1970 Topps

Total Cards: 720

Rating: 7.6 (148 votes)
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1 World Champions (New York Mets) TC, UER
UER: No "TOPPS" in card-number circle
New York Mets
2 Diego Segui Seattle Pilots
3 Darrel Chaney Cincinnati Reds
4 Tom Egan California Angels
5 Wes Parker Los Angeles Dodgers
6 Grant Jackson Philadelphia Phillies
7 Indians 1970 Rookie Stars (Gary Boyd / Russ Nagelson) RS, RC Cleveland Indians
8 Jose Martinez RC Pittsburgh Pirates
9 1st Series Checklist: 1-132 CL
10 Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox

Inserts and Related Sets



  • 2nd and final set to include Seattle Pilots cards even though team had already moved to Milwaukee to become the Brewers.
  • Wax packs were $0.10 for 10 cards. This was the first year that $0.05 wax packs were made unavailable since Topps made them available in 1952. Penny packs stopped after 1965.
  • Cello packs were $0.25 for 33 cards.
  • Rack packs were $0.39 for 54 cards.
  • Carlos May was named to the 1969 Topps All-Star Rookie Team but his #18 card is missing the trophy designation.
  • The set was released in seven series. Series 6 is #547-633. Series 7 is #634-720.
  • The first series lacked the white bar between player name and position that subsequent series had (space permitting).

User Comments

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.


Posted by: ComposerMike
May 25, 2021 - 6:59PM


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