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Old 02-24-2012, 04:12 PM
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Default Set You Had Most Fun Putting Together

I'm finishing up a project to assemble a set from every year back to 1941. I've found that some sets were a blast to put together and some were a chore.

I'm curious what sets others enjoyed putting togther the most.

For me..

Most enjoyable
1967 Topps (the high numbers were a fun challenge)
1966 Topps (same as above)
1956 Topps (stars were affordable but numerous)
1943 M P & Co (finding any of them was exciting)


Most boring sets to finish
1965 Topps (I barely remember completing that set)
1964 Topps (dull looking set overall)
1964 Topps Giant (took forever)
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Old 02-24-2012, 05:09 PM
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Default Favorite Topps Set

I like 1957 and 1967 the best as sets , but my favorite is 1959, the first one I finished. My least favorite, that I put together card by card, was 1968
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:39 PM
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MY 1955, Milwaukee Braves Spic and Span die cut set was a lot of fun to put together. The feeling of accomplishment was sky high because I pieced that set together, one card at a time, on a very limited budget.

Biggest pain has been the Braves '55 Johnston cookies set, with the cards still attached in booklets. I have been stuck on 5 out of 6 panels for a year now. I need the series 1 panel, with Aaron, to complete it but haven't seen one individually for sale in years.
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:17 PM
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I haven't completed many sets, and only one older than 74.

The 48 Bowmans were fun, small set, and at the time possible on a tight budget if you didn't care at all about condition. (The Musial I had cost .50 with paper loss, and the Berra had been partly colorized nice yellow uniform!)
I sold it to fund some of a ski trip, and sort of wish I hadn't.

74 was fun to finally finish. I collected it when new, got close during the 80's, and finally bought the last one I needed around 1994 or so.

the 82s were pretty dull, since I just ordered them from a dealer when they came out.

I actually had fun putting together the first series of 2011 Topps.

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Old 02-25-2012, 12:22 AM
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The sets that have been the most fun for me have actually been more recent sets . When Topps brought out the Heritage line back in 2001 I got back into cards again .Hunting the Sp's down made it a lot more challenging and I loved the vintage look . It also got me started once again wanting to pursue more real vintage cards as well. Started a 1952 & 1955 Bowman set which have been a little bit harder than expected. Brett
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:30 AM
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I'm still working to complete my first baseball set earlier than 1974 as I've been focusing on football for the past 5 years or so since getting back into the hobby. I did slowly complete the 1975 baseball set recently. About 1/3 of the set came from my youth and the rest I acquired through cards shows, ebay, other collectors, etc. It was a lot of fun and I've always liked the look of the '75 set.

I'm actively working on the following baseball sets. Mostly looking for raw cards to keep the cost down:

t206 (a looong term project)
1951 Bowman (need 183 cards)
1955 Topps (need 86 cards)
1958 Topps (need 131 cards)
1960 Topps (need 103 cards)

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Old 02-25-2012, 09:52 AM
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1888 N28 set of 50....
1952 Topps (The High numbers were a nightmare)
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Old 02-25-2012, 10:06 AM
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I haven't completed many sets, and only one older than 74.

The 48 Bowmans were fun, small set, and at the time possible on a tight budget if you didn't care at all about condition. (The Musial I had cost .50 with paper loss, and the Berra had been partly colorized nice yellow uniform!)
I sold it to fund some of a ski trip, and sort of wish I hadn't.

74 was fun to finally finish. I collected it when new, got close during the 80's, and finally bought the last one I needed around 1994 or so.

the 82s were pretty dull, since I just ordered them from a dealer when they came out.

I actually had fun putting together the first series of 2011 Topps.


Steve B
We're in about the same boat. I've slowly taken on '48 Bowman, as far as the key cards go, a cheap, low-low-grade Musial is still avoiding me...

Had a lot of fun with '74. I didn't collect them when they came out though..And went for the master set. The Traded portion was the easiest to finish. The Washinton variations were pretty much the last ones I needed..So far, it's actually the ONLY set that was able to keep my focus long enough to finish(aside from the sets I bought)..

Anything 80 or newer, I bought complete. Except '82 and '83. I found cheap sets(-the Ripken and -the Boggs, Sandberg, Gwynn) since I already had doubles of those anyway...

On the Pre-war side. The '41 double plays have a very similar appeal to me as the '48 Bowman. Small set, a few big name rookies, affordable, and often come up in low-grade(since you often find them separated)..A separated Williams/Cronin card cost me a total of $5..

I'll also jump on the bandwagon with darkhorse, the MP & Co's are fun...Boring cards, but a fun set...I've never made an attempt to complete, but get excited everytime I find one cheap..

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Old 02-25-2012, 11:03 AM
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Anyone ever attempted to assemble the Topps Zest Soap set......
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Old 02-25-2012, 11:11 AM
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73 topps for me.

My first year collecting as a kid was 72. In early 90's I sold most of my 70's baseball, but kept the 72's...when I got back into collecting in 09 I finished up the 72 set but only had a few holes.

73 I built from scratch buying lots on ebay..........Love the photography in that set and it brought back a lot of memories. Loved sorting the lots as they came in a choosing the best card to keep. It was my goal to spend no more than the average cost I was seeing for complete sets. Ultimately met that goal but it was nerve racking (read: fun) once I had completed the set and began trying to sell the doubles, triples, quadruples, quintuples to eventually get back down to my $ goal for net cost on a complete set.

Took me about 4 months to complete the set then another couple of months to sell the extras.

Also did the 52 bowmans in a similar manner - It was fun too, but overall the 73 was the best since I had seen so many of the cards as a kid!

The attached Clemente is the first card I bought :
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