Friday, February 22, 2013

Score Want List

Here is the list of what I need for the various Score sets.
If you don't see something listed, I either don't have any or haven't figured out what I need yet.
This list will be updated constantly as I sort my collection. Thanks for checking!

Updated 03/06/2014

1988 Score

615, 396, 355, 350, 335, 305, 263, 180

1989 Score

607

1990 Score Update

109, 104, 100, 95, 84, 82, 81, 74, 19, 18, 9

1993 Score

Complete!

1993 Score Select

349 - 347, 334, 333, 320 - 318, 305 - 303, 275 - 273, 269, 258 - 254, 229, 227 - 225, 214 - 212, 210, 199, 197, 195, 184 - 182, 71, 70, 56, 55, 40, 27 - 25, 12, 11


 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Some Sarcastic Self-Promotion

As I've mentioned in previous posts, I've been sorting my card collection. However, we're not talking a few stacks, we're talking monster boxes. 5000 count monster boxes. At least a dozen. So it's a pretty gargantuan* task and I think I need a catchphrase to promote...I mean to describe the scope of the project I am undertaking.

Since the Weather Channel has felt the need to name winter snowstorms now (and thus making me an Winter Storm Nemo and Winter Storm Plato survivor in the process), it has gotten me to thinking that maybe in regards to my baseball card activities my marketing skills are lacking. I don't have a Facebook or Twitter account, so this blog is the only way for me to distribute useless information about myself.

So until I finish this wave of sorting, all references to it will be known as "Sortageddon". Now I don't forsee an end of the world scenario pertaining to me sorting baseball cards, so I'm really not using the term correctly, but if you think about it, we really haven't had an end of the world scare in a few months. That means the grocery stores probably have a surplus of canned food that we can rush out and buy just in case. Also don't forget to load up on guns and ammo. This is uncharted waters that we are sailing in. We don't know what is going to happen.

So there it is.

Sortageddon.



*Special thanks to the Weather Channel for reminding me of the word "gargantuan", used in reference to how much snow we were supposed to get a few weeks ago.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Topps/OPC Want List

Here is the list of what I need for the various Topps/OPC Baseball sets.
If you don't see something listed, I either don't have any or haven't figured out what I need yet.
This list will be updated constantly as I sort my collection. Thanks for checking!

Updated 03/06/2014

1975 Topps

660 - 658, 656, 653, 650, 648, 646 - 644, 640 - 638, 635, 634, 632 - 620, 618 - 616, 608 - 604, 603 - 598, 596 - 593, 591, 589 - 567, 565 - 559, 557, 555- 540, 538 - 529, 523- 509, 507 - 499, 497, 496, 494 - 492, 490 - 477, 474 - 472, 470, 469, 467 - 459, 457, 456, 454, 451 -439, 437, 436, 434, 433, 429 - 417, 414, 413, 410 - 407, 405 - 400, 398 -389, 387 - 380, 377 - 375, 371 - 368, 366, 364 - 361, 359, 358, 356 - 354, 352 - 342, 340 - 338, 336 - 334, 332, 331, 329, 326, 323 - 314, 312 - 310, 306 - 304, 302 - 297, 295 - 292, 290 - 288, 286 - 282, 280, 278 - 276, 274, 273, 269 - 262, 260, 258 - 243, 239 - 236, 233 - 230, 228, 224 - 219, 217 - 199, 182 - 174, 172 - 167, 165, 163 - 159, 157, 156, 154, 152 - 150, 147 - 143, 141 - 139, 137 - 133, 130 - 128, 126 - 124, 122 - 118, 116, 115, 113, 109 - 104, 102 - 100, 98 - 95, 93, 91,89 - 85, 83, 82, 80 - 75, 73 - 57, 55, 52 - 44, 42 - 40, 38 - 33, 31, 30, 28, 27, 25 - 23, 21 - 17, 15 - 13, 11 - 9, 7 - 1

1979 Topps

724, 721, 713, 689, 650, 610, 599, 450, 441, 439, 430, 419, 390, 370, 358, 297, 293, 282, 245, 244, 212, 200, 165, 140, 82, 60, 55, 33, 30, 24, 3, 1

1983 Topps

Complete!

1985 Topps

775, 764, 760, 723, 719, 716, 710, 704, 694, 627, 600, 502, 499, 473, 427, 401, 320, 276, 178, 67, 7

1986 Topps

Complete!

1987 Topps

Complete!

1988 Topps

Complete!

1988 Topps Traded

116, 111, 110, 98, 83, 68, 62, 39, 20, 16, 5, 4

1991 O-Pee-Chee Premier

70

1991 Topps

295, 132

1991 Topps Stadium Club Series II

575, 571, 540, 509, 508, 448, 446, 433, 421, 417, 406, 391, 375, 338, 315

1992 O-Pee-Chee Premier

194, 175, 132, 121, 119, 107, 95, 42, 24, 17, 16, 5

1992 Topps

Complete!

