Set Type: Primary
Card dimensions: 2½” x 3½”
Rookie Cards: Ray Culp, John Boozer, Dennis Bennett, Bobby Wine, Cookie Rojas, Billy Smith, Marcelino Lopez, & John Herrnstein.
Additional Information: Topps recycled the design with its 2012 Topps Heritage set, and as part of that offering, Topps repurchased cards on the open market and utilized them as 1963 Buybacks inserts. Additionally, Topps reprinted the Frank Torre and Earl Averill cards for use in its 2012 Topps Heritage Real One Autographs insert set.
The set was recycled in two other instances. Upper Deck’s 2001 Vintage utilizes a very similar design, and the 2006 Topps Wal Mart Chase Utley insert card (#WM17) utilizes the design, albeit poorly. Posts at The Phillies Room and 14,000 Phillies provide additional information on the set.
Although it is well-documented, the Beckett Online Price Guide does not list the Jack Baldschun variations.
|Art Mahaffey (1962 NL Pitching Leaders, w/ Drysdale of Dodgers, Sanford of Giants, Purkey of Reds, O’Dell of Giants, & Jay of Reds)
Phillies Team Card
Ray Culp & John Boozer (“1962 Rookie Stars” error; SP; w/ Ellis & Gonder – both Reds)
Ray Culp & John Boozer (1963 Rookie Stars subset; w/ Ellis & Gonder – both Reds)
Gene Mauch (Manager)
Jack Baldschun (White slash across body in inset photo; SP)
Jack Baldschun (Slash repaired with red mottling)
Ruben Amaro, Sr.
Marcelino Lopez (1963 Rookie Stars subset; w/ Lovrich of Athletics, Plaskett of Pirates, & Ratliff of Twins)
John Herrnstein (1963 Rookie Stars subset; w/ Davis of Colt .45s, Gosger of Red Sox, & Stargell of Pirates)