Set Registry: Grainy Gems, A look at the 1962 Topps Baseball Set by Jim Churilla

For those of you not old enough to remember the year 1962, it was a time of great promise under the leadership of President Kennedy, but also a time when the nation was nearly brought to nuclear war as a result of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Marilyn Monroe, who is quite arguably the most recognizable Hollywood figure of all time, mysteriously died at the age of 36. Future baseball Hall of Famer Roger Clemens was born. The top movies debuting on the silver screen in 1962 were the first James Bond movie Dr. No, starring Sean Connery, and Lawrence of Arabia starring Alex Guinness. Hot on the top of the charts, on the spin dial, were Bobby Vinton's Roses Are Red, Ray Charles' I Can't Stop Loving You and Chubby Checker with The Twist.

In sports, Wilt Chamberlain set the all-time record for individual points scored in an NBA game with 100, while the Boston Celtics beat the Los Angeles Lakers 4 games to 2 for the league championship. USC would go 11-0 to win the NCAA Football Championship and Cincinnati would be the Men's NCAA Basketball Champions.

The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants would finish tied at the end of the regular season with identical 101-61 records, forcing a best 2 out of 3 scenario to determine who would face the New York Yankees in the World Series. The Giants would win the playoff with the Dodgers but lose to the Yankees 4 games to 3 in the World Series, as Ralph Terry is named World Series MVP.

Berra Maris Clemente

In 1962, the US debt was $302 billion, a far cry from today's trillion dollar plus deficit. A first class stamp cost 4 cents and a 6-ounce bottle of Coke was just 10 cents with a 2-cent deposit. Many young baseball card collectors in 1962 would go out bottle collecting until they had 60 empty Coke bottles that could be redeemed for $1.20, which in turn, would buy a 24 pack box of 1962 Topps Baseball cards! Yes! This is a true story, only $1.20 for a box!

Veteran baseball card collectors today can remember growing up in the early 60's and going to the local drug store to purchase their 1962 Topps baseball cards, and those who can't, can only drool at the price of the cards and the many possibilities. Distinguished by their wood grain appearance, the 1962 Topps cards were definitely one-of-a-kind gems.

For the many collectors from coast to coast, it was all about getting your favorite players, making trades with your friends and completing the entire set, which proved to be a tough task in 1962, if one did not live near a major metropolitan area. It was the cards that connected one to their youth, cards that locked you into a moment of time never to be forgotten.

At the time of its release, the 1962 Topps was the largest set of baseball cards ever issued. The set consists of 598 cards, plus a number of different variations that contributed to the challenge of completing this set. The dimensions of the cards are 2 ½ x 3 ½, with the front of the card showing a photo of the player against a wood grain background. On the back of the card, you have all the vital information, from a brief biography, the player's statistics, and a cartoon with a small blurb below it.

At the time, one could purchase the cards in 1-cent wax packs, 5-cent wax packs and cello packs. The wax packs sold in the stores were dark green in color with various advertisements such as Bazooka Bubble Gum, mail in offers, etc., depending upon the series. The rack packs that one sees for sale today on such sites as eBay and other auction sites is an area of debate with some current collectors, who only recall seeing these in the past 10 to 20 years.

Skowron Mantle Colavito

As was the case with Topps cards of that period, the set was issued in seven series at different times during that year. Series One consists of cards 1 - 109, Series Two is cards 110-196, Series Three is cards 197-283, Series Four is cards 284-370, Series Five is cards 371-446, Series Six is cards 447-522, and Series Seven is cards 523-598.

Not every collector had the opportunity to purchase cards from all seven series. If you lived in an area away from a major city, chances are your local store would not have ordered all seven series, leaving the collector to acquire the rest of the set through mail order or other sources.

Adding to the difficulty of attaining the complete set was the fact that it is an extremely condition sensitive set, due to its simulated wood grain front and borders which are very susceptible to chipping just like the 1971 Topps issue. Series Two, contains cards that come in two different variations, the regular issue and the tougher "green tint" version. A good example of this would be card #134 Billy Hoeft that shows the regular version with a blue-sky background and the tougher version with the green tint background. This card also has two different facial features, which add to its appearance. It is not known exactly why the green tint version was produced, but it is scarcer, and as a result, as much as six to ten times more valuable than the regular version.

The Switch Hitter

In addition to the green tint version cards, other difficult cards in the set include the series seven short print high number cards, checklists that have not been checked and the #1 Roger Maris card, which was subject to damage for being the first card in the hand collated sets. Rubber bands also contributed to the less than stellar condition Maris card. It is, however, disputed by some that the Maris card is not that hard to find in good condition for the simple fact that many people put their cards together by teams and not in number order. The key rookies include #99 John "Boog" Powell, #199 Gaylord Perry, #218 Joe Torre, #387 Lou Brock, #461 Ken Hubbs, # 592 Jim Bouton (short print) and #594 Bob Uecker (short print). Other notable rookies are #167 Tim McCarver, #209 Jim Fregosi, #219 Al Downing, #591 Sam McDowell (short print), and #596 Joe Pepitone (short print).

In the 1962 set, you will find a number of great pictures and an awesome ten-card tribute to Babe Ruth, right after Roger Maris broke his single season home run record. Cool cards include the #1 Maris card, #18 Managers Dream card of Mantle and Mays, #251 Yankees Team Photo, #313 "Maris Blast's 61st", #318 "The Switch Hitter Connects", showing Mickey Mantle blasting a home run. Stan Musials #50 card, #288 Billy Williams as the Topps 61 All-Star Rookie, #425 of Yaz kneeling with three bats on his shoulder, #478 of Don Zimmer shown with a Mets cap but listed as a Red, and card #53 of the AL Home Run leaders featuring Roger Maris, Mickey Mantle, Harmon Killebrew and Jim Gentile.

