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#307558 - 01/08/04 10:13 AM estang Set Registry Updates
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This holiday season I made a number of purchases on ebay and also just received back a submission of cards from SGC. I've updated the Set Registry in two areas:

How I Collect - Minnesota Vikings & Minnesota Twins

estang Topps Baseball All-Stars & Topps Football Vikings

Only some of the Vikings cards can be found on both registries. The Way I Collect has them all in one place.

Of the ebay purchases, I'm most pleased with 1979 Ahmad Rashad SGC 96 (cool card -- a "friend" of mine swiped one from me at a sleepover --I was only 9 --- in 79 --- now I have the best), 1974 Chuck Foreman SGC 96 and a 1974 Alan Page SGC 96.

I'm about half way or more to completing the 1977 & 1980 Topps Baseball All-Stars and would like to finsh those out in '04. I was a bit disappointed in the 1977 Fidrych that got a SGC 84 that I bought raw for gulp...$15....I really like that card and it is so hard to find...thought I had a 88, at least. Oh well, still looks nice. I may do some dabbling in the 78, 79 and possibly 81 All-Stars in the year ahead.

I'm going to focus most of my efforts in 2004 on Vikings from 60s and 70s. There's just about 320 Topps, Philly and Fleer cards to complete that. I figure to have near 50 or about 17% there. This will likely be my long-time SGC quest. Always looking for help and you can see that I'm now only missing 9 out of 26 Vikes from 1977...really want that Sammie White and Ron Yary in 96 or 92.

I learned a good deal from my most recent and 2nd all-time submission to SGC. I learned that SGC does a heckuva job and that I need to get a loupe and re-examine more closely what I'm doing. I got back a 1977 Steve Garvey in SGC 60 that I didn't put on the registry. I noticed when I got it back the surface wrinkles that it had (can't believe I didn't see them in the light). I noticed that centering on the 1980 All-Stars kept many (Garvey, Yaz, Simmons) them from a 92 grade, so I need to be more cognitive of that. I also now appreciate how difficult it is to get a NM/MT card from 70s and 60s.

I've also come to the realization that I'd like to attend a quality show with vintage raw commons etc.. to go through (none really in ATL area). This past year was the first year I got into graded cards and learned the nuances of the marketplace and the procedures. I now feel ready to roll in 2004.

Appreciate your comments and feedback.


Edited by estang (01/08/04 01:19 PM)
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#307559 - 01/16/04 10:06 AM Vikings Way I Collect Registry Update [Re: estang]
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Today I received 4 more cards in the mail and uploaded them and their images into the "How I Collect" Minnesota Vikings Set Registry. They are: 1976 SGC 96 cards of Paul Karuse, Jim Marshall and Carl Eller. The other is a 1966 SGC 88 Gordon Smith. Many thanks to Todd from Arizona for the offer/deal on the 1976 cards; they are very nice.

As of today, that gives me 46 cards with grades totaling 4,212 for an average of 91.56.

I also received in the mail my first SGC 98 Gem card. A 1981 Alan Page. A great photograph in the cold weather on the sidelines with my favorite All-Pro designation. Even though not in Vikings uniform, a sweet (final) card of this great man and HOFer. See attachment.






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#307560 - 02/04/04 02:56 PM Re: Vikings Way I Collect Registry Update [Re: estang]
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I picked up a 1976 Topps Fran Tarkenton Record Breaker in SGC 92 recently to bring my Vikings How I Collect Registry to 47 cards with a total grade points of 4,304...for an average of 91.57. I jumped a whole .01 !!!

I also picked up the 1974 Chuck Foreman from the same seller in SGC 92 for about 1/4 of what I paid for a SGC 96. The SGC 92 doesn't even compare upon close inspection (small print dot and rough factory edges). A good candidate to gift in the future.

Still waiting for my lures on various message boards and an email to BMW on some NM?MT or better raw cards to come my way. Help me feed my fixation, please!
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#307561 - 03/10/04 01:57 PM Re: Vikings Way I Collect Registry Update [Re: estang]
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This past week I received in the mail:

1968 Bobby Walden SGC 92
1968 Paul Flatley SGC 92
1970 Bill "Boom Boom" Brown SGC 92

and

1977 Matt Blair Rookie in PSA 9 (to upgrade on my SGC 88)

SGC cards were loaded into the registry (perhaps causing everything to crash) which brings me to 50 cards with a total grade points of 4,580 for an average grade of 91.6 and increase of .03 from my last post.

