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4reals
01-07-2013, 08:43 PM
Here's a good thread for those of you still looking for that tough modern card(s) that you'd love to add to your collection.

Maybe you've never seen what you're looking for or you've seen it and it just keeps eluding you.

Either way, post it here and maybe the right person will see you need it and send you a message!

Good luck!

4reals
01-07-2013, 08:57 PM
For me it's the following:

1980 Topps Pepsi All-Star Prototype - Dave Lopes
1980 Topps Coin (Test) - Steve Garvey
1981 MSA FBI Bantam Soda Disc - Steve Garvey (single or panel)
1982 MSA FBI Bantam Soda Disc - Steve Garvey (single or panel)
1985 MSA Subway Discs - Fernando Valenzuela and/or Pedro Guerrero
1986 Meadow Gold Milk Carton w/ Fernando Valenzuela pictured
1992 Mr. Turkey - Darryl Strawberry (complete package uncut)
1993 Cadaco Ellis - Darryl Strawberry (unperforated square)

mawitzi
01-07-2013, 11:14 PM
I am looking for two cards from the 2001 Greats of The Game autograph set. I need the Willie Mays auto and the Willie Stargell redemption card.

tonyo
01-08-2013, 07:05 AM
Other than my ongoing Barry Larkin collection and signed 95 ud cc se , the only two modern cards I'm looking for are:

1995 ud cc se gold signature Jose Canseco. (got it on 5-13-13)

There are hundreds buried in 5000 ct monster boxes out there somewhere.

and

2009 A & G silk Chipper Jones.... not sure I'd even spring for that one if it showed up..:)

ALR-bishop
01-08-2013, 12:28 PM
The SCD Standard Catalog for 2011 ( when it still had the post 1980 listings) listed 12 Topps team sets produced in 1981 for Coca Cola. Eleven of the teamsets were made up of 12 cards, 11 players and one Header team card. The cards are like the regular 1981 Topps card but with a Coke logo. The backs are numbered 1-11. The Header cards allowed you to order a 132 card uncut sheet of 1981 Topps cards. They are not too tough to find

The 12th set, the Yankee team set was apparently not issued at retail. SCD list only 3 known cards, plus the Header card. The 3 players listed are Gossage, Jackson and Cerone.

I have been able to locate 7 others: Guidry, John, Nettles, Dent, Randolph, R Jones and Watson--see below. Since all the other sets involved 11 players, I think there must be one more Yankee, but I do not know who it is. Based on the composition of the other team sets, I believe it will turn out to be an outfielder.

The 3 Yankees listed in SCD are tough, though Larry Fritsch lists them for sale in his Catalog/Web Site, which is where I got those 3. The 7 below are very tough ( Topps Vault). The 11th Yankee card, whoever it is, is my modern era obsession.
http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj555/Bishop539/img379.jpg?t=1357669393

http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj555/Bishop539/img380.jpg?t=1357669431

4reals
01-08-2013, 01:44 PM
Very cool AL! You really amaze me in your ability to locate items! It's a gift!

Try contacting Mike Jasperson at the Topps Company. He is in charge of curating the Topps Vault. Since most of the cards in the team set came from the Vault it would make sense that the missing one may have come from there. Who knows, maybe it's still in there buried under a 1971 Topps Greatest Moments wax pack wrapper, lol.

JollyElm
01-09-2013, 02:24 AM
Not sure if anyone noticed, but most of those are missing the black ink.

ALR-bishop
01-09-2013, 09:24 AM
I have a Topps 1982 Blackless set...I noticed :)

Gmrson
01-09-2013, 02:23 PM
The SCD Standard Catalog for 2011 ( when it still had the post 1980 listings) listed 12 Topps team sets produced in 1981 for Coca Cola. Eleven of the teamsets were made up of 12 cards, 11 players and one Header team card. The cards are like the regular 1981 Topps card but with a Coke logo. The backs are numbered 1-11. The Header cards allowed you to order a 132 card uncut sheet of 1981 Topps cards. They are not too tough to find

The 12th set, the Yankee team set was apparently not issued at retail. SCD list only 3 known cards, plus the Header card. The 3 players listed are Gossage, Jackson and Cerone.

I have been able to locate 7 others: Guidry, John, Nettles, Dent, Randolph, R Jones and Watson--see below. Since all the other sets involved 11 players, I think there must be one more Yankee, but I do not know who it is. Based on the composition of the other team sets, I believe it will turn out to be an outfielder.

The 3 Yankees listed in SCD are tough, though Larry Fritsch lists them for sale in his Catalog/Web Site, which is where I got those 3. The 7 below are very tough ( Topps Vault). The 11th Yankee card, whoever it is, is my modern era obsession.
http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj555/Bishop539/img379.jpg?t=1357669393

http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj555/Bishop539/img380.jpg?t=1357669431


Very cool cards!! They are numbered 1 to 3, right? I was only aware of the 3 which are part of the groups of 3 "proofs" for each team. I had the Kingman Cubs proof back in the 80's. This was the only different front card for the proofs. I believe there are 3 proofs for each team, with the only difference being the numbering (other than the Kingman). Do the "blackless" ones have backs?

ALR-bishop
01-09-2013, 04:28 PM
The 3 checklisted cards and header have full backs and the player cards are numbered 1-3. The others are blank backed proofs

mybestbretts
01-09-2013, 08:23 PM
I am looking for a 78 RC Cola iron on George Brett

novakjr
01-11-2013, 01:34 PM
The 1991 Leaf Gold Rookie errors, with standard set numbering, are extremely scarce. I've been on the lookout for the Mussina for quite a while. I've only ever seen one of them on the bay, but didn't have the money at the time. Unfortunately, I don't have the money now, if another were to pop-up either.

h2oya311
01-15-2013, 09:17 AM
The 1991 Leaf Gold Rookie errors, with standard set numbering, are extremely scarce. I've been on the lookout for the Mussina for quite a while. I've only ever seen one of them on the bay, but didn't have the money at the time. Unfortunately, I don't have the money now, if another were to pop-up either.

Do you know if a Rickey Henderson exists?

I've never heard of these variations before. Thx in advance!

novakjr
01-15-2013, 11:36 AM
Do you know if a Rickey Henderson exists?

I've never heard of these variations before. Thx in advance!
There wasn't a Henderson variation. It was only the first 12 that were released with the first series. They had them numbered as a continuation of the 1st series, before they decided to number them separately as an insert. So instead of BC-1 through 12, they were numbered 265-276.

Rich Klein
01-19-2013, 11:34 AM
I am looking for two cards from the 2001 Greats of The Game autograph set. I need the Willie Mays auto and the Willie Stargell redemption card.

I don't think the Stargell redemption card exists. We never could prove that when I was at Beckett, but Stargell passed on as these cards were being printed and to me, it's a long shot he actually signed these cards.

Rich

Jantz
01-19-2013, 12:04 PM
Hi Rich

I read Mawitzi's post the other day and was wondering the same thing. I know in 2000 I bought a small baseball card collection that contained an UD Legends Stargell autograph redemption card. After waiting months for the card to be redeemed, I received a letter from UD stating that Willie was in the hospital and was unable to sign the cards.

Later that year I received a package from UD along with another letter from UD apologizing for the amount of time it took to redeem the card.

It wasn't long after that Willie passed away.

I've never seen the 2001 GOTG redemption card, so I'm wondering too if it actually exists.


Jantz

mcadams
01-20-2013, 12:49 PM
I have 2 Modern White Whales. The 2003 Topps 205 Bobby Cox Bazooka Back, and the 2006 Allen & Ginter Bobby Cox Bazooka Back.

daywalker2029
01-22-2013, 04:29 AM
ive been searching forever for a 2000 upper deck legends legendary signatures derek jeter auto - all the years ive collected this set ive only seen 3 of the 61 produced

h2oya311
01-24-2013, 06:31 AM
I've seen most and have been fortunate enough to buy some of the toughest Rickey Henderson cards out there, including the 1977 Chong, the '82 Topps Blackless, the 1982 Fleer Test, 1984 Topps "Proof" (Head-in-Box), and the 1992 Procter & Gamble Promo...BUT...I still have never seen (but would be willing to pay a nice sum for) the:

1990 Donruss Aqueous Test

Anyone have one or know of one, please let me know!

Thanks!!!

novakjr
01-24-2013, 09:30 AM
I wouldn't mind finding a reasonably priced 1986 Donruss Highlights White Letter variation Bo Jackson.. Don't see too many reasonably priced ones though..

