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This document was based on a similar policy used by SABR.

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Participants at Baseball Fever are required to adhere to these principles, which are outlined in this section.
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    here are some old cards that i want to trade away, because well i just dont really want them. its a long list but here they are:

    •1984 Topps-Bob Horner-760-
    •1987 Topps-Jim Acker-407-
    •1988 Topps-Ted Simmons-791-
    •1988 Fleer-Ken Oberkfell-545-
    •1991 Donruss-Ron Gant-517-
    •1991 Topps-Gene Nelson-316-
    •1991 Topps-Dave Stewart-580-
    •1992 Leaf Series 1 Gold Edition-Mark Lemke-94-
    •1992 Upper Deck-Greg Olson-187-
    •1993 Fleer-David Nied-9-
    •1993 Upper Deck Collectors Choice- Greg Olson-221-
    •1994 Upper Deck Collectors Choice-Gregg Olson-368-
    •1982 Topps-Jose Morales-648-
    •1988 Topps-Eric Bell-383-
    •1988 Topps-Mike Boddicker-725-
    •1989 Donruss-Eddie Murray-96-
    •1991 Topps-Craig Worthington-73-
    •1992 Fleer Ultra-Chris Holles-495-
    •1993 Fleer-Glenn Davis-164-
    •1984 Topps-Craig Lefferts-99-
    •1986 Topps-Brian Dayett-284-
    •1988 Topps-Bob Tewksbury-593-
    •1988 Fleer-Shawon Dunston-419-
    •1988 Fleer-Wade Rowdon-430-
    •1988 Donruss-Frank DiPino-570-
    •1989 Topps-Steve Wilson-131T-
    •1990 Score-Marvell Wynne-337-
    •1991 Fleer-Doug Dascenzo-418-
    •1993 Fleer-Rick Wilkins-28-
    •1994 Donruss “The Leaf Set”-Jose Guzman-186-
    •1981 Fleer-Lamar Johnson-350-
    •1988 Donruss-Fred Manrique-493-
    •1988 Topps-Team Leaders-321--
    •1988 Topps-Gary Redus-657-
    •1988 Topps-Jim Fregosi-714-
    •1993 Fleer-Ron Karkovice-205-
    •1987 Topps-Tom Browning-65-
    •1988 Topps-Tom Browning-577-
    •1988 Score-TerryMcGriff-281-
    •1989 Donruss-Ron Robinson-308-
    •1990 Fleer-Todd Benzinger-413-
    •1990 Fleer-Norm Charlton-416-
    •1990 Fleer-Eric Davis-417-
    •1993 Fleer-Steve Foster-33-
    •1993 Fleer-Hal Morris-37-
    •1993 Fleer-Eric Karros-64-
    •1998 Fleer Tradition-Sean Casey-409-
    •1999 Fleer Tradition-Danny Graves-317-
    •1989 Score-Greg Swindell-282-
    •1991 Fleer Ultra-Mark Whiten-U-21-
    •1984 Topps-Dan Petry-147-
    •1984 Topps-Doug Bair-536-
    •1987 Topps- Sparky Anderson-218-
    •1989 Donruss-Jack Morris-234-
    •1990 Score-Scott Lusader-575-
    •1991 Upper Deck-Mike Heath-318-
    •1992 Fleer Ultra-Lou Whitaker-65-
    •1995 Upper Deck Collectors Choice “Tribute”-Lou Whitaker-144-
    •1981 Topps-Paul Splittorff-218-
    •1982 Topps-Rance Mulliniks-104-
    •1984 Topps-Amos Otis-655-
    •1986 Topps-Greg Pryor-773-
    •1987 Topps-Dennis Leonard-38-
    •1987 Topps-Buddy Biancalana-554-
    •1988 Score-Dan Quisenberry-290-
    •1988 Topps-Ed Hearn-56-
    •1988 Topps-Jerry Don Gleaton-116-
    •1988 Topps-John Davis-672-
    •1988 Fleer-Steve Farr-256-
    •1989 Fleer-Frank White-297-
    •1993 Fleer-Ken Koslofski-240-
    •1984 Topps-Bob Clark-626-
    •1988 Topps-Dick Schofield-43-(bent)
    •1988 Topps-Chuck Finley-99-
    •1989 Donruss-Mike Witt-372-
    •1995 Score-Chris Turner-30-
    •1998 Fleer Sport Illustrated “Extra Editio”-Jason Dickson-30 or 144 (not sure)-
    •1987 Topps-Dave Anderson-73-
    •1988 Orel Hershiser-40-
    •1988 Topps-Tim Crews-57-
    •1988 Topps-Fernando Valenzuela-780-(bent)
    •1989 Donruss-Fernando Valenzuela-250-(bent)
    •1989 Donruss-Jeff Hamilton-550-
    •1989 Donruss-Orel Hershiser (59 and counting)-648-
    •1990 Donruss-Mike Scioscia-316-
    •1990 Score-Lenny Harris-23-
    •1990 Score-Mike Gibson-487-
    •1982 Topps-Larry Hisle-93-
    •1984 Topps-Team Checklist-726-
    •1987 Topps-Chris Bosio-448-
    •1988 Topps-Rick Manning-441-
    •1988 Fleer-Juan Castillo-159-
    •1989 Score-Dale Sveum-256-
    •1990 Donruss-Paul Molitor-103-
    •1990 Donruss-George Canale-699-
    •1992 Donruss-Don August-140-
