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UMich92

Active member
Sep 18, 2008
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I have 2 non-Tigers related PCs of this type. I have a nice Jeff Clement collection including both the 2005 Bowman Draft Super and Red Ref 1/1. I also have a somewhat obscene Zach Putnam collection (bordering on hoarding) that is in need of the 2009 Bowman Chrome Super.
 

theplasticman

Active member
Nov 21, 2008
3,879
Here is what I need for Kurcz

2011 Bowman Draft Prospect Autographs Printing Plates Black #AK Aaron Kurcz /1
2011 Bowman Draft Prospect Autographs Printing Plates Cyan #AK Aaron Kurcz /1
2011 Bowman Draft Prospect Autographs Printing Plates Magenta #AK Aaron Kurcz /1
2011 Bowman Draft Prospect Autographs Printing Plates Yellow #AK Aaron Kurcz /1
2011 Bowman Draft Prospect Autographs Red #AK Aaron Kurcz /25
2011 Topps Pro Debut Printing Plates Black #304 Aaron Kurcz /1
2011 Topps Pro Debut Red #304 Aaron Kurcz /1
 

banjar

Well-known member
Mar 22, 2015
1,654
Lafayette, Colorado
AAAAAAHHHAAA!!

So I just trolled ebay for a minute or two. Our man Seth has Topps cards from 1959, 1960, 1961. And a 1960 Leaf. I believe I have found my new Obscure Player Collection. Thanks!


This might suit you better. . . . :whistle:

 

banjar

Well-known member
Mar 22, 2015
1,654
Lafayette, Colorado
So I just blew a big $7 on COMC. Thusly, I have acquired the following:

1958 APBA Game Card
1959 Topps Gray Back
1959 Topps White Back
1960 Topps
1961 Topps

The 1960 Leaf seems to be a bit more valuable, so I'll wait on that. But I'm stoked about this new PC. According to the SABR player bio, he played for the Denver Bears - how cool is that? Also he was the last pitcher the last pitcher to face the Brooklyn Dodgers, and by the way struck out Ted Williams at least once. And Wikipedia says he was the last pitcher to face Roy Campanella.
 
Oct 16, 2013
575
If anyone is curious about obscure items or variations for these players, just post your interest and I'll list them (it won't have most of the regular issue). I was curious about Bochte and it seems like he was in some interesting sets.



TeamPLAYERYearDESCRIPTION
MARINERSBOCHTE, BRUCE1978MSA Tastee Freez Disc #25
MARINERSBOCHTE, BRUCE1978RC Cola Iron On #NNO
MARINERSBOCHTE, BRUCE1978Sports Photo Association Numbered Button #147 (no border/signature/3 inches)
MARINERSBOCHTE, BRUCE1980Topps Superstar 5x7 Photos #55
MARINERSBOCHTE, BRUCE1981All-Star Program Insert
MARINERSBOCHTE, BRUCE1981Drakes #25
MARINERSBOCHTE, BRUCE1981FBI Foods Disc
MARINERSBOCHTE, BRUCE1981Fleer Star Sticker #08 (dark blue variation)
MARINERSBOCHTE, BRUCE1981Fleer Star Sticker #08 (light blue variation)
MARINERSBOCHTE, BRUCE1981Kelloggs #62
MARINERSBOCHTE, BRUCE1981MSA Peter Pan Mini Disc (blank back)
MARINERSBOCHTE, BRUCE1981Topps Scratch-Off #NNO (scratched off variation)
MARINERSBOCHTE, BRUCE1981Topps Scratch-Off #NNO (unscratched variation)
MARINERSBOCHTE, BRUCE1981Topps Scratch-Off Panel of 3 (Jim Rice/Bruce Bochte/Steve Stone)
MARINERSBOCHTE, BRUCE1981Topps Scratch-Off Panel of 3 (Joe Charboneau/Bruce Bochte/Dave Stapleton)
MARINERSBOCHTE, BRUCE1981Topps Scratch-Off Panel of 3 (Joe Charboneau/Bruce Bochte/Frank White)
MARINERSBOCHTE, BRUCE1981Topps Scratch-Off Panel of 3 (Steve Kemp/Bruce Bochte/Dave Stapleton)
MARINERSBOCHTE, BRUCE1982All-Star Program Insert
MARINERSBOCHTE, BRUCE1982Fleer Stamp #222
MARINERSBOCHTE, BRUCE1982MSA On Deck Cookie Disc
MARINERSBOCHTE, BRUCE1982OPC Sticker #232
MARINERSBOCHTE, BRUCE1982Topps Sticker #232
MARINERSBOCHTE, BRUCE1983Fleer Stamp
MARINERSBOCHTE, BRUCE1983Fleer Stamp Panel of 4 (Joaquin Andujar/Graig Nettles/Don Baylor/Bruce Bochte)
MARINERSBOCHTE, BRUCE1983Fleer Sticker #185
MARINERSBOCHTE, BRUCE1983Fleer Sticker Panel (Woodie Fryman #258/Bruce Bochte #158)
MARINERSBOCHTE, BRUCE1983OPC #28
MARINERSBOCHTE, BRUCE1983OPC Sticker #111
MARINERSBOCHTE, BRUCE1983Topps Sticker #111
MARINERSBOCHTE, BRUCE1983Topps Test Sticker Strip (George Brett/Jerry Mumphrey/Bruce Bochte/Ted Simmons/LaMarr Hoyt)
OAKLANDBOCHTE, BRUCE1986Fleer Star Sticker Panel of 4 (B.Bochte/D.Carman/Canseco/V.Hayes)
OAKLANDBOCHTE, BRUCE1986OPC Dealer Panel (Bob Clark/Dale Berra/Keith Moreland/Dave Collins/ Bruce Bochte/Rob Picciolo/Julio Cruz/Mark Brouhard)
OAKLANDBOCHTE, BRUCE1986Topps Tattoo
OAKLANDBOCHTE, BRUCE1986Topps Tattoo Panel (Sammy Khalifa/Bruce Bochte)
OAKLANDBOCHTE, BRUCE1987OPC Sticker #169 (Bruce Bochte/Andy Allanson)
OAKLANDBOCHTE, BRUCE1987Topps Sticker #169 (blue print on back/Made in Italy)-(Bruce Bochte/Andy Allanson)
OAKLANDBOCHTE, BRUCE1987Topps Sticker #169 Hard Back/Test Issue (blue print on back/ No "Made in Italy")-(Bruce Bochte/Andy Allanson)
Hey I bought some jeff reed stuff from you previously. Do you have anything new? Pm me a list.