As mentioned earlier, there are a number of different variations that exist throughout the 1962 set. Some of the more notable variations include the following numbered cards, in Series One, the checklist card #22 list cards #121-176 on the back, while another version list cards # 33-88.

Mays Ford Ford

In Series Two, card #129 of Lew Walls shows him facing left on one version and right on another. Card #132 of the Angels team has inset photos while another version has no inset photos. Card #139 has four versions, two of Hal Reniff with one pitching and one as a portrait. The other #139 is of Babe Ruth hitting his 60th home run, showing a left foul pole and one not showing a pole. Card #147 shows Bill Kunkel pitching and one as a portrait. Card #174 is of Carl Willey with a cap and another without a cap. Card #176 of Ed Yost has him batting while the other is a portrait version. Card #190 shows Wally Moon with a cap and another without. Checklist card #192 is spelled "checklist, 3" and on another is spelled "checklist 3."

In Series Three, checklist cards # 277 and # 367 each have a dark wood border version and a version with light wood borders with lower checklist boxes.

In Series Five, checklist card # 441 has the word "checklist" in large font, and another version in smaller font. Series Six card #458 of Bob Buhl shows him with an "M" on his cap, and another with a plain cap. Card #462, Willie Tasby, shows a "W" on his cap and a plain cap version. Checklist #516 has either white boxes or yellow boxes.

Uncorrected error cards include #279 Hobie Landruth, with the word "hobby" instead of "hitting" on the card back, #392 Ken Boyer list his batting average on the back as ".392," #490 Clete Boyer with a negative photo, which was reversed and #521 Jacke Davis listed as an outfielder on the front of the card and as a pitcher on the back.

Aaron Robinson Aaron

Another oddity to point out, is the fact that only three players listed as being on the New York Mets are actually wearing Mets caps. Needless to say, there are a number of variations that exist throughout the 1962 set.

Topps also released a "Presentation Set" which were high-grade cards in strong blue binders, and believed to be available only to employees of Topps or business associates. A number of the high graded 1962 cards are believed to have originated from these sets. Additional 1962 Topps releases include the Topps Bucks set that looked like actual money, and featured a picture of the player, a drawing of his home park and on the back of the "buck", the player's league and the team logos. The Bucks were sold separately in packs and can be found today at numerous card shows. Inserted in the regular wax packs, were single player stamps, which totaled 200 for the set and were either bright red or with yellow backgrounds. In 1962, you could order a stamp album for only ten cents. One player, Roy Sievers has two stamps, one as an Athletic and another as a Phillie.

There are a number of variations that exist throughout the 1962 set, and the fact that it is so condition sensitive makes it one of the toughest to complete. Regardless, it is a true gem and a challenge for any collector young or old.

