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View Poll Results: What set should I start?
1939 Play Ball 8 11.76%
1948 Bowman 17 25.00%
1949 Bowman 6 8.82%
1955 Topps 21 30.88%
1956 Topps 23 33.82%
1936 Goudey 10 14.71%
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Old 12-16-2013, 10:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Out of the options, which set should I do?
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They are all great sets. I personally like the '56 Topps
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1955 or 1956 Topps.

I believe 1955 has the advantage of not having many stars making it relatively affordable
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Thanks everyone. I've narrowed it down to 3, the 48,55, and 56 sets. What would be a rough estimate for the amount of money I would need to spend on them individually?
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1955 or 1956 Topps.

I believe 1955 has the advantage of not having many stars making it relatively affordable
well the '55 doesn't have Mantle, but it does have plenty of stars in it and also has the Sandy Koufax RC and the Roberto Clemente RC which are both pretty high dollar cards. the '56 has the Mantle which is pretty high dollar but other than that I don't think it has anything too crazy. It is a much larger set though. '56 I think is around 350 cards where the '55 is around 206.
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Thanks everyone. I've narrowed it down to 3, the 48,55, and 56 sets. What would be a rough estimate for the amount of money I would need to spend on them individually?
The amount of $$$ you will have to spend depends on the condition of the cards you buy, and therefore will vary widely.

Personally, my advice for sets this old and expensive (and the strategy I follow) is to focus on centering rather than corners (since bad centering detracts from the visual appeal more), and to focus on cards in the EX to NM range (i.e. PSA 5 to PSA 7). Buy graded cards if you find ones you like and crack them out, but don't pay a premium for the label.
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52 topps or t206 !
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I really like the 1956 Topps design and the format that they used. In my opinion, besided the 1952 set, I think the 1956 is one of the most desirable set of the 50s. I sold my set on eBay a few years back and of course regret it. Just started picking up some commons so I can start working on the set again. Shoot me a PM and maybe we can do some trading in the near future.
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I would go with '56 Topps, slightly over '55. The '56 Mantle is a great card from his signature season. If you want a good mix of RCs and a nice Mantle (with his '56 stat line on the back), I'd look at the '57 set as well.
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I completely changed my mind, I am going with the 1960 Topps Set. I can't believe I skipped this set, it is awesome. Thanks for all of the help.
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I completely changed my mind, I am going with the 1960 Topps Set. I can't believe I skipped this set, it is awesome. Thanks for all of the help.
How are you doing on the set?
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Old 01-07-2014, 11:54 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I picked the 48 Bowman because it is something I am considering pursuing. It's a small set with some really nice cards in it and they can all be had in the raw form for a reasonable "won't break the bank" price. Musial and Berra are probably the most expensive and Musial can be had for around 300 for a nice one.
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i really like goudey personally
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I completely changed my mind, I am going with the 1960 Topps Set. I can't believe I skipped this set, it is awesome. Thanks for all of the help.
The 1960 set is cool. The Yaz RC was one of the first vintage cards I remember buying as a kid. Still have it.
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1955 topps. But there are two cards that will not be cheap.
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All nice sets to build. I chose the 56 Topps. Good luck .
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