Nothing here is a new pick-up for me. In fact I've posted some of these before but I came across several panels of the '62 Topps Stamps 'hiding' in an envelope while I was searching for something else.
The stamps Topps included in their 1961 card packs were the first inserts I ever saw. I collected cards by the pack in 1960 but I don't think there were any 'bonuses' involved. Besides, most of the cards I bought in 1960 came from cello packs.
The ones issued in 1962 were a lot more colorful to be sure.
But the from 1961 are my favorites. I honestly don't recall anything about the '62s but I can remember putting the '61s in the album and showing them off on the bus on the way home from school.