Been a while since I updated on this set. The #15 on front Michigan did get the EX 5 I was expecting/hoping for. I bought a lot of 8 high grade (5-7s) from DJR collectibles that all had MK designations due to PSA downgrading the factory stamp on the back. I contacted PSA customer service and was given the option to mail the cards back in for reholder and they would remove the MK since it's no longer discounted (original to production). So those cards instantly went from counting as 3,4,5s to counting as 5,6,7s!
I'm now down to only needing like 8 number on front versions of the card, and a Bowdoin 2nd ed in VG/EX or better condition to submit. I will continue upgrading over time. A new T51 seller on eBay started listing a lot of mid-high grades at what I thought were crazy prices, but I see they sold a PSA 6 Bates College (what I would consider a common in mid grade) for $240. WOW! However, if they claim a card is a Top Pop, make sure to check it out, because I've found his listings to be hit or miss with accuracy on the pop report. Or they consider a 6(ST) a 6 instead of a 4, and say it's Top Pop even if there's another 6 or a 5 in the report.
I was hoping Openbinders or another reseller had bought the lot on eBay with high to mid to low grade raw cards that went for $800 since there was a lot of duplication. I just hope to start seeing them get listed soon, or I'll figure that battlefield's heirs bought them and is doctoring the pictures as we speak.
Set Registry Page: two competitors (I think it's the same guy with two sets?)
My Master Set Album (uploaded the most recent cards with the new PSA set registry app):
Metrics: 96.44% complete according to PSA, but they've got some cards mislabeled in the registry that I'm still hammering out (like PennCollege/Penn State, U of Ill/Ill College, and Central Kentucky vs. Kentucky). So it's actually higher, but I can't update until PSA does some work.
Grade Point Average: Weighted 4.15 (some sports are higher, and # on fronts), With Top Pop Bonuses 4.84
None Higher: 101, with 59 being the 1/1 highest grade.
PSA 8: 2 - Knox College, West Point (both from the Kit Young complete set)
PSA 7: 15
PSA 6.5: 2
PSA 6: 11
PSA 5.5: 11
PSA 5: 24