Card of the Day: Tony Taylor 1966 Topps #585

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“Pin-Up” of the Week: Baltimore Orioles 1966 World Series Press Pin

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The 1966 World Series placed the Baltimore Orioles against the LA Dodgers.  Baltimore ended up sweeping the Dodgers in 4 games.  Frank Robinson was the MVP.  Dodgers outfielder Jim Barbieri became the first person to play in both the Little League World Series and Major League World Series.

Members of the press were given the above pin.  In today’s market, they sell for around $70.00.  Press pins remain some of the most sought after pins for collectors.

Flashback Product of the Week: 1966 Donruss – Marvel Super Heroes

The summer movie season has begun.  Thor was absolutely fantastic!  I loved the story, graphics, and of the course the little post-credit scene at the end.  Watchers even got a little taste of Hawkeye too.  This just makes me even more excited for the other movies due out later this summer such as X-Men: First Class, Captain America: The First Avenger, and Green Lantern.  Its all building-up to The Avengers next year.  Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Hawkeye, and god knows who else all in the same movie.  Its going to be totally insane!!!

In 1966, Donruss produced a product called Marvel Super Heroes.  The set consists of 66 cards, and covers all of Marvels favorite comic characters at the time.  I like the cards that have empty comic book bubbles that let collectors fill in their own captions.  I’d consider this set semi-popular, especially this time of year when all the movies are coming out.  A complete set recently sold for $175.00.  The empty pack wrappers sell for $15.00.

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Card of the Day: Jim “Catfish” Hunter 1966 Topps #36

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Card of the Day: 1966 Topps Batman Series B – Jack Frost’s Jinx #26

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Card of the Day: Alex Karras 1966 Philadelphia #69

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Card of the Day: Jim Palmer 1966 Topps RC #126

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Card of the Day: Gale Sayers 1966 Philadelphia RC #38