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#1861 - 07/09/02 07:23 AM Best Baseball card sets ever.....
vic6string
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I am just curious to hear what you all think are some of the best vintage sets you ever collected. The judging criteria would be aesthetic appeal (it looks nice) and player quality (good rookie crop, good amount of stars, etc). Here's my list...

1. 1975 Topps - I don't think I have to go into too much detail on this one.
2. 1983 Topps - Gwynn, Boggs, Sandberg, Super Veterans, two player pictures on the front (first time ever, I believe)
3. 1971 Topps - The backs weren't all that, but the black bordered fronts were excellent. Alot of underrated rookies (Garvey, Blyleven, Foster, Baker/Baylor, Simmons, Concepcion)

I never had the funds to make the obvious super sets like 52 Topps, 55 Bowman, etc.

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#1862 - 07/11/02 03:59 AM Re: Best Baseball card sets ever..... [Re: vic6string]
vayank
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No surprise here: I like the 1977 Baseball Topps. Simple and attractive design. It provides a great cross roads for baseball. You get cards from guys who started playing in the 50's and some who played through the 90's. A few great RCs tossed in. A very broad reach.
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#1863 - 07/11/02 08:43 AM Re: Best Baseball card sets ever..... [Re: vic6string]
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My favorites are:
72 Topps- My main collecting year as a kid
84 Donruss- The set that brought me back to collecting
63 Topps- Mint cards have great photography and sharp colors
71 Topps, 85 Donruss, 86 Topps- Just 2 words BLACK BORDERS

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#1864 - 07/13/02 05:56 AM Re: Best Baseball card sets ever..... [Re: vic6string]
deadlyembrace
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I'm hooked on the 1962 Topps baseball set. Outstanding selection of star players, great photography, high quality cards can still be found (if you look hard enough), and the woodgrain border distinguishes the set from most/all the rest.

I also collect the 1969 Topps baseball set, but only when not in hot pursuit of '62 Topps cards.

Any other '62 Topps collectors out there?


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#1865 - 07/13/02 02:36 PM Re: Best Baseball card sets ever..... [Re: deadlyembrace]
vic6string
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I love the 62 set too. I once had the Stan Musial and the Lou Brock and Gaylord Perry rookies in near mint shape(all were stolen) and those were among my favorite cards. Hard to believe people will pay more for an Ichiro Suziki rookie than those 3 cards combined now!!! I think my love for those is what made me make the 1987 Topps set. It might be wildly over-produced, but it had a great rookie crop, some all time greats in some of their last cards, and a similar wooden border. I have about 11 of those 87 sets because I bought 5 rack pack boxes a few years back for like $5 a box. The 55 bowman set with the wooden TV border is great too. That wood border look really works for some reason.
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#1866 - 07/13/02 04:26 PM Re: Best Baseball card sets ever..... [Re: vic6string]
deadlyembrace
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vic6string --

Sorry to hear of your loss (stolen cards), but it's good to know there are other '62 Topps fans out there. I have the Musial and Gaylord Perry featured on my "About Me" page on Ebay. Both are SGC 96.

For these and other '62 Topps cards ... as well as a few '69 Topps ... check out:

DeadlyEmbrace's About Me Page


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#1867 - 07/16/02 06:50 AM Re: Best Baseball card sets ever..... [Re: deadlyembrace]
aconte
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Easy one for me.

The red man tobacco series from the 50's.

My second place set would be the 64 Topps Giants sets. Great cards with
plenty of Hofers that won't cost a fortune to get.

Honorable mentions for me go to:

76 topps baseball and 75 topps minis.

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#1868 - 07/16/02 06:50 AM Re: Best Baseball card sets ever..... [Re: deadlyembrace]
aconte
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Easy one for me.

The red man tobacco series from the 50's.

My second place set would be the 64 Topps Giants sets. Great cards with
plenty of Hofers that won't cost a fortune to get.

Honorable mentions for me go to:

76 topps baseball and 75 topps minis.

aconte
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#1869 - 07/16/02 03:15 PM Re: Best Baseball card sets ever..... [Re: vic6string]
chuckster
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I like the 1964 Topps regular set. The design is pretty simple, but also colorful and attractive.
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#1870 - 08/14/02 05:15 PM Re: Best Baseball card sets ever..... [Re: vic6string]
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For me, it's got to be the Red Man issues. The artwork is stunning. A Jackie Robinson & Mickey Mantle card would have made these sets much more popular.
I like to imagine what they might have looked like. I like these cards so much, I've laminated tabless copies for use as coasters. Of more recent vintage I enjoy collecting 1977-1978 topps baseball. Truly the sets of my youth.
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