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Old 06-24-2017, 10:29 AM
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Vault guy,
1972 is my favorite set from my youth, but it's not an easy one to complete.
The first 5 series will be simple though, so I wouldn't even worry about those, you can get those any time. The prices aren't going up on mid grade 1972's any time soon unless they are the high numbers.

I'd say if you want to do set in series, START with the final series .
It's not as easy to find the high numbers in big lots, but that's obviously preferred. I started a second set, and I filled it in no time with the lower series cards. I am stuck now for the second time chasing those psycho high numbers!

If I do it again (I am prone to silly acts like building multiple sets ), I would only get high numbers and then fill in the set in reverse!

And to reply with an update of my own run 1952 -1980 Topps is down to 25 cards. I exclude the 52 high numbers. I am going to a card show today where I think I can get 5 hits. Whoot!
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Old 06-24-2017, 10:46 AM
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Vault guy,

1972 is my favorite set from my youth, but it's not an easy one to complete.

The first 5 series will be simple though, so I wouldn't even worry about those, you can get those any time. The prices aren't going up on mid grade 1972's any time soon unless they are the high numbers.



I'd say if you want to do set in series, START with the final series .

It's not as easy to find the high numbers in big lots, but that's obviously preferred. I started a second set, and I filled it in no time with the lower series cards. I am stuck now for the second time chasing those psycho high numbers!



If I do it again (I am prone to silly acts like building multiple sets ), I would only get high numbers and then fill in the set in reverse!



And to reply with an update of my own run 1952 -1980 Topps is down to 25 cards. I exclude the 52 high numbers. I am going to a card show today where I think I can get 5 hits. Whoot!


Great advice. Just what I was looking for. Good luck and Congrats in advance as you approach the end of your Topps run.


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Old 06-24-2017, 10:46 AM
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Good luck with your 72 set Ed....my favorite set from the 70s. Many of the common high #s in VG shape can be on ebay in the $3-4 range.

I understand the pain and frustration collecting the tough high numbers in a set....I am trying to finish my 52 set in PSA 5 or better (minus the 311 which is a 1.5), and I am down to needing 65 high #s and 1 low #. Right now, my budget allows for about 2 common high #s a month, so I have a 2020 target date to complete .
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Old 06-24-2017, 11:04 AM
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I too have always been low grade ..all the way

Its allowed me to complete some great sets - 33 Goudey, 34 Goudey, Batter Up, Play Ball, and almost every Topps set..etc..

now just looking for some cards out of " amusement " -

1964 T stand ups - will consider any

1966T hi #s - will consider any

1967 T hi #s - will consider any

1968 T Game - ...out of boredom. Will consider any

NOTE - looking for lower grade, have lower grade to trade
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Old 06-24-2017, 08:06 PM
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1950 bowman in psa4 or better - 51/252
1953 bowman color in psa4 or better - 16/160

Started 50 about 6 months ago and 53 last month. Moving fast!
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Old 06-25-2017, 08:36 AM
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Nice!

I am about half way there (200) but lack too many high priced cards to likely ever complete my set?
Still enjoy picking up what I can here and there though.
Currently at 248 for my 52 Topps collection, but I do have to get my set organized to make sure I haven't missed any, which I think is a possibility?

I was given 148 from my Father so I have officially added 100 cards (all low numbers) since I joined this site back in January of 2016.
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Old 06-26-2017, 08:07 AM
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Just finished my 1962 Topps Master Set, getting the #141 Babe Ruth Special Green Tint.

Now, looking to finish my 1966 Topps Rub-Offs. Need 8 more to go. I gave myself 5 years to finish this set, now past the 7 year mark!! But it is fun, which is all that really matters.

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Old 06-26-2017, 12:34 PM
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Mike---what got you started on the Rub Offs ? It has been along time since I worked on my set but somewhere along the line I also ended up with an uncut strip

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Old 06-26-2017, 02:11 PM
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Al -

My longest uncut strip of 66 Topps rub-offs is only 5 rub-offs long.

I got started as I wanted to recapture the fun of building a set card by card, The rub-off set was small enough to complete, seemed available in singles and small lots, not super expensive and was from the heyday of my collecting youth (1965 to 1971). I set a goal of 5 years and $600. I wanted decently centered examples, in excellent condition.

It has been fun! As they say on those house renovation shows, I'm slightly over budget and a little past my time deadline.

I think they were printed in strips of 20, but I could be wrong. The last 20 I needed seem to be printed in shorter supply. I rarely see them up on Ebay and even fewer in a condition I would like.

Thnks for your response.

Mike
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Old 06-26-2017, 03:29 PM
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Just added #277 Wynn and #9 Hogue in PSA 5 to hit the 210 mark on my 1952T 1-310 run. So an even 100 to go. I usually pick up only 2-3 per month so gonna take me a while yet. And still need 3 HOFers (Mays, Doby, Rizzuto) and Pafko for big names. Lots of work to do!
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