despite acquiring and posting some pretty nice vintage stuff lately (here's a 1953 bowman color billy herman card that i picked up on the cheap),
sampler vintage topps sets to just dodger team sets, i've got a lot of spare vintage. so, why not make a trade?
now, i realize that dodger cards from the 1950's sometimes command a pretty penny. i'm not suggesting that you trade me a 1952 topps roy campanella card for a 1954 bowman fred baczewski, but you are certainly welcome to if you'd like. what i'm offering is a minimum of five-for-1 vintage deal. my top priority here would be the 1955 topps card that i'm missing.
that would be ed roebuck, because i've recently obtained the joe black,
and gil hodges
cards from the set.
i find it interesting that the cartoon on the back of hodges' card
is pretty much the same as the one on the back of jackie robinson's 1953 topps card - the subject, anyway. i guess topps figured that kids would forget that nugget of information within a couple years' time.
i found the hodges online, and picked up the black and labine cards at the card show i went to recently. when i told the dealer i was working on a 1955 topps dodger team set, he said 'hey - just like rocky. you know, the kid from the movie 'mask''. i did not know, as i had not seen that movie. a quick check of imdb does indeed show that the character was working on a '55 topps dodger team set, and while i need ed roebuck to complete the set, he needed rube walker.
anyway, i've updated my 1950's want list, and added it below. i've also updated my nefarious 9 list on the sidebar. even though there are some decidedly modern cards on the nefarious 9, i'm willing to trade vintage for them - say a minimum of 3-for-1 for the non-vintage nefarious 9 needs.
here's how it works. you find one of the cards listed below from your collection, on ebay, comc, sportlots, or uncle bill's attic and let me know that you'd like to trade. i'll send you a minimum of five cards from the 1950's (or 1960's if you prefer) in exchange. we can work out specific teams or cards if you prefer. again, if you have a high-dollar card from my list, the bounty would be higher. condition is not too much of an issue, although the labine above is probably as bad as i'd want to go on some of these cards.
here's the list of cards i need from the 1950's:
1950 bowman - 21 reese, 22 robinson, 23 newcombe, 58 furillo, 59 branca, 75 campanella, 76 barney, 77 snider, 112 hodges, 113 hermanski, 166 hatton, 167 roe, 194 cox, 222 morgan, 223 russell, 224 banta
1951 bowman - 7 hodges, 31 campanella, 32 snider, 56 branca, 80 reese, 117 miksis, 118 roe, 189 palica, 190 hatton, 260 erskine, 299 king
1951 topps red and blue backs - blue 42 edwards, blue 48 cox, red 16 roe, red 38 snider
1952 bowman - 8 reese, 44 campanella, 128 newcombe, 224 schmitz, 240 loes
1952 topps - 1 pafko, 20 loes, 36 hodges, 51 russell, 66 roe, 188 podbielan, 198 haugstad, 250 erskine, 273 palica, 314 campanella, 319 walker, 320 rutherford, 321 black, 326 shuba, 333 reese, 342 labine, 355 morgan, 365 lavagetto, 377 dressen, 389 wade, 390 nelson, 394 herman, 395 pitler, 396 williams
1953 bowman black & white - 26 roe, 52 branca, 60 cox
1953 bowman color - 14 loes, 46 campanella, 117 snider, 124 dressen, 129 meyer, 145 shuba
1953 topps - 76 reese, 134 walker, 255 howell, 258 gilliam, 263 podres, 272 antonello
1954 bowman - 10 erskine, 58 reese, 90 campanella, 122 furillo, 138 hodges, 154 newcombe, 170 snider, 186 meyer, 202 shuba, 218 roe
1955 topps - 195 roebuck
and you can see a sampling of the cards available for trade by checking out these posts and looking at the non-dodgers in them. here are some other cards from 1953 and 1954 that would be available as well.