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1964 Topps Giants
03-02-2012, 10:14 AM
Post: #1
1964 Topps Giants
Was thinking about putting this set together in PSA 8 or better, just because they look cool and it seems like something that I could complete this year except maybe the Mantle. Does anyone know why these are so cheap? Over produced?
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03-02-2012, 11:47 AM
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RE: 1964 Topps Giants
Too big, hard to store is my guess. The photography is beautiful on them though.

Interested in EX-MT or better pre-'56 Cardinals, '53 Bowman Color & '74-'78 Topps.
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03-02-2012, 11:51 AM
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RE: 1964 Topps Giants
(03-02-2012 11:47 AM)beatles guy Wrote:  Too big, hard to store is my guess. The photography is beautiful on them though.

For their size, I am really surprised at how many are available in mint condition. And I agree on the photography, that's another reasons why I am considering putting the set together. It would make a great display.
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03-02-2012, 02:37 PM
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RE: 1964 Topps Giants
Pretty cool set. Good luck to you!

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03-02-2012, 03:30 PM (This post was last modified: 03-02-2012 03:35 PM by coimbre 21.)
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RE: 1964 Topps Giants
I completed the set about ten years ago. I agree with the comments about potential overproduction and size being reasons for finding in better condition.

My very first purchase of a '64 Giant was Mickey Mantle at a 1977 card show in NYC for $2.50. I was thirteen and a little hesitant to fork over that kind of cash but a few years ago, I decided to grade that very same Mantle and it came back a BVG 7.5. I think it may be the only card to survive my earlier collecting days with that kind of grade. Mays and Koufax are the two I deliberated over the most, especially since both are SP.

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03-05-2012, 07:01 AM
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RE: 1964 Topps Giants
It is a beautiful set. I agree about the size of the cards being an issue and keeping the costs down. That however is one of the reasons I like oversized and oddball cards. I keep mine in a binder with four pocket pages, but they also fit nicely flat in a 300ct box for storage too. Of course if you want them all graded that adds significant storage space.
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03-05-2012, 07:42 AM
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RE: 1964 Topps Giants
I love that set, but haven't taken the plunge. High-grade copies get pricey though, so be prepared to fork over some bucks.

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03-05-2012, 04:15 PM
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RE: 1964 Topps Giants
(03-05-2012 07:42 AM)jtraven42 Wrote:  I love that set, but haven't taken the plunge. High-grade copies get pricey though, so be prepared to fork over some bucks.

Yeah I have been keeping an eye on Koufax, Mantle, and Aaron and they all are fetching around $100 for 8's and much higher for 9's. Most of the others are averaging 15 bucks.
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03-06-2012, 06:58 AM
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RE: 1964 Topps Giants
(03-05-2012 04:15 PM)Haze28 Wrote:  Yeah I have been keeping an eye on Koufax, Mantle, and Aaron and they all are fetching around $100 for 8's and much higher for 9's. Most of the others are averaging 15 bucks.

Yup, I was looking to buy the Koufax as a present for my best friend. Still am. Hope we don't bid against each other Sad

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03-06-2012, 08:40 AM
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RE: 1964 Topps Giants
(03-06-2012 06:58 AM)jtraven42 Wrote:  Yup, I was looking to buy the Koufax as a present for my best friend. Still am. Hope we don't bid against each other Sad

LOL, I'm watching a couple raw ones right now that seem like good prices and are in great shape. May score one of those.
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