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Stuff that goes thru my head

Post by TheBig6 on Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:51 am

I maybe a strange duck, but I'm constantly thinking about ways I want change the focus of my collection.
I will share some of my hair brain thoughts with you.

  • Putting together 8 man out collection (Zeenut McMullen major stumbling block)
  • Putting together M101 set (Jackson & Ruth out of the question)
    My humble beginnings of this, with no hope
    http://imageevent.com/ruckers/m10145
  • Selling everything and just collecting Mathewson (But what about the other guys)
  • Finishing a T206 Hof Master set (Minus the Big 2 , of course) Most likely scenario to happen
    My beginnings of this
    http://imageevent.com/ruckers/t206hofers
  • Selling everything and just collecting Cabinet Cards (I could live with this scenario, but would have to live with a small collection)
  • Meager start in this direction,
  • http://imageevent.com/ruckers/cabinetcards

    These are just a few of the thoughts that run through my mind on seemingly a never ending constant basis. It's a great Hobby anyway you look at it.
    Care to share any of your collecting thoughs?
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Re: Stuff that goes thru my head

Post by TheRiddler on Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:47 pm

1912 was the year of the triple.
Seven players in MLB got 20 or more of them in that year, lead by Owen Wilson's 36.
Red Murray is the only one of these players who does not appear on a Cracker Jack.
But I could keep the red theme by obtaining a t-206 of him (and maybe a t-206 red Cobb as well, to balance it out).
That then would leave the following CJs in addition to Wilson:
Wagner, Jackson, Crawford & Baker.

But my current thinking is that it requires too much money for the value.
I could complete several other "themes" for the cost associated with this one.
What to do? It certainly wouldn't be wasted money.

What are you thinking? ........
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Re: Stuff that goes thru my head

Post by TheRiddler on Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:59 pm

Ok, ok, I admit it.
I am also looking for this card.
http://www.baseballreliquary.org/Bresnahan.htm

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Re: Stuff that goes thru my head

Post by sabrjay on Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:28 pm

With m101-4/5 set you are forgetting the biggest stumbling block, the Thorpe card. Jackson and Ruth are offered all the time. You just need the cash. The Thorpe on the other hand is just downright tough. Since I've returned to the hobby in 2002, I've only seen 3 offered for sale.

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Re: Stuff that goes thru my head

Post by TheBig6 on Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:53 pm

Jay, your right, I forgot about the Thorpe. I guess I've seen one posted on the forum so much I forgot how scarce they are
J/k jocolor
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Post by slidekellyslide on Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:54 pm

Jerry, I love the cabinet photo direction. There is just something about 19th century photography that is beautiful.
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Post by Bicem on Sat Apr 18, 2009 12:02 am

Hard to go wrong with cabinets! They all look nice together.
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Post by fisherboy7 on Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:54 am

I like the cabinet collection idea as well Jerry. It would give you a nice mix of sets from the 19th century (so much to choose from) and a few from the 20th century (T3, W600, and some super toughies like T4 and Old Mill Cabinets). And you've already got a nice start with your N173's and the other cabinets you have now.

The only drawback of this pursuit could be price - almost any prewar cabinet is gonna cost you significant dough, 19th century especially. But if you decided to go that route, you could make a nice chunk of $ to start off with by selling off your other cards. I'm starting to realize that focus is a good thing, even if it means more time between pickups. I've found that the fewer cards one has, the more one tends to appreciate each one.

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Re: Stuff that goes thru my head

Post by TheBig6 on Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:03 am

Ben, I understand what you mean about less cards and you enjoy each one more.
I just don't think the proceeds of my other cards would get me very far in the world of 19th Century Cabinet cards. I should have stocked up when N173 Hofers were 500.00 a pop instead of 5K.
5K maybe a little low for nice ones.

Although, Could a man be happy picking up one or 2 cards a year.
If it was a nice Duke Delehanty and say an N173 Anson
I could live with that.
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lots of good choices Jerry

Post by nolemmings on Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:20 am

I hate to sound like a vulture, but if Jay was successful in discouraging you from going after m101-s, please keep me in mind for a few. naughty
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Re: Stuff that goes thru my head

Post by TheBig6 on Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:38 am

Todd
Are you circling that F&B high number M101-4 Hippo Vaughn?
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among others

Post by nolemmings on Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:46 am

among others, kind sir
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Re: Stuff that goes thru my head

Post by TheBig6 on Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:54 am

If you and Tim hadn't wrote that great article, I wouldn't have known High Number m101-4's were rare bananarama

Break out a cool cabinet and you can have your pick
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Post by sabrjay on Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:28 pm

Ben, I agree with your comment about focus in your collection. In the 80s, I had none beyond buying anything I thought was cool and anything MN. Even though my focus has changed since returning, from the player set to rebuilding my favorite sets, my collecting has remained focused.

I finally ended my 6 month buying drought and get a few more t205 Sovereigns and the tough Barger. As others have pointed out, feeBay has become a wasteland of silly BINs and high starting prices.

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