Gmrson
01-24-2013, 11:15 AM
I've seen most and have been fortunate enough to buy some of the toughest Rickey Henderson cards out there, including the 1977 Chong, the '82 Topps Blackless, the 1982 Fleer Test, 1984 Topps "Proof" (Head-in-Box), and the 1992 Procter & Gamble Promo...BUT...I still have never seen (but would be willing to pay a nice sum for) the:

1990 Donruss Aqueous Test

Anyone have one or know of one, please let me know!

Thanks!!!

I had a "find" of 1981-1983 Fleer Proof sheets back in 1987. In the 100 or so sheets were 2 complete blank back proof sets (2 sheets to a set) of the 1981Fleer Stickers. The Rickey Henderson had his photo, but listed Steve Henderson Mets. There were a few other players that were different. I cut one set and sold the other set in an Alan Rosen Auction around 1989-90. Don't know if more than 2 exist but it was a really cool item! I think he was at the bottom corner of the sheet as well so it would have color bars.

David Bender
01-24-2013, 09:32 PM
1973 Sherbrooke Pirates - anyone ever seen this minor league team issue?

h2oya311
01-25-2013, 01:55 PM
I had a "find" of 1981-1983 Fleer Proof sheets back in 1987. In the 100 or so sheets were 2 complete blank back proof sets (2 sheets to a set) of the 1981Fleer Stickers. The Rickey Henderson had his photo, but listed Steve Henderson Mets. There were a few other players that were different. I cut one set and sold the other set in an Alan Rosen Auction around 1989-90. Don't know if more than 2 exist but it was a really cool item! I think he was at the bottom corner of the sheet as well so it would have color bars.

Mike - that sounds so awesome...do you have any scans or photos??!!??

That would definitely be a "must-have" for my Henderson collection!!!

Gmrson
01-25-2013, 03:18 PM
Mike - that sounds so awesome...do you have any scans or photos??!!??

That would definitely be a "must-have" for my Henderson collection!!!

I wish I took more pics and had a decent camera at the time. I took a few pics of the sheets and some of the unissued proofs, but most of those had bad flash spots. Things are so easy now with digital.

EGreenwood
01-29-2013, 09:44 PM
I have been looking for the following for years. Any help?

Claudell Washington
1977 Rangers Team Issue - 21
1982 Braves Burger King Lids - 25
1985 Braves TBS America's Team - 4

Dane Iorg
1984 Royals Postcards - 15

Don Robinson
1985 Pirates - 18
1990 Giants Smokey - 17

Garth Iorg
1979 Syracuse Chiefs Team Issue - 9
1980 Syracuse Chiefs Team Issue - 11

Jesse Orosco
1985 Mets Colla Postcards - 21
1987 Mets Colla Postcards - 19
1990 Indians Team Issue - 32
1995 Orioles Postcards - 38
1996 Orioles Postcards - 25

Johnny Grubb
1973 Linnett Portraits - 155

Ken Phelps
1986 Mariners Pacific Northwest Bell - 10

Luis Salazar
1989 Padres Coke - 15

Mike Greenwood
1987 Pocatello Giants The Bon - 9

Mike Morgan
1988 Orioles Postcards - 21
2000 Pacific Platinum Blue - 427

Otis Nixon
1993 Braves Lykes Perforated - 21
1993 Braves Lykes Standard - 26
1998 Paramount Holographic Silver - 64
1998 Ultra Platinum Medallion - 356
1999 Braves Atlanta Journal-Constitution Jumbos - 11

U.L. Washington
1975 Omaha Royals Team Issue - 17
1976 Omaha Royals Top Trophies - 25
1982 Royals - 21
1984 Royals Postcards - 34

mawitzi
02-03-2013, 09:46 AM
This is the card that I am looking for. I realize that none were signed. I need the redemption card.

86434

Iwantmorecards77
02-06-2013, 11:55 PM
I've been looking for a well centered NM+ 1978 Topps Burger King of Lou Whitaker. Haven't had much luck. The ones that pop up on Ebay are either in bad shape, well off-centered, or over-priced. Never had so much trouble with a $10 card.

Jim F
02-08-2013, 03:05 PM
I am looking for two cards from the 2001 Greats of The Game autograph set. I need the Willie Mays auto and the Willie Stargell redemption card.

I was lucky enough to pick up this Mays card last year. They don't pop up often.


ive been searching forever for a 2000 upper deck legends legendary signatures derek jeter auto - all the years ive collected this set ive only seen 3 of the 61 produced

Atleast you've seen one, I don't remember ever coming across one. I am also on the hunt for the 2000 Legends and the 2000 GOTG Jeter. I picked up all versions of the 96 Leaf Signature and Extended before the prices really took off so I'm happy about that.


Jim.

HRBAKER
02-08-2013, 05:19 PM
I don't collect a whole lot of modern but this is the toughest one I am looking for:

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s172/hrbaker/BST/allenbazooka_zps441bab8a.jpg

daywalker2029
02-10-2013, 06:10 AM
Atleast you've seen one, I don't remember ever coming across one. I am also on the hunt for the 2000 Legends and the 2000 GOTG Jeter. I picked up all versions of the 96 Leaf Signature and Extended before the prices really took off so I'm happy about that.

Jim.

this was the image i saved from the last one that sold on ebay about a year ago

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/2000-UD-LEGENDS-DEREK-JETER-Autograph-Rare-Auto-Card-/00/s/MTE2NFg4NzA=/$%28KGrHqNHJCME8f,NWH+CBPPlKiy1,Q~~60_12.JPG

DaClyde
03-03-2013, 10:39 PM
still have never seen (but would be willing to pay a nice sum for) the:

1990 Donruss Aqueous Test



Only one (or two, depending on how a sheet is actually defined) full sheet (264 cards) of the 1990 Donruss set was done in the Aqueous Test "set". The cards were the first 10 MVPs and certain cards from 1-283. Rickey doesn't have an Aqueous Test card.

h2oya311
03-04-2013, 10:29 PM
Only one (or two, depending on how a sheet is actually defined) full sheet (264 cards) of the 1990 Donruss set was done in the Aqueous Test "set". The cards were the first 10 MVPs and certain cards from 1-283. Rickey doesn't have an Aqueous Test card.

Thanks to you (and another poster) for setting me straight. I also reached out to Brad Abbott (owner of rickeyhendersoncollectibles.com) and he said the same. I suspect the more recent SCD Price Guides have been updated accordingly. I had found Henderson checklisted in the 2003 SCD Guide.

All the best.

tjb1952tjb
03-09-2013, 02:29 AM
I'm always looking for 2007 Upper Deck Masterpieces Box Topper autograph cards. There are 18 in the set. They're approximately 5"x7". I'm especially interested in the Koufax auto. Please contact me if you have any for sale. Below is my Ripken for an example:

HOF Auto Rookies
03-09-2013, 09:49 AM
Every Mauer 2002 rookie card. Need only a few, T206 Uzit's etc will be tough. And the Gold Refractor BC

detroitlion20
03-10-2013, 01:25 PM
i just wanted to say hi and i am new on here. a huge bo jackson fan.

i am looking for the 1989 score football bo jackson promo and the 1990 score baseball bo jackson promo. they say the production numbers for the 1990 score baseball promos might be as little as 2 per card

scmavl
03-12-2013, 03:01 PM
I've been looking for a well centered NM+ 1978 Topps Burger King of Lou Whitaker. Haven't had much luck. The ones that pop up on Ebay are either in bad shape, well off-centered, or over-priced. Never had so much trouble with a $10 card.

I may have one of these. I'll have to dig around and get back to you...

tjb1952tjb
03-15-2013, 02:11 AM
Not sure why this doesn't "bump" when responses are made.

HasselhoffsCheeseburger
03-20-2013, 02:47 PM
I love this thread. Spent most of my life assuming there were no true rarities in the era that I grew up collecting so I find it truly fascinating to read about all the difficult cards and variations. Thanks for posting.

Iwantmorecards77
03-21-2013, 12:39 AM
Jarrod - if you have that NM+ Burger King Whitaker - I'd be glad to purchase it from you. My Trammell needs his pal!

Todd

Zach Wheat
03-21-2013, 08:22 AM
I love this thread. Spent most of my life assuming there were no true rarities in the era that I grew up collecting so I find it truly fascinating to read about all the difficult cards and variations. Thanks for posting.

If you want to learn more about rarities & variations, make sure to get ALR talking about the stuff he has seen. What a store house of knowledge with some interesting cards & variations.

What an interesting collection he has online.....thanks for showing me parts of your collection ALR.

Z Wheat

rgpete
04-01-2013, 07:14 PM
The last known count of Garvey's are 2 silver and 1 bronze. I could be wrong, don't know if any surfaced in the past 2 years

ALR-bishop
04-02-2013, 08:41 AM
http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj555/Bishop539/img023.jpg
http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj555/Bishop539/img024.jpg

Errik
04-02-2013, 09:06 AM
I've never seen these coins before. However, I was born in '82. They look kinda cool.

