Thursday, January 13, 2011

1963 Topps

Number of Cards

576 cards in the 1963 Topps collection included 30 Cubs players and 1 variation.

Size of Cards

The size of the cards are standard-size 2 ½ x 3 ½

Basic Features

Although the number of cards in 1963 Topps decreased to 576, this was one of the most popular sets of the decade. The card fronts feature a large color player photograph with a smaller black and white portrait located inside a circle at the bottom of the card. The players' names, team and position are also located along the bottom in a color box. The backs contain the typical statistical information along with a cartoon and a short biography.

The set's rarest and most valuable issues are the high-number Series 7 (#523-576) and Series 6 (#447-522).

To prevent purchasing a false piece of history, always get a professionally graded card from a recognized provider. In the future, graded cards will be significantly more valuable.

Chicago Cubs 1963 Topps Checklist

Number Player
3 NL Home Run Leaders
15 Ken Hubbs UER
31 Cal Koonce RC
54A Rookie Stars 1962
54B Rookie Stars 1963
58 Bob Will
81 Jim Schaffer
95 Larry Jackson
113 Don Landrum UER
175 Bob Buhl
193 Andre Rodgers
212 Glen Hobbie
222 Chicago Cubs TC
242 Power Plus
252 Ron Santo
272 Danny Murphy
287 Dick Bertell
309 Jim Brewer
329 Lindy McDaniel
353 Billy Williams
380 Ernie Banks UER
399 Dick Ellsworth
416 Alex Grammas
452 Barney Schultz
459 Dick LeMay
464 Ken Aspromonte
472 Lou Brock
489 Paul Toth RC
515 Don Elston
532 Steve Boros
557 Cuno Barragan

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