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Old 08-12-2007, 06:45 PM
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Posted By: barrysloate

Steve- I remember buying packs in 1959, and the set is historic because it had the first run of rookie cards.

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Old 08-14-2007, 10:57 AM
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Posted By: Jason L

"first run of rookie cards?"

thanks!

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Old 08-14-2007, 11:33 AM
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Posted By: Ted Zanidakis

As a kid by the Fall of '49, I had many of these Bowman cards; however, I was never able to complete
the set. So, I decided that I would at least have all the Yankees in it. And, I kept spending my nickels,
buying packs. I still remember that moment when I finally opened a pack and there was George Stirnweiss.
My Yankee sub-set was complete.

When I returned to the hobby in 1977, I wanted to complete all the sets from my youth. The last card I
needed for my 1949 Bowman set was Preacher Roe.

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Old 08-14-2007, 05:54 PM
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Posted By: RayB

Anthony,
I seem to remember having all the Wl cards except Mantle which was a money issue at the time.
They were very challenging. I had mostly PSA 5,6,7 grade as I recall.

It was my childhood set so building it, again, in PSA form was very rewarding. It was the first PSA set I ever built.
RayB

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Old 08-14-2007, 06:46 PM
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Posted By: Paul S

Jason,
I believe Barry (sorry Barry, don't mean to put words in your mouth) is referring to the fact that 1959 Topps included cards which were called Rookie Stars, as opposed to a card just happening to turn out to be of a player's first year in the majors, or at least his first card ever issued -- Bob Gibson being of the latter variety. There were 31 of them (I've posted two below.) I think out of all of them Ron Fairly ,subjectively, may have gone on to have the best career.

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Old 08-14-2007, 08:44 PM
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Posted By: Rich Klein

Are in pre-1973 sets with those scarce series. One of the 1974 Topps Checklists -- I believe #273 used to show up on just about every want list of 74's I saw and in addition, 1979 Topps Al Fitzmorris #643 was a bear for me to find in 1979 to finish my set. And if you check; for some bizarre reason, that card is still very low on the PSA Pop report. It took me forever and a day to get the 1962 Topps Bill Skowron green tint card.

In the 1980's; back in my dealing days; and especially if from my past history; I either had a good supply of that card or knew it was not that expensive; I gave away many cards to those people who just needed one card to finish their set. That was usually for cards of $1 and under.

Don't ask the people who wanted the tough 66 and 67 Hi # Mets or 71 Topps Al Weis or the 61T Bill Skowron if I gave those cards away

Edited because when I posted in another thread; I realized what I wanted to add here and realized I had put the wrong year. All is good now

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Old 08-15-2007, 12:52 AM
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Posted By: CN

The only card I need for the 1971 Topps set is the Pirates team I believe # 603. CN

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Posted By: Ken McMillan

none.....I have a complete collection of Topps Cubs from 1951 to current including all errore, card stock types, and variations. Took a long time to do, but it is fun.

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Old 08-16-2007, 09:10 AM
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Posted By: Bruce MacPherson

The last two post war sets I completed were 1953 and 1957 Topps. My last cards:

1957 - #407 Yankees Power Hitters

1953 - #2 Easter and #258 Gilliam (I was trying to put together a high grade set and for some reason I could not find these two anywhere).

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Old 08-16-2007, 10:23 AM
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Posted By: Mike C

For about 12 years now, I have been needing (and still need), 1 card to complete my 67 Topps set - #561 Sandy Alomar.

The 67 highs are pretty tough, but I'll have to admit I haven't been trying too hard. It seems to escape my mind a lot.

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