Leader Board

The Number One Current Finest Set: 1962 Topps - Basic - seinbigd

Vintage Baseball

1887 Allen & Ginter (N28) - Don Louchios

1888 Allen & Ginter (N29) - The Dreier Collection N-29 Allen & Ginter Baseball

1888 Goodwin Champions (N162) - Michael Olenick

1904 Fan Craze American League - MastroNet Dec 04'

1906 Fan Craze National League - BKH

1908 E102 Set of 25 - Dickens' Lineup

1909 Philadelphia Caramel (E95) - T-206 King

1909 Ramly Cigarettes (T204) - PWTT204

1909-11 T206 White Border - Don Louchios

1910 American Caramel Pirates (E90-2) - vintagescards e90-2

1910 Contentnea First Series (T209) - T-206 King

1910 Standard Caramel (E93) - Jim's E93

1910 Williams Caramels (E103) - PWT E103Williams Caramel

1910-11 Sporting Life (M116) - Don Louchios

1911 E94 Close Candy - Getting Close to Complete Brian C Daniels

1911 T201 Mecca Double Folder - Donni's T201 Set

1911 T205 Gold Border - The Smith T205 Gold Border Collection

1911 Williams Baking (D359) - Frank's D359 Set

1911-14 Brunners Bread (D304) - Don Louchios

1912 C46 - The Dreier Collection C-46 Set

1912 Plows Candy (E300) - John Branca

1912 T202 Hassan Triple Folders - Big Lou's T202's

1912 T207 Brown Background - Master - Chad Dreier

1913 Napoleon Lajoie Card Game - Scott L. Whittenburg

1913 National Game - MastroNet Dec 04'

1913 T200 Fatima Team Cards - Griffins

1913 Tom Barker Game - Charles M Merkel

1914 Cracker Jack - Peter Garcia

1914 Polo Grounds Game - 707 Sportscards

1915 Cracker Jack - Charles Merkel

1927 York Caramels Type 1 (E210) - Scot York

1929 Kashin Publications R316 - Luxury's Krazy Kashins

1933 Delong - Scott D. Ireland Collection

1933 George C. Miller - MastroNet Dec 04'

1933 Goudey - Charles Merkel

1933 Tattoo Orbit R305 - The Thomas Irwin Collection

1934 Goudey - Don Louchios

1934-36 Batter-Up - The Thomas Irwin Collection

1934-36 Diamond Stars - Basic - Charles M Merkel

1934-36 Diamond Stars - Master - Charles M Merkel

1935 Goudey - 707 Sportscards - LTD - 1935 Goudey Set A

1936 Goudey - BKH

1936 S & S Game - 707 Sportscards

1936 World Wide Gum V355 - SportsCardsPlus

1937 O-Pee-Chee - The Thomas Irwin Collection

1938 Goudey - Marshall Fogel

1939 Play Ball - Don Louchios

1940 Play Ball - Bernie Carlen

1941 Double Play - The Thomas Irwin Collection

1941 Play Ball - Don Louchios

1948 Bowman - Charles Merkel

1948-49 Leaf - Charles M Merkel

1949 Bowman - Basic - Charles M. Merkel

1949 Bowman - Master - Charles M Merkel

1949 Bowman PCL - MastroNet

1949 Eureka Sportstamps - Eureka!!!! It's John Woody's Favorite Set!!

1950 Bowman - Charles M. Merkel

1950 Callahan HOF - Paul Jastrzembski's 1950 Callahan Collection

1951 Bowman - John Branca

1951 Topps Blue Back - Charles Merkel

1951 Topps Connie Mack All-Stars - Colt McClelland

1951 Topps Red Back - Basic - The DiCioccio Collection

1951 Topps Red Back - Master - The DiCioccio Collection

1951 Topps Red Back Panels - The DiCioccio Collection

1952 Bowman - Charles M. Merkel

1952 Coca-Cola Playing Tips - Michael Ortega

1952 Red Man Tobacco - RGOLD

1952 Topps - Basic - Charles Merkel

1952 Topps - Master - Ron Hobbs Family Collection

1953 Bowman Black & White - Andrew Kaplan

1953 Bowman Color - Andrew Kaplan

1953 Johnston Cookies - Mrichards 1953 Johnston Cookies Set

1953 Red Man Tobacco - RGOLD

1953 Stahl-Meyer Franks - Mastronet

1953 Topps - Anthony Fioto

1954 Bowman - Basic - L.R.'s 1954 Bowman Vintage Set

1954 Dan-Dee Potato Chips - Charles M Merkel

1954 Johnston Cookies - Old Man

1954 Red Heart - John Branca

1954 Red Man Tobacco - RGOLD

1954 Topps - Marshall Fogel

1954 Wilson Franks - John Branca

1955 Bowman - Basic - Midnight Cowboy's 1955 Bowman Set

1955 Bowman - Master - Midnight Cowboy's Master 1955 Bowman Set

1955 Red Man Tobacco - RGOLD

1955 Topps - Paul Fleetwood

1955 Topps Doubleheaders - Ron Hobbs Family Collection

1956 Rodeo Meats Athletics - Boomers Cards

1956 Topps - Basic - Ruby

1956 Topps - Master - Marshall Fogel

1956 Topps Hocus Focus - MastroNet Dec 04'

1957 Kahns Wieners - bobsbbcards

1957 Swift Meats - 707 Sportscards - LTD - 1957 Swift Meats Game Cards

1957 Topps - Basic - John Branca

1957 Topps - Master - EWH Memorial 57 Topps Master Set

1958 Dodgers Bell Brand - Griffins

1958 Topps - Basic - L.R.'s 1958 Vintage Baseball

1958 Topps - Master - Marshall Fogel

1959 Fleer Ted Williams - John Branca

1959 Los Angeles Dodgers Postcards - Kevin Saucier

1959 Morrell Meats Dodgers - MorrellMan's '59 Morrells

1959 Topps - Basic - JTM's 1959 Topps

1959 Topps - Master - 1959 Topps Master

1960 Dodgers Bell Brand - Rick Levy's chips & more chips '60

1960 Fleer - Basic - Ron Diamond's 'Basic' 1960 Fleer

1960 Fleer - Master - 707 Sportscards - LTD - 1960 HOF Set

1960 Leaf - Davalillo

1960 Leaf Large Portrait - 707 Sportscards - LTD - 1960 Leaf - The Big Head Set

1960 Morrell Meats - Kirk H. Taniguchi

1960 Nu-Card Hi-Lites - Mastronet Aug. 04'

1960 Topps - bolecknzoz's 1960 Topps Baseball

1961 Chemstrand Iron-On Patches - 707 Sportscards - LTD - 1961 Cloth Patch Set

1961 Dodgers Bell Brand - Kirk H. Taniguchi

1961 Golden Press - Wheels1313 Collection

1961 Morrell Meats - Kirk H. Taniguchi

1961 Nu-Card Scoops - Phil Messmore

1961 Topps - the mcbride gold collection

1961-62 Fleer - John Branca

1962 Dodgers Bell Brand - Kevin Saucier

1962 Kahns Wieners - Basic - Robert L. Earhart's 1962 Kahn's Weiners Set

1962 Kahns Wieners - Master - Robert L. Earhart's 1962 Kahn's Weiner's Master Set

1962 Topps - Basic - seinbigd

1962 Topps - Master - seinbigd

