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Old 06-30-2017, 08:22 PM
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Very impressive, guys!

Rob, why stop at 1980? Why not go all the way?

I have completed Topps and Topps Traded/Update from 2016 down to 1966. I am currently working on 1965. My oldest sets are presentable low to mid grade. I will methodically work my way down until I get to 1952. All of this is in addition to my Cardinals team set collection.

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Old 06-30-2017, 09:18 PM
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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.


Rob- just a suggested 'next' goal. Since your collection spans specific postwar years, why not build the 1960 Leaf and 1963 Fleer sets. Other than the Post and Jello issues, they would be the closest remaining sets of any noticeable size (I think?).

just a thought.
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Old 06-30-2017, 11:38 PM
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Amazing job!
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Old 07-01-2017, 09:20 AM
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Ed---what Topps Test and Insert stuff have you put together ? And what Fleer sets beyond the 59, 60/61 and 63 sets ?
Al, I haven't done anything really offbeat - none of the Topps Test stuff. Only the "regular" inserts like the stamps, rub-offs, games, posters, etc.

For the Fleers, I have really enjoyed going after all the Robert Laughlin issues - I think he was so creative, and informative about the history of the game. And it seems like just when I think I have them all I learn about yet another set that was produced. (I was excited recently to finally complete my "Baseball Firsts" set with the elusive "First Catchers Mask" find!)

I guess I believe that the era post-war era of baseball to about 1975 was the greatest and I primarily seek to collect within that era.
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Old 07-01-2017, 08:52 PM
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I have complete sets up to 2011. But honestly, I never look at them. I'm so out of touch with modern collecting that I lose interest in it quite quickly.
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Old 07-01-2017, 08:53 PM
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Very impressive, guys!

Rob, why stop at 1980? Why not go all the way?

I have completed Topps and Topps Traded/Update from 2016 down to 1966. I am currently working on 1965. My oldest sets are presentable low to mid grade. I will methodically work my way down until I get to 1952. All of this is in addition to my Cardinals team set collection.
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Rob- just a suggested 'next' goal. Since your collection spans specific postwar years, why not build the 1960 Leaf and 1963 Fleer sets. Other than the Post and Jello issues, they would be the closest remaining sets of any noticeable size (I think?).

just a thought.
I'm working on 1960 Leaf and have completed 1963 Fleer. Might also gives Hires a go in the future.
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Old 07-04-2017, 03:06 PM
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My goal was always to have a complete set from every year. When I finished my run back to 1948 I decided to get REAL creative and work on sets from.the war years of 1942-1947.

Working or completed

1942 salutation exhibits ( seven to go)
1943 MP &co. (Complete)
1944 Yankees stamps (complete)
1945 Carameli Deportivo ( five to go)
1946 Remar Bread (just started)
1947 Bond Bread (just started )

Obviously I had to take some liberties to even find a set from each year.
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Old 07-07-2017, 01:03 AM
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Congrats! It's been fun watching and discussing cards with you through your journey. Nice work!
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