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Old 06-03-2021, 06:22 AM
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252/252 on the 1950 Bowman set. Last card arrived yesterday!
Awesome, you saved the best for last! Congratulations!!!
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Old 06-03-2021, 10:33 AM
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Just got the last card to complete my 1970 Kellogg's set.

Took me about 10 months. Got 74 cards in the first 4 months then took 6 months for the last 2.

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I love 1970 Kelloggs baseball and football. What's your take on the plastic splitting and cracking? I have a bunch of them I bought in the 1970s that have been stored absolutely flat for 40+ years and they show no signs of it but I am having a harder and harder time finding uncracked cards.
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Old 06-03-2021, 12:15 PM
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I love 1970 Kelloggs baseball and football. What's your take on the plastic splitting and cracking? I have a bunch of them I bought in the 1970s that have been stored absolutely flat for 40+ years and they show no signs of it but I am having a harder and harder time finding uncracked cards.
Yea, finding uncracked cards is tough and getting tougher.

Storing them flat is the best.

Some of mine were curled when I got them. Was careful not to flatten them too much at once. Not sure if that helps.

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Huge mail day to knock off some big boys. up to 15 of 97 on the 52 highs. Happy Friday, everyone.
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  • I'm now just 14 cards away from completing my 55T set.
  • 64 Topps Giants are complete. Mr Koufax was the last card I needed.
  • I've also completed 72 Kelloggs bringing me to 66% for the full Kelloggs run.
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Huge mail day to knock off some big boys. up to 15 of 97 on the 52 highs. Happy Friday, everyone.
Very nice, Chris.

Since I haven't updated this thread in a while (just monthly pickup posts) within the past few months, including just 4 days ago, I have managed to pick up these highs which now brings my number down to 22 remaining. (all highs)

I honestly never thought I'd be able to grab these cards in such a short period, but I guess I got lucky for the most part?
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Old 06-08-2021, 07:52 AM
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It's been slow numbers-wise over the past few months for my 1967 set build. I've only been able to add 40 cards since my last update in February, BUT many were HOFers so quality has certainly been there: Aaron, Banks, Brock, Drysdale, Cepeda, Ford, Killebrew, Mantle, F Robby, Stargell. I've also added 6 high #s and several leaders, teams, and the tough 7th series checklist. Count stands at 544/609. I need 65 cards and 34 are high #s. No surprise there!
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Very nice, Chris.

Since I haven't updated this thread in a while (just monthly pickup posts) within the past few months, including just 4 days ago, I have managed to pick up these highs which now brings my number down to 22 remaining. (all highs)

I honestly never thought I'd be able to grab these cards in such a short period, but I guess I got lucky for the most part?
You are almost there! Iím going to need to make a decision on 52 topps pretty soon. There are only 6, what I have deemed ďnotableĒ players left on my needs list: Joe Nuxhall, Frank Crosetti, Billy Herman, Dick Groat, and Smokey Burgess. After that, itís all high number commons left for me, other than that guy from Oklahoma. So, I need to decide what to do about the Mantle. If Iím never going to complete the set, do I really want to spend a few thousand dollars on commons? If I am going to go after the Mantle I need to start saving and need to sell almost all my non 52 high dollar cards to generate some cash.

I saw a decent looking PSA 1 Mantle on eBay last week for ~$35k or best offer so prices do seem to maybe be coming back down a little?

I just donít know. Decisions decisions.
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Old 06-08-2021, 07:06 PM
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You are almost there! Iím going to need to make a decision on 52 topps pretty soon. There are only 6, what I have deemed ďnotableĒ players left on my needs list: Joe Nuxhall, Frank Crosetti, Billy Herman, Dick Groat, and Smokey Burgess. After that, itís all high number commons left for me, other than that guy from Oklahoma. So, I need to decide what to do about the Mantle. If Iím never going to complete the set, do I really want to spend a few thousand dollars on commons? If I am going to go after the Mantle I need to start saving and need to sell almost all my non 52 high dollar cards to generate some cash.

I saw a decent looking PSA 1 Mantle on eBay last week for ~$35k or best offer so prices do seem to maybe be coming back down a little?

I just donít know. Decisions decisions.
The condition of my latest pick ups isn't the greatest but I know if I am ever going to complete my set, then, more than likely, those are the condition I am going to have to concentrate on.

Like you are with your Mantle, I am the same way when it comes to Mathews. If I want it, I am going to have give up something else in order to do so.
Outside of Mathews, the next big cards for me are Campy, Wilhelm and Dickey. Once those are obtained, the rest should be much easier on the pocketbook.

