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Old 06-21-2014, 01:17 PM
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What concessions do you make since it is impossible to collect all the cards from your favorite team ? I am a Cardinal collector and collect from 1887 (American Association Browns) to present day. A few concessions I've made are collecting fronts and not backs, no variations, no sister set cards, no parallels. Most of my Cardinals are collector grade as over my 36 years of adult collecting I have preferred quantity to quality.
Do you limit your team collecting by time frame, type of cards, one of each player, one from each set ? Just curious to see if anyone has similar "rules" to mine.
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Old 06-21-2014, 01:57 PM
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Default Some 'Rules' are a necessity

There was a time when there were only a few cards of each player each year and even that can become daunting. To have limits is to assure sanity.

I thought things were going to be easy when Topps came out with Total Team sets several years ago, but it waned after a few years. I collect Braves' cards, but trying to snag cards of everyone who gets called up to cover the latest Tommy Johns surgery or hangnail is near impossible.

As far as the 19th century teams are concerned, however, I would allow wide variety as quantities were scarce back then.

That's just my opinion, though...there are many on this site much more experienced than me. Good luck whatever course you decide.
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Old 06-21-2014, 05:54 PM
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Everything from the beginning up to 1990. I have no interest in anything after that.

(To me, different backs are not different cards - I don't collect backs.)

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Old 06-21-2014, 06:03 PM
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Phillies here...everything up to 1989...so far, I have not really made concessions...I want EVERYTHING...I just made the realization early on that unless I win several lotteries and live to 300 years old, I probably will not own one of everything and I am fine with that. My wantlist was HUGE 20 years ago and now it is merely big. I used to average about 3 cards a week 20 years ago and now I average about 6 cards a year on my list if I am lucky...more competition, higher prices, and just scarcity of things on my wantlist limits me.

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Old 06-21-2014, 07:36 PM
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You make your own rules.

Im a Tiger collector. Personally I don't collect local issues, or variations. I also don't collect issues I don't like (T207, 34 Goudey, 55 Bowman) or sets I choose not to spend the money on (T202, 49 Leaf, CJ's). I haven't decided about the candy issues yet.
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Agree with brewing. You make the rules, it's your collection.

O's 1954 to present, since there is so many different issues out there, at this point I've decided topps regular issue cards, I may collect others like donruss, fleer, bowman etc... but I am finding topps regular quite a task already, especially with the short prints, etc. I am in no rush to complete, just like the journey.

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White Sox fan here...

About 5 years ago, I started a Sox type set for the years 1901-41 with just one example for each type.

The only exceptions that I've made are that I'm trying to complete a M101-4/-5 team back run and a 1941 Goudey master team set.

Oh, and I'm also working on a T206 master team set with all possible front/back combinations too.
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What concessions do you make since it is impossible to collect all the cards from your favorite team ? I am a Cardinal collector and collect from 1887 (American Association Browns) to present day. A few concessions I've made are collecting fronts and not backs, no variations, no sister set cards, no parallels. Most of my Cardinals are collector grade as over my 36 years of adult collecting I have preferred quantity to quality.
Do you limit your team collecting by time frame, type of cards, one of each player, one from each set ? Just curious to see if anyone has similar "rules" to mine.
I would start with trading all of your Cardinal cards for Cubs players. Where I grew up, they would burn your home to the ground for having such obscene material in your home. Go Cubs Go!

On the more serious side, i have a complete run of Topps Cubs cards from 1951 to present. My rule is I collect only the base set and update set as there are so many insert cards that it would drive you crazy trying to collect those in addition to the base cards.
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Old 06-21-2014, 10:51 PM
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Being more of a generalist collector I don't really have rules or limits besides budget. I collect pretty much everything, just not in an organized or aggressive fashion. In other words, I'm "working" on all sets, but I don't get hung up on completing a set.

While I prefer RedSox cards, if there's a card of another team that's the better deal I'll buy it. For T206 I think I need two poses, and loads of front/back combinations. Neither of the ones I need are all that hard to find, I just haven't come across a good deal at the same time as having the money for it.

I handle the inserts/paralells the same way. If I get them in a pack, cool. If I find some at a bargain that's cool too. But I'm not scouring shows and Ebay for all four colors of printers plate for the front and back of every RedSox card.

I consider all that stuff to be its own set, so for instance my 2011 Topps second series set was "complete" at 330 base cards. All the other stuff I got is stored with it, and I have a spreadsheet I use as a checklist, but haven't checked off a spot since probably early 2012.

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I'm a big Phillies Phan, like Joshua, but I try not to be a completist.

It really wouldn't be hard for me to pick up many of the "mainstream" Phillies cards, if I had the time, money and space. Alas, probably short on all three.

Thus, I focus on the rare and esoteric. I have a T206 Phillies proof card, a handful of E104-III Phillies, an E107 team set (less one basically impossible team name variation), some postcards, etc. And a few Mike Schmidt cards.

But I stopped many years ago trying to collect too much "stuff", because it really took up a lot of space and ultimately become unenjoyable to me. I once had 200-300 different Steve Carlton cards, for instance. Now I have between five and ten. They're all cool ones, though, and I really enjoy them (1972 Topps Candy Lids, 1973 Topps Comics, 1973 Topps Poster, 1972 Topps Traded, 1974 Deckle Edge, 1985 Topps Mini)
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