1973 Topps

Total Cards: 660

Rating: 7.6 (154 votes)
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Top Sets: #76

Notes: Set released in five 132-card series with the final high number series (#529-660) being printed in lower quantities.

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1 All-Time Home Run Leaders (Babe Ruth / Hank Aaron / Willie Mays) ATL, UER
UER: Misspelled "Alltime" on front
New York Yankees / Atlanta Braves / New York Mets
2 Rich Hebner Pittsburgh Pirates
3 Jim Lonborg Philadelphia Phillies
4 John Milner New York Mets
5 Ed Brinkman Detroit Tigers
6 Mac Scarce RC Philadelphia Phillies
7 Texas Rangers TC Texas Rangers
8 Tom Hall Cincinnati Reds
9 Johnny Oates Baltimore Orioles
10 Don Sutton Los Angeles Dodgers

Inserts and Related Sets



  • The first Topps set to make all cards available at one time- at least in limited areas of the country.
  • Card #246- Ken Sanders is depicted as a member of the Phillies, in spite of the fact that he was acquired by Philadelphia from Milwaukee in October of 1972 and traded to Minnesota a month later. Chances are, he never even had a chance to put on a Phillies hat.
  • Roberto Clemente's (#50) and Willie Mays' (#305) last appearances on Topps cards as active players.
  • Tom Hutton (#271), Garry Maddox (#322), Dick Tidrow (#339) and Don Baylor (#384) were each named to the 1972 Topps All-Star Rookie Team but their cards are missing the trophy designation.
  • Card #553 - Mickey Scott, features a very early advertisement for Walt Disney World in the background.
  • Card #45, which is supposed to be of Ellie Rodriguez, is a photo of Paul Ratliffe.

    Card #360 does not feature Joe Rudi at all; the A's player highlighted is Gene Tenace.
  • Team checklists were made available via a mail-in offer.
  • Bob Reynolds appears on a multi-rookie card for the third consecutive year, all with different teams (1971 Expos, 1972 Brewers, 1973 Orioles).
  • The photo for George Scott #263 appears to have been altered by Topps. It's an Oakland A's home game, but the crowd in the back is not looking in the direction of the play, and also appears to be Milwaukee's County Stadium.

User Comments

Oct 27, 2022 - 3:42PM

Packaging section has a photo of a wrapper from where all cards were released all at once.

Sep 25, 2022 - 11:22AM

why isn't the reds team card #641listed in the hall of famers for '73?

Apr 26, 2022 - 10:55PM

My very first card was out of a bubble gum pack from this set; Lou Brock's #320. I was in Little League at the time and bought the gum after a game.

No idea where that card is now.


Posted by: dmarek
Jan 8, 2022 - 2:54PM


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