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Thread: Advice on Vintage Set Building

     
  1. #11
    > From an economics standpoint, it really only makes sense to just buy the set.


    I'd second that... maybe not as much "fun" but certainly more economical.

  2. #12
    Yeah, that's exactly what I'm debating.

    It would definitely be easier and more sensible to just buy the whole set. However, by doing that you miss out on "the chase", which is part of the fun, like you and rsdill2 mentioned.

    Maybe I'll be able to find a starter set that's only missing 20 or 30 cards. That might be a compromise.

    Quote Originally Posted by mckinneyj View Post
    > From an economics standpoint, it really only makes sense to just buy the set.


    I'd second that... maybe not as much "fun" but certainly more economical.

  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by Thick McRunfast View Post

    Maybe I'll be able to find a starter set that's only missing 20 or 30 cards.
    Be pretty easy to find a previously completed set with the stars removed . I suspect a post to this forum might locate you a few examples...

  4. #14
    That's an excellent idea, thank you mckinneyj!

    Quote Originally Posted by mckinneyj View Post
    Be pretty easy to find a previously completed set with the stars removed . I suspect a post to this forum might locate you a few examples...

  5. #15
    Also, you don't want to be paying shipping (for example, if you're buying on ebay, or, maybe buying/trading here) for lots of individual nickel and dime commons where the shipping would be far more expensive than the individual cards.

  6. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by mckinneyj View Post
    Also, you don't want to be paying shipping (for example, if you're buying on ebay, or, maybe buying/trading here) for lots of individual nickel and dime commons where the shipping would be far more expensive than the individual cards.
    That's a really important point now that shipping in a bubble mailer is generally $3.00 minimum.
    Always looking for Graded Vintage (Pre-1980)

  7. #17
    Right??

    If only there were a "Card Collector" shipping rate, similar to the Media Mail rate.

    Quote Originally Posted by mckinneyj View Post
    Also, you don't want to be paying shipping (for example, if you're buying on ebay, or, maybe buying/trading here) for lots of individual nickel and dime commons where the shipping would be far more expensive than the individual cards.
    Quote Originally Posted by JFried1029 View Post
    That's a really important point now that shipping in a bubble mailer is generally $3.00 minimum.

  8. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by Thick McRunfast View Post
    Right??

    If only there were a "Card Collector" shipping rate, similar to the Media Mail rate.
    I have seen eBay sellers ship cards Media Mail.

    Also, three long 800 ct boxes will fit in a priority flat rate box (which I believe is around 7 bucks, but I could be wrong).

  9. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by CardsAndPhils View Post
    I have seen eBay sellers ship cards Media Mail.

    Also, three long 800 ct boxes will fit in a priority flat rate box (which I believe is around 7 bucks, but I could be wrong).
    USPS will disagree with cards qualifying as "media"; medium flat rate boxes (inside dimensions
    13 5/8" x 11 7/8" x 3 3/8"
    ) are $13.60 at the PO.

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