1972 Topps Wanted -- 6 to go!!! The finish line is in sight!!!

rajah23

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I told myself that I was going to finish my 1972 Topps set before I worked on any of my other vintage sets. Since then, I've made multiple trades and bought cards from almost every other year. So, it's time to make a push to complete the 72T set. Please reach out to me if you have any of the following cards for trade. My trade list is in my signature box. I'm willing to buy as well if offered at a good price (below BV). PM me if you want to make a deal. Thanks, Roger

Condition preference: EXMT or better

Card qualities:
1) No creases
2) No rounded or dented corners (slight fuzzy corners are okay)
3) No dings on corners or edges
4) No staining, discoloration or focus distortion
5) No scratches, tears or surface damage
6) Slightly rough edges or smooth edges (no chipping or notching)
7) No major issues with the gloss on the card front
8) Centering -- preference is no worse than 80/20; no image cutoffs on front or back; if the other card qualities make it a great card, then centering is not a major issue

#447 Willie Stargell
#697 Jerry Koosman
#699 Bobby Murcer
#710 Jim Kaat IA
#724 Rookie Stars/John Curtis RC/Rich Hinton RC/Mickey Scott

#752 Joe Morgan TR
 
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mm1sub

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I am planning on going to a show this weekend so I can maybe pick up a few. I am getting the Rod Carew because that is last card I need for my set. But your list is going to be a tough one. The high numbers are going to be brutal I'm afraid.

I will let you know late Saturday or Sunday what I can find.
 

rajah23

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I am planning on going to a show this weekend so I can maybe pick up a few. I am getting the Rod Carew because that is last card I need for my set. But your list is going to be a tough one. The high numbers are going to be brutal I'm afraid.

I will let you know late Saturday or Sunday what I can find.
OK thanks! I finished the 66T set first and it was difficult to pull together all of the high numbers for it. I picked up several 72T high numbers on Sportlots at a really good price but as you can see I still have several to go.
 

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Very impressive finishing the 1966 Topps set. I am down to 57 cards for my 1960 Topps set. I just picked up the McCovey All Star card today. But unfortunately the Mantle is one of the ones I need. The last time I checked it booked for 1,000. Kind of hard to convince the wife to drop that kind of money on a card.
 

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The 1972 and 1966 sets are both bears to put together thanks to the sheer number of high numbers in the 1972 set and the short print high numbers in the 1966.

Have you guys ever heard of the rumor (or urban legend) surrounding the Bob Shirley/Grant Jackson RC #591 in 1966 Topps? It is a short print high number that some guy was alleged to have bought up as many copies of this card as he could, thereby doing a pretty good job of cornering the market, and driving the price up? A knowledgeable dealer of vintage told me this recently and that card 20X more expensive that your regular short print high number.
 

rajah23

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I heard a similar rumor about the 66T cards in general. I read where a major dealer was buying up as many as he came across to corner the market. I don’t know who the dealer is but it was challenging for me to finish the high numbers. I picked up a high grade Shirley/Jackson RC on an eBay auction that didn’t get many bids.
 

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I looked in my Beckett vintage and was astounded that the card books for 300.00. And my book is from Feb/Mar. The only other story I heard like that is when it was rumored that someone was buying one particular year of Topps Curt Flood cards. And one other time I heard someone was buying all the Rocky Colavito cards they could find. I had never heard that about the 1966 Shirley/Jackson
 

rajah23

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Do a web search on 1966 Topps 591 and you’ll find several interesting articles about the card. One from Sports Collectors Daily (2012) & another from Post War Cards (2021) are worth checking out.
 

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I have the following cards from your want list:

1972 Topps 154,492
1974 Topps 155,226,472,334

I can use the cards below from your trade list:

1996 Topps Road Warriors #RW1 Derek Bell
1996 Topps Road Warriors #RW2 Albert Belle
1996 Topps Road Warriors #RW5 Jay Buhner
1996 Topps Road Warriors #RW7 Gary Gaetti
1996 Topps Road Warriors #RW8 Ron Gant
1996 Topps Road Warriors #RW9 Edgar Martinez
1996 Topps Road Warriors #RW10 Tino Martinez
1996 Topps Road Warriors #RW14 Tim Salmon
1996 Topps Road Warriors #RW15 Reggie Sanders
1996 Topps Road Warriors #RW17 John Valentin
1996 Topps Road Warriors #RW18 Mo Vaughn
1996 Topps Road Warriors #RW19 Robin Ventura
1996 Topps Road Warriors #RW20 Matt Williams
2013 Topps Heritage #201 Manny Machado RC/Dylan Bundy RC

Please let me know if that trade will work.

Thanks,

Bryon
 

rajah23

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I have the following cards from your want list:

1972 Topps 154,492
1974 Topps 155,226,472,334

I can use the cards below from your trade list:

1996 Topps Road Warriors #RW1 Derek Bell
1996 Topps Road Warriors #RW2 Albert Belle
1996 Topps Road Warriors #RW5 Jay Buhner
1996 Topps Road Warriors #RW7 Gary Gaetti
1996 Topps Road Warriors #RW8 Ron Gant
1996 Topps Road Warriors #RW9 Edgar Martinez
1996 Topps Road Warriors #RW10 Tino Martinez
1996 Topps Road Warriors #RW14 Tim Salmon
1996 Topps Road Warriors #RW15 Reggie Sanders
1996 Topps Road Warriors #RW17 John Valentin
1996 Topps Road Warriors #RW18 Mo Vaughn
1996 Topps Road Warriors #RW19 Robin Ventura
1996 Topps Road Warriors #RW20 Matt Williams
2013 Topps Heritage #201 Manny Machado RC/Dylan Bundy RC

Please let me know if that trade will work.

Thanks,

Bryon
Hey Bryon! Can you give me an idea of the condition of the 72T & 74T cards? Thanks, Roger
 

rajah23

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The All Star 3rd Baseman card has a ding in the top right corner. Other than that they all look good.
I'll pass on the dinged card.

I'll trade you this card......

2013 Topps Heritage #201 Manny Machado RC/Dylan Bundy RC $10.00

for these cards......

1972 Topps #154 Ted Simmons $4.00
1972 Topps #492 Mel Stottlemyre KP $2.00
1974 Topps #155 Bert Campaneris $1.00
1974 Topps #226A San Diego Padres TC SD $2.00
1974 Topps #472 World Series Game 1/Darold Knowles $1.00

Do you have any of my other needs for the 13 Road Warrior cards?
 

mm1sub

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I'll pass on the dinged card.

I'll trade you this card......

2013 Topps Heritage #201 Manny Machado RC/Dylan Bundy RC $10.00

for these cards......

1972 Topps #154 Ted Simmons $4.00
1972 Topps #492 Mel Stottlemyre KP $2.00
1974 Topps #155 Bert Campaneris $1.00
1974 Topps #226A San Diego Padres TC SD $2.00
1974 Topps #472 World Series Game 1/Darold Knowles $1.00

Do you have any of my other needs for the 13 Road Warrior cards?
I am sorry but I think I am going to pass.
 
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