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

Chicago Cubs Checklist

Number Player
25 Ernie Banks
47 Bob Will
66 Cuno Barragan RC
89 Barney Schultz RC
119 Danny Murphy
119A Danny Murphy/Green Tint
170 Ron Santo
170A Ron Santo/Green Tint
191 Jim Brewer
191A Jim Brewer/Green Tint
240 George Altman
264 Dick Ellsworth
274 Sammy Taylor
288 Billy Williams
309 Moe Morhardt RC
325 Luis Aparicio
359 Bobby Locke
372 Jack Curtis
387 Lou Brock RC
446 Don Elston
458 Bob Buhl M on Cap
458A Bob Buhl Plain Cap
461 Ken Hubbs RC
477 Andre Rodgers
495 Don Cardwell
546 Moe Thacker SP
552 Chicago Cubs TC
557 Bob Anderson SP
585 Glen Hobbie SP
597 Rookie Parade SP

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! :)