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Old 05-31-2018, 05:56 AM
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The 1983 Topps 1952 reprint set is very nice. I have one and enjoy looking at it as much as I would a real one.
The 1983 reprint set -- which is indeed very nice -- is older now (35 years) than the 1952 set was (31 years) when the reprint set came out.
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Old 05-31-2018, 07:47 AM
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Thanks George. I was around for both so this makes me feel old twice
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Old 05-31-2018, 04:32 PM
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I think going to tackle the 1951 bowman first.
My impression is the high cards are more doable.
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Old 05-31-2018, 04:44 PM
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I think going to tackle the 1951 bowman first.
My impression is the high cards are more doable.
You got that right - low grade 52T high commons go for nearly a magnitude more than 51B highs in cost though I suspect that is mostly a reflection of the popularity of the Topps cards rather than the scarcity which I suspect is similar. And, each set has a pair of RCs in the high series that'll really set you back a bit financially.
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Old 05-31-2018, 04:58 PM
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I think the giant size picture cards really pop, though 51 bowman has its winning shots. Mays and mantle horizontal!
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Old 06-01-2018, 07:43 AM
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How hard is it to put together a low grade set?
Obviously I know where the mantle trades. What about difficulty of the rest of set?
Nothing to really add to what has already been said, but I am slowly working away at the set.
High numbers are pricey and that is likely the reason why I'll never finish it, but I still enjoy adding to it when I can.
Good luck with your 51 collecting.
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Old 06-02-2018, 04:04 PM
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I was breezing along with the 1951 Bowman set until Mays / Mantle. I still need these two cards for the set, and no help in sight! Good luck and bring $$$$$$.
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Old 06-02-2018, 06:30 PM
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The best advice I ever received was to buy the expensive cards early, if not first. There are many “near sets” out there that will never be completed.

Hard to do, but once done, the rest is a piece of cake.

Bill
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Old 06-03-2018, 03:35 AM
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The best advice I ever received was to buy the expensive cards early, if not first. There are many “near sets” out there that will never be completed.

Hard to do, but once done, the rest is a piece of cake.

Bill
That is what I usually try to do.
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Old 06-03-2018, 08:27 AM
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The best advice I ever received was to buy the expensive cards early, if not first. There are many “near sets” out there that will never be completed.

Hard to do, but once done, the rest is a piece of cake.

Bill
The first time I put the set together, I did 1-310 first and then the high numbers and Mantle last. If I did it again, I would start with Mantle, then Mathews, Campy and Mays. Then other high number Hofers and stars and then finish 312-407 before I even bothered with buying any other low numbers.
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