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nevermore

Well-known member
Aug 7, 2008
3,171
New York
Cool thread, loved seeing everyone's response.

One of the players I recently followed to collect is George Mogridge since he was a Rochester native. Famous for being thr first Yankee pitcher to throw a no hitter. He did it at Fenway.

Unfortunately not many cards, and no Yankee cards. Seeking oddballs from Yankee years, haven't found any yet. Would love to get an autograph but also impossible to find. His stuff is more about the hunt/chase. Would love to find a nice display item.

Other guys I collect tangentially are Shelley Duncan, Dinesh Patel (Million Dollar Arm movie), Henry Gessler, Bobby Brown (Yankees, baseball executive).

Most of these guys don't have many cards. Duncan has the most by count. Not chasing eveything for him. For the vintage guys, want a 'type' collection. For Gessler, really want the Cracker Jack. Brown allows me to go after the Bowman vintage sets. He was a key Yankee player, but has no Topps cards. So it is a supplement to my Topps team run.
 

crypticfreak1

Member
May 16, 2016
169
I collect Nick Longhi (Red Sox prospect) met him at spring training and have chatted with him on Twitter a bit! A little less obscure is Brian Johnson (former Red Sox pitcher) of which I’m his #1 Supercollector with a lot of different cards- over 600 and have over 700 auto’s of him!
 

mattglet

New member
Aug 14, 2017
27
NH
I collect Riley Pint - #4 overall pick in the 2016 draft. I got his non-auto superfractor for what I thought was a good price, considering his hype (102mph fastball and Justin Verlander comps coming out of high school) and eventually obtained a ridiculous supercollection of him, including 15 out of 25 of his 2016 Bowman Chrome Draft Orange autos. Too bad he hasn't risen higher than A ball :(

I'm still missing his 2016 Bowman Chrome Auto Superfractor - to my knowledge it's never been pulled. I'm also missing a few of his 2015 Leaf Perfect Game autos/patches which would almost round out my non-1/1 collection. From what I heard, the father of a kid who was on Pint's Perfect Game team snatched up a bunch of them.

My up-to-date stats are:

Total Own: 301 out of 396
Total % Owned: 76.01 %

One of One Own: 66 out of 148
Total One of One % Owned: 44.59 %

Non One of One Own: 235 out of 248
Total Non One of One % Owned: 94.76 %

Non Numbered Own: 53 out of 53
Total Non Numbered % Owned: 100.00 %

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