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Old 03-21-2017, 12:22 AM
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Check out '33 Goudey. Lots of HOFs including Ruth and Gehrig. In fact, 4 different Ruths. Attractive, classic set.

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Definitely a beautiful set! I think it's probably larger than I'd want to try and tackle as a first set, but maybe one day...
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Old 03-21-2017, 12:27 AM
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Unless you want to get into exhibits or strip cards you'll have a hard time finding Wagner and Gehrig in the same set, don't even think they overlap in those 2 though. The big 4 of the deadball butt up against Ruth starting out with some small overlap. I think e120 and 121 have a bunch of the HOFers but the price has risen substantially in the last few years.

I'm a Cracker Jack guy, no Ruth but the big 4 are there plus Jackson but its not a cheap set.
I had not thought I'd go for a black and white set, but the E120 & E121 sets are pretty nice, and the prices don't seem too crazy (compared to some other sets.) Both are larger than some of the other options, so may start with smaller ones, but thanks for mentioning them!
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Old 03-21-2017, 12:31 AM
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The others can be done, but that last one is tough. To meet those other criteria, even in a low-mid condition you are going into the thousands after the Stars are added. How many thousands are you willing to state is not "overly expensive" and what condition is important to you?
For now I'm thinking a couple thousand or so. If I can find a set that seems a safe bet to hold its value and/or appreciate a bit, that would make it a little easier.

Regarding condition, some of it will depend on the set (I've noticed some sets it seems like a PSA 4-5 is not crazy expensive, while others the price is already pretty high at a PSA 2.) I think the key will be visual appeal, so a light crease or even some paper missing but overall nice looking card would probably be find for me, even if the grade is low.
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Old 03-21-2017, 12:32 AM
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For the e92s, just stick to the Dockman backs. The Dockman set is 40 cards. The other backs add more cards. The drawback to just doing the Dockmans is that you lose a few HOFers particularly Cobb, 1 Bender, and Collins. Otherwise, it is pretty straight forward. If you start looking at the other backs (crofts candy, cocoa, nadja) it will get quite pricey and extremely challenging/nearly impossible.

The E93/E95 sets are pretty straight forward. Neither have any shortprints or anything odd. The E95 Plank is he same basic portrait as the the T206 so it is fairly popular.

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As for great photos and affordability I think a run at w517s would be fun and is on my list in the future.

It's a strip set, so the purists may avoid it, but I am a big fan as the photo quality is top notch compared to the cards of the era. The 2 Ruths and Gehrig are the only real intimidating ones and they are not that pricey if you watch auctions. Tons of HOF members in this one.

Here's the database entry if you are unfamiliar - http://www.tradingcarddb.com/ViewAllSet.cfm/sid/84235
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As for great photos and affordability I think a run at w517s would be fun and is on my list in the future.

It's a strip set, so the purists may avoid it, but I am a big fan as the photo quality is top notch compared to the cards of the era. The 2 Ruths and Gehrig are the only real intimidating ones and they are not that pricey if you watch auctions. Tons of HOF members in this one.

Here's the database entry if you are unfamiliar - http://www.tradingcarddb.com/ViewAllSet.cfm/sid/84235
That's pretty cool. "Strip set" means that they were originally issued multiple cards attached and to get them to size they were cut by individuals?
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That's pretty cool. "Strip set" means that they were originally issued multiple cards attached and to get them to size they were cut by individuals?
Basically.

Store owners would give them to customers from the candy counter as a premium. This find last year of some counter boxes will help explain:

http://www.robertedwardauctions.com/...-original-box/
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How about 35 Goudey 4 in 1? Only 36 cards if you do unique fronts only, and Ruth is in there. Should be fairly inexpensive if you stick to low-mid grade, isn't too difficult to find, and it's full of HOFers. You could get all 36 cards for around $1500 in an average grade of around VG/EX. This is likely the most budget friendly mainstream set that includes Ruth. HOFers of note include H.Greenberg, J.Foxx, M.Ott, D.Dean, T.Lazzeri, and a host of others.

Later you can expand on it and do the master set of 114 front/back combos, but that will get tougher, as several of the specific combos are short prints.

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Check out E95 too. It has a great Cobby, Matty and a Wags.....several other HOF'ers and only 25 cards in the set. Good luck with whichever way you go. Here is my ex-Cobby. Who wouldn't love this card! (Here is a link to the set too)
http://www.oldcardboard.com/e/e1/e095/e95list.asp




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Jeff, if you put much emphasis on your first criteria, especially the "major criteria for me on this are images that really look like the player" part of it, then IMHO, your two best choices by far are the E121 and M101 sets. Another choice is the E120 set. I do confess that I very much prefer the B&W, real-photo sets over the colorful, artists'-rendition sets.
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