1970 Topps

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Oct 4, 2023 - 2:52PM

This was the first pack I ever opened. Great memories!

Aug 17, 2023 - 6:01PM

My first pack ever opened was a rack pack of 1970 Topps Baseball. It was on the day I was fitted with my first pair of glasses--we went to the Ben Franklin 5-and-Dime after the eye doctor. Must have been 1st series, as I remember the Mets "World Champions" team card was in it. I needed glasses to pick out the players pictured. No one in my town carried the 2nd series, and it was weird to jump to the 33-card "grocery cello" boxes with 3rd series cards in them. Finally did wax packs for the later series (with comic books, Scratch-offs and posters in them!).


Oct 18, 2022 - 8:09AM

My parents used to buy cards for me at the local IGA - this set would have been the first cards I collected. I was 7 at the time and still have them. A few years later my dad found a box at a garage sale that was packed with 70 baseball and football cards. Many were damaged but it was amazing the bounty from that box. I traded a lot of the duplicate stars away to friends. I've still got tons of duplicate 70 Topps football first series - check out my collection if interested.

Nov 13, 2021 - 5:44PM

I used to be obsessed with this set as a child. Mind you I was born in 80, so by time i was old enough to start collecting seeing one of these bad boys was a real treat. They still are.

Nov 3, 2021 - 1:52PM

First packs bought. First card was #1 Mets Team Card (World Champions). Since I lived in update New York naturally the Mets became my favorite team - I mean, who wouldn't want to root for the world champs!

Oct 18, 2020 - 5:00PM

This was my first introduction to baseball cards. My parents must have purchased them as I just remember having a handful of cards and then a few more in 1971. In 1972 I got interested, opened packs and did some trading...mostly to eliminate duplicates. I then started looking for those few 1970 cards I had thrown in a draw with other toys and pulled them into my collection.

A few cards (playing cards, Batman cards, baseball cards, can't remember which) were clothes pinned on bike wheels to make a cool sound :0

Anything older than 1970 has always been "back issue" in my mind.

Nov 1, 2018 - 7:55AM

My first pack I ever opened was the 1970 Topps. 10 cards for 10 cents plus a stick of gum. I also opened a pack of the 1970 Topps Super that same year. I believe you got 2 cards for a dime plus a stick of gum. I was 8 years old at the time. Those cards would be up well over 1000% today. Many kids in the day would put the cards in there bicycle spokes. Many moms chucked shoeboxes of them in the garbage. I kept mine until I moved in 1974. I still buy and sell cards today. What a great hobby and business. If you are interested in mainly vintage sports cards, you can find me on eBay, user ID tsc*c.

Feb 8, 2018 - 1:25PM

First pack I ever opened, actually my first card was a Bob Watson I found on a sidewalk. I was four but I remember it like it was yesterday. I learned how so spell, do math, write in cursive, geography and so much more from cards.

Jan 9, 2018 - 2:50AM

My first packs of cards were from this great set. I was only 6 years old so not a lot of memories but I do distinctly remember a day late in the summer when I got Frank Robinson, card #700. Still one of my favorite sets!

Sep 5, 2017 - 9:27PM

Well, I finished going through every card in my newly completed set. I found myself really happy about a few things in this set. First, it is pretty darned complete. 25+ cards per team. You can see who actually played for the team. Also, the set really focused on minor league careers, so I found myself fascinated by the path each player took to the majors. Contrast that to 2017, where I can't even see the player's whole major league career. One set of rookie cards, without a million Prospects, Future Stars, etc. Full set of post-season cards, including, gasp, cards for the games the eventually series-winning team lost!
Yes, the airbrushed hats are kinda sad. And the lack of action shots, with so many spring training pictures. But the completeness of the set really wins the day. And the little cartoons on the back...

Apr 12, 2016 - 3:05PM

This is a really cool set that deserves a closer look from collectors.

Edited on: Sep 23, 2016 - 2:47PM

Mar 24, 2015 - 9:06AM

I was wondering if the white circle on the back of the card where the card number is located is a error/misprint if it is not printed yellow like the other cards? See card number 609 for Buck Martinez.


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