I still need Hal Greg, Randy Jackson, Bubba Church, Warren Hacker, Russ Meyer, Bob Hooper, Hal Jeffcoat, Bob Kelly, Bob Cain, Bob Del Greco, John Kucab, George Crowe, Cookie Lavagetto, Bob Thorpe, Billy Hoeft, Jim Turner, Ebba St Claire and Bob Schultz so I continue to keep my eyes open.

It will be nice to someday say I have now completed it, but at the same time, I am going to enjoy the journey.
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Very nice, Chris.

Since I haven't updated this thread in a while (just monthly pickup posts) within the past few months, including just 4 days ago, I have managed to pick up these highs which now brings my number down to 22 remaining. (all highs)

I honestly never thought I'd be able to grab these cards in such a short period, but I guess I got lucky for the most part?

Great looking high numbers Dale, congrats on getting to 385/ 22 to go. I think you are catching the market at the right time and once you get as close as you are on this set, the completion bug bites and suddenly you end up pushing harder for completion.
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Great looking high numbers Dale, congrats on getting to 385/ 22 to go. I think you are catching the market at the right time and once you get as close as you are on this set, the completion bug bites and suddenly you end up pushing harder for completion.
agreed...those are some AWESOME 52 highs...well done!

I always fall to the "pushing harder" for completion... Really trying to stay patient as I close down some 50's sets...but it's not working well...haha
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Thanks to a fellow net54 member I finally closed out the last card I needed for my 55 Topps set. I've had the set before, sold it to fund something else...saw the prices JUMP...now have it again and will be keeping it...

Last card should have been one of the first cards, I try not to save the Mantles or card like this for last...but so it goes sometimes. Stoked to have the Clemente back into my collection! (thanks Chris!)

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agreed...those are some AWESOME 52 highs...well done!

I always fall to the "pushing harder" for completion... Really trying to stay patient as I close down some 50's sets...but it's not working well...haha
Thanks guys!
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I still need Hal Greg, Randy Jackson, Bubba Church, Warren Hacker, Russ Meyer, Bob Hooper, Hal Jeffcoat, Bob Kelly, Bob Cain, Bob Del Greco, John Kucab, George Crowe, Cookie Lavagetto, Bob Thorpe, Billy Hoeft, Jim Turner, Ebba St Claire and Bob Schultz so I continue to keep my eyes open.

It will be nice to someday say I have now completed it, but at the same time, I am going to enjoy the journey.
Did you see the recent Kit Young sale catalogue? They are breaking a 52 set and have some of the cards you need in GD/VG for decent prices. Just an FYI in case you were looking.
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Thanks to a fellow net54 member I finally closed out the last card I needed for my 55 Topps set. I've had the set before, sold it to fund something else...saw the prices JUMP...now have it again and will be keeping it...

Last card should have been one of the first cards, I try not to save the Mantles or card like this for last...but so it goes sometimes. Stoked to have the Clemente back into my collection! (thanks Chris!)

Congrats on completing 55. I canít wait to do that someday. That Clemente is one of my alltime favorite rookies.
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Old 06-15-2021, 03:36 PM
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With the card below, I am one card away from completing my 1977 Topps Set.

And that card is Gaylord Perry. Mr. Perry is on his way to my waiting hands and should be here by the end of the week!
WOOT!!!!

659/660 with 660 on its way.
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It's been a slow couple of months since the last update, but at least I'm going in the right direction on these few sets. I have added a 1959 Fleer Ted Williams set to the chase as I was able to pick up about half the set at the LCS.

T206 Southern Leaguers, Virginia League - holding steady at 10/12 and needing to 'Shag' a 'Hooker' to finish this one
1952 Topps Low Numbers - 277/310, making good progress approaching 310. Why couldn't Mick have been a low number? - at least I'd have a puncher's chance.
1954 Bowman - 170/224
1959 Fleer Ted Williams - 54/80 - nice set seeing it all together
1964 Topps Giants auto'd - 57/60, still needing Clemente, Farrell and Mays
1964 Topps - 553/585, the 6th series seems to be tougher than the 7th series
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1977 Topps Baseball Set is now completed. Gaylord Perry arrived today and is sitting comfortably with the rest of his 77 yearly cohorts.

