Sunday, November 1, 2015

Wanted: Topps Heritage Baseball Cards

I am working on completing Topps Heritage Baseball Card sets. Listed below are some of the sets that are in progress. I would prefer trading as I have many cards available for your want lists as well. Contact me at dugoutdug@gmail.com if you can help.

The strike through a number means that the card has been part of a trade, but not yet received.
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2013 Heritage



426 469 495
428 472 497
429 477 513
430 481 517
436 482 542
440 485 565
444 487 585
450 490 589
452 492 598
455 493


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2012 Heritage























35 436 468 495
131 441 469 499
141 443 472   501-600
241 444 473
258 445 475
275 446 478
304 448 479
327 449 481
354 450 482
386 456 484
427 461 485
429 462 488
430 463 489
432 466 490
434 467 492

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2011 Heritage Baseball












76 453 474 498
426 457 475
430 458 479
438 460 482
439 461 485
442 462 487
444 463 488
446 465 489
447 470 493
450 471 494
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2010 Heritage


19 118 239 374 444 478
55 144 242 381 448 480
82 146 252 410 454 482
89 156 289 411 462 486
98 168 313 420 466 494
102 178 329 427 469 498
109 191 338 428 472
112 197 344 432 474
114 206 360 437 476
115 221 372 440 477

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2009 Heritage
148 447 468 490 615
322 448 469 491 620
422 449 470 492 633
426 451 471 493 635
427 452 473 494 641
428 453 474 495 651
430 454 475 496 665
431 455 477 497 668
432 456 478 498 683
433 457 479 499 687
434 458 480 500 692
436 459 481 502 695
437 460 482 522 697
438 461 483 554 700
439 462 484 573 703
440 463 485 574 704
441 464 486 575 708
442 465 487 607 714
444 466 488 610 716
445 467 489 614 717

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2008 Heritage

1 88 315 436 471 503 650
5 99 323 437 472 515 656
6 117 334 441 473 519 659
10 123 335 442 475 524 672
16 126 338 443 477 538 677
21 129 350 447 479 542 678
22 130 372 448 482 543 682
23 146 380 450 484 545 687
24 150 381 451 485 547 703
27 155 390 453 486 555
28 178 400 454 488 566
34 224 409 455 489 571
39 233 427 456 491 580
50 238 428 459 493 592
55 263 429 462 494 593
60 270 431 463 497 595
73 283 432 465 498 612
75 287 434 468 499 619
78 300 435 469 645
303 470 648
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2007 Heritage

5 117 221 321 419
14 121 222 329 420
22 122 230 330 429
23 130 231 338 437
30 131 240 339 438
31 139 244 347 446
32 145 248 348 447
40 150 249 356 454
41 158 258 357 455
49 159 267 365 456
50 168 275 366 464
53 177 276 371 473
67 185 284 374 474
68 186 285 383 491
76 194 293 390 492
86 203 296 392
95 204 302 393
104 212 311 402
112 213 312 410
113 320 411
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2006 Heritage

1 127 286 311 337
2 148 287 312 340
10 196 289 313 342
18 255 290 314 344
20 266 291 316 345
25 267 292 318 346
29 268 293 319 348
35 271 294 320 349
43 272 295 321 350
55 273 296 322 352
70 274 297 323 368
76 276 298 325 400
79 277 300 326 403
86 278 301 328 407
91 279 302 330 473
95 281 304 331
99 282 305 332
106 283 307 334
123 284 308 335
285 310 336
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2005 Heritage

5 156 416 449
7 199 418 450
14 240 420 451
18 252 421 453
19 260 423 454
20 276 424 456
21 292 425 458
23 302 428 459
30 305 430 460
55 326 431 461
70 328 433 462
79 395 434 463
83 396 435 465
94 400 436 467
101 401 438 468
103 402 439 469
127 405 442 471
135 406 443 472
142 413 444 474
149 414 445 475
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2004 Heritage
4 405 431 458
28 406 432 461
59 407 433 462
123 408 434 464
124 409 435 465
164 410 436 467
167 413 437 468
198 415 439 469
200 416 441 470
209 417 442 473
215 418 443 474
218 419 444 475
255 420 447
398 421 448
399 423 452
400 424 453
401 425 454
402 426 455
403 428 456
429 457
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2003 Heritage

