Saturday, May 31, 2014

What's next? Round of 16: (8) 1965 Topps vs (9) 1978 Topps


The randomizer created a few round of 16 match ups in which the 2 sets featured are a decade or more apart.  It'll be interesting for me to see if any of the "younger" sets get any kind of love against their older counterparts.

Tale of the tape:

  1.  Set Size:  1965 has 598 cards.  1978 has 726 cards
  2.  Key RCs:  1965  Steve Carlton, Tony Perez    1978  Eddie Murray, Molitor/Trammell
  3.  Cost of complete set in NM condition:  1965  $5000      1978  $200
  4.  Number of cards with high book at $100 or more:   1965: 7       1978:0
Blogs:

1965 Topps  vs  1978 Topps  [edit:  thanks to Jim From Downingtown who pointed me to the updated '78T blog]  


Please comment with your vote on this post.  I'm not going to try the poll widget again this week.
Remember, comments earn entries into the end of the tournament prize giveaway.   You don't have to write a novel for your comment if you don't want to, a vote for either set works as well.  

Thanks for reading, and voting!   Robert

21 comments:

  1. 1965 for sure. Better design and more iconic

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  2. No brainer for this baby boomer, 1965. First one that was easy.

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  3. 1965.

    There is a new 1978 blog that was started last year:

    http://1978toppsbaseball.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you Jim! I didn't see that one when I searched for 78 blogs. I have updated the link to the newer blog.

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    1. What I meant to say was, my vote is for 1978. I'm a post-boomer, so that was my first set I ever collected as a 6-year-old.

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  5. As much I love late 70's cardboard, I have to vote 1965.

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  6. Although I have a soft spot in my heart for 1978 (I'm the guy doing the 1978 blog), I have to vote for 1965. It's one of my favorites.

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  7. Though '78 is no slouch, '65 is my favorite Topps set ever. I'll be voting for '65 all the way.

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  8. I would have to agree with most people and say the '65 set.

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  9. Well as guilty as I feel about urging you to collect the much more expensive set, 1965 easily over 1978.

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  10. Doesn't seem like much of a fair fight. 65 is a sweet set, but yeah, a lot more cash.

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  11. Since someone already said '78, my contrarian streak can rest in peace. Obviously '65. Though I do think '78 is an underrated gem.

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  12. I've gotta go with 65. I never collected the 65 set but I didnt really care much for the 78 set after the great earlier 70's sets.

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  13. Heritage has burnt me out on 1965 at the moment, so I am voting for 1978.

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  14. 1965 in a landslide. It's older. It's cooler. Did I say it was older? Love it.

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  15. Thankfully it's not my money we're spending here. 1965 all the way.

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