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#2014098 - 12/29/12 03:16 PM The Official 1965 Topps Baseball Thread
vintagetoppsguy
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There are many different collecting styles, and I have always considered myself more of a set builder. I love building Topps baseball sets and my ultimate goal is to one day have a complete set of every year from 1952-73. Im very close to finishing 54, 55 and 56 Topps sets and hope to complete those three this next year. Im slowly working on other sets from the 50s and 60s as well. All of my sets are raw with the exception of the stars, most of which are graded SGC 5 or better. I choose to collect raw sets because theyre easier (and less expensive) to complete.

For some time now, Ive been thinking about doing a high grade SGC registry set. The years I considered were 56, 59, 60 63 and 65. I chose these years because of their bright colors. After a lot of consideration, Ive settled on 65 Topps. This is a project for my own enjoyment and I dont really care where my set ranks on the registry. Im not doing it to be competitive or to be number one, just doing it for fun. That means there wont be any upgrading.

My goal is for 8 or better throughout. I know its a slow process and I hope not to get frustrated and lose focus. Im going to start with the high numbers first and Ive already picked up my first six. Ill try to keep this thread updated with my progress during this project. Thanks for looking and any suggestions from other set registry builders would be appreciated.

http://www.sgccardregistry.com/set.aspx?cat=1&set=259&userset=7609

First 6 in my registry...






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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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#2014099 - 12/29/12 03:25 PM Re: The Official 1965 Topps Baseball Thread [Re: vintagetoppsguy]
Blackie
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Awsome David!
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#2014100 - 12/29/12 04:01 PM Re: The Official 1965 Topps Baseball Thread [Re: Blackie]
Blackie
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David are you going to just buy already graded or try to submit as well? I know that Sterling has had several 65's in SGC as well as Heritage. I know SGC 88's and especially 92's and better go kinda pricy but they are out there. I almost wish they were as plentiful as the PSA cards but unfortunately they are not at this time.

The 65's look great in SGC holders!

Good luck with the set brother and i will keep my eyes opwn for any 88's and above out there for ya.

Rob
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#2014101 - 12/29/12 04:03 PM Re: The Official 1965 Topps Baseball Thread [Re: Blackie]
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Nice choice. My advice, if you plan on buying cards that are already graded would be not to focus on only one part of the set. I always prefer to look at the whole pool, and pick out the nicest example of a particular card I can find. That way you don't miss out on any gems or potential "steals" along the way. It would have been tough for me to choose between '60 and '65.
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#2014130 - 12/30/12 03:51 PM Re: The Official 1965 Topps Baseball Thread [Re: mattbojo]
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I'll look forward to your progress as the set matures!
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#2014134 - 12/30/12 04:59 PM Re: The Official 1965 Topps Baseball Thread [Re: DrD]
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Awesome great choice, cant wait to see your progress!
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#2014135 - 12/30/12 05:25 PM Re: The Official 1965 Topps Baseball Thread [Re: SMtJoy]
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David, sounds like an awesome and fun project. I am contemplating doing the same with 1967 Topps...keep us posted on your pickups and the progress/process.

Rob

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#2014149 - 12/31/12 06:37 AM Re: The Official 1965 Topps Baseball Thread [Re: VANSLYKEFAN18]
gaugman
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Good luck Dave.
I think I remember you saying that you had gotten engaged. After you're married maybe the two of you will plan on having kids . If that's the case, it just may be a long, slow process.

You have a very good eye for cards and it will be nice to see your progress. 65 is a great set.

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#2014299 - 01/02/13 01:39 PM Re: The Official 1965 Topps Baseball Thread [Re: gaugman]
vintagetoppsguy
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Thank you, guys.

A couple of more high numbers added. Brings my total to 8 high numbers. There really doesn't appear to be much competition with this set. The highest ranked is only at 38% completion and the one after that is only at 10% completion. As I stated in my first post, this is just a fun project for me and I don't care where I rank on the registry, but it would be nice to be number one some day


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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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#2014302 - 01/02/13 01:45 PM Re: The Official 1965 Topps Baseball Thread [Re: vintagetoppsguy]
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Those are sweet!!
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