It's dawned on me more than before that the 100 point scale system is a good marketing numbering scheme. It just sounds good to have a 90+ average, even though that translates in the middle of a Nm/MT and Nm/MT+ card. I'm sure Tony can attest to this with his RedMan's.
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#307562 - 07/08/04 03:21 PM Re: Vikings Way I Collect Registry Update [Re: estang]
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Wow. It's been 4 months since I've last posted my Vikings SGC registry updates. Time goes by fast.

Recent SGC Registry additions are:

1970 Jim Marshall, SGC 88
1975 Dave Osborn, SGC 96
1962 Mel Triplett, SGC 84
1964 Jim Marshall, SGC 92
1968 Joe Kapp, SGC 88

which brings me to 55 cards with a total grade points of 5,032 for an average grade of 91.49 --- a decrease of .11 from my last post.

I've also purchased some PSA cards that I may look to cross-over later:

1964 Rip Hawkins, PSA 8
1964 Tommy Mason, PSA 8
1976 Jim Lash, PSA 8
1975 Carl Eller, PSA 8

I also purchased a 1980 Alan Page SGC 96 (Bears uniform), but didn't put that in the registry.
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#307563 - 10/07/04 12:18 PM Re: Vikings Way I Collect Registry Update [Re: estang]
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3 months since last post.

Vikings purchases that were submitted to the SGC How I Collect registry are:

1970 Topps Fred Cox, SGC 96
1970 Topps Grady Alderman, SGC 96
1970 Topps Dave Osborn, SGC 92

which brings me to 58 cards with a total grade points of 5,316 for an average grade of 91.66 --- an increase of .16 since my last post.

Other graded purchases:

1977 Topps Jeff Wright, PSA 9

Please contact me if you have additonal Twins & Vikings cards from the 60s or 70s in graded for of at least 8 --- higher the better.

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#307564 - 10/07/04 02:02 PM Re: Vikings Way I Collect Registry Update [Re: estang]
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Congrats, Erik.

I especially liked your recent 1977 Topps Carew pick up. When you get in hand, please make sure to post a scan!


Edited by vayank (10/07/04 02:05 PM)
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---- Matthew T. Natale Alexandria, Virginia Completed 1977 Topps Baseball SGC Graded Set, Average Grade 92.89

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#307565 - 10/10/04 02:10 PM Re: Vikings Way I Collect Registry Update [Re: vayank]
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I've submitted images for the cards, including the Carew under How I collect and 1977 Topps. It appears that when you add images later )after 1st submission) under "How I Collect" the card disappears from the registry until it is re-reviewed. This is not the case on the standard set registry area, whereby you can add images instantly.

Also picked up a couple more Vikings:

1976 Brent McClanahan, SGC 96
1976 Fred Cox, SGC 96

60 cards now at 5,508 for an average grade of 91.80 ... almost getting to 92!


Edited by estang (10/10/04 02:14 PM)
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#307566 - 10/11/04 02:03 PM 1977 Carew SGC 96 image [Re: estang]
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1977 Rod Carew, SGC 96

Paid $40 for this card; a good deal.
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#307567 - 01/30/05 05:02 AM A few more Vikings cards... [Re: estang]
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all residing in How I Collect Registry. They are:

1967 Philadelphia Paul Flatley, SGC 92
1964 Philadelphia Tommy Mason, SGC 92
1964 Philadelphia Jim Prestel, SGC 92
1966 Philadelphia Bill Brown, SGC 88
1961 Nu-Card Roy Winston, SGC 88
1966 Philadelphia Bobby Walden, SGC 92
1973 Topps Carl Eller, SGC 96

67 cards totaling 6,148 points for an average grade of 91.76 - a decrease of .04 since my last Oct 2004 post.

Other notable graded card purchases:

1978 Topps PSA 9 Dan Ford (eventually will cross)

Drop me a line if you have any high-grade Vikings cards from 60s / 70s, including Mint 1976 to 1979 Fleer Football/Vikings.
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