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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, 09:02 AM
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At this moment in time...what is your main focus of collecting:

a)set/master set completion
b)specific player acquisition
c)back run
d)autograph related
e)other

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I voted Other as I am all over the place at the moment, I have tried in the past to focus on one or two subjects or topics but I always wonder astray. I've just accepted that Im a wonderer now.

But my current fascinations are:
E90-2
T210s
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Exhibits 1921-1928
E-card HOFers

Subject to change by the time I finish composing this post...

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Other. No real focus. I just get what cards I like. (and the T205 set too)
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Mostly player set collecting, but also improving my PSA T51 set when I see higher grade cards come up.
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:30 AM
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I voted other just because its so infrequent that I am able to pick up a card I need for one of my main sets (E92 Nadja and red crofts). Most of what I pick up now is either just random cards I like or cards I plan to flip.
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:33 AM
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Yea, I'm focused from 19th Century to the 2019 Topps Set when it comes out in a few weeks.
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Just as several members have already admitted, I am currently blurry.





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I have some of all four going on right now. I chose set completion as that is my main focus at the moment.

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I suppose I did not phrase my question specifically enough what I really meant was which project that you are working on are you most passionate about hoping to add to or complete!!
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Pete, that changes my answer. I am focusing currently on both player acquisitions and back runs, the latter of which is mostly composed of poses of players I am collecting (the former) However, I am more passionate about the back than the player part (for example, I would rather have an e105 Wagner throwing over some other similarly-valued Wagner, because I need the back), but I voted for player acquisition bc a nice Cobb or Jackson comes up far more often than a t206 Evers yellow sky Drum.
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Finishing 1961T, a lesser emphasis on a couple of others...75 & 76
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Other- nothing particular.
More of a High-End/white-whale/centerpiece maybe prewar.
or could be just a upgrade of a card.
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In the process of selling many sets and partial sets. Enjoy bouncing around too much. So, no focus at all.
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Other: I no longer collect. I wonder how many are like me who enjoy reading what's going on in the hobby but no longer buys cards for a personal collection.
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Rare Backs (t206)......Cobbs (t206).......always scraps..........Mantle
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I put b, but e might be more applicable. I am only collecting specific players, but also only looking for specific cards, not just any card of those players. I have a very specific want list that I am working on.
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Inquiring minds want to know, WWG Master for all their sets? 1933-34 baseball specifically?

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I voted Other as I am all over the place at the moment, I have tried in the past to focus on one or two subjects or topics but I always wonder astray. I've just accepted that Im a wonderer now.

But my current fascinations are:
E90-2
T210s
World Wide Gum Master
Zeenuts
Exhibits 1921-1928
E-card HOFers

Subject to change by the time I finish composing this post...
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As a set collector that is still my primary focus. I have way too many sets Im looking to complete.

Although I still pick up singles if they are a good price on something I feel passionate on.
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Specific player in a non same player way RC's for no-no pitchers from 1900 on, with the accompanying next day newspaper article.
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Other . . .

Primarily a team collector (quite a few forum members collect this way).

My one rule breaker is N333 Newsboys in which I'm interested in any/all teams.
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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
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My collecting focus is outbid notices.
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The hardest part is definitely staying focused
I am looking to upgrade on Rookie Joe Jackson or Rare Joe Jacksons 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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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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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.


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I voted specific player collecting...I collect Jim Thorpe and pursue anything concerning him...photos, cards, programs, memorabilia, advertising etc...
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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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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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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.

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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...
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I am definitely other. I am sort of like the odd uncle in the closet. I mainly collect what no one else collects, even among Olympic collectors. I collect original photos of American Olympians. This includes all types - press, studio, personal - high school portraits and even baby photos. It is not just photos, but also RPPC's, negatives, glass plate negatives, magic lantern slides and transparencies (slides). I also collect items related to Olympic photographers - vests, credentials, photographers tickets, patches. I have about a dozen vests and I acquired many of Neil Leifer's Olympic tickets. I am not a big ticket collector, but I will pick up ones that I find interesting - 1960 Ice hockey gold medal game (the original miracle on ice), 1984 Women's marathon (oddball ticket as it is a gold medal event that had a start time at 8:30 in the morning), 1972 Israeli memorial ticket (most people do not realize what this one is).
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Easy - completion of my 1923 W572 set. 4 cards away! (Maybe 3 if Barbare doesn't really exist).

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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...
John, I could never be disappointed in you because I am the most rudderless collector I know! I had purchased a few prewar cards at the same time you did and, like you, have sold them. I am back in 1950s baseball and 1960s football. This is my focus until my focus gets blurry again...
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Other for me. I dabble in sets, but mainly I go for type cards.
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Currently working on the T206 HOFers (minus Wagner and Plank) in grade 2-4... at around 60/74. Should be doable this year, though the Green Cobb prices are discouraging.
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Just the e105 Mello Mint set.
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I've got 2 cards left for an e95 set (Cobb and Cicotte).
Then I am at a bit of a loss on what to do next. May post a new thread in the future asking for suggestions Tentatively thinking E94 or very slowly grab some expensive singles I have my eyes on (1914ish Grover, 1932 Lefty Grove, maybe a t206 Walter Johnson)
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