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(06-18-2012 07:36 PM)franciscomarina Wrote: I am working on that same set. I don't go for the variations and errors. I guess that will depend on the collector. I do try to pick the cards in the condition that I want, but there are some lots that you can't passed by. In that case I will do upgrades, but I usually gets them in the condition that I like. That is why I usually take over 2 years in completing a set like that. It is worth the time.
(06-19-2012 08:50 AM)jtraven42 Wrote: Hey man! What's gotten me started on my 4 vintage sets is acquiring a big lot at once, then over the years attempting to fill it out. I'd jump on a big lot on ebay to get it kickstarted. I just did a quick search and found a few.
As for variations, I wouldn't sweat that until you completed your set. For instance, I'll most likely go after the variations for my 67 and 69 sets, but only after I complete the regular ones. For 59, I think the grey/white back challenge would be too much of a pain
Finally, for grading, I've become disenchanted with grading services as of late (big post on that coming one day.) Think about the grade this way: You know what the book value says as a start. Can you clearly see the card in question? Does it look like something you'd like to own? Would you pay what the seller is asking? If you answered yes, buy the card. If you answered no, then wait. Patience is your best bet in acquisitions. It keeps your costs and your blood pressure down.
(06-19-2012 11:56 AM)jtraven42 Wrote: Yup, little moves is the key; unless you see a massively awesome deal. That's how I started on my 67 set. The guy listed the cards as VG condition, ending middle of the week. He had the complete first couple series, about 400 or so cards. I offered him like $300 if he wanted to sell it to me off ebay, but he declined. I wound up winning it for $200, and all the cards look ex/mt or better. Best ebay win of my life.
(06-23-2012 10:03 PM)coimbre 21 Wrote: Great for you on the 67s. I like bargain stories like that. I'm about 320 cards into the set, been working on it very slowly for the past four years, if you don't count the crisp 15 high numbered cards I bought at a show in 1978. About 80% of what I have is NM or better, which is why it's been a slow process, since I seek mostly sharp 67s for as little money as possible.
(06-24-2012 05:26 AM)duck6700j Wrote: We're doing a 57 Graded Set now.Trying to get them as close to center as possible which takes more time but think when it's done it will be a real nice set to have.
Plan on doing other vintage sets but will probably do them raw.Leaning towards lots since it would be faster to complete but wouldn't pass up nicer singles at the right price.