Thursday, September 15, 2011

1973 Topps Baseball Want List Giveaway

After some card reorganization yesterday, I confront an insoluble problem: my dupes box contains way too many 1973 Topps. We're talking 400+ cards, with occasionally 5 of the same player...


...and those 5 copies aren't of awesome guys like Bob Gibson. Instead, I've got a fistful of airbrush specials like Jose Arcia. (At least the position backgrounds match their team colors: red for Bob, blue for Jose).


TRIVIA: Arcia last played in the bigs as a Padre in 1970, so this is an old picture airbrushed for 1973. He signed a minor league contract that spring with KC and Topps probably thought he'd make their squad, but Jose spent the remainder of his career at AAA and AA (minor league stats).

THE GIVEAWAY: Are you working on 1973 Topps baseball? Add a comment that links to your wantlist and I'll do my best to hit it! Unlike other randomized contests, this one applies to everyone and will continue until my dupes return to a normal level. ("I want to start" is also an acceptable answer; if enough cards remain after hitting lists, I'll send someone a starter set of what's left.)

I'd be remiss to not mention 1973 Topps Photography here. It's covering the whole set in full, chain-link-fence glory.

15 comments:

Captain Canuck said...

Hey bud... I'm looking for #'s 100, 473, 503, 550, 574, 630, 653

plus any leader cards the Braves appear on.

I'd love to start that set... but I do't really have anything in value to trade back...

Jeremy said...

I'm a little embarrassed to post up my want list. I've only acquired a handful of 73's so far. I've got a list up here:
http://jeremythephotoguycardtradelist.blogspot.com/2011/02/1973-wantlist.html

What would you like in return? That is, if I get that far.

Matthew Glidden said...

Thanks, guys. In return, I'm happy to have the free space on my desk! My organized wantlists are mostly sets from the 1930s; once the newer stuff's organized, I'll post those for actual trading. In the meantime, consider these "prizes." :-)

Rob- AKA "VOTC" said...

You are THE Man! I don't have it online so I hope this will suffice. 1,4-6, 12,15,26,49,52,54,68,89,91,104,127,131,133,134,136,137,141-144,146,147,150-153,157-161,163,164,166,167,172-174,177-183,185-188,192,194-197,201-211,214,217,219-224,231,232,234,236-239,241-244,246-252,256,257,259-265, 266,267,271,274,275-279,281,283285,286288,289,292-294,296-298. 601-605,LOL and anything above 633. Anything you could provide would be GREAT. Thanks!

Rob- AKA "VOTC" said...

Oh PS send me a DM on Twitter to @VOTC for my address. Thanks again for your generousity!

dawgbones said...

After all is said and done, a team set of the Phillies would find a very nice home down my way...

Don said...

My 73s are severly lacking. I hope this link to google docs works. If not I can e-mail to you in notepad.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AkWNiTNMXKJzdHVUQll1VGFmbjlJSThJN3g3SGtXOFE&hl=en_US#gid=0

Ryan G said...

Here's my want list for '73 Topps: *.

Yeah. I need em all. The set's not a high priority for me but I've been gathering vintage for eventual building. If you get to me, great, if not I can live! Thanks!

night owl said...

I enjoy any '70s set. I have only about 50 '73s, so it's not worth posting a want list. I'll take any leftovers if I'm so lucky.

Thanks!

gcrl said...

hey-o! here's my want list:

http://gcrlwants.blogspot.com/2011/03/1973-topps-baseball-set-want-list.html

i may have moved since we last traded so shoot me an email before sending anything - gcrlATcomcastDOTnet

Mad Guru said...

There are a few Expos I could use if you have them:

Coco Laboy
Steve Renko
Ron Woods

Thanks!

cardanathema said...

I've got about 40 cards from this set, so no want list to speak of yet. If there is anything left after you help out the other guys let me know and I'll take anything off your hands. Thanks!

dominicfdny said...

I need all the red sox except 224 bill lee and 131 eddie kasko any help would be great thanks

Matthew Glidden said...

Thanks all! Given the number of responses, I bet we can dispense with all of 'em. Will be checking lists and sending notes this week.

The Angels In Order said...

I'm looking for the following Angels to complete my team set:
175 Frank Robinson
543 Alan Foster
636 Rick Clark