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Old 12-30-2016, 06:39 PM
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Not really on-topic, but thought I'd respond to this:

"I sure wish one of the manufacturers would make T218/Goudey pages and 51-52 Bowman pages again!"

I hate seeing cards through the page that I'm looking at, so to display smaller cards in a binder I cut down a 3/5 card and slide that behind Goudeys etc. It also gives the smaller cards a nice little frame.
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"I sure wish one of the manufacturers would make T218/Goudey pages and 51-52 Bowman pages again!"

I hate seeing cards through the page that I'm looking at, so to display smaller cards in a binder
If you haven't already done it or been told....Business card sheets available from Office Max fit 1951/52 Bowman's just fine.
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I would like to complete my 55 Bowman baseball set this year. I have 280 of the 324 (includes variations) or 86% complete. I need 36 Hi#s and 8 low #s. Aaron, Banks, and Campy are the big ones left to get. Some of the High #s are kind of tough to find in the condition I am looking for. Grade 5-6 or raw equal. The hunt is a lot fun. The national in Chicago this year will help.

I do have extras to trade if anybody is interested.
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1962 Post Cereal US Football 10 Cards for set and am now building a Master
1962 Post Cereal Canadian Football 12 Cards for set plus 13 for Master Set
1962 Post Cereal Canadian Baseball 29 Cards for the set and building a Master Set

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1961 Post Cereal Baseball - Complete Master Set
1962 Post Cereal Baseball - Complete - 49 cards for a Master Set
1963 Post Cereal Baseball - Frank Thomas and 64 cards for a Master Set

1962 Post Cereal US Football 10 Cards for set and am now building a Master
1962 Post Cereal Canadian Football 12 Cards for set plus 13 for Master Set

1963 Post Cereal Canadian Football Complete - 18 Cards for a Master Set

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Im 90% finished with my 64 topps set. Would like to finish that up.
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About 60% complete with 1965 Topps. Doubt that I finish it in 2017 as I have increasingly gotten interested in 1960s football and T205s. But you never know!

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Another update as I lowered my version of the Topps Run 1952-1980 down to just 56 cards, lowered from the 75 cards I needed in Post #33 above about 6 weeks ago.

Just 4 really high priced ones to go , which I am not going to worry about in 2017. But I hope to drop this down into single digits this year while still collecting all the side sets, Prewar cards and HOFers. I am blessed to be able to even consider this

Good luck everyone and Happy New Year!
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Sixteen to go to finish a 1967T baseball set. All high numbers with Shannon and Red Sox TC being the most expensive.

Hoping to knock this one off in 2017.
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Thanks to a trade and purchase of 2 cards each from 2 fellow members. I am down to needing 18 cards in my 55 Bowman set. I am building it with only purchases and trades from fellow members so it has taken a while but has been a very fun experience.
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This is a very good idea for a thread. I must have missed it.

Topps set collecting is my secondary focus. I am primarily a Cardinals team set collector, but after that, I collect complete Topps sets (base and update/traded).

Having started probably 10 or 12 years ago, since it is a secondary focus for me, I have not gotten as far down as I would like, but I am making progress. I currently have Topps sets from 2016 down to 1967. I am currently working on 1966. With 1966, I am about 90% complete and hope to complete the set in a few weeks. For older sets, I don't worry so much about condition. I am all about completion and quantity over quality. It saves a bunch of money doing it that way. I try to get my older sets in presentable low to mid grade. My 1970 sets on up are pretty nice, but 1969 on down is starting to get more lower grade.
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I'm two cards shy of my high grade (7 or higher) 54 Bowman Set.

Can't wait to be done its taken almost 7 years.
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This is a very good idea for a thread. I must have missed it.

Topps set collecting is my secondary focus. I am primarily a Cardinals team set collector, but after that, I collect complete Topps sets (base and update/traded).

