Monday, March 16, 2015

Continuing Set Build 1974: Expos O's and Team Cards Sub-Sets

UPdated: 24 April 2015: Finished Expos and Orioles teams.

It's been over 40 years in the making and it is still "in progress", like 99% of all my set "builds" from my childhood. One of my all-time fave Baseball sets is 1974 Topps. I have made one step more toward finishing that 660 card set. Well actually there are something like 678 including some error correction variations. Maybe I'd have better luck building the O-Pee-Chee set?

The little steps that will help fill in the complete set. I have slowly been working toward and with some orders from sportlots in an effort to complete some of those little steps in the form of team sets.

So now I have an almost complete Expos team set: 29/29 (30/30 w/Team Checklist) Dang 4 player rookie cards.

No Number (15) Team Checklist
25 Ken Singleton
49 Steve Renko
73 Mike Marshall
97 Bob Bailey
121 Larry Lintz RC
146 Ron Fairly
169 Steve Rogers RC
193 Tom Walker
208 League Leaders: Leading Fireman: John Hiller Tigers and Mike Marshall Expos
217 Tim Foli
253 John Boccabella
275 Ron Hunt
297 Hal Breeden
322 Ernie McAnally
352 Bill Stoneman
377 Ron Woods
412  Chuck Taylor
437 Jim Lyttle
453 Balor Moore
468 Pepe Frias
485 Felipe Alou
508 Montreal Expos Team Card
531 Gene Mauch MGR
549 Mike Jorgensen
568 Mike Torrez
589 Boots Day
600 Rookie Infielders: Ron Cash Tigers, Jim Cox Expos, Bill Madlock Cubs, Reggie Sanders Tigers RC
603 Rookie Catchers: Barry Foote Expos, Tom Lunstedt Cubs, Charlie Moore Brewers, and Sergio Robles Oroles RC
653 Bob Stinson

Orioles team set: Almost complete 30/30 (31/31 w/team checklist)

No Number (2) Team Checklist
16 Baltimore Orioles Team Card
40 Jim Palmer
68 Grant Jackson
92 Paul Blair
109 Bobby Grich
137 Al Bumbry
160 Brooks Robinson
187 Don Baylor
206 ERA Leaders: Jim Palmer, Tom Seaver (Mets)
235 Dave McNally
259 Bob Reynolds
282 Doyle Alexander
306 Earl Weaver MGR
329 Marc Belanger
334 All-Star Third Basemen: Brooks Robinson, Ron Santo (Cubs)
353 Rich Coggins
375 Earl Williams
396 Tommie Davis
411 Frank Baker
436 Don Hood RC
460 Boog Powell
488 Andy Etchebarren
509 Jesse Jefferson
534 Eddie Watt
560 Mike Cuellar
585 Merv Rettenmond
596 Rookie Pitchers: Wayne Garland, Fred Holdsworth (Tigers), Mark Littell (Royals), Dick Pole (Red Sox) RC
603 Rookie Catchers: Barry Foote (Expos), Tom Lunstedt (Cubs), Charlie Moore (Brewers), Sergio Robles RC
606 Rookie Outfielders:  Jim Fuller, Wilbur Howard (Brewers), Tommy Smith (Indians), Otto Velez (Yankees)
348 Terry Crowley

Padres team set: (Plus 15 "Washington Padres" the Washington National League set) 25/26 (w/out Wash and w/out Team Checklist) 26/27 (w/Team Checklist but still without Wash) 40/41 (w/Wash w/out Team Checklist) (41/42 w/Wash and Team Checklist)

No Number (21) Team Checklist
32a Johnny Grubb RC (SD)
32b Johnny Grubb RC (Wash)
53a Fred Kendall (SD)
53b Fred Kendall (Wash)
77a Rich Troedson (SD)
77b Roch Troedson (Wash)
102a Bill Greif (SD)
102b Bill Greif (Wash)
125a Nate Colbert (SD)
125b Nate Colbert (Wash)
148a Dave Hilton (SD)
148b Dave Hilton (Wash)
173a Randy Jones RC (SD)
173b Randy Jones RC (Wash)
197a Vicente Romo (SD)
197b Vicente Romo (Wash)
226a San Diego Padres Team Card (SD)
226b Washington National League Team Card (Wash)
241a Glenn Beckert (SD) - Pictured in Cubs Uni
241b Glenn Beckert (Wash) - Pictured in Cubs Uni
250a Willie McCovey (SD)
250b Willie McCovey (Wash)
309a Dave Roberts (SD)
309b Dave Roberts (Wash)
364a Cito Gaston (SD)
364b Cito Gaston (Wash)
387a Rich Morales (SD)
387b Rich Morales (Wash)
406 Steve Arlin
430 Matty Alou
456 Dave Winfield RC
498 Pat Corrales
518 Darrel Thomas
535 Bob Tolan
546 Mike Corkins
572 Enzo Hernandez
599a Rookie Pitchers: Ron Doirio Phillies, Dave Freisleben Washington, Frank Riccelli Giants, Greg Shanahan Dodgers
599b Rookie Pitchers: Ron Doirio Phillies, Dave Freisleben Padres (Large Print), Frank Riccelli Giants, Greg Shanahan Dodgers
599c Rookie Pitchers: Ron Doirio Phillies, Dave Freisleben Padres (Small Print), Frank Riccelli Giants, Greg Shanahan Dodgers
628 Ivan Murrell
651 Leron Lee

With Card #599 I think I have the small print version of the Padres variation, I'm not 100% sure as it is hard to tell sometimes the difference between large and small fonts on these weird variations.