1963 Bazooka ATG - Wheels1313 Collection

1963 Fleer - Allan R King

1963 Salada-Junket Coins - 707 Sportscards - LTD - 1909 - Nothing Junk about these Tin Can Beauties

1963 Topps - Basic - The Duke of Mint

1963 Topps - Master - The Duke of Mint

1964 Kahns Wieners - PEP's 64 Weiners

1964 Topps - Cryer64

1964 Topps Giants - thegemmintman

1964 Topps Stand Up - Don Louchios

1965 Kahns Wieners - MACPSA 1965 Kahn's Wieners Baseball Set

1965 Topps - The Duke of Mint

1966 Topps - Basic - Baseball - Vintage Corvette - 1966 topps

1967 Topps - Basic - Dan Markel

1967 Topps Red Sox Stickers - Steve's Impossible Dream Red Sox set

1967 Topps Who Am I? - Davalillo

1968 Topps - Ron Ritt's Finest '68 Set

1968 Topps 3-D - Charles Merkel

1968 Topps Game - Russ Romberger

1969 Globe Imports Playing Cards - Scott L. Whittenburg

1969 O-Pee-Chee Deckle - Cameo's Maple Leaf Deckle Set

1969 Topps - Basic - Cryer69

1969 Topps - Master - Ron Hobbs Family Collection

1969 Topps 4-in-1 - mams '69 4 in 1 set

1969 Topps Decal - Luxury's Sticker Shock

1969 Topps Deckle Edge - The MLB Collection of Deckle Edge Inserts

1969 Topps Supers - Robert L. Earhart Collection

1970 Kelloggs - thegemmintman

1970 Milton Bradley - Scott L. Whittenburg

1970 Rold Gold Pretzels - KP's Rold Gold Greats

1970 Topps - Basic - Chris Renaud's 1970 Topps Baseball Set

1970 Topps - Master - Cryer70M

1970 Topps Super - Robert L. Earhart 1970 Topps Super Set

1971 Kelloggs - Basic - Mick's 1971 Kellogg's Baseball Cards

1971 Kelloggs - Master - Mick's 1971 Kellogg's Master Set

1971 Topps - Scott's Vison Quest

1971 Topps Greatest Moments - The Shane Leonard Collection

1971 Topps Supers - Robert L. Earhart 1971 Topps Supers

Modern Baseball

1972 Fleer Famous Feats - 707 Sportscards - LTD - 1972 Famous Feet

1972 Kelloggs - Basic - JC's 1972 Kellogg's

1972 Kelloggs - Master - 3D Dreamer

1972 Kelloggs All Time Greats - SMB's Pieces of History

1972 Topps - The Bakka Collection - 72

1973 Kelloggs - King Kellogg '73

1973 Topps - The Wetzel Collection

1973 Topps 53 Reprint - The 53 Kid

1974 Fleer Baseball Firsts - 707 Sportscards - LTD - 1974 Fleer Firsts

1974 Kelloggs - Basic - Sideplate's '74 Kelloggs

1974 Kelloggs - Master - King Kellogg '74 Master

1974 Topps - Gary's 1974 Set

1974 Topps Deckle Edge - TC Collection

1974 Topps Team Checklist - First bb cards Team xlists

1974 Topps Traded - Wetzel's 1974 Traded Set

1975 Kelloggs - Basic - Drew V's 1975 Kellogg's set

1975 Kelloggs - Master - King Kellogg '75 Master

1975 Topps - Kurt's '75 Topps

1975 Topps Mini - T. Allan Bergquist's 75 Topps Mini's

1976 Buckmans Discs - Basic - The Dayton Collection - 1976 Buckman's Discs

1976 Buckmans Discs - Master - Duke of Disc-O, 1976 Buckmans Discs baseball - Master

1976 Crane Potato Chips Discs - Basic - Duke of Disc-O, 1976 Crane baseball - Basic

1976 Crane Potato Chips Discs - Master - Duke of Disc-O, 1976 Crane baseball

1976 Isalys/Sweet William Discs - Basic - Duke of Disc-O, 1976 Isaly's Sweet William baseball Basic

1976 Isalys/Sweet William Discs - Master - Duke of Disc-O, 1976 Isaly's Sweet William baseball

1976 Kelloggs - King Kellogg '76

1976 Orbakers Discs - Master - Duke of Disc-O, 1976 Orbakers Discs baseball - Master

1976 Topps - rbdjr1's 1976 Topps Baseball Set

1976 Topps Traded - Wetzel's 1976 Traded Set

1976 Towne Club Discs - Master - Duke of Disc-O, 1976 Towne Club Discs baseball - Master

1977 Dairy Isle Discs - Duke of Disc-O, 1977 Dairy Isle Discs - baseball

1977 Detroit Caesars Discs - Duke of Disc-O, 1977 Detroit Caesars Discs baseball

1977 Holiday Inn Discs - Duke of Disc-O, 1977 Holiday Inn Discs - baseball

1977 Kelloggs - Basic - Steve's Excellent 1977 Kellogg's Mint Set

1977 Kelloggs - Master - King Kellogg '77 Master

1977 Pepsi-Cola Baseball Stars - Duke of Disc-O, 1977 Pepsi - Cola Baseball Stars

1977 Topps - The Apostle Collection

1977 Topps Cloth Stickers - The JC Bennett Collection - 1977

1977 Zipz Discs - Duke of Disc-O, 1977 Zipz Discs baseball

1978 Big T/Tastee Freeze Discs - Duke of Disc-O, 1978 Big T/Tastee Freeze Discs baseball

1978 Kelloggs - King Kellogg '78

1978 Saga Discs - Duke of Disc-O, 1978 SAGA Discs baseball

1978 Topps - Funky Frank's 1978 Topps

1979 Kelloggs - Basic - JC's 1979 Kellogg's

1979 Kelloggs - Master - JC's 1979 Kellogg's Master

1980 Kelloggs - King Kellogg '80

1980 Laughlin Famous Feats - Carlos D. Aponte's 1980 Laughlin Famous Feats

1981 Kelloggs - Steve's Excellent 1981 Kellogg's 3-D Mint Set

1981 TCMA Rochester Red Wings - The O'Connor Collection

1981 Topps - Adam's Collection

1982 Kelloggs - King Kellogg '82

1982 On Deck Cookies Discs - The Emard Collection

1982 Topps - Steve's 1982 Topps Set

1983 Kelloggs - King Kellogg '83

1984 Donruss - Summer of '84D

1984 Fleer Update - Vintage Corvette - 1984 Fleer update

1984 Mothers Cookies Giants - Chuck Nan's 1984 Mother's Cookies All-Time San Francisco Giant's All-Stars

1984 Ralston Purina - Jeff359's 84 Ralston Purina

1989 Cap n Crunch - The Stanley Collection

1989 Upper Deck - Dave Jacobs 1989 UD Set

1990 Leaf - Allan R King

1991 Dennys Grand Slam Holograms - St. Francis of Assisi

1991 Score Mickey Mantle - Museum of Sports History tied with D. J. Walla 1991 Score Mickey Mantle

1991 Upper Deck Nolan Ryan Heroes - Brent's 1991 Upper Deck Nolan Ryan Heroes

1992 Dennys Grand Slam Holograms - St. Francis of Assisi

1992 Topps McDonalds Baseballs Best - Museum of Sports History

1992 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes Ted Williams - John Woody's Ted Williams BB Hero

