Collecting Goals

Player Collections:

Minnie Miñoso

Elmer Valo

Wayne Terwilliger

Tex Clevenger

The Alous (Felipe, Matty, Jesus, and sometimes Moises)
Felipe: junk wax era / more recent  manager cards still needed.
Jesus:  '75 Topps mini (and any oddballs)
Matty:  any Crazy oddballs?
All Three Together: 1975 SSPC #42

Harmon Killebrew

Dave Winfield

Kennys Vargas -

*** Looking for all his 2015 Topps Series 1 Parallels. Still Needed: Acetate (#'d /10), Factory Set Orange Foil insert and Printing Plates I guess if those are attainable,  Opening Day Black 1/1 (yeah right) and Opening Day Printing Plates (4 different 1/1s, yeah right X 4) UPDATE -- Topps Chrome is out - if you find  Orange /25 or Superfractor /1 parallels of Vargas, I'm interested!!! ***

Kirby Puckett

Jim Thome

Rickey Henderson

Manny Ramirez

Kenny Lofton

Pedro Martinez

David Wells

Satchel Paige

Buck O'Neil

Barry Bonds

Eddie Murray

Larry Walker

Brad Radke

Boof Bonser

Carl Pavano

Jose Berrios

Eddie Rosario

LaTroy Hawkins

Denard Span

Adrian Beltre

Saint Paul/Minneapolis/TC Area Natives:

Dave Winfield, Paul Molitor, Joe Mauer, Jack Morris, Pat Neshek, Glen Perkins, Kent Hrbek, Chick Gandil, Walt Moryn, Brad Hand, Josh Johnson, Aaron Sele, Mark Hamburger

Minnesota Natives:

Chief Bender, Bullet Joe Bush, Roger Maris, Rip Repulski, Terry Steinbach, Jim Eisenreich, Wes Westrum

Twins Retired Numbers:

Killebrew - 3 , Tony Oliva - 6 , Tom Kelly (mgr.) - 10, Kent Hrbek - 14, Bert Blyleven - 28, Rod Carew - 29, Puckett - 34 - (and sure, Jackie Robinson, too - 42)


Colt .45s (specifically cards that feature the "smoking gun" uniform)

Minnesota Twins

Minneapolis Millers

General oddities:

Commemorative Patches (example from my collection: 1977 Topps Mike Schmidt has the Liberty Bell Bicentennial patch on his sleeve - not currently looking for Memorial patches honoring a deceased player)

***Vintage*** Players wearing Sunglasses (it's a little too common on modern cards to keep up with)

Players at the bat rack

Non-baseball players playing baseball (example from my collection: 1990 Score Traded Eric Lindros)

Donruss Diamond Kings - will be making a separate page for this at some point with a better defined want list. NOTE : I have completed all of the 1980's sets.

Barry Sanders

Kevin Garnett

Hockey: Cards that feature someone holding the Stanley Cup.


  1. drop me an email, jfmjr1 at aol dot com. i need someone who can use my twins cards.

  2. Commemorative patches and bat rack - those are the kinds of oddballs that will stick in my head when I sort cards.

    1. It's all thanks to the 1957 Elmer Valo card that I got into collecting players at the bat rack.
      The patches were more recent- I was reading a book about the 1976 season and there was a section about how they players were all wearing Bicentennial patches or patches for the World's Fair, or patches for the Olympics (Expos).


    1. I do - I will send you an E-mail with a list of the ones I still need from those years - I have doubles and triples of some now, so likewise if you are building Diamond Kings, we might have some for each other...

  4. Hello! I ran across your blog from a link with LIFETIME TOPPS PROJECT. I'm also in MN and collecting Diamond Kings. Do you have a list of the ones you need for the 90s?

    1. Hi thanks for stopping by. I don't have a list right now but I need to make one, I will set that as a goal for this weekend. I will post it above.