1971 Topps

Total Cards: 752

Rating: 8.2 (184 votes)
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Inserts and Related Sets



  • Pete Rose can be seen in the background (leading off second base) on Chris Short's card # 511
  • Nolan Ryan can be seen in the foreground of Bud Harrelson's card (#355)
  • Thurman Munson can be seen in the foreground of Vada Pinson's card #275.
  • Wax packs contained 8 cards for 10 cents.

User Comments

Feb 1, 2023 - 9:50AM

Besides the aesthetic beauty in the black borders, this set teases in-game action shots and horizontal layouts. During the next few years, Topps slowly pulled collectors away from staged shots and portraits and brought us closer into the game. The decade is a turning point in producing sports cards, with some classic issues on the horizon.

Nov 13, 2021 - 5:42PM

These are a solid decade before my time... or even being born. I had always thought they would have looked nicer without the white boarder.

Feb 28, 2021 - 1:30PM

Yep-like some others on here this was the first set I completed. Rough did not begin to describe the condition. Then about 20 years later my Dad surprised me with about 1500 1971 cards he bought from a guy he worked with and handed them to me. Much better condition! Still it's probably and overall VGEX set but one I'd probably never part with.


Posted by: ComposerMike
May 25, 2021 - 6:57PM


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