At the time I promised that we would be running other polls, tout de suite, but things got kind of crazy for a while, and here we are. Let’s get back to it, shall we?
I ask today that you consider the best Topps designs of the 1960s. I suggest (please) that you not vote for a set because you like the great rookie cards, or your grandpop got you the Mickey Mantle for Easter. If we do that it just becomes a big nostalgia battle. I have nothing against nostalgia, it is the reason many of us still haul out our cards. But for this poll I am trying to set aside that element. This could mean that the card set that you voted for in some other poll last year, or in some other blog post back in 2012, is no longer your answer for this poll.
Further, I ask you to consider the front of the card (the size and quality of the photos, the way the design elements work together or are prioritized) and the back of the card (readability, statistics, cartoons, quizzes, etc.).
I next present an example of each set for your consideration. At the bottom of this post is a link where you can vote. Look at these cards carefully, and then get to it.
CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE POLL. Note that there are two questions in addition to the rankings.