Monday, September 12, 2011

1963 Topps reverse side

Although card backs are rarely mentioned, the back can be highly fascinating. By offering facts that people might not be aware of, they complete a picture. A treasure trove of interesting, amusing, and practical information on baseball trivia. Children and adults both enjoyed the cartoons on the back. Some of them featured tests on baseball's history or regulations.

The back was done in yellow/gold ink and the contrasting black font and white background. The card number is in the upper left corner, inside a baseball with the word "Topps." There is also a blurb about the player, drawn as a cartoon, and below that is the player's bio and statistics.

Chicago Cubs 1963 Topps Checklist

Number Player
3 NL Home Run Leaders Ernie Banks
15 Ken Hubbs UER (No Position Listed on Front of card)
31 Cal Koonce RC
54A Rookie Stars 1962 Nelson Mathews
54B Rookie Stars 1963 Nelson Mathews RC
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 Ernie Banks
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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