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Cooper1927 06-16-2018 09:20 PM

Poor Manís E103 Journey
 
There have been several journeyís documented in regards to set building, so I thought I would begin to set mine down. I started the E103 Williams set without realizing I was doing so when I bought my first one (Davy Jones, before he was in the Monkees) several years ago from another board member. I picked another common up later and then one of the big three for the set (Christy Mathewson, cause I named my second born after him). After that, I guess I got hooked and have been picking them up here and there from auctions, eBay, and board members. I appreciate those who have contributed and look forward to keeping this string going til I hit number 30.

Feel free to post any insights or thoughts about the set.

Without further ado, here are my first 8, and when my next two arrive I shall post them as well!

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Leon 06-17-2018 06:12 AM

Nice start to the set, David. Those look like nice, fairly consistent cards for the set you are building. What could be fun is to upgrade when you can but only on looks, not on grade :). As I always say, the hunt is a lot of the fun. Good luck with the rest of the set.

And thanks for having my back, some time ago, when Roger N got all huffy and said I was stealing you as a customer at a show. He acted like a maroon that day. :)

Cooper1927 06-18-2018 04:58 PM

Poor Manís E103 Journey
 
Not a problem! I appreciate your indulgence in my journey.

I received these two in the mail today.

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Cooper1927 06-28-2018 09:43 PM

Number 11 - Thanks to a fellow board member!

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tiger8mush 06-29-2018 04:53 AM

Great start to a neat set, thanks for sharing!

Bpm0014 06-29-2018 05:55 AM

Great looking set! Thanks for sharing. But don't you think that they would look so much better in a binder? ;)

timn1 06-29-2018 09:19 AM

E103 glut on ebay
 
I was thinking about this set just the other night - I always assumed they are rare but look at all the ones on ebay right now - two separate lots each containing more than half the set, plus a bunch of singles (all at v. high prices, of course). Last I checked there were 5 copies of the elusive Bob Wood card for sale!

Is this just a fluke or has some kind of sell-off taken place?

commishbob 06-29-2018 10:44 AM

Wonderful cards, David. Owning the Bender (in any condition) is one of my elusive hobby goals.

Cooper1927 06-29-2018 02:23 PM

Never really been a binder guy, though that thread is fun!

Thereís a lot on eBay at prices I donít want to pay!

Thanks all for the comments! Itís a fun set.


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rjackson44 06-30-2018 06:40 AM

Nice David good luck ,

Cooper1927 07-14-2018 02:00 PM

Number 12 and a HOF

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CobbSpikedMe 07-14-2018 02:11 PM

David, congrats on the Brown man. Nice pickup. Best of luck on the rest of the set!

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T206Collector 07-14-2018 03:22 PM

Love this set, and also named my second born after Christy Mathewson! I thought I was unique in the respect!

LincolnVT 07-14-2018 03:34 PM

I put this together about 5 years ago! Get Tenney and Wood...the rest will trickle in!

Cooper1927 07-14-2018 08:00 PM

I appreciate the comments!

Iíve been keeping an eye out for those two in a range Iím comfortable paying. Iím not concerned with grade on them, wrinkling is fine but no missing paper or major tears.

My other two kiddos are named after HOF ballplayers too!


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Cooper1927 07-20-2018 06:06 PM

Lucky 13 in the mail today. Thanks to eBay $25 off deal.

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Leon 07-21-2018 07:02 AM

You are upping your game on the last few, David. Nice cards. And you know how tough these are in any decent, visually appealing grade. (that doesn't cost 2 arms and a leg)

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Edward 07-21-2018 07:05 AM

Caramel might as well be gold. I'm itching for an E102 Cobb. Not happening yet.

Cooper1927 07-21-2018 07:55 AM

Poor Manís E103 Journey
 
Thanks Leon!

I did some number crunching too on graded populations. I know that this also would have resubmissions that were never removed and the like, but I think itís a good overall picture. Some notes to make are:

Hall of Famers average 35.18 in population.

Commons average 24.21 in population.

I think the questions that comes to mind would be are the higher numbers for HOF because of resubmission, the higher profile of the player, the fact that HOF would be more likely to have been saved over commons, or a combination?

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Cooper1927 07-27-2018 03:57 PM

Almost to the halfway point with #14!

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bwbc917 07-28-2018 08:39 PM

E-103
 
Look at Ira Thomas. Was he the inspiration for the Count on Sesame Street??