Having started probably 10 or 12 years ago, since it is a secondary focus for me, I have not gotten as far down as I would like, but I am making progress. I currently have Topps sets from 2016 down to 1967. I am currently working on 1966. With 1966, I am about 90% complete and hope to complete the set in a few weeks. For older sets, I don't worry so much about condition. I am all about completion and quantity over quality. It saves a bunch of money doing it that way. I try to get my older sets in presentable low to mid grade. My 1970 sets on up are pretty nice, but 1969 on down is starting to get more lower grade.
Frank - That approach seems to make great sense when it comes to the older sets. You will always have the opportunity to upgrade as you go that way as well.
I've begun a raw 58T set and may look to leverage that idea.
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I'm working on three sets right now. I strive for near mint or higher on all my sets but ex-mint sneaks in here and there. Stars and other toughies I try to get graded 7 or higher. I need to increase my insurance coverage. Heh.

1957 - 45.33% << favorite dream set from childhood
1960 - 93.88% << horizontal happiness
1965 - 90.97% << love to hate this issue
1966 - 100% << birth year - high number hell
1971 - 100% << nightmare finally over
1972 - 100% << boom chicky wow wow
1975 minis - 100% << taste the rainbow

Of course, I need the Mantles for 57, 60, and 65. I'm picky and cheap.

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P.S. Working on Mars Attacks ex-mint or higher and lord please help me find a nm/mt 1969 Planet of the Apes #1 to complete my Dad's set. Will pay stupid money.
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1974-1989, 2002, 2010, 2015-2016 Topps Baseball: Complete

1968 Topps Game: Have 19/33 = 58% Complete
1971 Topps Baseball Series 1-4 (I'm not building series 5 and 6 except for HOFers): Have 353/523 = 67% Complete
1973 Topps Baseball: 598/660 = 91% complete

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too many to list, here is my photobucket link of my progress

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hoping to complete the 1960 Topps set and move on to another this year!!
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2016-1979 Topps - Complete
1978 Topps - 698/726 - 96%
1977 Topps - 660/660 - 100%
1976 Topps - 645/660 - 98%
1975 Topps - 535/660 - 81%
1974 Topps - 582/660 - 88%
1973 Topps - 478/660 - 72%
1972 Topps - 427/787 - 54%
1971 Topps - 502/752 - 67%
1970 Topps - 291/720 - 40%
1969 Topps - 258/664 - 39%
1968 Topps - 225/598 - 38%
1967 Topps - 578/609 - 95%
1966 Topps - 332/598 - 56%


I'd like to complete 74-79 first, then my 67' then 66 & 68-73
After that I'll start to focus on everything pre 1966

It's gonna be a long but fun journey. Wish me luck!!!

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Just acquired a 1962 Topps #591 "Rookie Parade" card with Sam McDowell to complete my 1962 Topps set. I've assembled the final card I needed to complete each of my Topps sets from 1956 to 1973. I'm still working on 1958 and 1959.
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What a cool first post Geosluggo! Welcome to the boards!
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After fighting the urge for a couple of years, I finally gave in and began the 1972 Topps set yesterday by purchasing an 80-card lot for peanuts. I know this journey will be both fun and frustrating. As with other sets, I plan to build a series at a time. Due to the infamous high numbers in this set, I am going to implement an additional strategy of buying 3 or 4 hi's per month to lessen the shock once I get to the last series. I plan to build the set in VG condition so, hopefully, it will be more manageable. Centering is not a huge issue to me as long as the card is approx. 80/20. I am looking forward to this and will update periodically. I would love to hear advice from others that have tackled this monster.


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Vault guy,
1972 is my favorite set from my youth, but it's not an easy one to complete.
The first 5 series will be simple though, so I wouldn't even worry about those, you can get those any time. The prices aren't going up on mid grade 1972's any time soon unless they are the high numbers.

I'd say if you want to do set in series, START with the final series .
It's not as easy to find the high numbers in big lots, but that's obviously preferred. I started a second set, and I filled it in no time with the lower series cards. I am stuck now for the second time chasing those psycho high numbers!

If I do it again (I am prone to silly acts like building multiple sets ), I would only get high numbers and then fill in the set in reverse!

And to reply with an update of my own run 1952 -1980 Topps is down to 25 cards. I exclude the 52 high numbers. I am going to a card show today where I think I can get 5 hits. Whoot!
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Vault guy,

1972 is my favorite set from my youth, but it's not an easy one to complete.

The first 5 series will be simple though, so I wouldn't even worry about those, you can get those any time. The prices aren't going up on mid grade 1972's any time soon unless they are the high numbers.



I'd say if you want to do set in series, START with the final series .

