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1968 Topps Baseball features a small decrease in the size of the checklist from the previous year, dipping down to 598 cards. Measuring the standard card size, the set is filled with superstars, future Hall of Fame players and one of the most pursued rookie cards of the post-war era. Unlike 1967 Topps, the 1968 Topps Baseball design seemingly draws attention away from the photography, utilizing a speckled, dot-matrix frame that actually fills a large amount of the card. A white and black border with rounded corners highlights the depicted player image and the player's name is listed at the bottom of the card. Finally, an off-set colored circle on the lower right-hand corner houses the player's fielding position and team name. Collectors will notice that the first series cards feature a framed design with less dots and later cards have a more filled-in look. Card backs are more traditional, with a vertical layout and filled coloring. Featuring season-by-season stats, the 1968 Topps Baseball cards are essentially yellow, but have a more gold/orange tint compared to other versions. Continuing a trend from much of the decade, 1968 Topps Baseball features several familiar subsets, including League Leaders (#1-12) and World Series Highlights (#151-158). After a hiatus, The Sporting News All-Stars subset (#361-380) returns with a dedicated run of cards. Additionally, collectors can find Rookie Stars, themed combo cards, checklists and team cards.

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Lot of (60) 1968 Topps Football Cards

Estimate $10 - $20Dec 5, 2016
1241 Alum Creek Drive
Columbus, OH 43209
United States
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