1993 Finest Refractor - JMK 1993 Topps Finest Refractor set

1993 Pinnacle DiMaggio Autographs - Museum of Sports History

1994 Fanfest Roberto Clemente Commemorative - Luis Pacheco Jr.

1994 Flair Hot Gloves - seinbigd

1994 Sportflics 2000 Rookie/Traded 3-D Rookies - The Alderman Collection

1995 Leaf Limited Gold - The Alderman Collection

1995 Skybox E-Motion Cal Ripken Jr. Timeless - The O'Connor Collection

1995 Zenith All-Star Salute - The Alderman Collection

1995 Zenith Rookie Roll Call - The Alderman Collection

1995 Zenith Z-Team - The Alderman Collection

1996 Dennys Grand Slam Holograms - St. Francis of Assisi

1996 Dennys Instant Replay Holograms - St. Francis of Assisi

1996 Donruss Freeze Frame - The Alderman Collection

1997 Bowman Chrome International Refractor - Keasler Collection 1997 International Refractor Set

1997 Bowman Chrome Refractor - 1997 Keasler Collection of Bowman Chrome Refractors

1997 Bowmans Best Atomic Refractor - The Francis Collection

1997 Dennys Holograms - St. Francis of Assisi

1997 Donruss Signature Notable Nicknames - Museum of Sports History

1998 Donruss Signature Series Significant Signatures - Shoeless Joe's 1998 Donruss Significant Signatures

1998 SP Authentic Chirography - Museum of Sports History

1998 Topps Stars Rookie Reprints Autographs - Museum of Sports History

1999 Bowman Chrome - JeffreyBeffrey

1999 Sports Illustrated Greats of the Game Autographs - JBird

1999 Topps Stars Rookies Reprints Autographs - Museum of Sports History

1999 Topps Traded Autographs - Keasler Collection 1999 Topps Traded Autos

2000 Fleer Greats of the Game Yankees Clippings - The Halliwell Collection

2000 Metal Talent Show - Museum of Sports History

2000 Stadium Club Chrome Preview - Museum of Sports History

2000 Upper Deck Hitters Club Autographs - Museum of Sports History

2000 Upper Deck Legends Defining Moments - Museum of Sports History

2000 Upper Deck Legends Eternal Glory - Museum of Sports History

2000 Upper Deck Yankee Legends Legendary Lumber - The Halliwell Collection

2000 Upper Deck Yankee Legends Legendary Pinstripes - The Halliwell Collection

2000 Upper Deck Yankee Legends Legendary Pinstripes Autographs - The Halliwell Collection

2001 SP Legendary Cuts - Museum of Sports History

2001 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Game Jersey - Joe's Jerseys

2002 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks - mcinvestments

2002 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks Refractors - Keasler's 2002 Draft Pick Refractor Rookies

2002 Bowman Chrome Reprints - MCinvestments

2002 SP Legendary Cuts Autographs - Museum of Sports History

2003 Topps Chrome Red Back Relics Refractors - The Francis Collection

Specialty Baseball

1909-11 T-206 White Border HOF Players - Honus & Friends

1911 T205 Gold Border HOF Players - BKH

1933 Goudey HOF Players - Don Louchios

1934 Goudey HOF Players - Marshall Fogel

1940 Play Ball HOF Players - Bernie Carlen

Hall of Fame Boston Red Sox - Pawlus Collection

Hall of Fame Complete Set - BKH

Hall of Fame Detroit Tigers - Pawlus Collection

Hall of Fame Managers - Pawlus Collection

Hall of Fame New York Yankees - Pawlus Collection

Hall of Fame Players - Pawlus Collection

Hall of Fame Players - Post War Rookies - Marshall Fogel

Hall of Fame St. Louis Cardinals - Pawlus Collection

Al Kaline Basic Set - Marshall Fogel

Alex Rodriguez Basic Set - John Woody's Basic Arod

Babe Ruth Basic Set - John Branca

Barry Bonds Basic Set - John Woody's Basic Barry

Billy Williams Basic Set - SWR BW B

Billy Williams Master Set - KP's Billy Williams Collection

Bob Turley Basic Set - Frank Evanov's Bob Turley Basic Set

Bob Turley Master Set - Frank Evanov's Bob Turley Master Set

Bobby Doerr Basic Set - Don Louchios

Bobby Doerr Master Set - Don Louchios

Boog Powell Basic Set - JayC's Boog Basic

Boog Powell Master Set - Jay C's Boog Powell Collection

Brooks Robinson Basic Set - Kurt Coltrane Collection

Brooks Robinson Master Set - Scott Saunders - Old # 5

Cal Ripken Jr. Basic Set - Kane's Cal Ripken Collection

Carl Yastrzemski Basic Set - Rivard Collection - Carl Yastrzemski (Basic)

Don Drysdale Basic Set - Marshall Fogel

Don Mattingly Basic Set - TC Collection

Don Mattingly Master Set - TC Collection

Eddie Mathews Basic Set - Marshall Fogel

Enos Slaughter Basic Set - Marshall Fogel

Ernie Banks Basic Set - Steve Stryker --No. 1 Banks Fan

Frank Robinson Basic Set - Whip's Frank Robinson Collection

Gary Carter Basic Set - The Neil B. Downey and Sons Collection

Gaylord Perry Basic Set - Jason Sloan's Gaylord Perry Set

George Brett Basic Set - Boomers Cards

George Brett Master Set - pebblyjack's George Brett Master Collection

Gil Hodges Basic Set - Block Sportscards, Inc. -- Lawrence Block

Greg Luzinski Basic Set - 1420Sports - The Bull

Hank Aaron Basic Set - Rivard Collection - Hank Aaron (Basic)

