Tuesday, March 27, 2012

1970 Topps reverse side

Although card backs are rarely mentioned, the back can be highly fascinating. By offering facts that people might not be aware of, they complete a picture. A treasure trove of interesting, amusing, and practical information on baseball trivia. Children and adults both enjoyed the cartoons on the back. Some of them featured tests on baseball's history or regulations.

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.


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

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.

1970 Topps Fronts

Chicago Cubs 1970 Topps Checklist

Number Player
46 Ken Rudolph RC
63 NL RBI Leaders Ron Santo
69 NL Pitching Leaders Fergie Jenkins
71 NL Strikeout Leaders Fergie Jenkins
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 Bobb/Cosman RC
454 Ron Santo AS
456 Don Kessinger AS
480 Glenn Beckert
505 Ken Henderson
541 Bill Heath
562 Ted Abernathy
593 Chicago Cubs Team
612 Jim Hickman
630 Ernie Banks
649 Jimmie Hall
654 Rookie Stars Boots Day RC
670 Ron Santo
699 Hank Aguirre
714 Al Spangler

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