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View Poll Results: What is your main focus at this moment
completion of a given set 73 36.68%
specific player aquisition 39 19.60%
back run 6 3.02%
autograph related 6 3.02%
other 75 37.69%
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Old 01-13-2019, 08:42 PM
Throttlesteer Throttlesteer is offline
Join Date: Jan 2018
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Other - Mid-grade T206s other than the portraits that people keep paying WAY too much for. $8300 for a PSA 4 Young?????? Someone is smoking something
An$on Lyt!e
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:06 PM
100backstroke 100backstroke is offline
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 615

My collecting focus is outbid notices.
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:40 PM
mrreality68 mrreality68 is offline
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 31
Default Staying focused

The hardest part is definitely staying focused
I am looking to upgrade on Rookie Joe Jackson or Rare Joe Jackson’s and Boston Redsox Babe Ruth
But while I wait for the right card and deal/price other interesting cards catch my eye and I jump in and get them of course what I really want comes up and then the resources are not available

Finally regroup and sent others to auction to get the resources so I am back on the hunt(hopefully)
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Old 01-13-2019, 10:39 PM
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And.rew Whi.te
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Southern Wisconsin/Northern Illinois
Posts: 932

I have been all over the place over the last few years but in the last year I have settled down to focus on two specific set building areas.

I am building the sets I built as a kid, sets that helped stoke my love for this hobby. The 1973-77 Topps baseball sets have always been my primary interest and I finally decided to plug away and work on these sets when great lots of cards are found or singles can be had at a reasonable price.

I have always loved vintage cards and the 1956 and 57 Topps baseball sets always sparked my interest. I fell into some decent commons and stars for the '56 set that gave me a push to go that way and so I intend to build this set with cards that have great eye appeal.
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Old 01-13-2019, 11:14 PM
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Steve D Steve D is offline
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 1,208

Right now, I'm concentrating on finishing my T205 set, and collecting San Diego Padres game-used bats, with an emphasis on the 1984 and 1998 teams, along with Padres in the Hall of Fame.

Successful BST deals with Leon, veloce, shammus, lharris3600, jimivintage, sb1, seablaster.

Current Wantlist:
1909 Obak Howard (Los Angeles) (no frame on back)
Obak Vernon Tigers - all years
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Old 01-14-2019, 12:17 AM
runred41 runred41 is offline
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Posts: 86

I voted specific player collecting...I collect Jim Thorpe and pursue anything concerning, cards, programs, memorabilia, advertising etc...
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Old 01-14-2019, 07:30 PM
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David R@tliff
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Texas
Posts: 199

little bit of everything

some specific pre-war guys i'm looking for, but also 50s sets, couple vintage player collections, autographs always, some modern baseball and football players/sets - even picked up a couple Type 1 photos in the last few months

glad i do a little of everything, as it allows me to move around when certain things get hot or not fun anymore

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Old 01-15-2019, 08:45 AM
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Vintagecatcher Vintagecatcher is offline
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Default Expecting quiet year

I'm expecting a quiet year.

Still need only a few cards to complete runs of catchers in those sets.

I'd like to pick up more T210s but they are hard to find lately.

Perhaps I'll pick up a few T204 catchers.

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Old 01-15-2019, 12:15 PM
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M1ke Ant1$ta
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 264
Default Other

working on a NY American Tobacco card set

some of these cards are impossible to find, which I am ok with. The chase is 75% of the fun for me, although it is hard to stay disciplined when there s a lull between finds.

looking for T204, T213-1, T213-3, T215, T216, T222 NY American players

Do yourself a favor and sign up for Ebates - save $$$
on online purchases including cards on ebay. I have saved over $700 so far which = free cards!
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Old 01-15-2019, 12:29 PM
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J0hn Collin$
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: NC
Posts: 916

Robert (vintagebaseballcardguy) is going to read this and be disappointed in me!

No focus really with 50's - 70's HOFers, mostly mid-grade PSA. I buy what tickles my fancy, sometimes selling later to finance something new that I've decided I want more. I tried late in 2018 to get into pre-war Cubs and still have a few, but have already sold off some of those that I bought rashly in efforts to finance new post-war Topps cards of the larger names. Not sure why I try to fight it; it's clear that's where my heart is.

And let me just say if you need to move a card quickly for cash, boy there really is no name quite like Mickey Mantle...
Mid- to lower grade 1950's-70's HOF singles.

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