Hank Greenberg Basic Set - Jason Badovick

Harmon Killebrew Basic Set - Marshall Fogel

Harmon Killebrew Master Set - Larry Hess Killer Collection

Harvey Haddix Basic Set - The Harvey Haddix Collection

Jackie Robinson Basic Set - John Branca

Jerry Coleman Basic Set - D. J. Walla -Jerry Coleman Basic Set

Jim Davenport Basic Set - Randy & Leslie's Retirement Bonus

Jim Palmer Basic Set - Robert's Jim Palmer Basic Set

Jim Palmer Master Set - Robert's Jim Palmer Collection

Jim Rice Basic Set - Virtualizard's Jim Rice Basic Set

Jim Rice Master Set - Virtualizard's Jim Rice Master Set

Jimmie Foxx Basic Set - Don Louchios

Joe DiMaggio Basic Set - Don Louchios

Joe Jay Basic Set - Davalillo

Joe Morgan Basic Set - Scott's Joe Morgan Basic Collection

Johnny Bench Basic Set - Steve's Excellent JB5 Collection tied with Scott's Johnny Bench Tribute Collection

Johnny Bench Master Set - Lee Spies - ~ all century catcher ~ {master collection}

Johnny Pesky Basic Set - Ross Greene LEG

Lou Gehrig Basic Set - Don Louchios

Mel Harder Master Set - The Mel Harder Set

Mickey Lolich Basic Set - Hockeytown

Mickey Mantle Basic Set - Marshall Fogel

Mike Schmidt Basic Set - Phillies Phan's Run of Mike Schmidt Cards

Mike Schmidt Master Set - Phillies Phan's Run of Mike Schmidt Cards

Nolan Ryan Basic Set - SJ Basic Ryan Set

Nolan Ryan Master Set - The Conforti Collection

Nolan Ryan Topps Player Set - The Conforti Collection

Pee Wee Reese Basic Set - Marshall Fogel

Pepe Frias Master Set - Dartonxx75: Pepe Frias Master Set

Pete Rose Basic Set - Whip's Rose Collection

Pete Rose Master Set - Ed Clark

Randy Jones Basic Set - Steve Dawson

Reggie Jackson Basic Set - Joe's Mr October Collection

Richie Ashburn Basic Set - Marshall Fogel

Roberto Clemente Basic Set - Marshall Fogel

Robin Roberts Basic Set - Marshall Fogel

Robin Roberts Master Set - Roy's Masterful Roberts Set

Rocky Colavito Basic Set - Tagbr's Basic Colavito set

Rocky Colavito Master Set - Tagbr's Colavito cards

Rod Carew Basic Set - ALFARO & FERNANDEZ P.A. CAREW COLLECTION

Roger Maris Basic Set - John Branca

Roger Maris Master Set - Frank Evanov's Roger Maris Master Set

Sam McDowell Basic Set - Larry Hess - Sudden Sam McDowell Basic Set

Sam McDowell Master Set - Larry Hess - Sudden Sam McDowell Master Set

Sandy Koufax Basic Set - John Branca

Stan Musial Basic Set - John Branca

Steve Carlton Basic Set - onlyme_63

Steve Carlton Master Set - onlyme_63

Steve Garvey Basic Set - Steve Garvey's Number One Fan

Steve Garvey Master Set - Steve Garvey's Number One Fan - Master

Ted Kluszewski Basic Set - Miami Saul

Ted Kluszewski Master Set - Miami Saul

Ted Williams Basic Set - John Branca

Ted Williams Master Set - John Branca

Thurman Munson Basic Set - D, J. Walla

Tony Oliva Basic Set - Larry Hess - Tony Oliva Basic Set

Tony Perez Basic Set - Keith Cole's - Basic Tony Perez Set

Tony Perez Master Set - Keith Cole's Tony Perez Master Set

Ty Cobb Basic Set - Don Louchios

Wade Boggs Basic Set - James Miles #1 Boggs Fan

Warren Spahn Basic Set - Marshall Fogel

Whitey Ford Basic Set - Marshall Fogel

Willie Mays Basic Set - John Branca

Willie Mays Master Set - Mays Fan Club

Willie McCovey Basic Set - Randy & Leslie's Retirement Bonus

Willie Stargell Basic Set - Virtualizard - Stargell Basic Set

Willie Stargell Master Set - Virtualizard - Stargell Master Set

Woodie Held Basic Set - Garte Collection

Woodie Held Master Set - Garte Collection

Yogi Berra Basic Set - Marshall Fogel

1909-11 T206 Ty Cobbs - Honus's 1909 WS Foe - Ty tied with Old Man,John Branca,Don Louchios,Marshall Fogel

