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#2016622 - 04/15/13 07:58 PM Building a 1976-77 Topps Basketball Set
BigRedOne
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Well, after seeing that beautiful set of 86 Fleer Basketball Rob(vanSlyke)was building, I decided to build one of my favorite Basketball sets from my youth.

I started by placing bids on 90 cards, All SGC,PSA and BGS. To my surprise I ended up winning 78 of the 90 cards at an avg of $5.25 per card! That's Less than the grading fees! So i was very pleased to say the least!

A quick preview of some of the cards.





Now I do recall how fond we were of these "Super-Sized" cards as kids, but nothing could prepare me for the humongous slabs these things showed up in! I mean these graded holders were as big as a small notebook pad. It became immediately obvious to me that in order for me to be able to enjoy my new set that these monsterous plastic tombs had to go"



Edited by BigRedOne (04/16/13 02:09 AM)
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#2016625 - 04/15/13 09:21 PM Re: Building a 1976-77 Topps Basketball Set [Re: BigRedOne]
SMtJoy
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Awesome Basketball, can remember collecting those as a kid.

Also on the slabs welcome to my world as an exhibit collector haha.

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#2016627 - 04/16/13 02:20 AM Re: Building a 1976-77 Topps Basketball Set [Re: SMtJoy]
BigRedOne
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SMtJoy

My cousin and I used to sort these king size cards to make up our own All-Star teams while playing Nerf Basketball.

Im really enjoying making the set and all the fond memories they hold from those days gone by.

It was nice visiting your world of Giant slabs of plastic, but I now have to take my cards and go home.




Wheww! Now thats more like it! I can now hold all of them in the palm of my hand now, just like when we were kids!

I will have to say that those Beckett holders are by far the most secure holder as far as counterfit proof. No way your opening those slabs without clipping the corner and destroying the slab.

The PSA slabs were a bit tougher than usual, but still yielded re-usable slabs.

To my surprise the SGC slabs, which are usually pretty tough, were this time the easiest of the 3 to open. A quick pop of the top corner and I literally pulled them apart with my fingers damage free.

While I do VERY much enjoy the framed matted look of the cards in the SGC holder and how beautiful they display in them, It's just not very convienent for me to handle, enjoy and store the set that way.

So I have come up with a way to have the best of both worlds! I can easily store and enjoy my set Raw the old fashion way, and with the help on modern technology I can also now enjoy and display them online in my new personal "Cyber Slabs"

I might yet teak my slab design, but Im really happy with the way they have turned out so far.







Edited by BigRedOne (04/16/13 02:55 AM)
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#2016630 - 04/16/13 06:13 AM Re: Building a 1976-77 Topps Basketball Set [Re: BigRedOne]
trex
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Beauty John. Kinda looks like my living room floor a few weeks ago. I for one like your "Cyber Slabs" much better.
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#2016650 - 04/16/13 01:22 PM Re: Building a 1976-77 Topps Basketball Set [Re: trex]
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Those are quite big cards but gotta love the hairstyles the most. That 70's styles say it all.
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#2016672 - 04/17/13 02:00 AM Re: Building a 1976-77 Topps Basketball Set [Re: Blackie]
BigRedOne
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Big Hair was indeed big in the seventies!





Edited by BigRedOne (04/18/13 10:59 PM)
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