Friday, October 28, 2011

Current Topps Diamond Tally

(Traded a McCutchen DDC for this the other day. Psyched!)

In case you missed it, while I wasn't updating it:

Total codes redeemed: 31 (from 30 code cards, got a bonus one in there)
Total cards as of 10/28/11: 283
Total number of trades: 393

My cards as of right now, by year (bold indicates a keeper):

58: Bill Virdon

61: Eli Grba

65: Bobby Locke

67 Ralph Terry

68: Walt Williams

69: Cisco Carlos, JIm Fregosi

71: Jose Laboy

72: Vince Colbert, Steve Renko In Action

73: Bill Bonham, Randy Moffitt, Jim Hardin, Dave Hamilton, Rich Morales, George Culver, Larry Biitner, Walt Williams, Alex Johnson

74: Alex Johnson, Milt May, Kurt Bevacqua, Walt Williams, Derrel Thomas, Duffy Dyer, Ken Suarez, Jorge Orta, Ed Bane, Matty Alou, Ray Burris, Mario Guerrero, Chicago White Sox Team, Jim Colborn (2), Dave Roberts, Doug Rader, Steve Arlin

75: Charlie Spikes, Tim Foli, Maximino Leon, Don Stanhouse, Charlie Williams, Jim Merritt

76: Larvell Blanks, Tim Johnson, Tony Soliaita, Jim Colborn, Bob Allietta, Mickey Rivers, Don Kirkwood, John Milner, Terry Forster, Cesar Cedeno, Dock Ellis, Tony Muser, Mike Torrez, Paul Splittorff, George Scott, Pepe Mangual, Ken Henderson, Milt May

77: Mike Anderson, John Milner, Alan Foster, Ted Kubiak, Biff Pocoroba, Doug Rader, Rick Sawyer, Chip Lang, Mike Cuellar, Al Cowens, Chris Speier, Eric Raich, Larry Biitner, Bill Travers, Andy Messersmith, Ed Ott, Steve Rogers, Brent Strom, Tom Griffin, Rudy May, Jim Umbarger

78: Rick Manning, Terry Whitfield, Jim Bibby, Al Cowens, Lee Mazzilli, Warren Brusstar, Tim Corcoran, Rowland Office, Cecil Cooper, Mark Lemongello, Oscar Gamble, Odell Jones, Vic Davalillo, Luis Gomez, Bert Campaneris, Jerry Royster, Pete LaCock, Jim Wohlford, Checkist Card, Dock Ellis, Francisco Barrios, Rick Monday, Rudy May, Bill Castro

79: Bob Randall, Bill Bonham, Larry Milbourne, Pete LaCock, Steve Ontiveros, Tom Veryzer, Joe Ferguson, Willie Horton, Bill Lee, Larry Herndon, Al Fitzmorris, Dock Ellis, Rawly Eastwick

80: Tom Hausman, Jesse Jefferson, Mike Cubbage, Dick Davis, Jon Matlack, LaRue Washington, Lary Sorensen, Vic Correll, Hosken Powell, Bump Wills, Greg Minton, Bob McClure, Bob Grich, Shane Rawley, Aurelio Rodriguez, Rick Wise, Jim Dwyer, Buddy Schultz, Ken Oberkfell

81: Don Robinson, Bob Owchinko, John Wathan, Rodney Scott, Joe Niekro, Carl Yastrzemski, Bill Gullickson Record Breaker, Britt Burns, Joe Beckwith, Doug Bird, Bill Nahorodny, Jim Barr, Mike Tyson, Dewey Robinson, Doug DeCinces, Jim Morrison, Pete LaCock, Checklist Card

82: Harold Baines, Sixto Lezcano, Terry Forster, Padres Checklist, Wayne Gross, Dave Ford, Mark Clear, Stan Bahnsen, Don Aase, John Montefusco, Bill Caudill

83: Bob Welch, Andy Hassler, Frank LaCorte, John Wathan Record Breaker, Kevin Hickey, John Wathan

84: Bruce Hurst, Rick Cerone, Jerry Mumphrey, Eddie Whitson, Dave Stewart, Mike Boddicker, Darrell Evans, Tippy Martinez

85: Tippy Martinez, Bobby Castillo, Jim Winn, John Tudor, Bert Blyleven, Cliff Johnson, Jerry Koosman, Rick Mahler

