Friday 5 July 2013

1969 Topps Deckle Edge 'Insert'

1969 Deckle Edge insert

In 1969 Topps inserted these 'Deckle Edge' cards into the Series Three regular packs. Each card features a black and white image of the player with a facsimile autograph at the bottom. The edge of cards have a jagged, often called scalloped, edge. There are 33 cards in the set, although cards #11 and #22 can be found with two different players..
A unique oddball set for those who don't necessarily want their cards in perfect condition
Topps returned to the Deckle Edge design in 1974. A larger but rarer 72 card test set was released in a small limited area of the East Coast in the USA. These cards were much bigger than the '69 Deckle Edge and were officially referred to as 'Baseball Photos'. The picture on the front was 'full bleed', Topps had dispensed with the white border. The cards featured the same blue facsimile signature, however the back featured handwritten script of the player's name, team, position plus the date and location of the photograph. A small newspaper article about the player's career appeared beneath the writing.
1974 Topps Baseball Photos
 Topps again returned to the Deckle Edge design in 2012 with a 15 card insert set which featured A Deckle Cut Around The Edges.  Inserted into Topps Archives packs at a rate of 1in 10 packs. This insert is a definite throwback to the 1969 Deckle Edge.
2012 Topps Deckle Edge insert

1969 Checklist
1 - Brooks Robinson
2 - Boog Powell
3 -Ken Harrelson
4 - Carl Yastrzemski
5 - Jim Fregosi
6 - Luis Aparicio
7 - Luis Tiant
8 - Denny McLain
9 - Willie Horton
10 - Bill Freehan
11a - Hoyt Wilhelm
11b - Jim Wynn
12 - Rod Carew
13 - Mel Stottlemyre
14 - Rick Monday
15 - Tommy Davis
16 - Frank Howard
17 - Felipe Alou
18 - Don Kessinger
19 - Ron Santo
20 - Tommy Helms
21 - Pete Rose
22a - Rusty Staub
22b - Joe Foy
23 - Tom Haller
24 - Maury Wills
25 - Jerry Koosman
26 - Richie Allen
27 - Roberto Clemente
28 - Curt Flood
29 - Bob Gibson
30 - Al Ferrara
31 - Willie McCovey
32 - Juan Marichal
33 - Willie Mays

2012 Archives Checklist
69DE-1 Roy Halladay
69DE-2 Evan Longoria
69DE-3 Jose Bautista
69DE-4 Mike Napoli
69DE-5 David Freese
69DE-6 Ichiro Suzuki
69DE-7 Joe Mauer
69DE-8 Bob Gibson
69DE-9 Juan Marichal
69DE-10 Orlando Cepeda
69DE-11 Carl Yastrzemski
69DE-12 Roberto Clemente
69DE-13 Willie Mays
69DE-14 Harmon Killebrew
69DE-15 Joe Morgan

2014 Archives 1969 Deckle Edge minis 
AM Andrew McCutchen - Pittsburgh Pirates
AVS Andy Van Slyke - Pittsburgh Pirates
BH Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals
BP Buster Posey - San Francisco Giants
CB Carlos Baerga - Cleveland Indians
CK Clayton Kershaw - Los Angeles Dodgers
CR Cal Ripken Jr. - Baltimore Orioles
DD Darren Daulton - Philadelphia Phillies
DE David Eckstein - Angels
DJ Derek Jeter - New York Yankees
DP Dave Parker - Pittsburgh Pirates
DW David Wright - New York Mets
GN Graig Nettles - New York Yankees
HJ Howard Johnson - New York Mets
HJR Hyun-Jin Ryu - Los Angeles Dodgers
IR Ivan Rodriguez - Texas Rangers
JAB Jose Abreu - Chicago White Sox
JC Jose Canseco - Oakland Athletics
JF Jose Fernandez - Miami Marlins
JK Joe Kelly - St. Louis Cardinals
JO John Olerud - New York Mets
JV Justin Verlander - Detroit Tigers
JVO Joey Votto - Cincinnati Reds
MC Miguel Cabrera - Detroit Tigers
ML Mark Lemke - Atlanta Braves
MM Mike Matheny - St. Louis Cardinals
MMA Manny Machado - Baltimore Orioles
MS Mel Stottlemyre - New York Yankees
MSC Max Scherzer - Detroit Tigers 
MT Mike Trout - Angels
MTK Masahiro Tanaka - New York Yankees
MW Michael Wacha - St. Louis Cardinals
OH Orlando Hernandez - New York Yankees
RG Ron Gant - Atlanta Braves
RW Rondell White - Montreal Expos 
TT Troy Tulowitzki - Colorado Rockies
WM Wil Myers - Tampa Bay Rays
YD Yu Darvish - Texas Rangers
YM Yadier Molina - St. Louis Cardinals
YP Yasiel Puig - Los Angeles Dodgers