Thursday, December 20, 2012
My top 25 sets #6: 1975 Topps
Set 1975 Topps
Number of cards in set: 660
Key RCs: George Brett, Robin Yount
Is the set built?: 341/660
What I like about this set: Topps really let it go when it comes to the color schemes for the front border, showcasing 18 different color combinations. That fact alone would easily carry this set even if there were no key players in the set. But with RCs of HOFers George Brett and Robin Yount, along with others such as Gibson, Aaron and Robinson, this set is loaded with great cards. Add in RCs of Gary Carter and Jim Rice, and a set in NM condition costs a little bit more for a guy on a budget.
The backs of the cards are easily readable with the ink being a dark green. The top of the back also has an information cartoon, a staple of Topps sets over the years. Frank Robinson's cartoon is actually a pretty easy trivia question, as it asks "who is the only player manager" (at the time), which of course was Robinson himself.
What I don't like about this set: There is nothing really wrong with this set at all that I can see.
I am looking forward in 2013 to completing, or coming close to completing this set. This set was released a couple of years before I started collecting cards, but a good deal of the players in the set are recognizable to me, which is what makes older sets even more fun to collect. The combination of the card design along with the great RC/player selection is what will keep this set a classic for many years to come. If you would like to see a real take on what this set is all about, take a look here.
Thanks for reading, Robert