Saturday, June 21, 2014

What's next?: Round of 16 (5) 1967 Topps vs (12) 1962 Topps


This is the match in the first round that pits two sets that are closest in terms of age, with only a 5 year difference between the two.  I'm going to enjoy following the votes on this one to see how everyone compares these two sets.  The key RCs for both sets feature 4 Hall of Famers in Brock ('85), Carew and Perry ('91) and Seaver ('92).

Tale of the tape:

  1.  Set Size:  1967 has 609 cards.  1962 has 598 cards
  2.  Key RCs:  1967  Tom Seaver, Rod Carew  1962  Lou Brock, Gaylord Perry
  3.  Cost of complete set in NM condition:  1967  $5000      1962  $8000
  4.  Number of cards with high book at $100 or more: 1967: 9   1962: 13 
Blogs:  1967 Topps vs   1962 Topps

Again, another great blog written by Jim from Downingtown is featured, as he is the author of the 1967 Topps blog.   The 1962 blog unfortunately only contains a trio of posts.  However, if you'd like to see Lou Brock's RC, check out this post from  Brian at 30-YOC.

thanks for reading, and voting, Robert

25 comments:

  1. Hmmmm. I'm not particularly big on either set, but '62 will get my vote.

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  2. 1967 has always been one of my favorites. Maybe it has something to do with the skinny border and large photo area. To me it's what baseball cards should look like.

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  3. I gave to go with 67. It's my favorite from the 60's. The high numbers will cost you though

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  4. I'll also vote for the '67 set.

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  5. I want to vote for 67, being Carew and all. But 62 was the original 87, so 62 gets my vote.

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  6. '67 is awesome. I'm gathering up some of those cards even though I don't see any way I can complete it.

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  7. I have to go with 1967. It was the first set I collected as a kid, and I'm 4 cards away from completing the set.

    The '62, '61, and '64 are my least favorite sets of the decade. Nothing jumps out at you.

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  8. '67 gets my vote. I always thought the big team name and large picture on the cards was excellent.

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  9. '67 is my choice, simple with a nice big picture.

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  10. I have to go with the 67 set. I like the large picture, the large team name, and the easily readable player name. The only thing missing is the team logo.

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  11. Wow I am shocked at the vote so far. 1962 is my second favorite Topps set ever and if I had a little more disposable income would be the first pre-80s set I would go for. My vote is for 1962.

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  12. Another tough call. (Aren't they all?) I'll go with '67. Always thought it was a bit underrated.

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  13. I like em both a lot, but think I'll go with '62 to make it less of a blowout. Looks like this round will kill my theory that the most expensive set will always be the top vote-getter.

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  14. I will go with the 62 set. I like the wood borders and the all stars.

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  15. Absolutely 1967. I've always liked this design.

    I've always found 1962 to be a fairly drab set... 1960 is the only thing between 1962 and the "Sixties basement".

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  16. I'm going with the 1962 set. The wood borders remind me of the 1987 set, the first set that got me hooked on collecting.

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  17. 1967 wins for me, without a doubt. It's one of my favorites.

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  18. 1962. I'm a sucker for wood paneling.

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  19. I'm going with 1967 because..............sorry Kate Upton was just on tv and I forget why I picked 1967.

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  20. Vote '67 coz Stock brought his mitt.

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