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Old 01-05-2011, 03:35 PM
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Default t206 noob...think Im hooked.

Hey all,
Just got my first t206 card. Cobb bat on psa 3.
I think Im hooked. I want more.
This might sound stupid, but where do I start?
Do I just go for the HOF's? Go for the 520? SL's? Minors?
Do I just start chipping away one card at a time or try to obtain a good starting lot?

I realize that if I wanted to obtain a complete (520) set, it will take me a long time. That is okay, as I think i will drop all other cards for a while and focus on the t206's.

There is alot of info out there, and I would like some advice from you guys on where or how to start.

Thanks alot.
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Old 01-05-2011, 03:43 PM
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Old 01-05-2011, 03:45 PM
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Actually what I meant to say was "Good Luck!!!!"
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Originally Posted by kllrbee View Post
... This might sound stupid, but where do I start?
Do I just go for the HOF's? Go for the 520? SL's? Minors?
Do I just start chipping away one card at a time or try to obtain a good starting lot? ...
Just use the search feature of this site and read, read, read. You'll eventually come to your own conclusion on how and what you should collect. Good luck!
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welcome aboard to the world of the beloved Monster.
i will just offer my favorite dictum/aphorism that you should incubate then
hold tightly to throughout your chase:
The Monster wants you to quit; don't listen to it!!!!

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Old 01-05-2011, 04:14 PM
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Sounds like the bug has hit you too!
IMO this board will help you out as much as anything. I am speaking from my experience. Especially the Ted Z threads.

Good luck to you.
"It's to late to turn back now."
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Old 01-05-2011, 05:22 PM
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Oh boy, I should have expected some responses like that without doing a search. LOL.
I think I should do some more research before jumping in.
But, I was thinking of starting out with the HOF's. Just 1 of each of all the HOF's, not all variations (cobb, young, lajoie, etc).
And obviously not the Wagner or Plank.

Or maybe Ill just start out with 1 of those cheap $50 reprint sets as something to work off of.
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Here is a good thread that pertains to your question:

http://www.net54baseball.com/showthread.php?t=126837

Good Luck and have fun!
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Old 01-05-2011, 08:17 PM
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The link above is very useful - lots of good stuff in it.

As for your question, I am trying to figure out the same things! I've been at it for about 2 months now. Great fun. The mistakes I have made have been - duh - in my first purchases. So if you are going for the HOFers, I'd suggest buying some commons to get you started. Pick your favorite team or the cards you like the looks of and buy less expensive cards. That way you can learn what to look for. My mistake was not examining the scan closely enough and depending too much on the grade.

The other way starting with commons helped was I learned which grade to go for.

Reading is also good. The books 'T206 Collection' and 'Collecting Sports Legends' have been great and of course the excellent PDF Inside T206 by Scot Reader.

Good luck!

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