Before I get going head long into my vacation posts, just a quick thanks to reader Will. Before we left for vacation, Will offered and sent all the CMC cards I needed to complete the set, except three.
Before Will got to my want list, I needed a total of 48 cards to complete the CMC set, including a couple of the key cards, the Juan Gonzalez and Steve Avery cards.
Will is an avid collector of minor league baseball cards himself, including the CMC set. He was actually trying to finish the set and I had the cards he needed and sent them off to him.
Thanks again Will!
Actually, Will brought my list down to four. I just brought it down to three myself. It turns out one of the cards I needed, I already had. Number 661. It turns out there is no actual 661, but two numbered 660. Mario Brito and Brian Barnes are both numbered 660. The master checklist I've been working off of, which notes other misnumbered cards, didn't have this one down. It looks like Barnes should have been the actual 661.
And I think I may have gotten behind on other thanks. Jason, DaClyde from Clyde's Stale Cards, sent along 12 last month. Bo at Baseball Cards Come to Life! has helped, as has Nick at Baseball Happenings. Kerry at Cards on Cards helped out, too. Then there was reader Shawn back in May, demolishing my want list by 87.
So, anyway, with the thanks out of the way, my want list has dwindled to just three: 6 Scott Medvin; 471 Rick Adair; and 798 Rob Maurer.
If anybody has those three, let me know.
The haul from Will: 13 - Dann Bilardello; 54 - Travis Chambers; 55 - Chris Marchok; 59 - Richard Thompson; 73 - Jose Castro; 76 - Shawn Boskie; 101 - Scott Arnold; 133 - Rob Lopez; 134 - Keith Brown; 166 - Nick Capra; 167 - Juan Gonzalez; 258 - Joe Johnson; 262 - John Flaherty; 277 - Steve Avery; 297 - John Mizerock; 353 - Kevin Brown; 386 - Mike Schwabe; 390 - Phil Ouellette; 396 - Scott Lusader; 451 - Dan Warthen; 456 - Efrain Valdez; 461 - Beau Allred; 466 - Tom Magrann; 505 - Matt Maysey; 512 - Rich Rodriguez; 520 - Tom Levasseur; 538 - Mike Kingery; 543 - Craig Colbert; 547 - Tony Perezchica; 561 - Park Pittman; 592 - Eric Fox; 628 - Wilson Alvarez; 636 - C.L. Penigar; 687 - Scott Lawrenson; 717 - Dan Rambo; 737 - Gary Wilson; 792 - Chris Myers; 794 - Mike McDonald; 803 - Kim Batiste; 804 - Dan Peltier; 806 - Tom Fischer; 838 - Tim Leiper; 875 - Brian Ahern; 876 - Eddie Taubensee