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Welcome to my old baseball card wantlist.  I appreciate you taking the time to stop by and have a look.  

I'm far from picky about condition - as long as it can be recognized as once having been a baseball card, then I'm good!  Was it used to make your bike sound like a Harley?  I'll take it.  Has it been somehow altered with pen, pencil, crayon, sandpaper, glue, water, darts or a hole punch?  Has it had a new team name written in after the player was traded?  Does the player now sport a moustache, beard or birth-control glasses?   I want it!  If it's got round corners, missing corners, more creases than Grandpa's face, been ripped/cut and taped back together, then it has a home with me.  I think you get the idea; I like my cards 'well-loved'.

I have been a proud member of OBC (oldbaseballcards.com) since 1996.  My collection would be a pale shadow of what it is if it wasn't for the invaluable help from the OBC membership.  We are a group of collectors/traders who collect for the sheer love of old cardboard and the friendships that have developed because of that mutual love.  If you'd like to know more about "collecting the way it should be", please head over to the site and check it out.

Last updated August 8, 2015

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Needed Cards
1910-11 T3 Turkey Red
1934-36 Diamond Stars
1952-1955 Red Man
1952 Topps
1953 Bowman Color
1957 Topps
1958-1962 Bell Brand
1961-1963 Post Cereal
1965 Topps
1966 Topps
1968 Topps
1970 Topps

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1 9 1 0 - 1 1    T - 3    T U R K E Y    R E D

20 (Jordan) 28 (McIntyre) 28 (McIntyre w/ Chicago) 34 (Rucker) 43 (Out at 3rd) 45 (Jordan and Herzog) 79 (Bell) 104 (Lennox)

1 9 3 4 - 3 6    D I A M O N D    S T A R S

28 (Lopez) 55 (Cuccinello) 68 (Leslie) 82 (Babich green) 82 (Babich blue) 89 (Stripp) 102 (Mungo)

1 9 5 2    R E D    M A N



17T (Reese) 21N (Snider) 21T (Snider)




1 9 5 3    R E D    M A N


5T (Campanella) 10N (Reese)


1 9 5 4    R E D    M A N



13N (Campanella) 13T (Campanella) 14T (Gilliam) 15N (Reese) 15T (Reese) 16T (Snidere) 22T (Hodges)




1 9 5 5    R E D    M A N



3T (Hodges) 17T (Reese) 19N (Snider) 19T (Snider)




1 9 5 2    T O P P S

Hodges (black and red), Pafko (red), Roe (black), Russell (black), Snider (red), Terwilliger (black)

  1 9 5 3    B O W M A N    C O L O R

001 002 003 004 005 006 007 009 010 011 012 013 014 015 016 017 018 019 020 021 022 023 024 025 026 027 028 029 030 031 032 033 034 036 037 038 039 040 041 042 044 045 046 047 048 049 050 051 053 055 056 057 059 061 062 063 064 065 066 067 068 069 071 073 074 075 077 078 081 082 084 085 087 088 089 090 091 092 093 094 095 096 097 098 099 101 102 103 104 106 107 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 133 134 136 138 141 144 145 146 148 151 153 155 156 157 158 159 160

1 9 5 7    T O P P S
Big Blony Checklists: 3/4 and 4/5
Bazooka Checklist: 4/5
Contest Cards: June 22, July 19, Lucky Penny

  1 9 5 8    B E L L    B R A N D
1 (Campanella) 2 (Cimoli) 3 (Drysdale) 4 (Gilliam) 5 (Hodges)
6 (Koufax) 7 (Podres) 8 (Reese) 9 (Snider) 10 (Zimmer)


  1 9 6 0    B E L L    B R A N D
3 (McDevitt) 5 (Repulski) 6 (Labine) 7 (Roseboro) 9 (Koufax) 10 (Pignatano)
11 (Essegian) 12 (Klippstein) 17 (Zimmer) 18 (Alston) 19 (Podres) 20 (Wills)


