Saturday, March 5, 2011

1968 Topps

Number of Cards

The 1968 Topps baseball card set features 598 cards

Size of Cards

Standard size cards, which measure 2½” by 3½”.

Basic Features

The front of these cards featured a color photograph of the player surrounded in a round corner border.
The background outside the border appears to be a burlap fabric design.
The players name is located at the bottom of the card.
The players team and position are also located at the bottom of the card but inside a colored circle.
The backs are vertical just as they were in 1966 with the typical stats, biography and cartoon.

Subsets include

Statistical Leaders (LL)
Checklist cards (CL)
Multiplayer cards (MP)
World Series Highlights (WS)
Rookie cards and the return of All Star cards (AS)

Released in 7 series

Series 1 (1-109)
Series 2 (110-196)
Series 3 (197-283)
Series 4 (284-370)
Series 5 (371-457)
Series 6 (458-533)
Series 7 (534-598)

Short Prints

The high number series (498-598) is slightly more difficult and expensive to collect.

Errors & Variations

356- Ken Holtzman
A- Head centered in circle
B- Hat touching top of circle


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More on the 1968 Topps with pricelist

5 NL HR Leaders 10.00
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9 NL Pitching Leaders 4.00
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11 NL Strikeout Leaders 6.00
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13 Chuck Hartenstein 2.00
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37 Billy Williams 10.00
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60 Ken Henderson 4.00
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83 Joe Strain 2.00
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101 Glenn Beckert 5.00
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119 Ted Savage 2.00
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136 Randy Hundley 4.00
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159 Don Kessinger 5.00
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179 Bill Stoneman 2.00
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184 Lou Johnson 2.00
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202 Adolfo Phillips 2.00
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219 Rob Gardner 2.00
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235 Ron Santo 8.00
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258 Cubs Rookies 2.00
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279 Bill Hands 3.00
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296 Byron Browne 2.00
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321 Leo Durocher 8.00
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339 Rich Nye 2.00
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355 Ernie Banks 30.00
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356A Checklist Ken Holtzman 6.00
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356B Checklist Ken Holtzman 8.00
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366 Ron Santo 6.00
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380 Ken Holtzman 4.00
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382 Ramon Hernandez 2.00
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410 Ferguson Jenkins 12.00
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427 Dick Calmus 2.00
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451 Al Spangler 2.00
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475 Joe Niekro 6.00
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506 Cleo James 4.00
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516 Pete Mikkelsen 4.00
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542 John Boccabella 4.00
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561 Lee Elia 4.00
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591 Dick Nen 4.00
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Topps Action All Star Stickers

Sold in long strips about 15 3/4" tall, 3 1/4" the set comprise of sixteen numbered
stickers and three-paneled stickers
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Topps Giant Stand Ups

There are 24 oversized Stand-Ups in the set at 3 1/8" x 5 1/4"
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Topps Game Card Inserts

Topps Game Card inserts set consist of 33 cards that measure 2 1/4" x 3 1/4"
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Topps Plaks

The Plak measures about 1 1/4" at his widest and 2 1/4" at his tallest and about 1/8" of an inch thick. The two checklists are about 4 inches tall and printed on cardboard. There is one for each league
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Topps Poster Inserts

Topps issued a set of 24 Posters these posters could only be purchased in packs The posters measure 9 3/4" x 18 1/8" because they were folded the posters will have a number crease folds and rips.
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