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Old 02-11-2018, 08:46 PM
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Nick, I came back on and read your question regarding 1900-1940s. The two sets that came to my mind before reading the other posts after mine were also the 1933 DeLong, and if you want 1910 era, the 1910 Washington Times. Be forewarned, the Washington Times are deadly rare, and very expensive. Not for the casual deep pockets, but only for the well-fixed collecting warrior. We have someone on here that discovered them, and has been hunting them down card by card. The Ty Cobb is a priceless gem, one of Ty's most beautiful cards.

Back to the DeLong. The set has but 24, but there's a preponderance of great stars. They are beautiful all day long! The DeLongs was the first set collected by pioneer collector Lionel Carter, who found them very enchanting when he bought and collected them in their year of issue, 1933. His favorite card was that of Pepper Martin. The design of Pepper, known as The Wild Horse of the Osage, was pure genius. He drove the A's nuts with his base-running in the 1931 World Series, and his DeLong card has him sliding home in a spectacular horizontal pose.

Perfection.

The cards are kinda thin, but in a PSA / SGC holder, they are resplendent and hefty in the hand.

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Here's a bit of a curveball (pun intended) for you. If you are into errors and variations at all, you can pick a year like 1966, 1967 or 1969 and just collect the 'official' variations from that set. They would be small sets with a bunch of cards really tough to come by.
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Old 02-11-2018, 09:04 PM
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More great advice and sets to look into.

Through Brian that 1910 set will be outside of my current budget. Maybe one day.
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Here are a few pre and post war sets that are not massively difficult to complete.

1936 Goudey - Lots of nice cards with a few hall of famers. No super expensive cards. 25 cards in total.

1939 Goudey Premiums R303-B - Great set with loads of stars. DiMaggio and Feller may cost you a couple hundred. 24 cards

1954 Topps Scoops - If you only collect the baseball subset it comes down to only 4 cards. This isn't for everybody as its not really considered a complete set.

1953-55 Johnston Cookies - Three different sets. 1953 is the easiest to complete with no superstars and a 25 card checklist. 1954 has 35 cards including a hank aaron rookie that will cost you quite a bit. 1955 also has 35 cards with a more affordable early Aaron card.

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Old 02-12-2018, 07:56 AM
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Great suggestions Owen! Thanks for all the advice!
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and if my history is correct, 1969 comes before 1970.


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1964 topps Giants

60 card set but great pics and stars
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Old 02-12-2018, 09:23 AM
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1964 topps Giants

60 card set but great pics and stars
That is a good looking set! Though in PSA holders, how/where do you store these things as a complete set? That's a drawback for me. My other graded cards are in those overpriced PSA boxes. Lol
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I'll go real off-the wall..What about the 1943 M.P. & Co.

Over half the set is Hal Of Famers, but they're super cheap and it's pretty much the only Major League set that was produced DURING World War II


Of course there's the whole "they're ugly as sin" thing", but......
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I'll go real off-the wall..What about the 1943 M.P. & Co.

Over half the set is Hal Of Famers, but they're super cheap and it's pretty much the only Major League set that was produced DURING World War II


Of course there's the whole "they're ugly as sin" thing", but......
Hot dog those things are ugly! Lol. Cool little set but......I dunno. Lol. Gonna have to let that marinate a bit.
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