  1 9 6 1    B E L L    B R A N D
3 (W. Davis) 8 (Roseboro) 9 (Moon) 11 (Lillis) 12 (T. Davis) 14 (Hodges) 16 (Demeter)
19 (Gilliam) 22 (Podres) 24 (Alston) 30 (Wills) 32 (Koufax) 34 (N. Sherry) 37 (Roebuck)
38 (Craig) 40 (Williams) 43 (Neal) 51 (L. Sherry)


  1 9 6 2    B E L L    B R A N D
3 (W. Davis) 4 (Snider) 8 (Roseboro) 9 (Moon) 20 (Spencer) 22 (Podres) 24 (Alston)
25 (Howard) 30 (Wills) 32 (Koufax) 34 (N. Sherry) 37 (Roebuck) 40 (Williams)
51 (L. Sherry) 53 (Drysdale) 170 (Roebuck)


1 9 6 1    P O S T    C E R E A L

157 (Neal) 158 (Gilliam) 160 (Drysdale) 162 (Williams) 163 (Roach) 164 (Wills)

1 9 6 2    P O S T    C E R E A L

101 (Hodges) 107 (Roseboro) 108 (Podres) 110 (Drysdale) 111 (Sherry) 113 (Larker)

1 9 6 3    P O S T    C E R E A L

114 (Gilliam) 118 (Snider) 119 (W. Davis) 122 (Williams)
  1 9 6 5    T O P P S
130 134 150 155 261 266 289 294 350 360 368 456 470 477 547 549 573

1 9 6 6    T O P P S
Birth Year Quest
298 300 320 460 463 469 486 524 525 526 528 529 531 535 538 539 540 542 543 544 547 551 555 556 557 558 561 562 565 566 567 572 573 577 578 579 583 584 585 586 589 590 591 596 598
  1 9 6 8    T O P P S
  005 011 020 110 138 144 150 154 158 247 280 290 330 355 360 366 369 370 372 373 375 447 465 472 478 480 487 490 498 500 505 517 520 527 528 532 582

1 9 7 0    T O P P S
David Kolenda Memorial Set


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C O M P L E T E D    S E T S    A N D    O B C    H E R O E S

1948 Bowman Dodgers  (10-4-02)
Completed with the help of OBC
Last card from Lynn Miller
1962 Topps Dodgers Green Tints (5-14-04)
Completed with the help of OBC
Last card from Doug Smith
1974 Topps Checklists (4-13-02)
Completed with the help of OBC
Last cards from Al Crotte
1949 Bowman Dodgers (1-17-06)
Completed with the help of OBC
1963 Fleer Dodgers (10-14-03)
 Completed with the help of OBC
Last card from Lynn Miller
1975 Topps Baseball (3-6-03)
Completed with the help of OBC
Last OBC cards from Steve Rittenberg
1952 Bowman Dodgers (2-5-04)
Completed with the help of OBC
Last card from Brian Lindholme
1963 Topps Dodgers (11-20-03)
Completed with the help of OBC
l 1976 Topps Baseball (11-29-01)
Completed with the help of OBC
Last card from Steve Rittenberg
1953 Bowman Dodgers (2-21-04)
Completed with the help of OBC
1965 Topps Embossed Baseball (7-29-06)
Completed with the help of OBC

1977 Topps Baseball (11-29-01)
Completed with the help of OBC
Last card from Steve Rittenberg
1953 Topps Dodgers (10-19-02)
Completed with the help of OBC
Last card from Steve Rittenberg
  David Kolenda Memorial Set
1970 Topps Baseball (7/31/15)
Completed with the help of OBC
 Last card from Steve Rittenberg

2nd time completed
1978 Topps Baseball (7-3-00)
Completed with the help of OBC
Last card from Lynn Miller
1957 Topps (1-13-07)
Completed with the help of OBC
Last OBC card from Tim Fitak
1971 Topps Baseball (9-8-11)
Completed with the help of OBC
Last cards from Glenn Codere,
Tom Housley and Brian Lindholme

