April 24, 2017

Juan Berenguer Needs List


As a kid one of my favorite Twins was reliever Juan Berenguer a.k.a. Senor Smoke. He was key to the Twins World Series title in 1987 and missed out on the 1991 title by signing with the Atlanta Braves in free agency 1991 off-season.

Last updated: 4/24/2017

1976-77 Venezuelan League Stickers #143 Juan Berenger
1978 Tidewater Tides TCMA #3 Juan Berenguer
1979 Tacoma Tugs TCMA #6 Juan Berenguer
1979 Topps #721 Juan Berenguer RC/Dwight Bernard RC/Dan Norman RC
1980 Tidewater Tides TCMA #3 Juan Berenguer
1980-81 Venezuelan League Stickers #206 Juan Berenquer
1981 Royals Promotional Photo Sheet #2 Juan Berenguer
1981 Topps #259 Juan Berenguer/Hubie Brooks RC/Mookie Wilson RC
1982 Donruss #580 Juan Berenguer
1982 Evansville Triplets TCMA #2 Juan Berenguer
1982 O-Pee-Chee #107 Juan Berenguer
1982 O-Pee-Chee Posters #12 Juan Berenguer UER/(Misspelled Berenger)
1982 Topps #437 Juan Berenguer
1983 Tigers Postcards #4 Juan Berenguer
1984 Donruss #125 Juan Berenguer
1984 Fleer #77 Juan Berenguer
1984 Nestle 792 #174 Juan Berenguer
1984 Tigers Team Issue #6 Juan Berenguer
1984 Tigers Wave Postcards #6 Juan Berenguer
1984 Topps #174 Juan Berenguer
1984 Topps Tiffany #174 Juan Berenguer
1985 Donruss #272 Juan Berenguer
1985 Fleer #2 Juan Berenguer
1985 Tigers Cain's Discs #2 Juan Berenguer
1985 Tigers Wendy's/Coke #3 Juan Berenguer
1985 Topps #672 Juan Berenguer
1985 Topps Tiffany #672 Juan Berenguer
1986 Fleer #221 Juan Berenguer
1986 Giants Mother's #27 Juan Berenguer
1986 Giants Postcards #2 Juan Berenguer
1986 Topps #47 Juan Berenguer
1986 Topps Tiffany #47 Juan Berenguer
1986 Topps Traded #9T Juan Berenguer
1986 Topps Traded Tiffany #9T Juan Berenguer
1987 Donruss #616 Juan Berenguer
1987 Fleer #265 Juan Berenguer
1987 Fleer Glossy #265 Juan Berenguer
1987 Fleer Update #4 Juan Berenguer
1987 Fleer Update Glossy #4 Juan Berenguer
1987 Topps #303 Juan Berenguer
1987 Topps Tiffany #303 Juan Berenguer
1987 Topps Traded #5T Juan Berenguer
1987 Topps Traded Tiffany #5T Juan Berenguer
1987 Twins Postcards #2 Juan Berenguer
1987 Twins Team Issue #25 Juan Berenguer
1988 Donruss #395 Juan Berenguer
1988 Donruss Baseball's Best #298 Juan Berenguer
1988 Fleer #3 Juan Berenguer
1988 Fleer Glossy #3 Juan Berenguer
1988 Starting Lineup Twins #2 Juan Berenguer
1988 Topps #526 Juan Berenguer
1988 Topps Big #222 Juan Berenguer
1988 Topps Tiffany #526 Juan Berenguer
1988 Twins Master Bread Discs #3 Juan Berenguer
1989 Bowman #152 Juan Berenguer
1989 Bowman Tiffany #152 Juan Berenguer
1989 Donruss #81 Juan Berenguer
1989 Donruss Baseball's Best #46 Juan Berenguer
1989 Fleer #104 Juan Berenguer
1989 Fleer Glossy #104 Juan Berenguer
1989 O-Pee-Chee #294 Juan Berenguer
1989 O-Pee-Chee Stickers #291 Juan Berenguer
1989 Score #414 Juan Berenguer
1989 Topps #294 Juan Berenguer
1989 Topps Big #117 Juan Berenguer
1989 Topps Stickers #291 Juan Berenguer
1989 Topps Tiffany #294 Juan Berenguer
1989 Upper Deck #232 Juan Berenguer
1990 Bowman #410 Juan Berenguer
1990 Bowman Tiffany #410 Juan Berenguer
1990 Donruss #301 Juan Berenguer
1990 Fleer #369 Juan Berenguer
1990 Fleer Canadian #369 Juan Berenguer
1990 Leaf #169 Juan Berenguer
1990 O-Pee-Chee #709 Juan Berenguer
1990 Publications International Stickers #323 Juan Berenguer
1990 Score #223 Juan Berenguer
1990 Topps #709 Juan Berenguer
1990 Topps Tiffany #709 Juan Berenguer
1990 Upper Deck #440 Juan Berenguer
1991 Bowman #572 Juan Berenguer
1991 Braves Dubuque Perforated #3 Juan Berenguer
1991 Braves Dubuque Standard #5 Juan Berenguer
1991 Donruss #340 Juan Berenguer
1991 Fleer #604 Juan Berenguer
1991 Fleer Update #71 Juan Berenguer
1991 Leaf #526 Juan Berenguer
1991 Mets WIZ #33 Juan Berenguer
1991 O-Pee-Chee #449 Juan Berenguer
1991 Score #111 Juan Berenguer
1991 Score Promos #111 Juan Berenger
1991 Score Rookie/Traded #73T Juan Berenguer
1991 Stadium Club #460 Juan Berenguer
1991 Topps #449 Juan Berenguer
1991 Topps Desert Shield #449 Juan Berenguer
1991 Topps Micro #449 Juan Berenguer
1991 Topps Tiffany #449 Juan Berenguer
1991 Ultra Update #66 Juan Berenguer
1991 Upper Deck #411 Juan Berenguer
1992 Braves Lykes Perforated #3 Juan Berenguer
1992 Braves Lykes Standard #4 Juan Berenguer
1992 Donruss #205 Juan Berenguer
1992 Fleer #352 Juan Berenguer
1992 O-Pee-Chee #172 Juan Berenguer
1992 Pinnacle #515 Juan Berenguer
1992 Score #216 Juan Berenguer UER/Decimal point missing/in IP total
1992 Stadium Club #44 Juan Berenguer
1992 Topps #172 Juan Berenguer
1992 Topps Gold #172 Juan Berenguer
1992 Topps Gold Winners #172 Juan Berenguer
1992 Topps Micro #172 Juan Berenguer
1992 Ultra #455 Juan Berenguer
1992 Upper Deck #493 Juan Berenguer
1992 Upper Deck Gold Hologram #493 Juan Berenguer
2007 Twins Upper Deck 1987 20th Anniversary #24 Juan Berenguer
2009 Upper Deck 1989 20th Anniversary Buybacks #232 Juan Berenguer
2012 Leaf History of Baseball Cut Signatures #613 Juan Berenguer #/50
2012 Leaf Memories 90 Leaf Buyback Autographs #169 Juan Berenguer #/40
2012 Leaf Memories 90 Leaf Buyback Gold #169 Juan Berenguer #/5
2012 Leaf Memories 90 Leaf Buyback Red #169 Juan Berenguer #/1
2012 Leaf Memories 90 Leaf Buyback Silver #169 Juan Berenguer #/20
2013 Leaf Memories 91 Buyback Gold #526 Juan Berenguer #/5
2013 Leaf Memories 91 Buyback Red #526 Juan Berenguer

