These cards were inserted into packs in 1965. Topps foil lust goes back farther than any of us ever imagined.
The set consists of 72 cards. Many stars of the day are included in the set. Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Ed Mathews, Moose Skowron, Zolio Versailles and many others grace this set.
Considered an oddball insert set, these cards can be a cheap and effective way to collect vintage cards of Hall of Fame players and 1960s stars. These cards literally litter eBay with their presence. They won't stand out on their own, but if you do a quick search, they will pop up.
The cards themselves measured 2 1/8 by 3 1/2 inches. American League players were framed in blue and National League players had red. The gold foil was standard, but there have been reports of silver foil cards lurking about.
And you thought that foil cards started in the nineties!