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View Poll Results: What do you do when Bowman Black & White come out?
Keep Collecting Bowman 10 23.81%
Start Collecting Topps 29 69.05%
Start Collecting Football 3 7.14%
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Old 08-16-2018, 08:47 AM
darkhorse9 darkhorse9 is offline
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Default It's late 1953, you're 8 years old and have a nickel

Let's say it's late summer in 1953 and you've been collecting baseball cards all summer. You've been collecting Bowman cards because you liked how cool the real photos looked.

Now you find out that the new series of Bowman is Black and White. Do you..

A) Continue buying Bowman?
B) Go ahead and switch to Topps cards?
C) Give up and start buying football cards?

As always, the ground rules are...rookie cards mean nothing to you. You have no clue what players might be in either set because there were no checklists. High numbers mean nothing to you. You just collected what you liked at the time.
2018 Collecting goals...

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Old 08-16-2018, 11:29 AM
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rats60 rats60 is offline
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I would be buying both Bowman and Topps. They are both baseball cards aren't they?
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Old 08-16-2018, 12:49 PM
NiceDocter NiceDocter is offline
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Default Best spent nickel

Buy 5 one cent packs of either Topps or Bowman and DONT OPEN THEM! 70 years later on NET54 you can tell a great story and then probably get a ton for them at auction! If you are really lucky you might find some store still selling 1952 Topps high numbers from last year! But don't open them! Then do whatever you must to GET ANOTHER NICKEL!!!!
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Old 08-18-2018, 11:14 PM
Volod Volod is offline
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I actually was eight years old in the summer of 1953, but I never saw or heard of the black and white series - until nearly thirty years later - but that was because, like most kids at that time, I kind of lost interest in nerdy pursuits like cards once school was out and I could pedal my bike to a nearby lake, or play baseball or just about any activity that took me outside and away from inside. Maybe kids are different today. Addressing your question in the usual way-back machine, time-travel mode, however, I would spend the entire summer doing odd jobs and collecting deposit bottles and using the proceeds to buy up as many waxpacks as I could before NiceDoctor beat me to them.
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