ALR-bishop
04-02-2013, 09:30 AM
Unissued test item, with only Garvey, Carew and Jackson. Have seen them in gold, silver and bronze colors. Extremely scarce.

rgpete
04-02-2013, 04:00 PM
12 coins known so far, They are prototypes that never made it to production for a test issue . Still waiting for more to show up to see if three colors were minted for each

ALR-bishop
04-02-2013, 06:06 PM
I gave a gold Jackson I had to a friend. He also has a Carew. Agree they were prototypes for a developed but unissued test set, much like the 61 Dice, 55 Stamps, 66 Punch Outs, 70 Cloth and 71 Rookie Artists Proofs , all of which are more valuable. There is a thread on the 80 coins in the post 80 forum

Gmrson
04-02-2013, 08:16 PM
http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj555/Bishop539/img023.jpg
http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj555/Bishop539/img024.jpg

Great items Al! Thanks for sharing! What is the Bench/Wills item?

ALR-bishop
04-03-2013, 10:29 AM
Mike---that item is listed in SCD's Standard Catalog as a "1980 Topps( ?) Sticker Prototype". It lists 4 other two player panels as well. This is the only one I have or have seen personally. I assume the ( ?) means Bob Lemke was not positive it was a Topps item. The Wills pictured is obviously not Maury. But The Topps 1973 reprint set of 8 has 3 incorrectly identified players, so Topps is know to have made mistakes .

Here are 2 other items, one which has a comical number of errors, that may or may not really be Topps items. The Mantle is listed under Topps in SCD, but not the Puffy Stickers

http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj555/Bishop539/img028.jpg
http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj555/Bishop539/P1010074.jpg

Gmrson
04-03-2013, 02:15 PM
Mike---that item is listed in SCD's Standard Catalog as a "1980 Topps( ?) Sticker Prototype". It lists 4 other two player panels as well. This is the only one I have or have seen personally. I assume the ( ?) means Bob Lemke was not positive it was a Topps item. The Wills pictured is obviously not Maury. But The Topps 1973 reprint set of 8 has 3 incorrectly identified players, so Topps is know to have made mistakes .

Here are 2 other items, one which has a comical number of errors, that may or may not really be Topps items. The Mantle is listed under Topps in SCD, but not the Puffy Stickers

http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj555/Bishop539/img028.jpg
http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj555/Bishop539/P1010074.jpg

Interesting items! The Wills looks like Bump. I really like the 1980 Yankees team card as well. Is that a blank back proof?

frankhardy
12-30-2013, 01:11 PM
For modern cards, here are two that are driving me crazy! Neither one of these should cost more than $5, but I have been looking for about 3 years for both of these for my Cardinals team sets.

1990 Topps Folders / Sport Shots / Portfolio / Duo-Tang Pedro Guerrero

2001 Topps Retrofractors 146 Fernando Tatis

= = =

Now, I know these are older than 1980, but here is what I need for the rest of my Cardinals collection. Some of these are next to impossible, but here goes!

1955 Topps Hocus Focus - Wally Moon

1955 Topps Stamps - Joe Cunningham, Alex Grammas, Harvey Haddix

1961 Topps Dice Game - Stan Musial, Bill White

1966 Topps Punchouts - Curt Flood

1967 Topps Discs - Orlando Cepeda

1967 Topps Stand Ups - Orlando Cepeda, Tim McCarver

1968 Topps Plaks - Orlando Cepeda (plak; I have the checklist)

1969 Topps 4-in-1 Stickers - Steve Huntz & Mike Torrez Rookie Stars (with Carl Yastrzemski)

1970 Topps Candy Lids - Richie Allen

1972 Topps Candy Lids - Lou Brock, Bob Gibson

1973 Topps Comics - Joe Torre

rgpete
01-04-2014, 12:25 PM
The last known count of Garvey's are 2 silver and 1 bronze. I could be wrong, don't know if any surfaced in the past 2 years

Full Picture

t206blogcom
01-04-2014, 02:53 PM
2013 Topps Heritage Bryce Harper - Washington Senators throwback uniform.

smrtn240
01-05-2014, 12:59 PM
this one is a toughie..

ALR-bishop
01-05-2014, 02:04 PM
http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj555/Bishop539/img230.jpg

HOF Auto Rookies
01-06-2014, 04:19 AM
Mauer 2002 topps chrome black ref

And any of his 2002 206 toughies


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HOF Auto Rookies
01-06-2014, 04:20 AM
I got an Alex Gordon cut out that's autographed


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brob28
01-06-2014, 07:22 AM
How about the Frank Thomas NNOF error? Seems they don't come up often and go for a strong price. Counterfeits are everywhere.

4reals
01-07-2014, 02:27 AM
I gave a gold Jackson I had to a friend.

Al, I'd like to think we're friends, whenever you want to send Garvey this way I'm open arms. :D

ALR-bishop
01-08-2014, 08:46 AM
Bill--to which Thomas were your referring ?

http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj555/Bishop539/img252.jpg
http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj555/Bishop539/img631_zpsbe3acf4f.jpg

nebboy
01-08-2014, 08:53 AM
The Alex Gordon foil only card has a TON of fakes out there. Your is a good one.

brob28
01-08-2014, 08:26 PM
Bill--to which Thomas were your referring ?

http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj555/Bishop539/img252.jpg
http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj555/Bishop539/img631_zpsbe3acf4f.jpg



Now that on IS rare Al. All you need is to insert a swatch of Frank's underwear and you could sell it as a Topps Heritage "Piece of the Game" Card...

heavy_hitter
02-05-2014, 12:13 PM
Any of the 2010 UD Exquisite patches out of 2010 UD Series 1 baseball are tough to find. The baseballcardpedia checklist for the set still is not complete.

tmoore_25
02-18-2014, 09:28 PM
2006 Allen & Ginter Postcards of Barry Bonds and Gary Carter. I've searched for quite some time with no luck.

DaClyde
02-19-2014, 08:05 AM
The Standard Catalog claims Dave Winfield has a disc in the 1986 Sportflics Jumbo Disc set, but I've never seen one anywhere. I suspect that card does not exist.

Other Winfields I've never seen hide, nor hair of:

1985 MSA Subway Discs (which is supposedly identical to the 1985 Thom McAn, but with a blank back)

1989 Donruss/Leaf Blue Chips #6 (prototype for the Grand Slammers set. I've seen Cansecos and McGwires with both Donruss and Leaf logos, but never seen a Winfield with either)

1993 Topps/R&N China porcelain #131 (SCD claims the entire 1993 set was issued in porcelain. So far I've only been able to track 77 of 825 individual cards done in porcelain, but no Winfield).

1999 Padres MADD #23 (not even sure what this looks like, assuming it was SGA)
- Holy crap. I just did a completed search and see a complete set of these just sold last month for under $10. Somehow it never popped in my saved eBay search. I hate that!

4reals
02-19-2014, 05:17 PM
1985 MSA Subway Discs (which is supposedly identical to the 1985 Thom McAn, but with a blank back)

I have seen some Ripken Subway discs, and a few Schmidt subway discs, but outside of that nothing. I suspect because of their blank backs they are being listed as something else.

rgpete
02-19-2014, 06:59 PM
The Standard Catalog claims Dave Winfield has a disc in the 1986 Sportflics Jumbo Disc set, but I've never seen one anywhere. I suspect that card does not exist.

Other Winfields I've never seen hide, nor hair of:

1985 MSA Subway Discs (which is supposedly identical to the 1985 Thom McAn, but with a blank back)

1989 Donruss/Leaf Blue Chips #6 (prototype for the Grand Slammers set. I've seen Cansecos and McGwires with both Donruss and Leaf logos, but never seen a Winfield with either)

1993 Topps/R&N China porcelain #131 (SCD claims the entire 1993 set was issued in porcelain. So far I've only been able to track 74 of 825 individual cards done in porcelain, but no Winfield).

1999 Padres MADD #23 (not even sure what this looks like, assuming it was SGA)
- Holy crap. I just did a completed search and see a complete set of these just sold last month for under $10. Somehow it never popped in my saved eBay search. I hate that!

They do exist they were on a Slurpee card board advertisement for 7-Eleven I only got 1 sign the disc came due to the glue drying out

rgpete
02-19-2014, 07:04 PM
They do exist they were on a Slurpee card board advertisement for 7-Eleven I only got 1 sign the disc came due to the glue drying out

My bad thinking of 7-11 not Sportsfics

DaClyde
02-19-2014, 09:33 PM
I have seen some Ripken Subway discs, and a few Schmidt subway discs, but outside of that nothing. I suspect because of their blank backs they are being listed as something else.