2 94 185 265 368 402
3 107 186 270 369 403
5 117 191 274 373 404
9 126 192 275 374 406
25 128 200 281 375 408
44 132 201 294 376 410
49 141 204 297 377 411
53 148 205 298 379 412
54 159 207 299 382 414
55 160 216 301 385 415
56 161 217 306 387 416
67 167 227 309 388 417
76 169 239 313 390 421
85 170 240 315 391 423
86 175 244 334 392 424
90 181 250 337 395 427
93 182 262 338 396 428
184 345 397 429
364 399 430
400
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2002 Heritage

1 375 395 416 436
37 376 396 417 437
53 377 397 418 438
82 378 398 419 439
104 379 400 420 440
220 380 401 421 441
244 381 402 422 442
300 382 403 423 443
364 383 404 424 444
365 384 405 425 445
366 385 406 426 446
367 386 407 427
368 387 408 428
369 388 409 429
370 389 410 430
371 390 411 431
372 391 412 432
373 392 413 433
374 393 414 434
394 415 435
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2001 Heritage

1 29 77 193 285 324 347 368 393
2 41 79 200 290 326 348 369 395
4 42 84 207 294 327 349 370 396
5 43 89 213 300 328 351 371 397
6 50 91 214 305 329 353 372 398
7 60 132 215 308 330 354 374 399
8 61 150 221 311 331 355 376 400
9 62 172 227 312 332 356 377 401
10 63 176 230 313 334 357 378 403
11 65 179 234 314 335 359 379 404
12 67 180 239 315 336 360 380 405
13 68 188 243 316 338 362 381 406
14 69 191 256 317 339 363 383 407
15 70 192 259 318 340 364 384
16 72 261 319 341 365 385
23 74 263 321 342 366 387
24 75 265 323 344 367 388
25 76 277 345 390
26 283 392
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Thursday, March 8, 2012

1967 Topps Hal Lanier #4 San Francisco Giants


Today's entry in my 1967 Topps Autographed Baseball Card collection is an infielder who later turned into a Major League Manager during the 1980's. It is Hal Lanier, second baseman for the San Francisco Giants, card number 4 in the 1967 Topps Baseball card set of 609 subjects.

This autograph was obtained through a reputable dealer off of an internet auction site. Hal Lanier beautifully signed the card with a black sharpie. As of March 8, 2012, I have accumulated 571 different signatures in my collection of 1967 Topps Autographed cards.

Hal Lanier played 10 seasons in the major leagues, with the San Francisco Giants and New York Yankees. His career started in 1964 with the Giants, playing second base, shortstop and third base during his time in the big leagues. He was traded to the Yankees at the end of the 1971 season and played 95 games over the next two seasons in New York. His career statistics include a .228 batting average, while hitting 8 home runs and driving in 273 runs while playing 1196 games. His best season was his rookie campaign in 1964 when he batted .274.

After his playing days were over, Hal Lanier worked as a coach and subsequently as a Major League manager for 3 seasons. He won a World Series ring as a third base coach for the 1982 St. Louis Cardinals. Mr. Lanier was hired as Manager of the Houston Astros in 1986 and led the team until 1988. Hal won the National League Manager of the Year Award in 1986 while leading the Astros to a 96-66 record and a playoff appearance. His career managerial record was 254 wins against 232 losses.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

1967 Topps Don Mincher #312 California Angels


Today's entry about my collection of 1967 Topps Autographed Baseball cards is a player who was the only All-Star in the Seattle Pilots' franchise history. He also went on to become President of the Southern Minor Baseball League. It is Don Mincher, first baseman for the California Angels. Card number 312 in the 1967 Topps Baseball card set of 609 subjects. Sadly, Don Mincher passed away on March 4, 2012 at the age of 73 after a long illness.

This autograph was obtained on June 2, 2010 in Birmingham, Alabama during the 100th anniversary of the Rickwood Field, the oldest ballpark in America. My friend Ryan and I took a bus trip sponsored by the Tennessee Smokies Baseball Team to Birmingham to get an opportunity for the autograph and watch the game between the Smokies and the Birmingham Barons. Don Mincher was the President of the Southern League in Minor League Baseball and was in attendance with his long time friend, Harmon Killebrew , who was a special guest for the event and threw out one of the first pitches of the game. Also in attendance were many of the former Negro League Baseball players and it was an amazing day of baseball nostalgia and history. I met Mr. Mincher as he walked through the stadium and I requested his autograph on his 1967 Topps card. Don Mincher signed the card with a black sharpie. Definitely a beautiful signature. If you want to know more about my encounter with Harmon Killebrew, read my story from my blog by clicking here. As of March 6, 2012, I have obtained 569 autographs in my 1967 Topps Baseball set.


