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Old 11-02-2018, 03:50 PM
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Default A Question for Team Collectors...

You guys who don't try to collect an entire set, like T205 for example, but opt for collecting a team, do you exclusively collect cards from your current favorite modern team(if you have one) or a team you think was particularly neat from the period the set was issued? Example: My favorite team as a modern fan is the St. Louis Cardinals. However, the Cardinals players from the T205 era don't particularly excite me. I actually lean more toward the Giants or Dodgers players from the period.

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Old 11-02-2018, 05:55 PM
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I collect Mets and since they started in 1962 I dont have to worry about pre-war stuff. My goal is to get every pre-1990 card ever made (base, tests, variations, regional, unlicensed etc) Ive been collecting for over 40 years and my wantlist is relatively small, Im still not close to completion.
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Old 11-02-2018, 06:28 PM
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I narrowed my collecting scope down to Iowa baseball related items. I do collect a couple sets T201 Mecca and B18 Blankets, but my main focus is memorabilia and pre-war cards. I got started by collecting Des Moines items and moved on to OJs. I collect mainly DesMoines simply because I grew up for miles from Des Moines watching The Oaks from the 70s and the Cubs of the 80s to today. I try to find items that are fairly unique or really limited, fortunately not many people collect Des Moines or Iowa. For cards, I try to stick with issues that appealed to me.
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Old 11-02-2018, 07:12 PM
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Orioles team collector here (or at least I have been in the past). In about 1979/80 I went back and began to fill in all the Orioles Topps/Bowman/Fleer Orioles from 1954 onward. I finished those and continued through 1990. I never considered collecting any other teams' cards although I have player collections of non-Orioles.

Since then I've collected Eastern League and International League Orioles cards both pre-and post-war.
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Old 11-02-2018, 07:22 PM
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My goal is to collect each Yankee from beginning. Best is a card in NYY uni, second an original photo in NYY uni, third is autograph and repro photo in a NYY uni, fourth is any autograph, no photo, and last is any internet photo of player at all. There are 56 players that I cannot find an image in a NYY uni. Some are recent: Greg Harris (1994) Jeff Patterson (1994) Rick Honeycutt (1995) Billy Brewer (1996) but most are in initial 20 yrs
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Old 11-02-2018, 09:23 PM
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Although I am a Cardinals fan, as I get interested in T205s again, those NY Giants cards are pretty awesome looking. There are also names that are pretty affordable-Merkle, Bridwell, Marquard, and of course Mathewson who isn't necessarily affordable but legendary. There's just something about baseball in NY the first half of the 1900s.

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Old 11-02-2018, 10:32 PM
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I collect Red Sox up to approximately 1919, and any Boston players from the 19th century.
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Old 11-02-2018, 11:06 PM
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I collect Chicago Cubs and have several collections. T205 Cubs with all the various front/back combos. Currently have 148/151 possibilities. T207 cubs with all the different backs/ types (Recruits/ Napoleons/ Anonymous and all the factories). All Topps cubs from 1951 to current with all errors and varioation that I keep current.

Also have E121-80 and E121-120 Giants andYankees (1921 World Series collection).

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How can anyone collect the NY Yankees with all the HOF'ers ? Must be costly ! Collecting Detroit is hard enough because of one player named "COBB" !
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Old 11-03-2018, 12:02 PM
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I have been collecting Cardinals cards since the 90's and have 1000's of team sets. Since joining this site in 2014 I have mostly given up on newer cards and have focused on most of the early Cardinals sets. I have finished many early sets except for the super expensive or hard-to-find Cardinals. I find it a real challenge to find almost any of the early Cardinals cards and enjoy the search. I just this year finally picked-up my first T204 Cardinal - Slim Sallee. There are many early tough Cardinals to look for - like the T206 O'Hara, the T207 Loudermilk, T213 Huggins and Ames cards, the T205 Bresnahan mouth open, and any of the Cracker Jacks, Turkey Red or Old Judge cards. And if you go to the 20's and 30's all the Rogers Hornsby and Dizzy Dean cards will put you in the poor house. I think there are plenty of great early Cardinals cards to collect and the fewer people out there collecting them is great news for me!
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