Last edited: 20 July - Noon

Welcome to my want list site.  All lists are WANT lists unless noted by HAVEI put all the HAVE lists completely in purple so they stand out.

Listings in RED are incoming from trade or purchase.

Also check out my blog site, The Collective Mind.

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I have been building sets and player collections since the late 70's.  I stopped collecting around 1985, and resumed in late 2003.  I'm working my way back through the 60's and 70's sets and filling in the gaps .  I've also continued the many 70's/80's player collections I had before, plus I added a few new ones.  I collect Washington Redskins cards from every era, and have more old than new.

I don't buy many wax boxes except for the one or two current or recent sets I've started or if I find an interesting set from a few years ago, and those are usually on the lower end.  I don't have a lot of GU/Autos except for one football player, and I don't buy boxes just for the Joe Collector Mojo hits.  Rookie cards aren't that important to me, especially no-name prospects.  I don't generally do newer Bowman sets because they're too hard to identify.  I will never be interested in modern graded cards of any kind and don't believe in their inflated value.  Grading has its use for sight unseen purchasing of high value items, but I think grade 9 or 10 cards should only be worth high raw book value, not several times that value.

I am a member of Trading Bases and occasionally make trades on Sports Card Forum (when people answer).  I have deleted my Photobucket page since that service is now overrun with ads.


#1 - 1987 Hygrade All Time Greats Dizzy Dean

These unnumbered oddballs show up all over the place, except for Dean. 
There are several variations of other players,
orange promos with
different colored back panels,
and inserts with multiple backs, but
is proving to be the most elusive of all. 

#2 - 2016 Topps Allen & Ginter Box Loaders (4¼" x 6½") #BL-DO

Sole survivor of the oversize box toppers that have
been relatively easy to put together.  My favorite insert
dealer almost gives 'em away.

 #3 -  2017 Topps Bunt Blue Parallel - 20 Judge (of course)  161 Franco  185 Rodon

Will complete the parallel set of one of the best looking (and
simplest) products of the last few years.  Of course it's no longer made.

 #4 - 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter mini Larger Than Life #01 Bunyan & Where Nature Ends #01 daVinci
These two, plus a third mini insert of debateable existence (Coincidence #11)
would round out the base/insert/mini insert master set.  I already have the
short print minis from the binder sets, but still lack these.

#5 - 1992 Upper Deck  Ted Williams' Best #T-14 JGonz

Need this one to kill all the '92 Upper Deck inserts,
and really all the early 90's SP's, inserts and Heroes.

  #6 - 2000 Topps Hank Aaron reprints #6 ('59) and #22 ('75)


I have the 2000 set, and put two sets of the 5-card Magic Moments,
but didn't do these until later.  Almost done now!

 #7 - 2014 Gypsy Queen #42 Rivera SP

 Got the Jeter, which I really think was a short print too,
but it doesn't matter now.  Just looking for Mariano to kill the set,
which isn't really accurate either since I still need a bunch of the SP's beyond #300.

 #8 - 2012 Score Hot Rookies #15 Bernard Pierce


Plain versions, NOT glossies please!  These would finish the set
and inserts, and the first whole Score set I've done.  2014 and 2008
are still on my lists.  I read that Pierce is trying out for the XFL.

#9 - 1998 Donruss #367 Derek Jeter Hit List
This is not an insert, but just a subset of the base.  Jeter has the most
appearances on my want lists of any player, or at least it feels like it.  When I
look at the names of guys I need for a set, "of course" there's always Jeter. 
And lately, Judge, Harper, and Ohtani. 

 #10 - 2016 Topps Now! #185 and 2017 Now! Opening Day #OD-357 Chad Kuhl


I've seen the first one on eBay for around $6, which is better than the original retail price.
I did not want to mess with these at all, but they came out with a guy I collect,
so I have to get these two.  Anyone get 'em cheap in a lot with something else they
wanted to actually keep?  Hook me up!  Update - Collecting Cutch is sending the 2016

 #11 - 2002-03 Pacific McDonald's Salt Lake Gold #1  -
Martin Brodeur / Curtis Joseph / Ed Belfour CL

Last insert for the McDonalds 2003 Canadian Hockey team members.
There are other insert sets that go along with these, but this is the only one
that I'm down to singles on.

#12 -  2012 Topps 1965 "tall boy" minis - 1 Newton  20 Brees 
57 Polamalu  141 PManning  

Last four of this awesome insert set that's a pain to store.  I have mine
sideways in a snap box.  They don't fit in 15-pocket mini pages, unfortunately. 
They would look so good displayed side by side.