3rd time completed
1978 Topps Baseball (10-14-03)
Completed with the help of OBC
Last card from Lynn Miller
1961 Fleer Baseball (7-29-06)
Completed with the help of OBC
1972 Topps Baseball (7-30-15)
Completed with the help of OBC
1980 Topps Baseball (9-02-05)
Completed with the help of OBC
Last card from Shawn Adkins
1962 Topps Dodgers (5-16-03)
Completed with the help of OBC
Last card from Al Cummings
1973 Topps Baseball (6-4-11)
Completed with the help of OBC
1974 Topps Traded (10-25-01)
Completed with the help of OBC
Last card from Mike Rich


1974 Topps Baseball (9-11-04)
Completed with the help of OBC
Last card from Don Rice


 

OBCers met: 62

Rick Ellison
Mike Kinney
Brett Domue
Ken Morganti
Peter Iverson
Pete Brito
Joshua Levine
George Pizzo
Bill Lehuta
Pat Sweeney
Steve Rittenberg
Joe Cerullo
Bob Donaldson
Mike Hair
Dale Towne
Al Cummings
Geno Wagner
Ed Pike
Joel Glickman
George Hay
Todd Knowles
Ray Luurs
David Kolenda
Kit Okamuro
Doug Smith
Brian Lindholme
Doug Chamberlain
Rex Stahlman
Glenn Codere
Larry Gersbach
Grant Rainsley
Sal Domino
Dave Fallen
Kent Goto
Linda & Tim Fitak
Kevin Martens
Erik Greenwood
John McLaughlin
Earl Kilbourn
Mark Talbot

Mike Rich
Lynn Miller
Rich Niessen
Nick Pelletier
Wes Shepard
Mike Wierzbicki
John Leroux
Richard Dingman
Ron Perry
Jason Christopherson
Mac Wubben
Taylor Schock
Aaron Shirley
Larry Tipton
Tim Newcomb
George Vrechek
Mike Mackie
Mark Zentkovich
Spike Glidden
Joel Freedman
Gary Mandell
Dave Hornish

 - first OBCer met - have no idea when, but it was a long time ago!
 - met at Promise Keepers in Fresno in 1997
 - met in San Francisco with Trips to go to a Giant game at Pac Bell
 - met at 2000 Anaheim National
 - met at his house to go to a Dodger game - 1998?
 - met at his house in WA several years ago
 - met up for a Dodger game w/ Peter, Peter's nephew Eli & my son
 - met at a Tri-Star show at the Cow Palace in San Francisco - 1998?
 - met at the same Tri-Star show as George
 - met at 2000 Anaheim National
 - met at 2000 Anaheim National
 - met in San Francisco while he was on a business trip
 - met in 2003 while he was out here in Central California for business - went to a Modesto A's game
 - Mike flew in several years back for a Dodger game with me & Trips.  Mike is elected MLB commissioner
 - met at my house while he was on vacation
 - met at 2003 Anaheim National
 - met at Lefty O'Douls in San Francisco - summer 2002
 - met at same Tri-Star show as George and Bill
 - met at V03
 - met at V03
 - met at V03
 - met at V03
 - met at V03
 - met at V03
 - met at V03
 - met while on vacation in Oregon in Feb '04
 - met while on vacation in Oregon in Feb '04
 - met at V04
 - met at V04
 - met at V04
 - met on July 2, 2006 in Vancouver B.C. - Flying Beaver: wings, beer, great conversation)
 - met at 2006 National
 - met at 2006 National
 - met at 2006 National
 - met at 2006 National
 - met at 2006 National
 - met at 2006 National
 - FOOTogether September 2007
 - FOOTogether September 2007
 - FOOTogether September 2007
 - FOOTogether September 2007
 - met during a trip to Las Vegas Dec. 2011
 - met during a trip to Las Vegas Dec. 2011
 - met at the 2015 Chicago National
 - met at the 2015 Chicago National
 - met at the 2015 Chicago National
 - met at the 2015 Chicago National
 - met at the 2015 Chicago National
 - met at the 2015 Chicago National
 - met at the 2015 Chicago National
 - met at the 2015 Chicago National
 - met at the 2015 Chicago National
 - met at the 2015 Chicago National
 - met at the 2015 Chicago National
 - met at the 2015 Chicago National
 - met at the 2015 Chicago National
 - met at the 2015 Chicago National
 - met at the 2015 Chicago National
 - met at the 2015 Chicago National
 - met at the 2015 Chicago National
 - met at the 2015 Chicago National
 - met at the 2015 Chicago National

