I love collecting 60s baseball cards. There are good designs and bad ones but *almost* all fun. The problem collecting these cards are the expense and quite a few less of them out there that are in great condition.
1960 Fleer Baseball Cards
The 1960 Fleer Set of Baseball Greats has 80 baseball cards. Not a great looking set and not a horrible looking set either. Maybe this is why it was not overly popular at the time. The set showcases the great retired players from the first half of the 20th Century. This was Fleer's first baseball card set and the start of their "retro" sets. The cards in this set are normally a little less expensive that that of the 1960s Topps. A bonus? Yes, all great players, so a winning set for collectors. All but 5 of the players in the set are in baseball's Hall-of-Fame.
1960 Topps Baseball Cards
The 1960 Topps Baseball Card Set contains 572 cards. The boxy, ugly, yet colorful design and horizontal layout make the cards an easy set to recognize. Colors are randomized on cards. The letters of the players name alters. Each card has a small and large images of the players. Yet all of this makes this a fun set.
Here are the Cards in my collection featured in this post:
DB ID Name Brand Team Year Series # a01235 Mordecai Brown Fleer Chi Cubs 1960 Standard 009 c00090 Art Ceccarelli Topps Chi Cubs 1960 Standard 156 c00091 Lou Johnson Topps Chi Cubs 1960 Standard 476 c00616 Al Schroll Topps Chi Cubs 1960 Standard 357 e00049 Walt Moryn Topps Chi Cubs 1960 Standard 074
Cards I wish I had in my collection:
1960 Topps #560 - Ernie Banks All-Star
1960 Topps #010 - Ernie Banks
Each year I post, I will pick 3 to 9 cards to feature from that year and/or brand. This might make some years a little more difficult than others.