1965 Topps

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Jan 28, 2022 - 8:55AM

I bought my first cards in 65, 10 years old, went to the local five and dime, and in it was a Ron Fairly- Fairly was a key guy for the Dodgers at the time, and I lived in Long Beach Cal, and he played high school baseball and basketball in Long Beach so was kind of a local legend.

Aug 15, 2020 - 11:34AM

One of my favorite card designs.

Jun 30, 2020 - 1:42PM

why is the World Series card #134 Mantle's Clutch HR not considered ( at least i have never seen it in 55 years ) an ERROR CARD ..... as one of the tougher and now one of the money cards in the set , I've looked at hundreds of them ..... here'e the problem folks .... the pitcher , tho his name has possiblly been whited out , is Cardinal's great BOB GIBSON ( the follow through is historical in itself ) .... the home run being celebrated on the card is MICKEY MANTLE'S GAME WINNING HOME RUN IN GAME 3 ........ BOB GIBSON DID NOT PITCH in game three , but he DID PITCH GAME TWO .... and if you look closer at the photo , the catcher is placing his hand over the ball in his catcher's mitt , indicating a swing and a miss on Mickey' part ... i believe this is one of the two times GIBSON STRUCK OUT MICKEY in GAME 2 , not the HOMERUN , which was thrown by BARNEY SCHULTZ ( obviously not who is in the picture ) ... i believe this to be an error card , never discussed , and not at all the moment in time the card is celebrating ......... THOUGHTS ANYONE ???

Jun 9, 2020 - 7:01PM

Had this set and nm condition and somehow it came up missing during my divorce 10 years ago, Had all my sets in binders stored in boxes. Well low and behold the box containing this set and 1973, 1974, 75, 76 came up missing. A buddy of mine did some construction work for her and he saw the box. She told me I do not have any of your cards. Going to try and complete the 65, 74, 75, 76 again. Ugh divorce.

Edited on: Jun 10, 2020 - 9:47AM

Apr 6, 2019 - 9:31AM
donald hall

The 1965 Topps set along with the 66 set are my 2 favorite Topps sets. These 2 years were the real beginnings of what turned out to be a lifelong hobby. From 62 to 64 I collected the cards but never completed a set. They went into the proverbial shoebox and stayed there. By 1965 I knew something about Baseball, actually quite a lot thanks to a father who loved the game and also happened to be the drinking buddy of several of the Pirates when they were in Fort Myers for spring training.I was one lucky kid meeting men like Maz, Dick Schofield, Vern Law (and no he did not drink) I vividly remember the first time I met the Great One, Roberto Clemente. he and Matty Alou were coming out of the Arcade Cigar store in downtown Fort Myers. I kind of stammered my way through an introduction but Roberto was great.Who would know that the next year I would actually get to play catch with him a couple of times.From that point on Roberto became my hero. He was joined by Willie Stargell tthe next year as being my favorite Pirates. In fact all off the Pirates were really nice to all the kids withe exception of one. I will not name names but he was the starting Shortstop for the Bucs for several seasons. He just was not a likable guy,
Back to the cards. We were very lucky is South Florida as we got all of the card series including the dreaded last one. When I first started finding out about the scarcity of the last series cards it surprised me.( as I held 6 of the 1966 Gaylord Perry #598 in my hand.). Over the years I have heard the tales of woe and struggle to get those last series cards from many advanced collectors. Lucked out on that. 1965 was the irst year I was able to complete a full set of topps cards. A feat that that became an annual ritual that goes on today.

Jun 11, 2016 - 12:09AM

This was the final year of 1 cent wax packs.

Mar 5, 2016 - 1:53PM

I like the 65 set just slightly less than 64, but these were my two years. 1965 was the last year baseball cards were very available in my area and thus my last year of serious collecting. Of note are the many cap less poses and many of these are with the player shown in a uniform even earlier than their current team or the one just traded from. It appears anyone who changed teams since about June of 64 was shown cap less. My theory is that since they were in litigation with the competition at this time they might have pulled back on travel and photography expenses for the 65 set to have the ready cash for a potential payout should they lose the case, or to settle. It did not detract at the time but in subsequent years I wondered.

Jul 29, 2014 - 2:16AM

One of the most beautiful designs ever. Truly pieces of art.

Jul 9, 2014 - 9:36PM

The Houston Colt .45s became the Houston Astros in 1965. On cards numbered 16-31-48-80-109, the pennant logo simply says "Houston" but the players hats have a ".45" on them. Houston cards after this have the word "Astros" on the pennant logos and the logo on the hats is either blacked out or have the new logo. Most of these latter cards have the players hatless.

Jan 25, 2014 - 1:04PM

this is the first pack of cards I ever bought. at the time I was
in little league and being a SF Giants fan, I was wanting to find the great Willie Mays or any Giants player for that matter. just like all of us the excitment and anticipation of opening your first pack was too much to bear! (still feel almost the same today opening a pack)back in those days all packs of trading cards had a big stick of pink bubble gum. after you looked through your cards, you kept your stars for trading and/or keeping, then you took the bench players (commons today) and those went in the spokes of your bike with a clothes pin. Don't remember if Willie was in that first pack, but I remember the gum and riding around with the cards in the spokes.


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