During this era, the inserts were always true inserts....something other than a card. Remember that at this time, the cards were king; the base cards were king. We didn't need anything shiny, or fancy; we didn't need autographs of chips from a bat. The cards were more than good enough.
So the inserts needed to be something other than cards. And Topps went through several different items.... stamps, rub-offs, transfers, stickers, coins, posters, embossed, decals, deckle edge cards, game cards.
These were in cards from 1961 through 1969.
To make sure that I've got all the inserts, I went through both the Standard Catalog and Baseballcardpedia year by year to put together a master list of inserts and Cubs.
Here's what I came up with for the years 1961 - 1969
|1961||Stamps: George Altman, Bob Anderson, Richie Ashburn, Ernie Banks, Ed Bouchee, Jim Brewer, Dick Ellsworth, Don Elston, Ron Santo, Sammy Taylor, Bob Will, Billy Williams|
|1962||Stamps: George Altman, Ernie Banks, Dick Bertell, Don Cardwell, Dick Ellsworth, Glen Hobbie, Ron Santo, Barney Schultz, Team Logo, Billy Williams|
|1963||Peel Offs: Ernie Banks, Ken Hubbs|
|1964||Coins: Ernie Banks, Lou Brock, Dick Ellsworth, Larry Jackson, Ron Santo, Ron Santo All-Star, Billy Williams|
|1965||Embossed: 58 Ernie Banks, 67 Dick Ellsworth, 28 Ron Santo, 40 Billy Williams|
|Rub Offs: Ron Santo, Billy Williams|
|1966||Transfers: Ernie Banks, Chicago Cubs, Dick Ellsworth, Don Landrum, Ron Santo, Billy Williams|
|1967||Poster: Ron Santo|
|1968||Game: Ron Santo|
|1969||Decal: Fergie Jenkins, Ron Santo|
|Deckle Edge: Don Kessinger, Ron Santo|
And now, the best part...a look at all of them!