Tell you what: the best set from a visual quality standpoint would
actually be a composite of the second set (mostly T-160s) using
tapes from the first set to fill in the gaps. That would run
$26.00, and the first person who promises to offer to make copies
for other people on the list gets them.
That would put the other set, with second-gen. SP dubs to fill in
the gaps, at $23.50, and the same applies: second person who promises
to offer to make copies for other people on the list (and who will
settle for the second set if they aren't first to ask for the first
set) gets those.
preparing for a smaller onslaught.