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Old 03-14-2013, 03:56 PM
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Default Which regular issue Topps set is your favorite/least favorite.

I really dislike the 73 topps set. My favorites are a 3 way tie 52(of course) 60 and 72. Yours? Chime in. Dave
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My favorite is the 1963 set. I love the colors and it includes the Pete Rose RC.

My least favorite is all of the recent sets that have the same boring white border.
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Favorites (in order): 1967, 1957, 1952
Least Favorite (in order): 1973, 1977, 1974
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Favorites: 1952, 1955, 1957

Least Fav's: 1979, 1980, 1977

I have no love for the "newer " cards.
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Favorites in order:

'71
'67
'65
'56
'70

Least favorite
'61
'73
'57
'58
'59

IMO Topps best runs were '54-56 and '65-67, their worst '57-62.
'57 has a good design but the photography is so muddy, a problem that plagues the '61 set as well. The photography is '73 is just bad- bad lighting, bad composition, bad everything. Reggie Jackson's card is a prime example.
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Like 1958,1965,1971
Dislike 1959,1968,1974
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Like: 54, 55, 60, 75
Dislike: 64, 68, 72, 73, 74
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Least favorite: 1973, 1976

Favorite: 1953, 1967
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My favorites: 1980, 1971, 1956, 1974. I don't know why, I've always loved the '80 set.

Least favorite: probably 1962. Ugh.
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Seems to be a lot of hate for the 1973 set. I actually kinda like it. I really like the Clemente, for sentimental reasons.
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Seems to be a lot of hate for the 1973 set. I actually kinda like it. I really like the Clemente, for sentimental reasons.
Thanks Stache...I agree, I really like the 73s. Action shots, clear clean cards...


Favorite 50's sets - 54 & 57 & 59
Least Favorite 50's set - 58

Favorite 60's sets - 65 & 66 & 69
Least Favorite 60's set - 62

Favorite 70's sets - 70 & 73 & 76
Least Favorite 70's set - 72


Of all the sets I think 57 Topps is my favorite, they just have that CLASSIC look of an era I long to be part of. The worse set by far is 72's, I just can't stand them. I am almost done with the set and the reason it's taking so long is it's really hard to spend a dime on them. It is also one of the hardest to put together...ugly high series cards, trophy cards in the high series (really, trophy cards??), and for every start you have a dang In Action to get as well. And those In Actions shots are terrible...Aaron jogging? Clemente whining? ANYTHING after 1980 is garbage, even though I do own 81-90, and I have no idea why. Really, no idea.
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Favorites: 56, 67, 80
Least: 62, 68, 79
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My favorite is definitely the 1972 set. I love all the 'in action' shots--especially the Tito Fuentes, Bobby Bonds and Roberto Clemente--and the cool 'Traded' high numbers. I know it's psychedelic looking and all, but I can't for the life of me figure out why there isn't more love for the '72s.

The worst, by far, to me is the abomination known as the 1958 Topps set. Yowza. The only saving grace are the very cool looking 'all star' cards...but there's only a handful of them.
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Like a lot of collectors, it's hard to choose one. I'm a fan of 1955, 1956, 1957, 1967 and 1971.

Not a fan of 1958, 1961, 1963, 1966 and 1972.

As a kid, I loved the '56s because of the action shots and for the same reason, the '71s and '73s. Most of the action shots on the '73s you wouldn't see even on modern cards. Only recently did I realize that the cropping and photo choice for the '73 set is suspect. Lots of guys are facing the wrong way and Joe Rudi is not among any of the people pictured on his own card.

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Favorites--1957 and 1967...tie

Less so--1973

But, it worries me some that I seem to agree with Jeff
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Favorites: '56, 71, & 61 (not really sure why on that year)

Least: '74 & '67
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My Topp 5 are 1967, 1965, 1976, 1971, 1956

Bottom 5 are 1979, 1970, 1958, 1973, and most everything after 1995.
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1972 is by far my favorite
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Favorites: 1966 and 1961

Least: 1973 and 1978
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My Least favorite:

1950's : 58, runner up 59
1960's : 68, runner up 60
1970's : 70, runner up 79

My most Favorite:

1950's : 55, runner up 57
1960's : 67, runner up 69
1970's : 73, runner up 72. I actually like all the 70's especially 71 thru 78. 72 is sentimental since that is the first year I collected as a kid.

I genuinely like 73's at least as much as any 70's set. Simple design, nice font, cool icons for positions, even the pitcher's icons differentiated LHP and RHP. Plus alot of the photography is really cool imo. I guess that is the first year topps included actual action photos as the main card for many players in the set. Love the Clemente in the 73's as well. Thought it was a fitting shot with his face in shadows.
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Faves from my yute: 71, 72 and then 70 (not as purty but the first year I collected in force as a kid) - 71 and 72 are neck and neck but I think the 71's get the nod

Faves before that: 52, 55, 67, 57, 63

A design that has grown on me: 69

Least fave: 58, 68, 64

Design I used to like more: 59
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:36 PM
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best - 1965
worst 1959 and 1960
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By decades:

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1953
1967
1971

Least fav:
1959
1968
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You guys who put down the 59 set should be taken out to the woodshed
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Favorite: 1952...though chasing down that set is too expensive for my budget.

Least favorite: Within the scope of this forum (Pre-1980) - I like 'em all!

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Favorite in order:

1972, 1956, 1971 and 1973 (73 and 72 were the first years I seriously collected them...so just for that reason....plus gotta give the homely 73's some love......)

Least Fav:

1978

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Like the 62 set year I was born, 71 set, 58 topps great colors,hate 57,70,76
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Favorites of the

50's -- 57
60's -- 67
70's -- 77
80's -- 83

Least Favorite of the

50's -- 58 and 59. When Topps re did the 58's for heritage I really liked that
60's -- 64 -- Topps Heritage this year just reinforced that
70's -- 70
80's -- On design Basis 84, On sheer over production 1988.

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Here's my list:

Favorites in order: 1953, 1965, 1972

Least favorites in order: 1973, 1979, 1978.


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I even like the newer stuff still, but rather put money towards vintage so my breakdown for era would be:

Like
50s: 53 and 56
60s: 61 and 63
70s: 71 and 79
80s: 84 and 89 (this is more about sentiment, I liked the 89 set when I was a child)
90s: 93 and 96
00s: 05 and 09

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57
67
72
87
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1954
1963
1971


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These kind of threads always drive me nuts, decision-wise. So I'll just name a minimum.

Like:
1955
1965

Dislike:
1961

I have trouble identifying cards after 1971, since I became disinterested at that point, but I will give a "like" honorable mention on the 1973, which seems to be getting a conflict of opinion. They are clean, sleek, streamlined and uncluttered.
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