*Bonus Card (sort of) 258 Jerry Morales Cubs (Pictured in Padres Uniform) 27/28 (42/43)

Team Cards set: 24/24 (25/25 w/Wash)

16 Baltimore Orioles
36 St. Louis Cardinals
56  New York Mets
74 Minnesota Twins
94  Detroit Tigers
114 California Angels
154 Houston Astros
184 Texas Rangers
211 Chicago Cubs
226a San Diego Padres
226b Washington National League
246 Oakland Athletics
281 San Francisco Giants
314 Milwaukee Brewers
343 Kansas City Royals
363 New York Yankees
383 Philadelphia Phillies
416 Chicago White Sox
459 Cincinnati Reds
483 Atlanta Braves
508 Montreal Expos
541 Cleveland Indians
567 Boston Red Sox
626 Pittsburgh Pirates
643 Los Angeles Dodgers

Team Checklist Cards set: 24/24
These checklists like the previous year's 1973 Team Checklists are not numbered. The Fronts are similar except they have Red Borders the '73s had Blue Borders. Some I have unmarked and some marked (need to double check if I have all of them unmarked) some I have duplicates of. I'd like to have all of them unmarked someday.

(1) Atlanta Braves
(2) Baltimore Orioles
(3) Boston Red Sox
(4) California Angels
(5) Chicago Cubs
(6) Chicago White Sox
(7) Cincinnati Reds
(8) Cleveland Indians
(9) Detroit Tigers
(10) Houston Astros
(11) Kansas City Royals
(12) Los Angeles Dodgers
(13) Milwaukee Brewers
(14) Minnesota Twins
(15) Montreal Expos
(16) New York Mets
(17) New York Yankees
(18) Oakland Athletics
(19) Philadelphia Phillies
(20) Pittsburgh Pirates
(21) San Diego Padres
(22) San Francisco Giants
(23) St. Louis Cardinals
(24) Texas Rangers

Next baby steps complete the "Ex-Senators", Twins and Rangers Team sets:

Twins Team Set: 20/32 (21/33 w/Team Checklist)

No Number (14) Team Checklist
26 Bill Campbell RC
50 Rod Carew
74 Minnesota Twins Team Card
98 Bert Blyleven
122 Jim Holt
143 Dick Woodson
168 Danny Thompson
190 Tony Oliva
201 Batting Leaders: Rod Care Twins, Pete Rose Reds
232 Steve Brye
249 George Mitterwald
271 Bill Hands
296 Ray Corbin
321 Steve Braun
333 All Star Second Basemen: Rod Carew Twins, Joe Morgan Reds
366 Larry Hisle
388 Phil Roof
400 Harmon Killebrew
421 Dan Fife RC
447 Frank Quillici MGR
469 Joe Decker
481 Jerry Terrell RC
503 Eric Soderholm
527 Bobby Darwin
547 Glenn Borgmann
573 Mike Adams RC
592 Ed Bane RC
602 Rookie Pitchers: Glenn Abbott Athletics, Rick Henninger Rangers, Craig Swan Mets, Dan Yossler Twins
605 Rookie Pitchers: Vic Albury Twins, Ken Frailing White Sox, Kevin Kobel Brewers, Frank Tanana Angels
613 Dan Mozon
636 Dave Goltz
659 Joe Liz

Rangers Team Set:20/29 (21/30 w/Team Checklist)

No Number (24) Team Checklist
11 Jim Bibby
39 Ken Suarez
63 Bill Sudakis
87 Fergie Jenkins
89 Jackie Brown
107 Alex Johnson
133 David Clyde RC
184 Texas Rangers Team Card
196 Jim Fergosi
223 Jeff Burroughs
242 Bill Gogolewski
268 Tom Grieve
294 Steve Faucault RC
318 Jim Merritt
355 Dave Nelson
379 Billy Martin MGR
401 Elliott Maddox
425 Pete Broberg
446 Len Randle
466 Dick Billings
511 Toby Harrah
539 Lloyd Allen
558 Bill Fahey
580 Jim Spencer
597 Rookie Shortstops: Dave Chalk Angels, John Gamble Tigers, Pete Mackanin Rangers, Manny Trillo Athletics
602 Rookie Pitchers: Glenn Abbott Athletics, Rick Henninger Rangers, Craig Swan Mets, Dan Yossler Twins
618 Jim Mason
639 Joe Lovitto
657 Jim Shellenback

Checklists: 2/5
126 Cards 1-132
263 Cards 133-264
273 Cards 265-396
414 Cards 397-528
637 Cards 529-660

When I finally COMPLETE these teams I think I will show them off. Til then I am just showing the samples from above. While scanning the cards for this post I noticed some previously unseen or forgotten paper loss damage to my Brooksie card back:

 Not only is there enough loss that you can't read his first few HR and RBI stats but the top of AVG column top is hanging on to dear life.

Over all for the complete set I am at 61% almost 62% complete.

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