Cooper1927 07-28-2018 09:29 PM

I think if ďThe CountĒ and Scott Bakula had a kiddo, that would be old Ira...


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Cooper1927 08-18-2018 11:05 AM

Itís been a few weeks but I hit the halfway point today with the assistance of Scott Brockleman. Thanks for meeting me to handoff the card!

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CobbSpikedMe 08-18-2018 05:55 PM

Nice David. It's been fun watching this journey on the board. Thanks for sharing it with everyone.

Cooper1927 08-18-2018 08:41 PM

I appreciate that! I hope to move over the halfway mark Monday!

The auctions seem to be drying up as of late on these.


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Cooper1927 08-20-2018 06:57 PM

Mr. Bender is a bit rough, but heís a HOF and #16!

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Leon 08-20-2018 08:56 PM

Thanks for the updates, David. Not a bad Bender. :) I agree with whomever said, It's been fun to watch. The E103s aren't in almost every auction as many other Ts and Es are, so it's not a walk in the park. As long as they meet your specs, that is all that matters (of course). We all have our own perspective of what we will, and won't, accept. It helps keep it fun. Good luck with the rest!!

Cooper1927 08-21-2018 07:19 PM

Appreciate it! Itís starting to become a little more difficult to hit the sweet spot of:

1. Oneís I still need
2. Low grade
3. Price point

But thatís the game!

Thanks all for the encouragement!


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Lorewalker 08-23-2018 06:51 PM

Nice job! Fantastic set in its simplicity. Can never go wrong with a classic portrait. Had not paid much attention to the issue until this thread. Seems like a set that can be completed without too many road blocks too. Thanks for sharing.

Cooper1927 09-17-2018 06:24 PM

Itís been a bit, but here is #17 and a HOF...

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LincolnVT 09-17-2018 06:44 PM

Wood and Tenny are key...1k cards in any grade. Great set!

Leon 09-18-2018 03:09 PM

Besides the trim it is a nice looking card. Keep the momentum :).

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Cooper1927 10-08-2018 10:30 AM

#18 and a low pop HOF

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Leon 10-10-2018 02:49 PM

Keep up the journey. Frank only has a few scrapes and looks good for being over 109 yrs old. Just the right ones, considering price, condition and otherwise, are often difficult to find.

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Cooper1927 10-10-2018 04:46 PM

That is very true. Iíve had some good luck with auctions - especially when there are multiple desirable cards in the price range Iím looking at.


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Cooper1927 11-19-2018 12:11 PM

#19 and one of the two tough commons thanks to a board member!

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Cooper1927 11-27-2020 06:31 PM

Itís been a long time to update this post. I got discouraged when several of my cards were stolen, including a Wood from this set. But...I am now posting some updates!

Card #20 - While not as nice as the one stolen, still a toughie!

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Cooper1927 11-27-2020 06:31 PM

Card #21

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Cooper1927 11-27-2020 06:32 PM

Poor Manís E103 Journey
 
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Cooper1927 11-27-2020 06:32 PM

Poor Manís E103 Journey
 
Card #22

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Cooper1927 11-27-2020 06:33 PM

Poor Manís E103 Journey
 
Card #23 - it was also a tough one for me.

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CobbSpikedMe 11-27-2020 07:06 PM

Nice David, glad you're getting some back in your collection. Sorry to hear you had some cards stolen.

Casey2296 11-27-2020 07:24 PM

Nice thread. I especially love the look on Crawford & Gibson faces. It's like they're looking back at you thinking "Man, why you creasing by baseball card!?!"

notfast 11-27-2020 07:30 PM

LOVE this set. Great job

Tao_Moko 11-28-2020 10:16 AM

This is such an awesome set. I always thought they'd look good in the 20 count sheets in a binder(a little fragile for me to comfortably insert and extract). Congratulations.

Cooper1927 11-29-2020 05:17 PM

Thanks for the encouragement! Hoping to make some progress in the next year!


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Cooper1927 01-19-2021 05:35 PM

Number 24 - Laughing Larry Doyle...
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Cooper1927 02-23-2021 08:26 PM

Card #25 - Everyone keeps talking about picking up a Jordan so...

Thanks to MaxJacks for reaching out to let me know what he had. I appreciate it!

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Cooper1927 04-05-2021 07:17 PM

Card #26 McLean...heís rough looking but was the right price...
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Cooper1927 04-05-2021 07:19 PM

...and #27, Donovan...

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3 left to go, unfortunately three of the biggies...


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