I keep seeing the same handful of Ripkens and Schmidts listed over and over.

My bad thinking of 7-11 not Sportsfics

Yeah, I've seen several listed that way, but I have the over-sized 7-11 piece, and it was from 1985.

I wish those big catalog books had some sort of source reference database for how they built their checklists.

PM770
02-20-2014, 11:31 AM
I'm looking for a 1989-90 Topps Randy Cunneyworth Penguins variation. I've never even seen one.

jacksoncoupage
02-20-2014, 01:19 PM
I'm looking for a 1989-90 Topps Randy Cunneyworth Penguins variation. I've never even seen one.

I don't recall where but I can confirm seeing a scan of it. Many people seem to be under the assumption that it depicts him in a Penguins jersey but the error is in the team name lettering on front, saying "pittsburgh penguins" beneath his name while still depicting him in the airbrushed Jets uniform.

PM770
02-20-2014, 03:34 PM
I don't recall where but I can confirm seeing a scan of it. Many people seem to be under the assumption that it depicts him in a Penguins jersey but the error is in the team name lettering on front, saying "pittsburgh penguins" beneath his name while still depicting him in the airbrushed Jets uniform.

Does it have the Penguins logo where the team logo is? I've always assumed that was what the difference was.

jacksoncoupage
02-20-2014, 06:13 PM
Does it have the Penguins logo where the team logo is? I've always assumed that was what the difference was.

No, the image that I saw has the Jets logo but the black lettering under his name spells "pittsburgh penguins."

bnorth
02-28-2014, 06:59 PM
1989 Fleer #81 Wade Boggs without the black spot after Throws Right.

bnorth
03-03-2014, 09:28 AM
Here is a picture of the 1989 Fleer Wade Boggs Dot and No Dot after Throws Right versions. I have at least 250 of the Dot version and only 1 of the No Dot version. If any one has a No Dot version and you would part with it please let me know. With the insane # of these cards printed I know there has to be more out there, I just can't find one.

jacksoncoupage
03-04-2014, 05:16 PM
Here is a picture of the 1989 Fleer Wade Boggs Dot and No Dot after Throws Right versions. I have at least 250 of the Dot version and only 1 of the No Dot version. If any one has a No Dot version and you would part with it please let me know. With the insane # of these cards printed I know there has to be more out there, I just can't find one.

I sold a pair of them 5 or 6 years ago for a couple bucks. I recall there being a couple sales of them around that time. I've never seen another copy for sale since.

bnorth
03-04-2014, 05:29 PM
I sold a pair of them 5 or 6 years ago for a couple bucks. I recall there being a couple sales of them around that time. I've never seen another copy for sale since.

Thanks for the response. I have been looking for another one off and on since they came out and only have the one pictured.

Are you the person with the Junk Wax Gems error site?

Wite3
03-07-2014, 07:43 PM
Would love to find the last three Pep boys/Champion Phillies from 1987 that I need. Finally saw a Schmidt last week and bought it quick but have never seen the three commons.

Joshua

jacksoncoupage
03-20-2014, 02:28 PM
Thanks for the response. I have been looking for another one off and on since they came out and only have the one pictured.

Are you the person with the Junk Wax Gems error site?

Hi, yes, that is my site. Though, it's been fairly derelict for some time. The only exception being that I try to respond to posted questions and the occasional updated "ongoing checklist."

bnorth
03-20-2014, 05:51 PM
Hi, yes, that is my site. Though, it's been fairly derelict for some time. The only exception being that I try to respond to posted questions and the occasional updated "ongoing checklist."

Thank you for keeping it up and going. I still use it from time to time for the error lists.

WillBBC
03-21-2014, 09:00 AM
Here is a picture of the 1989 Fleer Wade Boggs Dot and No Dot after Throws Right versions. I have at least 250 of the Dot version and only 1 of the No Dot version. If any one has a No Dot version and you would part with it please let me know. With the insane # of these cards printed I know there has to be more out there, I just can't find one.

That's really bizarre. I collected Boggs like crazy in the mid-late 90s and never read about this. I completely missed the boat. Thanks for sharing.

Sierra79
03-22-2014, 10:24 AM
I am actively looking for the following:

1993 Lykes Maddux
1997 Topps Finest #158 gold die cut embossed atomic refractor Maddux
1998 Skybox Metal Universe #133 PMG Maddux

MyGuyTy
03-29-2014, 12:11 AM
1997 Finest Embossed Refractor Derek Jeter #310

gopherfan
03-31-2014, 12:22 AM
I am struggling to find these Topps Chrome Refractors:

1998 Topps Chrome Refractors

21 Roberto Clemente
110 Jose Canseco
271 Pedro Martinez IL


2003 Topps Chrome Gold Refractors

369 Damian Miller

2004 Topps Chrome Refractors

239 Kyle Sleeth
240 Matt Moses

Once I get these, I will have a complete run from 1996-present. I still need about 20 from 2000 and 40 from 2001. I won't list those to save space. If you have any, please PM me.

Thanks,

Rob A.

mybestbretts
04-01-2014, 11:24 AM
I am looking for a 1993 Upper Deck Iooss WI22 George Brett autographed
There were supposed to be 5,000 issued by Upper Deck but I can seem
to find one.

darkhorse9
04-03-2014, 02:55 PM
The toughest cards I'm looking for I don't even think exist.

Their from the 1978 Wiffle Ball set..NOT the set of individual die-cut cards that were inserted in boxes. These are the ones that were printed on the boxes themselves.

I've been collecting these since the day they came out. The boxes say there are 88 players in the set, but to date I can only identify 82 of them. The worst part is that most of the cards came five to a box, meaning it isn't a case of just one box missing since there are six unaccounted for. There were some that were issued two on a bat/ball sleeve but the likelihood of three of those being unidentified seems unlikely as well.

I beginning to think they were never produced, unless I see evidence otherwise.

EGreenwood
04-06-2014, 02:34 PM
Paired down my list a bit from January 2013:

I have been looking for the following for years. Any help?

Claudell Washington
1977 Rangers Team Issue - 21
1985 Braves TBS America's Team - 4

Dane Iorg
1984 Royals Postcards - 15

Don Robinson
1990 Giants Smokey - 17
1992 Medford Phillies

Garth Iorg
1979 Syracuse Chiefs Team Issue - 9
1980 Syracuse Chiefs Team Issue - 11

Jesse Orosco
1985 Mets Colla Postcards - 21
1987 Mets Colla Postcards - 19
1990 Indians Team Issue - 32

Johnny Grubb
1973 Linnett Portraits - 155

Ken Phelps
1986 Mariners Pacific Northwest Bell - 10

Luis Salazar
1989 Padres Coke - 15

Mike Greenwood
1987 Pocatello Giants The Bon - 9

Mike Morgan
2000 Pacific Platinum Blue - 427

Otis Nixon
1998 Ultra Platinum Medallion - 356
1999 Braves Atlanta Journal-Constitution Jumbos - 11

U.L. Washington
1975 Omaha Royals Team Issue - 17
1976 Omaha Royals Top Trophies - 25
1982 Royals - 21
1984 Royals Postcards - 34

ALR-bishop
04-07-2014, 09:17 AM
Need the following

12411
12478
12545

They look like the top card here

http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj555/Bishop539/img613_zps59460abb.jpg

philliesphan
04-09-2014, 06:34 PM
Would love to find the last three Pep boys/Champion Phillies from 1987 that I need. Finally saw a Schmidt last week and bought it quick but have never seen the three commons.

Joshua

Joshua -- which one did you snag? I am still missing the "Big A" card -- and can't seem to find it

Wite3
04-11-2014, 09:30 AM
Picked up the Schmidt Pep Boys card...still looking for samples of the others.

Joshua

dodgerfanjohn
05-04-2014, 02:27 PM
I have a few cards that I've been looking for for a very long time:

1994 Fleer Ultra had two insert sets specific to retail boxes that were one per series. These are hard pulls at one per box.

I need the RBI Kings Matt Williams...I've actually never seen one up on ebay.

I also need the Andres Gallaraga On Base leaders. One came up on ebay for the first time in a few years. I put a snipe over $10 on it which I thought was an insane price, but I wanted the card and I figured its worth $10 to cross it off my list for so long. The one initial bid had a max bid higher than that. Go figure :confused:

The other really tough ones...and I'm not sure that they were even made...The company Signature Rookies had some really nice insert sets of HOF's and sports heroes of various sports...in particular their Gold Standard set, and the Tetrad Titans insert sets. For those that don't know, SR went down in flames sometime in 1996-1997 because the CEO Tim Flatt was into some shady business practices. However, I do believe most, if not all, of their autos were authentic. Lots have found their way into TPG slabs as authentic. I do know that one of the shady business practices is that the owner or someone close to him absconded with autos that were supposed to be redemptions from packs.