April 23, 2017

Show and Tell #131: I Need More Trades Like This One From I Need New Hobbies

Sometimes serendipity will strike with baseball card trades and that was the case with Scott from I Need New Hobbies (@INeedNewHobbies) when I put up my Bill Madlock needs list. He happened to have a Madlock 1974 Topps rookie card sitting around and readily available and so sent it my way. 


Madlock played a few games for the Rangers in 1973 but he wouldn't be featured on a Topps card until 1974. Madlock would be the only of the four prospects that would have a long-term career, although collectors not paying too close attention might confuse Tigers' prospect Ron Cash for Tigers legend Norm Cash and Reggie Sanders of the Tigers for Reggie Sanders of the Cincinnati Reds.

Thanks again for the trade Scott!

Show and Tell #130: Mad Dog Madlocks From Baseball Card Breakdown

I recently published my Bill Madlock needs list and defgav of Baseball Card Breakdown, who is also another Madlock collector, sent me some of his doubles. Here are a few of the highlight, including Madlock's 1984 Donruss Diamond King with has the "Steel" spelling error on the back.


Two more from Madlock's era with the Pirates who he played for from 1979-1985. His 1983 Fleer card features him wearing a batting helmet that seems to be sitting a few inches off his head with his hair tucked under. 

defgav is also well known for his original baseball card creations and he included several original cards including a 1973 Topps Bill Madlock. Madlock's rookie is in 1974 Topps with the Cubs and this "card that never was" refers to his brief time in the majors with the Rangers before being traded to the Cubs. He played 21 games for the Rangers and was a part of the trade that brought Fergie Jenkins to the Rangers during the 1973 off-season. 



I love the distressed nature of this Hank Aaron mini that features him with the Jacksonville Braves minor league team. Before being transferred to Jacksonville, Aaron debuted with the Eau Claire Bears in Carson Park in my hometown of Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

A third original card features Lew Burdette throwing a shutout in Game 7 of the 1957 World Series and he was named series MVP. 


