1960-1969 Baseball Cards
Few time periods in the history of the hobby garner as much interest as 1960s baseball cards. Packed with Hall of Fame players and valuable rookie cards, these products are a set collector’s dream. Ungraded commons are still very reasonable and can be readily found at card shows and online, while high graded stars command prices that push deep into the thousands. This decade was mostly dominated by Topps but a few popular Fleer products were released early in the 1960s that include a roster of retired players, including Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Ty Cobb.
Part of what makes 1960s baseball cards so special is the impressive lineup of players that filled the checklists. Established stars are joined by the new rookie class, which includes top players like Pete Rose, Nolan Ryan, Reggie Jackson, Tom Seaver, Johnny Bench, Rod Carew, Carl Yastrzemski, and Lou Brock.
Condition is always an issue and this is certainly the case for the 1960s. Collectors looking to turn their childhood treasures into big bucks, should plan to have their star players graded, if they want top dollar.
View our database of 1960s Baseball Card Set Information. Each product profile features set checklists, product info, expert analysis, and great deals on singles. Browse baseball cards produced during 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, and 1969.
1960 Fleer Baseball Greats is one of the first sets to rely solely on retired players. Although not overly popular at the time, the checklist is nearly all Hall of Fame members and remains an affordable way to collect some of the biggest names in baseball history.
1960 Topps Baseball is led by Hall of Fame rookie cards for Carl Yastrzemski and Willie McCovey. The colorful design and horizontal layout make it an easy vintage set to recognize.
1961 Fleer Baseball Greats features a checklist filled with retired greats. Boasting a strong design and plenty of Hall of Fame names, including Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Ty Cobb, this is one of the better values of the era.
When it comes to food-issue sets, 1961 Post Baseball is one of the most popular of all-time. Take a detailed look at the set, including a full checklist and a classic cartoon commercial starring Bugs Bunny.
The company’s biggest set to that point with 587 cards, 1961 Topps Baseball is led by rookie cards for Ron Santo, Juan Marichal and Billy Williams. The set also boasts a strong crop of veteran Hall of Fame cards.
Memorable for its distinct wood borders, 1962 Topps Baseball includes rookie cards of Lou Brock and Gaylord Perry along with plenty of other Hall of Fame subjects.
1963 Bazooka All-Time Greats Baseball is an overlooked set with an all-legends checklist. The 41-card food-issue release includes Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Cy Young and Honus Wagner.
1963 Fleer Baseball was ultimately a failed attempt to challenge Topps’ baseball monopoly. However, multiple Hall of Fame cards and the sole Maury Wills rookie card make it an appealing set despite the small checklist.
1963 Topps Baseball is home to the rookie cards of both Pete Rose and Willie Stargell. The design is regarded by many to be one of the best in the company’s history.
1964 Topps Baseball may not be big on wow factor, but it still has some solid rookies. They include Phil Niekro and a pair of future managerial standouts, Lou Pinella and Tony LaRussa.
1964 Topps Giants Baseball offers some of the most affordable vintage cards of Mickey Mantle, Sandy Koufax, Willie Mays and others. The over-sized set is alone of the most recognizable oddball sets of all-time.
1964 Wheaties Baseball Stamps offer a strong vintage checklist with a moderate price tag. Willie Mays, Hank Aaron and Roberto Clemente are among those in the set.
1965 Topps Baseball is highlighted by a loaded lineup of rookie cards. Highlights include Steve Carlton, Joe Morgan, Catfish Hunter and Tony Perez.
1965 Topps Embossed Baseball is one of the stranger and most distinct inserts of the era. It’s also extremely affordable. The 72-card checklist includes Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays and Hank Aaron.
1966 Topps Baseball includes rookie cards of several prominent pitchers including Jim Palmer, Fergie Jenkins and Don Sutton. It’s also the final set to include a regular card of Sandy Koufax during his playing career.
Notable for its simple design, 1967 Topps Baseball also comes with a solid checklist. Key rookie cards in the set include Hall of Famers Tom Seaver and Rod Carew.
While the design is not the best, 1968 Topps Baseball features two of the biggest rookie cards in history. Nolan Ryan and Johnny Bench rookie cards headline the popular product .
When 1969 Topps Baseball was originally released, the set’s 664-card checklist earned it the distinction of being the largest baseball card set ever. Top cards include Reggie Jackson and Rollie Fingers rookie cards, as well as Mickey Mantle’s final regular issue card.