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Old 07-25-2013, 11:41 AM   #26 (permalink)
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I'm taking a (long) shot at collecting some of these in my new PC idea. I don't have any yet, but along with 15 Red Sox cards, my list of 10 iconic cards of 10 iconic players that I want to acquire is here... and most are post-war.

Hard to pick a number 2. I would debate between the '54 Aaron and the '55 Clemente.
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Old 07-29-2013, 05:43 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Since everyone seems to be focusing on baseball, I'll add a few from other sports....

Football:

1955 Topps All-American - Jim Thorpe
1957 Topps - Johnny Unitas & Bart Starr RC's
1958 Topps - Jim Brown RC
1965 Topps - Joe Namath RC

Basketball:

1957-58 Topps - Cousy & Russell RC's
1961-62 Fleer - Chamberlain, Robertson, & West RC's
1969-70 Topps - Alcindor RC
1972-73 Topps - Erving RC
1979-80 Topps - Bird/Magic RC
1986 Fleer - Jordan RC

Hockey:

1954-55 Topps - Gordie Howe
1958-59 Topps - Bobby Hull RC
1966-67 Topps - Bobby Orr RC
1979-80 Topps/OPC - Gretzky RC

As for baseball, I'd have to go with the 53 Paige, 54 Aaron RC, and 55 Koufax RC.
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:14 AM   #28 (permalink)
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For Baseball, it would have to be the 1953 Topps Mickey Mantle.

To me, that card is the next greatest thing from the 52 Topps Mantle.
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:15 AM   #29 (permalink)
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No one is mentioning the 1967 Topps Tom Seaver RC. I'd love to have that for my dads collection.
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:23 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Bryce Harper 2012 superfractor auto.
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:34 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I have to say the 53 Paige or the 61 Maris
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I would go with 1948 stan musial
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I would go with 1948 stan musial
That is a nice one.
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Bryce Harper 2012 superfractor auto.
Give it ten years, and either the 2011 Bowman Chrome Harper Superfractor AUTO or the Mike Trout 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Superfractor AUTO will be the ACTUAL correct answer. If they reach their potential, I can definitely see them reaching $50,000+ if not twice that. People pay $100K + for PSA 10's of 1950's Rookie cards of Hall of Famers when there might be two or three of them graded that high, so just watch as people realize there is one true HOLY GRAIL of the best players of the modern age without dispute. I think Superfractor AUTO's for the top prospects in the $800-$2000 range are good gambles, no lie.
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:25 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Give it ten years, and either the 2011 Bowman Chrome Harper Superfractor AUTO or the Mike Trout 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Superfractor AUTO will be the ACTUAL correct answer. If they reach their potential, I can definitely see them reaching $50,000+ if not twice that. People pay $100K + for PSA 10's of 1950's Rookie cards of Hall of Famers when there might be two or three of them graded that high, so just watch as people realize there is one true HOLY GRAIL of the best players of the modern age without dispute. I think Superfractor AUTO's for the top prospects in the $800-$2000 range are good gambles, no lie.
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:57 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Does anyone know where the Trout Superfractor is?
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:42 AM   #37 (permalink)
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1963 Topps Pete Rose
1968 Topps Nolan Ryan
1968 Topps Johnny Bench
1969 Topps Reggie Jackson
1954 Topps Hank Aaron
1959 Topps Bob Gibson
1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr.
1951 Bowman Willie Mays
1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle
1955 Topps Roberto Clemente

These are all staples in a nice PC.
I couldn't agree with this list more. Even the 1989 Griffey is a "must have".
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:14 AM   #38 (permalink)
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That list above is a great one! All of those cards are iconic. & most are easy to get for not too much right now either!
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Old 08-04-2013, 08:35 PM   #39 (permalink)
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I saw you guys mention a few really nice cards. I am a pre-75 Yankee collector myself, but I wouldn't mind a 54 Bowman Ted Williams.
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Old 08-04-2013, 08:40 PM   #40 (permalink)
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sweet cards guys i have a few in my vintage pc an always looking for more

heres one
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:06 PM   #41 (permalink)
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I'd have to go with the 1954 Bowman Ted Williams -- because of the scarcity and the story behind it.
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:52 AM   #42 (permalink)
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5 replies, not one serious one. 1954 Topps Hank Aaron is the correct answer.
That's my choice too.

Give a vote to the 1989 UD Ken Griffey Jr. too. That launched a big boom in the hobby.
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Old 08-22-2013, 03:03 PM   #43 (permalink)
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1951 Bowman Mays
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No Love for the 1953 Topps Saichel Paige?
It'll get plenty of love from me....one of the favorite cards in my collection.

That said, as far as iconic cards, I'd have to go with the 1954 Aaron and 1955 Koufax as my nominees.
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For Baseball, it would have to be the 1953 Topps Mickey Mantle.

To me, that card is the next greatest thing from the 52 Topps Mantle.
I concur. In 1953, Topps used extraordinary artwork instead of photographs. The Mantle is simply stunning. In 1992, the Marriott corporation bought the original Mantle art for $121,000. When I learned of the sale, I commissioned the original artist, Gerry Dvorak, to paint me another one!
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nice choice on the Bobby Hull

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Since everyone seems to be focusing on baseball, I'll add a few from other sports....

Football:

1955 Topps All-American - Jim Thorpe
1957 Topps - Johnny Unitas & Bart Starr RC's
1958 Topps - Jim Brown RC
1965 Topps - Joe Namath RC

Basketball:

1957-58 Topps - Cousy & Russell RC's
1961-62 Fleer - Chamberlain, Robertson, & West RC's
1969-70 Topps - Alcindor RC
1972-73 Topps - Erving RC
1979-80 Topps - Bird/Magic RC
1986 Fleer - Jordan RC

Hockey:

1954-55 Topps - Gordie Howe
1958-59 Topps - Bobby Hull RC
1966-67 Topps - Bobby Orr RC
1979-80 Topps/OPC - Gretzky RC

As for baseball, I'd have to go with the 53 Paige, 54 Aaron RC, and 55 Koufax RC.
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Old 04-16-2014, 03:19 PM   #47 (permalink)
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1954 Wilson franks Ted Williams. His best looking card.
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Old 04-17-2014, 02:14 AM   #48 (permalink)
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51 bowman mantle would be my choice. His only rookie card.
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51 bowman mantle would be my choice. His only rookie card.
It's a stunner for sure. I grabbed one earlier this year and look at it every day.

The 52T really is the defining card though. We all have great feelings on what's next after that but I think everyone agrees that is the ONE. Man do I need to get my hands on one ASAP.

I think the Franks Williams is an amazing choice as well as the 48 Leaf Paige. That card is so incredibly rare, let alone centered.
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Old 04-17-2014, 10:14 PM   #50 (permalink)
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It's a stunner for sure. I grabbed one earlier this year and look at it every day.

The 52T really is the defining card though. We all have great feelings on what's next after that but I think everyone agrees that is the ONE. Man do I need to get my hands on one ASAP.
Sure if I had a choice between the 51 and the 52, it would be the 52 all day long just because its worth more. Its worth more because of the popularity of the 52 topps set. However if both cards were worth the same, I would choose his rookie over the 52.
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