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Old 05-09-2018, 11:04 AM
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1952, 1954, 1957, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1967 & 1971. Is that too many :-)
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Old 05-09-2018, 03:41 PM
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If I had to pick just one, I’d select the 1953 Topps set. I love art-based cards, and the Paige and Mays cards are probably my two favorite Topps cards. Only drawback to me is the facsimile auto on back makes some of the text hard to read. 1957 is my favorite in the now-standard size, and 56 is fantastic

By decade:

60’s - 1966 Topps, with 67 a close runner up. 67 and 68 has my favorite back design of all Topps issues.

70’s - 1971, those black borders are great. The vibrant yellow backs on the O-Pee-Chees I like more than the Topps ones.

80’s - 1987, wood grain perfection.

90’s - pretty weak decade for me. Nothing terrible, but none stand out. Guess I have a soft spot for those ugly bright 1990 borders

00’s - 2000 Topps, love the silver borders. Actually liked 2001’s 50th anniversary set a lot too.

10’s - probably 2010. Very similar year to year for quite awhile now, but pretty solid every season

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Old 05-09-2018, 06:03 PM
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1952, 1954, 1957, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1967 & 1971. Is that too many :-)
Yes Jerry, you have to whittle it down some
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Old 05-09-2018, 06:35 PM
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50s: 52 through 57 are all wonderful, but my favorite is 53. The beautiful paintings and the design are just perfection to me. One of my favorite sets of all time.

60s: 60, 63, 64 and 67 are all in the running, but if I have to pick an absolute favorite, I'll go with....hm. 60, I guess. It's fun and colorful, and I like the side by side shots, similar to the mid 50s sets, and the team logo on the bottom.

70s: 71. Cool design and I dig the black borders. I know everyone loves the 75, but I guess you had to be there. I was an 80s kid. Not crazy at all about the wild colors. I disliked 90 as well, and that was out when I was still in little league, so there you go.

80s: 83 is a great looking set. Another of my all time favorites, and one of the first I started collecting. I also like 84 through 87, but I can take or leave the rest of the decade. That run from 83 to 87 though, produced some memorable designs.

90s: I liked the 91 set quite a bit. Classic style design, and lots of great photos that year. They caught some of the players in cool poses. Ryan, Puckett, Boggs, Clemens and Henderson all come to mind as having stand out cards that year.
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Yes Jerry, you have to whittle it down some
OK ... 1957, 1967 & 1971. This is a tough task for set collectors. And I don't mean the high #'s :-)
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Excellent choices
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at the bottom of the heap
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Old 05-10-2018, 02:31 PM
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Default vote best tops set

This is tough but I would go:

1955 Combines everything you would want in a card (logos, great art, unique design, portrait and action, signatures) with just the right amount of each.

1953 Stunning portraits

1965 The pennants and bright colors

1975 Looks like the 70s felt

1980 Those position and team banner wraps. Classy.
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Old 05-12-2018, 06:50 AM
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My vote would be for the 1967 Topps set. The photography and card design are both outstanding. Second place might just go to the 1971 black border set but there are many candidates.

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Strictly based on eye appeal alone, I am curious what most collectors consider Topps' finest year.

My vote - 1955

And then restrict it to only 1960's - I really like the 1965's.

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Old 05-14-2018, 11:10 AM
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1953 Bowman - Commanding picture.
1955 Topps - First set completed.
1971 Topps - Have many but never completed the set.
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