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08-22-2007, 12:07 PM
Posted By: <b>identify7</b><p>That is, the one which you completed first out of the ones which you still have. When did you complete it?<br /><br />I do not have a completed baseball card set, I never have had one, and I am not currently trying to build one.<br /><br />I did complete a non-sports set which I still have, in 1956, but that is off topic.<br /><br /><br />For the intent of this thread, how long you have had the set counts, the date of issuance of the cards, does not count at all.

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08-22-2007, 08:54 PM
Posted By: <b>Ted Zanidakis</b><p>GIL<br /><br />My very 1st BB cards that I collected as an 8 year old. There are 44 BB players in this set and four Boxers.<br />I have my original cards (just the BB) for 60 years, now. Here are three of them......<br /><br />TED Z<br /><br /><img src="http://www.freephotoserver.com/v001/tedzan/berradimaglindell.jpg">

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08-22-2007, 08:55 PM
Posted By: <b>daryle</b><p>My oldest is the '52 Topps BUT I completed the '53 Topps in January of 1996. Last card was #229 Krsnich.

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08-22-2007, 08:58 PM
Posted By: <b>Dave Hornish</b><p>1951 Topps Redbacks. Bought most of the cards in the early 80's, got some more as a Christmas present one year, finished it in 1990 or thereabouts, except for the 2 variations. Great set, one I consider the first concerted effort by Topps at issuing baseball cards along with the Bluebacks (which I consider as one set actually but that's another story as it would ruin my response).

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08-22-2007, 09:47 PM
Posted By: <b>Al</b><p>Oldest post war set completed, Topps 1959, in 1964. Oldest post war completed set, the 19 card baseball subset of the Topps 1948 Magic Photos

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08-22-2007, 10:50 PM
Posted By: <b>identify7</b><p>And my mother only bought Wonder Bread (it helped build bodies seven ways, back then. But how many of the "ways" can you name?). But it doesn't matter, I was a two year old when that Bond Bread set came out, and I would probably have eaten the cards then.<br /><br />Nobody is going to beat you on this either, Ted. Great set! When did you take final possession of it? Or, didn't it get saved for you.

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08-23-2007, 01:09 AM
Posted By: <b>Dan P.</b><p>The oldest I completed were the 1960-64 Topps sets. I collected them as a kid but they were left behind in a family move in 1966 and I built them again from 1977-83 after I got back into collecting as an adult.

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08-23-2007, 08:16 AM
Posted By: <b>Ted Zanidakis</b><p>GIL<br /><br />These cards, and most of my original collection (1947 - 1952), stayed in the attic of our home in Hillside, NJ for 25 years.<br />And, I recovered all of it in 1977.....when I renewed my interest in BB card collecting.<br /><br />TED Z

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08-23-2007, 12:10 PM
Posted By: <b>John Harrell</b><p>To date, the 1949 MP&Co set is the oldest I've completed. It's not a very attractive set but it does have a Williams and DiMaggio card and it's not too expensive.<br /><br />John

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08-23-2007, 11:20 PM
Posted By: <b>Gil</b><p>Please remember:<br />It is what set have you had the longest, not<br />Which one was issued first

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08-25-2007, 09:23 AM
Posted By: <b>Bob</b><p>First large set I completed was the 1974 Topps set when I was 15. I think the last card was Reggie Jackson. From 1976 on I bought complete sets, so those don't count. The next one I completed might have been '69 Topps, but that wasn't till 1978 or so.