August 26, 2018

Vic Power Needs List

Vic Power is an all-time favorite for me for several reasons. First "Vic Power" is the best name in baseball history. You can stick your Pete LaCocks and Rusty Kuntzs in a sack.

He was also a Twin for parts of three seasons when they were really good in the early 1960s. His career also coincided with the best baseball sets ever made so his bright yellow rookie card in 1954 Topps is a work of art and one of my favorite cards of all-time. His other key appearances in the 50s are each remarkable.
Power was also a trailblazer in integrating baseball as he was the second Puerto Rican of African descent to play in either league.

And did I mention that he was great at the sport, particularly defense? Power was a four-time All-Star and won seven consecutive Gold Gloves from 1958-1964.

Like my Andy Pafko collection, I'm always looking for more Power cards even if I have them already.

Vic Power Needs List

Last updated: 05-12-19

1954 Topps #52 Vic Power RC
1955 Topps #30 Vic Power
1956 Topps #67 Vic Power
1956 Topps #67A Vic Power [Gray Back]
1957 Topps #167 Vic Power
1958 APBA Baseball 1957 Season #VIPO Vic Power
1958 Topps #406 Vic Power
1959 Topps #229 Vic Power
1959 Topps #229A Vic Power [Gray Back]
1960 Leaf #65 Vic Power
1960 Topps #75 Vic Power
1960 Topps Venezuelan #75 Vic Power
1961 Post #63A Vic Power [Box Cut]
1961 Post #63B Vic Power [Perforated Version]
1961 Topps #255 Vic Power
1962 Post #37 Vic Power
1962 Post Canadian #37
1962 Salada Tea/Junket Desserts All Star Coins #44 Vic Power
1962 Topps #445 Vic Power
1962 Topps Baseball Bucks $5 Bill Vic Power
1962 Topps Stamps #39 Vic Power
1963 Fleer #23 Vic Power
1963 Post #1 Vic Power
1963 Topps #40 Vic Power
1964 APBA Baseball 1963 Season #VIPO Vic Power
1964 Topps #355 Vic Power
1965 Topps #442 Vic Power
1966 Topps #192 Vic Power
1966 APBA Baseball 1965 Season #VIPO Vic Power
1976 JDM/JMC 1955 Rodeo Meats Kansas City Athletics Reprints #18 Vic Power
1978 TCMA 60'S I #196 Vic Power
1979 TCMA 50'S #147 Vic Power
1981 San Diego Sports Collectors Association Discount Cards #5 Vic Power
1984-89 O'Connell and Son Ink #114 Vic Power
1990 The Official Hall of Fame Sticker Book of Records Stickers #56 Vic Power
1994 Topps Archives 1954 #52 Vic Power
1994 Topps Archives 1954 Gold #52 Vic Power
2012 Leaf History of Baseball Cut Signatures #952 Vic Power/40*

August 23, 2018

1997 Upper Deck Green Bay Packers Season to Remember Needs List

I was recently reunited with a dozen packs of an Upper Deck set from 1997 honoring the Super Bowl winning Green Bay Packers team. These were probably purchased in 1998 and have been sitting at my parents' house ever since. The bright orange price tag is the calling card of the Midwest institution known as Shopko and each pack was marked down to a dime.

I enjoy the set as there is a ton of gold foiling on each card which fits in nicely with the green and gold team colors. The cards were also surprisingly not bricked and although a couple of packs had been dropped on their corners, they were overall in pretty good condition. After opening the packs I'm 14 cards short of the entire 90-card set and here's my needs list.

1997 Upper Deck Green Bay Packers Season to Remember Needs List 

Last updated: 8-22-18

5, 12, 28, 42, 45, 46, 58, 61, 64, 65, 73, 81, 85, 87

August 20, 2018

Tim Krumrie Needs List

To go along with my favorite baseball players from around the Eau Claire, Wisconsin area (Andy Pafko, Burleigh Grimes, Brad Radke, Jordan Zimmermann) there are also a few football players as well (Jim Leonhard, Bill Schroeder) including former Cincinnati Bengals nose tackle Tim Krumrie.

