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Which "Impossible Oddballs" are you searching for?

gracecollector

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Aug 7, 2008
6,457
Huntley, IL
There's always an "impossible oddball" on a player collector's list of wants. Interested in seeing what's at the top of your want lists. Maybe somebody will have a lead for you!

For my Grace collection, I'm looking for these two Topps test issues. I have a 1998 Topps ProShooters Marble, but have been searching for the checklist card #1 for a long time. Thought I had a lead on this last year but the guy suddenly stopped returning emails.



I'd also love to find a 1998 Topps SportzCubz#6. Never seen one for sale but someone emailed a photo of it to me.

 

dadofandrew

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Aug 7, 2008
586
I am still looking for the 1989 Topps Heads Up test of Ozzie. Have seen 2 on ebay, one i was second place bidder. The other was a BIN I didn't see till after it was hit.
 

KLARNOLD

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Sep 17, 2008
1,283
Owensboro, KY
These are the main oddball Pujols cards I am looking for now:

2003, 2004 & 2005 MLB Showdown Foil Albert Pujols
2003 Cadaco Disc Albert Pujols
2004 Upper Deck Power Up Albert Pujols 500 pt & 1000 pt
2007 Topps Turkey Red Cabinet Albert Pujols
2006 Upper Deck Frito Lay Albert Pujols (have 3 but looking for more)
2010 Topps Heritage Stamps box Topper Albert Pujols
2011 Topps Heritage Stamps box Topper Albert Pujols
 

ChasHawk

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Sep 4, 2008
22,482
Belvidere, Illinois
only items I'm missing from the Beckett checklist

1962 Orioles Postcards #18 Dave Nicholson
1963 White Sox Ticket Stubs #20 Dave Nicholson
1964 White Sox Iron-Ons #20 Dave Nicholson
1964 White Sox Ticket Stubs #17 Dave Nicholson
1964 Topps Tattoos Inserts #57 Dave Nicholson
1965 White Sox Jay Publishing #5 Dave Nicholson
1966 Astros Team Issue #20 Dave Nicholson
1969 Topps Team Posters #7 Kansas City Royals
1987 Astros Shooting Stars-Series Two #11 Dave Nicholson
 

Mozzie22

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Aug 7, 2008
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Most of the oddball cards I'm looking for aren't on the Beckett checklist but a few are:

Ozzie
1985 St.Louis Dispatch B/W #21
1986 General Mills Booklet #4J
1986 Kondritz Ozzie Smith sample #XX
1990 Donruss Aqueous Test #201
1990 Score Promo #285
1990 Sportflic Promo #16
1995 Classic Phone Card (blue name) #52

Matheny
1994-1998 Brewers 5x7 team issued B/W

Mostly promos, samples, and test...the search goes on.
 

gracecollector

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Aug 7, 2008
6,457
Huntley, IL
chashawk said:
only items I'm missing from the Beckett checklist

1962 Orioles Postcards #18 Dave Nicholson
1963 White Sox Ticket Stubs #20 Dave Nicholson
1964 White Sox Iron-Ons #20 Dave Nicholson
1964 White Sox Ticket Stubs #17 Dave Nicholson
1964 Topps Tattoos Inserts #57 Dave Nicholson
1965 White Sox Jay Publishing #5 Dave Nicholson
1966 Astros Team Issue #20 Dave Nicholson
1969 Topps Team Posters #7 Kansas City Royals
1987 Astros Shooting Stars-Series Two #11 Dave Nicholson
Columbia City Collectibles has that, plus a blank-back, hand-cut 1964 Topps card you might be interested in.
http://www.columbiacitycollectibles.com/menu/baseball/inventory 1964-1967_1.html
 

jszczech

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Dec 27, 2010
2,070
Minnesota
I have a few Puckett oddballs I have been looking for.

1. 1989 Topps heads up test --- Never seen it
2. 1989 Key foods disc -- seen it a couple times but always miss it.
3. 1990 Donruss Aqueous Tests --- Never seen either of them(if they exist)

I am also looking for the 1996 Select Certified Mirror versions. I have seen the red twice but didn't have the money and I have never seen blue or gold. I would love to get at least one of them.
 

ChasHawk

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Sep 4, 2008
22,482
Belvidere, Illinois
gracecollector said:
chashawk said:
only items I'm missing from the Beckett checklist

1962 Orioles Postcards #18 Dave Nicholson
1963 White Sox Ticket Stubs #20 Dave Nicholson
1964 White Sox Iron-Ons #20 Dave Nicholson
1964 White Sox Ticket Stubs #17 Dave Nicholson
1964 Topps Tattoos Inserts #57 Dave Nicholson
1965 White Sox Jay Publishing #5 Dave Nicholson
1966 Astros Team Issue #20 Dave Nicholson
1969 Topps Team Posters #7 Kansas City Royals
1987 Astros Shooting Stars-Series Two #11 Dave Nicholson
Columbia City Collectibles has that, plus a blank-back, hand-cut 1964 Topps card you might be interested in.
http://www.columbiacitycollectibles.com/menu/baseball/inventory 1964-1967_1.html
thanks Brad

I emailed Mike about the Tattoo, but he won't budge from $25. I'm willing to wait it out... :)
 

djrulz

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Aug 7, 2008
1,193
Jamestown
For Harold Reynolds I need these still:
1984 Mariners Postcards #18
1986 Mariners Pacific Northwest Bell #11
1988 Mariners Pacific Bell #14
1989 Alaska Goldpanners All-Time AS '80s (Team Issue) #36
1989 SLU Baseball #112
1989 TV Sports Mailbags #123
1991 Sports Heroes Postercards
1993 Orioles Postcards #29 (Batting)

For Kirt Manwaring I need these:
1991 Giants Pacific Gas and Electric #25
1992 Giants Pacific Gas and Electric #27
1993 Giants Postcards #23
1994 Giants AMC #12
1994 Giants Target Bottle Caps #14
1994 Giants Team Issue #6
1994 Giants U.S. Playing Cards #6C
1994 Giants U.S. Playing Cards #12H


I was able to cross off this oddball Harold Reynolds card today.