1933 Goudey Babe Ruths - Don Louchios

1933-34 Goudey Lou Gehrigs - Don Louchios

1951-Present MVPs - JM Linnens's MVP's

1956-Present Cy Winners - J.M. Linnens Cy Young Winners

1958 Topps All-Stars - Marshall Fogel

1961 Topps All-Stars - McBride 61 All Star

300 Great Baseball Cards by Mike Payne - John Branca

500 Home Run Club - John Branca

All-Time Braves Team - Marshall Fogel

All-Time Cleveland Indians Team - Marshall Fogel

All-Time Kansas City Athletics Team - Boomers Cards

All-Time Philadelphia Team - Marshall Fogel

Rookie of the Year - Mademily's Baseball's ROY Winners

Ultimate PSA Sampler Vintage Set - Boomers Cards

1922 American Caramel New York Yankees (E120) - Michael Steven Nicolaou

1948 Bowman New York Yankees - Marshall Fogel

1949 Bowman Brooklyn Dodgers - Marshall Fogel

1949 Bowman New York Yankees - Marshall Fogel

1950 Bowman New York Yankees - D. J. Walla 1950 Bowman New York Yankees tied with Marshall Fogel

1951 Bowman Brooklyn Dodgers - John Branca

1951 Bowman New York Yankees - John Branca

1952 Bowman New York Yankees - Marshall Fogel

1952 Topps Brooklyn Dodgers - Don Louchios

1952 Topps Detroit Tigers - Marshall Fogel

1952 Topps New York Yankees - John Branca

1953 Bowman Black/White New York Yankees - Marshall Fogel

1953 Bowman New York Yankees - Don Louchios

1953 Topps Brooklyn Dodgers - Anthony Fioto

1953 Topps New York Yankees - Anthony Fioto

1954 Bowman New York Yankees - Steve Beard's 1954 Bowman Yankees

1954 Topps Brooklyn Dodgers - Marshall Fogel

1954 Topps New York Yankees - Marshall Fogel

1954 Topps Pittsburgh Pirates - Big Shooter's 54 Pirates

1955 Bowman Brooklyn Dodgers - Midnight Cowboy's 1955 Bowman Brooklyn Dodgers Team Set

1955 Bowman New York Yankees - Midnight Cowboy's 1955 Bowman Yankees Team Set

1955 Bowman/Topps Brooklyn Dodgers - Marshall Fogel

1955 Bowman/Topps New York Yankees - D. J. Walla 1955 New York Yankees Topps---Bowman

1955 Topps Brooklyn Dodgers - Marshall Fogel

1955 Topps New York Yankees - Marshall Fogel

1956 Topps Brooklyn Dodgers - Marshall Fogel

1956 Topps New York Yankees - Marshall Fogel

1957 Topps Brooklyn Dodgers - John Branca

1957 Topps Kansas City Athletics - John Branca

1957 Topps New York Yankees - John Branca

1958 Topps Los Angeles Dodgers - Marshall Fogel

1958 Topps New York Yankees - Marshall Fogel

1959 Topps Cincinnati Reds - JTM 1959 Redlegs

1959 Topps Detroit Tigers - Marshall Fogel

1959 Topps Los Angeles Dodgers - 59 Champs

1959 Topps Milwaukee Braves - JTM 1959 Milwaukee Braves

1959 Topps New York Yankees - JTM 1959 New York Yankees

1959 Topps Philadelphia Phillies - Westy's 1959 Topps Team - Phillies

1960 Topps Los Angeles Dodgers - Meilander's Dodgers, defending champs...

1960 Topps New York Yankees - Meilander's 1960 Yankees

1960 Topps Pittsburgh Pirates - 1960 Topps World Champion Pirates, the Meilander collection

1960 Topps San Francisco Giants - Bergen's

1961 Topps Cincinnati Reds - J.M. Linnens

1961 Topps Kansas City Athletics - J.M. Linnens

1961 Topps Los Angeles Angels - J.M. Linnens

1961 Topps Los Angeles Dodgers - J.M. Linnens

1961 Topps New York Yankees - Robert McBride

1962 Topps Los Angeles Dodgers - Base Ball Card Investments (BBCI)

1962 Topps New York Mets - steve

1962 Topps New York Yankees - seinbigd

1963 Topps Los Angeles Dodgers - As Good As It Gets--Dodgers

1963 Topps New York Mets - The Duke of Mint

1963 Topps New York Yankees - Marshall Fogel tied with The Duke of Mint

1963 Topps San Francisco Giants - The Duke of Mint

1964 Topps Los Angeles Angels - CreeperKat's 1964 Topps Los Angeles Angels

1964 Topps New York Mets - steve

1964 Topps New York Yankees - Frank Evanov's 1964 New York Yankees

1964 Topps St. Louis Cardinals - The 1964 Baseball World Champions!!!!

1965 Topps Boston Red Sox - The MLB Collection of Bosox

1965 Topps Los Angeles Dodgers - The Duke of Mint

1965 Topps New York Mets - The Duke of Mint tied with steve

1965 Topps New York Yankees - The Duke of Mint

1965 Topps San Francisco Giants - The Duke of Mint

1965 Topps St. Louis Cardinals - The Duke of Mint

1966 Topps Baltimore Orioles - Weaver's Beavers

1966 Topps Boston Red Sox - pc32

1966 Topps Chicago Cubs - klh

1966 Topps Los Angeles Dodgers - klh

1966 Topps New York Mets - steve

1966 Topps New York Yankees - pc32

1966 Topps San Francisco Giants - pc32

1967 Topps Boston Red Sox - Capecards Red Sox

1967 Topps California Angels - Capecards Angels

1967 Topps Chicago Cubs - Capecards Cubs

1967 Topps Cincinnati Reds - Capecards Reds

1967 Topps New York Mets - steve

1967 Topps New York Yankees - Capecards Yankees

1967 Topps San Francisco Giants - Capecards Giants

1967 Topps St. Louis Cardinals - Capecards Cardinals

1968 Topps Atlanta Braves - Ron Ritt's '68 Atlanta Braves

1968 Topps Baltimore Orioles - Ron Ritt's '68 Baltimore Orioles

1968 Topps Boston Red Sox - Ron Ritt's '68 Boston Red Sox

