Monday, January 23, 2012

1965 Topps Embossed Inserts

I saw a post over at Vintage Sportscards that reminded me about two cards sent to me by Baseball Dad around xmas time.
They are inserts originally found in packs of 1965 Topps baseball cards. Embossed in gold foil and slightly smaller than a regular card.

Of course you know they just happened to be Braves.
#12 Catcher Joe Torre...
 and #62 outfielder Lee Maye
It was a 72 card set, with each league having 36 cards. The National League cards, as seen here, have red backgrounds, while the American League had blue.

Quite a few Hall of Famers in the set, and singles can be picked up relatively cheaply.

Thanks Jack! A return package is already on it's way.

A checklist, for those of you that are interested...

1    Carl Yastrzemski
2    Ron Fairly
3    Max Alvis
4    Jim Ray Hart
5    Bill Skowron
6    Ed Kranepool
7    Tim McCarver
8    Sandy Koufax
9    Donn Clendenon
10   John Romano
11   Mickey Mantle
12   Joe Torre
13   Al Kaline
14   Al McBean
15   Don Drysdale
16   Brooks Robinson
17   Jim Bunning
18   Gary Peters
19   Roberto Clemente
20   Milt Pappas
21   Wayne Causey
22   Frank Robinson
23   Bill Mazeroski
24   Diego Segui
25   Jim Bouton
26   Eddie Mathews
27   Willie Mays
28   Ron Santo
29   Boog Powell
30   Ken McBride
31   Leon Wagner
32   Johnny Callison
33   Zoilo Versalles
34   Jack Baldschun
35   Ron Hunt
36   Richie Allen
37   Frank Malzone
38   Bob Allison
39   Jim Fregosi
40   Billy Williams
41   Bill Freehan
42   Vada Pinson
43   Bill White
44   Roy McMillan
45   Orlando Cepeda
46   Rocky Colavito
47   Ken Boyer
48   Dick Radatz
49   Tommy Davis
50   Walt Bond
51   John Orsino
52   Joe Christopher
53   Al Spangler
54   Jim King
55   Mickey Lolich
56   Harmon Killebrew
57   Bob Shaw
58   Ernie Banks
59   Hank Aaron
60   Chuck Hinton
61   Bob Aspromonte
62   Lee Maye
63   Joe Cunningham
64   Pete Ward
65   Bobby Richardson
66   Dean Chance
67   Dick Ellsworth
68   Jim Maloney
69   Bob Gibson
70   Earl Battey
71   Tony Kubek
72   Jack Kralick


Hackenbush said...

They don't get a lot of love now but I bet they were awesome to pull out of a pack in 1965. If I pulled one I don't remember it. The only one I own now is the Ron Santo.


Glad you liked them Cap. I picked up about 25 of them at a card show for $10.Thanks again for the return package, I hope to get some trades posted soon.

Stealing Home said...

baseball dad included a tommy davis from this set in our trade. it was my introduction to the set. its cool to have a small part of baseball card history.

bamlinden said...

Shiny. I like 'em.

I didn't know they did the gold foil thing way back when.

Fuji said...

These are awesome... cheap way to add some vintage cards of some big names to a collection.

I bought the Ernie Banks for $1.19 off of COMC and a Harmon Killebrew for $.50 at an online store.

LongFlyBall said...

I love these cards. I bought a handful from a dealer a decade ago with the grand illusion of completing the set. Maybe I should seriously consider it.