1965 Topps

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Jun. 11, 2016 - 12:09AM
RoundtheDiamond87

This was the final year of 1 cent wax packs.

Mar. 5, 2016 - 1:53PM
phoward13

I like the 65 set just slightly less than 64, but these were my two years. 1965 was the last year baseball cards were very available in my area and thus my last year of serious collecting. Of note are the many cap less poses and many of these are with the player shown in a uniform even earlier than their current team or the one just traded from. It appears anyone who changed teams since about June of 64 was shown cap less. My theory is that since they were in litigation with the competition at this time they might have pulled back on travel and photography expenses for the 65 set to have the ready cash for a potential payout should they lose the case, or to settle. It did not detract at the time but in subsequent years I wondered.

Jul. 29, 2014 - 2:16AM
HowlingFury

One of the most beautiful designs ever. Truly pieces of art.

Jul. 9, 2014 - 9:36PM
NJDevils

The Houston Colt .45s became the Houston Astros in 1965. On cards numbered 16-31-48-80-109, the pennant logo simply says "Houston" but the players hats have a ".45" on them. Houston cards after this have the word "Astros" on the pennant logos and the logo on the hats is either blacked out or have the new logo. Most of these latter cards have the players hatless.

Jan. 25, 2014 - 1:04PM
lazydog

this is the first pack of cards I ever bought. at the time I was
in little league and being a SF Giants fan, I was wanting to find the great Willie Mays or any Giants player for that matter. just like all of us the excitment and anticipation of opening your first pack was too much to bear! (still feel almost the same today opening a pack)back in those days all packs of trading cards had a big stick of pink bubble gum. after you looked through your cards, you kept your stars for trading and/or keeping, then you took the bench players (commons today) and those went in the spokes of your bike with a clothes pin. Don't remember if Willie was in that first pack, but I remember the gum and riding around with the cards in the spokes.

  

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