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#2010538 - 09/03/12 01:58 PM Re: 1957 Topps Baseball Thread [Re: mattbojo]
Blackie
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First off, welcome back! Any of those sets would be quite an accomplishment.
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#2010540 - 09/03/12 02:04 PM Re: 1957 Topps Baseball Thread [Re: mattbojo]
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1) Plenty of 1952 cards out there in 8, numbered 1-310. Might be impossible to find the highs all in that grade and financially challenging, to say the least. But, man, what a ride it would be. I'm having a blast doing the set in vg, vg-ex and ex, mostly raw, all but a few are decently centered with great surface and eye appeal. The SGC graded cards are on the Registry under Mt. Everest.

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4) Multiple sets could occupy your time and offer a break in the action to switch back and forth, especially as you near the end on a set.
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#2010541 - 09/03/12 02:19 PM Re: 1957 Topps Baseball Thread [Re: bbo]
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Hi Blackie. I must have been gone for awhile, I see you have a near complete set of '58 Topps now. Congratulations.

Hello bbo. The availability, not to mention the beauty of the card, is what has the '52 set at the top of my list so far. Believe it or not, the pop. report is fairy consistent (including the high #s). I am in no rush to complete this time, so I am less worried about the cost. If it takes 20 years to get all 407 cards, so be it. That is still about 20 cards per year, which should keep me entertained. The multiple set option would certainly keep me more busy, but at the end of the day I would not have a set as classic as the '52.


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#2010542 - 09/03/12 02:28 PM Re: 1957 Topps Baseball Thread [Re: mattbojo]
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bbo,

I just took a look at your set. Now I am about 99% sure that it is the set for me. Nice work. Do you know why the 2 "wrong back" cards are on the SGC checklist, shouldn't they be in the master set category?
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#2010543 - 09/03/12 02:33 PM Re: 1957 Topps Baseball Thread [Re: mattbojo]
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Thanks brother. Anyway you go cant wait to watch your progress. Alot of my enjoyment comes from watching others build their sets.

Im getting closer on the 58 set and will continue to upgrade as i go along. Im nowhere near Boyd (boydstoys58's) on the registery when it comes to high end but i do enjot the build.
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#2010545 - 09/03/12 06:43 PM Re: 1957 Topps Baseball Thread [Re: mattbojo]
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Not sure why SGC put the Sain/Page wrong back cards in the basic set. I don't consider the errors to be part of that set.

It's even more strange for the '59 set. In the basic set, they have all five no option/no trade variations (which I happened to have from my raw '59 set days), but they don't have the a/b/c Spahn birthdate variations. Plus they include the extremely rare inserts, which aren't even cardboard, at the front of the set. One I have and one doesn't exist as best I can tell. And I have contacted Larry Fritsch's people, Kit Young and even Levi Bleam a long time ago. I gave up.

Back to the '52 set. I was surprised at how easy the low numbers would be. There are lots of highs on eBay, but they seem to be high grade or low grade with not much mid-grade that I'm looking for. There's plenty of competition for all grades, so it's a fight to get every single high number.

I have to say the '52 set is a classic and you'll love it. Before I started it, I bought a 1953 starter set that needed some upgrading from a dealer/friend. I ended up sending it back because I just wasn't that interested. I actually helped him find a buyer to let me off the hook, but I couldn't get going on it.

Tony B. (cammb on here) is at the top of the Registry and he knows a lot more about the 52's than I do. He helped me get started with a large single lot sale back in December. Send him a PM. He's a big help.
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#2010551 - 09/04/12 06:33 AM Re: 1957 Topps Baseball Thread [Re: bbo]
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Glad to see your back Matt, all sets listed are classics and you cant go wrong. My vote would be for the T-206 set, get out of the mainstream Topps/Bowman sets and give vintage a try.

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#2010559 - 09/04/12 09:41 AM Re: 1957 Topps Baseball Thread [Re: mattbojo]
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 Originally Posted By: mattbojo
It has been a little over 2 years since I sold this set, and the bug is back. I have recently settled into a new house, which was my intention when I chose to sell my '57 set. So while I did not fair too well on the sale; at least I was able to get a house I would never have been able to had the economy not gone south. On to the present/future. I see some new members on here as well as most of the vets. I am looking to build a new set, this time at a MUCH slower pace than the last. It could take a decade or two this time, so I need a little help in choosing. My problem is I like too many sets.

My thought process so far:

1). 1952 Topps (SGC 88-96).
2). T206[-Wagner, so it would not ever be a complete set] (SGC 84-86).
3). 1934 Goudey (SGC 92-96).
4). A combo of less expensive sets: 1941 Play Ball, 1953 Bowman, 1955 Topps.

Let me know your opinions.
Hey Matt! Good to see you back! Been a while...but that's the beauty of this Hobby...it's always waiting for you whenever you take a break from it! I think the 1952 set is definitely high on my list as well as the 1934 Goudey set. I think both are classics from their respective eras. Good luck and look forward to seeing your posts.
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#2011036 - 09/17/12 08:21 PM Re: 1957 Topps Baseball Thread [Re: EARLSWORLD]
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Well. I almost decided to try something totally different, T-205. But in the end, I chose to go with what got me into this hobby in the first place: Topps. I just got my first 1952 Topps card in the mail today, McCosky (#300) SGC 92. Unfortunately I do not have a scanner at the moment. When I do pick one up down the road, I will start a 1952 Topps thread. Unless there already is one?
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#2011037 - 09/17/12 08:33 PM Re: 1957 Topps Baseball Thread [Re: mattbojo]
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Wow Matt awsome! Scan it when ya can.
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