 

Guru Grading
by Larry "Guru" Tipton

In an effort to standardize OBC grading procedures, I have been asked to post my Condition Guide. Dealers are hereby warned that reading any further is likely to cause stomach pains.

Mint (MT): The front of a Mint baseball card will include most of the original paper. Normal "in the shirt pocket" creases are allowed, as are thumb tack and staple holes. You should also be able to read most on the back of the card. The only writing allowed on a Mint baseball card is scratching off the old team name and inking in the new team. I have received numerous e-mails asking about "gloss" and "centering". Since I do not know what these are I cannot comment on it. Any Mickey Mantle card grades Mint. Early 1900 tobacco cards can never grade lower than Mint.

Near Mint (NM): A Near Mint baseball card will at first appear to be perfect, but upon closer inspection some minor flaws may be discovered. For example, your favorite Milwaukee Braves pitcher is Joe Jay, but you can never pull a Joe Jay from a pack. You have seven cards of Braves pitcher Don McMahon, so you carefully cross out Don McMahons name and replace it with Joe Jay. It goes without saying in this example you would also have to thicken up Don McMahons eyebrows a little too. When examined closely, staple holes may actually be nail holes which would downgrade a Mint card to NM.

Excellent (EX): An excellent condition baseball card should have at least three corners. Hole punched cards and cards with BB holes will normally not grade above EX. Any kind of writing is allowed on cards in excellent condition. Added nasal hair, arrows through the players head, black eyes, and blacked out teeth are certainly allowed. I have a 1958 Topps #5 Willie Mays with a penciled in goatee, blacked out teeth, and a large chip out of Willies left nostril. When the dealer told me he would take five dollars for the card I replied "Excellent Dealer Dude!" Bicycle spoke creases are allowed on EX cards, and any stain from any source are allowed on EX condition cards. To read my award winning dissertation entitled "Baseball Cards and Stains Accomplished By Ten Year Olds" click (http://www.tenyearold.stain/ballcards.htm).  ANY BROOKLYN DODGER CARD CAN NEVER GRADE BELOW EXCELLENT!

Very Good (VG): If less than 10% of the card has been burned up, this would classify as a VG card. Cards that have been cut in two and taped back together normally grade VG. EXCEPTION: 1941 Double Play Cards that have been cut in two. If both sides have been taped, stapled, or glued back together, these normally grade NM. If only half of the card remains, it grades VG. Remember your least favorite card when you were a kid? Somebody like Frank Zupo? You take your Frank Zupo card and lay it down face first in the street and then get on your bike and get going real fast. Just before your rear tire runs over your Frank Zupo, hit the brakes! You could drag that Frank Zupo card ten feet if you timed it right! Mouse damaged cards normally grade VG, however, cat damaged cards (if you know what I mean) normally grade a lot lower than VG.

Good (G): Good condition cards can be bent, cut, hole punched, taped, stapled, wrote on, eraser damaged, torn, ripped, scuffed, stained, creased, chipped, chewed, and glued. VG cards could have been used for target practice, dunked in the toilet, set on fire and dropped from your upstairs bedroom, used to mix model airplane paint, and definitely thrown at your sister. No matter WHAT a card looks like, if you need it for your collection, it looks GOOD to you!