Those are terrific! I am putting together ungraded sets of '57 and '59 Topps. Both will be in albums. I have some higher grade graded material that I am about to sell. The money I make from those graded cards will go a long way toward my ungraded sets that I am building.
Thanks, Rob. The 58 set is moving along pretty nicely. It feels good to collect again without the pressure of tpgers.
Good to hear! After I get the 57 or 59 set finished (if there is such a thing), 58 is up next for me. I feel the EXACT same way about the pressure of tgpers. It took me a little while to work up the "courage" (I know that sounds stupid) to sell my higher grade slabbed cards. I almost felt like I was doing something wrong even thinking about selling the graded cards and trading "down." I successfully sold some last night by the way. For a while, I even fell into the trap of buying holders and not cards. I just turned 40, and I remember collecting before grading. Albeit back then I was buying 80s crap! I am having fun again. I think some people think you can't have standards unless you are involved in graded cards. I am still looking for crease/wrinkle free, clean cards vgex or better. I love flipping through my heavy duty binders.
That's the way to do it, Robert. I recently sold my graded set of 49 Bowmans and put most of the money into my raw sets including my 52 Berk Ross. I got the black pages on ebay.
Same here. I just sold some graded 57s that are financing some nice, ungraded crease/wrinkle free mid-grade 57s that I am buying from someone local. This is way more affordable and I am much happier out of the grading game. I don't anticipate ever going back. I am a collector. Not to mention the fact that my wife is happier, too.