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Topps readies print line modeled after 1960s test issue

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

One of the more unusual test-issue sets of the 1960s is coming back next week as wall art.

Topps is launching a series of 20 11×17 “For Mayor” prints featuring 20 Hall of Fame players on Topps.com (direct link) on Tuesday at noon Eastern. The prints are reminiscent of the 1967 Topps Stickers with a political aesthetic backing the legendary players.

Each piece, which will be printed on Heritage-style stock, will be limited to just 99 numbered copies. They will cost $49.99.

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Collectors who buy a set of 20 at a discounted price of $900 will get all of the prints in an oversized wax pack with a bonus print limited to just 10 copies from one of five players — Nolan Ryan, Reggie Jackson, Tom Seaver, Johnny Bench and Mike Schmidt.

The players included on the prints are:
Reggie Jackson
Willie Stargell
Gary Carter
Al Kaline
Nolan Ryan
George Brett
Mike Schmidt
Johnny Bench
Rod Carew
Tom Seaver
Yogi Berra
Harmon Killebrew
Ernie Banks
Carlton Fisk
Ozzie Smith
Robin Yount
Willie McCovey
Brooks Robinson
Luis Aparicio
Rollie Fingers

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball and Beckett Sports Card Monthly magazines. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at colds@beckett.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.

 

2 Comments

David

I think that the viewers need to pitch in their pennies and buy the Reggie Jackson one for your wall, Chris.
That way, you can have Reggie in your office on a daily basis!

Posted March 20, 2014 at 4:48 pm | Permalink
tom waldron

haha really unless they r auto’d I dont see this as something anybody would want .
What the Hobby industry needs is a liscence for all major manufacturers.
The Exclusivity of any sport with 1 desiganted manufacturer is really a deterent to Innovation
I for one really don’t want a card where the players team is wiped off nobody wants this stuff no matter who auto’s it.
In the late 90′s we had those companies who put out product w/o liscence and they went bye bye.
Isn’t it time the Major sports got it. Did anybody ask the TOPPS PANINI UPER DECK wouldnt they like to share a liscence in FB BB BSKB HOCKEY. I’m sure they would lower the auto’s i mean 1500 is too much for any athlete to sign. Just saying

Posted March 20, 2014 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

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