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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
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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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Old 01-13-2019, 09:06 PM
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My collecting focus is outbid notices.
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:40 PM
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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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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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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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Old 01-14-2019, 12:17 AM
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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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Old 01-14-2019, 07:30 PM
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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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Old 01-15-2019, 08:45 AM
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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.

Patrick
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Old 01-15-2019, 12:15 PM
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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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