June 10, 2019

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Garbage Pail Kids Variations Needs List

In last fall's Garbage Pail Kids set "Oh, The Horror-ible!" they included two cards honoring my favorite TV show, Mystery Science Theater 3000. Cards 4a and 4b in the Modern Sci-Fi Sticker subset includes "MST3 Kay" (4a) and Jaded Joel (4b) which shows Crow T. Robot, Tom Servo and Joel (more on that in a moment) riffing on The Garbage Pail Kids Movie, one of the worst movies ever, and losing their lunch all over the cinema.

While the card 4b references Joel Robinson, the first victim of the Mad Scientists during the first four and a half seasons of the show, it looks like it is Jonah Ray Rodrigues' Jonah Heston, who stars in Season 10 and 11, that is doing the puking on the cards.

Along with the regular base card, the cards come in seven variations plus a 1-of-1 printing plate. The key difference is the color of the border and each variation is named after either a bodily secretion or something equally as gross like "bruised."

MST3K Needs List

Last updated: 6-10-19

MST3 Kay 4a version
Spit /#99
Bloody Nose /#75
Fool's Gold /#50
Printing Plate

Jaded Joel 4b version
Spit /#99
Bloody Nose /#75
Fool's Gold /#50
Printing Plate

June 8, 2019

Del Unser Needs List

Another Central Illinois player to collect! Del Unser is from Decatur and he played 15 seasons in the majors with five teams. His baseball card appearances are very memorable as he has a Topps All-Star Rookie Cup card in the 1969 Topps set. What a way to have your first baseball card.

Unser also has a 1970 Ovenca Venezuelan League card which will pose a challenge for the completist in me. His 1975 Topps Mini card from his days with the Phillies will probably become my favorite card of his.

Between the release of the 1977 Topps set the the 1977 O-Pee-Chee set, Unser got another card and grew a mustache (he's got one in the O-Pee-Chee version but is clean shaven on his Topps card.)

Later in his career, Unser became an expert pinch-hitter and in 1979 he his three consecutive pinch-hit home runs. It was a major league record and Topps gave him a 1979 Highlights card No. 6 in the 1980 Topps set.

This is going to be a fun player collection to build.

Del Unser Needs List

Last updated: 12-29-19

1969 Milton Bradley #280 Del Unser
1969 Senators Team Issue 8x10 #18 Del Unser
1969 Topps #338 Del Unser RC
1969 Topps Team Posters #23 Washington Senators
1970 MLB PhotoStamps #287 Del Unser
1970 O-Pee-Chee #336 Del Unser
1970 Topps #336 Del Unser
1970 Venezuelan Ovenca #238 Del Unser
1971 Dell Today's Team Stamps #575 Del Unser
1971 O-Pee-Chee #33 Del Unser
1971 Senators Team Issue W-UNC #24 Del Unser
1971 Topps #33 Del Unser
1972 Milton Bradley #350 Del Unser
1972 Topps #687 Del Unser
1973 O-Pee-Chee #247 Del Unser
1973 Phillies Team Issue #23 Del Unser
1973 Topps #247 Del Unser
1974 O-Pee-Chee #69 Del Unser
1974 Topps #69 Del Unser
1974 Topps Stamps #80 Del Unser
1975 Mets SSPC #4 Del Unser
1975 O-Pee-Chee #138 Del Unser
1975 Topps #138 Del Unser
1975 Topps Mini #138 Del Unser
1976 O-Pee-Chee #268 Del Unser
1976 SSPC #535 Del Unser
1976 Topps #268 Del Unser
1977 Burger Chef Discs #155 Del Unser
1977 Montreal Expos Team Issue Post Card Del Unser
1977 O-Pee-Chee #27 Del Unser
1977 Topps #471 Del Unser
1978 O-Pee-Chee #216 Del Unser
1978 Topps #348 Del Unser
1979 O-Pee-Chee #330 Del Unser
1979 Topps #628 Del Unser
1980 O-Pee-Chee #12 Del Unser
1980 Phillies Burger King #13 Del Unser
1980 Topps #6 Del Unser HL
1980 Topps #27 Del Unser
1981 Donruss #164A Del Unser P1/No 3B heading
1981 Donruss #164B Del Unser P2/Batting record on back/corrected
1981 Fleer #26 Del Unser
1981 O-Pee-Chee #56 Del Unser
1981 Topps #566 Del Unser
1982 Donruss #273 Del Unser
1982 Fleer #261 Del Unser
1982 Topps #713 Del Unser

1985 Tastycake #25 Del Unser (Phillies coach)