1969-70 Topps

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Current Finest Possible Set Rating: 10.730

The 1969-70 Topps Basketball set is truly one of the most collectible basketball card issues in the hobby. The "Tall Boy" design and overall difficulty of the cards create strong demand for the set that includes the legendary rookie card of Lew Alcindor (AKA - Kareem Abdul Jabbar) and a #1 card of Wilt Chamberlain. In addition to the Alcindor rookie card, rookie cards of Bill Bradley, Willis Reed, Wes Unseld, Earl Monroe, Connie Hawkins, Dave Bing, Gail Goodrich, Nate Thurmond, Billy Cunningham, Walt Frazier, Elvin Hayes and Dave DeBusschere are amongst those which inhabit the set. Most of these rookie cards feature Hall of Famers. The design and manufacturing process caused many of these cards to be produced with poor centering and the oversized nature of the cards made it difficult to protect the corners and edges from wear over the years. All in all, this set is a key for basketball collectors. To read an in-depth article, click here.

Notes: The divisor for this set for weighting is 189.

All-Time Finest
RankCollection% CompleteGPA WeightedGPA with Top Pop BonusesSet Rating
1 Forgetaboutit!!! 100.00%9.16
Retired on 9/4/2012
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 9.156
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 9.156
10.16
10.16
2 reaching new heights 100.00%9.18
Retired on 5/18/2016
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 10.116
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 10.116
10.12
10.12
3 JJetJ 100.00%9.01
Retired on 4/7/2011
Rank 3
Weighted GPA 9.011
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 9.011
9.64
09.64
4 Jamie713 Click to Contact Owner 100.00%9.00 9.61 09.61
5 Museum of Sports History 100.00%8.89
Retired on 10/17/2006
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 8.892
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.892
9.42
09.42
6 docrods tallboys Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.84 9.34 09.34
7 MB Mike Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.73 9.12 09.12
8 The Watchorn Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%8.51 8.89 08.89
9 TBryant's 1969 Topps Basketball set 100.00%8.48
Retired on 4/9/2009
Rank 5
Weighted GPA 8.479
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.479
8.71
08.71
10 Jayhawks 100.00%8.40 8.65 08.65
11 John Branca 100.00%8.21
Retired on 4/5/2004
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 8.214
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.214
8.36
08.36
12 MarcB 1969 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%8.12 8.15 08.15
13 Geoff's Tallboys Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.12 8.15 08.15
14 Classicards 1969-70 Topps Tall Boys Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.04 8.07 08.07
15 The Crandell Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.04 8.04 08.04
16 dglickfield 100.00%8.01
Retired on 3/13/2010
Rank 17
Weighted GPA 8.011
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.011
8.01
08.01
16 J. Feeley Collection Click to view Set Images 100.00%8.01
Retired on 10/7/2002
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 8.005
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.005
8.01
08.01
18 The Harrington Collection 100.00%8.00
Retired on 5/21/2008
Rank 10
Weighted GPA 8.000
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.000
8.00
08.00
19 Howard's Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.98 8.00 08.00
20 Kramer Kollectibles Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%7.91 7.99 07.99
21 Chloe's Masterpiece 98.99%8.18
Retired on 2/23/2009
Rank 18
Weighted GPA 8.184
% Complete 98.99%
Set Rating 7.837
8.31
07.96
22 Skov69 100.00%7.95
Retired on 5/21/2008
Rank 14
Weighted GPA 7.952
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.952
7.95
07.95
22 Butcher's 1969-70 Topps 100.00%7.95
Retired on 12/1/2012
Rank 18
Weighted GPA 7.952
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.952
7.95
07.95
22 JT's Hoopsters Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%7.95 7.95 07.95
22 Jake's 69/70 Tall Boys 100.00%7.95
Retired on 5/31/2005
Rank 5
Weighted GPA 7.952
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.952
7.95
07.95
