Thursday, June 9, 2011

1972 Cubs

Number of Cards

1972 Topps grew to a new high of 787 cards

Size of Cards

Standard size , which measure 2½” by 3½”.

Basic Features

The front of these cards contain a color photograph of the player set inside an Arch with a dual border. The players is located below the photograph insde a oval panel and the team name is located at the top is SUPERHERO (3-D Jumping out) type fonts.There is no mention of the players position on the front of these cards.

The backs are set horizontal with the standard layout of Stats, Biography information and a Trivia Question.

There are several subsets including
In Action (IA) cards
Statistical Leaders (LL)
World Series Highlights (WS)
Playoff Highlights (CS)
Boyhood Photo cards (BP)
Traded (TR) cards.


Released in 6 series;
series 1 (1-132)
series 2 (133-263)
series 3 (264-394)
series 4 (395-525)
series 5 (526-656)
series 6 (657-787).

Short Prints

Series 6 cards (657-787) are scarce and demand a premium


Errors & Variations

There were four cards in the first series with the green (instead of yellow) color on the underside of the "C" and "S" in "CUBS"

18 Juan Pizarro
A- CUBS Yellow under C & S
B- CUBS Green under C & S

29 Bill Bonham
A- CUBS Yellow under C & S
B- CUBS Green under C & S

45 Glenn Beckert
A- CUBS Yellow under C & S
B- CUBS Green under C & S

117 Cleo James
A- CUBS Yellow under C & S
B- CUBS Green under C & S


No green at all on lettering of "CUBS" or stars

534 Jim Hickman
A- Normal
B- CUBS all Yellow C & S

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More on the 1972 Topps with pricelist


18A Juan Pizarro Yellow under C and S $1.00
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18B Juan Pizarro Green under C and S $8.00
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29A Bill Bonham Yellow under C and S RC $1.00
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29B Bill Bonham Green under C and S $6.00
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45A Glenn Beckert Yellow under C and S $1.50
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45B Glenn Beckert Green under C and S $6.00
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46 Glenn Beckert IA $1.00
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61 Rookie Stars Hooton RC/Hiser RC/Stephenson RC $1.50
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85 NL Batting Leaders Torre/Garr/ Beckert $4.00
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93 NL Pitching Leaders Jenkins/Carlton/ Downing/Seaver $6.00
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95 NL Strikeout Leaders Seaver/Jenkins/Stoneman $6.00
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117A Cleo James Yellow under C and S $1.00
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117B Cleo James Green under C and S $6.00
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145 Don Kessinger $2.50
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192 Chicago Cubs TC $2.50
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208 Milt Pappas $2.50
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258 Randy Hundley $1.25
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271 Ken Rudolph $1.50
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303 Joe Pepitone $3.00
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304 Joe Pepitone IA $2.00
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335 Bill Hands $1.50
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364 Johnny Callison $2.50
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410 Ferguson Jenkins $8.00
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439 Billy Williams $8.00
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440 Billy Williams IA $5.00
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485 Phil Regan $2.50
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512 Paul Popovich $2.00
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534 Jim Hickman $8.00
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534 Jim Hickman Yellow Top 12.00
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555 Ron Santo $10.00
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556 Ron Santo IA $8.00
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576 Leo Durocher MG $8.00
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612 Joe Decker $5.00
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639 J.C. Martin $5.00
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666 Hector Torres $15.00
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667 Ray Newman RC $15.00
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684 Hal Breeden RC $15.00
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730 Rick Monday $20.00
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757 Jose Cardenal TR $20.00
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766 Steve Hamilton $15.00
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