 

bouwob

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Aug 7, 2008
4,611
for Nolan Ryan

1990 score promo
1972 Topps Venezuelan Stickers (not hard to find, just very expensive)
1977 Topps Venezuelan Stickers (not hard to find, just very expensive)
1973 Topps Pin-Up
1974 Topps Deckle Edge
1974 Topps comics (A set recently sold at auction for $25,000)
1977 MSA 7-11 Cup Lid
1985 Topps Mini Card
1993 Flair Promo Card

also the star line set that you have Brad with the different sponsors. I have never seen an example of one other than what you have.
 

dietdew

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Apr 29, 2010
135
jszczech said:
I have a few Puckett oddballs I have been looking for.

1. 1989 Topps heads up test --- Never seen it
2. 1989 Key foods disc -- seen it a couple times but always miss it.
3. 1990 Donruss Aqueous Tests --- Never seen either of them(if they exist)

I am also looking for the 1996 Select Certified Mirror versions. I have seen the red twice but didn't have the money and I have never seen blue or gold. I would love to get at least one of them.

examples of two aqueous Pucketts can be seen at www.twinscards.com, so they do exist.
 

thelesquad

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Some 80's oddballs I have yet to come across:

1984 Cubs Chicago Tribune #25 Ryne Sandberg
1984 Cubs Sun Times #12 Ryne Sandberg
1985 Subway Discs #41 Ryne Sandberg
1987 Cubs Canon #26 Ryne Sandberg
1987 Marketcom/Sports Illustrated #11 Ryne Sandberg
 

jay1065

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Aug 7, 2008
2,220
Lowell, MA
Here are my top 9 (in no specific order) wants for the Burks collection:

1987 Red Sox Postcards #5
1988 Key Food Discs #2
1988 Tetley Tea Discs #2
1988 Weis Market Discs #2
1989 Topps Heads Up Test #12
1990 Donruss Aqueous Test #228
1991 Baseball Card Magazine Insert Strip of 3 - '66 Topps Replica(Yount/F.Thomas/E.Burks)
1991 Baseball Card Price Guide Insert Panel of 5 - '71 Topps Replica (Ruben Sierra/George Bell/Cal Ripken/Ellis Burks/Roberto Alomar)
1991 Red Sox Pepsi #3
 

TBTwinsFan

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Nov 8, 2009
24,583
Southwestern Minnesota
For me, Dave Winfield has some Rainbow Foods cards from '96 or '97 they are somewhat hard to locate.

For Perk, he has nothing oddballish that I know of, but I am searching for the 2010 Topps Chrome Glen Perkins w/Andy Oliver back. I doubt it exists, but I try to keep an eye out for it just in case. I have the Andy Oliver w/ Glen Perkins back, so I assumed there is a flipped version.

Also any Just Minors Parallels
 

magicpapa

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Aug 7, 2008
9,068
TBTwinsFan said:
For me, Dave Winfield has some Rainbow Foods cards from '96 or '97 they are somewhat hard to locate.

For Perk, he has nothing oddballish that I know of, but I am searching for the 2010 Topps Chrome Glen Perkins w/Andy Oliver back. I doubt it exists, but I try to keep an eye out for it just in case. I have the Andy Oliver w/ Glen Perkins back, so I assumed there is a flipped version.

Also any Just Minors Parallels
i have a few Dave Winfield Rainbow Foods cards, not sure if i packed them away yet or not ill look and see
 

gracecollector

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Aug 7, 2008
6,457
Huntley, IL
bouwob said:
also the star line set that you have Brad with the different sponsors. I have never seen an example of one other than what you have.
Take that off your list. Only 7 players had the prototypes: Eric Davis, Mark Grace, Tony Gwynn, Gregg Jeffries, Don Mattingly, Mark McGwire, and Darryl Strawberry. I saw Eric Davis, Tony Gwynn and Don Mattingly sets on eBay this year.
 

ManOfSteal

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Oct 7, 2009
689
Sacramento, CA
I'd love to be able to track down these Rickey Henderson's (at a reasonable price of course). A few of them do pop up every once in awhile, but they typically end way out of my price range.

1982 Ajax Dog Food
1982 Topps Blackless 610
1988 Star Nova Promo
1989 Topps Doubleheaders Mets/Yankees Test 16
1991 Sports Educational 15 (1992 National Promo Sticker on Back)
1992 Procter & Gamble Sample
1993 Pinnacle Cooperstown Promo 7
1998 Donruss Collections Samples 118
1998 Pinnacle Inside Stand-Up Guys Samples R.Hend/Molitor/Ryno/Murray 21AB
1998 Pinnacle Inside Stand-Up Guys Samples Molitor/Ryno/Murray/R.Hend 21CD
1999 Mets Postcards 8
2001 Padres Postcards 13
 

nevermore

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Aug 7, 2008
3,136
New York
These Paul O'Neill...

1990 Donruss Aqueous Test #198
1996 MLB Pins #24 (what do these even look like?)
1998 Topps SportzCubz #14
2000 Venezulean Stickers #36

And one unlisted one...
1995(?) Rawlings Glove Tag "Advisory Staff"
 

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