So I assembled the Tetrad Titan from 1994 without too much difficulty, and for not much money. Includes autos of Bruce Jenner, Larry Holmes, Bobby Hull, Bobby Allison, Larry Bird, Isiah Thomas and some other olympians. Also an infamous OJ Simpson auto which I do, and will not, ever own. The 1995 one is only a 5 card set. 3 were easy and inexpensive for what they are...Dennis Rodman, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, and Katarina Witt. The last two...well I don't remember ever seeing them on ebay...

Bob Griese
Roberto Duran

I'd love to own these(if they actually exist). The 1994 ones are nicer and feature easier to read autos.

FWIW, there was a near impossible set of cards to get...the Kromax product had an insert set of 5 autos of all star NBA players..Dominique Wilkins and Tim Hardaway had productions of around 1000. Those pop up on ebay every now and then. However the Scottie Pippen I believe is numbered out of about 30, and the Charles Barkely and Patrick Ewing are numbered out of 5. Those came up a year or two ago on ebay and I think went in the $350-400 range.

steve B
05-05-2014, 09:14 AM
I have a few cards that I've been looking for for a very long time:

1994 Fleer Ultra had two insert sets specific to retail boxes that were one per series. These are hard pulls at one per box.

I need the RBI Kings Matt Williams...I've actually never seen one up on ebay.

I also need the Andres Gallaraga On Base leaders. One came up on ebay for the first time in a few years. I put a snipe over $10 on it which I thought was an insane price, but I wanted the card and I figured its worth $10 to cross it off my list for so long. The one initial bid had a max bid higher than that. Go figure :confused:

The other really tough ones...and I'm not sure that they were even made...The company Signature Rookies had some really nice insert sets of HOF's and sports heroes of various sports...in particular their Gold Standard set, and the Tetrad Titans insert sets. For those that don't know, SR went down in flames sometime in 1996-1997 because the CEO Tim Flatt was into some shady business practices. However, I do believe most, if not all, of their autos were authentic. Lots have found their way into TPG slabs as authentic. I do know that one of the shady business practices is that the owner or someone close to him absconded with autos that were supposed to be redemptions from packs.

So I assembled the Tetrad Titan from 1994 without too much difficulty, and for not much money. Includes autos of Bruce Jenner, Larry Holmes, Bobby Hull, Bobby Allison, Larry Bird, Isiah Thomas and some other olympians. Also an infamous OJ Simpson auto which I do, and will not, ever own. The 1995 one is only a 5 card set. 3 were easy and inexpensive for what they are...Dennis Rodman, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, and Katarina Witt. The last two...well I don't remember ever seeing them on ebay...

Bob Griese
Roberto Duran

I'd love to own these(if they actually exist). The 1994 ones are nicer and feature easier to read autos.

FWIW, there was a near impossible set of cards to get...the Kromax product had an insert set of 5 autos of all star NBA players..Dominique Wilkins and Tim Hardaway had productions of around 1000. Those pop up on ebay every now and then. However the Scottie Pippen I believe is numbered out of about 30, and the Charles Barkely and Patrick Ewing are numbered out of 5. Those came up a year or two ago on ebay and I think went in the $350-400 range.

I knew there had to be someone else collecting Signature rookies.

The 8x10s were plentiful and cheap for a while, but I don't see them anymore. Most weren't numbered but I think they weren't common.

The retail only set was pretty tough too. It looked like a boxed set, but wasn't and had its own inserts. There was a TV shopping version of the same set that had what I think were exclusive signature cards.

There's a lot of their stuff that's not cataloged, and a lot of their sets from the very end that just didn't seem to get totally released. One of the last hockey sets I think was only about 60% signed.
I also think some of their less common stuff was held internally as a golden parachute of sorts. There's a whole class of stuff that I don't ever recall seeing when it was current that showed up a couple years after they closed.

Steve B

dodgerfanjohn
05-07-2014, 07:57 AM
I knew there had to be someone else collecting Signature rookies.

The 8x10s were plentiful and cheap for a while, but I don't see them anymore. Most weren't numbered but I think they weren't common.

The retail only set was pretty tough too. It looked like a boxed set, but wasn't and had its own inserts. There was a TV shopping version of the same set that had what I think were exclusive signature cards.

There's a lot of their stuff that's not cataloged, and a lot of their sets from the very end that just didn't seem to get totally released. One of the last hockey sets I think was only about 60% signed.
I also think some of their less common stuff was held internally as a golden parachute of sorts. There's a whole class of stuff that I don't ever recall seeing when it was current that showed up a couple years after they closed.

Steve B

What's curious is that some of the stuff that I beleive someone scurried off with has never popped up for sale AFAIK. Or at least not recently. I suspect a lot of redemption items never made it...like you said, nearly half of one set didn't get released.

bnorth
06-15-2014, 02:02 PM
Here is a picture of the 1989 Fleer Wade Boggs Dot and No Dot after Throws Right versions. I have at least 250 of the Dot version and only 1 of the No Dot version. If any one has a No Dot version and you would part with it please let me know. With the insane # of these cards printed I know there has to be more out there, I just can't find one.

Today is a great card day for me. After several years of looking I finally got the 89 Fleer #81 Wade Boggs with out the Dot after Throws Right. I know it is a $1 card but to me it was my white whale.

I am also on the BO forum and bumped an old thread saying I was looking for one and with in 5 min. I got a response from a fellow member saying they just looked and had one. When I asked what they wanted for it the reply was "just the address to send it to".

I hope the rest of you looking for a tough card get yours also. I love it when I get that card that makes me feel like a little kid again.:D

DaClyde
06-15-2014, 03:47 PM
I have a few cards that I've been looking for for a very long time:

1994 Fleer Ultra had two insert sets specific to retail boxes that were one per series. These are hard pulls at one per box.

I need the RBI Kings Matt Williams...I've actually never seen one up on ebay.


You mean this? There are three of them on Sportlots.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-AiQ1TyO88V0/U54BwNy7vCI/AAAAAAAATYg/VTjugfaSMvo/s400/1994UltraRBIKing11.jpg

ChrisNTx
06-16-2014, 02:30 PM
I'm hunting 2 modern cards for my Chris Sabo Collection

1995 Upper Deck Electric Diamond GOLD #433
and
1995 Upper Deck Special Edition GOLD #152

obviously both are low end and probably stashed in a 5000 ct monster box somewhere. Believe these came 1 or 2 per box from what I have been able to determine, but they're just not easy to come across. Not many people have the stack of cards 20 years old to look thru.

So similar to others, they're cheaper cards but are some of my white whales to complete my Chris Sabo super collection or regularly issued cards!

dodgerfanjohn
06-24-2014, 09:58 AM
You mean this? There are three of them on Sportlots.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-AiQ1TyO88V0/U54BwNy7vCI/AAAAAAAATYg/VTjugfaSMvo/s400/1994UltraRBIKing11.jpg

I actually got that for a good price on ebay eventually. Thank you for the link to that site though.

One thing that concerns me is no picture for any of the cards. For that issue its a concern, not because of condition(its unrealistic that you'll find anything above NrMt because of border chipping out of the pack), but because sellers so often confuse years. In 1994, it was a difficult pull(I believe 1 rbi king per retail box). In 1995, the RBI King insert set was very common...something like 1:6 packs. Sellers mistitle things all the time and without a pic its impossible to veryify.

egri
02-28-2015, 08:25 PM
One thing that concerns me is no picture for any of the cards. For that issue its a concern, not because of condition (...) Sellers mistitle things all the time and without a pic its impossible to veryify.

A couple months ago, I thought I'd scored a bargain when I picked up a 1953 Topps JW Porter card on sportslots for $1 plus shipping. The seller had listed it's condition as 'Very Good'. I once heard someone say that a card in Poor condition is one that looks like a truck ran over it; I think the condition of my card would be improved if a truck ran over it. There are pictures on my site here (http://vintageautographs.blogspot.com/2015/01/porter-dittmer-shantz-and-hemus.html) if you want to see what I mean. When I sent it to Mr. Porter for him to sign, he felt so bad about its condition that he tossed in his own signed card.

mrmopar
02-28-2015, 10:05 PM
2003 Donruss Team Heroes Beckett Sample GOLD Steve Garvey.

