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#2007023 - 03/23/12 10:50 AM Re: 1956 Topps Baseball: 16 more to go [Re: vintagetoppsguy]
purduepete
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Congrats on nearing the completion of your 1956 set - it's a beauty!

Is your set a mixture of white/gray backs from #1-180? Once you finish it, do you have any plans on trying to make a master set?
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#2007136 - 03/28/12 10:18 AM Re: 1956 Topps Baseball: 16 more to go [Re: purduepete]
vintagetoppsguy
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 Originally Posted By: purduepete
Congrats on nearing the completion of your 1956 set - it's a beauty!

Is your set a mixture of white/gray backs from #1-180? Once you finish it, do you have any plans on trying to make a master set?


Thank you, and yes, it is a combination of white and gray backs. No plans to do a master set.
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Collecting 1965 Topps High #'s SGC 88 or better: 10/91

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#2007137 - 03/28/12 10:21 AM Re: 1956 Topps Baseball: 16 more to go [Re: vintagetoppsguy]
vintagetoppsguy
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I picked up a nice SGC graded Koufax and Campanella. I'll post scans this weekend. I am down to my last 6 cards. I had to add #208 back to my list as I bought one and it had ink on the back and I returned it.

Cards I lack:
5 - Ted Williams
30 - Jackie Robinson
33 - Roberto Clemente
135 - Mickey Mantle
166 - Dodgers Team
208 - Elston Howard
251 New York Yankees Team

I've got my eye on a couple that are on eBay right now. I hope to have this set finished by the end of this summer (or sooner).
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Collecting 1965 Topps High #'s SGC 88 or better: 10/91

BUYING Well Centered:
1956 Topps SGC 84 or Better (or raw equivalent)
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#2007138 - 03/28/12 11:04 AM Re: 1956 Topps Baseball: 16 more to go [Re: vintagetoppsguy]
Blackie
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Now it my turn to help someone. David i will look for some of those cards and see what i can come up with. The Mantles a little high at my paygrade but ima look around and see what i can find in exnm or better
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#2007139 - 03/28/12 05:08 PM Re: 1956 Topps Baseball: 16 more to go [Re: Blackie]
gaugman
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Very nice job on this set, it sure does have wonderful eye appeal. The cards you show are real beauties and by what I can see you paid particular attention to centering.

Since you're leaving them raw, have you cracked out many from TPG holders and, are you storing them in the Card Saver's you have them in now?

Reason I ask about the Card Saver's, I am thinking of doing the same and also thinking of making an ornate box that holds them out of some exotic wood species.
Rich

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#2007142 - 03/28/12 05:55 PM Re: 1956 Topps Baseball: 16 more to go [Re: gaugman]
vintagetoppsguy
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Rich,

Thanks! Yes, I focused on centering - especially the stars. I have found some good deals on graded commons and semi-stars and have cracked them out. I just don't see the point in having graded commons unless you're building a registry set.

Yes, I am storing them in Card Savers, well actually the Ultra Pro equivalent. Then they're housed in one of the cardboard vault boxes. I've thought about doing the same thing with some type of ornate box. It doesn't seem like it would be too hard to make.
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Collecting 1965 Topps High #'s SGC 88 or better: 10/91

BUYING Well Centered:
1956 Topps SGC 84 or Better (or raw equivalent)
1965 Topps SGC 88 or Better (or raw equivalent)

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#2007145 - 03/28/12 06:57 PM Re: 1956 Topps Baseball: 16 more to go [Re: vintagetoppsguy]
SMtJoy
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Grats on knocking two toughies out, keep it going!
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#2007219 - 03/31/12 08:39 AM Re: 1956 Topps Baseball: 16 more to go [Re: SMtJoy]
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Thanks, Scott! And here they are:





Also a couple more that I've had for a while, but just realized they weren't scanned:

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BUYING Well Centered:
1956 Topps SGC 84 or Better (or raw equivalent)
1965 Topps SGC 88 or Better (or raw equivalent)

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#2007226 - 03/31/12 12:01 PM Re: 1956 Topps Baseball: 16 more to go [Re: vintagetoppsguy]
Irwin Fletcher
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Really nice, David. All are very strong for their grade. Congrats!
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#2007227 - 03/31/12 02:05 PM Re: 1956 Topps Baseball: 16 more to go [Re: Irwin Fletcher]
gaugman
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I'd say!

Very nice, along with the Snider you show on the other thread.

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