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  • 1970

    1 4.00%
  • 1971

    5 20.00%
  • 1972

    2 8.00%
  • 1973

    1 4.00%
  • 1974

    3 12.00%
  • 1975

    8 32.00%
  • 1976

    1 4.00%
  • 1977

    2 8.00%
  • 1978

    2 8.00%
  • 1979

    0 0%
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Thread: Favorite Topps Design of the 70s

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    Favorite Topps Design of the 70s

    Just curious what people think. Please comment on your choice if you wish, but base/main/flagship sets only. We all know the real winner is 1971 Greatest Moments.
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    Not a big fan of any of them, but I went with 78...
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    1971 because it has the best action shot ever used on a baseball card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WizardofOz1982 View Post
    1971 because it has the best action shot ever used on a baseball card.

    That's yours? An 8?!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnthonyCorona View Post
    That's yours? An 8?!?!

    Bring me your Bickford, Ryan McMahon, Senzatela and Peter Lambert cards
    I wish. I'm at work and can't grab a scan of mine so I just used the one on PSA's website. Mine is so off center that most of the right border is gone but I still love the card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WizardofOz1982 View Post
    I wish. I'm at work and can't grab a scan of mine so I just used the one on PSA's website. Mine is so off center that most of the right border is gone but I still love the card.
    I agree, i have one in bad condition but it's iconic

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    1971 black beauty.. one of my favorite of all time..
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    1975 has always been my favorite. Finishing the set is still on my to do list...


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    Those 71s are TOUGH when it comes to grading, but I do love that design, along with the cheesy lettering in '72 and overall look of '73. But in the end, 1975 is too great to pass over. I love the color combinations, and the great rookies in the set just seal the deal for me.

    1975 is the only complete set I have from the '70s.
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    I love the '71s.
    A Top 5 favorite set ever.
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    I went with '74. Clean, timeless design with team uniform colors on the borders.
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    73 is the nicest by far and 75 is butt ugly.

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    1971 as it's my birth year! It's also among the better designs of the decade.

    I do wish Topps would quit abusing the design in every modern product they release nowdays. How about retire the reprints and modern players on 1971 designs until Topps Heritage 1971 hits in a few years.

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    The '75 set is so 1975. I believe the only other set in that entire decade that screams the year it was made is 1972. In my opinion, 1975 is the set of the decade.
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    It is interesting to view these types of poll results and wonder what the draw for each person is. Sometimes I feel these things are heavily influenced by perceived value or sentimental reasons rather than by aesthetics.

    I believe that aside from the actual set design, the photo selection has a lot to do with how nice a card appears. Perhaps I might like 72 Tops better if they had started incorporating those action shots that became common place the following g year, as that design with those boring poses do nothing for me. Especially those large head shots looking up from below, so it seems like you are looking up their noses.

    I like most of the designs of the 70s, probably a lot of that has to do with those was the bread and butter of my collection in the beginning and for the longest time before I started spending more and discovering older cards.

    1970 - I like the simplicity of the grey border and the colored team names. There are some interesting photos used too, pre-action era. Click image for larger version. 

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    1971 - See Munson above. I agree one of the coolest looking cards ever and those black borders are nice when they are not worn or chipped.

    1972 - Barf! I struggled to find any card I really like from the set. This one is pretty decent considering.Click image for larger version. 

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    1973 - Ho Hum design, but los of great action shots.Click image for larger version. 

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    1974 - I do like this design and again, many great action photos. Always loved that Aaron HR king card too.Click image for larger version. 

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    1975 - The multicolored borders were a hit when I was a kid. I think now, the fact that there are different color combos bothers me some. Some pairs are hideous. Great photos and the AS badge was born. Click image for larger version. 

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    1976 - Probably my 2nd favorite design. Some stunning auction shots, but this is perhaps #2 best card image of the 70s. Click image for larger version. 

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    1977 - My favorite set. I just love the framed photo, the team names in color and the position flags. Toss in a nice action photo, an AS badge or a rookie cup and you have a great looking and set.Click image for larger version. 

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    1978 - The year I began collecting. Another great set. the design is simple, but I like the scripted team names and the AS badges. I love the Ault card with the rookie cup and Munson cameo, but this is an all American card for sure.Click image for larger version. 

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    1979 - A decent design that works best with action shots. Click image for larger version. 

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    The 80s would quickly turn into a boring card design era for me personally, but 1980 Tops started the decade with a bang. Some nice action photos and the 2nd to last appearance of the AS badges as a stand-alone. Click image for larger version. 

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