If I remember correctly, these sample cards were issued one per Beckett monthly, glued with that rubbery, semi sticky stuff that was meant to allow for no damage and peel right off, to a subscription card. I remember getting a run of several magazines that had these cards in them at the time and they we're also hitting ebay pretty heavy.

This is one that could easily exist but be tucked away in full magazines, tossed by uninterested collectors or perhaps it was never actually made. I have the silver one and the gold shows up on checklists, but i have not seen one offered. i know the gold versions were supposedly made in a fraction of the quantity of silver versions (15% according to an online source), but you'd think someone, somewhere would have one for sale or at least share a photo or mention of it, but no dice. Of course, how many silvers were made to begin with?

gopherfan
03-02-2015, 02:56 AM
Edit to show the cards I have tracked down. Still looking for the others.I am struggling to find these Topps Chrome Refractors:

1998 Topps Chrome Refractors

21 Roberto Clemente
110 Jose Canseco
135 Sandy Alomar Found it.
191 Dave Mlicki
271 Pedro Martinez IL


1999 Topps Chrome Refractors

234 Chuck Knoblauch WS
Found it, and the set is complete.

2003 Topps Chrome Gold Refractors

41 Lance Berkman Found
65 Mark Mulder Found
369 Damian Miller (How is this card so tough?)

2004 Topps Chrome Refractors

232 Zach Miner Found it.
239 Kyle Sleeth
240 Matt Moses

Once I get these, I will have a complete run from 1996-present. I still need about 20 from 2000 and 40 from 2001. I won't list those to save space. If you have any, please PM me.

Thanks,

Rob A.

frankhardy
03-03-2015, 01:22 PM
I am STILL looking for a 2001 Topps Chrome Retrofractors #146 Fernando Tatis for my Cardinals team set run. I have every single Topps Chrome Refractor except that one. Been looking for over 4 years now (I think).

gopherfan
03-03-2015, 02:40 PM
Here are the 2001 Topps Chrome Retrofractors I still need (700 plus card parallel sets suck):

1 Cal Ripken Jr.
73 Mike Sweeney
187 Frank Thomas
190 Craig Biggio
237 Alex Ramirez
297 Conti/Wakeland/Cole
302 Mark McGwire GM
325 Will Clark
412 Edgar Renteria
419 Luis Lopez
465 Erubiel Durazo
561 Glenallen Hill
596 Albert Pujols RC
656 Kerry Wood

Griffins
03-03-2015, 03:04 PM
I'm still looking for a ton of '10 and '11 Topps Heritage 3 card salesman samples. They appear on checklists but might not even exist. Unfortunately those are so thinly collected that they are rarely listed.

bbcardzman
03-04-2015, 08:12 PM
I have been looking for this card since I started collecting Hideo Nomo back in 1995.
1995 Upper Deck Electric Diamond Gold #226
I have every minor, rookie, 2nd year, and even Japanese cards but still can't find this one. I haven't even ever seen one on eBay, although I have not checked for one there in a while.

VintageGamerN00b
03-05-2015, 04:14 PM
Hate to be the bearer of bad news but looks like one just sold last month.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1995-Upper-Deck-Electric-Diamond-GOLD-Hideo-Nomo-RC-Los-Angeles-Dodgers-/371257442725?nma=true&si=GNWGSkFEG3VBkxsP0P23p5RyKxg%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

bbcardzman
03-05-2015, 06:56 PM
That figures, and at a time when I am layed off too. Although it did go for about twice as much as I'd be willing to go. Thanks for the bad news, but at least I know they are out there some where.

mouschi
03-26-2015, 10:56 AM
I'm looking for any Canseco I don't have, but at the top of my list are:

1989 Donruss & Leaf Blue Chips
1990 Donruss Aqueous
1996 Select Certified Mirror Gold
1997 Pinnacle Totally Certified Platinum Gold
1998 Donruss Crusade Red

Among others ... Let me know if anyone has any, thanks!

griffey423
05-04-2015, 03:16 PM
I'm hunting these guys down. There should be about 150-200 of each of these printed, but can't seem to find them anywhere.

begsu1013
05-05-2015, 08:47 PM
a freakin 81 topps eckersley psa 10. nothing fancy at all. last one sold for $20 and missed it by 4 minutes...

ALR-bishop
05-05-2015, 09:14 PM
Anthony- it's strange no checklist for these has surfaced. Maybe start a thread stating what you have here and on CU and ask others to add to it

Redromad
05-06-2015, 07:29 AM
I am looking for the SP's in this set.

Banks
Garvey
Torre
Mays
Brett
Yount


Thanks, Rick

jasondeanmartin
05-06-2015, 05:26 PM
Duplicate

jasondeanmartin
05-06-2015, 06:08 PM
I'm a "supercollector" of Josh Fogg and the majority of what I'm misssing are 1/1s or printing plates.

However, the other ones that have eluded me for over 12 years are the 2003 Donruss/Leaf Beckett Samples. They were supposed to have been produced and released in the monthly BSCM and marked with the word SAMPLE on the back. There were silver and gold versions and I believe the gold versions were something like 10x harder to get than the silver.

Either way, I've never seen any of the Josh Fogg ones.

I even emailed Chris Olds a couple years ago and he said they probably weren't even made and that the checklist for the sample sets is basically a copy of the original sets and not necessarily a list of the cards that were actually made.

WillBBC
05-07-2015, 03:53 PM
I am looking for the SP's in this set.

Banks
Garvey
Torre
Mays
Brett
Yount


Thanks, Rick


This is a nightmarish set to complete but looks like it would be so worth it. I saw a Brett recently, guy was asking for $750. Good luck!

I finally tracked down a card that took me way too long to find!

http://i.imgur.com/C7r8Z1m.jpg

Redromad
05-07-2015, 03:59 PM
The mays is horrible as I have never even seen one. The others are scarce but attainable. The Banks and Brett are the most expensive


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

JoeDfan
05-07-2015, 07:59 PM
The damn '91 Topps Oil Can Boyd flag tip with border!!!! I have been searching for YEARS!!!!!!

bn2cardz
05-07-2015, 08:04 PM
I'm a "supercollector" of Josh Fogg and the majority of what I'm misssing are 1/1s or printing plates.

However, the other ones that have eluded me for over 12 years are the 2003 Donruss/Leaf Beckett Samples. They were supposed to have been produced and released in the monthly BSCM and marked with the word SAMPLE on the back. There were silver and gold versions and I believe the gold versions were something like 10x harder to get than the silver.

Either way, I've never seen any of the Josh Fogg ones.

I even emailed Chris Olds a couple years ago and he said they probably weren't even made and that the checklist for the sample sets is basically a copy of the original sets and not necessarily a list of the cards that were actually made.


The only modern set I have started trying to complete is a 2002 Leaf Certified Samples set. This is a new effort that started when I pulled out a box of Samples I bought in 2002 and thought it would be a fun set to attempt. I have only been going at it for a little over a month.

MacDice
05-08-2015, 10:01 PM
Have several team issued Seattle Mariners postcards from the early 80s that I need including a Dave Henderson in a white jersey

JustinD
06-05-2015, 11:22 AM
I have just about everything for my lance PC that's not a 1/1 except the one that has been evading me for years - 1990 donruss aqueous.

I had to take several years off due to being on disability and in cancer recovery and sold most of my money cards. ( thank god for my collection as it kept my family under a roof) however no lance ever left my home. Unfortunately the only one I have ever seen came up during that time I could not touch it.

If anyone has a lead on that aqueous it would be the final key needed. :D

Now that I have my health and my life back I would love to have that baby.

Also wanted - 2013 panini hometown heroes 167 lance parrish zip code

alfredoleal2001
06-07-2015, 10:53 PM
The 1985 Indianapolis Indians Andres Galarraga card. Ive only seen it once and never again.......

pokerplyr80
06-08-2015, 01:36 AM
I collect mainly vintage cards but have always wanted to get a griffey jr 93 finest refractor. He was my favorite player growing up. It's not that hard to find, just a matter of being willing to spend the money.

I'd love to pick up his 89 upper deck in bgs 10, but can't justify paying for it either when I have a psa 10 already and could never tell the difference other than the holder.

jacksoncoupage
06-08-2015, 11:45 AM
Still need the following Matt Luke cards:

1998 Pacific Online Winners
1999 Aurora Red #4
1999 Aurora Opening Day #d/31 #4
1999 Pacific Platinum Blue #
1999 Upper Deck Exclusives #d/100 #122

Forever grateful to anyone who can provide leads/help me locate any of these for purchase.

Jantz
06-08-2015, 03:24 PM
I have just about everything for my lance PC that's not a 1/1 except the one that has been evading me for years - 1990 donruss aqueous.

