I have been pretty active over the last few weeks trying to make progress and/or finish off some 2013 collection goals. I set a goal to finish up at least 5 of the 10 Giants Topps team sets from the 60s. I have posted my 1969 and 1965 sets already. This 1962 set took some real work and bargain hunting to finish it up within my budget.
From a book value perspective, there are 3 really big cards, #18 Managers Dream (Mays and Mantle), #300 Willie Mays and #544 Willie McCovey (short print and high number). This team set also includes a Gaylord Perry rookie, a Mays All Star, an AL and NL Homer Kings card with Orlando Cepeda and Roger Maris, and Juan Marichal's 2nd year card. A beast to complete but now that it is finished one of my favorites in my Giants collection.
First I will show off my more recent finds up close:
So those were the final 6, here is the team set in all it's glory: