Tuesday, February 26, 2019

A Three Pack, Progress, and a Wantlist

Before I begin, I'd like to dedicate this blog post to my grandmothers, Leonor Anama (nee Filoteo) and Gloria Y. Nichols. Both were born in February, Leonor on February 24, and Gloria on February 25.

My daughter and I traveled to the local big box store to do a quick shopping run. While she went through the clearance aisle, I sauntered over to the card section, thinking about what to buy. I thought of buying a couple of packs, but for what purpose?

By now, I have a full set of the eponymous first series, and buying random packs wasn't as motivating. Same goes for blasters. Was the thrill already gone? I mean, yes it is now Heritage season, but I don't collect the brand. And short of the Pat Neshek tribute card to Lowell Palmer, I probably won't be starting on that set anytime soon.

But then, I saw...this:

And suddenly, I found what I wanted to buy for the evening.

A three-pack of Series 1 with a bonus green parallel card. This one, with Sandy Koufax, came home with us along with the other things my daughter was looking for.

I am also in the process of putting the cards and sets I have into a binder. It's a 3-inch binder, but I'm starting to think it's not going to fit everything. I get the sinking feeling that a 6-inch binder isn't going to fit this set when all is said and done. I have almost all the cards. I'm missing one card from the Superstars retail set because the seller didn't realize it and gave me an extra card of a player already in the set, but he's aware of it and when he gets back from vacation he will be sending me the missing card. I also have the 50-card Iconic Reprints set coming soon (I have something to say about this too, but I'm going to need the set to arrive first).

In the meantime, until prices of the 150-card 150 Years of Baseball set go down to reasonable prices on the Bay (and this is before part 2 shows up in the next series), I have decided that I am going to build this set from scratch. Whether it be by buying lots or cards online or by trading. By now, I have enough base and insert cards, from a number of years, that I can trade to get my hands on the 67 cards I need to complete this set. Now, the big show coming to the convention down the street, the same one that is going to host the National in July/August, will take place in March. I just want to go to that show and take in the atmosphere. I would prefer to complete this set before then.

So, to the people who still manage to come to this humble, little blog. I need help. I am willing to trade for the 67 cards listed below. I've been known in the past to trade for everything I can find in a large want list just for one card. Base, insert, even autos or relics. It doesn't matter. If it's on your want list, and I have what you need (within reason...I still collect too you know), I will send all of it for whatever you can spare.

Here is the list of cards I need:

Greatest Moments
150-1 Babe Ruth Boston Red Sox
150-2 Babe Ruth New York Yankees
150-3 Lou Gehrig New York Yankees
150-4 Roger Maris New York Yankees
150-5 Cal Ripken Jr. Baltimore Orioles
150-8 Jackie Robinson Brooklyn Dodgers
150-10 Nolan Ryan Texas Rangers
150-11 Cal Ripken Jr. Baltimore Orioles
150-13 Babe Ruth New York Yankees
150-16 Nolan Ryan Houston Astros
150-18 Ichiro Seattle Mariners
150-19 Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Pirates
150-22 Cal Ripken Jr. Baltimore Orioles
150-25 Ozzie Smith St. Louis Cardinals
150-26 Derek Jeter New York Yankees
150-27 The Topps Company Brooklyn
150-34 Ted Williams Boston Red Sox
150-35 Hank Aaron Atlanta Braves
150-37 Bill Mazeroski Pittsburgh Pirates
150-42 Ted Williams Boston Red Sox
150-47 Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers
150-48 Ted Williams Boston Red Sox

Greatest Players
150-51 Babe Ruth New York Yankees
150-55 Robin Yount Milwaukee Brewers
150-56 Tom Glavine Atlanta Braves
150-61 Roger Maris New York Yankees
150-65 Adrian Beltre Texas Rangers
150-68 Bryce Harper Washington Nationals
150-73 Derek Jeter New York Yankees
150-78 Albert Pujols Los Angeles Angels
150-79 Wade Boggs Boston Red Sox
150-80 David Ortiz Boston Red Sox
150-82 Tom Seaver New York Mets
150-86 Pedro Martinez Boston Red Sox
150-87 Juan Marichal San Francisco Giants
150-88 Nolan Ryan Houston Astros
150-91 Bob Feller Cleveland Indians
150-98 Jim Palmer Baltimore Orioles
150-99 Harmon Killebrew Minnesota Twins

Greatest Seasons
150-104 Ichiro Seattle Mariners
150-106 Rickey Henderson New York Yankees
150-107 Frank Thomas Chicago White Sox
150-110 Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals
150-112 Pedro Martinez Boston Red Sox
150-116 Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox
150-121 Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers
150-123 Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers
150-125 Randy Johnson Arizona Diamondbacks
150-127 Ernie Banks Chicago Cubs
150-132 Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels
150-134 Nolan Ryan California Angels
150-137 Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels
150-140 Nolan Ryan Texas Rangers
150-141 Mike Piazza Los Angeles Dodgers
150-142 Cal Ripken Jr. Baltimore Orioles
150-143 Willie McCovey San Francisco Giants
150-146 Babe Ruth New York Yankees
150-149 Babe Ruth New York Yankees

Email me at bdj610@hotmail.com, send me a DM on Twitter @bdj610, or leave a comment on the blog and let me know if you have any of the cards I need along with a want list of cards that you are looking for, and I will see what I can find for you.

I'll even put the bonus Koufax card on the trading block.

For now, I am just happy to have some packs to open.


JayBee Anama


Fuji said...

Hope your two grandmothers enjoyed their special day and best of luck on this set! Wish I could help, but I won't be busting anymore 2019 Topps flagship.

Johnnys Trading Spot said...

I'm heading to a show on Saturday (I hope anyway). I'll see what I can grab if any. 2/25 is one of my daughters birthdays and also it was my mother's. Go G'mas!