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I lost count but it must be now over the 500 sets.
I am collection for 21 years now.
 
Posts: 163 | Location: the netherlands | Registered: May 06, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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well I only have seven base sets (only been collecting a year)
but out of that I have three master sets
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Posts: 41 | Location: scotland (uk) | Registered: July 08, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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OK I forgot about this message but I went Back and checked and I have 542 card sets. Thats too many Wink

All are in binders and sorted by show or movie.

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Ok 1 more pack then I'am done...no really..wait how many are left in that box?

http://1000thghostcards.weebly.com/
 
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Honestly, I consider myself a "casual" colletor as well, and I have only been collecting about a year... and I have about 80 sets, people that are serious or have been collecting awhile probably have in the thousands
 
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I've lost count!

I mostly collect Star Trek, B5, Xena, Farscape and X-Files, with movies and selected other TV shows.
I probably have close to 50 sets - and that's purely a guesstimate.
Au Res.,
Paul
 
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This was an eye-opening question for me!

I really had no idea how many different sets I
have until I did a quick count. It seems that
I have around 120 sets give or take a couple.
I don't think I would have guessed that large a
number.

Not being sure just how the collectors "rank structure" is compiled, I would have to consider
myself a 'casually serious' collector. I don't
go after every insert card within a set every time, just with a few. I'll usually go after the
more common insert sets and not persue the autographs and pieceworks or sketch cards. If I
do happen to get one then that is just a nice
little surprise. I say little because I have had
nowhere near the luck that Paul and some others do!! We'll see with the upcomingScorpion King and Twilight Zone sets...hopefully my luck will improve!

Happy Collecting!
Greg
 
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I was idly pondering...

A Guide to what sort of non-sport collector you are

000-020 sets - Newbie. You buy collated sets or odd packs, and you only go for subjects you know. You're sometimes tempted by the possibility of an autograph card.

021-050 - Casual. You buy packs in 5's or 10's and, occasionally, a box. You're probably not a completist, but if the card you're missing comes along cheap...

051-100 - Casually Serious. You tend towards boxes, with the occasional pack to keep you going.

101-200 - Seriously Casual. You buy 2 or more boxes at a time and regularly attend card fairs and shows looking for bargains. You're open to sets you know little about, especially if they have interesting chase card possibilities.

201-500 - Serious. You go for cases as a minimum purchase, though you will buy boxes of new stuff to test the waters.. You are tending towards completist. (Note: If all your sets are on one subject, such as, to pluck a totally random example out of the air, Star Trek, then you are Lynne Stewart and I claim my $5)

501-999 - Deadly Serious. You are either a long term collector, a dealer or an archive. You buy multiple cases. (in certain ciircumstances you SELL cases!)

1000+ - Obsessive. You either have no money or are loaded. (If the latter, email me directly - I have a proposition I want to put to you!)
Au Res.,
Paul
 
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I don't have very many. frown
12 non duplicate sets.
I count a set as just the base cards.
Card sets with all the inserts minus autos-4
Card sets with all inserts, promos and autos-1
Which leaves 7 that I don't have all the nserts, autos, promos or that just didn't have inserts, etc.
 
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I'm not sure how well your guide works. Given the number of different sets I have, I guess that would make me only a NEWBIE, but if you go by my purchasing habits, I would classify as a SERIOUSLY CASUAL collector. I buy a lot, it's just a lot of the same sets over and over looking for those last elusive chase cards and autos.
 
Posts: 643 | Location: Modesto, CA, USA | Registered: July 17, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I can't wait to get home & count!!! Off the top of my head (here at work) I counted 65+, but the question is what constitues a set? Do preview sets count? Do duplicate sets count? Someone has to set some rules - Quaint1, thanks for your chart, now make up some rules!!!
-beth
 
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I'm definatly just a novice, although I buy lots.
But I buy packs, not boxes or cases...
I have only three compleate sets and one almost compleate..ish...
dune.
 
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well, if we count all the inserts then I have only 1 set, because it didnt come with inserts!

I collect the inserts but consider a set complete when i get the base, I will look for the inserts but am not going to pay big money for them, only trade or buy in lots

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OH, the guide was just a rough, off the top of my head, I was bored in work, joky kind of thing - not to be taken TOO seriously!

There are aspects of my collecting which would rank me as 'Obsessive' - I cite my continual purchasing of 'just one more pack' of Star Trek 35 as an example... big grin
Au Res.,
Paul
 
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Well, I was horrified when I added up my sets. This is just the base sets mind you,
354 sets, 34 in progress.
That doesn't count the ones I started and lost interest in or the duplicate sets I have.

I have them listed by manufacturer, 41 Topps and 57 Comic Images.

Hello everyone. My name is Don, and I'm a cardaholic....
 
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I have to tell you Don, that was great, everyone at work thinks I'm nuts, laughing out loud at my computer!! a cardaholic!!!
 
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I think im a collectoholic, as far back as i can remember it has been something. First hot wheels, then comic books, then cards, then cards and comic books, then i discovered girls and got married...then went to micro machines (1st series)then coins then sports cards then autographs and now I am back in the non-sport thing. Lets start a political agenda in search of the collecting gene. Then we will have an excuse like everyone else..... I guess I have around 60 to 70 sets (a few still survive from my childhood) and I have around 100 authenticated autographs. Another 60 or so that I have recieved in the mail or in person.
 
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It's so nice to know there are people worse off then me. lol.
Dune.
 
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Yeah, well i guess its cheaper than collecting spouses...I am still married to the same girl.
 
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This discussion is offering some very interesting insights...some of us are even discovering things about ourselves that we might not have known...(to the rest of the cardaholics/collectoholics out there - the first step is admitting that you have a problem - the next step is meeting at the next show to do some serious trading, and buying some new cards!)

Paul - I know that you may have just meant for your guide to be for fun, but I was surprised how well it fit my current habit (I mean, hobby!) I did a quick tally and came up with 118 complete sets. That would "put me in" the Seriously Casual category. I know we aren't supposed to be taking this whole thing too "seriously", but it was very interesting to read your description: "You buy 2 or more boxes at a time and regularly attend card fairs and shows looking for bargains." I JUST started buying TWO boxes of sets that I really like, in the hopes of getting more of the hard to find inserts. Since moving to PA, I JUST started attending the Philly Non-Sports Show regularly. It all fits!

And if I go back to when I had 50-100 sets, I had JUST started buying boxes, rather than packs or pre-constructed base sets. So I think your guide is amusingly accurate.

Well, I better start saving up some money now. I've never bought a case before, and I have a loooong way to go if I want to make "Serious" card collector by the end of the year.

Joe
 
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I counted, 72 sets, 3 preview sets, 14 extra sets & 4 incomplete sets. I didn't count sticker card sets or special promo sets. And I considered a set to be a base set of cards, inserts are just bonus. There may even be more hidden in shoeboxes, I had no idea I had that many, I just have them piled up in a closet.
 
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