Thursday, March 31, 2011

1970 Cubs

Number of Cards

1970 Topps grew to a new high of 720 cards

Size of Cards

Standard size , which measure 2½” by 3½”.

Basic Features

The front of these cards feature a color player photograph with a thin white frame and a gray border. The players team is located at the top and the players name (in script font) is located at the bottom along with his position.

The backs are in horizontal format and include the now standard statistics, biographical data and a cartoon.

Subsets include
World Series Highlight (WS)
Playoff cards (CS)
Statistical Leaders (LL)
All Star cards (AS)
Multi-Player Rookie

1970 Topps Baseball marks the first Topps set since 1952 to not have a Mickey Mantle card in the set.

Released in 7 series;
series 1 (1-132)
series 2 (133-263)
series 3 (264-372)
series 4 (373-459)
series 5 (460-546)
series 6 (547-633),
series 7 (634-720)

Short Prints

The high series cards (634-720) are scarce and demand a premium.


Number Player
46 Ken Rudolph RC
63 NL RBI Leaders
69 NL Pitching Leaders
71 NL Strikeout Leaders
80 Don Kessinger
117 Don Young
170 Billy Williams
192 Jim Qualls
223 Nate Oliver
240 Ferguson Jenkins
258 Paul Popovich
265 Randy Hundley
291 Leo Durocher MG
318 Willie Smith
334 Phil Regan
375 Johnny Callison
405 Bill Hands
429 Rookie Stars
454 Ron Santo AS
456 Don Kessinger AS
480 Glenn Beckert
505 Ken Holtzman
541 Bill Heath
562 Ted Abernathy
593 Chicago Cubs TC
612 Jim Hickman
630 Ernie Banks
649 Jimmie Hall
654 Rookie Stars
670 Ron Santo
699 Hank Aguirre
714 Al Spangler






























































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