1962 Topps Baseball Complete Set 4 - VG/EX
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.
Purchased separately the cards in this set have a break-up value of $5,106.55.
The High Dollar Cards in this set include:
- 1962 Topps #594 Rookie Parade - Catchers - Bob Uecker / Doc Edwards / Ken Retzer / Don Pavletich / Doug Camilli: 5 - EX
- 1962 Topps #200 Mickey Mantle: 3 - VG
- 1962 Topps #387 Lou Brock: 4 - VG/EX
- 1962 Topps #544 Willie McCovey: 4 - VG/EX
- 1962 Topps #320 Hank Aaron: 5 - EX
- 1962 Topps #1 Roger Maris: 3 - VG
- 1962 Topps #318 The switch hitter connects - Mickey Mantle: 5 - EX
- 1962 Topps #10 Roberto Clemente: 5 - EX
- 1962 Topps #598 Rookie Parade - Outfielders - Al Luplow / Manny Jimenez / Ed Olivares / Jim Hickman / Howie Goss : 3 - VG
- 1962 Topps #593 Rookie Parade - Pitchers - Jack Lamabe / Craig Anderson / Jack Hamilton / Bob Moorhead / Bob Veale: 5 - EX
- 1962 Topps #18 Managers' Dream - Willie Mays / Mickey Mantle: 3 - VG
- 1962 Topps #471 All-Star - Mickey Mantle: 2 - GOOD
Below is the set breakdown by grade:
|Number of Cards in Set||598|
|Average Grade - Weighted by Value||3.76 - VGEX|
|Average Grade - Unweighted||3.56 - VG+|
|6 - EX/MT||3|
|5 - EX||161|
|4 - VG/EX||24|
|PSA 4 - VG/EX||1|
|3 - VG||388|
|2.5 - GD+||6|
|2 - GOOD||14|
|1.5 - FAIR||1|
|Price If Purchased Separately||$5,106.55|
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