Sunday, September 5, 2010

1965 Topps Baseball Cards

The 1965 Topps Baseball Card Set is another of my favorite sets. 1965 is the earliest year I can remember collecting baseball cards. Above is a picture of a wrapper the cards were packaged in. This example is for a 5 cent pack of 5 cards and a piece of gum. The cards were also sold in penny packs of one card and gum.

The cards are very well pictured, not cluttered. My favorite part is the baseball pennant on each card. Here is a group of N. Y. Mets cards. The team cards featured the clubs position in the standing the previous year, a first.
Here is a card of the San Francisco Rookie Stars that features Masanori Murakami, the first Japanese born player in the Major Leagues.

Here is a card of N. Y. Yankees pitcher and broadcaster Jim Bouton. I was fortunate enough to meet him at a baseball card show and had this card autographed by him.

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