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#28319 - 11/21/02 12:45 AM What is the most desireable #1 card?
deadlyembrace
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As I was surfing through the various sets in the new SGC Registry, it seemed to me that there were some memorable and forgettable #1 cards (first card in set) created by Topps, Bowman and all the rest.

The #1 card for the 1962 Topps set was Roger Maris. In the previous year, Maris hit 61 home runs which added value and distinction to his '62 Topps card. Today, this #1 card is highly sought after (and tough to find) in quality condition.

If memory serves, the #1 card for the 1966 Topps set is Willie Mays, and is also in high demand.

And I'm sure there are others from other sets.

What's the best ... and from what set ... ?


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#28320 - 11/21/02 01:10 AM Re: What is the most desireable #1 card? [Re: deadlyembrace]
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Hi DE,

I've been wondering where you've been the last week.

I'm a bit of a #1 card freak myself.

I think the most famous, desireable, whatever is the '52 Topps Andy Pafko...people seem to lose all sanity when bidding on this card...and definately way too rich for my blood.

My personal favorite is '53 #1, Jackie Robinson. A really nice card.

My collection of #1's includes:
'63 NL batting leaders -- really nice card with Musial and Aaron
'66 Mays -- classic card
'67 "The Champs" -- a team card of the Orioles...nice concept which resurfaces
'68 NL batting leaders with Clemente
'72 "World Champs" -- the pirates
'73 All time HR's -- Aaron, Mays and Ruth!
'74 Aaron...I really like this card...and #''s 2-6
'75 Aaron (again!)...
'76 Aaron (again) all time RBI's

Hammering Hank sure got some exposure on #1 cards!

SS

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#28321 - 11/21/02 05:33 AM Re: What is the most desireable #1 card? [Re: srs1a]
aconte
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I would say the best and most famous #1 card is the Topps 52 Andy Pafko.
I went to the antique show in A.C. last year and my uncles who are bigtime
antique wind-up toy collectors knew all about that card. And trust me they
are not sports or sport card's fans. They talked about that card for a good
30 minutes at while shopping for toys.

Heck they "made" me plunk down a few bills on some Chein roller coaster
with the box. Had to have the box.

aconte
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#28322 - 11/24/02 03:24 PM Re: What is the most desireable #1 card? [Re: aconte]
downgoesfrazier
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Why the Brett/Madlcok, of course...

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#28323 - 11/25/02 01:10 AM Re: What is the most desireable #1 card? [Re: downgoesfrazier]
deadlyembrace
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In reply to:

Why the Brett/Madlcok, of course...




... was that a memorable or forgettable #1 ... ???

Hey 77s --

While you were at the Chicago show this past weekend, did you happen to see any nice 62 Topps baseball in SGC holders ... graded mint or better?

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