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Old 02-11-2018, 03:07 PM
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The 1969 Super Set is one of the most beautiful sets ever made, but a little pricey. The 1970 set at 42 cards would be a good choice.
Yep - that’s why i specifically suggested 1970 and 1971. The 1969 is a (somewhat) different animal.
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Old 02-11-2018, 03:25 PM
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I really like the 1969 Nabisco Team Flakes set. It's only 24 cards and has plenty of star power. Tough to find in high grade though. I like the yellow borders to still be intact on them personally. Just another suggestion for something different.

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Do you tend to like sets that are a challenge to assemble? If so, consider the Kahn's weiners sets from 1956-1960 as well.
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Old 02-11-2018, 06:02 PM
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Do you tend to like sets that are a challenge to assemble? If so, consider the Kahn's weiners sets from 1956-1960 as well.
I saw those whole trying to dig for stuff to collect. Due to the set size they interested me. They are a tough didn't though huh?

I'm a long term guy in all that I do. So I don't mind taking a while. I just have a hard time collecting 700+ cards for a set. That would take me a decade. As I only keep PSA graded cards. It's time consuming and money intensive.
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Hiya, Nick. The guys have loaded you up with some fabulous suggestions. As you check out the lists of who comprises each set, please go for the set that seems to have the most players you admire, as well as the set design that attracts your eye the most.

Since you prefer graded cards, that tells me you really care about your whole project---long-term and when it comes time to part with them. Please, I'm not inferring the journey is unimportant; it's probably most important. With graded cards, you're getting your money's worth and nothing bogus, and can even make money long-term.

Another idea----collect one card from each of these sets mentioned that you like. Research each set and see if the background story behind any of them piques your fancy. A further idea----there's a guy on here who wrote a book about smaller sets that were regionally-issued and/or with food products. Entitled NEVER CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN, the title hints at a stark aspect of their history----they were relatively expensive to acquire during the year they were issued. In the ensuing years, they seemed to appreciate in value as more and more collectors began to appreciate their beauty, background story, and built-in scarcity.

It wouldn't be right if I failed to mention that I wrote the book, and that it's an E-book on a CD. At 478 pages, the thirty bucks it costs you gives you a ton of information and stories. If I was seriously going to collect one of the sets featured in the book, I'd owe it to myself to buy it and read up on as much as I could find out about the set. Of course, if the casual collector just wants to know the basic facts, and price guidelines, we have price guides for that. NEVER is not a price guide. 'Nuf said on that.

If your favorite era is pre-war, then I love the 1961 Golden Press Hall of Fame. If the 50s causes your heart to flutter most, then the 1954 Red Heart Dog Food has got the goods! If the early 60s is a prime period for you, those 1964 Topps Giant All-Stars are beautiful, big, and reasonably cheap. If the idea of a Topps test issue really moves you, those 1969 Topps Super Baseball cards are sheer beauty. Though much smaller than the very thick, large Topps Super issues of 1970-71, the 1969 Topps Super were called "Super" due to their super glossy surfaces. But watch out, the super glossy surface was fragile, and thumbnails marred and grooved them easily. I would go for PSA 8 NM-MT. The only down side is that there is a preponderance of head shots, and some re-uses of the photos used by Topps on their regular-issue cards (examples are Tom Seaver and Reggie Jackson). Still, these have a nice variety of poses.

Go with your heart, Nick. Here's wishing you the best, my fellow collecting warrior.

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Great info Brian and thank you!!

You mention the 50/60/70s ideas. Have any suggestions for the 1900s-1940s?
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Great info Brian and thank you!!

You mention the 50/60/70s ideas. Have any suggestions for the 1900s-1940s?
1933 Delong would be a great set. Only 24 cards, but 15 Hall of Famers including Lou Gehrig. e93 Standard Caramel has 30 cards with 18 Hall of Famers including Cobb and Wagner.
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I'll second the DeLong suggestion. My two cards from that set (Klein, Simmons) are two of my favorite cards.

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Thanks for the 33 Delong and e93 ideas guys! Appreciate it
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48 Bowman, only 48 cards and lots of great players!
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