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Looking to start a 1972 Topps set from scratch
10-15-2012, 07:24 AM
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Looking to start a 1972 Topps set from scratch
I'm a team set collector and decided I want to complete a set from the 70's. Picking 1972 because I think that was the year I bought my first pack of cards which are now long gone. I have a question for the vintage set builders. What is or are the most important factors you use when choosing a card for your set? For example corners, centering, etc. Thanks for any info.

Mike

Current Sets Working On:
2013 Topps Museum 85/100 (85%)
2013 Topps Triple Threads 90/165 (54%)
2014 Topps Museum 47/100 (47%)
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10-15-2012, 07:59 AM
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RE: Looking to start a 1972 Topps set from scratch
If you decide that your doing this set I have 645 doubles and triples that are extra for my 72 set if interested LMK

Collecting 24 years-HOF autos and-rookies autos out of 70,000 cards-3% are commons, 4,900 autos and counting up. I love this hobby and I love Beckett-we both have issues though-
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10-15-2012, 09:52 AM
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RE: Looking to start a 1972 Topps set from scratch
I like to put my sets in albums so eye appeal is very important to me. I can handle some corner wear, slight dings and/or a few surface wrinkles or very light creases. What I will not buy or trade for are cards that are off-register, more than 70/30 off-center, diamond-cut, or heavy creasing.
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10-15-2012, 05:05 PM
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RE: Looking to start a 1972 Topps set from scratch
I try to get something that would at least get a Beckett 7.

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I collect Dirk Hayhurst.
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10-15-2012, 08:11 PM
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RE: Looking to start a 1972 Topps set from scratch
Good color/sharp image, 70/30 min centering after that edges and corners. Back is not an issue unless they where previously glued down. Look for HOF cards with stats circled - they go for next to nothing because they dont grade high.
'72's a nice set, but the last two series are a bear - I stopped at about 85% - with most stars - couldent rationalize the price for hi series commons.
Good Luck
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