1963 Topps

Set Type: Primary
Card dimensions: 2½” x 3½”
Inserts: Peel-Offs.
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.

7


13
29[a]

29[b]

32
56
71
91
132
139
161
192
221
241
268
283
305
318
341[a]
341[b]
366
385
404
434
455
478
512
529
549

551
553

571

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)
Tony González
Dennis Bennett
Bobby Wine
Dallas Green
Jack Hamilton
Earl Averill
Frank Torre
Clay Dalrymple
Cookie Rojas
Billy Smith
Don Demeter
Roy Sievers
Don Hoak
Gene Mauch (Manager)
Jack Baldschun (White slash across body in inset photo; SP)
Jack Baldschun (Slash repaired with red mottling)
Tony Taylor
Art Mahaffey
Bob Oldis
Johnny Callison
Ruben Amaro, Sr.
Paul Brown
Cal McLish
Wes Covington
Marcelino Lopez (1963 Rookie Stars subset; w/ Lovrich of Athletics, Plaskett of Pirates, & Ratliff of Twins)
Billy Klaus
John Herrnstein (1963 Rookie Stars subset; w/ Davis of Colt .45s, Gosger of Red Sox, & Stargell of Pirates)
Johnny Klippstein
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3 responses to “1963 Topps

  1. Your columns aren’t lined up right in this post starting with the way the #13 lines up with the word “Reds)”, so everything appears to be off by one card number. Not sure whether you can fix a post after it’s been up posted….

    Anyway, one great thing that Topps does in Heritage sets is tries to match up cards from the original set to the new set as well as they can. Maybe I read this on your blog or maybe somewhere else, but Ryan Madson, like Jack Baldschun in that both were coming off a year in which they were the Phillies closer, is also card #341 and also has a “white slash” variation card in the 2012 Heritage set. Unfortunately the Phillies screwed up the best laid plans of Topps letting Madson go to the Reds. Coincidentally, Baldschun also went to the Reds, although a few years later.

    • It looked fine in my browser, but I tweeked the code so that it should be fine on any browser. Please let me know if that corrected the problem or if I created any new alignment issues with the tweek (again, everything appears to line up correctly in my browser).

  2. It is lining up correctly now.

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