New to VCP, Returning to the Hobby
Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:25 PM
I just thought I'd introduce myself to the boards. I have returned to baseball cards after a long time away and have decided to join everyone here on the forum. I am in my 30s and live in SE PA. Last year, I received a large box of baseball cards that I had stored at my Dad's house from when I was a kid. Most of if is 80s and 90s junk, but I decided to go through it and organize the cards. It was one of the more enjoyable moments I have had in quite awhile, just looking back at my old beaters. It was shortly after that I thought about picking up the hobby again.
I've spent the first several months just buying random stuff and working on trying to collect Orioles Team HOFers and building a Cal Ripken Jr Base Set through PSA. I also have been buying a lot of fresh wax, and found myself really liking some of the classic designed cards like A&G and Topps Heritage. This has led me to really try to learn a lot about vintage cards. I've decided to try and build a couple different sets. These are going to be long, lifetime goals, as money becomes available. Have 2 little ones at home and a wife who is glad I've found a hobby, but doesn't want me to blow our retirement either. I decided to try and tackle The Monster T206 set, the 1933 Goudey, and a 1927 York Caramels E210 set. I'm originally from York and thought it would be nice to have these cards.
Why 3 different sets? I guess compared to some people that's not a lot and to others, they try to focus on just one. I felt that the T206 is basically the entry way into PreWar and that the color and images on the cards are always classic. I like the fact that it's a tobacco set. The 33 Goudey is another beautiful set, luckily half the size of the T206, and is easily available. In addition, it's also one of the first R series sets making a great bubblegum set. Lastly, I thought it'd be cool to pick a caramel set. I considered one of the earlier American Caramel sets and the Cracker Jack sets (still may end up there one day), but the idea of collecting a set that was produced for a hometown product, helped seal the deal. I really would love to learn any new information on E210s, if anyone has any. Because it's not collected as heavily, I'm a little lost on information on the product, yet I'm pretty excited by it because it serves as a great bridge from the T206 to the Goudey and includes players from both sets and others that are in neither.
Well, I know that was long, but just thought I'd introduce myself and my interests/intent and look forward to interacting with other forum members in the future.
Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:19 PM
Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:25 AM
advantage of the tools we have especially the Want List.
Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:07 AM
Im also new to VCP but not to the hobby. I set up a free account on VCP back in 2008 and have been monitoring it every since and now have a membership to use all services. Good to be out in the collecting community doing what i enjoy and love. My primary focus is the 1958 Topps Baseball Set which im doing in SGC grade.
Hope to meet others with the same enjoyment of collecting.
Posted 23 October 2013 - 05:04 AM
Just noticed where Blackie is selling a nice 51 bowman Mantle.
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