Sports Cards Want List

READ: This page is very much out of date as of 8.20.08. I will be updating it shortly. If you have anything on this page you'd like to trade, though, please contact me, I might still want it.

See my trade list.

My collecting interests vary but among the many things I want for my collection, these are at or near the top of the list. I will trade or pay cash, whatever's better for you.

#1 on my want list is any Grady Sizemore card I don't already have, and multiples of a few that I do. I have nearly 700 different Sizemore cards, and I check ebay a couple times daily, so you things that I don't already own or have a bead on are hard to find. However, there's always something. My top 10 wants:

  1. One of Ones. Most wanted:
    1. Lettermen from any set
    2. Allen & Ginter Wood 1/1s
    3. 2005 Turkey Red Suede
    4. Superfractors
    5. 2004 & 2005 Cracker Jack Whites
    6. Bowman, Bowman Heritage, & Bowman Sterling Red 1/1s
    7. Print Plates
    8. 2007 or 2008 Moments & Milestones Red 1/1s
    9. 2007 & 2008 Topps Triple Threads, 2008 UD Premier MLB Logos
    10. Any other major brand (Topps, UD, Donruss, Fleer) 1/1
  2. 2006 Topps Blue #/10
  3. 2003 Topps 205 Bazooka back minis, both red and blue
  4. 2005 Cracker Jack Grey Mini #/25
  5. 2005 Donruss Team Heroes Platinum #/10
  6. 2008 Topps Allen & Ginter Silk #/10
  7. 2006 Upper Deck Special FX Blue rumored PR of 25
  8. 2006 Upper Deck INKredible Autograph or Print Plate (does this exist? I saw one print plate out of 2007 Ultimate, but I've never seen another, or the actual card)
  9. 2004 Topps Pristine Gold Autograph #/25
  10. 2004 Bowman Signs of the Future Red Ink Autographs, PR 25
There are about 200 more cards I need as of now, but those are the top. I'm not an uber-completist, I don't collect multi-player cards (for the most part), bobbleheads, magazines, or Indians stuff in general, plain old Sizemore cards are tough enough to keep up with. I am interested in acquiring a genuine game-used jersey or fielding glove (I purchased a game-used bat this year, my first). If you have something nice and rare, PLMK.

Aside from Sizemore, I also collect Frank Thomas. My Thomas collection has slowed down since he left the White Sox, but I keep up with his base issues and whatever nicer, rarer items catch my eye that I want to compete for. Seems like there are more dedicated, deep-pocketed Thomas collectors now than in his prime.

Aside from player collecting, my favorite niche in the hobby is low-print-run set building. Here is what I'm working on.

2008 Goudey Mini 'Taupe' backs #/8  The sheer idiocy of attempting to build a set of which there are only 8, or fewer, copies is balanced by the coolness of the fact that there are only 8, or fewer, copies out there. A set this large is likely impossible, but I like accumulating them. Maybe 50 or so good players would be nice.

2007 Upper Deck Goudey Memorabilia  I AM done the 92-card jersey/bat set. Thanks to all those who helped, which includes no one, since I bought every single card on ebay or at shows.

2006 Upper Deck World Baseball Classic Patches  A 60-card set of players from the inaugural World Baseball Classic with patches from their national team jerseys. There is a more common jersey set which came 1 per case, I believe, but the patch cards have a stated print run of just 8. I have 10 or 11, prices on the Taiwanese and Japanese players are crazy, a couple Ichiros sold on release for over $1000 and likely would sell for more today. Very rarely offered anymore.

2005 Upper Deck Classics Fantasy Team  These etched-wood cards are extremely nice, and the print run was stated to be 36 sets. I have about half the 20-card set, but they are so rare that additions are infrequent.

2005 Upper Deck Origins Old Judge Gold #/20 I need just 2 for the set, Chris Burke and Phil Niekro. If you can help me complete this set, I'll reward you handsomely. But I'm always interested in acquiring more of these cards, so LMK.

2005 Upper Deck Origins Old Judge Black 1/1s I'm very interested in acquiring any of the Black Old Judge cards from Origins or Future Stars, especially the HOFers.

2004 Upper Deck Legends Timeless Team Gold #/5  I prefer basic cards, but might be interested in autographs.

2001 Topps Heritage Chrome

Anderson, R Hernandez, O
Axelson, J Keppel, R
Bagwell, J Leiter, A
McGwire, M
Burroughs, S Ordonez, M
Clemens, R Petty, C
Edmonds, J Pratt, S
Furcal, R Sexson, R
Giles, B Sweeney, M
Gonzalez, A Walker, L
Wayne, J

And then there are the older sets I'm still working on or improving.

1975 Topps baseball PSA 9 or better. See my PSA Registry set for up-to-date needs.

1971 Topps Greatest Moments PSA graded 7 or better, 6s are acceptable in some cases. See my PSA Registry set for up-to-date needs.

1955 Bowman baseball:

3 53 106 183 243 280
5 56 107 185 244 282
6 57 110 186 245 283
12 58 112 191 246 284
13 61 113 192 247 285
14 63 114 194 248 286
15 64 118 196 249 287
17 65 126 201 251 288
20 67 127 207 253 289
21 69 128 208 255 290
26 71 129 212 256 291
27 72 132 214 257 292
29 73 136 215 259 294
30 74 141 217 260 295
31 75 144 218 261 296
32 77 149 219 262 298
34 81 150 220 263 300
35 82 151 221 264 302
36 84 152 225 265 304
38 85 153 226 266 306
39 86 154 227 267 308
40 87 164 228 268 310
42 90 165 229 269 311
43 91 167 230 270 312
44 92 169 231 271 313
46 93 170 232 273 314
47 94 172 233 274 316
48 96 174 234 275 317
49 99 176 236 276 318
50 102 178 237 277 319
51 104 182 238 278 320
52 240 279

1941 Play Ball

2
West
27
Young 41 Hayes
4 Derringer
29
Wilson 47 Lewis
5 McCormick
30
Finney 54 Reese
11 Garms
31
Kuhel 63 DiMaggio, D
13 Foxx
33
Milnar 64 Doerr
14
Williams
35
Higgins 66 Clift
15 Cronin
36
McCosky 67 Judnich
18 Greenberg
38
Donald 70 Dickey
20 Ruffing
39
Henrich 71 DiMaggio, J
25 Moore
40
Babich 72 Gomez

I'm also looking for:

  • 1994 SP Holoviews Red Die-cuts Griffey & Rodriguez
  • 2003 Exquisite basketball base cards #/225 (need 37 more for the set)
  • 1996 Leaf Limited Lumberjacks black parallel