Some 1964 Topps High Numbers
May 9th, 2010 by slangon

In honor of the fact that today the Mets are playing like some of those early Mets teams, I present to you a quintet of 1964 Topps High #’s that I recently won off of eBay.

It’s always nice to be able to cross off any high number from any of these older Topps sets from the era when being a high number meant something. Therefore it’s 5 times as nice to be able to cross off 5 of them. Although, the ’64 set is by no means my favorite design from the 60’s, it is pretty nice looking. I especially like those Rookie Stars cards. The Kranepool is probably my favorite of the bunch though, just because it’s Kranepool. Also, that jersey that he’s wearing is awesome. I don’t know exactly what it is about old timey road greys that I love, but I do love them.

Here we have the backs, in all their nauseating pinkish / orange glory. An interesting pattern emerges with the Mets cards in the high numbered series of 1964. There’s a Met at card #’s 536, 546, 556, 566 and 576. I don’t know that that means anything. I’m just pointing it out. There’s also something interesting about those scratch-off squares. As you can see the Joe Christopher card isn’t scratched off, but if you hold it at an angle, you can see the answer. They’re not really scratch-off in the sense that there’s a layer of something that gets removed to reveal the answer. I guess however the answer is printed on the card somehow reacts with the coin to make it visible. Weird.

One Response to “Some 1964 Topps High Numbers”

  1. The 2004 Topps set was a nice throwback to the 1964 set design.

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