It's not as easy to find the high numbers in big lots, but that's obviously preferred. I started a second set, and I filled it in no time with the lower series cards. I am stuck now for the second time chasing those psycho high numbers!



If I do it again (I am prone to silly acts like building multiple sets ), I would only get high numbers and then fill in the set in reverse!



And to reply with an update of my own run 1952 -1980 Topps is down to 25 cards. I exclude the 52 high numbers. I am going to a card show today where I think I can get 5 hits. Whoot!


Great advice. Just what I was looking for. Good luck and Congrats in advance as you approach the end of your Topps run.


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Good luck with your 72 set Ed....my favorite set from the 70s. Many of the common high #s in VG shape can be on ebay in the $3-4 range.

I understand the pain and frustration collecting the tough high numbers in a set....I am trying to finish my 52 set in PSA 5 or better (minus the 311 which is a 1.5), and I am down to needing 65 high #s and 1 low #. Right now, my budget allows for about 2 common high #s a month, so I have a 2020 target date to complete .
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I too have always been low grade ..all the way

Its allowed me to complete some great sets - 33 Goudey, 34 Goudey, Batter Up, Play Ball, and almost every Topps set..etc..

now just looking for some cards out of " amusement " -

1964 T stand ups - will consider any

1966T hi #s - will consider any

1967 T hi #s - will consider any

1968 T Game - ...out of boredom. Will consider any

NOTE - looking for lower grade, have lower grade to trade
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1950 bowman in psa4 or better - 51/252
1953 bowman color in psa4 or better - 16/160

Started 50 about 6 months ago and 53 last month. Moving fast!
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Nice!

I am about half way there (200) but lack too many high priced cards to likely ever complete my set?
Still enjoy picking up what I can here and there though.
Currently at 248 for my 52 Topps collection, but I do have to get my set organized to make sure I haven't missed any, which I think is a possibility?

I was given 148 from my Father so I have officially added 100 cards (all low numbers) since I joined this site back in January of 2016.
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Just finished my 1962 Topps Master Set, getting the #141 Babe Ruth Special Green Tint.

Now, looking to finish my 1966 Topps Rub-Offs. Need 8 more to go. I gave myself 5 years to finish this set, now past the 7 year mark!! But it is fun, which is all that really matters.

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Mike---what got you started on the Rub Offs ? It has been along time since I worked on my set but somewhere along the line I also ended up with an uncut strip

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Al -

My longest uncut strip of 66 Topps rub-offs is only 5 rub-offs long.

I got started as I wanted to recapture the fun of building a set card by card, The rub-off set was small enough to complete, seemed available in singles and small lots, not super expensive and was from the heyday of my collecting youth (1965 to 1971). I set a goal of 5 years and $600. I wanted decently centered examples, in excellent condition.

It has been fun! As they say on those house renovation shows, I'm slightly over budget and a little past my time deadline.

I think they were printed in strips of 20, but I could be wrong. The last 20 I needed seem to be printed in shorter supply. I rarely see them up on Ebay and even fewer in a condition I would like.

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Just added #277 Wynn and #9 Hogue in PSA 5 to hit the 210 mark on my 1952T 1-310 run. So an even 100 to go. I usually pick up only 2-3 per month so gonna take me a while yet. And still need 3 HOFers (Mays, Doby, Rizzuto) and Pafko for big names. Lots of work to do!
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Just added #277 Wynn and #9 Hogue in PSA 5 to hit the 210 mark on my 1952T 1-310 run. So an even 100 to go. I usually pick up only 2-3 per month so gonna take me a while yet. And still need 3 HOFers (Mays, Doby, Rizzuto) and Pafko for big names. Lots of work to do!
I just added 12 cards last night, including this one. I seen a couple/few cards I wanted but I guess I got carried away!

I still need a Pafko and Rizzuto, to name a few as well, but I am glad to finally knock this Snider off my list.
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I never knew that, Al? What is it exactly?

I paid $88.00 for that one, which might be a tad high, but I was getting tired of losing out every time I did try.
I happened to place a bid with seconds to spare and couldn't believe my luck finally changed!
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I never knew that, Al? What is it exactly?



I paid $88.00 for that one, which might be a tad high, but I was getting tired of losing out every time I did try.

I happened to place a bid with seconds to spare and couldn't believe my luck finally changed!

