Ranking My Year Sets among PSA Collections
PSA allows collectors to register their sets to be graded and ranked.
I requested that PSA create a Houston Colt .45s set for all three years combined. That was created on August 27, 2012. Most of the collectors have registered a Colt .45s set for only one of the years. That's because their sets are really a subset of their larger year set.
Apparently, these collectors concentrate on a set for a single year (or a few) of Topps cards. They happen to coincide with '62-'64 Spence, who had the top set across all three years, however, is a well-known collector who collected all years--and that included the Colt .45s cards' years. In 2013, he retired his set, so mine became the top-ranked set.
To view my PSA's sets as they are currently configured and ranked. go to:
- 1962 http://www.psacard.com/PSASetRegistry/alltimeset.aspx?s=83055
- 1963 http://www.psacard.com/PSASetRegistry/alltimeset.aspx?s=83054
- 1964 http://www.psacard.com/PSASetRegistry/alltimeset.aspx?s=83184
- 1962-1964 http://www.psacard.com/PSASetRegistry/alltimeset.aspx?s=121397
My 62-64 set is comfortably ranked at #2 all time & #1 current. My last check in October of 2013, the other current ranks were 62 at #3, 63 at #4, and 64 at #2. My challenge to moving up is that there are so few cards graded 9 and 10 from these years, and many of those cards are safely and tightly held in the collections ranked higher. However, I continue to watch for an occasional card to surface.
NOTE: PSA responded to my questioning of the inclusion of Topps #81 Fox/Killebrew card in the 1964 set by removing it from their set contents on 05/13/2010. Nellie Fox was indeed traded to the .45s that year, but the card does not show him either as a Colt .45 or in a Houston uniform.