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




430 460


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2012 Heritage






















576 611 636
582 613 637
583 615 639
586 616 642
596 619 647
598 621 650
599 629 651
603 631 655
606 632 659
609 634 660
661

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2010 Heritage


466 477
114 469 480
411 472 486
474 494



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2009 Heritage

426 456 481 704
427 457 483
432 458 485
433 459 486
438 461 487
439 462 488
441 465 489
442 466 491
445 467 494
447 468 495
451 469 496
452 471 497
479 498
480 499
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2008 Heritage

315 469 519
381 470 595
432 475 648
448 479
450 489
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2007 Heritage

5 240 348
40 248 366
130 249 374
131 275 393
150 276 402
158 284 410
168 293 455
204 302 491
213 312
222 321
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2006 Heritage

1 266 307
2 271 310
18 281 312
25 282 322
35 292 323
55 293 332
70 294 340
95 295 349
255 350
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2005 Heritage

5 416 445
20 418 449
30 421 450
101 423 451
135 425 453
260 428 460
274 434 461
292 435 463
400 438 465
401 439 467
402 442 469
406 443 474
413 444 475
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2004 Heritage
198 425 455
398 428 457
399 442 467
401 443 469
406 448 473
410 452
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2003 Heritage

25 377 403
250 382 408
364 392 415
368 395 424
369 397 429
374 399 430
375
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2002 Heritage

82
244
375
386




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2001 Heritage 
311 356 376
312 357 377
314 362 380
316 364 383
318 367 385
319 368 395
327 369 396
336 370 405
338 372 407
344 374
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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.