Onto 1980, 1972 and 1973 Topps Baseball set quests. Not necessarily in that order of completion at this point in time.
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Still Needed:
T206 (minus big five) - 170 (67%)
1967 O-Pee-Chee - 186 (5%)
1964 Topps Tattoos - 28 (63%)
1958 Kahn's - 19 (35%)
1956 Kahn's - 13 (13%)
1961 Topps Dice Game - 10 (44%)
1963 Bazooka All-Time Greats (Silver) - 5 (88%)
1978 Topps - 4 (99%)
1979 Topps - 4 (99%)
1951 Topps Major-League All-Stars - 3 (73%)
An All-Star Cardboard Memories - 5 (98%)
1967 Kahn's - 2 (96%)
1955 Kahn's - 1 (83%)
1959 Kahn's - 1 (97%)
1969 Topps - 1 (99%)
1973 Topps - 1 (99%)
1973 Topps Checklists - 1 (96%)
1977 Topps - 1 (99%)

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1956 Topps - COMPLETE!


What a beautiful set, classic. Didn't end on a HOFer this time as I attacked the big cards first. Funny which cards sometimes come last...this time was #219 Lew Burdette. As with my other over sized 50's sets, I have left a few SGC graded - Mickey Mantle, Harmon Killebrew, Roberto Clemente, Sandy Koufax, Hank Aaron and Jackie Robinson...I may even send in a couple others like my Mays and Ted W. I place reprints in the binder...

Just need 1954 Topps Al Kaline and Jackie Robinson to complete my 54-90 run!

Last card -

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Congrats, John. Quote an impressive Topps run you have there.
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Starting a 1963 Topps Peel-Off set.

Small set that is within my budget.

Question - Do they fit in either 12 or 15 pocket pages?
The 12 pocket looks like it might be a bit too small.

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I took some time off from serious set completion work over the last year or so but came back to it in May. I've knocked off about 15 1967 Topps hi #s and and am down to seven. I lost out on a couple over the weekend but I've got snipes in on three more so hopefully I can get lucky once or twice.

I was sitting at three missing 1962 Post Cereal cards but found a couple of reasonable ones this morning and had offers accepted. Down to just Gary Geiger to finish off the set. I had intended to be a 'completest' and try to collect all the small variations but I think I'll drop that goal and work on finishing the '62 Green Tints.

After that I'll think about my low-key set chases, '67 Philly Gum, '75 Topps minis and the '61 Topps stamps. I haven't given them much thought at all recently and they can wait although I'm sure I'll get them done at some point. None are tough to find items, it's just a matter of doing the work.
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Small set that is within my budget.

Question - Do they fit in either 12 or 15 pocket pages?
The 12 pocket looks like it might be a bit too small.

Thanks!

Mike
They're 1/8" too tall to fit in 12-pocket pages, so I simply put mine in penny sleeves and use 9-pocket pages for them. Have fun with your new project!

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Crazy I posted this way back in 2017 and post 113 (on page 4 I believe). I did finish my 1975 Topps and 1974 Topps. I never finished my 1957 Topps set (got about 50 different cards at this point). And I still have all of the 1962s plus a few more. Up to about 100 different in that set.

Since then I've started working on a 1958 Topps set. But I'm only about 200 into it, so not even halfway. I've tried to trade, but I can't find anyone that wants to trade with me. Seems everyone only wants to buy and sell and no one trades anymore.

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I'm just getting into vintage and trying to move/sell/give away my modern to make room and money for vintage. With that in mind, I'm just getting started into sets.

I have an array of vintage (about a 2-row shoebox worth), but not many of any certain year. The closest I am is I have about roughly 440 of the 1974 Topps baseball set. Not sure I will continue toward that set, but I probably will.

Other than that, I have about 70 different from 1962 Topps baseball and about 40 each from 1972, 1973 and 1975 Topps. Also have about 25 different from 1957. So those will be next few sets I decide to work on.
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I wish I could trade more...I do have two binders of post war doubles but most are cards that have been upgraded or not in high demand. I just don't carry much to offer in trades. I think others fall into the same boat...
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Crazy I posted this way back in 2017 and post 113 (on page 4 I believe). I did finish my 1975 Topps and 1974 Topps. I never finished my 1957 Topps set (got about 50 different cards at this point). And I still have all of the 1962s plus a few more. Up to about 100 different in that set.

Since then I've started working on a 1958 Topps set. But I'm only about 200 into it, so not even halfway. I've tried to trade, but I can't find anyone that wants to trade with me. Seems everyone only wants to buy and sell and no one trades anymore.
I know what you mean. There are several scenarios: I don't have anything they can use; they're a dealer and they can't trade evenly, only to their advantage; or they are willing to trade, but the cards they're willing to give up are in lesser shape than what I can use. At this point I'd love to trade my extra 53 Bowman Color and 1971 Topps Baseball for the cards I need to complete my 1970 set (about 180 or so.) I'd even give a slight advantage to anyone who had a group of cards that I still need. Perhaps when I start my 74 set then I might find someone willing to trade.
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1977 Topps Baseball Set is now completed. Gaylord Perry arrived today and is sitting comfortably with the rest of his 77 yearly cohorts.

