The 1967 Topps set is my third favorite vintage set of all time with 1957 and 1965 placing first and second. I can vividly remember being in the fifth grade at school and trading for a 1967 Topps Mickey Mantle card during recess among a group of friends. That Mickey Mantle card was the first Mantle card I had ever seen in person and a friend of mine asked if I wanted to trade for it. So, about 200 Topps cards from 1978 later, I became the proud owner of that 1967 Topps Mantle! I carefully placed the Mantle inside my textbook and placed it in my locker for safekeeping. Back in those days, the term "locker" was a bit of a misnomer since we didn't have locks. Lockers were simply a place to keep your books and coats and were accessible to anyone. They were also accessible to anyone who saw me put that Mantle in my textbook. After the bell rang, I excitedly ran to my locker to take another view of the legendary card I traded for, and it was gone!! I felt like crying. The next day someone at school told me they saw someone in my locker going through my books. I confronted that person and he denied taking the card. He convinced me that it wasn't him. To this day, I still do not know who took the Mantle but I'm sure it was one of the kids who saw me trade for it at recess. Once I graduated college and began working in the real world, one of the first things I did was to buy a high grade 1967 Topps Mickey Mantle. Paid $200 for it at the time and it gave me piece of mind finally after all of those years. However, if you are that kid who stole my Mantle, I'd like to hear from you. 🙂
I'm currently 13 cards away from finishing the 1967 Topps set in EX or better condition as I am sitting at 97% complete. It will take me awhile to finish this one off though as I still need Brooks Robinson and Tom Seaver. Those are expensive cards.
Unfortunately, I do not have a sell sheet or a photo from 1967 showcasing baseball cards. I'm sure a sell sheet exists but I have yet to see one. If you know of someone that can provide me a scan of one, let me know! My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd appreciate it!
Here are pictures of a 1967 Topps wrapper and a 1967 Topps wax box:
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