1968 Topps California Angels - Ron Ritt's '68 California Angels

1968 Topps Chicago Cubs - Ron Ritt's '68 Topps Chicago Cubs

1968 Topps Cincinnati Reds - Ron Ritt's '68 Cincinnatti Reds

1968 Topps Detroit Tigers - Ron Ritt's '68 Detroit Tigers

1968 Topps Los Angeles Dodgers - Ron Ritt's '68 Topps L. A. Dodgers Set

1968 Topps New York Mets - Ron Ritt's '68 N. Y. Mets

1968 Topps New York Yankees - Ron Ritt's '68 N. Y. Yankees

1968 Topps Pittsburgh Pirates - Ron Ritt's '68 Pittsburg Pirates

1968 Topps San Francisco Giants - Ron Ritt's '68 Topps S. F. Giants

1968 Topps St. Louis Cardinals - Ron Ritt's '68 St. Louis Cardinals

1969 Topps Boston Red Sox - Ron Hobbs Family Collection

1969 Topps Cincinnati Reds - Ron Hobbs Family Collection

1969 Topps New York Mets - steve

1969 Topps New York Yankees - D. J. Walla 1969 Topps New York Yankees

1970 Topps California Angels - CreeperKat's Topps 1970 California Angels

1970 Topps Chicago Cubs - Mark's 70 Cubs

1970 Topps Cincinnati Reds - Mark's 70 Reds

1970 Topps New York Mets - steve

1970 Topps New York Yankees - D.J. Walla 1970 Topps New York Yankees

1970 Topps San Francisco Giants - Bergen's

1971 Topps Cincinnati Reds - 1971 Big Red Machine

1971 Topps New York Mets - steve

1971 Topps New York Yankees - D. J. Walla 1971 Topps New York Yankees

1971 Topps San Francisco Giants - Bergen's

1972 Topps California Angels - CreeperKat's Topps 1972 California Angels

1972 Topps Cincinnati Reds - Whip's 72 Reds Collection

1972 Topps New York Mets - steve

1972 Topps New York Yankees - D. J. Walla 1972 Topps New York Yankees

1972 Topps Pittsburgh Pirates - Pittfan's 72 Bucs (1971 World Champs)

1972 Topps San Francisco Giants - Bergen's

1973 Topps California Angels - mohiba 73 Angles

1973 Topps New York Mets - Steve

1973 Topps New York Yankees - Drew's 1973 Bombers

1973 Topps Philadelphia Phillies - Wetzel's 73 Phillies

1974 Topps California Angels - Gary's 1974 Angels Set

1974 Topps Chicago Cubs - Gary's 1974 Cubs Set

1974 Topps Cincinnati Reds - Gary's 1974 Reds Set

1974 Topps New York Mets - Gary's 1974 Mets Set

1974 Topps New York Yankees - Gary's 1974 Yankees Set

1974 Topps Philadelphia Phillies - Wetzel's 74 Phillies

1975 Topps Boston Red Sox - seinbigd

1975 Topps California Angels - seinbigd

1975 Topps Cincinnati Reds - seinbigd

1975 Topps New York Mets - steve

1975 Topps New York Yankees - seinbigd

1976 Topps Boston Red Sox - Wetzel's 76 Red Sox

1976 Topps California Angels - CreeperKat's 1976 Topps California Angels

1976 Topps Cincinnati Reds - Whip's Big Red Machine Collection

1976 Topps New York Mets - steve

1976 Topps New York Yankees - Drew's 1976 Yankees

1977 Topps Boston Red Sox - Phil Apostle

1977 Topps California Angels - CreeperKat's Topps 1977 California Angels

1977 Topps Chicago Cubs - The team that blew a 13.5 game lead and finished 20 games back...

1977 Topps New York Mets - Apostle's '77 Amazin's... well, not quite.

1977 Topps New York Yankees - Apostle's Bronx Zoo

1978 Topps Boston Red Sox - Guy Barrena's 1978 Topps PSA 9 or Better Red Sox Team

1978 Topps California Angels - Guy Barrena's 1978 Topps PSA 9 Or Better California Angels Team

1978 Topps Cincinnati Reds - Guy Barrena's 1978 Topps PSA 9 Or Better Cincinnatti Reds

1978 Topps New York Mets - steve

1978 Topps New York Yankees - Candella's Yankees World Champions

1979 Topps Boston Red Sox - Burger's Cross to Bear!

1979 Topps California Angels - CreeperKat's Topps 1979 California Angels

1979 Topps New York Mets - steve

1979 Topps New York Yankees - D. J. Walla 1979 Topps New York Yankees

1980 Topps California Angels - CreeperKat's Topps 1980 California Angels

1980 Topps Cincinnati Reds - JeffVN's 1980 Reds Beauties!!!

1980 Topps Los Angeles Dodgers - B's 1980 Topps Los Angeles Dodgers

1980 Topps New York Mets - steve

1980 Topps New York Yankees - D.J. Walla 1980 Topps New York Yankees

1980 Topps Philadelphia Phillies - Robert's 1980 Topps Phillies Collection

1980 Topps St. Louis Cardinals - Jeff's 1980 Topps Cardinals Team Set

1981 Topps Boston Red Sox - Adam's Collection

1981 Topps Cincinnati Reds - Jeff's 1981 Reds Beauties

1981 Topps New York Mets - steve

1981 Topps Philadelphia Phillies - Robert's 1981 Topps Phillies Collection

1982 Topps California Angels - Steve's 1982 Angels

1982 Topps Milwaukee Brewers - Steve's 1982 Brewers

1982 Topps New York Mets - Steve's 1982 New York Mets

1984 Topps Detroit Tigers - John Giampa Collection

1987 Topps New York Mets - steve

1988 Topps New York Mets - steve

1989 Topps New York Mets - steve

1990 Topps New York Mets - steve

1992 Topps New York Mets - steve

1993 Topps New York Mets - steve

1994 Topps New York Mets - steve

1996 Topps New York Mets - steve

1997 Topps New York Mets - steve

1998 Topps New York Mets - steve

1999 Topps New York Mets - steve

2002 Topps New York Mets - steve