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Old 12-31-2016, 09:05 AM
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Default 2017 Hobby Goals

In December of 2015, I realized I wanted a collection makeover. I wanted a primary focus on post war material, specifically on adding a few Mantles and Aarons to my collection. It was a great ride, as I had consignments in a few auction houses throughout the year, bought and sold cards thru eBay and on this board, and rekindled hobby friendships with a few collectors that I once spoke with every few days. Good stuff!

For 2017, my goals are not going to be as broad but focused on a few cards that I have wanted to own for a long time, and get some items back that I had to sell over the years.

- 1952 Topps Mays PSA 3-4
- 1933 Goudey Ruth 181 PSA or SGC 2-4
- 1960 Lake to Lake Hank Aaron
- game used bat of Pete Rose and Mike Schmidt
- start collecting focus on a HOF player set
- consider adding to a vintage Star Wars figure collection

Looking forward to reading some goals here! This a great message board, and happy to be a part of it.

Happy New Year to all!
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Old 12-31-2016, 12:15 PM
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Mine aren't particularly challenging, but by choice I enjoy this hobby on a pretty limited budget, so it's more about the thrill of the hunt for the right cards at the right price, and spacing them out enough that the spending doesn't trigger alarms to my wife

That said:

T206 Walter Johnson (either)
50 Bowman Jackie Robinson
52 Topps Bob Feller
89 Fleer FF Billy Ripken



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Old 12-31-2016, 12:27 PM
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My goal is to continue my Topps run of Braves base cards. I currently have completed '68 through today and I have partial sets from '52 to '67. I want to complete at least 5 years from those partial sets.
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Old 12-31-2016, 12:36 PM
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Many of my pick ups in 2016 weren't even on my radar. So I've decided to go with the flow, have an open mind and see what 2017 brings. There are a few cards I'd like to acquire though.

T206 lajoie
'41 PB DiMaggio
'48 Leaf DiMaggio
'34 Goudey Gehrig #61

I did start a HOF player set a few months ago, so I'll add to that as well.

Good luck to everybody in 2017.
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Old 12-31-2016, 01:28 PM
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No real goals other than "slowly" pick away at my 52 Topps set.

I emphasize slow as I just spent a pile of money and with the CDN still, and to likely remain, in the tank, it will be nothing like the pace to which I collected in 2016.
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Old 12-31-2016, 06:17 PM
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I would like to complete my 55 Bowman baseball set. Still need around 50 cards, mostly high numbers.
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Old 12-31-2016, 07:09 PM
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No real goals other than "slowly" pick away at my 52 Topps set.

I emphasize slow as I just spent a pile of money and with the CDN still, and to likely remain, in the tank, it will be nothing like the pace to which I collected in 2016.
Quite ironic, my goal is the same as Irv's...."slowly" pick away at the 52 set. So far I am 311 out of 407 plus about 75 pct of the way with having both copies of the red and black backs. Since many (72) hi #s remain, my goal is to cut the overall 96 remaining down to 48 by this time next year. My other goal is to restrain from collecting other things until my 52 Topps set is done. The latter will be the hardest to achieve.
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Old 12-31-2016, 07:19 PM
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I would like to complete my 55 Bowman baseball set. Still need around 50 cards, mostly high numbers.
I have the same goal with the same set. I am down to an even 20 left thanks to a recent 2 card purchase from a fellow member. I am doing mine in collector grade and only with cards bought/traded from Net54 members.

I have these 11 as extras to trade. 26, 28, 30, 69, 100, 101(corrected), 128, 148, 172, 219, 248
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Old 12-31-2016, 07:28 PM
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Ben,
I am trying to go with grade 5-6 or raw equal. I do have 30-40 extras for sale or trade.

Jeff
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Old 12-31-2016, 08:36 PM
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Been lurking here for a while. Great board full of information & good-spirited collectors.

I'm working on a few players sets, mostly Orioles, from a few different eras. Buying slowly & and focusing on buying the card, instead of the holder. I too work on a fairly limited budget and get a lot of joy in sporadic buys and getting good value for the card when I buy it.

1) Jim Palmer - Finished this one 9 years ago, when my idea of eye-appeal was less than what it is now. Been upgrading slowly for a year and a half now. I'd like to get 2-3 upgrades in the next year, specifically 1971 & 1974 Topps.

2) I'd like to buy 10-12 cards for the below sets that I've been working on.

Boog Powell - Currently 7/16
Frank Robinson - Currently 5/19
Brooks Robinson - Currently 12/24
Carl Furillo - Currently 6/12

3) Outside of what's listed above, I want to get 2 more well-centered HOF rookies this year, after buying two over the past two years.

Happy New Year, everyone!
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