1962 Topps

Total Cards: 598

Rating: 7.9 (108 votes)
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Top Sets: #40

Notes: Distributed in seven series: #1-109, #110-196, #197-283, #284-370, #371-446, #447-522, and #523-598

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Trivia

  • 1st year with New York Mets and Houston Colt .45's (Astros) cards.
  • First set featuring multi-player rookie cards.

    Hall of Fame rookie cards of Gaylord Perry, Joe Torre, and Lou Brock.
  • Dick Howser was named to the 1961 Topps All-Star Rookie Team but his #13 card is missing the trophy designation.
  • Packs of 1962 Topps baseball cards included a two-stamp panel.
  • All Houston cards refer to the team as the "Colts" instead of the "Colt .45s".
  • In a complete coincidence, card #346 for Jack Kralick highlights him throwing a no hitter in the northern minor league. He went on to throw one in the major leagues the year that card was released as well.

User Comments

Feb 1, 2023 - 9:38AM
ComposerMike

There is no Topps baseball set that beats this design. It was a pleasure to build a complete 'Super' set (yes, even the green tints). The 1987 set, which pays homage to the feel, pulled me back into collecting 1980s sets and is my favorite of that decade.

Oct 11, 2022 - 11:29AM
Drmondobueno

I came to card collecting a little later than some -I was nine living in El Centro, CA. Not exactly a bustling metropolis but I liked it just fine. One day I walked up to the New Star market- about a mile- and walked into see rack packs of 1962 Topps for 29 cents. To me back in the day that was a lot. So I picked through them and found a rack with both the Mantle Switch Hitter Connects and a Maris card. I was in heaven. I got three dollars for my birthday a little later and bought ten rack packs! Yeah baby! Cards were all over the place...and all of a sudden I found friends who had been collecting longer than I....trade, trade, trade for anything Yankees. Although I ended up selling mist of these in the eighties I rebuilt the set and have a lower-mud grade master set including all error and green tint cards.

Apr 28, 2021 - 10:56AM
brewstersclub

This baseball set was the first package of cards I ever bought. Purchased a few packs every so often after that and then I quit for awhile. Never started looking at these cards till after I started working and started to complete the set. It was very hard to find half decent cards. Mostly through Ebay . Also have 5 cards of #139 error card that I have found. Only need a few to complete the set now.

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1962 topps checklist #6 variations - card #4412Aug 31, 2022 2:51 PM
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#55 A.L. ERA Leaders Card Missing Team Links1Jun 3, 2022 10:21 PM
by jimetal7212
1962 Topps checklist #4417Aug 14, 2020 3:43 AM
by sandyrusty
1962 Manager's Dream #182Jul 2, 2020 9:41 AM
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Green Tint?2Dec 1, 2018 8:17 PM
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