22 Mile High Card Company 100.00%7.95
Retired on 5/31/2011
Rank 18
Weighted GPA 7.952
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.952
7.95
07.95
27 Jeffrey Lichtman Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.92 7.93 07.93
28 Ty's 1969 Tall Boy Collection 97.98%8.30 8.49 07.91
29 dagotkin1 100.00%7.85 7.91 07.91
30 MRB Collection Click to Contact Owner 98.99%8.18 8.29 07.89
31 The Clark Collection Click to Contact Owner 98.99%8.23 8.33 07.89
32 Faruq's 1969 Tall Boys 98.99%7.90 7.91 07.87
33 JJetJ (2) 95.96%8.30
Retired on 4/7/2011
Rank 24
Weighted GPA 8.302
% Complete 95.96%
Set Rating 7.599
8.53
07.81
34 mams '69/70 Basketball Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.79 7.79 07.79
35 Jayz 1969 Topps Basketball Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 98.99%8.12 8.16 07.77
36 bballjunkie Click to Contact Owner 98.99%7.71 7.71 07.67
37 Geo3 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 98.99%8.04 8.04 07.65
38 Goldin Auctions Winter 2014 Auction 98.99%7.95
Retired on 1/6/2015
Rank 33
Weighted GPA 7.950
% Complete 98.99%
Set Rating 7.529
7.95
07.53
39 rosie's 69's Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.50 7.50 07.50
40 ns merged br 33 98.99%7.87 7.87 07.46
41 The OC Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.46 7.46 07.46
42 recbball's 69' set Click to view Set Images 100.00%7.42
Retired on 8/10/2015
Rank 38
Weighted GPA 7.415
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.415
7.42
07.42
43 The Cook Collection Click to view Set Images 100.00%7.29 7.29 07.29
44 Yorker's Tallboys Click to Contact Owner 94.95%7.90 7.90 07.29
45 AWR's 1969-70 Topps Basketball Collection 100.00%7.29
Retired on 3/6/2009
Rank 21
Weighted GPA 7.288
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.288
7.29
07.29
46 chuibob Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.27 7.27 07.27
47 Land of the Giants 100.00%7.25
Retired on 11/17/2016
Rank 45
Weighted GPA 7.253
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.253
7.25
07.25
48 4C 69 topps 100.00%7.20
Retired on 8/23/2004
Rank 6
Weighted GPA 7.201
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.201
7.20
07.20
49 The McGee Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%7.05 7.05 07.05
50 Lord Thanos' Original Basketball Tallboy Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.05 7.05 07.05
51 s.r. owen 100.00%7.05
Retired on 4/11/2004
Rank 6
Weighted GPA 7.048
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.048
7.05
07.05
52 JRM 1969-70 Topps BSK 100.00%7.00
Retired on 10/23/2010
Rank 34
Weighted GPA 6.997
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.997
7.00
07.00
53 GWP Collection Click to Contact Owner 88.89%7.90 8.04 06.97
54 MarcB 1969(2) Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 93.94%7.59 7.59 06.97
55 KLH 95.96%7.26 7.27 06.96
56 The Hoosier Collection Click to view Set Images 95.96%8.07
Retired on 9/19/2015
Rank 53
Weighted GPA 8.075
% Complete 95.96%
Set Rating 6.878
8.07
06.88
57 jean.ramon Click to Contact Owner 96.97%8.00 8.00 06.86
58 The Scott Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00%6.85 6.85 06.85
59 Mike's 69 Hoops Set Click to Contact Owner 91.92%7.32 7.32 06.82
60 jayandbutton Click to Contact Owner 100.00%6.76 6.76 06.76
61 ZBob 91.92%7.86
Retired on 5/27/2014
Rank 51
Weighted GPA 7.863
% Complete 91.92%
Set Rating 6.698
7.86
06.70
62 C.L. Peters Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00%6.68 6.68 06.68
63 Mexisar 1969 Click to Contact Owner 92.93%8.01 8.01 06.67
64 JB's 1969/70 Basketball 97.98%7.28
Retired on 10/7/2012
Rank 48
Weighted GPA 7.279
% Complete 97.98%
Set Rating 6.548
7.30
06.57
65 Tin Cup's 1969-70 Topps PSA Tall-Boy Set 100.00%6.49
Retired on 10/5/2012
Rank 49
Weighted GPA 6.491
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.491
6.49
06.49
66 DaWongz 1969-70 Topps Basketball Click to Contact Owner 100.00%6.43 6.43 06.43
67 The Nelson Collection 86.87%7.11 7.11 06.43
68 Fast Break 69 91.92%8.00 8.00 06.35
69 TallBoy Ron 90.91%7.00
Retired on 7/30/2008
Rank 29
Weighted GPA 7.000
% Complete 90.91%
Set Rating 6.259
7.00
06.26
70 1939NationalChamps 100.00%6.21
Retired on 8/21/2012
Rank 52
Weighted GPA 6.213
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.213
6.21
06.21
