1964 Topps

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Apr 4, 2019 - 11:15AM
Phil

The key Rookie of this nice looking set is Phil Niekro.Tony Larussa, Lou Pinella, and Tommy John are some of the others. Pete Rose and Willie Stargell make their first regular card appearances.

Jan 18, 2019 - 3:52PM
Testudo

This was the first baseball card packs I opened at 11 years old. It was cool and easy to collate by teams since the team name was on top. My Dad moved to the Washington, DC area from the San Francisco area after retiring from the military in 1963. So I was a huge fan of Willie Mays but also of Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris. My new team became the Washington Senators. So I had fun building Senators, along with Giants and Yankees team sets. I had the whole set completed at one time and like many I lost track of it. The other thing with these packs is that they came with player coins. My friends and I used to throw them in the pool and dive for them and they eventually rusted out. So I'm embarking on completing a new Senators set and my first card is the manager, Gil Hodges.

Apr 5, 2018 - 2:33PM
ghankstewart

Just joined the group and this was the first pack of cards I opened. My Dad had taken me to Connie Mack Stadium (aka Shibe Park) on a June Saturday to see the Phillies host the Giants; my first baseball game at age 7 (nearly 8!) The Phils lost 4-2. On the walk back to the car, we stopped at a drugstore and I bought a pack of '64 Topps. The only card I remember from that pack was Jim Davenport, and I remember because he had played in the game!

Jun 11, 2016 - 11:47AM
RoundtheDiamond87

This was the last of the '60s Topps sets that I started collecting.

Jun 11, 2016 - 11:47AM
RoundtheDiamond87

This was the last of the '60s Topps sets that I started collecting.

Sep 23, 2013 - 2:59PM
NJDevils

I collected this set and the coins that were inserts. I eventually placed the coins in a red leather pencil case (remember those?) and found them about 25 years later. They weren't called "inserts" back then, just "coins that came with the set".

May 11, 2013 - 10:15PM
unclefloyd

This was the first Set I started after buying cards at the little league snack shop or the local corner store. Back in San Diego in 1964 we did not have MLB except the Dodgers up north so once little league was over the stores stopped buying cards, so as a kid I had no way of getting any higher series cards back then.

It took about 18 years but I finally put the set together upgrading worn cards for NM when I could find them at shows and stores. Back in the day of course we would use some of our favorites in the spokes of our bikes (heard that a few times) but I did save my favorites like Mantle, Kaline, Yaz, Killebrew, Aaron and Mays but other lesser favorites got eaten up pretty quick. Very proud moment when I finally finished the set.

May 4, 2013 - 7:41PM
EchoHawk

This set was the first one I started opening packs of. We did the usual things for kids at the time, traded them, played various games to win cards.

Yes, the most fabulous of all, use them in the spokes of our bicycles. I as many did kept them secured with a rubber band. The thickest, widest almost industrial size one I could find.

Started to serious collect them in 1967. Started to put them in a shoe box and used socks to prevent them from moving. The rest of the story is a heart-breaker, so there's no need to continue...

  

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