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Old 03-27-2016, 11:28 PM
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I am building both 1959 Topps Baseball and 1960 Topps Baseball sets and something came to mind that I would like some help on. I have cards in both sets both graded and un graded I like it but its getting to the point where I wanna get close to finishing, opinions continue with the graded/ungraded thing or do one or the other? Also what crossed my mind I wanna hold the cards in pure form, and be able to look through them in a binder with pages, is that the best way to go? Last with the big cards big named rookies, hofers, sp's, would it be better to buy those graded or keep with the theme of ungraded and put them in the binder with pages? Thanks for the help.
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Most of it personal choice for sure. Personally, I like keeping them slabbed and in boxes. That's part of why I go for smaller sets. The 33 Goudey takes up more than 3 1/2 boxes on its own .

Used to have the Goudey in a binder (15 years unmoved). But wanted to keep it more liquid and less interpretative for grade/value.

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The set that I am working on, I am buying graded HoFr's. The rest of the set is ungraded. This not only saves space but it spares a lot of additional expenses too.
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The set that I am working on, I am buying graded HoFr's. The rest of the set is ungraded. This not only saves space but it spares a lot of additional expenses too.
+1. I make photo copies of the graded cards - front and back - and I put them in the appropriate sleeves of the binders. I also have a label maker that noted the cert# and other appropriate PSA info of the graded card. In a perfect world, I would prefer to have a filler for the binder and a nice graded one as well and in some cases I do - but the photo copy keeps the binder full and reminds me of what is in the spot when I look at them.
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I personally only collect sets in raw form. I can have the same exact quality of cards for way less than half the cost.
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I have a Topps run and they are all in sheets and binders, with only a handful of graded cards. That is my preference as a hobby collector for easy access to the entire set...and the overlay of variations/variants within the sets.

But, if I was putting together sets with a view toward eventual sale and maximum appreciation, I would grade the key cards

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But, if I was putting together sets with a view toward eventual sale and maximum appreciation, I would grade the key cards
I agree with Al on this point but would wait till you decided to sell to see what grading companies magic plastic holders work the best at that point in time. Just because one sells for more now does not mean it will in the future.
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thanks all for the tips
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I personally only collect sets in raw form. I can have the same exact quality of cards for way less than half the cost.
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