Nice Snider. Great color on that card. Is it a red back? The color is usually better on the red backs.



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Snider has a front variant as well, a recurring bottom border irregularity. Not a true variation like the red and black back versions, but it was listed in the Huggins Super Set list. I can send you scan Irv if you want one. Not sure if it shows up in the never ending variations thread, or where it is if it does
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Snider has a front variant as well, a recurring bottom border irregularity. Not a true variation like the red and black back versions, but it was listed in the Huggins Super Set list. I can send you scan Irv if you want one. Not sure if it shows up in the never ending variations thread, or where it is if it does
That would be great, Al.

I looked briefly today but all the info I could find was on the red/black backs, nothing about any variations?
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1972 is my favorite set from my youth, but it's not an easy one to complete.
The first 5 series will be simple though, so I wouldn't even worry about those, you can get those any time. The prices aren't going up on mid grade 1972's any time soon unless they are the high numbers.

I'd say if you want to do set in series, START with the final series .
It's not as easy to find the high numbers in big lots, but that's obviously preferred. I started a second set, and I filled it in no time with the lower series cards. I am stuck now for the second time chasing those psycho high numbers!

If I do it again (I am prone to silly acts like building multiple sets ), I would only get high numbers and then fill in the set in reverse!

And to reply with an update of my own run 1952 -1980 Topps is down to 25 cards. I exclude the 52 high numbers. I am going to a card show today where I think I can get 5 hits. Whoot!
A quick update: I thought Brian's suggestion made sense so I decided to pursue the high #'s first and I am making steady progress. I have about 30% of the high #'s already and have enjoyed looking for bargains and competing in auctions. There are obviously many working on this set, but I am having a blast with this project. I hope to complete the high #'s by the end of the year. The rest should be a breeze compared to this series!
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That would be great, Al.

I looked briefly today but all the info I could find was on the red/black backs, nothing about any variations?
Irv,

The Snider has a "bubble" on the bottom black border
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I'm a little over 95% complete on the Willie Mays Master Set (297 required items). The list below, once my latest PSA submission comes back, are the remainder needed. The 62 bazooka can be had in a panel and cut up, but ideally don't want to do that. The rest are proving difficult and will require patient. I'm still not convinced the "left side" 68 American Oil exists. If if does, would love to see a picture. If anyone can help on the others, I'd buy or trade for them.

1958-1961 JAY PUBLISHING PHOTOS-TYPE 1 WILLIE MAYS PORTRAIT-POSE TO NECK
1962 BAZOOKA WILLIE MAYS HAND CUT
1964 BAZOOKA STAMPS BILL MONBOUQUETTE WILLIE MAYS
1968 AMERICAN OIL WILLIE MAYS LEFT SIDE-$10
1969 GLOBE IMPORTS PLAYING CARDS WILLIE MAYS ACE OF HEARTS-CHECKERBOARD BACK
1969 TOPPS STAMPS PANELS MLB PLAYERS 12 STAMP PANEL (#8)
1971 BAZOOKA NUMBERED WILLIE MAYS HAND CUT
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1968 AMERICAN OIL WILLIE MAYS LEFT SIDE-$10
1969 GLOBE IMPORTS PLAYING CARDS WILLIE MAYS ACE OF HEARTS-CHECKERBOARD BACK
1971 BAZOOKA NUMBERED WILLIE MAYS HAND CUT
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Except for the american oil..the rest are easy..theres a 62 bazooka on ebay now psa...at $28
Ive seen all the rest numerous times
Weird you have all the rare ones amd need easy stuff...americam oil does exist