    •1992 Fleer Ultra-Paul Molitor-81-
    •1993 The Lead Set Series 2-Dave Milsson-327-
    •1997 Donruss-Paul Molitor-BC-3-
    •1997 Fleer Ultra-Chuck Carr-427
    •1981 Fleer-Doug Corbett-555-
    •1987 Topps-Billy Beane-114-
    •1992 Fleer Ultra-J.T. Bruett-229-
    •1993 Fleer-Rick Aguilera-261-
    •1982 Topps-Dan Briggs-102-
    •1987 Topps-Randy St.Claire-467-
    •1988 Topps-Andres Galarraga-25-
    •1988 Topps-Jeff Reed-176-
    •1991 Topps 1990 Rookies-Chris Nabholz-21 of 33-
    •1993 Fleer-John Vander Wal-80-
    •1987 Topps-Roger McDowell-185-
    •1988 Topps-Rafael Santana-233-
    •1988 Topps-Randy Myers-412-
    •1988 Score-Keith Miller Rookie Prospect-639-(2)
    •1984 Topps-Rick Langford-629-
    •1988 Topps-Luis Polonia-238-
    •1989 Topps-Dave Otto-131-
    •1988 Topps-Gene Nelson-621-
    •1990 Topps-Walt Weiss-165-
    •1990 Upper Deck-Felix Jose-228-
    •1991 Upper Deck-Dave Henderson-108-
    •1992 Nova by Star-Jose Canseco-93-
    •1993 Donruss Series 2-Bob Welch-579-
    •1982 Topps-Greg Gross-
    •1987 Topps-Steve Jeltz-294-
    •1987 Topps-Milt Thompson-409-
    •1987 Topps-Bruce Ruffin-499-
    •1988 Topps-Luis Aguayo-356-
    •1988 Topps-Darren Daulton-468-
    •1988 Rookies-Ricky Jordan-14 of 22-
    •1990 Score-Steve Jeltz-421-
    •1990 Donruss-Mike Maddux-312-
    •1991 Upper Deck-Chuck Malone-649-
    •1993 Fleer-Terry Mulholland-106-
    •1984 Topps-Rich Herner-433-
    •1986 Topps-Rick Rhoden-232-
    •1987 Topps-Sid Bream-35-
    •1988 Topps-Brian Fisher-193-
    •1988 Score-Jeff Robinson-439
    •1991 Score-Doug Drabek-878-
    •1993 Fleer-Jose Lind-115-
    •1987 Topps-LaMarr Hoyt-275-
    •1988 Topps-Joey Cora-91-
    •1988 Topps-John Kruk-596-
    •1989 Donruss-Lance McCullers-129-
    •1990 Score-Benny Santiago-454-
    •1991 Donruss-Jack Clark-618-
    •1994 Fleer Ultra-Ray McDavid (Rookie)-582-
    •1982 Topps-Jeff Leonard-47-
    •1984 Topps-Joel Youngblood-727-
    •1984 Topps-Jeff Leonard-748-
    •1988 Topps- Team Leaders-276-
    •1989 Donruss-Will Clark (MVP)-BC-22-
    •1990 Score-Kelly Downs-534-
    •1992 JimmyDean-Will Clark-7 of 18-
    •1992 Topps-Scott Garrelts-558-
    •1993 Fleer-Trevor Wilson-162-
    •1984 Topps-Bill Caudill-769-
    •1987 Topps-Alvin Davis-235-
    •1988 Topps-Jerry Reed-332-
    •1989 Topps-Jim Snyder (team checklist)-44-
    •1989 Donruss-Edgar Martinez-645-(2)
    •1990 Score-Randy Johnson-415-
    •1990 Donruss-Alvin Davis-109-
    •1990 Donruss-Jay Buhner-448-
    •1993 Fleer-Dave Fleming-306-
    •1993 Fleeer-Dave Cochorane-671-
    •1993 Score- Dave Flemming-135-
    •1993 Topps-Erik Hanson-342-
    •1993 Topps-Jamie McAndrew-412-
    •1984 Topps-George Hendrick-540-
    •1984 Topps-Joaquin Andujar-785-
    •1987 Topps-Tom Herr-721-
    •1988 Fleer-Bill Dawley-29-
    •1988 Fleer-Jim Lindeman-39-
    •1988 Topps-Jack Clark-100-
    •1989 Topps-Curt Ford-132-
    •1989 Fleer-Danny Cox-447-
    •1990 Donruss-Vince Coleman-
    •1981 Fleer-Doc Medich-627-
    •1988 Topps-Mike Loynd-319-
    •1988 Topps-Jose Guzman-563-
    •1988 Fleer-Edwin Correa-464-
    •1988 Donruss-Jimmy Key-72-
    •1988 Donruss-Bobby Witt-101-
    •1992 Fleer-Jose Guzman-306-
    •1980 Topps-Tom Buskey-506-
    •1984 Topps-Jesse Barfield-488-
    •1988 Topps-Jesse Barfield-140-
    •1991 Upper Deck-Joe Carter-765-
    •1991 Upper Deck-Candy Maldonado-28F-

    i just started collecting so i dont have any GU's or auto's and i am looking to trade away a lot of cards for a few of those. besides that i am looking for red sox players from whenever. john smoltz cards, and alan trammell cards. please pm me or repsond to this post if you see anything you want.
    "Original sin wasn't when Eve ate the apple, but when those damn unicorns didn't get on the ark"- Haley Murphy Morrill (2/14/92 - 9/26/07)

    ^^this was the last status update that Haley had on her facebook page^^

    Haley you will always be in my heart <
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