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View Poll Results: Complete low grade set or high grade star card from the same set?
Complete low grade set 101 44.30%
High grade star card from the same set 127 55.70%
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Old 09-26-2022, 10:24 AM
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Default Would you rather have a low grade complete set or a high grade star card?

Interesting topic I saw today. Would you rather have a low grade complete set or a high grade star card from same set? And why?


A) Complete 1934 Goudey Baseball Set


B) High Grade 1934 Goudey Lou Gehrig

For the purposes of the post, both options are worth the same $$$ wise.

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Old 09-26-2022, 10:31 AM
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Old 09-26-2022, 10:36 AM
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I voted low grade as I made the decision 20+ yrs ago, to collect more instead of less. Except for a few cards mine are around vg'ish....
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Old 09-26-2022, 10:41 AM
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I've always been a set collector so I would go for the low grade set (which I have many of).
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Old 09-26-2022, 11:08 AM
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I voted for the set, but I'm a junkie.
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Old 09-26-2022, 11:15 AM
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1 High Grade Gehrig.

Easier to liquidate.
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Old 09-26-2022, 12:14 PM
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At this point in my life, I went with the single high grade card. While I actually prefer my vintage cards to have some wear to them, I don't want to go back to the days where I have too many cards that I don't really care about. That, and I've got enough non-trading card related stuff in the house I need to get rid of before I would even entertain the idea of building a card set again.
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Old 09-26-2022, 12:19 PM
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It depends on the set. I'd rather have a complete, low-grade 1934 Goudey set than one nice Gehrig. I'd rather (and do) have one nice 1957 Topps Willie Mays than an an entire low-grade set.
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Old 09-26-2022, 02:15 PM
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Depends if I built the set or not. If I'm buying an already complete low grade set vs buying a high grade star, then I'm buying the star card. If I get to build the set, then I'm building the set.

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Old 09-26-2022, 02:46 PM
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My eyes are so accustomed to viewing low condition prewar cards that high graded ones don't look real to me. So obviously I voted for the set.

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Old 09-26-2022, 02:58 PM
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depends on the set...size of the set...players included in the set. Caramel...or tobacco prewar set...yes please. 1952 topps...I'll take the mantle!!!!
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Old 09-26-2022, 03:10 PM
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I'm happy with a few choice cards from a set - I voted for the single card.

No Gehrig's yet, or even 1934s, so a Gehrig would be an awesome start.

It doesn't have the be a key card from a set even, but one I just enjoy.
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Old 09-26-2022, 03:46 PM
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I have Gehrig, and a few others from the '34 set in low grade. Would LOVE to have the entire set. I'm not an investor; low grade raw is perfect for me. Could not give a hoot about nit-picky high grade BS.
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Old 09-26-2022, 03:57 PM
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Looking for affordable T205 Hoblitzell no stats; also any T206 Drum
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