1993 Topps

Complete!

1994 Topps

792 - 790, 787, 783, 780, 777, 775, 772, 768, 767, 765, 764, 762 - 757, 755, 749, 742, 737, 733, 732, 728 - 726, 722, 720, 719, 717, 715, 714, 712, 711, 707, 706, 704, 703, 666 - 664, 662, 660, 657, 651, 646, 639, 634, 626, 625, 623, 622, 619, 617, 612, 610, 605, 604, 602 - 600, 568, 567, 556, 548, 547, 541, 539, 536, 532, 531, 518, 505, 504, 501, 499, 498, 492, 487, 485, 483, 481, 480, 478, 476, 470, 466, 465, 463, 462, 455, 452, 450, 447, 442, 441, 438, 433, 430, 428, 423, 422, 419, 417, 415, 413, 409, 408, 403, 401, 399, 384, 379, 369, 358, 344, 314, 297, 296, 290, 286, 281, 272, 261, 256, 244, 243, 224, 211, 172, 163, 162, 158, 157, 152, 145, 141, 113, 94, 77, 61, 50, 33

1995 Topps

635, 634, 620, 617, 596, 591, 588, 577, 571, 567, 556, 555, 544, 542, 540, 537, 518, 512, 508, 497, 481, 477, 472, 462, 460, 458, 454, 441, 434, 428, 419, 407, 405, 404, 401, 396, 394, 388, 383, 378, 373, 361, 358, 355, 341, 336, 335, 332, 330, 328 - 326, 323, 321, 320, 312, 311, 308 - 306, 304 - 302, 300, 298, 296, 295, 290, 287, 286, 282, 281, 279, 277, 275, 274, 271, 266, 263, 262, 260 - 258, 256, 254, 251, 249, 248, 246, 245, 242, 240, 234, 233, 230, 228, 227, 225, 224, 221 - 218, 214, 211 - 208, 206, 204, 202, 198, 194, 189, 187, 185, 182, 174, 173, 171, 169, 166, 162, 161, 159, 157, 156, 154 - 152, 150 - 148, 146, 143, 142, 140, 139, 126, 124, 123, 121 - 119, 116, 113 - 111, 99, 94, 92, 88, 85, 82, 80, 79, 64, 61, 58, 55, 53, 50, 47, 38, 36, 18, 13, 10, 7, 1

1996 Topps Stadium Club

450 - 446, 443 - 439, 437 - 427, 424 - 391, 388 - 353, 351 - 342, 340 - 335, 333 - 312, 310 - 303, 301, 300, 298 - 277, 275 - 181, 178 - 172, 168, 166, 165, 162, 160, 159, 157, 153, 152, 148, 146 - 144, 138, 137, 132 - 130, 123, 120, 117, 113, 110, 108, 106 - 104, 98, 96, 94 - 92, 81, 80, 73, 71, 70, 68, 65, 56, 52, 49, 46, 45, 35, 31, 25 - 22, 16, 15, 11 - 9, 7, 6, 3 - 1

2003 Topps

684, 682, 680, 674 - 670, 632, 615, 605, 604, 591, 453, 400, 379, 368, 329 - 327, 325 - 322, 319, 317 - 314, 312, 310 - 301, 298 - 292, 281, 279, 277, 276, 273, 268, 259, 257, 241, 201, 184, 170, 167, 161, 158, 131, 124, 111, 89, 83, 82, 77, 76, 73, 61, 38, 34, 22, 21, 8, 7

2004 Topps

737 - 732, 730, 729, 727 - 724, 722, 721, 719, 716, 715, 711 - 704, 701, 700, 698, 696, 694, 692, 691, 689, 687 - 684, 682 - 680, 677 - 673, 671 - 668, 666, 665, 661 - 659, 654, 651, 647, 645 - 643, 639, 638, 634 - 632, 629, 628, 626, 625, 623 - 621, 619, 617, 615, 612 - 610, 606, 604 - 603, 600, 598, 597 - 591, 589 - 587, 585, 582, 580, 578, 573, 572, 569 - 561, 558 - 548, 546, 545, 543, 540, 534, 533, 531, 529 - 527, 525, 522, 518 - 512, 510 - 507, 505, 504, 502 - 500, 497, 496, 494, 492, 491, 489, 487 - 485, 480, 476 - 468, 466 - 464, 460, 459, 457, 456, 454, 452, 450, 449, 446, 445, 440 - 438, 436, 435, 431, 429, 426 - 421, 419 - 417, 415, 414, 412, 410 - 408, 406 - 402, 400, 398 - 396, 393, 390 - 385, 383 - 381, 379, 375 - 369, 367, 360, 359, 354, 352, 350, 346, 344, 343, 341, 340, 336, 331, 329, 327, 325, 323, 320, 319, 315, 313 - 310, 305, 302, 274, 254, 253, 251, 249, 246, 245, 242, 239, 238, 236, 234, 231 - 229, 227, 226, 224, 220, 217, 214 - 212, 209, 207, 206, 201, 199, 197, 196, 193 - 191, 187, 185, 174, 171, 168, 162, 161, 154, 153, 148, 145, 143, 139, 137 - 135, 130, 126 - 121, 109 - 107, 104, 103, 101, 100, 96, 95, 93, 92, 86, 84 - 82, 79, 77, 74, 71, 66, 62,

