-09
Mike Pagliarulo: 93
Jim Palmer: 66-77, 79
Lou Piniella: 64, 69-70, 77-79
Johnny Podres: 53-54, 57-69
Vic Power: 54-65
Mark Prior: 06
Nick Punto: 06-07, 09-10
Hanley Ramirez: 06-09
Willie Randolph: 79, 06-07
Randy Ready: 92
Pete Reiser: 52, 60
Pee Wee Reese: 52-53, 56-58
Tuffy Rhodes: 95
J.R. Richard: 76-77
Dave Righetti: 93
Mariano Rivera: 97, 00, 02-03, 06, 09-10
Phil Rizzuto: 51-56, 11
Bip Roberts: 95, 97-98
Frank Robinson: 57-58, 60-66, 68-71, 77, 03, 06
Jackie Robinson: 52-56, 97, 11
Ivan Rodriguez: 95-97, 00-01, 03-04, 06-09
Preacher Roe: 51-54
Steve Rogers: 75-76, 82-83
Pablo Sandoval: 09
Johan Santana: 03, 06, 09
Mike Schmidt: 73, 75-77, 79, 83
Tom Seaver: 67, 69-77, 80
George Shuba: 52-53
Ted Simmons: 74, 77-78, 82-83
John Smoltz: 95-98, 00-04, 06, 09, 11
Duke Snider: 51-52, 54-60, 62-64
Dave Stewart: 83, 93
Dave Stieb: 83, 92-93
Mel Stottlemyre: 65-66, 68, 71-73
Darryl Strawberry: 94-95, 97
Champ Summers: 76
Ichiro Suzuki: 01-03, 06, 09
Garry Templeton: 79-80, 83
Gorman Thomas: 79
Jim Thome: 95, 97, 00-04, 06-09
John Tudor: 83
B.J. Upton: 03-08, 10
Fernando Valenzuela: 83
Rube Walker: 52-55, 57-58, 73-74
Lou Whitaker: 83, 95
Ed Whitson: 82-83
Bernie Williams: 95, 98-04, 06
Mitch Williams: 94
Ted Williams: 54-58, 69-70, 72
Dontrelle Willis: 04-09
Maury Wills: 67, 70
Willie Wilson: 82
Dave Winfield: 75-78, 93, 95
Johnny Wockenfuss: 83
Robin Yount: 75, 77-79

There are some names missing from this list, of course, but that's either because I've got every base Topps card they've made of the player, or because they've never made a base Topps card of them. Also, after a little debate with myself, I did include the players who've had SP inserts over the past few years that I don't have cards of (at least the ones I noticed; Ted, any idea which ones I'm missing? I only have '09 Update SPs, as I pursued the Maris and Bo and cracked a box of that), since they are base designs released in the base product.

Now, this isn't a call to arms to help me fill in the blanks just yet (and some blanks, like the Aaron rookie, the Ted Williams cards, the Jackie Robinsons, the Koufaxes, etc. will be damn tough to fill in). I'm still digging my way through/out of what will be the mother of the mother of all Bo trades (I've got about 1200 cards to sort through still, Bo, pending this weekend and the next), so I'm hesitant to start any new trades, and I'lll be at Dr. Wax's card show this weekend (Setting up a table, so stop by! In-person trades welcome!) and the White Plains show on the 19th (gotta get my Jordan slabbed, and, oh yeah, it's also a huge card show), so I may take out a bunch of the cheaper cards on this list by the end of the month now that there is a list. However, it is an interesting document of how far I've come on these collections in the past few years, and how much y'all have helped me with them. Thanks for that!

If you do have this stuff burning a hole in your pocket and really, really want to trade it to me, though, drop me a line and we'll talk.

6 comments:

  1. Thats quite the player(s) collection there. I am actually going to post up all the 2010 and 2011 legends variation SPs soon, as I just finished off those two years. As far as 09 is concerned Yount, Snider, Pee Wee, Frank and Jackie Robinson, Molitor, Palmer, Boggs has two. I may be missing a couple. The list on Baseballcardpedia is accurate because I did the list myself after much research. I also did 10 and 11. It was for everyone but for myself as well to get a full, itemized list. I may even have some of these base cards here. I'll take a look.

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  2. Oh, that and Ted Williams has two base cards in 1954 (cards 1 and 250), which are you counting?

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  3. Gotta love a blog post featuring a Johnny Wockenfuss. Beautiful!

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  4. Ted: both (and there are a few other instances of multiple "base" cards throughout that list), but let's learn to crawl first where '54 Ted Williams cards are concerned. ;)

    Thanks for the head's up on the SP lists, though. My first Google search didn't yield a lot, and I knew you were at least working on building those sets.

    sewingmachineguy: My main fantasy team (which normally goes through 100 names in a season) is named "Wockenfuss" this year, and I'm sticking with it for the full season. You have to love a guy with that kinda awesome name.

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  5. I assume you've already cross-referenced this with my tradelist? If not I'll be glad to.

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  6. Bo: not yet, but I'm sure a lot of the '93s (at least) are in our current deal. If you can check, that'd be awesome.

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