Talk:1960s Topps

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1960 Topps Proofs 3 cards standard size
1961 Topps Dice Game (18) standard size b/w test issue cards. Backs have various baseball plays that occur when a certain pitch is called and a specific number of the dice is rolled. Has no copyrights or trademarks.
1961 Topps Magic Rub-Offs (36) 2-1/16 X 3-1/16 in. The tattoos feature theme drawings for each team related to the nickname of the player shown.
1961 Stamps Panels 182 2-stamp panels of the regular stamp set.
1962 Stamp Panels 245 2-stamp panels of the regular stamp set
1963 Mickey Mantle Plaque A 6 X 8 inch plastic plaque designed to look like a wood frame.
1964 Rookie All-Star Banquet (36) Issued as a box set these cards are black and white with red or light blue highlights. Numbered as 'pages' the cards are 3 X 5-1/4 inches. Featured are the rookie all-star teams from 1959-1964 as well as Topps staff and baseball dignitaries who selected the teams.
1966 Punch-Outs 6 prototypes for the 1967 version and measure 2-1/2 X 4-5/8 inches. They are perforated at the center to allow separation of each League's half. The cards feature a b/w photo of a team captain for each team and 35 yellow baseballs that can be removed. The AL has a red background while the NL has blue.
1967 Topps Discs 24 blank back silver foil proofs. Measuring 2-1/4" diameter they were intended to be placed on pin-back buttons. They have a color player portrait with team, name, and position.
1967 S.F.Giants Discs Like the above 'button' sets it was never released and is found usually on silver-foil cardboard squares measuring 2-3/8" square. There are 24 total.
1967 Pin-Ups These are 32 5" X 7" full color pictures that were inserted in packs.
1968 Batter Up Game This insert game was also isued as a box set.
1968 Discs Like the 1967 versions this test set intended to be pins was never released and can be found as uncut sheets. There are 29 players in the set and measure 2-1/4" diameter.
1968 3-D Prototype This prototype card measures 2-1/4 X 3-1/4 inches and has a rubber stamping on the back that says Xograph 3-D. It has square corners where the regular 3-D cards have rounded corners.
1968 Milton Bradley 132 variations of regular issue Topps cards as part of a board game. The variation is the lighter yellow ink on the back.
1969 Decals (48) The decal itself looks like the regular issue card and measures 1 X 2-1/2 inches. The paper backing measures 1-3/4 X 2-1/8 inches.
1969 Bowie Kuhn A special card made for then baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn. Standard sized with thin card stock it shows Kuhn's face with a crown and a baseball uniform drawn around it while the back shows some of his personal data. Libro0 (talk) 00:33, 15 November 2008 (UTC)


Go-Go Buttons (24) These buttons were made in Japan and distributed by Topps in ten cent boxes without gum. The box features a checklist despite the fact the buttons are themselves not numbered. The buttons are made in a way that their designs appear to move. Size: 2-3/8" diameter
Goofy Goggles (12) These items came in a ten cent package bearing the slogan 'Have Fun and Block the Sun' and were made in Japan. The cardboard glasses had slits for the wearer to see through. The package displayed all twelve of the different designs on the back. Size: irregular
Gruesome Greeting Cards (44) These items are done in postcard style with space for an address and stamp next to a mailman sketch and are numbered x of 44. The front designs are done in fluorescent colors accompanied by captions. Size: 2-1/2 X 4-11/16 inches
Jiggly Buttons (24) These items were made in Hong Kong and issued one per paper pack without gum. The cardboard buttons are unnumbered and are all round expcept for a single rectangular one. The 'jiggly' concept comes from the fact that each button has shaped design that projects outward on a spring. Size: various
Stupid Scratch-Offs (44) The cards in this set have a jeopardy style question where on one side you are given the answer and have to guess the question. The question appears on the reverse when a black coating is scratched off. Size: 2-1/2 X 3-1/2 inches
True Fact Series (~5) Checklist: #1 The Story of Baseball and Football, #2 The Wright Brothers, #3 Prehistoric Beasts, #4 Magellan, The Great Explorer, #5 They Served The Nation Size: 2-3/8 X 4-7/16 inches
Libro0 (talk) 06:36, 26 December 2008 (UTC)

Topps Hockey Cards[edit]

I had some of their NHL Hockey cards from circa 1967-68. These were particularly bad example of the "art." Most of the players posed with a jersey over their street clothes, which were all too obvious. WHPratt (talk) 12:45, 24 March 2009 (UTC)