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View Poll Results: Worst Topps Design 1952-1976
1958 Topps 25 23.15%
1962 Topps 13 12.04%
1965 Topps 6 5.56%
1968 Topps 33 30.56%
1974 Topps 31 28.70%
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Old 07-06-2019, 04:22 PM
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Pretty surprised at the results, to me 64-66 is just a vast wasteland of boring.
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Old 07-06-2019, 05:43 PM
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1959 is nothing but a huge eyesore and 1970 is as boring and drab as it gets. Yawn. I will take the 1965 and 1974 designs any day of the week. Great stuff!!
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Old 07-06-2019, 09:25 PM
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The 1958 is my least favorite design because of its solid background.

But I've always wondered if Topps did that because of the Dodgers' and Giants' move to California, and since the majority of player photos were taken in New York it would have been just too weird to have Ebbets Field and the Polo Grounds in the background. (I don't know if this backs up my theory or not, but their team cards identify them as "1957 Dodgers," "1957 Giants" whereas the other team cards are identified not by date but by city.)
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Old 07-07-2019, 11:09 AM
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To me the worst and the best are back-to-back years! How crazy is that? The worst is 1964 and the best is 1965.
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Old 07-10-2019, 08:23 PM
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My absolute favorite Topps set is outside this era - 1978; it was the first set I ever collected and to my mind will always be cardboard perfection.

IMO the best from this era, in no particular order, are:
1) 65 - love the pennants and bold colors on the front - just feels like what a baseball card should look like;
2) 67 - big photo surface area, sharp looking hi numbers
3) 72 - just finished upgrading my set; it would be better if the lower series had the crisp clarity that the 2 hi series have in both design and photo; I've always been curious as to why the stark difference in appearance exists between the lower and higher series in this set
4) 74 - can't understand the hating on this set - colorful design elements, great action shots
5) 57 - nice big photos unencumbered by intrusive border or other designs

Worst:
1) 68 - nuff said
2) 70 - nothing says fun like the color gray
3) 73 - after 72, what were they thinking??
4) 71 - I will never understand why this set seems to be so revered by so many; when people praise it they often talk about how the black borders make it such a challenge to collect in higher grades as if it's a perk; for pure collectors like myself the black borders are a curse - driving the cost up on drab looking cards
5) 75 - another set that seems to get a lot of love for reasons that elude me. As a kid it was brutal sorting by team when all the bloody borders within each team varied so wildly
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Old 07-11-2019, 10:09 AM
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My absolute favorite Topps set is outside this era - 1978; it was the first set I ever collected and to my mind will always be cardboard perfection.
I'm with you on the 78 set, probably the best set in the 70's. The 76 set is close too though.
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Old 07-12-2019, 12:05 PM
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Due respect but ‘78 is yawn-inducing, and ‘79 may be worse. I like colorful cards, so would again give much love and support to both ‘75, and (the best set of the decade) the mod-squad looking ‘72s. I hated them as a kid who had first started collecting in the 1980’s, but love them now.

Older than that I will also voice opinion for colorful over popular. In this regard, ‘58 and ‘61 Topps are high on my list. Yes, the backgrounds could be be considered dull on 1958 as compared with the ‘57 Topps photos, but truth is the color for the photography on that set was all over the place, and many cards are drab and boring looking to me, with the faded-out background taking up most of the card. At least with ‘58 the color pop is right there. ‘61s get no love because of the missing caps and sometimes boring as all get-out portraits, but there are a number of super colorful cards that just speak to me. Eddie Mathews, Duke Snider, Yogi...and the Aaron base card from that set is an under appreciated work of art, IMO.


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Old 07-12-2019, 12:06 PM
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Hi, I don't mean to change the subject off Topps.

But, has a similar poll been conducted for the Bowman sets from 1948 thru 1955? If so, can someone point me to a link. If not, what do folks think?

I have collected Topps sets from the late 1950s thru 1960s, but am thinking about a Bowman set project.
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Hi, I don't mean to change the subject off Topps.

But, has a similar poll been conducted for the Bowman sets from 1948 thru 1955? If so, can someone point me to a link. If not, what do folks think?

I have collected Topps sets from the late 1950s thru 1960s, but am thinking about a Bowman set project.
A few years ago asked what everyone’s favorite Bowman design was, and the 1953s were the runaway favorite. For my least favorite, probably the 1955s. I really don’t like the wood grain borders; it just feels very dated to me.
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