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Old 07-25-2014, 07:48 PM
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Hi guys,
I'm just looking for some opinions on what set might be most interesting to build from the 1960's. With enough variations and tough cards to keep it interesting.

I've been into pre-war, but I'm finding myself wanting a set of players I have seen play when I was a kid. Lol.

In looking, I kinda like the look of the 1961's and the 1967's but are they to tough to build at about a grade 7-8?

I don't see May 61 or 67 cards for sale on this board though.

Thanks for any feedback guys!
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Old 07-25-2014, 09:37 PM
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As a 60's guy, I will give you my vote:

1) 1963 - condition challenging, more variations seem to be coming out. 2 high number series
2) 1967 - highs very challenging, selected semi highs as well first 5 series can be had without a lot of difficulty, great looking set
3) 1961 - As I'm finding out first hand, high are very stuff condition wise.

For easy try 65,68 or 69.

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Old 07-25-2014, 09:50 PM
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If you're looking for an attractive set with LOTS of variations but sort of affordable, you can't go wrong with 1969. You might have to have a hankerin' to buy photos of men without caps, but there's nothing wrong with that.

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Default 60's sets

If you want a tough challenge then I would suggest 67T, 66T, and 61T in that order. If you are looking for an easy set to build with lots of HOF guys try 64, 65, 69...
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Bob-- do you have a checklist of 1960s Topps "capless and "cap-lessing" cards ?
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Bob-- do you have a checklist of 1960s Topps "capless and "cap-lessing" cards ?
It's "capless" and "uncapless". Geez.
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Old 07-26-2014, 11:18 AM
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Thanks for the great feedback guys!

I'm kind of leaning toward the 1967 Topps set but it sucks that it has no Koufax individual card. . Seaver and Carew kind of bring it back though.

How have prices held over say the last 3-5 years? Are prices stale or up and down any for 60's cards in general?

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Old 07-26-2014, 02:55 PM
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Luis,

I know you said "cards". Re"card"less, the most interesting set of the 60s that I've ever encountered, one stacked and steeped with variations, short prints, toughies, Sandy Koufax, and even Maury Wills is the 1962 Salada coins. PSA grades them, and there is a modest number of participants in its respective Set Registry listing.

At this point, I hardly think outsiders will flow through with cases of unsold product, though a box of Salada Tea or Junket Desert with the product baseball coin blurb and any coins resting undisturbed within, would sell quickly as display pieces to complement a collector's coin collection.

True, there are some players who were not included but should have been (Drysdale, Musial), as is true for most any set. The Salada coin series was never meant to have every player. Re"card"less, I love them intensely, and can honestly say they've given me much happiness and fulfillment in my sports collecting.

Hope you eventually select a set you'll find gratifying. By the way, if you opt for the 1967 Topps series, a great one, look for Bob Lemke's name on here. He's done a fantasy card of a 1967 TOPPS Sandy Koufax. Bob doesn't mess around; his work is excellent. His fantasy stuff has made many dream cards come true.

Wishing the best, Luis. --Brian Powell

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I had this same dilemma and picked the 1968 set. Really happy I did. Cheap high numbers, two dynamite rookies and a great insert set ( game). Love the puzzle all stars too.
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1965 looks fantastic and the high numbers aren't problematic. As others have said, '61 and '67 are a nightmare due to the 'regular' high numbers and the high number HOF'ers. How about 1962? A very cool looking set that's attainable, too.
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1965!!
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I agree with Nate's suggestions in the exact same order.
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I agree with Nate's suggestions in the exact same order.
Ahhh, very wise!!
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Default Nate has it right!

Great list for 3 tough ones and then 3 achievable/easy ones. I would start with the 64 set.

As an oddball collector how about these three smaller sets:

Post 61-63 and Jello 62-3: condition is not a factor; endless variations; you can find them in a lot of places; it will take you 3-5 years to finish.

1968 Topps Milton Bradley: only 77 cards, condition is impossible, will take you 2-3 years to finish the set.

Fleer 63: 67 cards total, much more fun to collect card by card especially putting together a midgrade set, avoid the temptation to "cheat" and buy a large lot, this will take a few years also.

Always fun to piece things together bit by bit....
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Hi all, thanks for the feedback and guidance. The 67 set just pleases my eye so I'm taking the plunge. I got my first one today.
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Those 67T high numbers are going to be a real challenge in high grade!!! And I love a good challenge!!! Best of luck
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I recommend the 1960 set.
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1967 Topps is a good choice IMO. Really nice looking cards, and as you stated, you wanted a challenge, with the high numbers etc.
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67's are fantastic. It is my second favorite set of the 60's (after 1963). I'm working on an ex-mt raw set, and I'm about 75% done. I think you'll have a lot of fun, but those high numbers are going to be pricey in PSA 7-8.
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Now that is a great start! Awesome card of Gibson.
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Really sweet Gibby!
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The '68 set is a good selection, and that's a killer Gibson.

These guys went the route of analysing scarcity and condition issues, as well as high set expense. I was going to go another direction. For me, set collecting is partially driven by those factors, but visual appeal, and ultimately the players included have a bigger influence on my decision making.

For instance, if I were a big Cubs fan, the '61 set would be a no brainer with rookie cards of Billy Williams and Ron Santo, while having both a standard issue and an MVP card of Ernie Banks. Giants fans would like the set, too, with Juan Marichal's rookie card, and the second Willie McCovey card.

There are a lot of ways to look at it, and again, this isn't the only set from the 60s you may ever build. So you can't go wrong. Work on the '68 set, and when you want a break, maybe buy a card or two from whatever the next set you build might be.

Ultimately, you're going to have fun no matter how you go about it, right? And that's why we're all here.

Good luck, Luis! I look forward to seeing your set grow.
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I like 1968. Good mix of new players. Bench Caree Seaver Ryan .... And old ....Mantle Banks Mathews Maris
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