Thursday, March 13, 2014

2013 Collection Goal Update - 1963 Topps Giants Team Set

This is the final 1960's Giants team set that I completed last year.  I am hoping to finish off the last 3 team sets in 2014 but I haven't made any progress.  Two of the cards go for big bucks and for some reason I haven't put any effort into the 5 cards I need for the 1961 set.  But let's not dwell on current failures but celebrate some past success.

At the start of 2013 I still needed a big chunk of the team set so without further ado, here are the cards added in 2013.
Billy O'Dell and a Colt 45 get to join 3 HOF legends on this Strikeout leader card.  Love me some floating heads.

Speaking of floating heads, 2 Giants featured on these 2 cards.  Every time I see one of these I thank my lucky stars that Pete Rose's card doesn't feature a Giant.

A very cool dual player card featuring 2 somewhat lesser know stars from the 60s.  I am on the lookout for any of these multiplayer cards that I don't have, regardless of who they feature.

A nice pair of Alou brothers cards, all 3 brothers typically look quite happy on all their cards and these two do not disappoint.

I remember Amalfitano as a Giants coach when I was growing up, this blue and orange combo is one of my favorites from this set.

I mentioned the happiness of the Alou brothers, Carl not so much.

Poor Mr. Coker, not the most flattering big, color photo but loving the small picture in the catchers gear.

Jim is the highest numbered card in the team set and was kinda tough to track down.

The first, and only, big star I needed on this team set.  This card has been reprinted and it is one of my favorites from the set.

The insert photo is a nice grip photo.  I know there are a couple grip collectors out there, this may be a nice vintage card to target.

The last card I picked up to finish it up was the team card, for some reason that seems appropriate.

Here is the entire team set with a couple bonus stamps at the end, enjoy:


  1. What a group of sweet cards, not sure why Topps can't seem to nail a base set like this.

  2. "Lesser known". Oh you and I are having a throw down now. :)

    1. LOL, I was wondering if you saw that.

  3. That Marichal card=fabulous. Wonderful team set. I like seeing them all together like that.

    That last full page, let's see... Marichal, McCovey, Cepeda, a sweet Pagan card, two brush-cut dudes, a team card, floating heads and a Polo Grounds pose.... thats good stuff.