4. TMDSIK: 1965 TOPPS EMBOSSED
I am virtually positive that these cards were very cool when they arrived in 1965. They were inserted into packs of '65 Topps and it was something new for collectors.
But there's a reason that they are pretty cheap in comparison to all other cards that hit the market during the mid-1960s.
The card image isn't terribly clear, unless you hold it under a light.
And the deal-breaker, for me, is that a lot of the facial features either don't resemble the player displayed or it's too difficult to tell whether they do or not.
This Ron Fairly COULD look like Ron Fairly. I just can't tell without finding a card of Ron Fairly, holding the two of them together, comparing, and doing a whole lot of squinting. And who has time for that?
We live in a world of instant recognition. We want to know what we see. There is so much else to do.
Topps Embossed asked you to imagine what you see.
Apparently that's not good enough for collectors today.