Sunday, January 21, 2018

1960 Topps World Series Team Sets: Pirates vs Yankees

     As I close in on the 1960 Topps baseball card set, more and more team sets become complete.  I recently acquired card #480: Yogi Berra of the New York Yankees to finish off the World Series contending teams of the 1960 World Series.

     These 2 team sets alone include plenty of superstar names like Mickey Vernon, Roberto Clemente, Bill Mazeroski, Casey Stengel, Bill Dickey, Frank Crosetti, Ralph Houk, Eddie Lopat, Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Elston Howard, Mickey Mantle, and Roger Maris.

     It also includes plenty of other minor star and semi-star names like Danny Murtaugh, Harvey Haddix, Smoky Burgess, Roy Face, Bill Virdon, Bobby Shantz, Gil McDougald, Bill Skowron, Johnny Blanchard, Bobby Richardson, Ralph Terry, Tony Kubek, and Clete Boyer.

  So far, I've completed only 2 sets from the '60s decade--1968 and 1969.  The 1960 Topps set will most likely be my 3rd complete set from the '60s with only 2 affordable cards left to go.  Completing sets from the start and end of this decade will serve like a set of bookends for the decade. 

     Although I did not intend to collect '60s cards this way, the affordability of 1960 Topps set at the time led me to this point.  However, I've noticed a recent uptick in pricing for high-numbered cards in this set that didn't seem to exist when I first started collecting it earlier this decade.  I'm not sure if that'll be a long-term trend or not but I'm glad it's almost over for me. 


1 comment:

  1. Beautiful cards; congratulations on your progress towards the complete 1960 set. I'm choosing to commemorate the 1960 World Series in my collection with some 1961 Topps cards. I'm not shooting for the entire teams, but just a few key players.