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Slinger 02-10-2018 10:37 PM

Looking for a small set to collect. Suggestions?
 
I am looking for ideas on short sets/subsets that I can collect that are pre 1970. Age doesn't matter as long as it's 69 and earlier. Pre or Post War makes no difference to me.

Looking for sets of 10-20-30 cards or so. Those are easier for me to realistically complete. Like the Topps Game and Deckle for example. Sets in the hundreds are just too much at this time.

Also looking for cards to be regular/standard size OR smaller, so no large cards please. (I don't like trying to store oversized cards at this time)

Thanks for all the ideas and pointers. I really appreciate the wealth of knowledge here on this forum! I am learning daily.


UPDATED:
So far, the suggestions are as follows that I am considering (keep em coming):

1909 E95 (25 cards)
1910 E93 (30)
1932 US Caramel (32)
1933 DeLong (24)
1936 Goudey (25)
1948 Bowman (48)
1954 Red Heart (33)
1960 Bazooka (36)
1961 Golden Press (33)
1968 Topps 3-D (12)
1969 Nabisco Team Flakes (24)
1969 Topps Super (66)

jfkheat 02-10-2018 11:10 PM

Have you thought about one of the subsets within the regular Topps sets? I did the 1960s Topps All Star subsets. There are other subsets in quite a few regular sets. There is also the 33 card 1954 Red Heart Dog Food set.
James

Jenx34 02-10-2018 11:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Slinger (Post 1746983)
I am looking for ideas on short sets/subsets that I can collect that are pre 1970. Age doesn't matter as long as it's 69 and earlier. Pre or Post War makes no difference to me.

Looking for sets of 10-20-30 cards or so. Those are easier for me to realistically complete. Like the Topps Game and Deckle for example. Sets in the hundreds are just too much at this time.

Thanks for all the ideas and pointers. I really appreciate the wealth of knowledge here on this forum! I am learning daily.

I have most of the '68 Topps Game set including some duplicates. Off the top of my head, I think Hank Aaron is the only major star I don't have. Condition on them varies. The best is probably Mantle and it is on its way to PSA as I type. The others are raw and again, condition varies. Let me know if you'd like to see some.

Chris

hcv123 02-10-2018 11:14 PM

Not sure about budget, but.......
 
The 1968 Topps 3-D set is small (12 cards) and Stunning!

1967 Pirates and Red Sox Stickers

Neal 02-10-2018 11:15 PM

1954 Red Heart is a nice looking set - 33 cards with some 50s star power. Arguably the best looking Mantle ever made

Some other ideas would be all-star sets, 1961 MVPs, or 1968 Topps Game

TheNightmanCometh 02-10-2018 11:23 PM

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Originally Posted by jfkheat (Post 1746988)
Have you thought about one of the subsets within the regular Topps sets? I did the 1960s Topps All Star subsets. There are other subsets in quite a few regular sets. There is also the 33 card 1954 Red Heart Dog Food set.
James

If I wasn't so Braves focused, I would totally do a 1964 Topps team card subset run. The colors pop really nice on those bad boys.

Bigdaddy 02-11-2018 12:39 AM

I'll second the 54 Redheart set.

Also, the '64 Topps Giants set. Awesome photos and very reasonably priced. You can pick up a Mantle for <$40. I'm currently working on an autographed set of these, though I doubt I'll ever complete it.

And don't overlook the Fleer Ted Williams set.

Slinger 02-11-2018 12:44 AM

Man I love this forum. You guys are great!

I'm going to look into the:

54 Red Heart
68 Topps 3-D

The 59 Fleer Williams set and the 64 Giants set will be for further down the road. Too big a card count that I want to chase at the moment.

Thanks for all the advice and keep em coming!!

jasonc 02-11-2018 06:01 AM

You could always do your favorite team? If they won the world series that year, that could be a particular year. Just a suggestion.

Good Luck

robkas68 02-11-2018 06:25 AM

small sets
 
The all-star sub-sets are great since you are get just stars and hofers and they are very cheap. I actually have two for sale 1969 and 1970 right now for under $100. The late 60's all stars you can put together for $100 to $200 in decent shape and I sold a 1959 all-star set for about $350 a few months ago. Deckle Edge and Topps game card are pretty easy too.

If you want a bigger challenge, 1964 Stand Ups. Also 1941 Play Ball is only 72 cards. It is going to cost you a few thousand dollars because of Dimaggio and Williams, but it is a set you can put together in months rather than years.


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