I’m going to do a few “look-backs” of the oddball sets that Topps Archives copies off of in 2012. The first one is the 1967 Topps Stickers, which was a test issue released for two teams – Pittsburgh and Boston. These were probably released in just those areas as a test. There were 3 cards per pack, at 5¢ a pack. Here’s a look at a pack of Pirate stickers:
- Subsets: The Pirates have 24 player / coach cards, while the Red Sox have 26 player / coach cards. The remaining cards have various fun ad cards – saying things like “Clemente (or Yaz) for Mayor”, or “Tony Conigliaro is my Hero”. hat are in the 1972 Topps flagship set. There are 3 “In Action” cards, a “Boyhood Photo” card of Jim Fregosi, the Red Sox team card, and even a checklist.
- Set Design:The stickers have the “floating head” look with the players’ name in a comic book style font at the bottom. Sometimes there is a colored shape in the background. The “subsets” have various “fun” with the design. The cards have blank, brown backs.
- Packs: 3 cards per nickel pack. See the picture above.
- Hall of Fame: There are 5 Hall of Famers in these 2 sets.
- Roberto Clemente, Bill Mazeroski, Willie Stargell, Carl Yastrzemski, Dick Williams MG
- Last Active player: Yastrzemski, who played his final game at the end of the 1983 season.