Tuesday, August 31, 2010

1961 Topps

1961 Topps returned to a standard vertical format and grew to 587 cards using the now standard format of 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 (inches). Topps went crazy with specialty cards for the first time. Checklists (apart from team cards), League Leaders, and Topps Rookie All-Star trophies started with this set. The cards were printed in black and Army green on a dark colored card stock, which makes them pretty hard to read, even when they are in great condition. The backs don’t contain paragraphs, just “blurbs”.



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1961 Cub season
Team Record:64-90, Finished 7th in National League
Attendance:673,057 (7th of 8)



Team Accomplishes
1st in at bats 5344
1st in total bases 2232
2cd in walks 539
2cd in doubles 238
2cd in triples 51
3rd in homers 176



Team Home Runs: 176 3rd NL
Team ERA: 4.48 7th NL
Team Fielding: .970 8th NL
Home Run Leader: Ernie Banks 29
RBI Leaders: George Altman 96
Stolen Base Leader: Richie Ashburn 7
Victories Leader: Don Cardwell 15
ERA Leader Starting: Don Cardwell 3.82
ERA Leader Relief: Barney Schultz 2.70


12 Moe Thacker 3.00

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27 Jerry Kindall 3.00

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35 Ron Santo rookie 50.00

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43 NL Home Runs: Banks Aaron Mathews Boyer 30.00

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58 Joe Schaffernoth rookie 3.00

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88 Richie Ashburn 20.00

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107 Seth Morehead 3.00

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122 Chicago Cubs Team 8.00

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141 Billy Williams rookie 75.00

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169 Don Elston 300

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196 Ed Bouchee 3.00

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214 Danny Murphy 6.00

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231 Dick Drott 3.00v
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253 Sammy Taylor 3.00

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264 Glen Hobbie 3.00

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283 Bob Anderson 3.00

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302 Al Heist 3.00

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317 Jim Brewer rookie 3.00

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350 Ernie Banks 50.00v
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364 Moe Drabowsky 6.00

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382 Frank Thomas 8.00

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393 Batter Bafflers Cardwell & Hobbie 5.00

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427 Dick Ellsworth 6.00

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441 Dick Bertell rookie 5.00

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448 Del Rice 15.00

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481 MVP-Hank Sauer 10.00

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485 MVP-Ernie Banks 40.00

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493 Don Zimmer 10.00

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512 Bob Will 8.00

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533 Jack Curtis rookie 30.00

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551 George Altman 40.00

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564 Don Cardwell 30.00

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575 Ernie Banks All-Star 75.00

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

1960 Topps

The 1960 Topps baseball card set is one of the more colorful sets ever produced by Topps, and the only time a 2 ½ by 3 ½ horizontal card format was used. The year 1960 was also the first year a player's name appeared on the back of a uniform to help fans identify who was playing. Within the 1960 set are a number of "subsets", beginning with the Sports Magazine Rookie Prospect series then the listed manager cards from each team, Topps All-Rookie team, The coaches even have their own cards, Rounding out the subsets are the Sports Magazine All-Star Selection cards.

10 Ernie Banks $60
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27 Dick Drott $4
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39 Earl Averill $4
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74 Walt Moryn $4
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86 Dick Gernert $4
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93 Art Schult $4
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95 Frank Thomas $8
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125 Dick Ellsworth Rookie $6
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147 Bob Will Rookie $4
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156 Art Ceccarelli $4
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162 Sammy Taylor $4
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182 Glen Hobbie $4
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217 Charlie Grimm $8
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233 Don Elston $4
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248 Del Rice $5
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259 George Altman $4
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277 Harry Bright $4
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294 Tony Taylor $6
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305 Richie Ashburn $25
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337 Cal Neeman $4
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349 Moe Drabowsky $6
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357 Al Schroll $4
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375 Dale Long $10
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412 Bob Anderson $4
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433 Irv Noren $4
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444 Jerry Kindall $8
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457 Cubs Coaches $8
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476 Lou Johnson Rookie $8
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489 Steve Ridzik $8
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504 Seth Morehead $8
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513 Chicago Cubs Team $30
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528 Ben Johnson Rookie $15
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560 Ernie Banks All-Star $75
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