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Old 02-10-2018, 10:37 PM
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Question 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.


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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)
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Old 02-10-2018, 11:10 PM
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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.
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Old 02-10-2018, 11:14 PM
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Default Not sure about budget, but.......

The 1968 Topps 3-D set is small (12 cards) and Stunning!

1967 Pirates and Red Sox Stickers

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

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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.
3rd vote for 1954 Red heart.

I‘d also consider
1. 1969 topps deckle edge (Mays, Clemente, Gibson, Yaz, Brooks)
2. 1967 topps pinups
3. 1963 fleer. Small-ish, with good stars (Clemente, Mays, Koufax, Brooks)

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3rd vote for 1954 Red heart.

I‘d also consider
1. 1969 topps deckle edge (Mays, Clemente, Gibson, Yaz, Brooks)
2. 1967 topps pinups
3. 1963 fleer. Small-ish, with good stars (Clemente, Mays, Koufax, Brooks)
I'm already doing 69 Deckle. Thanks for that.

Adding 67 pinups to the list of possibles for sure!
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