As a huge fan of the 70's Kellogg's sets, I wish I owned any single from the 1968 Topps 3-D set. Unfortunately these are extremely scarce and unless I win the lottery, I'll probably never own one.
So I decided to go with another Topps oddball issue released a few years earlier in the decade:
The 1964 Topps Giant set is gorgeous. Their fronts are simple, clean, and have a classic feel to them.
On the back, Topps wrote about a highlight from the player's career, gave collectors another picture, and used a "newspaper headline" design to bring everything together.
The checklist is loaded with fan favorites and hall of famers, but is surprisingly affordable. Last summer, I picked up the entire sixty card set for $100 at a local card show.
How many fifty year old sets with guys like Mays, Mantle, Aaron, and Koufax are available for $100? I'm guessing there aren't a lot.
Honestly... the only downside to these oddballs is their size. They're 3 1/8" x 5 1/4", so they're much taller than a standard baseball card and a little wider, which make them kind of difficult to store.
But c'mon. That's like saying you'd to turn down a date with Tyra Banks or Gisele Bundchen because you're not comfortable with their size. Sometimes you just have to overlook your quirks and appreciate true beauty.
Happy Tuesday and sayonara!