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Old 11-20-2018, 10:29 AM
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I have attached a few pictures of the 1966 for viewing.
Nice sharp corners on those '66s. Very cool. I have never been able to bring myself to pay that much for a Gaylord Perry card, LOL.
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Honestly, I just can't get excited any longer about much of anything from the 1960s Topps sets.
Funny. I felt more this way about '60s cards as a kid collecting in the late 80's (I was born in '77). Ironically back then I didn't think that cards especially from the late 60's were "old enough." I was enamored with the 1950's and the Brooklyn Dodgers and stuff like that, so went mostly after lower grade 50's stars. Only recently have I started to realize that sets that are older than I am by a full decade might still have some appeal. So I have decided to go after '67 (yeah, I know...) since it's my favorite set of the decade. Yes, I realize I'll be on here a decade from now complaining that the high numbers are killing me...
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Funny. I felt more this way about '60s cards as a kid collecting in the late 80's (I was born in '77). Ironically back then I didn't think that cards especially from the late 60's were "old enough." I was enamored with the 1950's and the Brooklyn Dodgers and stuff like that, so went mostly after lower grade 50's stars. Only recently have I started to realize that sets that are older than I am by a full decade might still have some appeal. So I have decided to go after '67 (yeah, I know...) since it's my favorite set of the decade. Yes, I realize I'll be on here a decade from now complaining that the high numbers are killing me...
Lol, John. I am sure I will come back around. I bounce all over the place. Right now I am getting back to baseball after buying a fair amount of 1960s football over the last several months. Then there was a prewar baseball phase...ouch! However, before all of that, it was 1950s baseball for me. I need a couple of cards to finish off a '54 Topps set and will upgrade a bit. I have a couple of more HOF rookies I want from the 50s, and some of the 52 and 53 Bowmans are calling my name!

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Then there was a prewar baseball phase...ouch!
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I've stayed away from pre-war for the most part (with a very brief foray into T212 Obaks) because on the whole, I know I was born too late to get any of those cards at any type of deals. And while I'm ok with VG for 1950's Topps sets, I doubt I would get much satisifaction putting together a set of F-P tobacco cards. Maybe if I had been a decade older and started collecting cards and going to shows in 1976 instead of '86, but alas...by the time I found out what vintage cards even were (and immediately started drooling, hooked for life) the secret was out and stuff was already starting to be worth big money. Today my interests stay mostly around when my father was a kid in the 1950's and 60's. Maybe the Silver Age of baseball - if we consider the Ruthian era of the 20's and 30's the Golden Era...but at any rate, before cards and collectors were self-aware, and anything was particularly thought of as "valuable." If anyone finds that Delorian time machine...please let me know.
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I've stayed away from pre-war for the most part (with a very brief foray into T212 Obaks) because on the whole, I know I was born too late to get any of those cards at any type of deals. And while I'm ok with VG for 1950's Topps sets, I doubt I would get much satisifaction putting together a set of F-P tobacco cards. Maybe if I had been a decade older and started collecting cards and going to shows in 1976 instead of '86, but alas...by the time I found out what vintage cards even were (and immediately started drooling, hooked for life) the secret was out and stuff was already starting to be worth big money. Today my interests stay mostly around when my father was a kid in the 1950's and 60's. Maybe the Silver Age of baseball - if we consider the Ruthian era of the 20's and 30's the Golden Era...but at any rate, before cards and collectors were self-aware, and anything was particularly thought of as "valuable." If anyone finds that Delorian time machine...please let me know.
That's funny because my pre-war phase was all about Obaks, too. Like you, I wish I had discovered some of that stuff a little sooner. I was born in 1973, and by the time I figured things out, it was a little too late. I accumulated about 60 of those T 212s before I sold them off and got back to the 1950s where things make sense. After all, when you are born in the 1970s, the 1950s appear to be pretty ancient anyway.

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After all, when you are born in the 1970s, the 1950s appear to be pretty ancient anyway.

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That was definitely my theory. I found an antique store in my hometown that was selling 1954 Topps, 1955 Bowman, and some other 60's cards in about 1987. At the time I hadn't seen a card in person that was older than 1985, so I jumped in pretty hard. The cards being sold by the way, belonged to former Milwaukee Braves 2nd or 3rd string catcher Paul Burris - who was a local. He also had some cards "for display" in that shop but not for sale - some Goudey's and other things - which I remember pretty vividly.
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Nice sharp corners on those '66s. Very cool. I have never been able to bring myself to pay that much for a Gaylord Perry card, LOL.
I actually got the Galylord Perry as a BVG 7 and popped the slab. I think I got it for about $72 which I feel was a very good price (especially being graded). I initially expected to spend >$100 for the Perry. Several of the cards in the set are former graded cards popped from their slabs.

Paying for the Perry was much easier than coughing up the price for cards such as "Choo Choo Coleman, Horace Clarke, Tigers/Twins team card, and Grant Jackson".

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I actually got the Galylord Perry as a BVG 7 and popped the slab. I think I got it for about $72 which I feel was a very good price (especially being graded). I initially expected to spend >$100 for the Perry. Several of the cards in the set are former graded cards popped from their slabs.
Nice. I haven't officially decided to "do" the set yet, but since I am a Cubs fan I did spring for the '66 SP Billy Williams earlier this summer in a PSA 6.5. Sticker price was $75, but I used some ebay coupons to shave a good deal more off of that.

Would agree with you that is a good price for Gaylord. Those who have PSA 7's and above at BIN prices on eBay want way more than that.
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Funny. I felt more this way about '60s cards as a kid collecting in the late 80's (I was born in '77). Ironically back then I didn't think that cards especially from the late 60's were "old enough." I was enamored with the 1950's and the Brooklyn Dodgers and stuff like that, so went mostly after lower grade 50's stars. Only recently have I started to realize that sets that are older than I am by a full decade might still have some appeal. So I have decided to go after '67 (yeah, I know...) since it's my favorite set of the decade. Yes, I realize I'll be on here a decade from now complaining that the high numbers are killing me...
After my experience with 1966, I was scared away from 1967. The thought of having all of the high number pain from 1966 with Tom Seaver and Rod Carew on top was more than I could bare.
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The thought of having all of the high number pain from 1966 with Tom Seaver and Rod Carew on top was more than I could bare.
Yeah, I'm trying not to think about it. I think with Christmas and birthday money this coming year, I'm going to start a fund to eventually get the Seaver. The Carew won't be that bad, but even beat-up Seavers have pretty hefty price tags. Getting a PSA 5 (what the rest of my set will likely average) for less than 5 or 6 bills is going to be a chore. Oh well, plenty to go with the low numbers before I get into that territory...
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