1962 Topps 1962 Topps Baseball Complete Set
VG/EX - 4
The 1962 Topps contains an unusually high 598 cards. The front of each card features a color photo of the player surrounded by a wood grain border. The reverse provides the player's statistical history and biographical information.
The important sub-series for this set include the popular Babe Ruth series, summarizing the life and career of Ruth (135-144), Sporting Magazine All Star Series AL (466-475) and NL (390-399), and Rookie Prospects (591-598). The Rookie Prospects set is particularly hard to find and for the first time Topps put multiple players on each rookie card.
Important rookies for this year include: Boog Powell, Lou Brock, and Gaylord Perry.
Players included in this set that are now in the Hall of Fame: Al Kaline, Babe Ruth, Bill Mazeroski, Billy Williams, Bob Gibson, Brooks Robinson, Carl Yastrzemski, Casey Stengel, Dick Williams, Don Drysdale, Duke Snider, Earl Averill, Early Wynn, Eddie Mathews, Ernie Banks, Gaylord Perry, Hank Aaron, Harmon Killebrew, Hoyt Wilhelm, Jim Bunning, Juan Marichal, Lou Brock, Luis Aparicio, Mickey Mantle, Nellie Fox, Orlando Cepeda, Red Schoendienst, Richie Ashburn, Roberto Clemente, Robin Roberts, Ron Santo, Sandy Koufax, Stan Musial, Walter Alston, Warren Spahn, Whitey Ford, Whitey Herzog, Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Yogi Berra.
The high-dollar cards grade as follows:
#1 Maris: Very Good
#5 Koufax: Excellent
#10 Clemente: Very Good/Excellent
#18 Managers' Dream (Mantle & Mays): Excellent
#50 Musial: Excellent
#53 A.L. Home Run Leaders (Maris & Mantle): Excellent
#200 Mantle: Very Good/Excellent
#300 Mays: Very Good
#318 Mantle IA: Very Good
#320 Aaron: Very Good
#387 Brock RC: Very Good/Excellent
#395 Mays AS: PSA 5 Excellent
#425 Yaz: Excellent
#471 Mantle AS: PSA 4 Very Good/Excellent
#530 Gibson: Very Good
#544 McCovey: Excellent/Mint
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