Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Playing Card Inserts

Here are the 1968 Topps inserts - a deck of 33 playing cards. These cards measure 2 1/4" x 3 1/4". I don't remember which series these were inserted in. Unlike the 1969 deckle-edge insert cards, these cards aren't included on one of the checklists.

If I remember correctly, I got all these cards in 1968, but the Carl Yastrzemski card has not yellowed like all my others have, so maybe I got that one much later.

Notable stars of that time missing from this set are Bob Gibson, Juan Marichal, Willie McCovey, and Lou Brock.

8/30/2013 edit:

Break-down by team:
3 - Pirates, Red Sox, Twins
2 - Phillies, Cardinals, Giants, Astros, Braves, Orioles, Tigers, White Sox
1 - Cubs, Dodgers, Reds, Yankees, Senators, Indians, Athletics, Angels
0 - Mets (Tommy Davis was traded to the White Sox in December '67)


Wrigley Wax said...

Its nice to see the entire set together like you've got them. Thanks! Another notable star that is AWOL is Ernie Banks.

Mike Clark said...

I played with this set constantly - wow, to see them all. I remember distinctly that the Yaz card felt different from the others - stronger card stock - maybe that's the reason it hasn't yellowed with age?