1971 Topps

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  • Pete Rose can be seen in the background (leading off second base) on Chris Short's card # 511
  • Nolan Ryan can be seen in the foreground of Bud Harrelson's card (#355)
  • Thurman Munson can be seen in the foreground of Vada Pinson's card #275.
  • Wax packs contained 8 cards for 10 cents.

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Feb. 18, 2017 - 11:44PM

This was the last year that Topps listed incomplete statistics on the back of their cards.

May. 29, 2015 - 12:02PM

The first packs of baseball cards that I opened were from 1971 Topps 3rd series. I had some older cards from friends and neighbors, but I had never opened my own packs. My dad bought me 10 packs at the grocery store. I figured out that they were from the 3rd series years later because the only card that I remember was #275 Vada Pinson. I mispronounced his name "Vida" because Vida Blue was having a phenomenal season and was the only name that I knew that was close to Vada. My dad quickly corrected my pronunciation and said that Vada Pinson was a very good player. The photo on this card was taken at a very memorable game. I won't post a link, but you can use a search engine to search this card and see a great story about that game and the photo used for this card (hope it is still there when you search). Oh yes, these packs had baseball coins in them! And where was that elusive Vida Blue card for all those fans following this phenom? Unfortunately, it would not appear until the 5th Series (card #544)!

Apr. 27, 2014 - 6:27PM

I'm fairly certain this was the year I started collecting (up through 76.) The sad thing about my collection is somewhere along the way all cards roughly above 500 are missing.


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Looking Back 45 Years to the 1971 Topps Baseball Set1Sep 7, 2016 1:04 PM
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