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Old 08-20-2018, 02:27 PM
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Default $1000- what would buy ?

I have a thousand dollars and want to buy a card(s) and have some in mind but would like to hear what you'd want. Would you want to put it all into one card or 2, 500.00 cards ?
What card(s) would you buy ? This is not an investment but of course no one wants to lose. Any you see holding or going up in the future ?

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Old 08-20-2018, 02:30 PM
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1 - 54 Aaron
2 - 53 Mantle
3 - 55 Clemente
5 - 67 Seaver & 55 Koufax

Those are cards at the top of my want lists that fit into this subcategory
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Old 08-20-2018, 02:51 PM
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I would probably buy a mix of 12 to 15 mid-grade vintage cards at $50 to $80 a pop...
Mid- to lower grade 1950's-70's HOF singles.

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Old 08-20-2018, 04:08 PM
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If I had to spend it all on one card, I'd get the best 1934 Goudey Lou Gehrig I could get for that price. This card and a Ruth from the prior year have topped my want list for about 40 years! To this day I don't have "real cards" of either player.

If I needed to split it across two cards, I would love to grab 1941 Play Balls of Ted Williams and Joe D to put side-by-side.

And I gotta say I'd at least be tempted--since I'm not too picky about condition--to see how close I could get to a Topps/Bowman/Leaf/Play Ball/Fleer run of Ted Williams. (Of course I'd rather have $3K for this one.)


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Old 08-20-2018, 04:42 PM
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Look at huge, timeless stars like Mickey Mantle, Jackie Robinson and Ted Williams and you will never go wrong.
Check out my bucket(s). Virtually everything is available for trade:

I was such a dangerous hitter I even got intentional walks during batting practice.
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Old 08-20-2018, 07:25 PM
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As many 1987 Donruss Jim Lindeman cards as you can find. I hear he's going to be great!
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Old 08-20-2018, 07:34 PM
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Darren is right.

And I would spend the amount on one card, the best condition you can find.

Iconic names and card will make for a desirable collectable, not only for you but others as well.

1956 Topps Mantle comes to mind, 1953 Topps Jackie Robinson, Playball Ted Williams.

I am sure others will continue with thoughts and suggestions.
My new found obsession the t206!
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Old 08-20-2018, 09:46 PM
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Me personally, Id get the nicest 1953 Satchel Paige I could find for the money.
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Old 08-20-2018, 10:08 PM
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Clemente rookie card

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Old 08-21-2018, 01:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Gr8Beldini View Post
Me personally, Id get the nicest 1953 Satchel Paige I could find for the money.

This is what I would do. It has long been considered a gorgeous card and popular highlight of the '53 set, Paige is the most famous of the Negro League players, and only has 4 real cards of him. Exhibits have never been popular (though I like them), his 49 Leaf is almost impossible to even find, much less purchase for $1,000, and his 1949 Bowman is pretty ugly and expensive already. I think the 53 Paige is about as secure an investment choice as any 50's card and has a lot of room to go up
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