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    your acquisitions of the year: 2017

    Year 2 for this thread. see if we can get a few more replies this year.
    Was 2017 a slow year? or a boom year? I'm curious what everyone wound consider their top 5 pickups of the year. doesn't even have to be hobby related. cards, GU, car? post it up!

    here's mine:

    #1 after selling mine to cover moving expenses about 10 years ago I was super hyped to get one back. future HOF


    #2 while a great card, this was probably my deal of a lifetime should I choose to sell at some point.


    #3 I waited nearly 8 years to finally see a copy. missed it the first go around. it was re-listed and I made sure I got it.


    #4 After no pickups in this set for nearly 2 years this and the durocher were listed within a month of each other. I won thankfully. there are better copies out there but I'm thankful for this one


    #5 one of my all time favorites, this was pointed out to me by Mr. Calfas. hit the BIN without question and easily one of my favorites of the year.


    **honorable mention
    2001 sweet spot Musial would be tied on this list at #5 but it's not in hand yet.


    let's see yours!

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    After searching for several years and missing out on a couple of auctions that went way too high, I finally completed my Yankee T207 set with Chester Hoff!

    T207 Chester Hoff PSA 2.5 9/13/17 by Danny Secrist, on Flickr
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    Yankee needs:Two 1962 Topps stamp pairs. Need T209 Contentnea Roanoke players.dano 7 by Danny Secrist, on Flickr

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    Quote Originally Posted by dano7 View Post
    After searching for several years and missing out on a couple of auctions that went way too high, I finally completed my Yankee T207 set with Chester Hoff!

    T207 Chester Hoff PSA 2.5 9/13/17 by Danny Secrist, on Flickr
    nice! very clean looking

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    My top 5 card pick-ups:

    5. 1985 Topps Stickers All-Star FOIL Ryne Sandberg. My sticker album at 10 years old was as important as my baseball card collection. Bought many packs at the Convenient Store. Pulling a FOIL was a thrill, but I always seemed to get Ron Guidry. This isnít a rare card but it is condition sensitive, so the grade drives the value. Love this one.



    4. I havenít seen this card for sale ever. Picked it up recently and now am looking to add the Putple and Orange SEASON versions. 1998 EPIX Emerald Season Ryne Sandberg.



    3. I had this card once but sold it. I regretted it almost instantly but glad to have one back! 1997 Ultra Platinum Medallion Ryne Sandberg.



    2. Won this eBay auction during the first act of the Musical ďAladdinĒ playing in Chicago. Had to be ultra discreet, to not only disrupt others around me, but also not to get smacked upside the head by my wife. 1996 Ultra Thunderclap Gold Medallion Ryne Sandberg.



    1. Favorite card of the year was the 1995 Upper Deck Electric Diamond Gold Ryne Sandberg. The first time seeing for sale in like 8 years. Couldnít hit the BIN fast enough. Great photo of a class act player.


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    My top 5 card pick-ups:

    5. 1985 Topps Stickers All-Star FOIL Ryne Sandberg. My sticker album at 10 years old was as important as my baseball card collection. Bought many packs at the Convenient Store. Pulling a FOIL was a thrill, but I always seemed to get Ron Guidry. This isnít a rare card but it is condition sensitive, so the grade drives the value. Love this one.



    4. I havenít seen this card for sale ever. Picked it up recently and now am looking to add the Putple and Orange SEASON versions. 1998 EPIX Emerald Season Ryne Sandberg.



    3. I had this card once but sold it. I regretted it almost instantly but glad to have one back! 1997 Ultra Platinum Medallion Ryne Sandberg.



    2. Won this eBay auction during the first act of the Musical ďAladdinĒ playing in Chicago. Had to be ultra discreet, to not only disrupt others around me, but also not to get smacked upside the head by my wife. 1996 Ultra Thunderclap Gold Medallion Ryne Sandberg.



    1. Favorite card of the year was the 1995 Upper Deck Electric Diamond Gold Ryne Sandberg. The first time seeing for sale in like 8 years. Couldnít hit the BIN fast enough. Great photo of a class act player.





