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Hi friends - I’m jumping into the T206 game again after being a somewhat passive participant since the mid 80s. Sitting at 169 cards with a few doubles. Justin and Jay lay out a 2 year window and $25k budget for getting to 520. I went from 140-something to 169 in two months here. I’m giving myself about 8 or 9 years to complete (we have a lot of work to do on the house).

The thing is: completing this is within the realm of possibility. 520 is the magic number, but what about one of those Big Four? Doyle and Wagner are out. Plank is really high - but Magie does seem within the budget. Instead of buying a hot rod when I retire, a Magie seems like a decent trade off. What do you budget for it, I guess, that is the question.

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A PSA 2 most likely costs you around 12-13k right now. They are difficult to find because many think the same way you do, I can't possibly get the true big 3 so I'll concentrate on that, haven't seen many for sale lately. I've owned one in the past and if I had it to do over again I'd shoot for the hot rod.
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An SGC 2 is in a current REA auction. Its already at $9,000 with six days to go.
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A PSA 2 most likely costs you around 12-13k right now. They are difficult to find because many think the same way you do, I can't possibly get the true big 3 so I'll concentrate on that, haven't seen many for sale lately. I've owned one in the past and if I had it to do over again I'd shoot for the hot rod.
But would you call your Hot Rod the Magiemobile?
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if i were you i would concentrate on demmitt & o'hara first.
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But would you call your Hot Rod the Magiemobile?
I always imagined I'd get an AMC of some sort...
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I always imagined I'd get an AMC of some sort...
I had a 68 AMX as a kid, so fun. Had to sell it after I stole my dads corvette and blew the engine racing on the freeway one night. Come to think of it that was way more fun than a Magie, thanks for putting things in perspective.
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I had a 68 AMX as a kid, so fun. Had to sell it after I stole my dads corvette and blew the engine racing on the freeway one night. Come to think of it that was way more fun than a Magie, thanks for putting things in perspective.
I think when I hit 350 cards, I'll have to figure out what I want to do...lol...could I find a 79 AMC Spirit with a V8 engine?
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I think when I hit 350 cards, I'll have to figure out what I want to do...lol...could I find a 79 AMC Spirit with a V8 engine?
I'd recommend the 401 Gremlin if you want to impress the ladies.
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More of a Pacer man myself

A friend in college would lend me his Pacer to drive since I didn't have a car. It was the Levi version. It had Levi seat coverings. So cool! And the floorboard was so rusted you could see the road passing underneath!
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Hi friends - Iím jumping into the T206 game again after being a somewhat passive participant since the mid 80s. Sitting at 169 cards with a few doubles. Justin and Jay lay out a 2 year window and $25k budget for getting to 520. I went from 140-something to 169 in two months here. Iím giving myself about 8 or 9 years to complete (we have a lot of work to do on the house).

The thing is: completing this is within the realm of possibility. 520 is the magic number, but what about one of those Big Four? Doyle and Wagner are out. Plank is really high - but Magie does seem within the budget. Instead of buying a hot rod when I retire, a Magie seems like a decent trade off. What do you budget for it, I guess, that is the question.
Good luck on the build! Itís been a good while since we laid out the 25k blueprint. In todayís market itís going to cost a bit more. But still so worth it!

For a low grade Magie would estimate 6-8k for an A/1 and then on up.
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Thanks for all the input. Glad to see Jay made it into the thread. I think I might like to hijack the thread and discuss AMC cars. I see your Gremlins, Pacers. But I am a Spirit man, myself.

Now, what about the Eagle?

But seriously:

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Maggie was in reach around $5k not that long ago. If you can swing it now, I might consider it and build around it. Agree that Demmitt and O'hara also wise. Even the Eberfeld has grown in value and green Cobb's are getting up there too. Personally, I think this set has really gone from a patience project to a costly endeavor at rapid rate.
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I always imagined I'd get an AMC of some sort...
My first car was a 1971 Javelin SST 401 in High School (78). Got a ticket going over 100 and doing a 4 wheel lock skid through an intersection going to lunch during school. Tommy's was only 4 blocks away. Those cars are awesome and in your price range if you can find one. I graduated to a 77 Trans Am in 79.

