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Old 11-18-2018, 08:25 PM
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I just completed my 1966 set and got a little worn out from the high numbers and SPs. I have already completed 1965 and 1968. I have decided to take an easier route on my next set and am currently deciding between 1964 and 1969.

I already have a few 1964s (about 72) but seem to see 1969 cards a little more frequently available at low prices in higher grade condition.

Are there any factors to consider that may not be readily apparent? I have read reviews that both are generally considered easy to assemble.

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Between the 1964 and 1969 sets, I love the 1969 set. Reggie Jackson rookie card and Mantle's last card. Iconic Johnny Bench card. The card is uncluttered with rich colors. One of my favorite sets.

I don't know how old you are, but have you considered a set from the year you were born?
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Old 11-18-2018, 11:09 PM
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Between the 1964 and 1969 sets, I love the 1969 set. Reggie Jackson rookie card and Mantle's last card. Iconic Johnny Bench card. The card is uncluttered with rich colors. One of my favorite sets.

I don't know how old you are, but have you considered a set from the year you were born?
Those are definite factors. I was born in 1970 and I still need 1970-1972. However, I intend to buy 1970 to 1972 in completed form. I may chip away at both 1964 and 1969 though I am fearful of working on two sets at a time as it can get quite costly.
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Here are a couple of random thoughts. Overall, the 1969 set is beautiful and vibrant (an autograph collector's dream), and the lack of problematic high numbers makes completing it a heckuva lot easier than some other years. On the downside, Topps reused so many images from previous years and there is a ridiculously large number of capless or airbrushed cap head shots. 1964 has a 'hidden' problem that a lot of people sort of forget about. Not only do you have to find nice looking fronts, but you also need to pay particular attention to the backs of the cards to avoid picking up ones that have been scratched off, so to speak.
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Shon-- congrats on finishing 1966. The cards you posted are gorgeous... and unencumbered by plastic prisons

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Shon-- congrats on finishing 1966. The cards you posted are gorgeous... and unencumbered by plastic prisons
Yes, always in the binder.
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Old 11-19-2018, 10:27 AM
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I've completed both 64 and 69 and found 1964 to be one of the most boring sets to put together. I couldn't wait to get done with it. There's nothing that stands out about it.

I adore the 69 set because it was the first one I remembered from my childhood.

The set isn't expensive despite the Jackson and Mantle. There are a bunch of variations that aren't expensive, save for the white letters.

Plus it's the only set that had legitimate Seattle Pilots cards.
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A good friend of mine is about 20 cards from finishing '64 Topps. In looking through it, I have a hard time mustering any real excitement or enthusiasm for it. That set is just very blah to me. Best of luck with whatever you decide. It is your collection and doesn't matter what I or anyone else thinks. Do what makes you happy. Honestly, I just can't get excited any longer about much of anything from the 1960s Topps sets. There are a few exceptions, but there is just so much good stuff in the 1950s that can be had affordably with patience...

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A good friend of mine is about 20 cards from finishing '64 Topps. In looking through it, I have a hard time mustering any real excitement or enthusiasm for it. That set is just very blah to me. Best of luck with whatever you decide. It is your collection and doesn't matter what I or anyone else thinks. Do what makes you happy. Honestly, I just can't get excited any longer about much of anything from the 1960s Topps sets. There are a few exceptions, but there is just so much good stuff in the 1950s that can be had affordably with patience...
I will eventually get them all. 1957 was a consideration as well but I decided that I needed to focus on filling out the 60s and the 3 remaining sets from the 70s.

1957 is on the radar due to Brooks Robinson RC (who is is my all time favorite player). When I start on 1957 it will be my first set from the 50s. I have done some preliminary calculation on what it will cost for me to assemble 1957 in my desired condition and have decided to wait a little while longer. I am leaning towards knocking out 1969 at this time, primarily due to the factors mentioned above. I will probably pick up a few 1964s here and there to provide a foundation in the future.
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I decided to go with working on 1969. Will tackle all HOF cards while waiting for the right deal on a commons lot.

I have already acquired 10 of the HOFs and anticipate that this set will fall in far below the total spend of the 1966 and 1965.
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