Onto 1980, 1972 and 1973 Topps Baseball set quests. Not necessarily in that order of completion at this point in time.

Congrats on the 1977 set ! As you know, the set is sneaky tough in great condition as the cardboard is thinner and the borders are prone to chipping.
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252/252 on the 1950 Bowman set. Last card arrived yesterday!
I just started this set. Builds from scratch are very rare for me, but the '50 Bowman may be my favorite set to look at.

Decided that I wanted only clean mid-grade cards from top to bottom, because this is going to be a special part of my collection. No wrinkles (except for possibly those close to the corner small diagonal ones) and nice surfaces.

Was ready to be as patient as necessary. But, go figure, the perfect Jackie for the set's goals showed up right away (and went for the right price). Sometimes I love BVG 5s and the steep slab discount you get for the great cards that might be in them, and that's what happened. It's on its way.

So, now I'm at 6/252 Also have Yogi, Rizzuto, Parnell, and two commons.


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I am looking for:

1963 Fleer (vg at best) - #13 J Kindall, # 32 R Santo, #35 B Purkey, #57 E Face, and # 66 B O'Dell. - I stopped looking on ebay because of the near mint prices on vg cards PLUS $8.00 shipping. Nope not going to do that.

Also looking for:

E47 Jockey's (vg at best) - C Ginistrelli, J Galway, E Corrigan, P D'Arenberg

N72 Coins Of All Nations (vg at best) - Corea, England, Peru, Servia

The search continues for reasonably priced cards and shipping.
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Bob
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Old 07-25-2021, 11:16 AM
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I'm working on a 1958 Topps set in mid-grade condition. I've been working on this set for a little over a month and have 277 different. I have many of the stars/HOFers, but I have a few left to get obviously. Am always looking for stuff I don't have if anyone has any extras FT/FS. Here's a few pictures.









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Old 07-25-2021, 07:09 PM
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3 more needed from '61 Topps:

472 Berra MVP, 573 Boyer AS, 576 Maris AS

5 more from '70 Kelloggs, which might be my favorite set of any set:

12 Mays, 16 May, 18 Reichardt, 21 B. Robinson, 27 Clemente, 71a Gibson (1959 IP blank)

I could not believe how much the Mays and Clemente go for now. I have a lot of Kelloggs from the '70s to trade.

Also if anyone is only missing one or two from a '76-'84 Topps baseball set and it's not Nolan Ryan or a Murray rookie or something like that, let me know. If I have it, it's yours.
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Old 07-25-2021, 08:21 PM
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I decided I'd quit whining about prices and just go out and do what I could to finish off the '67 Topps SPs I needed. I managed to track down five of the seven in reasonable shape at decent (relatively) prices. A couple, Clendenon and Tommy John, are nice samples of tough cards and I got lucky on the eBay auctions. I'm down to Mike Shannon and the Rod Carew rookie. I've got bids in on a few Shannons. Hoping to continue my luck.

The best thing that's happened since I last hit this thread was finishing my '62 Post Cereal baseball set. At least I think I have. The last card, Gary Geiger, another hard-to-find SP, came from a source I'd never connected to vintage cards, Amazon.

Last Friday, after my weekly fishing for Geiger expedition on eBay I decided to widen my net a bit and just googled the card and clicked the Google shopping tab on the results. Geiger popped up ON AMAZON for about $8 plus shipping. I couldn't hit 'buy' fast enough. In all the years I've been buying cards online I've never considered Amazon as a place to check. I'm still not 100% sure the deal is real but Amazon says my order shipped Saturday. We'll see what happens.
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Technically, I finished my 1972 Topps Baseball set on Friday, it's just a matter of waiting for everthing to arrive, about 17 cards from different sellers.

I've been working on a 70 Topps set as well, but that has progressed at a slower pace. I need 144 cards altogether, the majority between 460 - 680; 104 cards within these numbers to be exact. In addition I'm missing Bench, Munson, Rose, Gamble, many HOF All-Star cards, and the Pilots team card.

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Upgrading my 1953 Bowman Color and 1971 Topps Baseball Card sets with the 1972 set to follow- someday.
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6 cards away from completing my first 1970's set ever...…...Big thanks to Dave Hogan, Dan Paradis and Michael Reedy for all the help!! Not sure if I will make it on my 64 and 67 set but this 78 Topps set is a true happy set for me! What seems like small gains for some means the world to others. Thank you guys!!! 6 more cards! Enjoying seeing them in a binder. Thank you all.
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