"Today I went to the White Plains show and saw a few 1965 Topps Embossed...Should I do the set or not? I need some help on this one...I liked these guys. Can you tell me a little about these cards? I know nothing about them."
Card #3 -- Max Alvis, Cleveland Indians
The 1965 Embossed is a nice set to collect if you're not overly condition-conscious.
For starters, they're considered ugly by a lot of collectors because the players on the cards really don't look like they guys they're supposed to represent. They're known to be damaged easily (like T205s -- the gold leaf they used to emboss the cards can be chipped easily if you're not careful), so a lot of collectors don't bother with them. The demand is low, so the prices are, too.
With only 72 cards, it's small enough to keep you from spending a fortune on commons. It's also one of the best places to get a Mantle card from his playing days for around $20-25 if you look closely. Good luck on the set if you go after it.