Are 1967 Topps baseball cards the most beautiful issue ever produced?

You don’t hear it so much these days, but that used to be a conversation collectors would dust off once or twice a year.

Easy to see why, too, since the 1967s feature gorgeous photography and a simple design that only enhances those great color shots.

Whether or not the ’67s really are the most visually striking cards ever is a matter of personal choice, but no one can deny the value the set maintains today thanks to some high-powered rookie cards, high-number scarcity, and — yes — their physical beauty.

Here, then, are the most valuable 1967 Topps baseball cards based on PSA 7 listings pulled from the PSA Sports Market Report Price Guide.

1967 Topps Tom Seaver (#581)

1967 Topps Tom Seaver

Before Nolan Ryan broke every strikeout and no-hitter record you could imagine, and before he moved to the Texas Rangers and threatened to pitch forever, a different hurler ruled 1960s cardboard.

By the time Tom Seaver notched his 300th victory — for the Chicago White Sox — in 1985, we already knew he was one of the greatest pitchers of all-time. The milestone and the winding down of his legendary career just nudged our consciousness.

Seaver’s high-number rookie card, shared with Bill Denehy, had been popular in the hobby for years, but as The Franchise marched toward Cooperstown, the thing took off.

Climbing to three figures, it threatened to take over the top spot among 1960s rookies from the 1963 Topps Pete Rose for awhile.

Today, the Seaver RC is a $900 card in PSA 7.

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1967 Topps Rod Carew (#569)

1967 Topps Rod Carew

Even before the Seaver card shot through the stratosphere, the Rod Carew rookie card carried the 1967 Topps set.

The man who was a threat to hit .400 any season he took the field captured collectors’ imaginations like few others, and it didn’t hurt that his RC was also a high number.

Card mate Hank Allen didn’t do much to bump up the value, but Carew made it one of the first $50 cards from the 1960s before the boom took hold.

Today, expect to pay about $375 for a PSA 7 copy.

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1967 Topps Mickey Mantle (#150)

1967 Topps Mickey Mantle

Combine a smiling Mickey Mantle with a classic 1960s card design, and you have a recipe for solid value.

I mean, unless The Mick is just standing there against a pale green painted block wall.

OK … even if The Mick is just standing there against a pale green painted block wall.

Yeah, Mantle has always been gold, and this is a $350 (or more) card in graded NM condition.

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1967 Topps Brooks Robinson (#600)

1967 Topps Brooks Robinson

Brooks Robinson was already a Baltimore Orioles legend by the time his 1967 Topps card made its way to collectors, and the final 11 years or so of his career only cemented his Hall of Fame status.

Couple Robinson’s status as one of the greatest third basemen of all-time with a great looking card that’s hard to come by (relatively), and you have all the makings of a $225+ price tag for a PSA 7 specimen.

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1967 Topps Roberto Clemente (#400)

1967 Topps Roberto Clemente

Like other Clemente cards, this sharp looking 1967 Topps issue has only increased in popularity in the years since the Pirates legend’s untimely death before the 1973 season.

Even after the market tanked post-boom, Clemente remained solid, and today he’s more of a fan and collector favorite than ever.

This 1967 pasteboard is a $100+ card in PSA 7.

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1967 Topps Rocky Colavito (#580)

1967 Topps Rocky Colavito

Now, Colavito normally wouldn’t appear on a list like this … I mean, he was a big-time slugger and overall producer for the Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers, but he’s a low-borderline Hall of Famer.

And, to this date, Rocky remains outside of Cooperstown.

But Colavito was a superstar, and the high-number scarcity of this card has had it near the top of the 1967 value list for decades.

These days, it sells for $100+ in PSA 7.

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1967 Topps Red Sox Team (#604)

1967 Topps Red Sox Team

Another piece that wouldn’t normally appear on this type of list, but this team card has a couple of things going for it …

First, it was issued as the “Impossible Dream” Red Sox posted their first winning season since 1958 and came within a game of taking the 1967 World Series (against the St. Louis Cardinals).

Second, this is another high number affair.

All in all, this is a team card that sells for $100 or more in PSA 7.

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1967 Topps Pete Rose (#430)

1967 Topps Pete Rose

Pete Rose may never make it to the Hall of Fame, but he’ll always be a legend of the game.

And he’ll always have enough fans and supporters to keep his cards near the top of the heap.

This classic Charlie Hustle issue usually sells for $100 or more in slabbed PSA 7 condition.

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1967 Topps Hank Aaron (#250)

1967 Topps Hank Aaron

Hank Aaron was already a surefire Hall of Famer by the time his 1967 Topps card first greeted collectors from inside new wax packs that summer.

But he wasn’t yet the stone-cold legend who would one day break Babe Ruth‘s all-time home run record and finish as one of the top five or so position players of all-time.

This awesome card showing that classic Aaron batting follow-through sells for around $100 in PSA 7 these days.

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1967 Topps Willie Mays (#200)

1967 Topps Willie Mays

In 1967, Mays was just a couple of seasons removed from his peak, when he won the 1965 National League MVP award with the San Francisco Giants on the back of 52 home runs.

Mays didn’t have the late-career surge that propelled Aaron to new heights, but Willie remains one of the greatest and most popular players to ever lace up the spikes.

His 1967 Topps issue is a $100 item in graded NM condition.

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1967 Topps Tommy John (#609)

1967 Topps Tommy John

Like a few others on this list, the historical importance of the 1967 Topps Tommy John card is likely lost on newer collectors.

Makes sense, too, considering that John is not in the Hall of Fame and that this is not his rookie card.

But as a short-printed high number of a guy who made surgical history and who seemed to be a Hall of Famer in the making for years, this one was right there with Carew and Colavito as one of the more expensive pasteboards of the 1960s for decades.

Even today, this card can bring around $100 in PSA 7.

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1967 Topps Maury Wills (#570)

1967 Topps Maury Wills

Sort of the same story here as with the John card, except Wills doesn’t have much of a Cooperstown case. (John may still get in … mark my words!)

Still, Maury was the game’s preeminent speedster before Lou Brock and Rickey Henderson changed the standards.

Plus … and this is a big plus … 1967 was the first year Topps was able to feature the 1962 NL MVP in their set, after years of miscues that may or may not have involved hard feelings.

And, it’s another high number.

The result is a card that has haunted collector want lists for decades, and a price tag approaching $100 in PSA 7 today.

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