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Old 06-25-2018, 02:58 PM
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Old 06-25-2018, 03:56 PM
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1971: Always loved those black borders
1956: My first vintage set
1977: My first set when I first started collecting seriously
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Old 06-25-2018, 08:15 PM
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My first cards from pack as a kid were 1967 which turned out to be a lucky break - Beautiful set.

Might vote for 1953 Bowman Color as my second choice

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Old 07-04-2018, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by SteveH1030 View Post
My first cards from pack as a kid were 1967 which turned out to be a lucky break - Beautiful set.

Might vote for 1953 Bowman Color as my second choice
Haha, the thread is favorite "Topps" cards.

And I agree with you 1967 is my favorite. The Carew rookie and Frank Robinson cards stand out for me.
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Old 07-04-2018, 02:07 PM
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Old 07-06-2018, 06:37 PM
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Mine from my childhood 1972...1975 a close second.
Ok, so I'm in the minuscule grouping that actually likes Topps first year offerings. Mainly because, in keeping with the general theme, it was the first set I collected as a kid, so, I guess my seven-year-old aesthetic insensibility can be excused. There was something strangely fascinating about the ugly floating head portraits that Topps used on its '51 Red Backs game cards. As a Braves fan, I found the Spahn card particularly repulsive and treasured it all the more for that reason. The few elegant '51 All-Star cards that I managed to glom seemed more like rare artwork to my undeveloped card tastes. Much more sophisticated the next year, '52, I didn't find any Topps products in local stores, so became a Bowman fan.
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:15 AM
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From my own childhood, 1986 and '87 Topps evoke strong memories. '86 was the first set I bought from packs, and I love them just for that - although in the scheme of things it's a pretty boring / bad design.

All time - my favorites from the 50's are '55 and '56 Topps, and from the 60's - 1967. I'm going after '56 and '67 sets right now but will likely be a very long time before I complete them.
Mid- to lower grade 1950's-70's HOF singles.
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Old 07-12-2018, 10:46 AM
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The 1960 Topps Baseball set.

Growing up as a kid in Northwest Indiana in the 1970's one of the first baseball card shops opened up in the Region. It became a frequent hang out of my friends and I who collected cards and it was so cool to have one place to go to and get whatever I wanted or could afford on my kid allowance! For whatever reason the one set that I really took to was the 1960 Topps baseball set with it's horizontal design and vibrant colors they just looked so cool and loaded with stars, Mantle, Maris, Mays, Musial, Clemente, Aaron,...they were all there! I ended up helping the owner and he would pay me in baseball cards or told me to pick out what I liked. Being a Cub fan I picked out a bunch of Cubs now I wonder what if I had been a Yankee fan? He had boxes of 60 Topps card all in numerical order and I remember how new they looked, glossy, that nice little card bend, just great looking cards. I was a card grader before their was such a thing as I picked out the best conditioned cards. Fast forward to today and I am on my quest to finish the 60 set but in doing so it brings back a lot of memories and takes me back to my youth!
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Old 07-12-2018, 06:34 PM
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For me it's about bold colors, which is why I like the 59s. Something about them just pops. I'm not a huge football guy, but I like the 69s for the same reason.
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Default Back then?1962 Topps, the first year I collected

and I pretty much destroyed every one of those cards by storing them in oatmeal containers!


1962 Topps!
1955 Topps
1965 Topps
1960 Topps - the twins’ favorite (my boys)
1956 Topps
1963 Fleer

Pretty much quit collecting by 1970, married young and needed rent money.
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1962 Topps 598/598 super set 694/697
...whatever I want
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