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Old 07-30-2017, 08:57 AM
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Default Mays

Except for the american oil..the rest are easy..theres a 62 bazooka on ebay now $28
Ive seen all the rest numerous times
Weird you have all the rare ones amd need easy stuff...americam oil does exist

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Old 07-30-2017, 08:57 AM
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Nothing too exotic, but I am trying to get back to 1961 Topps was my birth year. Down to town on 1966, a collector grade set, missing the Jackson RC, ugg...probably 25 on 1962 (again collector grade) and about the same on 1961, a nice set. I have found the 1961 highs to be expensive, but not particularly tough to find. I got lucky on the 1967s, finding a collection out of a neighboring town the had a lot of the SPs.
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Old 07-30-2017, 10:14 AM
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Thanks Larry.
I'm looking for a 62 with full borders, so yea, being a little picky. But I know, as you say, one will come up. It's not too rare.
Regarding the American Oil. I've seen plenty of right side, and doubles, but have never seen the left side - that's the "action" side. There have been 49 right side graded, but only 3 left sides. So if someone has one, or has a picture of one, I'd be highly interested in either.
And lastly, that's been my approach overall with getting the Mays cards - buy the rarer, harder to come by issues whenever I come across them. I've many upgrades to make among the more common issues.
Willie Mays Want List:

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Old 07-30-2017, 11:03 AM
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Buying the tough ones 1st is the good strategy in my opinion
Rare issues like the american oil winner side have to be pried out of collectors hands just like your dice game😃
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Old 07-30-2017, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Zach Wheat View Post

The Snider has a "bubble" on the bottom black border
Thanks Zach. I just had look and seen it. A print dot/spot or bubble right below the "LifeTime" wording?

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Old 07-31-2017, 09:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Nick55 View Post
1974-1989, 2002, 2010, 2015-2016 Topps Baseball: Complete

1968 Topps Game: Have 19/33 = 58% Complete
1971 Topps Baseball Series 1-4 (I'm not building series 5 and 6 except for HOFers): Have 353/523 = 67% Completed
1973 Topps Baseball: 598/660 = 91% complete
Everyone's updates are keeping me motivated. Thanks for posting them.

Here are mine:

1968 Topps Game: Have 27/33 = 82% Complete
1971 Topps Baseball: Have 539/732 = 72% Complete
1973 Topps Baseball: Completed it two weeks ago with the purchase of card #610.

On the 1971 set build, I had only intended to complete the lower series, but I found quite a few of the high series at a show a few weeks ago that I couldn't pass up. So, now I'm going for the whole set.

I also started picking up 1972 Topps baseball PSA-graded stars this year. I haven't decided on whether or not I will go for the complete set, but if I do, it will be ungraded except for the stars.

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Old 07-31-2017, 01:54 PM
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I've started updating my signature line with my progress. I'm going to put in a decent sized COMC order on friday that will include updates for all the sets listed below.....can't wait!!!
1950 Bowman PSA5+: 89/252 - 35.32% Complete
1953 Bowman Color PSA5+: 30/160 - 18.75% Complete

1955 Topps VGEX+: 45/206 - 23.8% Complete
1971 Topps EX+: 241/752 - 32.0% Complete
1972 Topps EX+: 470/787 - 59.7% Complete
1973 Topps EXMT+: 567/660 - 85.9% Complete
1974 Topps EXMT+: 313/660 - 47.4% Complete

1991 Topps Desert Shield EXMT+: 273/792 - 34.5%
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Old 07-31-2017, 04:39 PM
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I realize not postwar, but I am only working on one complete set at this time (although I have many subsets in progress).

My set is the 1939 Playball set. I have been working on this set now for the past 4 years (unfortunately on a budget). With unlimited funds, this really is not a difficult set to put together, but I just cannot throw-down $100/common for the high-numbers. Overall in my set, I am down to only commons; I need 9 commons in the low-number set and 20 commons in the high-numbers. The set is put together with centering key, and condition VG-EX to EX-MT/NM (or PSA/SGC 4 to 6/7). I have approx. half of the set entombed in PSA/SGC including all the HoF/star cards. Beautiful set to look at and the key cards, like Ted and Joe, are just awesome!!

29 more cards...........


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Old 08-02-2017, 10:49 AM
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Always like reading these threads. Thanks everyone

not working on any post-war baseball sets right now.
  • 51 bowman football: need 1 card
  • t205 : need 17 commons , 11 sp, 1 ML not going for any variations on this set.
  • two mid-1990's autographed set; about 60% on both

I do have a good head start on my next set project. Need 3 cards to complete my topps/bowman HOFer run 1948-1980.

Maybe I'll start looking for high numbers at a good price and see what year the collecting cosmos dumps into my lap set-building- wise.
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Old 08-02-2017, 10:52 PM
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New to the forum. I enjoy sharing my progress and hearing about others. Good luck to all in your quests. I like many others am working on a run of Topps sets.
1957-2010 complete
1956 316/342 92.4%
1955 complete
1954 complete
1953 144/274 52.6%
1952 331/407 81.3%
1951 blue backs 13/52 25%

1955 complete
1954 133/225
1953 color complete
1952 complete
1951 complete
1948 complete

1935 27/36
1934 15/96
1933 34/240

A ways to go on the Goudey, but I have the big stuff, including all of the Ruth's and Gehrigs.
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