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Old 09-06-2010, 06:29 PM
scottpt99 scottpt99 is offline
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Default Collection Purchased...

About a month ago I purchased a collection of cards from a family friend. I had been planning on buying the for awhile, just waiting for the guy to finally decide to sell them. I was hoping he would have waited a couple more years, but I bit the bullet and bought them. I posted a question on this site shortly after buying them. I have finally been able to get through them and record what I have. A couple of the years are a little rough, a few probably in the good range and a few in the very good+ range, with some cards being nrmt.

I wanted to posted the number of cards in each year and some of my plans for them.

1952 47/407
1953 174/274
1954 233/250
1955 190/206
1956 292/340
1957 119/407
1958 108/494
1959 50/572
1964 5/587
1965 18/598
1966 9/598
1967 29/609
1968 25/598
1969 40/664
1970 66/720
1971 274/752
1972 46/787

1953 B/W 35/64
1953 Color 124/274
1954 222/224
1955 267/320

There were also some jumbo Donruss cards 83-87 (i think)
and then some Exhibit cards.

I am looking at trying to complete a few of these sets that I have a pretty good start on.

1954 Bowman, 1954 Topps, 1955 Topps. After I complete those I don't know which set I will try to compete. (Probably will wait until these cards are paid off before another one after these three, as I have most of the key cards in these sets so I mostly need commons)

I have a few doubles that I am going to take to a show next week and maybe try to trade them for some of the cards I need. Other than those I am not looking to sell or trade any of the other cards.

Any tips on trying to complete sets or on any of these individual sets? Thanks.

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Old 09-07-2010, 12:05 PM
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Default From my experience...

unless you have an unlimited budget, I would very carefully select "must have" COMPLETE sets. Just because you have a large lot of a set doesn't mean you have to finish it (I have made this mistake). Buying Short-Prints/High's and all the commons even can get very tedious and expensive so I would pick one or two sets you REALLY like and try to get them done first...If I had to do it all over again I would pick one or two sets from each decade and build a very nice grade set of each and then just pick up a few key players/rc's from the other sets and call it a day...JMO

Also, I'm sure you know this but make sure you check this collection for high numbers as some of them are easy $100 bills (ex: 52 high's 311 and above..)
I collect Clemantle

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Old 09-07-2010, 02:18 PM
scottpt99 scottpt99 is offline
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Thanks for the info...I will keep this in mind. The first three sets I am going to work are mostly just commons that I need. (other than the 54 Bowman, in which I need the Ted Williams, but sounds like most conisder it complete without that one.) Most of the other sets will be a few years down the road other than a few commons here and there.
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