1971 Topps

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1971 Topps baseball card The 1972 Topps baseball card set consists of 752 cards, each the standard size of 2-1/2 by 3-1/2".

The card fronts feature a color photo of the player surrounded by a thin white frame, which is surrounded by a black border. A facsimile of the player's autograph is superimposed over the photo. The player's team, name, and position are given in colored lettering along the top of the card.

Card backs feature a second (black-and-white) photo of the player toward the upper left, in a stylized border. The card number is in the far top left corner. To the right of this is a rounded block of text containing player bio, stats, etc. A segemented box along the bottom give the previous year's game stats along with the career totals/averages.

The last, high-number release (#'s 644-752) are harder to find; and even some of these were short-printed.

Prominent cards in this set include:
5 - Thurman Munson
20 - Reggie Jackson
100 - Pete Rose
250 - Johnny Bench
400 - Hank Aaron
513 - Nolan Ryan
525 - Ernie Banks
600 - Willie Mays
630 - Roberto Clemente
709 - Major League Rookies (Dusty Baker, Don Baylor, Tom Paciorek) (short printed)