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Vintage Red Sox Pc (Updated 5/3/2017) Scan Heavy!
02-20-2017, 11:36 AM
Post: #91
RE: Vintage Red Sox Pc (Updated 2/4/2017) Scan Heavy!
(02-15-2017 10:04 PM)jason32rich Wrote:  Scott, you have an amazing Red Sox collection my friend. Just curious how long you have been collecting, 40,000+ is quite an accomplishment. Do you stick to exclusively picking up Red Sox cards? I've been going back and forth on going all in on Dodger cards but I can't bring myself to sell the other stuff in my collection.

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I've been collecting since the early to mid 70's, collected all 4 sports into the late 80's, by 1995 I narrowed the focus to just baseball, and from about 2000 on to just Red Sox and the base Topps sets. I still work on older sets, and need a dozen or so cards to finish a Topps run from 1968 to now.

In the last 5 or 6 years, I have been really focusing more on the vintage. I do of couse want all Red Sox cards from all years, and pick up as many as I can, but if I have the choice between buying a gold refractor #'d to 50 of the latest Red Sox prospect or picking up a pre-war card in vg-ex conditon for the same price, the vintage wins every time.

Regardless of whether you go all in on Dodgers cards, or continue with your other collections, or any collecting endeavor, have fun with it and enjoy the hobby. Someone had a post on the boards a short while ago about $8 buying happiness and I think it can. I would be just as happy getting the the 3 1993 Pacific cards I need with 10 cent book prices as I would getting the 1940 Play Ball Ted Williams I need to finish that set. OK, maybe I would be slightly happier with the Williams and the Williams is something I could sell if needed, but my point is I enjoy my collection both large cards and small, and love getting an envelope in the mail once or twice a week with a small (or ocassionly big) prize inside. And that I think is the whole point of collecting, or is for me anyway!

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02-21-2017, 09:51 PM
Post: #92
RE: Vintage Red Sox Pc (Updated 2/4/2017) Scan Heavy!
(02-20-2017 11:36 AM)scottzoe Wrote:  Thanks,
I've been collecting since the early to mid 70's, collected all 4 sports into the late 80's, by 1995 I narrowed the focus to just baseball, and from about 2000 on to just Red Sox and the base Topps sets. I still work on older sets, and need a dozen or so cards to finish a Topps run from 1968 to now.

In the last 5 or 6 years, I have been really focusing more on the vintage. I do of couse want all Red Sox cards from all years, and pick up as many as I can, but if I have the choice between buying a gold refractor #'d to 50 of the latest Red Sox prospect or picking up a pre-war card in vg-ex conditon for the same price, the vintage wins every time.

Regardless of whether you go all in on Dodgers cards, or continue with your other collections, or any collecting endeavor, have fun with it and enjoy the hobby. Someone had a post on the boards a short while ago about $8 buying happiness and I think it can. I would be just as happy getting the the 3 1993 Pacific cards I need with 10 cent book prices as I would getting the 1940 Play Ball Ted Williams I need to finish that set. OK, maybe I would be slightly happier with the Williams and the Williams is something I could sell if needed, but my point is I enjoy my collection both large cards and small, and love getting an envelope in the mail once or twice a week with a small (or ocassionly big) prize inside. And that I think is the whole point of collecting, or is for me anyway!
Thanks for sharing Scott, appreciate the response. I think you're right about just enjoying the collection, we should all remember to do that. I'm with you on the vintage vs a brand new serial numbered anything also. Sounds like you've had a great time putting your collection together!

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05-03-2017, 09:12 AM
Post: #93
RE: Vintage Red Sox Pc (Updated 5/3/2017) Scan Heavy!
Haven't updated in a while, but recently picked up a collection of autos of Red Sox from the 50's and 60's, some on vintage cards others on newer cards 1981 Globe, 2001 Red Sox 100th, Topps Archives, etc....Showing off today a near set of 1950 Bowman autographed. Missing only Vern Stephens, Ellis Kinder, and Ted Williams.


1950 Bowman 1 Mel Parnell

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1950 Bowman 3 Dom DiMaggio

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1950 Bowman 43 Bobby Doerr

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1950 Bowman 44 Joe Dobson

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1950 Bowman 45 Al Zarilla

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1950 Bowman 97 Maurice McDermott

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1950 Bowman 99 Billy Goodman

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1950 Bowman 136 Buddy Rosar

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1950 Bowman 137 Johnny Pesky

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1950 Bowman 153 Walt Masterson

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1950 Bowman 186 Ken Keltner

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1950 Bowman 187 Lou Stringer

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1950 Bowman 188 Earl Johnson

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1950 Bowman 245 Al Papai

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1950 Bowman 246 Walt Dropo

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Scott

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05-09-2017, 09:37 AM
Post: #94
RE: Vintage Red Sox Pc (Updated 5/3/2017) Scan Heavy!
Those are awesome Scott! Back from the day when players actually took five seconds to legibly write their name.

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05-10-2017, 09:31 AM
Post: #95
RE: Vintage Red Sox Pc (Updated 5/3/2017) Scan Heavy!
(05-09-2017 09:37 AM)zeprock Wrote:  Those are awesome Scott! Back from the day when players actually took five seconds to legibly write their name.

Thanks I was really excited to pick them up. Clear, easy to read autos on one of my favorite sets, who could resist! I Also picked up a 1960 Topps Red Sox set at the same time, that was missing just one auto, some rookie 2nd baseman who never played a game in the majors at that position. 3308 games at other positions, but none at 2nd anyway. Once I get those scanned I'll show them off as well.

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