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Old 05-03-2018, 03:15 PM
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I think it depends on the set. I would consider a T206 set complete even without Wagner, Magie, Doyle NY NATíL, and Plank, because of the extreme rarity of those cards. Same with a 1933 Goudey set sans Lajoie; it wasnít issued until the following year and has a 1934 design. OTOH, the 1952 Topps high numbers are expensive, not rare. I donít know enough about the other sets the OP mentioned to weigh in specifically on them. The gray area for me is where to draw the line on rare vs. extremely rare, but I guess thatís a different topic.
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Old 05-03-2018, 08:42 PM
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In building sets back to 1956 I have been a completist with no exceptions but one -- the 1963 Topps Pete Rose rookie card. I've never really liked Rose and his card is ridiculously expensive, so when I completed that set a couple years ago I bought a Rose reprint. Please don't judge me.
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Old 05-03-2018, 09:05 PM
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As a set collector as much as it might bother me, it is not complete until itís complete.some sets maybe Iíll never complete t206 and the Wagner comes to mind but it is what it is. Iím also not a person who would get a beater just to complete the set, I may have a range but the set needs to be the same throughout.
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Old 05-03-2018, 09:40 PM
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I'll get back to the T206 set. I won't ever get the big four, likely, but I knew that going in.

If you enjoy a particular set, collect it. Why the worry over a silly label? If you love the '52 Topps set, but can't afford to drop $10k on a nice Mantle, go for it.

Are you collecting for yourself, or to impress somebody else?
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I'll get back to the T206 set. I won't ever get the big four, likely, but I knew that going in.

If you enjoy a particular set, collect it. Why the worry over a silly label? If you love the '52 Topps set, but can't afford to drop $10k on a nice Mantle, go for it.

Are you collecting for yourself, or to impress somebody else?
Where I can get a nice Mantle for 10k please
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Old 05-04-2018, 04:38 AM
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Where I can get a nice Mantle for 10k please
Cooperstown Sports Cards sold this one for $11,500 on March 11th. $10k is completely realistic is you're patient.



Perfectly acceptable for a set completionist.
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I think that in general it is not complete without everything there, but there can be a few exceptions. The 33 Goudey was mentioned. Since the Lajoie was actually produced with the 34s, I feel you could count it as complete without it. There are also some sets considered complete without certain cards because of the extreme rarity. One example would be the 1932 U.S. caramel with the Lindstrom.
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In building sets back to 1956 I have been a completist with no exceptions but one -- the 1963 Topps Pete Rose rookie card. I've never really liked Rose and his card is ridiculously expensive, so when I completed that set a couple years ago I bought a Rose reprint. Please don't judge me.
Plus, that is one fugly card (don't mean to offend anyone).
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In building sets back to 1956 I have been a completist with no exceptions but one -- the 1963 Topps Pete Rose rookie card. I've never really liked Rose and his card is ridiculously expensive, so when I completed that set a couple years ago I bought a Rose reprint. Please don't judge me.
Plus, that is one fugly card (don't mean to offend anyone).
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We're OCD completists, so, no, a set is not "complete" unless it is actually in fact complete (it is Ape-Law!).
However, we also have an unparallelled ability to rationalize and fantasize, so for those of our sets yet incomplete
because of the rarity and/or, for us, current unaffordability of a few key cards, there is always
the undeniable fact that we could win the lottery next week, and then...
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