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Nothing too exotic, but I am trying to get back to 1961 Topps complete...it was my birth year. Down to town on 1966, a collector grade set, missing the Jackson RC, ugg...probably 25 on 1962 (again collector grade) and about the same on 1961, a nice set. I have found the 1961 highs to be expensive, but not particularly tough to find. I got lucky on the 1967s, finding a collection out of a neighboring town the had a lot of the SPs.
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Thanks Larry.
I'm looking for a 62 with full borders, so yea, being a little picky. But I know, as you say, one will come up. It's not too rare.
Regarding the American Oil. I've seen plenty of right side, and doubles, but have never seen the left side - that's the "action" side. There have been 49 right side graded, but only 3 left sides. So if someone has one, or has a picture of one, I'd be highly interested in either.
And lastly, that's been my approach overall with getting the Mays cards - buy the rarer, harder to come by issues whenever I come across them. I've many upgrades to make among the more common issues.
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1968 AMERICAN OIL WILLIE MAYS LEFT SIDE-$10
1969 GLOBE IMPORTS PLAYING CARDS WILLIE MAYS ACE OF HEARTS-CHECKERBOARD BACK
1971 BAZOOKA NUMBERED WILLIE MAYS HAND CUT
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Buying the tough ones 1st is the good strategy in my opinion
Rare issues like the american oil winner side have to be pried out of collectors hands just like your dice game😃
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The Snider has a "bubble" on the bottom black border
Thanks Zach. I just had look and seen it. A print dot/spot or bubble right below the "LifeTime" wording?

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1974-1989, 2002, 2010, 2015-2016 Topps Baseball: Complete

1968 Topps Game: Have 19/33 = 58% Complete
1971 Topps Baseball Series 1-4 (I'm not building series 5 and 6 except for HOFers): Have 353/523 = 67% Completed
1973 Topps Baseball: 598/660 = 91% complete
Everyone's updates are keeping me motivated. Thanks for posting them.

Here are mine:

1968 Topps Game: Have 27/33 = 82% Complete
1971 Topps Baseball: Have 539/732 = 72% Complete
1973 Topps Baseball: Completed it two weeks ago with the purchase of card #610.

On the 1971 set build, I had only intended to complete the lower series, but I found quite a few of the high series at a show a few weeks ago that I couldn't pass up. So, now I'm going for the whole set.

I also started picking up 1972 Topps baseball PSA-graded stars this year. I haven't decided on whether or not I will go for the complete set, but if I do, it will be ungraded except for the stars.

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I've started updating my signature line with my progress. I'm going to put in a decent sized COMC order on friday that will include updates for all the sets listed below.....can't wait!!!
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1953 Bowman Color PSA5+: 32/160 - 20.00% Complete
1969 O-Pee-Chee Deckle Edge PSA6+: 16/24 - 66.67% Complete

1972 Topps EX+: 470/787 - 59.7% Complete
1973 Topps EXMT+: 567/660 - 85.9% Complete
1974 Topps EXMT+: 313/660 - 47.4% Complete
1978 Topps EXMT+: 397/726 - 54.68 Complete

1991 Topps Desert Shield EXMT+: 273/792 - 34.5%
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I realize not postwar, but I am only working on one complete set at this time (although I have many subsets in progress).

My set is the 1939 Playball set. I have been working on this set now for the past 4 years (unfortunately on a budget). With unlimited funds, this really is not a difficult set to put together, but I just cannot throw-down $100/common for the high-numbers. Overall in my set, I am down to only commons; I need 9 commons in the low-number set and 20 commons in the high-numbers. The set is put together with centering key, and condition VG-EX to EX-MT/NM (or PSA/SGC 4 to 6/7). I have approx. half of the set entombed in PSA/SGC including all the HoF/star cards. Beautiful set to look at and the key cards, like Ted and Joe, are just awesome!!

29 more cards...........

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Always like reading these threads. Thanks everyone

not working on any post-war baseball sets right now.
  • 51 bowman football: need 1 card
  • t205 : need 17 commons , 11 sp, 1 ML not going for any variations on this set.
  • two mid-1990's autographed set; about 60% on both
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I do have a good head start on my next set project. Need 3 cards to complete my topps/bowman HOFer run 1948-1980.

Maybe I'll start looking for high numbers at a good price and see what year the collecting cosmos dumps into my lap set-building- wise.
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New to the forum. I enjoy sharing my progress and hearing about others. Good luck to all in your quests. I like many others am working on a run of Topps sets.
1957-2010 complete
1956 316/342 92.4%
1955 complete
1954 complete
1953 144/274 52.6%
1952 331/407 81.3%
1951 blue backs 13/52 25%

Bowman
1955 complete
1954 133/225
1953 color complete
1952 complete
1951 complete
1948 complete

Goudey
1935 27/36
1934 15/96
1933 34/240

A ways to go on the Goudey, but I have the big stuff, including all of the Ruth's and Gehrigs.
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