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#1881 - 08/26/02 03:51 PM Re: Best Baseball card sets ever..... [Re: vic6string]
Lothar52
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I think the 1964 set with white orders... its AWESOME... the cards look so clean and nice... its a very underrated set with great shots of Mays, Mantle, and Koufax. I personally think its the best shot of willie mays in all his cards...thats right...all of this cards.... he dont look funny or silly in the picture (personal opinion is he is a funny lookin guy...dont get me wrong...he was one if not the best allaround player ever...i just think he looks funny). i also like the 86 topps design that kind of mirrors it but goes with more black borders...too bad the regular set aint worth squat....but love that traded set

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#1882 - 09/16/02 07:11 AM Re: Best Baseball card sets ever..... [Re: deadlyembrace]
srs1a
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Hi DE and thanks for the welcome. I am a relatively old school collector (at least old!) and re-started collecting in the late '80's focused on "nice" quality star cards from the 50's. With the advent of grading, I discovered that my "nice" corresponded to somewhere between a 6 and 7. I have been getting cards slabbed for about 6 years and I am a recent convert from PSA to SGC.

1968 was the year that I collected big time as a kid. I still have my old set, but it is really rough -- Mr. Mantle went to school with me every day -- and looks like it! About 5 years ago, I decided to rebuild the set -- it was alot of fun and it is now complete -- 110 of the cards are slabbed, including every HOFer. The tally is:

14 PSA-7's
56 PSA-8's

8 SGC-86's
14 SGC-88's
13 SGC-92's
3 SGC-96's

1 BGS-7.5
1 BGS-8.0

I registered the PSA piece and it checks in as #18.

I bought several large lots of commons from vending to finish it up which were georgous (ebay from vintageauctions) -- I combed through them and sent in the 3 freshest (J. Niekro, T. Agee and F. Howard) and scored 3 SGC-96's. I have quite a few really nice dupes, so if anyone out there is struggling with this set, I might be able to help you out.

I'm now working on a '63 set -- talk about tough (I'm preaching to the choir since you're a '62 guy!). I'm going for a solid NM set -- and have 44 more cards to go.


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#1883 - 09/16/02 04:06 PM Re: Best Baseball card sets ever..... [Re: srs1a]
deadlyembrace
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Hi srs1a --

Wish I'd known about your '68 set a bit earlier. I just mailed three '68 Topps WS cards (including the Gibson), all graded SGC 98, for consignment in a future independent auction.

Good luck on the '63 Topps set. I seem to notice even fewer available top quality '63s than '62s ... if that's possible. Chipping around the bottom, solid colored edges seems to plague '63s that are otherwise drop-dead beauties. But hey ... if it wasn't challenging, it wouldn't be fun ... right?


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#1884 - 09/30/02 02:39 AM Re: Best Baseball card sets ever..... [Re: vic6string]
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I pick the T3 Turkey Red set. Will these oversized cabinet style cards ever get slabbed due to their size?
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#1885 - 09/30/02 11:54 AM Re: Best Baseball card sets ever.....
downgoesfrazier
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Those are awesome. If they are ever slabbed, SGC or GAI holders would look nice.
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#1886 - 10/05/02 01:10 PM Re: Best Baseball card sets ever..... [Re: vic6string]
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Do you guys even understand what a VINTAGE baseball card is? Anything made after WW2 is a MODERN card.
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#1887 - 10/05/02 04:47 PM Re: Best Baseball card sets ever.....
downgoesfrazier
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ok. If you say so, then it is so. Now go away.
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#1888 - 10/05/02 06:27 PM Re: Best Baseball card sets ever..... [Re: downgoesfrazier]
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For myself, my obsessions are the 1933 Goudey and 1975 Topps minis. The colors when well focused just draw me into them. I should admit though I was born in 75 so I may be overly partial to that year.

Edited by poor33 (10/05/02 06:36 PM)

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#1889 - 10/06/02 12:44 AM Re: Best Baseball card sets ever.....
vayank
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Registered: 04/13/02
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poor33 > One of my prized cards is a 1933 Goudey #25 Paul Waner SGC 30, so I know what you mean.....
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#1890 - 10/06/02 01:49 AM Re: Best Baseball card sets ever..... [Re: vayank]
vayank
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New Thread for Discussion of "How Do You Define Vintage and Why?!"
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