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My new challenge: 1966 Topps baseball high number run - New update 2/19/23

BaltimoreYankeeBaltimoreYankee Posts: 2,865 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited February 19, 2023 9:43AM in Trading Cards & Memorabilia Forum

I’ve been looking for something new to collect and after reading the fascinating thread on Net 54 on the re-constructing of a high number 1966 Topps baseball uncut sheet, I’ve decided on doing a complete run of ’66 high numbers. It seems Greg Morris is doing ’66 set breaks regularly. Here is the first group that I just picked up:

And here is the link to the Net 54 thread that I mentioned above - some great collaborative detective work:



  • Sidepocket1Sidepocket1 Posts: 76 ✭✭✭

    Are you building the whole set or just the high numbers? Love all the 60's sets.

  • BaltimoreYankeeBaltimoreYankee Posts: 2,865 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Sidepocket1 said:
    Are you building the whole set or just the high numbers? Love all the 60's sets.

    Just starting with the high numbers. Knowing me, once I finish, I'll probably keep going with the easier series. I'm also dabbling in 1971 OPC high numbers but those are really tough.

  • 19591959 Posts: 566 ✭✭✭

    66 has some tuff hi's. Good luck, and keep us up to date.

  • pab1969pab1969 Posts: 1,022 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have always loved the look of the set. The cards you have shown are very nice examples with great color and corners. Good luck with the set and post more pictures as you acquire new cards.

  • Nathaniel1960Nathaniel1960 Posts: 2,278 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Tigers Team is a great card.

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  • brad31brad31 Posts: 2,382 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Awesome project - keep us updated. The ones you have collected so far look fantastic.

  • countdouglascountdouglas Posts: 2,114 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I completed a raw 1966 set a few years ago. In trying to recall the toughest/most expensive high numbers to track down, #591 Grant Jackson/Bart Shirley, #598 Gaylord Perry, and #544 Cards Rookie Stars were the ones off the top of my head that always eluded me. I'll have to flip through my set later to jog my memory on some of the others. Good luck!

  • BaltimoreYankeeBaltimoreYankee Posts: 2,865 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 24, 2022 12:36PM

    It should prove to be a fun challenge. All the cards shown above were purchased from Greg Morris and listed as Ex-ExMt, except Horace Clarke which was listed as NM. The Clarke card is in no better condition than most of the others. The Frank Howard card and Giants and Braves rookie cards are definitely NM.
    Topps must have used two different card stocks because two of the cards have noticeably white backs and those cards seem a tad thinner than the others. See comparison:

  • coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,421 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Joe Cunningham was somewhat underrated and under appreciated- he had some great seasons as a Cardinal in the 1950s

    I like the Howard card...

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  • balco758balco758 Posts: 1,294 ✭✭✭✭✭
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  • 19541954 Posts: 2,862 ✭✭✭

    Good luck with the hunt in finding the high numbers. Those cards that you picked up from GM look really nice. If you decide to start a complete set of 1966 Topps, I am getting in 18000 cards from the 1950s-1960's. I can put a starter set together for you in ex to nrmt for a great price.

    Looking for high grade rookie cards and unopened boxes/cases
  • 53BKid53BKid Posts: 2,163 ✭✭✭

    Really nice cards. From experience, patience and being selective will pay off with this, but it'll take you quite a bit of time to complete.

  • heritageheritage Posts: 2,662 ✭✭✭

    Love it enjoy the hunt.

  • brad31brad31 Posts: 2,382 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Your high numbers are looking great!

  • Bosox1976Bosox1976 Posts: 8,510 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Boomer Scott RC looks nice!

  • countdouglascountdouglas Posts: 2,114 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 19, 2023 5:08PM

    Mel Queen was one of the last 5 or so cards I acquired to finish off my raw 66 set, the Shirley/Jackson card was the final one for me. Very nice!

    Interesting that Mel Queen made the majors as an outfielder, and later in his career converted to a major league pitcher.

  • brad31brad31 Posts: 2,382 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Williams is a really tough card. Love your set so far.

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