1973 Topps

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1973 Topps baseball cards There are 660 cards in this set, each measuring 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches.

Card fronts show a color photo of the player surrounded by a thin black frame with rounded edges against a white border; to the lower right is a small black silhouette against a color background showing the player's team position. In the space below the photo can be found the player's name and team.

Card backs have a cartoon at the top showing a moment from the player's career, with the card number in a small baseball graphic to the lower left; to the right of this are the player's name and basic biographical stastics against a black background, and below this are the player's game stats, year by year, in yellow.

There were fewer cards in this than in recent sets - though whether this was an aesthetic decision or an economic one is unknown.

This was the last Topps set released in waves of series; this meant no more scarce 'high numbers' cards which have plagued collectors over the years with previous entries.

Prominent cards in this set include:
1 - All Time Home Run Leaders (Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Babe Ruth
50 - Roberto Clemente
67 - Strikeout Leaders (Nolan Ryan, Steve Carlton)
100 - Hank Aaron
130 - Pete Rose
142 - Thurman Munson
174 - Rich Gossage
220 - Nolan Ryan
245 - Carl Yastrzemski
255 - Reggie Jackson
305 - Willie Mays
380 - Johnny Bench
474 - All Time RBI Leader (Babe Ruth)
615 - Rookie Third Basemen (Ron Cey, John Hilton, Mike Schmidt)