Monday, March 22, 2021

Upgrading and Downsizing

The eternal quest to improve quality while reducing quantity continues.  Here's a partial want list and an idea of what I have to give up:  


1982 Donruss DK:  Alan Trammell, Richie Zisk, Ivan DeJesus, Dave Kingman, Carlton Fisk, Ken Singleton

1983 Donruss DK:  Rollie Fingers, Reggie Jackson, Jim Palmer, Rickey Henderson, Steve Carlton, Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan

Cy Young Winners:  Fergie Jenkins (Cubs), Denny McLain (Tigers), Gaylord Perry (Indians) - pending, Catfish Hunter (A's) 

AL MVPs:  Dick Allen (White Sox)

Others:  Willie McCovey (Padres) - pending, Joe Rudi - pending, Herb Washington, D.J. Dozier - pending 

Elite Others:  Hank Aaron (Braves), Ernie Banks, Roberto Clemente, Sandy Koufax, Mickey Mantle, Juan Marichal (Giants), Willie Mays (Giants)  

I don't think I have the fire-power to trade for this group, but putting them on here just in case.  It doesn't help that I care about condition.         


Terry Bradshaw (Steelers) x2

Joe Burrow (Bengals)

Joe Namath (Jets)

2015 Panini Prizm Collegiate Draft Picks:  A.J. Green, Aaron Rodgers, Andre Johnson, Andrew Luck, Antonio Gates, Calvin Johnson, Charles Woodson, Clay Matthews, Drew Brees, Earl Thomas, Jason Witten, J.J. Watt, Larry Fitzgerald, Luke Kuechly, Marshawn Lynch, Matt Forte, Mike Evans, Nick Foles, Patrick Peterson, Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers, Reggie Wayne, Richard Sherman, Russell Wilson, Steve Smith, Tom Brady, Troy Polamalu 


Terry Sawchuk

Bernie Parent (Flyers)

Dave Schultz (Flyers)

Bobby Hull

Bobby Orr


Unfortunately, most of my baseball traders are overproduction era.  I have my manager cards and my Rated Rookies, Rookie Prospects, All-Stars, etc. sorted into their own sections.    

Football is more spread out - from 1983 through the 2010s.  A lot of 2019 Panini Black Friday, 2018 and 2019 Donruss, early 1990s Pro Set, and 1988 Topps.  For college, 2019 and 2020 Leaf Draft.         

Hockey is mostly 1990-91 Upper Deck, 1998-99 Topps, and 2007-08 Upper Deck Victory, with a sprinkling from other 1990s sets.  


  1. I might have some of the Diamond kings and possibly a couple others. I'll take a look and let you know.