86: A's Leaders, Tom Browning, Dwight Gooden Record Breaker, Willie Wilson, Dan Pasqua, Don Baylor, Darrell Evans, Bill Schroeder, Mike Mason, Ricky Adams

87: Teddy Higuera All-Star, Dennis Leonard, Jose Rijo, Ken Dayley, Reds Leaders, Red Sox Leaders, Jim Rice, Dwight Evans Record Breaker, Reggie Jackson Turn Back The Clock, Dwight Gooden

88: David Cone, Dave Meads (2), Will Clark (2), Greg Brock

89: Lou Whitaker

90: Dwight Gooden, Fred Lynn, Al Newman, Luis Sojo, Dave Winfield

91: Frank White, Rich Garces, Gary Green, Andres Galarraga, Larry Walker

92: Goose Gossage, Jack Clark, Scott Chiamparino, John Olerud, Ron Gant, Scott Bankhead, Ellis Burks, Mark Lee, Pedro Guerrero

93: Leo Gomez, Tino Martinez, Shane Mack, Rafael Palmeiro, Mo Vaughn, Greg Vaughn, Bob Ojeda, Brian McRae, Luis Gonzalez

94: Dave West

95: Jeff Brantley, David Cone, Luis Gonzalez, Kirk Rueter

96: Luis Alicea, Albert Belle Star Power, Mo Vaughn, Bret Saberhagen, Chris Hammond, Kevin Appier, Javy Lopez, Scott Sanders

97: Bob Tewksbury, Luis Gonzalez, Antonio Osuna, Ellis Burks

98: Gary Sheffield, Dave Mlicki

99: Armando Benitez

01: Tom Kelly, Kevin Brown, Adrian Beltre, Matt Clement

03: Darren Dreifort, Todd Helton

04: Junior Spivey

05: Glendon Rusch

06: Sean Burroughs, Tom Gordon, Shannon Stewart, Nick Johnson, Adam Eaton, Mark Teixeira

07: Dan Johnson, Mark Teahen

09: Ozzie Guillen

11: Vladimir Guerrero Diamond Die-Cut,
Mark Buehrle Diamond Die-Cut

(Got this baby with a code!)

...and I instant-won what I think is a pack of '88 Topps.

I'll give you all a moment to compose yourselves after that last bit of excitement.

How many of you are still out there working on their Topps Diamond hauls?


  1. Awesome! I'm still working my second batch of hauls, although I only have about 6 cards in my portfolio right now. I have a Torii Hunter Diamond Die-Cut that I desperately trying to move for a Yankee die cut. Not working out too well.

    I'm also in the middle of an experiment to see if I can turn a 1983 card in a card from the '50s, one year at a time. I turned an '83 Phillie into an '83 Yankee, and year by year I've been trading down 1. I am down to 1974, although it's moving quite a bit slower than when i first started.

  2. I was trying to get a Torii Black Diamond Die-Cut card for a while, because it was the Black Diamond Die-Cut that had been redeemed the most. Ike Davis was another guy whose Black Diamond got pulled a lot for a while there, but I think people are cashing those in now.

    As for flipping, I'd been doing something similar with an '86 checklist, trading it for the previous year's. I got it to '78 and it stalled. Need to get back to work on that.

    For a while, I was also trading Luis Tiant's cards back and forth for the previous year's Vida Blue cards and then flipping Blue's for Tiant's. Got from '82-'74 Blue doing that, then I got a '74 Blue out in the real world and someone made me a crazy offer for the one in TDG. I should start again by getting an '84 Topps Vida Blue (the newest Tiant is an '83) and see how far I get on the second try.

    Or, I could, you know, do something with my life.

  3. I finished off the Jays set (there were only six) a while back and got them delivered. They look awesome in person. I did a post about when I got them. All I have left is a bunch of commons from the 50s to now. Nothing big. Every now and again I'll pull a code card and redeem it and wind up with a whole lotta nothin'. I do have every ring though, minus the Mantle, leaving me at 59 forever. I haven't won anything from digging yet though. I want my pack of 1990 Topps!

  4. I have the entire Rangers die cuts team set ( I traded for the Ryan offline) . I also have a Tony Gwynn die cut that I've already promised to someone else. I'm trying to consolidate what I have left so I can get them all shipped.


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