|1960 Topps #5, Wally Moon|
Do collectors ever get tired of Wally Moon's unibrow? No, we do not.
|1961 Topps #5, Johnny Romano|
I love this black hat + warmup jacket look.
|1962 Topps #5, Sandy Koufax|
The definition of going out on top, Koufax won three Cy Youngs and an MVP in his final four seasons.
|1963 Topps #5, ERA Leaders|
Topps plucked Sandy's head right off 1962 #5 for this leader card. (The three Bobs and Don also came from earlier sets.)
|1964 Topps #5, Strikeout Leaders|
That's 3 straight Koufax cards, thanks to his record-setting strikeout totals. Koufax broke Bob Feller's modern mark with 382 whiffs in 1965; that stood until Nolan Ryan send down 383 batters in 1973.
|1965 Topps #5, RBI Leaders|
Collectors must've taken to these leaders cards, as Topps kept them going for decades. It's the cheapest way to get Mantle cards from his career.
|1966 Topps #5, Jim Fregosi|
Topps showed hatless Angels for more than a year across 1966, Fregosi included. (I assume it was because of their name and logo change from L.A. to California.)
|1967 Topps #5, Whitey Ford|
Yogi's final active card came in 1965, Whitey in 1967, Mantle in 1969. It took a decade (and the dawn of free agency) for the Yankees to put a championship roster back together.
|1968 Topps #5, Home Run Leaders|
That's an early-60s picture of Ron Santo, possibly even his rookie year. Topps never forgets!
|1969 Topps #5, Home Run Leaders|
Willie Horton swung a big stick for the expansion-era Mariners, so was one of my favorites. He now has a statue outside Tiger Stadium and rocks a world-class mustache.