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Old 02-06-2007, 12:49 PM
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Posted By: robert a

Opinions on toughest e, d, n, and t sets with 50 or less cards.
Feel free to include tough sets from m, w, etc.

I'll throw a couple out there.

1. e104-3
2. t208
3. d380
4. n338-1

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Old 02-06-2007, 01:04 PM
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T209-I !!!


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Old 02-06-2007, 01:13 PM
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F-unc Tango Eggs.
No one can even seem to agree on how many cards are in the set, let alone possess them all.
Don't know the ACC number for Allegheny's, but that would have to be on there.

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Old 02-06-2007, 01:14 PM
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Posted By: Steve M.

W601 Sporting Life Postcard set of 16 is real tough. I've been looking for ten years for the Detroit to complete my set. (I do however know that it exists and who has one and have been assured that I'm in the Will. Right, Dan?)

The Ullman postcard set of 12 likewise is extremely tough.

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Old 02-06-2007, 01:15 PM
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Posted By: leon

1. e221/e222
2. T208/T231
3. d380/D355
4. N690 Four Base Hits

I gave a few scenarios as these are really tough....

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Old 02-06-2007, 01:21 PM
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Posted By: Zach Rice

Here are a few more extremely difficult sets with under 50 cards:

E224-2 Texas Tommy
F-Unc Voskamp's Coffee
N370 Lone Jack Cigarettes

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Old 02-06-2007, 01:25 PM
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Posted By: barrysloate

There are probably dozens of sets that nobody has ever completed, and Leon's four choices are near the top.

Try to complete the three card Red Stocking cigar set. You couldn't get all three if you lived to a hundred.

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Old 02-06-2007, 01:26 PM
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Posted By: Steve M.

Allegheny is a set of 112, is unique, was broken up long ago. I would say that it would be virtually impossible to put it back together.

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Old 02-06-2007, 01:34 PM
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Posted By: Ted Zanidakis

19th Century......

N162 Goodwin's
N184 Kimball's
N300 Mayo
N370 Lone Jack

pre-WWI......

E-105 Mello-Mints
T216 Kotton, Mino, Virginia Extra

pre-WWII......

R328 US Caramel

post-WWII

1949 Bowman PCL


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Old 02-06-2007, 01:40 PM
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Posted By: Joe D.

This set deserves mention in this thread:

1910 Orange Borders


Not sure if many people have more than one of the player cards... let alone the whole set.

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E271 Darby Chocolates. A certain dealer claimed, about 10-15 years ago, that two complete sets exist. Dennis Purdy of VCBC offered, I believe, $1000 to anyone who could prove they owned a complete set. He still has the $1000.

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N167
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Old 02-06-2007, 02:47 PM
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Posted By: fkw

Of the sets that have cards that are numbered, where we know how many make up a set.

The Holland Ice Cream, Maple Crispette, Crescent Ice Cream, US Caramel, and other similar sets will be the toughest. There can only be 1-3 of each set made since they all have a short print card that is only known to exist with 1-3 examples.

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Old 02-06-2007, 04:02 PM
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Did you notice that your card is for sale on ebay?

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Old 02-06-2007, 04:06 PM
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Which one?

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http://cgi.ebay.com/RARE-Baseball-VICTORIAN-TRADE-CARD-CALRINDA-IOWA_W0QQitemZ290080061646QQihZ019QQcategoryZ802QQ rdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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Old 02-06-2007, 04:37 PM
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Oh ya


Thats cool, it is actually a fairly scarce card. Ive only seen maybe 4 of them over the years.

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Old 02-06-2007, 06:05 PM
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Here's one:

Schapira Brothers (not the Babe Ruth set). It is the set that has the Black and White pictures of the players. I will post examples in another post on this board.

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Old 02-06-2007, 06:16 PM
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Large Gypsy Queen set of 9

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E125 has got to be just about impossible, but according to Old Cardboard, someone has come fairly close.

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1918 Zeenuts
Home Run Kisses
1928 Exhibit PCL
1935 Pebble Beach

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Old 02-08-2007, 05:51 AM
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I know there's a few more then 50 cards but since were mentioning really tough sets, does it really get any tougher then G & B Gum? Its not a huge set, less then 100 known, but these are very scarce.
Edited to add Alpha engraving, and any of other super scarce cabinets

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Old 02-08-2007, 10:17 AM
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Baltimore News set (the blue background E94 wannabes), forget the card designation.
D311s although I'm not that sure how many are in the set, I just know I only have about half of them and haven't progressed any in the last year.
I also want to throw in the 1911 Zeenut set because of the Bohen card.

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is tough but not impossible. There are 72 cards, 12 from each of the six teams.

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