2004 Topps Opening Day
Complete!

2007 Topps Allen & Ginter

350 - 348, 345, 340, 336, 335, 331, 327 - 325, 322 - 316, 310 - 306, 303 - 300, 297, 294, 286, 285, 280 - 278, 274, 272, 270, 268, 265, 263, 262, 254, 253, 251, 244, 243, 241, 237, 231, 230, 228 - 226, 224, 222, 221, 219, 217, 211 - 208, 204, 203, 200, 199, 197, 176, 174, 173, 171, 169, 164, 159, 155, 152, 150, 149, 145, 143, 142, 139, 137, 134, 132, 130, 126, 124, 119, 116, 115, 108, 107, 101, 100, 90, 86, 85, 78, 75, 74, 63, 59, 50 - 48, 37 - 35, 32, 26, 25, 23, 22, 18, 17, 13, 9, 8, 5, 1

2007 Topps Chrome

330 - 276, 274 - 272, 270, 269, 266, 265, 263, 260, 259, 257, 256, 254, 251 - 249, 247, 245, 242, 238, 237, 235, 233, 221, 219, 218, 215, 213, 212, 205, 203 - 201, 197 - 195, 192 - 188, 186 - 183, 180, 177, 176, 171, 167, 162, 161, 159, 158, 155 - 152, 144, 143, 141 - 138, 136 - 133, 131, 130, 128, 125, 121, 119 - 115, 113, 111, 110, 107, 105, 104, 101, 99, 97, 93 - 91, 89 - 86, 84, 83, 81, 76, 75, 73, 72, 69, 66, 64, 63, 61, 60, 57, 56, 53, 51, 47, 45 - 43, 41, 39, 38, 36 - 34, 32 - 29, 27, 26, 23, 21, 20, 18 - 15, 11, 9, 7 - 2

2007 Topps Heritage

503, 502, 501, 500, 499, 498, 497, 496, 495, 494, 492, 491, 488, 483, 482, 480, 479, 478, 477, 474, 473, 471, 469, 468, 467, 466, 465, 464, 463, 462, 459 - 453, 451 - 445, 441, 438, 436, 428, 420 - 418, 413, 411, 407, 405, 404, 402, 401, 397 - 392, 388, 384, 383, 375 - 370, 367 - 365, 363, 362, 357 - 355, 353, 351 - 349, 347, 340, 338, 336, 334 - 328, 325, 321, 320, 312, 306, 304 - 302, 300, 299, 297, 296, 294, 291, 285 - 283, 281, 280, 273, 269, 266 - 263, 260, 257, 256, 254, 252, 249, 248, 246, 243, 240, 239, 235, 231, 222 - 218, 215 - 211, 206, 204, 203, 202, 200, 194, 186 - 183, 178 - 175, 170, 167, 166, 164, 162, 158, 151, 150, 149, 147 - 144, 142 - 139, 134 - 129, 123, 121, 120, 113, 112, 110, 109, 106, 104, 98, 97, 94, 89, 87 - 84, 81, 77, 69 - 67, 65, 64, 59 - 54, 50, 49, 47, 43, 42, 40, 39, 37, 33, 31, 24, - 22, 20, 16, 13, 11, 6 - 4, 1

2008 Topps Update

UH10, UH86, UH195

2008 Topps Opening Day

218, 212, 206, 178, 170, 168, 166, 165, 160, 140, 124, 120, 86, 78, 73, 70, 65, 62, 43, 36, 35, 29, 15, 1

2010 Topps

630, 530, 345, 293, 264, 180, 159, 53

2011 Topps Update

160, 145, 143, 126, 87, 81, 68, 53

2012 Topps

Complete!