Thanks again for the cards defgav!

April 19, 2017

Wilbur Wood Needs List


Updated: 4/20/17

1964 Topps #267 Wilbur Wood RC
1964 Topps Venezuelan #267 Wilbur Wood RC
1965 Topps #478 Wilbur Wood
1967 Topps #391 Wilbur Wood DP
1968 Topps #585 Wilbur Wood
1969 MLB PhotoStamps #36 Wilbur Wood
1969 Milton Bradley #295 Wilbur Wood
1969 O-Pee-Chee #123 Wilbur Wood
1969 Topps #123 Wilbur Wood
1969 Topps Four-in-One #12 Odom/Durocher/Wood/Dalrymple
1969 Topps Stamps #160 Wilbur Wood
1969 White Sox Team Issue Color #16 Wilbur Wood
1970 O-Pee-Chee #342 Wilbur Wood
1970 Topps #342 Wilbur Wood
1971 O-Pee-Chee #436 Wilbur Wood
1971 Topps #436 Wilbur Wood
1972 Kellogg's #4 Wilbur Wood
1972 Milton Bradley #369 Wilbur Wood
1972 O-Pee-Chee #92 Blue/Wood/Palmer LL
1972 O-Pee-Chee #94 AL Pitching Leaders/Mickey Lolich/Vida Blue/Wil
1972 O-Pee-Chee #342 Wilbur Wood KP
1972 Topps #92 AL ERA Leaders/Vida Blue/Wilbur Wood/Jim Palmer
1972 Topps #94 AL Pitching Leaders/Mickey Lolich/Vida Blue/Wilbur Wood
1972 Topps #342 Wilbur Wood KP
1972 Topps #553 Wilbur Wood
1972 Topps #554 Wilbur Wood IA
1972 Topps Posters #19 Wilbur Wood
1972 Venezuelan Topps Stamps #214 Wilbur Wood IA
1972 White Sox #12 Wilbur Wood
1972 White Sox Team Issue #15A Wilbur Wood UER/(Says Wilber/on card)
1972 White Sox Team Issue #15B Wilbur Wood COR
1973 Kellogg's #9 Wilbur Wood
1973 O-Pee-Chee #66 Carlton/Perry/Wood LL
1973 O-Pee-Chee #150 Wilbur Wood
1973 Topps #66 Victory Leaders/Steve Carlton/Gaylord Perry/Wilbur Wood
1973 Topps #150 Wilbur Wood
1973 Topps Candy Lids #54 Wilbur Wood
1973 White Sox Team Issue #6 Wilbur Wood UER/Spelled Wilber
1973-74 Linnett Portraits #53 Wilbur Wood
1974 Kellogg's #34A Wilbur Wood ERR 959 Strikeouts
1974 Kellogg's #34B Wilbur Wood COR 960 Strikeouts
1974 O-Pee-Chee #120 Wilbur Wood
1974 O-Pee-Chee #205 Wilbur Wood/Ron Bryant LL
1974 Topps #120 Wilbur Wood
1974 Topps #205 Victory Leaders/Wilbur Wood/Ron Bryant
1974 Topps Deckle Edge #13 Wilbur Wood
1975 Hostess #68 Wilbur Wood
1975 Hostess Twinkie #68 Wilbur Wood
1975 O-Pee-Chee #110 Wilbur Wood
1975 SSPC 42 #1 Wilbur Wood
1975 Topps #110 Wilbur Wood
1975 Topps Mini #110 Wilbur Wood
1976 Crane Discs #67 Wilbur Wood
1976 Hostess #99 Wilbur Wood
1976 O-Pee-Chee #368 Wilbur Wood
1976 SSPC #139 Wilbur Wood
1976 Safelon Discs #67 Wilbur Wood
1976 Topps #368 Wilbur Wood
1977 Topps #198 Wilbur Wood
1977 White Sox Jewel Tea #15 Wilbur Wood
1977 White Sox Tribune #26 Wilbur Wood
1978 SSPC 270 #143 Wilbur Wood
1978 Topps #726 Wilbur Wood
1979 O-Pee-Chee #108 Wilbur Wood
1979 Topps #216 Wilbur Wood
1981 TCMA 60's II #325 Wilbur Wood
1982 TCMA Greatest Pitchers #5 Wilbur Wood
1985 White Sox Coke #50 Juan Agosto/Wilbur Wood
1989 Pacific Legends II #124 Wilbur Wood
1989 Swell Baseball Greats #127 Wilbur Wood
1991 Line Drive #35 Wilbur Wood
1991 Swell Baseball Greats #121 Wilbur Wood
1992 Action Packed ASG #53 Wilbur Wood
1992 Upper Deck Sheets #5 Rangers Heroes vs./White Sox Heroes/May 3, 1992 (22,000)/Comiskey Park/Bill Melton/Dick Allen/Wilbur Wood/Carlos May/Chuck Tanner MG
2001 Topps Archives #47 Wilbur Wood 64
2001 Topps Archives #152 Wilbur Wood 79
2001 Topps Archives Autographs #TAA91 Wilbur Wood E1
2001 Topps Golden Anniversary Autographs #GAAWW Wilbur Wood D2
2001 Upper Deck Decade 1970's #36 Wilbur Wood
2001 Upper Deck Decade 1970's #118 Wilbur Wood DD
2004 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites #67 Wilbur Wood
2004 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites Autographs #WW Wilbur Wood I
2004 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites Refractors #67 Wilbur Wood #/299
2005 Topps Pristine Legends #84 Wilbur Wood C
2005 Topps Pristine Legends Gold Die Cut Refractors #84 Wilbur Wood #/65
2005 Topps Pristine Legends Refractors #84 Wilbur Wood #/549
2012 Leaf History of Baseball Cut Signatures #980 Wilbur Wood #/37

