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Old 06-17-2018, 11:01 AM
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Default Mom Chucked Mine - Who has assembled and owned a set for the longest time?

I hesitate (briefly) in starting this thread, because there will be a few rules (Hi Al & Ted). Do you currently own a set that you assembled 10 or more years ago? Quite a few hands went up. How about 20 years ago? Quite a few hands went down. Get the idea.

I’ve collected off and on for more than 60 years, but as a child, I never completed a Topps set from the fifties. And to make matters worse, when I visited my parents as an adult and asked about my “old baseball cards”, you guessed it, my mom had chucked them.

So let’s keep this as simple as possible.

1. Post a card from a set that you assembled a long time ago that you still own.

2. What set is it?

3. What year did you complete it?

3.5. (Optional) Subtract your answer to #3 from 2018.

4. Add a comment if you choose, such as the last card you needed to complete the set, etc.

That’s it. Anyone greater than 50 years will be listed.

The current leaders are

Ted Z 67

50sbaseball 60

grainsley 53


What could cause disqualification?

You no longer own the set.

You have a 1988 Donruss set that you assembled 40 years ago.

A T206 set with less than 524 cards.

If your answer to 3.5 is larger than your age.
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Old 06-17-2018, 11:11 AM
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I started my Steve Garvey Topps run when I was 12 and finished it when I was 14, so I've had that for 32 years.
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Old 06-17-2018, 11:24 AM
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In my life I've completed less than 20 sets...ranging from late 70's-early 80's topps, burger king, fleer, donruss...early 90's upper deck...early 70's kelloggs/rold gold all time greats...64 topps giants...e90-2, e94 and most recently n43. The n43 set is the only one I currently own.

Hers is an n43 Ryan with the cute flower on his lappelle! The Ewing was the last to obtain as it was by far the most expensive. Many of these present well on the fronts and may have back damage from album removal...which for this issue is fine with me.

That'd make me a pathetic 3. I completed the set in 15'... tres!

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Old 06-17-2018, 12:38 PM
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The one and only complete set for me is 1977 Topps Baseball. I was 9 and managed to pull every card from a wax pack - and have the marked up team picture cards to prove it
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Old 06-17-2018, 12:42 PM
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Oldest complete set is 1973 Topps finished in 1974... when I moved out took my cards with me! Never lost one to a Mom purge!
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Old 06-17-2018, 12:51 PM
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1965 OPC, I remember throwing out Aaron after Aaron and buying new packs until I found a Hank that wasn't badly miscut. Terrible year for that. Put it away when done, and yes, still have the set, pack fresh.

So I reckon my number is 53.

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Old 06-17-2018, 12:55 PM
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First full set was 83' Topps but that would seem to be cheating as it was a Christmas gift I had circled in the sears wishbook.

First small set was 1985 Wendy's Tigers set. Certainly wasn't hard to eat all those kids meals and frostys, but it was hard to talk mom into buying that many for my brother and I.

First actual pack built full set was 1987 Topps. Pack after pack till all 792 ( and additional 791 dups) were collected.

I still have all of these.

so knowing how much I loved those Wendy's trips I take the 33 years on that one,lol. But if we are going semantics with big sets, I can deal with the 31 for 87'.
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My 1974 Topps set was completed with my weekly $2 allowance in 1974 and I still have it 44 years later.
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I completed my 1968 Topps set in 1968, but sold it a couple years ago. Although I do still have my set of the 1968 Topps game cards, completed in 1968, well used. Still have 1965 Topps set, completed in 1973, with the help of Card Collectors Co.

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Old 06-17-2018, 02:22 PM
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1974 Topps Football complete in 1974 = 44 years ago.

I took my cards with me to college so my mom wouldn't throw them out ;-)

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