Sunday, January 1, 2017

Ringing in 2017 with some 1960s Cards from Brady

I hope everyone one had a safe and fun filled New Year's Eve.  Mine was rather quite.  My wife came down with the flu on Thursday evening, so I have not really done much outside of the house the last few days.  Last night the kids and I rented movies, made homemade pizza, and made it to 10:00 before we all crashed in the basement.  Yes we are a wild bunch.

On the bright side, being stuck in the house has given me a chance to get my card room in order.  I have 2 different EBAY wins to blog about, but I really need to finish up the recap of Brady's priority box that I received around Thanksgiving.  Only 2 more posts and I should have it done.  The big delay in not finishing is most of the cards I need to highlight are from the 1950s and 1960s.  I have not collected many cards before 1970, so I had to take some time to figure out what year the cards were from.  The good news is all cards have been identified.  Let's take a look at the 1960s.

 I like the looks of 1960 Topps with the player action shot on the left.  I am not a fan of the player's name being in different colors.

1961 Topps was a much simpler design.  My favorite of this group is the Ernie Broglio.  Cub fans may remember him as the player traded for Lou Brock.  I think that worked out well for one side.

These are not 1987 Topps wood grain borders, but rather 1962.  Quite a few recognizable names here with some members of the 1964 World Series team like Javier, Washburn, and Keane.

That is a great looking 1963 Topps card of future Hall of Famer Bob Gibson.  This is my third copy of this card, but this one is by far in the best condition.  Very few of the cards Brady sent were completely beaten up.  I bet he has some very nice vintage cards since he sent the ones that were less than perfect.

 I guess green was the in color in 1964.  I would have much rather preferred red, but these are not too bad.

Topps used red in 1965 for the pennant name plate.  Nice design, but very few action shots.  The Ken Boyer is a Topps Embossed card.

1966 brought a yellow name plate with red letters.  Makes me think of McDonalds. 

1967 Topps was about as plain as 1961, except Cards in highlighted in baby blue.  Not a big fan of this, but I do like the signature on the card.

1968 Topps was not quite as McDonaldish (is that a word?) as 1966.  I guess it was a combination of the wood grain 1962 Topps and 1966 Topps name plate.  McCarver does have some good stories to tell about catching for Bob Gibson, but overall I am not a fan of his announcing.

1969 Topps finished out the decade with more yellow and red.  We have seen the team name in white, green, baby blue, red, and now yellow.  Red would be more color of choice.

It was fun and educational going through all these cards.  I now have close to 80 cards from the 1960s thanks to Brady, with most of them being in good or better condition.  Last up will be the 1950s.


  1. "It was fun and educational going through all these cards."

    The exact reason that baseball cards took off in the first place. Some truly awesome stuff in that vintage gold mine!

    1. Yep, no matter how long you have been collecting, you can always learn something new.