Show and Tell #129: Hank Aaron Etched In History

I didn't buy more than a handful of 2015 Topps packs and I don't think I picked up any 2015 Topps Update and so the very existence of the Etched In History cards was a surprise to me until my long time trading partner Reader Mike D. sent me one in our latest trade. 

The cards are essentially a thick metal coin inserted/glued into just about the thickest card stock I've ever seen on a card. In total 15 Etched In History cards were included in the set and each features a player and a record that they hold. Other highlights include Ichiro, Ted Williams, and...Francisco Rodriguez? You might not remember that Rodriguez holds the single season save record with 62 which he set back in 2008 with the Angels. 


For Aaron, that record is career RBIs which he holds at 2,297 runs batted in. Like his home run record he had to top Babe Ruth's record and he did so during the 1975 season. Aaron led the National League four times in RBIs over the course of his career and he set a career high with 132 during the 1957 season.


Thanks again Mike!

April 18, 2017

Fred Hutchinson Needs Lists


Here are the cards I'm looking for my Fred Hutchinson collection. My connection to Hutchinson isn't that direct. I studied health care administration at the University of Washington and so I was very familiar with the medical centers around the area. One of the best known research centers was the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center named in Fred's honor by his brother, Dr. William Hutchinson. Fred died from lung cancer and his brother started the center to improve diagnostic and treatment options patients battling cancer. I would regularly drive by the center's offices and it was one of my most memorable landmarks from my daily routine going to and from work.

Updated: 4-18-17

1939 Goudey Premiums R303A #26 Fred Hutchinson
1947-66 Exhibits #105 Fred Hutchinson 50
1949 Bowman #196 Fred Hutchinson RC
1949 Leaf #163 Fred Hutchinson SP RC
1950 Bowman #151 Fred Hutchinson
1951 Bowman #141 Fred Hutchinson
1952 Bowman #3 Fred Hutchinson
1952 Topps #126 Fred Hutchinson
1953 Bowman Color #132 Fred Hutchinson
1953 Topps #72 Fred Hutchinson SP
1960 Topps #219 Fred Hutchinson MG
1961 Topps #135 Fred Hutchinson MG
1962 Topps #172 Fred Hutchinson MG
1962 Topps #172A Fred Hutchinson MG/Green Tint
1962 Topps Venezuelan #172 Fred Hutchinson MG
1963 Topps #422 Fred Hutchinson MG
1964 Topps #207 Fred Hutchinson MG
1964 Topps Venezuelan #207 Fred Hutchinson MG
1975 Shakey's Pizza #11 Fred Hutchinson
1976 Taylor/Schmierer Bowman 47 #65 Fred Hutchinson
1979 TCMA 50'S #138 Fred Hutchinson
1979 TCMA 50'S #138A Fred Hutchinson/Sample Back
1980 Reds 1961 TCMA #9 Fred Hutchinson MG
1980-83 Pacific Legends #25 Fred Hutchinson
1981 Tigers Detroit News #48 Fred Hutchinson P/MG
1982-90 Ohio Hall of Fame #40 Fred Hutchinson
1983 TCMA Playball Postcards #16 Ted Gray/Hal Newhouser/Virgil Trucks/Art Houtteman/Fred Hutchinson/Dizzy Trout
1983 Topps 1952 Reprint #126 Fred Hutchinson
1991 Topps Archives 1953 #72 Fred Hutchinson
2009 SP Legendary Cuts Legendary Cut Signatures #LC126 Fred Hutchinson #/9
2009 Topps Heritage 1960 Buybacks #219 Fred Hutchinson MG
2010 Topps Heritage 1961 Buybacks #135 Fred Hutchinson MG
2012 Topps Heritage 1963 Buyback #422 Fred Hutchinson MG