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Old 07-17-2017, 12:56 PM
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Lajoie might not necessarily be my choice on every single set but would be on most. Every set has one or two must haves because of the particular pose or whatever reason.
Good choice on Lajoie. I have always thought that Lajoie, in general, has particularly nice poses in the sets he is in. I consider him very 'cardogenic'.

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Old 07-17-2017, 01:34 PM
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Good choice on Lajoie. I have always thought that Lajoie, in general, has particularly nice poses in the sets he is in. I consider him very 'cardogenic'.

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Thanks, I agree!

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Old 07-17-2017, 04:25 PM
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After realizing that 'taming the monster' was never going to be possible for me, I have concentrated on specific players: The First Five, Smoky Joe, and Cliff Blankenship (1st local in Majors).

I recently felt a financial pinch and let a Ruth go...hope that never happens again.

I also collect Game Cards which I have found to be an affordable option in high grade.

I have only one Nap Lajoie - the 1913 Game Card in Red graded PSA-9.
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Old 07-17-2017, 04:53 PM
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After realizing that 'taming the monster' was never going to be possible for me, I have concentrated on specific players: The First Five, Smoky Joe, and Cliff Blankenship (1st local in Majors).

I recently felt a financial pinch and let a Ruth go...hope that never happens again.

I also collect Game Cards which I have found to be an affordable option in high grade.

I have only one Nap Lajoie - the 1913 Game Card in Red graded PSA-9.
I hear you on "the monster. " It's not that I am anti T206. I simply have been wary of getting sucked in. There are too many other issues I like. However, focusing on a player allows me to sample it along with many other issues. I chose Lajoie, and I just love the Lajoie portrait! That may well be where I start with Napoleon.

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Old 07-17-2017, 10:52 PM
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I mostly collect cards of specific players and type cards, and I am thrilled when I am able to "kill two focuses with one card." The pre-War players I collect are ALL that played on the 1924 Washington Senators team, with special emphasis on WaJo and Sam Rice. By including the team owner & GM (Clark Griffith), I am able to start with the Old Judges when Griffith was a player and go all the way to the early 1950's Bowmans when Bucky Harris, the "Boy Wonder" player-manager of the 1924 champion Senators, was still managing in the American League. To me, this is much more interesting and satisfying than set collecting.
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Old 07-18-2017, 12:52 AM
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For whatever reason, I've always been attracted to T207, falling on the love side in the familiar "love it or hate it" feel people have with the set. One of the ideas I've toyed with is to put some meat into the general collection by collecting the other cards of the various T207 players - some of whom are a little obscure. A bunch of the smaller-name folks in T207 show up in various other sets, especially in the PCL world, namely both in the Obaks and Zeenuts. Weaving together the set of cards for folks that pass through T207 (or any) set gives it a different feel - you can explore it in so many ways ... player/team/minor-league team/etc...

A great idea, IMO, no matter how you tackle it. As others have said, collect what you like, how you like it. Being on a budget makes it all the more rewarding, especially when/if you're able to swing something you thought was out of reach.

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There is something hauntingly beautiful about the T207 set. For some reason it just kind of "takes you back" to that era better than any other set. The lack of big names makes it even more interesting to me. The mystery of Irving Lewis (no one's even really sure who he was is my understanding) and the eerie but lovable Lowdermilk card make it ATC's most unique set IMO. For some reason I always want to listen to impressionist music when looking at the cards (favorite seems to be Erik Satie's Nocturnes). No other card set brings out such eccentricities for me lol.
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I collect players from my hometown of Kearny, NJ. There aren't many, Dots Miller, Ownie Carroll, Jack Tighe, Sam Dente. There are some more recent players, but I don't collect them yet.

Miller is of course the most popular here because he's in some of the bigger pre-war sets. I have most of his cards, skipping out on some sets if the only difference is the back. Other than that, I pick up random stuff that shows up like photos, signed postcards, World Series worn uniform, pins, just basically anything from that period.

Caroll is surprisingly tough to find stuff for, seeing as he played nine seasons in the majors. I believe he is only in six sets and I'm not sure when I'll see a 1928 Star Candy for him, so it might be awhile before I get anything else for his collection.

I also collect complaints about the sorting facility in town
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I collect Addie Joss cards. I have most with most variations. Still missing a couple of the toughies.
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Old 07-18-2017, 10:14 PM
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I collect a lot of different pre-war sets and type cards, especially 1907-1915. You inspired me to figure out which players I have the most of:

McGraw
Harry Davis
Cobb
Bender
Marquard
Chance
George Mullin
Tinker
Tommy Leach
Bob Bescher
Larry Doyle
Red Dooin


I have at least 10 cards of each of these. Interesting thread!
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Old 07-18-2017, 10:22 PM
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I collect Zach Wheat because he was born in my hometown. I have been collecting Zach for about 30 years. He appeared on a lot so stuff so I'm always looking for stuff I don't have . I enjoy the silks, pins, stamps, discs, blankets, die cuts etc. Like all the different card issues such as tobacco, candy, bakery, strip, Canadian. Enjoy collecting wire photos with Zach , with teammates, with opponents etc. Collect minor league items, major league with the Dodgers and A's, and post major league with Minneapolis Millers. Also love Wheat autographs on cards, balls, letters, checks etc. Really enjoy game used items, trophies, plaques, platters, old timer game gifts.
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