OK I'm giving into peer pressure here. Other bloggers have a list of their most desired cards, their "White Whales", their "Elusive Eight" or what-not. Each blogger uses a different term for them to try to make their list unique. I think one blogger may have made a challenge ages ago and set a trend for card bloggers to help out with these lists by sending another blogger one of their listed cards gratis. These are lists of the cards they are currently looking 'near and far', 'high and low' for. For some they have been looking for these cards to complete a set, or fulfill some collecting desire for many many years. For some it maybe only the last couple of hours because they discovered a new set to seek.
I am joining this Qard Quest. I've decided to make it a Top Ten, I could have made it a small five or perhaps a dozen or a large 20, but 10 I think is just about right for this thing. I'm calling it "CaptKirk42's Coveted 10". OK maybe I'll think of a better name later on, but I wanted use some kind of alliteration with the title.
I will try not to make this a list of all super expensive very hard to get vintage cards because then I would never be able to update and change the list. I'm not even sure what my real top ten most hunted are at this particular moment. The list will start off in no particular order, but as I get cards from the list I will remove the one I got and add a new card to the bottom of the list. That way eventually they will sort of be in a most desired order of preference. For now they will mostly be baseball as that is the sport I most collect and my checklists are more updated on.
One card I could add to this list is the infamous 2012 Topps Series 2 - 661 Bryce Harper Nationals Super Stupidly Stymieing Short-Print Card. (or even the 2012 Topps Archives 241 Bryce Harper Nationals ALSO Stupid Short Print) I want to add it and maybe one day will, but at this time I don't think many collectors would part with it for free or for a very reasonable price. Even before it was printed it was being pervertedly overpriced in the $hundred$ and those who are fortunate enough to pull one from a pack if they don't want it for their collection just see Dollar signs and toss them up on Ebay for Thousands or at least a minimum of hundreds. Sometimes it really sucks being a Nationals fan when they have had the number one draft pick for a ton of years in a row and the guy is a Super Phenom.
Another card I could put on the list but is probably too valuable for some is the 1982 Topps Baseball Traded 82T Cal Ripken Jr. RC Orioles.
I'm curious if the 2008 Topps David Wright with Mr. Met is a real card or one of those blogiverse custom jobs. i thikn it was a real one for the Topps Education program thing they did for retail stores. If it is a legit card then I also want that one.
Here is the Inaugural list:
- 1968 Topps Baseball Game Insert 5 Harmon Killebrew Twins (To upgrade my current copy that has a black X marked on the back that bleeds a little through to the front)
- 1970 Fleer Laughlin World Series 4 Tigers vs. Cubs 1907 WS
- 1962 Topps Baseball 88 Ralph Houk MG Yankees (Yogi Berra in Background)
- 1975 Topps Baseball 220 Don Sutton Dodgers (thought I had it but just have the mini)
- 1973 Topps Baseball Baltimore Orioles Team Blue Checklist card (unmarked)
- 2011 UD Goodwin Champions 89 Alexander Ovechkin (Hockey) Capitals
- 2008-09 UD Legends Masterpieces Hockey 86 Mario Lemieux Penguins
- 2011 Topps Lineage Stand-Up TS2 Ryan Zimmerman Nationals
- 2008 Allen & Ginter Auto AGA-AF Andrea Farina (Rock/Scissors/Paper Champ) I have a relic version I can trade for
- 1975 Topps Baseball Mini 140 Steve Garvey AS Dodgers