Sunday, February 27, 2011

1967 Topps

Number of Cards

Topps increased its number of cards to 609 in 1967, the most to date. This set had 29 Cubs players.

Size of Cards

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

Basic Features

The front of these card front contains a large color photograph of the player bordered in white. The players name and position is located at the top of the card and the players team is noted at the bottom. In the middle of the card is a facsimile autograph.

1967 Topps backs were done vertically for the first time but the same statistical and biographical information is present along with a cartoon.

Subsets include:

Statistical Leaders (LL)
World Series Highlights (WS)

The checklist (CL) cards included star players head shots on them.
Rookie cards are done by team or league and feature 2 players per card.

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 (534-609)

Card prices increase with each subsequent series.

Short Prints

High Series: 534-609 (scarce)

Chicago Cubs Checklist

Number Player
16 Bill Hands
39 Curt Simmons
70 Ron Santo
87 George Altman
106 Randy Hundley
124 Jim Stewart
148 Adolfo Phillips
168 Ray Culp
171 Cal Koonce
185 Ken Holtzman RC
215 Ernie Banks
256 Bob Hendley
272 Rookie Stars
296 Glenn Beckert
315 Billy Williams
333 Fergie Jenkins
354 Chicago Cubs TC
388 Arnold Earley DP
419 Don Kessinger DP
439 Byron Browne
458 Lee Thomas
481 Leo Durocher MG
497 Ron Campbell RC
524 Felix Mantilla
536 Rookie Stars
552 Ted Savage
576 Rookie Stars
578 John Boccabella
608 Rookie Stars