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Old 07-04-2011, 12:12 PM
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I noticed in another thread that someone put a T206 (-2) together in six months. Even collecting every card (excluding backs) all you need is money to make it happen.

How could this set be called a "monster" if it can be assembled so quickly? Of course, I do understand part of the reason is because of how many cards are in the set.

I'm not trying to minimize the accomplishment for the collectors going after the set (I may even try it myself someday). But what sets are really a monster? What sets would take many years or even decades to complete?

N172 - N175, actually all of the sets from the 1800's?
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Old 07-04-2011, 12:24 PM
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E107 set would certainly take a long time to assemble. It would take a huge amount of money also. (In addition to the sets you mentioned).
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Old 07-04-2011, 12:31 PM
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I probably should have asked:

Who's been working on a set that even if you had access to unlimited funds you still don't know if you could complete it?

If your set falls into this category, what is the set?
How long have you been working on it?
How close are you to completion?
What are the key cards you are missing?
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Old 07-04-2011, 12:35 PM
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T210 all Series is also a monster
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Old 07-04-2011, 12:42 PM
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How could this set be called a "monster" if it can be assembled so quickly?
It didn't get it's name because of the 524 card set, but rather the number of possible front/back combinations that make the cards number into the thousands.
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Old 07-04-2011, 01:01 PM
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Not really a monster by number...

but I would say the 1947 Bond Bread Jackie Robinson set is one that could take years to collect due to scarcity. (of course it's not pre-war, though).
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Personally, I love the T206. I am a really busy guy with family and a lot of things going on in my life besides collecting. If assembling a set were to take months in between cards, I honestly wouldn't have the time.

I knocked out the T205 (fronts only) in less than six months, the 1941 Double Plays in about six, I figure it will take me about 2 years to finish the T206s...as far as I want them to go with it.

The hardest set I ever finished was the Ashland Oil Marshall set. I have a 61 set on deck. I could just buy it, but I am going to assemble it which is what makes it a hobby.
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Old 07-04-2011, 02:09 PM
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A large set like the W600 cabinets might fit the question - large number of cards, many with few copies known - so even with unlimited funds, you are not going to assemble the set in six months.
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Since there are no known complete sets of E107 or W600, yes, I would say they would take a long time.
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Part of the beauty of the T206 set, among many other things, is that it can be completed quite easily. Despite its enormous size, the only real challenge is having the money to do it. If you want to complete the set of 520, no card will present a great challenge. With enough funds, one could pretty easily get it to 522. The real challenges would be the Wagner and Doyle.

Now if you want to go after the master set, that is a lifelong endeavor, and virtually impossible to complete. The master set is a monster, but the basic set of 520 is misnamed.
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