I picked up a Resto Mod 76 Trans Am 6 speed 464/600HP in 2015. Best investment of my life and VROOOOM it around the neighborhood every week cranking Tom Petty. For 30 Minutes Feels like I'm back in High School. Though they can be a money pit at times, there is NOTHING like it. Just make sure you have the Gold AAA membership.

I say forget the 25K Sal Maglie bum and get yourself a Hot Rod. My biggest regret in life is that I only have a 2 car garage. Good Luck!
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My first car was a 1971 Javelin SST 401 in High School (78). Got a ticket going over 100 and doing a 4 wheel lock skid through an intersection going to lunch during school. Tommy's was only 4 blocks away. Those cars are awesome and in your price range if you can find one. I graduated to a 77 Trans Am in 79.

I picked up a Resto Mod 76 Trans Am 6 speed 464/600HP in 2015. Best investment of my life and VROOOOM it around the neighborhood every week cranking Tom Petty. For 30 Minutes Feels like I'm back in High School. Though they can be a money pit at times, there is NOTHING like it. Just make sure you have the Gold AAA membership.

I say forget the 25K Sal Maglie bum and get yourself a Hot Rod. My biggest regret in life is that I only have a 2 car garage. Good Luck!
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My first car was a 1971 Javelin SST 401 in High School (78). Got a ticket going over 100 and doing a 4 wheel lock skid through an intersection going to lunch during school. Tommy's was only 4 blocks away. Those cars are awesome and in your price range if you can find one. I graduated to a 77 Trans Am in 79.

I picked up a Resto Mod 76 Trans Am 6 speed 464/600HP in 2015. Best investment of my life and VROOOOM it around the neighborhood every week cranking Tom Petty. For 30 Minutes Feels like I'm back in High School. Though they can be a money pit at times, there is NOTHING like it. Just make sure you have the Gold AAA membership.

I say forget the 25K Sal Maglie bum and get yourself a Hot Rod. My biggest regret in life is that I only have a 2 car garage. Good Luck!
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so chuck-
you grew up in la, near beverly & rampart?
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belmont hs?
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My 1st car bought when I was 15. Representative image cuz I smashed mine.
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so chuck-
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Went to Monroe in the Valley and Tommy's down the street on Roscoe & Haskell. We still go there when we all get together
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My 1st car bought when I was 15. Representative image cuz I smashed mine.
That was a 68' I think, a 2 seater? Glad I didn't smash mine, especially with me in it. I kept 2-bags of cement in the trunk to keep the rear end down.

Would love to get one but the garage is full and the honyack's cars are in the driveway the poor thing.
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No worries, you have a few more crisis's to overcome. I'm on my 3rd mid-life crisis now.
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That was a 68' I think, a 2 seater? Glad I didn't smash mine, especially with me in it. I kept 2-bags of cement in the trunk to keep the rear end down.

Would love to get one but the garage is full and the honyack's cars are in the driveway the poor thing.
Ah yes, the cement bags. It was 68 and a blast to drive as you know. Fun fact; those cars were 3 inches shorter than a Corvette.
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Phil, I love the look of your AMX, especially the white color. Although I have never been into performance cars, I loved the looks of the 1968-70 2-seater AMC AMX. In the early 1980's, I purchased this rust-free (originally a CA car), hunter-green 1969 AMX and used it as my daily driver to work (I had a relatively short commute) for several years, until the engine began to burn oil and I sold it. I wish I had kept it and had the engine rebuilt. Actually, a performance car guy probably would not have been interested in this particular car because it had the basic 290 V-8 engine - I think most 1969 AMXs were sold with either the 343 or 390 V-8 engines.
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Nice car Val, they were so light even with the 290 they would get up and go. Nowadays you can get a rebuilt HP 390 for about the same price as 2-3 14CJ HOFers and just drop it in.
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Now let's say I was interested in picking up a Spirit, Eagle, Pacer etc. Where would I look?
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I hate to highjack this thread by referring to the original post, but the SGC 2 Magie at REA is up to $12,500. It closes tomorrow.
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