Don Mincher career in the Major Leagues lasted from 1960 to 1972 and he played for the Washington Senators, Minnesota Twins, Angels, Seattle Pilots, Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers. He was part of two franchise moves, both involving the Senators. The original Senators moved to Minnesota and became the Twins and then the New Senators franchise moved to Texas and became the Rangers. His career statistics include a .249 batting average with 200 home runs and 643 runs batted in while playing 1400 games. Don was named to two All-Star teams, 1967 with the Angels and 1969 with the Seattle Pilots. Since the Pilots moved to Milwaukee in 1970, Don Mincher will always be the lone all-star in the franchise's history. Don Mincher also won a World Series crown in 1972 as a member of the Oakland A's in the 1972, his final season.

Mr. Mincher served in the front office of the Milwaukee Brewers and Huntsville Stars before becoming the President of the Southern League in 2000. He remained in that post until October of 2011 before announcing his retirement. Don was elected to the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 2008. To learn more about Don Mincher, read his biography on wikipedia.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

1967 Topps Duke Sims #3 Cleveland Indians

 
Today's entry in my 1967 Topps Autographed Baseball Card collection is a catcher who hit the last home run in the "old" Yankee stadium in 1973. It is Duke Sims, catcher for the Cleveland Indians, card number 3 in the 1967 Topps Baseball card set of 609 subjects.

This autograph was obtained through a reputable dealer off of an internet auction site. Duke Sims signed the card with a blue sharpie. As of March 3, 2012, I have accumulated 569 different signatures in my collection of 1967 Topps Autographed cards.

Duke Sims played 11 seasons in the major leagues, with the  Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Dodgers, Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees and Texas Rangers. His career started in 1964 with the Indians, catching one of the best group of starting pitchers in the 1960's. The rotation of Sam McDowell, card #295, Luis Tiant #377, Sonny Siebert #95 and Steve Hargan #440 were all well respected hurlers. Duke stayed with the Indians until he was traded to the Dodgers in 1971. Sims later signed with the Tigers and helped led the team to the 1972 playoffs. Duke Sims was later traded to the New York Yankees in 1973 and played for the Texas Rangers in 1974 before retiring. His career statistics include a .239 batting average, while hitting 100 home runs and driving in 310 runs while playing catcher, first base and the outfield. His best season was 1970 when he belted 23 home runs and drove in 56 runs.

Friday, March 2, 2012

1967 Topps Jack Hamilton #2 New York Mets

It has been a while since my last blog, but it's time to talk about the collection again. Today's entry in my 1967 Topps Autographed Baseball Card collection is a pitcher known more by one pitch that he threw than his eight year career. It is Jack Hamilton, Pitcher for the New York Mets, card number 2 in the 1967 Topps Baseball card set of 609 subjects.

This autograph was obtained with a through the mail (TTM) request on December 9, 2009 to Mr. Hamilton at his restaurant in Missouri. If you are interested in contacting players through the mail, I highly recommend sportscollectors.net as a resource to the addresses of your favorite players and teams. Jack Hamilton graciously signed my card with a blue ballpoint pen and returned it to me 8 days later. Thank you, Mr. Hamilton. As of March 2, 2012, I have accumulated 569 different signatures in my collection of 1967 Topps Autographed cards.

Jack Hamilton pitched 8 seasons in the major leagues, with the Philadelphia Phillies, Detroit Tigers, New York Mets, California Angels, Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox. His career started in 1962 with the Phillies, after signing as a free agent with the St. Louis Cardinals. Although he began his career as a starter, he spent most of his time in the big leagues as a reliever. His career statistics include 32 wins versus 40 losses while also accumulating 20 saves and 4.53 earned run average.

Jack seemed to lack command and control during his career, walking 348 batters while striking out 357 and throwing 74 wild pitches in his 8 seasons. He only hit 13 batters during his campaigns, but he will always be linked to one batter he hit in 1967, Tony Conligiaro. Conligiaro was an up and coming slugger for the Boston Red Sox and involved in the 1967 pennant race. On August 18th, Hamilton was pitching for the Angels and he hit Tony Conligiaro in the left creekbone with a fastball, fracturing the creekbone and eye socket and damaged the retina. Although the pitch was a complete accident and part of the game, both players and their careers were never the same.





 To learn more about Jack Hamilton, go to his biography at wikipedia.org.