2012 Topps Gypsy Queen

289, 286, 276, 275, 267, 265, 243, 237, 229, 223, 216, 205, 184, 163, 138, 130, 116, 114, 91, 78, 70, 61, 52, 49, 38, 36

2013 Topps

584, 455, 382, 373, 350

2013 Topps Archives

200, 130, 100

2015 Topps

342, 328, 325, 319, 317, 314, 288, 271, 263, 252, 242, 225, 201, 200, 112, 98, 61, 60, 51, 45, 43, 42, 36, 16, 1

2016 Topps Archives

198, 197, 193, 182, 171, 158, 156, 151, 137, 129, 127, 115, 110, 95, 81, 56, 55, 48, 46, 38, 33, 16, 3

2016 Topps Allen & Ginter

350, 343, 340, 339, 330 - 327, 325, 323, 316, 315, 311 - 309, 304, 303, 297, 290, 282, 269, 266, 253, 237, 235, 233, 227, 224, 213, 212, 205, 198, 189, 188, 180, 171, 167, 154, 148, 136, 131, 130, 125, 121, 119, 117, 116, 111, 108, 98, 93, 66, 65, 60, 59, 52, 47, 41, 40, 38, 22, 18, 12, 7 - 5

Monday, February 18, 2013

Another weekend of sorting

Another weekend and more snow. I had hoped to go to a card show on Sunday, but even though I have all the right tools for snow (big ass truck with 4 wheel drive), I decided to stay home and sort cards I already had instead.

I also made up my first want list:

2013 Topps Series 1

310, 308, 301, 297, 280, 267, 265, 262, 256, 250, 242, 229, 212, 190, 189, 188, 179, 178, 174, 167, 166, 164, 152, 150, 143, 141, 136, 132, 122, 118, 98, 95, 94, 76, 56, 48, 43, 35, 24, 21, 9, 7, 5

I also have quite a few duplicates that I can trade.

Email me at swingandapopup@gmail.com

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Down With The Sickness?

We had a lot of snow over here in the Northeast this weekend, so I spent a lot of time sorting cards.

I also emailed a few fellow bloggers about trading, and it is very interesting to see who collects what. Of course in order to trade, they need to know what I collect.

I collect everything.

Buying repacks has introduced me to countless companies and sets (authorized and unauthorized that I didn't know existed.

I must have them all.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Tales from the Pop-Up (Part 2)

Welcome back. Like I had mentioned in my previous post, the first few are going to be about me and my collecting habits.

There is a Wal-Mart, a Target, a dollar store and a card shop all within a few minutes from where I live. There are still even monthly card shows in my area. So the opportunities for me to buy cards are plentiful. (From reading many of the blogs out there I appear to be very fortunate.)

So I buy most of my newer cards at Target, and I also buy a lot of dollar store repacks. A lot of dollar store repacks. (So many I needed to state it twice.) I don't have a huge card budget, so the higher end products are never on my radar screen.

As I had mentioned before, I collect to complete sets. That said, I don't consider SP's to be part of the set. If the set is 300 cards, but 350 with the SP's, I consider the set to be 300 cards. If I get an SP great, but I don't consciously seek them.

I'm very new to blogging and I haven't quite figured most of this stuff out (hence the very bland design and once I figure out how to post pictures I'll scan cards), and I do appreciate the couple of comments I received on my first post. (I still don't know how anybody found my blog.)

I've bought a few 72 card boxes of Topps 2013 baseball, so once I get that sorted, it will probably be my first actual card post. (With all the impending snow we're supposed to get here, looks like I'll have plenty of time on my hands.) Thanks for reading and enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Tales from the Pop-Up (Part 1)

Welcome to the initial post of my blog titled "Swing and a Pop-up". For the first few entries I hope to give you an idea of who I am, what I collect, etc.

I live in New Hampshire (although every winter I question why), so my favorite teams are the Boston ones. The Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins and the Patriots (okay, the Pats are technically out of Foxboro).

I've been collecting off and on since 1977. I mostly collect baseball, but I also do occasionally collect football, hockey and basketball. I also have a smattering of non-sports cards as well.

I am not a player collector, as I prefer to build sets. Rather I prefer to start sets and never finish them. (More on that in a later post.) But over the years I have acquired plenty of duplicates. Actually, the term "plenty" does not convey the proper imagery of how many duplicates I actually have. So let's try some other words.

An abundance of duplicates? (Nah. Too boring)

A flood of duplicates? (Getting closer.)

A torrent of duplicates? (I like that, but it sounds kind of violent. Could you imagine discovering that over the years you've acquired a torrent of 1990 Upper Deck Jody Reed cards? Not fun.)

How about "a veritable potpourri" of duplicates? (I like that. It even sounds kind of friendly. Almost like you'd want some delivered. Like to your door. It may even smell good. Ok, now I'm reaching here.)

What I'm getting at is I've noticed a lot of support between bloggers helping each other add to player collections, team collections, sets, etc., and you can definitely count me in on that. As I continue to figure out what I am doing (I've never blogged before so please bear with me), I'll be putting up some want lists as well and look forward to communicating/trading with other bloggers and of course reading about everybody's experiences. (I hope I haven't bored you all too much.) Everyone have a great day!