Collecting 56T, A newbie's wonderful and woeful journey. (Update: Basic Set Complete 8/30/19)
Ive seen in other threads where members have posted their journey and progress as they attempt to complete certain sets. I thought it would be fun to do the same. That said, this is my personal quest to complete the Topps 1956 Super set.
Not long ago, I posted a thread introducing myself to the community. In it, I shared how I started this journey. Ill highlight the cliff notes here for the sake of time.
I friend of mine inherited his fathers card collection of about 800 cards. 400 of which were 56T. His father had committed to helping him pay for lasik surgery before his passing. Said friend asked for advice on how to sell the cards. In exchange for the cards I paid for the surgery, not only fulfilling his fathers promise but giving me a new pastime (before this I wasnt involved in the hobby).
After doing a little reading and internet sleuthing, I decided on getting the cards graded, keeping the highest graded of each card, selling off all the duplicates and completing the set.
I joined the platinum collectors club (PCC) to take advantage of the bulk submission pricing and quickly submitted 15 cards. Shortly after that i had a bulk of 100.
While waiting for those to return, I started buying some of the common I was missing in PSA 8.
Shortly there after, I had the bright idea of buying the needed cards raw and submitting them myself as a way to possibly save some coin. Jury is still out out on this as the first of the raw cards Ive purchased still are in Newport Beach Purgatory, although in the time since, I grow increasingly doubtful that was the correct decision. Time will tell.
Rather quickly I completed the basic set (raw) but learned of the many variations and decided to keep going and strive towards the Super Set, which is where Im currently at.
This first set of pictures are from the 15 vouchers I got with the PCC membership. There was duplicates of most, so I could only assigned the highest grade of each toward my set.
1954 Football Bowman
Redskins HOF Rookies
Redskins Ring of Fame Rookies
Slinging Sammy Baugh
Redskins Tickets (Stubs)