1962 Topps

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Rating: 7.9 (81 votes)
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Top Sets: #34

Release Notes: Distributed in seven series: #1-88, #89-176, #177-264, #265-352, #353-429, #430-506 and #507-598


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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.

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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.

Apr 6, 2019 - 9:06AM
donald hall

The 62 Topps set would have been the first cards that I ever opened. My family had just recently immigrated from British Columbia to our home in Fort Myers Florida. One of the first things that you do in southern Florida is you learn to swim. For me this was done at the city pool in Fort Myers. After swim practice, while we were waiting to get picked up by our parents we would go across a shell covered parking lot to this little store which was right next to a city park. This 'store' was not much more then a large wagon like one sees at county fairs. One of the things that they always had during the summer besides cold drinks was Baseball cards. So everyday I would be able to buy a few packs. Being from Northern Canada I really did not know Baseball but that slowly changed with my introduction to Little League that summer. Wonderful times.

Apr 15, 2018 - 4:56PM
PapaG321

The '60's decade will always be remembered for its often turbulent times but this set remains as a memory of one of the better times.


Edited on: Apr 15, 2018 - 5:02PM

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