I had to take several years off due to being on disability and in cancer recovery and sold most of my money cards. ( thank god for my collection as it kept my family under a roof) however no lance ever left my home. Unfortunately the only one I have ever seen came up during that time I could not touch it.

If anyone has a lead on that aqueous it would be the final key needed. :D

Now that I have my health and my life back I would love to have that baby.

Also wanted - 2013 panini hometown heroes 167 lance parrish zip code

PM sent regarding the Hometown Heroes zip code card

JustinD
06-08-2015, 09:28 PM
Thanks again Jantz!

EGreenwood
06-09-2015, 08:07 AM
Still looking for these:

Claudell Washington
1977 Rangers Team Issue - 21
1985 Braves TBS America's Team - 4

Don Robinson
1990 Giants Smokey - 17

Garth Iorg
1979 Syracuse Chiefs Team Issue - 9
1980 Syracuse Chiefs Team Issue - 11

Johnny Grubb
1973 Linnett Portraits - 155

Ken Phelps
1986 Mariners Pacific Northwest Bell - 10

Luis Salazar
1989 Padres Coke - 15

Mike Greenwood
1987 Pocatello Giants The Bon - 9

Mike Morgan
2000 Pacific Platinum Blue - 427

Otis Nixon
1999 Braves Atlanta Journal-Constitution Jumbos - 11

U.L. Washington
1975 Omaha Royals Team Issue - 17
1976 Omaha Royals Top Trophies - 25
1982 Royals - 21

EGreenwood
06-09-2015, 08:07 AM
Still looking for these:

Claudell Washington
1977 Rangers Team Issue - 21
1985 Braves TBS America's Team - 4

Don Robinson
1990 Giants Smokey - 17

Garth Iorg
1979 Syracuse Chiefs Team Issue - 9
1980 Syracuse Chiefs Team Issue - 11

Johnny Grubb
1973 Linnett Portraits - 155

Ken Phelps
1986 Mariners Pacific Northwest Bell - 10

Luis Salazar
1989 Padres Coke - 15

Mike Greenwood
1987 Pocatello Giants The Bon - 9

Mike Morgan
2000 Pacific Platinum Blue - 427

Otis Nixon
1999 Braves Atlanta Journal-Constitution Jumbos - 11

U.L. Washington
1975 Omaha Royals Team Issue - 17
1976 Omaha Royals Top Trophies - 25
1982 Royals - 21

JWBlue
08-03-2015, 01:16 AM
1984 Fleer Update Roger Clemens PSA 10 with great centering.

Iwantmorecards77
08-03-2015, 11:40 AM
Nothing overly rare or expensive. Just trying to find one in the desired grade and reasonable price:

1976 Hostess Dennis Eckersley
1978 Hostess Eddie Murray
1987 Kahn's Barry Larkin (the card "books" for $10 but a NM one just sold on Ebay for $21.50.)
1990 Fleer Canadian David Justice

porkchops
08-03-2015, 03:07 PM
Not a card or maybe it is ?
I still need 1 puzzle block to complete
the/my run of Donruss puzzles ..... a #(s)55 , 56 & 57
Donruss Originals 2002 Ted Williams .
Maybe it will happen , who knows ,
Ken

alfredoleal2001
08-16-2015, 09:42 PM
Im looking for these........


1985 Indianapolis Indians Team Set #3 Andres Galarraga
1996 Leaf Preferred Press Proofs #29 Andres Galarraga
1996 Pinnacle Aficionado First Pitch Preview #14 Andres Galarraga
1998 Stadium Club Co-Signers #CS15 Tony Gwynn B/Andres Galarraga
1998 Stadium Club Co-Signers #CS18 Mark Grudzielanek A/Andres Galarraga
1998 Upper Deck SPX Finite Homerun Hysteria #HR7 Andres Galarraga/62
1998 Upper Deck SPX Finite Spectrum #332 TW Andres Galarraga /50
2000 Topps MVP Promotion Parallel #387 Andres Galarraga /100
2001 Absolute Memorabilia Ball Hoggs #BH28 Andres Galarraga /50
2001 Absolute Memorabilia Boss Hoggs #BH28 Andres Galarraga /25

Griffins
08-17-2015, 01:59 AM
Still looking for these

Topps Heritage Ad Panels

2009 Panels
Guthrie/Blackburn/Lewis

2009 High Number Panels
Uribe/Soriano/Gload,*Crede/Hernandez/Lyon,*Jaramillo/Medlin/Ramirez,*Scales/Zavada/Jaramillo,* Bard/Greene/Perry,*Schlereth/Cecil/Huff,*Gerut/Schlereth/Cecil

2010 Panels
Cruz/Jones/Russell, Guillon/Hawpe/Wainwright, Rollins/Hamels/Huff, Johnson/Gardenhire/Jurrjens

Griffins
08-17-2015, 02:01 AM
duplicate post

ALR-bishop
08-17-2015, 08:36 AM
Anthony-- how did you determine what you were missing , did you find checklists for these ? What years have there been panels ?

Griffins
08-17-2015, 08:44 AM
Al-I've got checklists, although there is some question if they are actual ones or theoretical.
Panels were issued starting in '08.

Coninefan
08-25-2015, 09:43 AM
1996 Pinnacle Aficionado First Pitch Preview Jeff Conine.

At one point, I had 3. I have no idea where they went.

alfredoleal2001
08-25-2015, 10:24 AM
1996 Pinnacle Aficionado First Pitch Preview Jeff Conine.

At one point, I had 3. I have no idea where they went.



Im also looking for the aficionado first pitch preview of andres galarraga and its nowhere to be found!!

CobbvLajoie1910
08-25-2015, 02:13 PM
1987 Sportflics 4.5" Superstar Disc Dale Murphy (#5) -- the last disc I need to complete the set.

I haven't been able to find a raw copy in the 3-years I've been collecting it.

If you have one, I'll trade you my home for it.

Mungo Hungo
08-25-2015, 10:43 PM
Still looking for these:

Claudell Washington
1977 Rangers Team Issue - 21
1985 Braves TBS America's Team - 4

Don Robinson
1990 Giants Smokey - 17

Garth Iorg
1979 Syracuse Chiefs Team Issue - 9
1980 Syracuse Chiefs Team Issue - 11

Johnny Grubb
1973 Linnett Portraits - 155

Ken Phelps
1986 Mariners Pacific Northwest Bell - 10

Luis Salazar
1989 Padres Coke - 15

Mike Greenwood
1987 Pocatello Giants The Bon - 9

Mike Morgan
2000 Pacific Platinum Blue - 427

Otis Nixon
1999 Braves Atlanta Journal-Constitution Jumbos - 11

U.L. Washington
1975 Omaha Royals Team Issue - 17
1976 Omaha Royals Top Trophies - 25
1982 Royals - 21

I noticed that you did not list the 1977 Top Trophies U.L. Washington as a need, so you must have that one. Those are quite hard to track down. Out of curiosity, where did you find it?

EGreenwood
08-26-2015, 06:45 AM
Mungo:

I don;t have the Top Trophy, another added to the list.

Erik

Collectorsince62
08-26-2015, 11:22 PM
2008 Topps Heritage chrome #285 Hairston. Plenty to trade.

JustinD
08-27-2015, 08:19 PM
1987 Sportflics 4.5" Superstar Disc Dale Murphy (#5) -- the last disc I need to complete the set.

I haven't been able to find a raw copy in the 3-years I've been collecting it.

If you have one, I'll trade you my home for it.

Hey Aaron, I sent you a Pm.

Jantz
08-27-2015, 10:24 PM
2008 Topps Heritage chrome #285 Hairston. Plenty to trade.

That's a tough one.

Good Luck!

Linuxabuser
07-16-2016, 06:38 PM
Looking for these from 2001 UD Legends of New York:

Joe Torre Bat
Mel Ott Bat

divecchia
07-23-2016, 08:25 PM
Thanks for sharing all those modern toughies. I knew about quite a few of them, but was unaware of some of the more recent ones. I am amazed at the number of tough modern cards out there.

For me, the toughies that I’m looking for are the 1993 Pacific Nolan Ryan Ghostwriting cards. There are 110 different cards in total numbering from 111-220. Each card has 1 of 10 possible messages on the back that glows in the dark. The messages are all geared towards keeping kids off drugs and alcohol and staying in school.

Below is a list of the 10 different messages listed alphabetically.

