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1manvs1world

Active member
Jul 30, 2023
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193
San Diego
After all of these years, I'm still chasing the Scott Rolen (Card #88) run. I have dwindled the checklist down to needing just NINE more patterns to complete the Rolen set!

I come here, begging all of you FCBers, please...help me finish this set this year!

You can see my progress (with scans) here: The Rolen Collection: 1998 Topps Tek

I'm still looking for the following patterns: 15, 50, 53, 60, 61, 83, 84, 87, 88.

I have the following patterns available to trade: 2, 4, 5, 12, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 29, 33, 35, 41, 42, 45, 46, 48, 49, 52, 54, 56, 57, 62, 65, 66, 67, 70, 76, 77, 78, 79, 81.

I am willing to trade 2:1 in your favor for the patterns I still need.
I’ve been able to collect 63/90 Rolen patterns in the past two months. I originally started collecting Guerrero patterns, but I was lucky and got a good couple of leads and decided to expand what I had of this dreaded collection. I’ve gone through what I have and I don’t have any patterns that you need. I do however have 5 Rolen Diffractors
IF you’re interested…
 

banjar

Well-known member
Mar 22, 2015
2,519
842
Lafayette, Colorado
Anyone have Robbie Alomar patterns 34, 36, 52? I'll give you [deleted] each.

EDIT: I decided to delete the amount in this post. My intention was to entice people to go out of their way to dig through their holdings to find my missing patterns, and make it worth their while to do so. But I've come to realize it was a tactical error. My high opinion of FCB members in general induced a state of naievete, where I didn't anticipate that fellow FCB members, who may or may not have recently come into a windfall of 1998 teks, to try and jam me. My mistake people!

Going forward, I will definitely send you 20 each for any of these three missing patterns. But that's my limit for *Base* 1998 Tek cards.
 
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shuedini

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Aug 7, 2008
2,239
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Indiana
I’ve been able to collect 63/90 Rolen patterns in the past two months. I originally started collecting Guerrero patterns, but I was lucky and got a good couple of leads and decided to expand what I had of this dreaded collection. I’ve gone through what I have and I don’t have any patterns that you need. I do however have 5 Rolen Diffractors
IF you’re interested…
Do you need any of the duplicate patterns I have of Rolen?

I might possibly be interested in the diffractors!

I currently only have diffractor patterns: 17, 23, 30, 39, 43, 54, 75, 78, 79. and 86.
 

1manvs1world

Active member
Jul 30, 2023
166
193
San Diego
Do you need any of the duplicate patterns I have of Rolen?

I might possibly be interested in the diffractors!

I currently only have diffractor patterns: 17, 23, 30, 39, 43, 54, 75, 78, 79. and 86.
I have 8, 27, 79, 83, 90 diffractors, so 4 that you might be interested in. The #90 diffractor is the one that I value the most.
I need patterns 2, 4, 5, 22, 42, 66, 79 of what you have available. I’m willing to trade a diffractor for those seven patterns IF you are interested…
 

pjx5x

New member
Jan 9, 2021
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5
Looking for these cards to buy or trade. I’d also consider selling my almost complete sets of these players


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Link to what I have for trade/sale (separate base and diffractor tabs)

 

elberson

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Sep 13, 2012
194
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Charlotte NC
Teks to trade

Bonds 3 p-10,26,30,52,63

Williams 7 p-28

Glavine 10 p-46

Biggio 12 p-23

Guerrero 17 p-22 and p-75

Sheffield 29 p-7 and p-25

A ramirez 31 p-47

Walker 34 p-37

Erstad 35 p-17

Dunwoody 36 p-30

Palmeiro 40 p-8

Bell 42 p-75

Belle 47 p-5

Burnitz 48 p-17 and p-22

Beltre 49 p-86

R alomar67 p14,17,18 (2)29,30,32,33,37,44,46,54,65,69

K brown 71 p-52

Jordan 75 p-21

Fullmer 77 p-27

Hinch 83 p-25
 
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1manvs1world

Active member
Jul 30, 2023
166
193
San Diego
Teks to trade

Bonds 3 p-10,26,30,52,63

Williams 7 p-28

Glavine 10 p-46

Biggio 12 p-23

Guerrero 17 p-52

Sheffield 29 p-7 and p-25

A ramirez 31 p-47

Walker 34 p-37

Erstad 35 p-17

Dunwoody 36 p-30

Palmeiro 40 p-8

Bell 42 p-75

Belle 47 p-5

Burnitz 48 p-17 and p-22

Beltre 49 p-86

R alomar67 p14,17,18 (2)29,30,32,33,37,44,46,54,65,69

K brown 71 p-52

Jordan 75 p-21

Fullmer 77 p-27

Hinch 83 p-25
Sorry but I have no Bonds at all. I need the Guerrero pattern #52 though. If you send me your private message with your price and email address I’ll send you a payment via PayPal
 
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togaman

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Oct 27, 2008
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Houston
Any of you fine fellows have 1998 Topps TEK collectors have a Mussina card# 80 pattern# 35 and /or a Roger Clemens Card# 21 Pattern # 21?
 
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shuedini

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Aug 7, 2008
2,239
30
Indiana
I'm sure some of you have already seen it, but I figured I'd share here as well for those who aren't in the Facebook group(s)...

I recently completed the entire 90 card run of base cards for Rolen! And I've got 29 different diffractor patterns on their way to me right now to add to the 14 I already have.

Check out all 90 patterns!

Once I get the diffractors in, they'll be scanned and added to my website as well.
 

theplasticman

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Nov 21, 2008
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I'm almost finished with 2 base sets of Erstad!

1998 Topps Tek Darin Erstad 35 wantlist
(Set 1: 86)
(Set 2: 4, 12, 59, 64, 74, 86)
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One of my best mail days in recent memory! 48 Darin Erstad 1998 Tek Diffractors and a few base cards I needed for my second set.

This puts my progress at:

46/89 Diffractors (pattern 49 doesn't exist.)
19 Diffractor doubles
2 Diffractor triples
89/90 Base set #1
88/90 Base set #2

This buy is from Matthew Ryan (thank you!) and originates from the legendary Richard Roth collection. I'm certain I was the original underbidder in a majority of these that were sold to Richard via eBay over the years.

It's a cool full circle moment for my Darin Erstad collection. Before this buy, I'd have pegged a +50% completion on the Diffractor player run as close to zero as one can get. I'm currently at 51.68% completed.

If you see any rare Erstad stuff, let me know. Thank you!
 

Garoc

New member
Dec 24, 2023
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5
Cleveland
Love that this thread is still going. I've been sitting at needing the same Ellis Burks cards for a while now. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

42,60,83
MetalAndy - I have 1998 Topps Tek Ellis Burks card#53 pattern#83 to trade if you are still needing this card. Let me know. Looking for any 1998 Topps Tek McGwire card#13 any pattern#
 
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