Thursday, February 21, 2013

2013 Topps Heritage the Originals - 1964 Topps League Leaders Cards

There are a couple of subsets in 1964 Topps, the first of which numerically are the League Leaders cards.

1964 Topps #11 NL League Leaders RBI

Last year Night Owl Cards put together bit of analysis of the league leaders card. To me this olympic podium design is the best. Decent size picture of the overall leader followed by two smaller pix of the runner up and third place finishers.

The LL cards in 1964 fit the overall design well. The two fonts on the card title are similar to the rookie cards and the player name plates carry over the feel of the base cards.

There are 12 League Leader cards in 1964 Topps. 1 card per league for each of 6 categories ERA, Pitching (Wins), Strikeouts,  Batting (avg), HR,  and RBI

For the Collector

The above LL card was picked up at a card show last year for $2. It is in ok condition, not bad for the price of a 2013 retail pack you get a vintage card with Hank Aaron in the lead spot! - that is like stealing. Low recent ebay auction closed at $1.54 shipped. A graded PSA 9 card was the Hi end at $308.00.

Prior 1964 Topps the Originals Postings 
1964 Topps Design (Ray Culp, Lou Brock, Gus Triandos) 

More info on 1964 Topps
The full series is in the process of being covered at the 1964 Topps Blog 
The Phillies Room has a posting on the 1964 Topps Phillies as part of the ongoing Topps Phillies Series.

Other Sources
Bob Lemke's Standard Catalog of Baseball Cards 
Surf Baseball Card Collectiblies, Philadelphia Phillies 

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