1. BE SMART. DON'T START DRUGS OR ALCHOHOL
2. D.A.R.E. TO KEEP KIDS OFF DRUGS
3. DRUGS RUIN DREAMS
4. IN SPORTS DRUGS CAN CAUSE YOU TO MAKE AN ERROR
5. JUST SAY NO
6. SAY NO TO DRUGS
7. STAY IN SCHOOL
8. TO BE A WINNER YOU HAVE TO BE DRUG FREE
9. TO GET THE BEST GRADES, YOU HAVE TO STUDY
10. WINNERS DON'T USE DRUGS

Here is a photo of the front and back of card # 111 with the third photo taken in the dark showing the message, ”D.A.R.E. TO KEEP KIDS OFF DRUGS” on the back.

http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y305/ddivecchia/1993%20Pacific%20Nolan%20Ryan%20Ghostwriting_zpsom xlswd5.jpg

If anyone has one of these please let me know.

Thanks,
Donato

steve B
07-24-2016, 04:19 PM
Thanks for sharing all those modern toughies. I knew about quite a few of them, but was unaware of some of the more recent ones. I am amazed at the number of tough modern cards out there.

For me, the toughies that I’m looking for are the 1993 Pacific Nolan Ryan Ghostwriting cards. There are 110 different cards in total numbering from 111-220. Each card has 1 of 10 possible messages on the back that glows in the dark. The messages are all geared towards keeping kids off drugs and alcohol and staying in school.

Below is a list of the 10 different messages listed alphabetically.

1. BE SMART. DON'T START DRUGS OR ALCHOHOL
2. D.A.R.E. TO KEEP KIDS OFF DRUGS
3. DRUGS RUIN DREAMS
4. IN SPORTS DRUGS CAN CAUSE YOU TO MAKE AN ERROR
5. JUST SAY NO
6. SAY NO TO DRUGS
7. STAY IN SCHOOL
8. TO BE A WINNER YOU HAVE TO BE DRUG FREE
9. TO GET THE BEST GRADES, YOU HAVE TO STUDY
10. WINNERS DON'T USE DRUGS

Here is a photo of the front and back of card # 111 with the third photo taken in the dark showing the message, ”D.A.R.E. TO KEEP KIDS OFF DRUGS” on the back.

http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y305/ddivecchia/1993%20Pacific%20Nolan%20Ryan%20Ghostwriting_zpsom xlswd5.jpg

If anyone has one of these please let me know.

Thanks,
Donato

Interesting, I've never even heard of them. Are the messages specific to the card? So say message 2 is always on card 111?

Were they in packs, or distributed some other way? I can see someone making a public relations issue like some of the police sets by stamping a whole bunch of an existing set.

Steve B

divecchia
07-24-2016, 10:49 PM
Hi Steve,

Yes, the messages are specific to the card number. Card #111 will always have "D.A.R.E. TO KEEP KIDS OFF DRUGS".

The cards were issued in foil packs. I have yet to pull one myself in the 1/2 dozen or so boxes that I've opened, but I know someone who has pulled a couple from these boxes. (see box pictured below)

I read somewhere many years ago that according to Mike Cramer, president of Pacific Cards, that there were only 200 of each message printed. That means there would be about 2,000 cards in total numbered from 110 through 220. He also said that not all of them made it into production because the thicker cards kept jamming up the machines, so some were pulled from production. So, I don't think anyone really knows how many are out there.

To date, PSA has graded about 160 "Ghostwriting" cards in total of which 70 are unique card numbers out of the possible 110. That means there are still 40 card numbers of the 110 that have yet to have an example graded by PSA. The card numbers that have been graded are all included in the Nolan Ryan Master set on the PSA Registry. I've only got 13 out of the 70 graded so far, so I have a looooooooong way to go.

If anyone has any other info or leads to these cards I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks,
Donato

http://www.net54baseball.com/picture.php?albumid=891&pictureid=21008

quinnsryche
07-25-2016, 08:59 AM
2005 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Dual Materials Signature Patch Aaron Rowand/Scott Podsednik. There are only 5 of these so I assume I'll never see one but I'll put it out there in just case. There are other versions of this card (autos only, jerseys only and auto jersey) but I am looking for the patch/auto version.

steve B
07-25-2016, 09:28 AM
Hi Steve,

Yes, the messages are specific to the card number. Card #111 will always have "D.A.R.E. TO KEEP KIDS OFF DRUGS".

The cards were issued in foil packs. I have yet to pull one myself in the 1/2 dozen or so boxes that I've opened, but I know someone who has pulled a couple from these boxes. (see box pictured below)

I read somewhere many years ago that according to Mike Cramer, president of Pacific Cards, that there were only 200 of each message printed. That means there would be about 2,000 cards in total numbered from 110 through 220. He also said that not all of them made it into production because the thicker cards kept jamming up the machines, so some were pulled from production. So, I don't think anyone really knows how many are out there.

To date, PSA has graded about 160 "Ghostwriting" cards in total of which 70 are unique card numbers out of the possible 110. That means there are still 40 card numbers of the 110 that have yet to have an example graded by PSA. The card numbers that have been graded are all included in the Nolan Ryan Master set on the PSA Registry. I've only got 13 out of the 70 graded so far, so I have a looooooooong way to go.

If anyone has any other info or leads to these cards I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks,
Donato

http://www.net54baseball.com/picture.php?albumid=891&pictureid=21008

I'll have to check and see if I have any. I'm not even sure I have any of the regular set. Just one of those that slid past me.

Steve B

ArmourPhil
08-07-2016, 02:59 PM
FBI drink panels from Canada are one od the rarest sets of the 1980s. I have the only PSA registry set which consists of PSA 2 - 4s including Brett, Ryan and Rose panels. Can anyone help me out on the Schmidt panel ?

mrmopar
08-08-2016, 07:33 PM
I'm afraid this is not available unless I someday dismantle the Garvey collection, but here is a Rice/Garvey panel

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a81/mrmopar/My%20Collection/STEVE%20GARVEY%20STUFF/Rice-GarveyFBI.jpg (http://s9.photobucket.com/user/mrmopar/media/My%20Collection/STEVE%20GARVEY%20STUFF/Rice-GarveyFBI.jpg.html)

FBI drink panels from Canada are one od the rarest sets of the 1980s. I have the only PSA registry set which consists of PSA 2 - 4s including Brett, Ryan and Rose panels. Can anyone help me out on the Schmidt panel ?

divecchia
08-08-2016, 08:13 PM
ArmourPhil, That will not be an easy set to complete. Good luck with your search.

I agree, these FBI discs are really tough. I have seen a few of the 1982 FBI discs, but I have not seen too many from 1981. I am looking for this Ryan/Bosetti FBI Panel pictured below. It's not a great photo, but it is the only photo I have seen of this panel. Any info leading to one would be appreciated and also compensated if I make the purchase.

Thanks,
Donato

http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y305/ddivecchia/1983%20FBI%20Box%20Ryan-Bosetti_zpsjhvmyjdb.jpg

Jantz
08-08-2016, 08:41 PM
I'm hunting 2 modern cards for my Chris Sabo Collection

1995 Upper Deck Special Edition GOLD #152

There is one for sale on Sportlots

alfredoleal2001
09-03-2016, 01:05 PM
Thought Id update this as I found 2 cards I had listed..... added a new one as well
Im looking for these........


1985 Indianapolis Indians Team Set #3 Andres Galarraga
1996 Leaf Preferred Press Proofs #29 Andres Galarraga
1998 Stadium Club Co-Signers #CS15 Tony Gwynn B/Andres Galarraga
1998 Stadium Club Co-Signers #CS18 Mark Grudzielanek A/Andres Galarraga
1998 Upper Deck SPX Finite Homerun Hysteria #HR7 Andres Galarraga/62
1998 Upper Deck SPX Finite Spectrum #332 TW Andres Galarraga /50
2000 Topps MVP Promotion Parallel #387 Andres Galarraga /100
2001 Absolute Memorabilia Boss Hoggs #BH28 Andres Galarraga /25
2013 Panini Hometown Heroes Zip Code #152 Andres Galarraga
2015 Panini Prizm Prizm Autographs Camo #4 /149

bbcard1
09-04-2016, 08:43 PM
Not baseball, but there was a phone card issued for one of the games in 1996 or 1997 of Michael Payton and Eric Kresser who both quarterbacked the Marshall University Thundering Herd to DIAA National Championships. There are a handful of weird university issues that are really hard to find unless you were at the games. They were usually in very small qualities, distributed only the the first 500 or 1000 in attendance. Of those, many did not have interest in the product. I've only seen one phone card for sale (missed it) on eBay in 20 years of looking.

skil55voy
09-04-2016, 08:49 PM
I have been unable to find 2 sets. The 2001 and 2002 Post Cereal Memphis Redbirds.

Donniebaseball23
09-07-2016, 08:08 PM
I've been looking for the Mattingly Topps Cloth and the two mattingly 86 Donruss Highlights with white letters for years. If anyone has one let me know


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