Sunday, June 26, 2011

1973 Topps

Number of Cards

1973 Topps was scaled back to 660 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 with the players name and team located below the photograph. The front is accented by a silhouette, located below the player photograph. The silhouette is inside a colored circle indicative of the players position which is noted just below it.

The backs are in vertical format for the first time since 1968 Topps. The backs contain the standard statistics, biography information and a cartoon.

Subsets include
Statistical Leaders (LL)
All Time Leader cards (AL)
World Series Highlights (WS)
Playoff Highlights (CS)
Managers and Coaches (MC)
Boyhood Photos (BP).


Released in 5 series
series 1 (1-132)
series 2 (133-264)
series 3 (265-396)
series 4 (397-528)
series 5 (528-660).


Short Prints

Series 5 cards (428-660) are scarce and demand a premium.

Errors & Variations

81 Whitey Lockman


A- Solid background
B- Natural backgrounds 


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21 Randy Hundley 2.00
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44 Rick Monday 1.50
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61 Batting Leaders Billy Williams 3.00
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70 Milt Pappas 1.50
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81A Lockman/Aguirre/Banks/Jansen/Reiser (Solid backgrounds) 2.00
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81B Lockman/Aguirre/Banks/Jansen/Reiser (Natural backgrounds) 2.00
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115 Ron Santo 2.00
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139 Carmen Fanzone RC .50
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180 Ferguson Jenkins 5.00
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200 Billy Williams
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262 Jack Aker .75
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285 Don Kessinger 1.50
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309 Paul Popovich .75
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328 Bill Bonham .75
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367 Burt Hooton 1.50
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393 Jose Cardenal .75
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414 Ken Rudolph 1.50
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426 Dave LaRoche 1.50
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440 Glenn Beckert 1.50
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464 Chicago Cubs TC 3.00
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482 Rick Reuschel RC 3.00
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501 Larry Gura 1.50
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527 Dan McGinn 1.50
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552 J.C. Martin 3.00
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565 Jim Hickman 4.00
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580 Joe Pepitone 6.00
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603 Rookie Third Basemen 5.00
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605 Rookie First Baseman 5.00
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645 Bob Locker 3.00
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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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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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