Tuesday, September 21, 2010

1962 Topps

The 1962 Topps baseball card set features 598 cards with a distinctive wood-grain frame. These standard size cards measure 2½" by 3½". The subsets for the 1962 Topps baseball cards are as follows:
league leaders (51-60)
Babe Ruth series (135-144)
World Series highlights (232-237)
In Action shots (311-319)
All-Stars (466-475) The All-Star selections provided by Sport Magazine
Rookie Prospects (591-598)

The set's entire second series (the 87 cards numbered 110 through 196) comes in two different variations, the regular issue and the tougher "green tint" version and a blue-sky background version

second series cub players:
119 Danny Murphy
170 Ron Santo
191 Jim Brewer

first printed and distributed without the proper amount of ink for the photographs; the result has been known ever since as the "Green Tint" series, for the sky and dirt in the backgrounds of some cards are decidedly green, rather than blue or brown. All the photos were somewhat out of focus

The entire series was re-printed and re-distributed, with the photo inks in proper proportion. All remaining photos were re-cropped for the re-printing (e.g., some photos were moved a bit to one side, and others moved up or down), thus giving every card in the series an error card.

Within the last series (523-598) there are 43 cards which were printed in lesser quantities; these are marked SP in the checklist below.

Key Rookies:
387 Lou Brock
461 Ken Hubbs

Other Rookies:
66 Cuno Barragan
89 Barney Schultz
309 Moe Morhardt

Short Prints:
546 Moe Thacker SP
552 Chicago Cubs Team SP
557 Bob Anderson SP
585 Glen Hobbie SP

Error cards:
66 Cuno Barragan UER: Name misspelled "Barragon"
458a Bob Buhl- VAR: M on cap
458b Bob Buhl - VAR: plain cap

25 Ernie Banks $75.00
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47 Bob Will $6.00
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66 Cuno Barragan $6.00
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89 RC Barney Schultz $6.00
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119 Danny Murphy $6.00
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170 Ron Santo $25.00
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170 Green tint
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191 Jim Brewer $6.00
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191 Green tint
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240 George Altman $6.00
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264 Dick Ellsworth $10.00
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274 Sammy Taylor $6.00
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288 Billy Williams $25.00
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309 RC Moe Morhardt $6.00
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359 Bobby Locker $6.00
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372 Jack Curtis $8.00
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387 RC Lou Brock $150.00
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446 Don Elston $8.00
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458a Bob Buhl VAR: M on cap $20.00
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458b Bob Buhl VAR: plain cap $60.00
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461 RC Ken Hubbs $30.00
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477 Andre Rodgers $15.00
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495 Don Cardwell $15.00
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546 Moe Thacker SP $30.00
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552 Chicago Cubs Team SP $60.00
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557 Bob Anderson SP $30.00
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585 Glen Hobbie SP $30.00
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Cubs team stats for 1962

Team Record:59-103, Finished 9th in National League

Attendance:609,802 (10th of 10)

Team Accomplishes
1st in stolden bases 50
1st in walks 80
3rd in triples 8

Team Home Runs:126 8th NL
Team ERA:4.54 9th NL
Team Fielding:.997 4th NL

Home Run Leaders:Ernie Banks 37
RBI Leaders:Ernie Banks 104
Stolen Base Leader:George Altman 19
Victories Leader:Bob Buhl 12
ERA Leader:Don Elston 2.44

1 comment:

  1. Wow .... Didn't know that this was the first major set issued by Post and it was on the back of such fine products as Alpha-Bits, Post Toasties, and Grape-Nuts. Cool! :)

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