Krumrie played for the Bengals his entire career from 1983 to 1994. Krumrie went to high school in Mondovi, Wis. and was an all-star wrestler, winning the state title in the heavyweight category. As a Wisconsin Badger, he led the team in tackles all four of his seasons becoming the university's all-time leader.

The Bengals drafted him in the 10th round in the 1983 draft and Krumrie became one of the best nose tackles in the league. He was selected as an All-Pro in 1987 and 1988 however during the Bengals' appearance in Super Bowl XXIII he broke his leg in two places.

You can find Krumrie's rookie card in 1988 Topps although he does have a sticker in the 1987 Topps sticker set that pre-dates his proper rookie.

Tim Krumrie Needs List

Last updated: 12-29-19

1986 McDonald's Bengals Black Tab #69 Tim Krumrie
1986 McDonald's Bengals Blue Tab #69 Tim Krumrie
1986 McDonald's Bengals Gold Tab #69 Tim Krumrie
1986 McDonald's Bengals Green Tab #69 Tim Krumrie
1987 Topps Stickers #12 Kevin Butler/ 161 Tim Krumrie
1988 Kenner Starting Lineup Cards #8` Tim Krumrie
1988 Panini Stickers #27 Tim Krumrie
1988 Starting Line Up Football Figure #76 Tim Krumrie
1988 Topps #347 Tim Krumrie RC
1988 Topps Stickers #25 Robert Awalt/ 161 Tim Krumrie
1989 Franchise Game #23 Tim Krumrie
1989 Kenner Starting Lineup Cards #58 Tim Krumrie
1989 Panini Stickers #232 Tim Krumrie
1989 Panini Stickers UK #232 Tim Krumrie
1989 Pro Set #63 Tim Krumrie
1989 Score #69 Tim Krumrie
1989 Score #308 Tim Krumrie AP
1989 Topps #26 Tim Krumrie
1989 Topps Box Bottoms #K Roy Green
1990 Action Packed #36 Tim Krumrie
1990 Fleer #218 Tim Krumrie
1990 Panini Stickers #22 Tim Krumrie
1990 Panini Stickers UK #22 Tim Krumrie
1990 Pro Set #466 Tim Krumrie
1990 Score #237 Tim Krumrie
1990 Topps #268 Tim Krumrie
1990 Topps Disclaimer Back #268 Tim Krumrie
1990 Topps Tiffany #268 Tim Krumrie
1991 Pacific #70A Tim Krumrie ERR/(Misspelled Krumprie on front)
1991 Pacific #70B Tim Krumrie COR
1991 Pinnacle #135 Tim Krumrie
1991 Pro Set #464 Tim Krumrie
1991 Pro Set Platinum #17 Tim Krumrie
1991 Score #97 Tim Krumrie
1991 Stadium Club #482 Tim Krumrie
1991 Stadium Club Super Bowl XXVI #482 Tim Krumrie
1991 Topps #249 Tim Krumrie
1991 Ultra #19 Tim Krumrie
1992 Action Packed #38 Tim Krumrie
1992 Action Packed Mint Parallel #38 Tim Krumrie #/500
1992 Fleer #60 Tim Krumrie
1992 GameDay #251 Tim Krumrie
1992 Pacific #364 Tim Krumrie
1992 Pinnacle #236 Tim Krumrie
1992 Power #169 Tim Krumrie
1992 Pro Line Portraits #432 Tim Krumrie
1992 Pro Line Portraits Autographs #85 Tim Krumrie
1992 Pro Line Portraits National Convention #432 Tim Krumrie
1992 Pro Set #131 Tim Krumrie UER/(Misspelled Krumerie on front)
1992 Score #61 Tim Krumrie
1992 Ultra #59 Tim Krumrie
1992 Wild Card #196 Tim Krumrie
1992 Wild Card 10 Stripe #196 Tim Krumrie
1992 Wild Card 100 Stripe #196 Tim Krumrie
1992 Wild Card 1000 Stripe #196 Tim Krumrie
1992 Wild Card 20 Stripe #196 Tim Krumrie
1992 Wild Card 5 Stripe #196 Tim Krumrie
1992 Wild Card 50 Stripe #196 Tim Krumrie
1992 Wisconsin Program Cards #2 Tim Krumrie
1993 FACT Fleer Shell #64 Tim Krumrie
1993 Fleer #66 Tim Krumrie
1993 GameDay #443 Tim Krumrie
1993 McDonald's GameDay #14 Cincinnati Bengals B
1993 Pacific #313 Tim Krumrie
1993 Pinnacle #22 Tim Krumrie
1993 Pro Line Live #35 Tim Krumrie
1993 Pro Set #95 Tim Krumrie
1993 Score #349 Tim Krumrie
1993 Topps #358 Tim Krumrie
1993 Topps Gold #358 Tim Krumrie
1993 Ultra #60 Tim Krumrie
1994 A1 Masters of the Grill #15 Tim Krumrie
1994 Finest #100 Tim Krumrie
1994 Finest Refractors #100 Tim Krumrie
1994 Fleer #81 Tim Krumrie
1994 Pro Line Live #245 Tim Krumrie
1994 Topps #595 Tim Krumrie
1994 Topps Special Effects #595 Tim Krumrie
1997 Bengals Team Sheets #2 John Garrett CO/Ray Horton CO/Tim Krumrie CO/Al Roberts CO/Kim Wood CO/Bob Wylie CO/Ashley Ambrose/Willie Anderson