71 Brendan Williams Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 78.79%7.86 7.92 06.18
72 Mike R's 1969-70 Topps Cards Click to Contact Owner 92.93%6.61 6.61 06.14
73 goldraptor 98.99%6.09 6.09 06.06
74 Daniel's Basketball Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00%6.01 6.01 06.01
75 GU184 97.98%5.94 5.94 05.88
76 Jenkind's 1969 Topps Basketball Click to Contact Owner 77.78%6.90 6.90 05.76
77 JR's 1969 Classic Hoops Click to Contact Owner 72.73%8.99 9.56 05.74
78 The RCF Collection 92.93%6.55 6.55 05.71
79 1969 Tall Boys PSA 7 Set 92.93%7.00 7.00 05.69
80 Mooreisbetter Click to Contact Owner 71.72%7.34 7.34 05.61
81 GB2 Click to Contact Owner 87.88%6.53 6.53 05.57
82 tonyolm13 Click to Contact Owner 100.00%5.56 5.56 05.56
83 Lande's Dandies 1969 95.96%5.96
Retired on 4/9/2013
Rank 64
Weighted GPA 5.963
% Complete 95.96%
Set Rating 5.474
5.96
05.47
84 Garb 80.81%6.78 6.78 05.47
85 Gary's 69 Topps 98.99%5.52
Retired on 5/21/2012
Rank 58
Weighted GPA 5.520
% Complete 98.99%
Set Rating 5.228
5.52
05.23
86 Swapmeetpete 100.00%5.10 5.10 05.10
87 Mickey71's Tall Boys Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 76.77%7.79 7.79 05.01
88 RidgeCards1969 topps 62.63%6.79 6.79 04.92
89 The Clark Collection (2) 71.72%8.01 8.01 04.75
90 TallHeel 79.80%7.39 7.39 04.69
91 Rickp04 87.88%5.07 5.07 04.58
92 Dhjacks Click to Contact Owner 82.83%6.91 6.91 04.55
93 knicks4life Click to Contact Owner 48.48%7.12 7.12 04.39
94 Cosmo 51.52%6.49 6.49 04.38
95 Bones 1969 Topps Basketball Click to Contact Owner 90.91%5.07 5.07 04.11
96 MB Mike - 2 Click to Contact Owner 48.48%7.96 8.09 03.94
97 SeminoleLaw Click to Contact Owner 66.67%6.76 6.76 03.88
98 Topknot44Topps1969Basketball 77.78%5.53 5.53 03.85
99 littlerickyorbit 1969 Topps Basketball Click to Contact Owner 55.56%6.45 6.45 03.60
100 wallenda 39.39%7.56 7.56 03.42
101 7rhode Click to Contact Owner 19.19%7.10 7.10 03.34
102 BOBBJR 45.45%5.86 5.86 03.22
103 THIS SET IS OLDER THAN ME Click to Contact Owner 59.60%7.39 7.41 03.21
104 Dennis the Menace 62.63%6.26 6.26 03.16
105 taul166 Click to Contact Owner 61.62%5.03 5.03 03.14
106 nickman90 Click to view Set Images 27.27%6.60 6.60 02.95
107 wentz Click to Contact Owner 61.62%7.14 7.14 02.93
108 RonaldStudle1 55.56%4.96 4.96 02.92
109 Tory's 1969-70 Topps Basketball Set 66.67%5.84 5.84 02.92
110 P_Picardo 34.34%6.49 6.49 02.92
111 gregmo Click to Contact Owner 24.24%6.32 6.35 02.82
112 jmoran19 Click to Contact Owner 21.21%6.95 6.95 02.78
113 George's Dream 38.38%6.05 6.05 02.74
114 neilhamms Click to Contact Owner 47.47%6.21 6.21 02.60
115 YYZ 16.16%8.02 8.02 02.59
116 Todd's Childhood 69 Set 28.28%6.50 6.50 02.44
117 100% Swede 42.42%6.95 6.95 02.35
118 BBCards4U Click to Contact Owner 36.36%8.48 8.89 02.28
119 Jeannie's 1969 Basketball Click to Contact Owner 33.33%6.43 6.43 02.25
120 kroprs Click to Contact Owner 28.28%5.69 5.69 02.24
121 Wayne Peltz 1969-70 Topps PSA 8 Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 23.23%8.00 8.00 02.18
122 ScottNevinscollection 27.27%6.22 6.22 02.12
123 Champs82 21.21%7.76 7.76 02.07
124 1969-70 Topps 37.37%7.72 7.72 01.98
125 1969 Topps Basketball 31.31%7.42 7.42 01.90
126 Cody's 69 Topps 33.33%5.90 5.90 01.84
127 Cecil B's 1969-1970 Topps Basketball set Click to Contact Owner 31.31%7.62 7.62 01.69
128 Radtke's 1969 Quest for Completion Click to Contact Owner 28.28%4.96 4.96 01.65
129 Sportcardguy Click to Contact Owner 20.20%8.03 8.05 01.58
130 Michael Disfarmer's 1969/70 Kentucky Colonels Click to Contact Owner 25.25%6.12 6.12 01.46
131 MH Logogg Click to Contact Owner 11.11%8.03 8.06 01.39
132 Gambit's Drive for 5 Click to Contact Owner 29.29%5.67 5.67 01.28
133 JT Sportscards 13.13%6.07 6.07 01.09
134 sammydabull Click to view Set Images 17.17%9.00 9.68 00.97
135 BogdanCollection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 19.19%6.62 6.62 00.93
136 Tony's 1969 Topps Basketball Set Click to Contact Owner 25.25%5.68 5.68 00.90
137 1969 Basketball - leen01 11.11%6.19 6.19 00.88
138 NM6970TBK 14.14%5.92 5.92 00.83
139 I Can Dream 8.08%8.11 8.11 00.77
140 RCM Vintage Collection - 1969-1970 Topps Basketball Set 2.02%7.00 7.00 00.67
141 1969-70 Topps Basketball Click to view Set Images 1.01%8.00 8.00 00.34
142 Lee's 1969-70 Topps Basketball Set 4.04%7.00 7.00 00.24
143 Bobby A Click to Contact Owner 1.01%8.00 8.00 00.04