1973 Topps

Total Cards: 660

Rating: 7.6 (120 votes)
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Top Sets: #78

Release 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
"Alltime" on front, "All-Time" on back
  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

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  • 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).

User Comments

Sep 17, 2021 - 8:11PM

1st pack ever opened age 9 just looking for reds cards traded all the rest off.

Jul 10, 2021 - 12:29PM
Allen York

Card #645 of Bob Locker is a photo of him on the A's and airbrushed to look like the Cubs. The outfielder who is also airbrushed into a Cubs uni is believed to be Reggie Jackson as he did spend some time in center field.

Mar 28, 2021 - 1:25PM

First pack I ever opened at age 5.


Posted by: ComposerMike
May 25, 2021 - 7:08PM


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1973 #451Oct 2, 2021 10:32 AM
by C2Cigars
High Numbered Cards are scarce?6Jan 4, 2021 3:42 PM
by jimetal7212
#417 Scipio Spinks 3rd Variant?1Jan 3, 2021 2:19 PM
by griffey423
Ummm3Jul 18, 2020 7:11 AM
by sfurukawa
Mays #30511May 28, 2020 5:42 PM
by Sportzcommish

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