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    I've been lucky enough to pick up some really interesting items this year including:

    1) 1937 Pasadena City College Yearbook signed by Jackie Robinson

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    2) 1945 Happy Chandler Commissioner Contract

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    3) 1945 Navy All-Star Game - Final Pitch Game Used Signed Baseball (All-Star game played by members of the Navy during WWII including HOF'ers like Stan Musial.)

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    4) 1929 Dick "Cannonball" Redding Negro League Contract (only known signature in existence). Many people view Redding as the most eligible Negro League player not in the Hall.

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    5) George Brett 3000th hit game line-up card

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    Very nice additions, everyone!!!
    Love the old stuff!!!!
    Collector of Autographs, TTM autographs, Vintage, Yankees and Mantle
    Sets completed 1955-1965, 1967, 1969, 1951 Topps Red & Blue Back, 1951 Bowman, 1955 Bowman, 1963 Fleer, 1965 Topps Embossed, 1961 Topps Stamps, 1962 Topps Stamps & 1968 Topps Game.
    Yankee needs:Two 1962 Topps stamp pairs. Need T209 Contentnea Roanoke players.dano 7 by Danny Secrist, on Flickr

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    Man there are some cool cards and other pieces in this thread! I especially liked the notes about those Ryno PC pickups.
    Collecting Roberto Alomar cards. Got rare ones? PM me and let's make a deal!
    Some key cards still on the wantlist:
    1992 Star Promo - 1993 Pinnacle Cooperstown Promo
    1995 Score Rules Jumbo - 1996 Aficionado First Pitch Preview
    1996 Select Mirror Blue & Gold - 1997 Fleer Ultra Platinum Medallion
    1997 Pinnacle Totally Certified Platinum Gold - 1997 Topps Stars All-Stars
    1997 Score Platinum and Premier Club Teams - 1998 Bowman's Best Atomic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael.petkus View Post



    4. I havenít seen this card for sale ever. Picked it up recently and now am looking to add the Putple and Orange SEASON versions. 1998 EPIX Emerald Season Ryne Sandberg.







    might be the reason, his Season cards were/ARE in Zenith
    All Zenith Epix cards were embedded inside a 5" X 7" jumbo card, which had to be torn open to reveal the smaller, standard-sized card.
    Let the MLB know youíd like to see UD back. The license comes up in a couple years and they listen on social media.

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    My #1 comes at the end of the year. Bought it last night, picked it up today at the LCS

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnthonyCorona View Post
    My #1 comes at the end of the year. Bought it last night, picked it up today at the LCS

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    I havenít forgot you bro


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    your acquisitions of the year: 2017

    I picked up some very nice cards this year for the Ripken PC




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    WOW @bigalbert

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    So had some great pickups this year

    #1
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    I love this card because of all the great players a cool patches. I never thought I would be able to get one because of all of the other players on it, specifically griffey and thomas
    Also its 5/10 bagwell's jersey #

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    2017 Topps Museum Collection Laundry Tag 1/1
    I was able to pick up the one from 2015. Now I have both. Just a great looking card.

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    2001 Upper Deck Gold Glove Leather Bound Ichiro
    These never seem to come up for sale and its the most short printed card in the set. Found it at the National, which gives it some cool significance

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    #4 1998 Donruss Collections Prized Collection Preferred
    Was the last one I needed to complete all the bagwell cards. Never saw one before this year.

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    2015 Immaculate Button autograph 1/1
    This one is special because it was the last card I needed to have all the bagwell releases from 2015 Immaculate including all 4 1/1s. The seller kept listing it and pulling it over the course of the last 2 years. I could never tell if someone else snagged it or he decided to keep it or what because it would disappear for long intervals of time. Finally was able to get a price we could agree on.

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    Wow! I really like the Jeter/Ripken booklet and the Bagwell laundry tag.
    Scanned cards: https://goo.gl/9QaZll Updated 7/8/18

    2011 Topps Heritage Red/Blue/Green Tints - 80.8% Complete
    2010 Topps Allen & Ginter NNO - 88/350 | 2010 Topps Allen & Ginter Bazooka Back - 64/350

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