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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!
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1968 - 1990 Complete
1967 Topps 463/609
1966 Topps 560/598
1965 Topps 494/598
1961 Topps 452/589
1955 Topps 204/210
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Old 09-29-2016, 12:57 PM
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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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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, 05:33 PM
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Paul Carek
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1956 Topps -- 312/342 (91% complete)
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Old 09-29-2016, 05:36 PM
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My 1973 Topps set is 81% complete. Putting it together one series at a time. About the begin the 5th series. I already have the Schmidt RC so that makes it a little easier.

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1972 Topps Baseball
1973 Topps Baseball
1974 Topps Baseball (master set w/all variations)
1975 Topps Baseball

In progress:

1971 Topps Baseball
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Old 09-29-2016, 06:55 PM
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My PSA mid-grade 1953 Bowman is a hair over 33% complete. Hope to get it closer to 50% by years end

Successful transactions with Peter Spaeth, Brian Van Horn, Brian Dwyer, MGHPro, DeanH, canofcorn, Zigger Zagger, conor912, RayBShotz, Jay Wolt, AConte, Halbig Vintage and many others
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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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