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Topps super collection
11-24-2012, 06:11 PM
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Topps super collection
It is mentioned in another thread but i wanted to give this it's due.

Several years ago my father starting on a mission to get every Topps set back to 1952, and he just finished. He also picked up the '51 red and blue backs.

That is a total of 45,174 cards in all. This includes every traded and update set as well.

It includes rookies of over 50 HOFers.

Here is a link to a sample page of cards from every single set.
http://mojobeardy.wordpress.com/the-topps-collection/

Here is a little more about the set including a few pictures of how it is displayed. Each set has it's own binder.
http://mojobeardy.wordpress.com/2011/11/...collector/

It's pretty cool to be able to go open up a binder and check out any set you like.

Not wanting to put cards like the '52 mantle in a binder he made color copies of the front and back of the better cards to put in the binder. The actual cards are locked away for safety.

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11-24-2012, 06:16 PM
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RE: Topps super collection
That's really cool. I just came across a thread about this the other day that had a link to your website. What's your dad got his eyes on now? (My suggestion: auto of each HOF player)

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11-24-2012, 11:43 PM
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Thanks for the post. I like showing my wife stuff like this....shows the fun part of the hobby, she doesn't collect but even appreciates this type of stuff.

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11-25-2012, 06:40 PM
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RE: Topps super collection
he bought all the traded sets as well?

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11-25-2012, 06:46 PM
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RE: Topps super collection
Wow that is really cool. What an accomplishment. Thanks for sharing.

Currently collecting A-Rod, Jeter, Cano, Mauer and Trout. I tend to be a fast shipper, work across the street from our post office.

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11-25-2012, 06:50 PM (This post was last modified: 11-25-2012 06:51 PM by kdubya8.)
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RE: Topps super collection
(11-25-2012 06:40 PM)showstopper2 Wrote:  he bought all the traded sets as well?

Yup


(11-24-2012 06:16 PM)uvaspina Wrote:  That's really cool. I just came across a thread about this the other day that had a link to your website. What's your dad got his eyes on now? (My suggestion: auto of each HOF player)

I suggested doing all Topps football but i think he is done with major collecting projects for a while.

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11-26-2012, 09:16 AM
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RE: Topps super collection
are the older sets all in a certain grade level or just any card he could find?

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11-26-2012, 10:42 AM
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RE: Topps super collection
(11-26-2012 09:16 AM)showstopper2 Wrote:  are the older sets all in a certain grade level or just any card he could find?

He shot for around Vg to Ex on the older stuff. For the '52 high numbers he went lower on some just because of cost. Most of the good cards from the mid '50s-mid '60s are graded around 3-4, some higher. It all depended. Newer stuff, '70s on, is all pretty close to mint.

His '52 Mantle is just authenticated. It showed signs of trimming along the top so it wasn't gradeable. It would have been a 2 maybe otherwise. Here it is.
http://mojobeardy.wordpress.com/2012/04/...-mountain/

I also had fun with it and did some side by sides.
http://mojobeardy.wordpress.com/2012/04/...d-friends/

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11-26-2012, 03:30 PM
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My jaw is completely dropped! Woa!

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11-26-2012, 07:20 PM
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(11-26-2012 03:30 PM)nyyankeesfan28 Wrote:  My jaw is completely dropped! Woa!

thanks dude

Does anyone have a good contact with anyone at topps. For Christmas I would like to se if i could get Topps to send my dad a letter of congrats or recognition for his collection. Do you think they would do that?

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