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Old 09-29-2016, 12:07 PM
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Default Set Collectors - Report in your progress!

Would love to hear how other set collectors out there are doing against their goals and report in their progress. All the set collectors I know are usually into stats and spreadsheets (I am! Lol) to track progress and LOVE hitting milestones along the way. Here is where I am at, current goal is to attack the 1960's Topps base set runs, before I jump back into the 1950's.

1960 - 1980 Topps 13,224/13,724 Need 500 96% Complete

1970's Topps 7,011/7011 100% Complete
1960's Topps 5,487/5,987 91% Complete

Set's Currently Working on -

1965 Topps 414/598 69%
1964 Topps 465/587 79%
1962 Topps 457/598 76%
1961 Topps 534/587 91%

*Primary focus is on 1961 Topps High Numbers, mostly All-Stars, chipping at others when good deals arise. Re-Completing 64 & 65 due to upgrades and helping other collectors a year ago. Most recent complete was the tough 63 Topps.

Side sets -

1963 Fleer 50/67 75%

*3rd time I am putting this set together, not a big fan just thought it would look cool in the 63 Topps binder so chipping away.

SGC Graded Harmon Killebrew Base Cards 14/20

*Favorite player, just thought it would be cool to have each card in SGC graded 7 or higher. The hardest part is just availability unless I send in some myself, not sure if I am that interested enough to do that, although it would be a lot cheaper in the long run considering I have about 4-6 cards of each year easy, some I think would grade 7 or highter. Just easier to buy them already graded.

Latest Milestone - Getting to 500 cards needed for the entire Topps 60's base cards. Seems like I'm almost there, only 500 out of 5, 987 cards, but then I think of the box of 500 that represents and some of the cards I have left, and it seems like I'm still climbing the mountain!

Check in with your progess! I love hear how others are doing...and I know there are a lot of folks here that compete with me day in and day out for the same cards...I've said this before, I wish it wasn't so anonymous on these auctions, I would enjoy talking battle scars after some of the fights!
John Otto

1968 - 1990 Complete
1967 Topps 467/609
1966 Topps 546/598
1961 Topps 435/589
1955 Topps 188/210
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Old 09-29-2016, 12:57 PM
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Bob F.
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Fun thread! Off the top of my head (spreadsheets aren't handy):

1948-49 Leaf - need 3
1976 Topps - need 2
1962 Topps Super - need 8
1991 Topps Desert Shield - need 3
1956 Topps Master - need 2
1950 Bowman - need 3

1962 Topps "super" is registry name for master set plus green tints.

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Old 09-29-2016, 01:10 PM
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Default 1952 Topps

I am under 10 cards left to complete my 1952 Topps set. All high #'s.....5 commons, some stars...but I have the Mantle. In addition, I have 6 or 7 gray backs and a number of variations.


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Old 09-29-2016, 03:17 PM
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Al Richter
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1955 Topps Hocus Focus baseball--3
1967 Topps Stand Ups--- 2
1991 Topps instant Win Game cards... 3, I think

Bob -- 62 Supers ?

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Old 09-29-2016, 03:37 PM
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I'm a set collector with a goal to have a complete base set from every year.

I'm complete with that goal back to 1951 (Includes 1955 Bowman and Topps, 1954 Bowman and Topps, 1953 Topps, 1952 Bowman and 1951 Topps Red and Blue)

Now working on the 1950 Bowman set. Need just 17 cards to finish.

17 Sid Hudson
18 Eddie Robinson
19 Warren Spahn
20 Bob Elliott
21 Pee Wee Reese
22 Jackie Robinson
23 Don Newcombe
24 Johnny Schmitz
25 Hank Sauer
26 Grady Hatton
27 Herman Wehmeier
28 Bobby Thomson
29 Ed Stanky
32 Robin Roberts
33 Ralph Kiner
34 Murry Dickson
35 Enos Slaughter
2018 Collecting goals...

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Old 09-29-2016, 04:49 PM
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I just picked up #223 in my signed 1953 Topps set (Bobo Newsom). My other signed set project, which has been mothballed for now, is a 2007 Dunkin Donuts PawSox set. The sets were given out as a promotion, and I've never seen them signed other than the ones I have. I was able to get to 24/30 TTM, and added Jon Lester about 2 years ago through a Steiner signing. I don't think I'll be able to complete it because infielder Ed Rogers has evidently retired back to his native Dominican Republic, and I don't have a way to get in touch with him there.
Signed 1953 Topps set: 245/274 (89.41 %)
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Old 09-29-2016, 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Zach Wheat View Post
I am under 10 cards left to complete my 1952 Topps set. All high #'s.....5 commons, 6 stars...but I have the Mantle. In addition, I have 6 or 7 gray backs and a number of variations.

Lol 5+6 is not "under 10"!
Actively collecting Carl Yastrzemski !
Also 1964 & 68 Topps Venezuelans
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Old 09-29-2016, 07:44 PM
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Hardly any progress for me over the past 4-5 years. Life got in the way.
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Old 09-30-2016, 05:09 PM
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Ed Jensen
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Completed 1961 Post, 1964 Topps Coins, and 1961 Topps Stamps recently.

Topps regular run (except 1952) complete. Bowman run complete except 1949 (need 43).

Working on assorted 50's/60's/70's issues: 1963 Topps Peel Offs (need 4),1972 Fleer Famous Feats (need 5), 1954 Red Heart (need 2), 1962 Post (need 1), 1963 Post (need 3).

In pre-war, 1933 Goudey (need 66), 1934 Goudey (need 34), 1934-36 Diamond Stars (need 37), 1939 Play Ball (need 39), 1940 Play Ball (need 55) and 1941 Play Ball (need 1).
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Old 10-03-2016, 11:04 PM
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As one of those bucket list items that I started a few years ago, I'm putting together sets from 1969 to 1980. I have 1971-1980 complete with around 25 to go on the 1969 set and 80 cards or so from the 1970 set. The stats are in my sig, but I still need to update it slightly but it's still close. I bought the 1980 and 1975 sets, but everything else was put together. I also bought a complete 1976 SPCC set, which are very nice. I look at those way more than the 75s.

The 1975 set is mid-grade but I don't mind. My 72 and 73 sets are somewhat surprisingly decent looking in the binders, 74, 76-80 are in pretty much excellent condition. The 1971 set is the roughest, and will be the first set I start to upgrade once I complete them all. As ugly as I thought the 1972 set was, once you get it into the binder it's a really great looking set. I was kind of disappointed in the 1975 set. The colors are different, but I think it's too loud and the pictures are marginal IMO.

The 1974 set is one of my favorites. I had a bunch of them as a kid so I was familiar with 25% of the set. I really liked the 1973 cards as a kid, and I still like that year. My 1976 set has a few cards signed by Oakland A's players back when I was doing that 13 years ago or so. Bert Campanaris, Joe Rudi, Sal Bando, Gene Tenace, Al Dark. The 1978 is my personal favorite, being the first year I collected sports cards as a 9 year old. I liked 1980 when it came out since it had a 74 vibe to it, but 1979 is one of those years where familiarity breeds contempt. I bought so many that year and looked at them so much.

Now I'm pretty much down to HOFers and SP high numbers for 69 and 70. I need Nolan Ryan for both sets, 70 Clemente, 69 Seaver, 70 Aaron, etc. I'm not picky on condition but I know at some point I'll have to bite the bullet on the Ryans.
98.5% of 1969-1980 Topps Sets Completed
8,401 base cards, 8,278 acquired, 123 to go
1971-1980 Complete
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