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 is one of the first sets to rely on retired players. Although not overly popular at the time, the checklist is nearly all Hall of Famers.
1960 Topps Baseball is highlighted by rookie cards of Hall of Famers Carl Yastrzemski and Willie McCovey. It is also the last time Topps used a horizontal design for the majority of the set for its flagship line.
1961 Fleer Baseball features a checklist of all retired players. Boasting a gorgeous design and the likes of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Ty Cobb, this is one of the most under-appreciated sets of the era.
The company’s biggest set to date, 1961 Topps Baseball is highlighted by rookie cards of Ron Santo, Juan Marichal and Billy Williams. The set has nearly 600 cards.
Memorable for its distinct wood grain borders, 1962 Topps Baseball includes rookie cards of Lou Brock, Gaylord Perry and Boog Powell.
1963 Fleer Baseball Card Price Comparisons, Set Details, Checklist, Auction Tracker and Buying Guide.
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.
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.