In this article I’m simply going to go through a few of my “favorites” from the post-war baseball card era.
Toughest Condition Oddball – 1969 Topps Deckle Edge
I wrote an article about this set back in July, 2020.
Toughest Condition Set – 1971 Topps
Those black borders got scuffed in no time.
Best Looking 3 Year Run – 1950, 1951, and 1952 bowman
Most Iconic Set – 1952 Topps
Andy Pafko, Yogi Berra, Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle, Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella, Eddie Mathews Cards are all considered Top 250 cards in our hobbies history.
Best Star Power – 1957 Topps
Ted Williams, Don Drysdale, Frank Robinson, Sandy Koufax, Brooks Robinson, Yankee Power Hitters, among many others.
Best Looking Wax Pack – 1956 Topps 1 Cent Pack
Best Looking Wax Box – 1962 Topps
1975 Topps is my runner-up, but 1957 Topps and 1970 Topps are also excellent.
Toughest High Numbers – 1967 Topps
Cards 534-609 are in such high demand.
Best Sub Sets – 1958 and 1959 Topps All-Stars
The first two post-war sub sets.
Most Under-appreciated – 1948 Leaf and 1953 Topps
1948 Leaf had a lot of star power and Babe Ruth and Satchel Paige command huge prices.
1953 Topps has an amazing look but gets overlooked because it followed the iconic 1952 Topps set.
What do you think? What are some of your favorite sets from this era? Let me know in the comments or over on Twitter.