Missing Sox

As I was pondering the nature of my collection and the focus of what I want it to be, I decided at the very minimum that I would like to have the complete Red Sox team set from every Topps base set from my birth year (1975) to current. A reasonable goal, don't you think? Turns out I'm missing a lot more cards than I realized! I decided to create this page to help me keep track of what cards are missing, and to provide any potential traders of some cards I wouldn't mind receiving in return.

I'm only listing cards from the Topps base sets now. This doesn't mean I'm not interested in other brands, inserts, parallels, etc. I'm also just listing cards from my lifetime, which doesn't preclude me from adding the Topps Red Sox cards from earlier either. I'm just starting off with my minimal expectations as a Red Sox fan and collector. Once this list whittles down to a more manageable number, I'll probably add some other cards and make this a proper want list.

1975 Topps (11)

 
8 Rogelio Moret
80 Carlton Fisk (AS)
128 Bill Lee
172 Boston Red Sox - Darrell Johnson (TC, MGR, CL)
196 1958 MVPs - Jackie Jensen / Ernie Banks (MVP)
205 1967 MVPs - Carl Yastrzemski / Orlando Cepeda (MVP)
232 Diego Segui
280 Carl Yastrzemski
333 Dick Drago
454 Doug Griffin
645 Danny Cater

1976 Topps (5)

50 Fred Lynn (ASR)
230 Carl Yastrzemski
365 Carlton Fisk
594 Andy Merchant / Ed Ott / Royle Stillman / Jerry White (RC)
597 Don Aase / Jack Kucek / Frank LaCorte / Mike Pazik (RC)*

1977 Topps - Complete!
1978 Topps - Complete!

1979 Topps (13)



2 1978 Home Run Leaders - Jim Rice / George Foster (LL)
40 Dennis Eckersley
185 Mike Torrez
349 Jim Wright (RC)
375 Bill Campbell
400 Jim Rice (AS)
480 Fred Lynn
524 Tom Burgmeier
575 Luis Tiant
597 Bob Stanley
680 Carlton Fisk (AS)
696 Andy Hassler
702 Red Sox Prospects - Joel Finch / Garry Hancock / Allen Ripley (RC)

1980 Topps - Complete!
1981 Topps - Complete!

1982 Topps (1)

162 '81 Home Run Leaders - Schmidt/Armas /Dwight Evans/Grich/Murray (LL)

1983 Topps (1)

550 Carl Yastrzemski
 
 
1984 Topps - Complete!
1985 Topps - Complete! 
1986 Topps - Complete!
1987 Topps - Complete!
1988 Topps - Complete!
1989 Topps - Complete!
1990 Topps - Complete!
1991 Topps - Complete!
1992 Topps - Complete! 
1993 Topps - Complete! 
1994 Topps  - Complete, only missing 4 print code variations


1995 Topps (4)


63 Ken Ryan
92 Gar Finnvold
119 Tony Fossas
587 Nomar Garciaparra (DPK)

1996 Topps (9)


20 Corey Jenkins (DPK)
33 Mike Macfarlane
63 Tim Naehring
91 Troy O'Leary
138 Tim Wakefield
197 Roger Clemens
211 Nomar Garciaparra (FS)
362 Jose Canseco
428 Bartolo Colon / Doug Million / Rafael Orellano / Ray Ricken (RC, PROS)

1997 Topps (3)

200 Doug Million / Damian Moss / Bobby Rodgers (RC)
293 Nomar Garciaparra
348 Jeff Suppan

1998 Topps (11)


14 Mo Vaughn
114 Steve Avery
205 Tim Naehring
256 Kerry Wood / Carl Pavano / Gil Meche (PROS)
335 Nomar Garciaparra (ASR)
338 Pedro Martinez
427 Reggie Jefferson
452 John Valentin
481 Chipper Jones / Nomar Garciaparra (IL)
485 Brian Rose / Braden Looper / Cliff Politte


1999 Topps (6)

12 Scott Hatteberg
92 Darren Bragg
157 Darren Lewis
164 John Valentin
265 Nomar Garciaparra
322 Reggie Jefferson

2000 Topps (3)
 
444 Julio Zuleta / Dernell Stenson / Jorge Toca (RC)
453 Rick Asadoorian / Vince Faison (RC)
455 Mike MacDougal / Brad Baker (RC)

2001 Topps (4)

394 Todd Helton / Nomar Garciaparra (LL)
398 Kevin Brown / Pedro Martinez (LL)
399 Randy Johnson / Pedro Martinez (LL)
743 Brandon Mims / Blake Williams (DPK, RC )

