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Old 06-16-2017, 08:14 PM
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Default 1953 - 1980 Topps run put to bed

Thanks to a fellow board member, I finally pulled the trigger and got the last card that I needed for my Topps run - 1963 Topps Pete Rose RC. I have never been crazy about the card, but it only seems to be getting hotter, so I took the plunge.

Now I suppose it's time to focus on 1952. I love the set, but have been a little afraid of starting it. I'll probably try a low number set first and then if any high number opportunities fall into my lap, I'll take a shot at them. Don't really expect to get there, but ya never know.

It's been a really fun ride working on these sets, I used to think that 56 was always my favorite, but after working on all the sets I think I have settled on 57 as my favorite. Least favorite is probably 58. It's pretty bland.

To keep cranking away I plan on working on upgrades while expanding to other post war sets. Bowman and Fleer will definitely be in the mix. I'd like to hit other sets like DanDee, Red Heart, and Hires as well. Maybe Exhibits or Redmans. Who knows.

I have learned a lot about Topps during this run, but don't have a lot of experience with the others. Looking forward to learning more.
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Old 06-16-2017, 08:26 PM
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Nice job on the run of sets
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Old 06-16-2017, 09:16 PM
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Congrats that is pretty impressive.
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Old 06-16-2017, 09:31 PM
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Congrats, that is pretty impressive.

Good job, Rob.
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Old 06-16-2017, 09:53 PM
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Great run Rob. Good luck on your 52 quest
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Old 06-16-2017, 09:56 PM
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Congratulations Rob!

I completed '54-'80 a few years ago...cashed '57-'80 in

...and have started 'Topps the Gathering' once more.

Not sure I want to go all the way this time...

not at the pace I'm going.

I may just complete the '53 - I have most of it.

To be honest, I got a little depressed once I got that last card.

Surely, the thrill is in the chase. That made it easier to say goodbye.

Hey, don't listen to this old guy...Enjoy your collection.
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Old 06-16-2017, 10:28 PM
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Congrats on a major accomplishment, from a fellow Bessette.
WTB: 1969 Eskimo Pie Dale Livingston/Gino Cappelletti

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Old 06-16-2017, 11:22 PM
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Congratulations on the set run!

I love the Red Heart set, and the DanDee will certainly keep you busy. That set may pose a challenge for you.
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Old 06-17-2017, 02:10 AM
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That is awesome!
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Old 06-17-2017, 07:37 AM
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Thanks guys, it's been a fun ride. Now time to upgrade and expand to other sets! I have always loved the post war stuff. For some reason the T cards don't do it for me as much.
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