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Old 12-20-2017, 11:17 PM
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Default 2018 Hobby Goals!

With the 2017 Goals Thread, I thought it would be a good idea to see
what everyone might be doing in 2018 with their collections in terms of
adding or subtracting cards.

I made a lot of changes to my collections in 2017. These were some of my

Bought E93 Cobb, M116 Cobb, 52 Bowman Mays,
Stahl Meyer Mantle, 53 Topps Mantle, Stahl Meyer Mays, Goudey Gehrig, 3 Autographed Jeters,
and some other odds and ends.

So here are my 2018 Goals:

1) Would love to add a nice Aaron rookie or Johnston cookie or Lake to Lake Aaron.

2) Maybe a Mantle, DiMaggio, or a couple odds and ends. That's about it.

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Old 12-20-2017, 11:58 PM
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Good luck in 2018 Tony. Looks like you added some tremendous pieces in 2017.

I'm going into 2018 with no specific goals this time. I'll just see what piques my interest when I see it. However, I do want to keep adding to my HOF player set.

Good luck to all in 2018. I can't believe I'm saying 2018. Where does the time go?
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Old 12-21-2017, 08:42 AM
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I hope to complete my 1972 Topps Set. I still need a little over 200 cards, but I have finished the high #s so this makes it a little less daunting. I am leaning toward starting the 1971 set, but we will see if that changes after I finish the 72s.

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1972 Topps Baseball
1973 Topps Baseball
1974 Topps Baseball (master set w/all variations)
1975 Topps Baseball

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1971 Topps Baseball
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Old 12-21-2017, 09:27 AM
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In no particular order:

- an e99 in affordable condition (preferably in an SGC holder) to complete my 2017 goal (one of each card from the E90s series)
- T206 Nap Lajoie (throwing) in SGC A or 10 (back damage)
- T206 Mordecai Brown (portrait) in SGC A or 10 (back damage)
- frame old newspaper and magazine supplements (I need advice on this)
- continue with my Ed Reulbach collection

Small goals for a small-time collector. But as with everything in the universe, that is how it all begins - small....
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Old 12-21-2017, 09:33 AM
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For 2018, my goal is to continue to refine my collection. I have been doing a decent job of it for the past two years but I look to slow down on the selling portion - most of what I still own is in my permanent collection. I still have some more cards to let go of, but I am really looking mainly to add.

That said, here is what I am looking for in 2018:

- 1933 Goudey Ruth 149 PSA 2-4
- 1957 and 1960 Spic and Span Aaron PSA 5-7
- 1965 MacGregor Mays PSA 5ish
- 1947 Bond Bread Jackie (any pose) PSA 3ish

I hope everyone had a great collecting year and wish everyone Seasons Greetings and a Happy Collecting New Year!

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Old 12-21-2017, 10:05 AM
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If I win the lottery I will be looking for a 1933 goudey Babe Ruth and a 1934 goudey Lou Gehrig.

Short of that I will hope to add one or two Hank Aaron cards I don't already have such as Hires root beer or Lakes to Lakes Dairy. Also any Sir Isaac Newton cards I don't have and will possibly look to start a team set for 1958 Topps Dodgers.

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Old 12-21-2017, 04:44 PM
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Not to be redundant, as I posted in the main page thread, but I wanted to make sure all eyes see it in the case that someone has one to sell in late February -

1953 Topps Complete Set - with PSA 5ish Mantle, Mays, Paige, Robinson
1952 Bowman Complete Set
1970-1977 Topps Football Sets - preferably multiple sets with a scale discount
1970-1974 Topps Basketball Sets - same as above
1953-1955 Red Man Sets Tabs preferred but will take a combination of tab/no tab.

Please reach out if you have any of the above available. Bonus comes the last week in February and that is where I carve out my annual card budget. I know that REA is about that same time, so if you are thinking about sending to them, sell to me instead and we can split the juice.

2018 Collecting Goals:

1952 Bowman (prefer a graded Mantle)

1970's Football and Basketball Sets
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Old 12-21-2017, 07:07 PM
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For post war I'd like to pick up a rose RC and a couple of signed Mantles.
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Old 12-21-2017, 08:30 PM
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I collect Mantle items and game used Yankees hats. Currently need the matchbook discussed in my signature and three hats to complete my collection. I am not optimistic that any of them will pop up, but I'm gonna search.

This last year I took a huge pay cut, bought a house, and had a kid. The quality of my life substantially improved but the quality of my collection did not.
Mantle Master Set: 425/425 (complete!!!)
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Old 12-21-2017, 08:59 PM
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My goal is to have a complete Braves Topps base card run from 1956 to today. I'm about 44 cards short, including 10 Aaron's.
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