2002 Topps (11)

1 Pedro Martinez
14 David Cone
125 Manny Ramirez
197 Shea Hillenbrand
276 Darren Lewis
322 Eric Glaser (PROS, RC)
375 John Burkett
420 Nomar Garciaparra
465 Tony Clark
551 Ugueth Urbina
624 Jose Offerman

2003 Topps (23)


15 Trot Nixon
46 Ugueth Urbina
72 Rickey Henderson
132 Brian Daubach
196 Rolando Arrojo
217 Tim Wakefield
218 Derek Lowe
250 Nomar Garciaparra
265 Grady Little (MGR)
336 Derek Lowe (HL)
341 American League ERA Leaders (LL)
342 American League Strikeout Leaders (LL)
364 Derek Lowe (AS)
366 Manny Ramirez (AS)
402 Mike Timlin
411 Shea Hillenbrand
426 Bill Mueller
444 John Burkett
450 Pedro Martinez
471 Kevin Millar
494 Jeremy Giambi
550 Manny Ramirez
634 Boston Red Sox (TC)

2004 Topps (19)

17 Kevin Millar
47 Trot Nixon
106 Ramiro Mendoza
164 Bill Mueller
194 Derek Lowe
198 Byung-Hyun Kim
200 Nomar Garciaparra
213 Tim Wakefield
271 Grady Little (MGR)
303 David Murphy (FY, RC)
342 American League Strikeout Leaders (LL)
399 Gabe Kapler
405 Pedro Martinez
541 Ellis Burks
569 Mark Bellhorn
589 Mike Timlin
591 Tony Womack
623 David Ortiz
629 Keith Foulke

2005 Topps (3)

339 Manny Ramirez / Paul Konerko / David Ortiz (LL)
340 Miguel Tejada / David Ortiz / Manny Ramirez (LL)
342 Johan Santana / Pedro Martinez / Curt Schilling (LL)

2006 Topps (1)

183 Tim Wakefield

2007 Topps (7)

280 Curt Schilling
310 Jonathan Papelbon
360 David Ortiz
383 Jon Lester
413 Coco Crisp
475 Kevin Youkilis
630 Daisuke Matsuzaka (RC)

2008 Topps (3)

360 David Ortiz
386 Julio Lugo
550 Curt Schilling

2009 Topps (14)

8 Terry Francona (MGR)
28 Mike Lowell
43 American League Batting Average Leaders (LL)
77 Jed Lowrie
221 Cliff Lee / Roy Halladay / Daisuke Matsuzaka (LL, UER)
298 Jonathan Van Every
349 Justin Masterson
355 John Smoltz
386 Jonathan Papelbon
415 Josh Beckett
541 Jason Bay
579 Rocco Baldelli
619 Chris Carter
648 J.D. Drew

2010 Topps (2)

138 American League Home Run Leaders (LL)
233 American League RBI Leaders (LL)

2011 Topps (1)

124 American League Wins Leaders (LL)

2012 Topps (1)

212 Active AL Wins Leaders (AL)

2013 Topps - Complete, only missing 1 short-print

2014 Topps (2)

258 Jon Lester
475 David Ortiz

2015 Topps (2)

500 David Ortiz
650 Pablo Sandoval

2016 Topps - Complete, only missing 5 short-prints
2017 Topps - Complete, only missing 17 short-prints
2018 Topps - Complete, only missing 12 short-prints
2019 Topps - Complete, only missing 12 short-prints (Have: Fisk) 
2020 Topps - Complete, only missing 11 short-prints
2021 Topps - Complete, only missing 10 short-prints
2022 Topps - Complete, only missing 12 short-prints and 2 factory variations

2023 Topps (1)

497 Enrique Hernández

2024 Topps (10)

13 Nick Robertson (RC)
22 Rafael Devers
73 Chris Murphy (RC)
97 Alex Verdugo
104 Connor Wong
187 Joe Jacques (RC)
202 David Hamilton (RC)
228 Masataka Yoshida
288 Boston Red Sox – Team Card
316 Kutter Crawford

 
Top 10 Wants
  1. 1975 Topps  #80 Carlton Fisk (AS)
  2. 1995 Topps #587 Nomar Garciaparra (DPK)
  3. 1979 Topps #400 Jim Rice (AS)
  4. 1983 Topps #550 Carl Yastrzemski
  5. 1982 Topps #162 '81 Home Run Leaders - Schmidt/Armas /Dwight Evans/Grich/Murray (LL)
  6. 2006 Topps #183 Tim Wakefield
  7. 1998 Topps #335 Nomar Garciaparra (ASR)
  8. 2003 Topps #336 Derek Lowe (HL)
  9. 2012 Topps #212 Active AL Wins Leaders (AL)
  10. 1996 Topps #428 Bartolo Colon / Doug Million / Rafael Orellano / Ray Ricken (RC, PROS)  




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