Friday, March 18, 2011


Rob from New York asks:


"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.


  1. Just curious... were these inserted into 1965 Topps baseball card packs as inserts... or were they issued as a stand alone set?

  2. They were issued in wax packs, as part of the first two series.

  3. Thanks... appreciate the info.