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View Poll Results: Considering artwork and players only (not market value), which set is your favorite?
Bowman Baseball 1948 0 0%
Bowman Baseball 1949 2 1.14%
Bowman Baseball 1950 1 0.57%
Bowman Baseball 1951 7 4.00%
Bowman Baseball 1952 1 0.57%
Bowman Baseball 1953 (Both Color and Black & White Combined) 16 9.14%
Bowman Baseball 1954 1 0.57%
Bowman Baseball 1955 5 2.86%
Topps Baseball 1951 (Both Red Backs & Blue Backs Combined) 0 0%
Topps Baseball 1952 10 5.71%
Topps Baseball 1953 15 8.57%
Topps Baseball 1954 11 6.29%
Topps Baseball 1955 5 2.86%
Topps Baseball 1956 31 17.71%
Topps Baseball 1957 15 8.57%
Topps Baseball 1958 2 1.14%
Topps Baseball 1959 3 1.71%
Topps Baseball 1960 3 1.71%
Topps Baseball 1961 1 0.57%
Topps Baseball 1962 3 1.71%
Topps Baseball 1963 3 1.71%
Topps Baseball 1964 0 0%
Topps Baseball 1965 4 2.29%
Topps Baseball 1966 1 0.57%
Topps Baseball 1967 14 8.00%
Topps Baseball 1968 3 1.71%
Topps Baseball 1969 3 1.71%
Topps Baseball 1970 1 0.57%
Topps Baseball 1971 14 8.00%
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Old 12-15-2018, 03:10 PM
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What is your favorite baseball card set among the following Topps and Bowman issues?
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Old 12-15-2018, 10:31 PM
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I fell in love with 1954 Topps as a kid. I've assembled and broken it up a few times. For my money, the best designs and images of the Topps golden age.

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Old 12-16-2018, 07:45 AM
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About 4 and a half years ago, when I was getting back into the hobby, I quickly decided that I wanted to complete a signed postwar era set. I narrowed it down to a few finalists (1953, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961 and1967), and sent some singles out from each TTM. As they came back, I was struck by the detail of the oil paintings of the 1953s, and, being a history dork, the amount of it the men had lived through (Wayne Terwilliger was a Marine who landed at Saipan, Tinian and Iwo Jima; Mickey Grasso was captured by the Germans at Kasserine Pass and spent two years as a POW, etc). It was also the last set to feature the Boston Braves, as the move was announced after the first two series were printed. I picked that as the set to complete and never looked back. As a Red Sox fan, my only gripe is there is no Ted Williams, because of Korea.
Signed 1953 Topps set: 239/274 (87.23 %)
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Old 12-16-2018, 08:07 AM
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Mine is the 55 Bowman with 53 Topps being a close second.
T210 Series 3 Ft Worth, looking for low end examples and especially ones with a Y shaped hole punch. I also have some extra T210's for trade.
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Old 12-16-2018, 08:40 AM
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1956 Topps all the way with 1963 Topps a close second for obvious reasons.
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Old 12-16-2018, 10:09 AM
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1953 Topps

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Old 12-16-2018, 10:37 AM
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My first memories of cards come from the Topps 1958 set. A girl in my neighborhood on Long Island had some and I remember them distinctly (her less so )

The next year, 1959 I received cards in my basket at Easter. I was hooked on them and spent every cent I could come up with on buying more of them. I have been a collector, to some extent at least, ever since. That '59 set will always be my favorite.
My hobby blogs: Five Tool Collector 1959 Topps Baseball 1958 Topps Baseball 1960 Topps Baseball

Current Projects: 1961, 1971, 1975 and 1976 Topps Baseball, 1953 Bowman Football

Player Collections: Billy Pierce, Charles Bender, Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson, Elston Howard, Mike Cuellar Always looking for unique Billy Pierce items
I used to care, but things have changed.
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Old 12-16-2018, 12:41 PM
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While I love all 1956 to 1960 Baseball cards, and like very much all the rest, I am going with 1956 Topps.
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Old 12-16-2018, 01:34 PM
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I've always thought that the '56 set was the apotheosis of the Topps bubble gum era. Yeah, I realize it's a bandwagon set these days and that everyone loves it, but my opinion was formed back in the late 1980's when there was a lot less hobby literature at least that I could readily get my hands on as a kid. The Clemente from that set might as well be card porn, it's incredible. Beyond that I don't think there is really a bad looking card in the set. Also just something about how the colors pop, and the way the action photos still have a vintage look to them because they were tinted. The Carl Furillo is another one, head shot with the brown collar from his warmup jacket showing, and the action shot is him scoring on Yogi Berra in the '53 World Series.

Beyond that on this list, I'd have to probably say '67 Topps because it's just such a clean and uncluttered look. The stars from that set just jump out at you and they are all classic.

Those are my 2 favorites, but all in all - there are attributes from just about all 50's and 60's Topps sets that I love. '62 Topps is another. I love that look of the peeled back photo on the wood grain and then BOOM there are the names. Subtle but bold at the same time. Ryne DUREN. Mickey MANTLE. Classic.
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Old 12-16-2018, 05:45 PM
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For me, '54 Topps all the way. When they are all assembled in a binder, the colors really pop. Mays, Jackie, Duke..RC's of Kaline, Banks, Aaron and Ted Williams book ending the set..I love it. My only gripe is no Mantle or Stan and too many manager cards, but still my favorite.
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