August 16, 2018

Dusting off the blog to talk about the 2019 Topps design

If there is anything that makes me dust off Blogger and get the card blog up and running again it is a new Topps design. 

My 2019 Topps design hot take (a couple days later, so it's not too hot) is that the generally positive response is that the "new" design reminds many of us of something we have seen before in 1982 Topps ... with the colored lines flipped to the other side.  

Also, remove the player signature and add a team logo and there you go. It is a pretty close approximation I think and with 1982 Topps being featured in the Topps Archives set several times, it makes natural sense that the design would be inspired by the '82 set ... if only unintentionally. 

In terms of the announcement, I'm on trading card Twitter throughout the day and I somehow missed that the design announcement was approaching. It is insane that Topps wastes the biggest announcement of the year without a huge fanfare.

If it is going to be announced so early and since it's just a few weeks since the National it should be coincided with that event. I think they should make it a tradition, pick a day, make it Topps Day. Or if only there was like a National Baseball Card Day that the announcement could be paired with I think that would work out well.

On the flip side, delaying the announcement saves Topps from running into the same problem that Wizards of the Coast runs into with new Magic: The Gathering releases. Each new set faces leaks on new set mechanics and the art of the key cards before the release and while it seems some Magic leaks are planned, Topps stays in control with they way they do things currently.

Here's that original Gary Woods card from 1982 Topps Traded #130T. Woods was traded from the Astros to the Cubs and he would stay with the team through 1985.

August 7, 2018

1969 Topps Deckle Edge Needs List

1969 Topps Deckle Edge Needs List


 1 - Brooks Robinson
 2 - Boog Powell
 3 - Ken Harrelson
 4 - Carl Yastrzemski
 5 - Jim Fregosi
 6 - Luis Aparicio
 7 - Luis Tiant
 8 - Denny McLain
 9 - Willie Horton
10 - Bill Freehan
11a - Hoyt Wilhelm
11b - Jim Wynn (ordered and arriving soon)
12 - Rod Carew
13 - Mel Stottlemyre
14 - Rick Monday
15 - Tommy Davis
16 - Frank Howard
17 - Felipe Alou
18 - Don Kessinger
19 - Ron Santo
20 - Tommy Helms
21 - Pete Rose
22a - Rusty Staub
22b - Joe Foy (ordered and arriving soon)
23 - Tom Haller
24 - Maury Wills
25 - Jerry Koosman
26 - Richie Allen
27 - Roberto Clemente
28 - Curt Flood
29 - Bob Gibson
30 - Al Ferrara
31 - Willie McCovey
32 - Juan Marichal
33 - Willie Mays