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Old 03-08-2007, 11:17 AM
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Posted By: Justin

Any experts out there?

How tough are the short prints?

What's up with the numbering?

Was it actually out in 1948?

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Old 03-08-2007, 11:41 AM
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Posted By: barrysloate

Ted Z. is our resident expert, he'll catch up with this thread. And the first thing he will tell you is drop the 1948. It's a 1949 set.

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Old 03-08-2007, 11:52 AM
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Posted By: Ted Zanidakis

JUSTIN

First, my suggestion to you is to get a copy of THE OLD CARDBOARD magazine, Issue #9.
I have an 8-page article in this magazine on this set. You will find it very informative.

Then, if you have any questions, I will try to answer them on this Thread.

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Old 03-08-2007, 11:58 AM
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Posted By: dan mckee

Agreed Ted Z is your man. Skip numbered set, short prints were impossible until I believe the king himself, Mr. Mint uncovered some full boxes, all short prints. I got my wrapper from one of these. I had the red hat Peterson cataloged, I can tell you there are tons of color variations in this great set!

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Old 03-08-2007, 01:40 PM
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Posted By: Scott

I've recently completed this set (all in PSA 5) and it was more fun than any other set I've tried to assemble. The 101 skip-numbered cards (with "red hat" and Hermansk and Short sleeves Aberson) are all attainable. The fact that I could finish the set kept me interested in it. I have started a few sets only to stop because of the realization that I'd never finish anyways. My toughest were the Paige, Slaughter, Kell, Hermansk and Feller. The PSA 5 grade I was looking for on the Short Prints cost anywhere between $400 and $1200 depending on how bad I had to have it. I did pay $1500 for a couple of the Short prints. The Paige is probably 8-10K in a PSA 5 these days.

There also always seemed to be 3-4 other people bidding on the same ones. After a while I got smart and kept in touch with the other collectors of this set and that helped me find what I needed.

I enjoyed this set so much that I'm considering doing it again. I'm not sure of your budget, but I found it a good challenge to get them all in the same grade for some set consistency (one would think). This also let me focus my chase a bit.

If you have any questions, I'd be glad to answer them. My advice would be to go for it. Good Luck.
Scott (ubiqty)

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Scott,

Congratulations! How long did it take you to complete the set? How difficult was it to obtain the Satchel Paige at a reasonable price.

Peter

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Posted By: dan mckee

If you have the money, it can be completed quickly. And I will guarantee I have variations he is missing as they are uncataloged. An amazing condition he achieved though, that set must be beautiful!

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Posted By: Scott

Peter,
The Paige just showed up one day. I got it from 707 Sportscards. They have a nice one currently in a PSA 4 which seems like a good buy. It took me a few years (2) to complete the set.

Dan,
I've seen the DiMaggio color variations, and Seerey and a few others. I'd love to see what you've got. Please post scans if you can.

Two of the great people that helped me get it together were Dave Curtis and Anthony Nex. It was always a pleasure talking Leaf cards with them.

Thanks,
Scott.

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is getting my juices pumped up. (Now don't anyone tell TBOB )

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Old 03-08-2007, 02:54 PM
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Posted By: Ted Zanidakis

These cards were never issued in 1948....the Graded Co. labels stating 1948 are false and misleading.
Read my article and you will understand.

Some of my "naked, but nice" '49 Leaf's




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