1969-70 Topps

Number of Required Items : 99

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 09.370

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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% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 reaching new heights 100.00% 9.22 09.22
2 Forgetaboutit!!! 100.00%
Retired on 9/4/2012
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 9.156
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 9.156
9.16
09.16
3 Bryant 1969 Topps Basketball Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 9.11 09.11
4 JJetJ 100.00%
Retired on 4/7/2011
Rank 3
Weighted GPA 9.011
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 9.011
9.01
09.01
5 Jamie713 Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 9.00 09.00
6 Museum of Sports History 100.00%
Retired on 10/17/2006
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 8.892
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.892
8.89
08.89
7 The Watchorn Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.51 08.51
8 docrods tallboys Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.49 08.49
9 TBryant's 1969 Topps Basketball set 100.00%
Retired on 4/9/2009
Rank 5
Weighted GPA 8.479
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.479
8.48
08.48
10 Jayhawks 100.00% 8.35 08.35
11 John Branca 100.00%
Retired on 4/5/2004
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 8.214
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.214
8.21
08.21
12 Geoff's Tallboys Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.12 08.12
13 The Crandell Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.04 08.04
14 Classicards 1969-70 Topps Tall Boys Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.04 08.04
15 MarcB 1969 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 8.01 08.01
16 dglickfield 100.00%
Retired on 3/13/2010
Rank 11
Weighted GPA 8.011
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.011
8.01
08.01
17 J. Feeley Collection Click to view Set Images 100.00%
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%
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 07.98
20 Skov69 100.00%
Retired on 5/21/2008
Rank 14
Weighted GPA 7.952
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.952
7.95
07.95
20 Butcher's 1969-70 Topps 100.00%
Retired on 12/1/2012
Rank 18
Weighted GPA 7.952
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.952
7.95
07.95
20 JT's Hoopsters Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 7.95 07.95
20 Jake's 69/70 Tall Boys 100.00%
Retired on 5/31/2005
Rank 5
Weighted GPA 7.952
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.952
7.95
07.95
20 Mile High Card Company 100.00%
Retired on 5/31/2011
Rank 18
Weighted GPA 7.952
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.952
7.95
07.95
25 Jeffrey Lichtman Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.92 07.92
26 Faruq's 1969 Tall Boys 100.00% 7.86 07.86
27 Chloe's Masterpiece 98.99%
Retired on 2/23/2009
Rank 18
Weighted GPA 8.184
% Complete 98.99%
Set Rating 7.837
8.18
07.84
28 The Clark Collection Click to Contact Owner 98.99% 8.19 07.76
29 Kramer Kollectibles Click to Contact Owner 97.98% 7.88 07.74
30 Jayz 1969 Topps Basketball Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 98.99% 8.12 07.73
31 mams '69/70 Basketball Set Click to Contact Owner 98.99% 7.76 07.64
32 JJetJ (2) 95.96%
Retired on 4/7/2011
Rank 24
Weighted GPA 8.302
% Complete 95.96%
Set Rating 7.599
8.30
07.60
33 MarcB 1969(2) Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.60 07.60
34 Goldin Auctions Winter 2014 Auction Click to Contact Owner 98.99% 7.95 07.53
35 Yorker's Tallboys Click to Contact Owner 98.99% 7.90 07.48
36 Ty's 1969 Tall Boy Collection 95.96% 8.25 07.42
37 recbball's 69' set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 7.38 07.38
38 rosie's 69's 100.00% 7.34 07.34
39 AWR's 1969-70 Topps Basketball Collection 100.00%
Retired on 3/6/2009
Rank 21
Weighted GPA 7.288
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.288
7.29
07.29
40 chuibob Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.22 07.22
41 The Cook Collection Click to view Set Images 100.00% 7.20 07.20
42 4C 69 topps 100.00%
Retired on 8/23/2004
Rank 6
Weighted GPA 7.201
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.201
7.20
07.20
43 Land of the Giants Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.17 07.17
44 The McGee Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 7.05 07.05
45 s.r. owen 100.00%
Retired on 4/11/2004
Rank 6
Weighted GPA 7.048
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.048
7.05
07.05
46 JRM 1969-70 Topps BSK 100.00%
Retired on 10/23/2010
Rank 34
Weighted GPA 6.997
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.997
7.00
07.00
47 Dhjacks Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 6.95 06.95
48 The Hoosier Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 95.96% 8.07 06.87
49 Lord Thanos' Original Basketball Tallboy Set Click to Contact Owner 96.97% 7.05 06.86
50 MarcB 1969(3) 95.96%
Retired on 11/9/2013
Rank 49
Weighted GPA 7.001
% Complete 95.96%
Set Rating 6.853
7.00
06.85
51 The Scott Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 6.85 06.85
52 ZBob 91.92%
Retired on 5/27/2014
Rank 51
Weighted GPA 7.863
% Complete 91.92%
Set Rating 6.698
7.86
06.70
53 Mexisar 1969 Click to Contact Owner 92.93% 8.01 06.67
54 jayandbutton Click to Contact Owner 96.97% 6.68 06.58
55 JB's 1969/70 Basketball 97.98%
Retired on 10/7/2012
Rank 48
Weighted GPA 7.279
% Complete 97.98%
Set Rating 6.548
7.28
06.55
56 Tin Cup's 1969-70 Topps PSA Tall-Boy Set 100.00%
Retired on 10/5/2012
Rank 49
Weighted GPA 6.491
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.491
6.49
06.49
57 The Nelson Collection 86.87% 7.11 06.43
58 GWP Collection Click to Contact Owner 82.83% 7.87 06.43
59 DaWongz 1969-70 Topps Basketball Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 6.38 06.38
60 The OC Collection Click to Contact Owner 94.95% 6.83 06.38
61 Fast Break 69 91.92% 8.00 06.35
62 TallBoy Ron 90.91%
Retired on 7/30/2008
Rank 29
Weighted GPA 7.000
% Complete 90.91%
Set Rating 6.259
7.00
06.26
63 1939NationalChamps 100.00%
Retired on 8/21/2012
Rank 52
Weighted GPA 6.213
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.213
6.21
06.21
64 mhclassics 89.90% 7.86 06.16
65 Mike R's 1969-70 Topps Cards Click to Contact Owner 92.93% 6.61 06.14
66 Brendan Williams Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 78.79% 7.86 06.13
67 C.L. Peters Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 6.11 06.11
68 1969 Tall Boys PSA 7 Set 96.97% 7.00 06.00
69 GB2 Click to Contact Owner 88.89% 6.56 05.90
70 Daniel's Basketball Set 100.00% 5.78 05.78
71 tonyolm13 Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 5.56 05.56
72 ns merged br 33 83.84% 7.75 05.48
73 Lande's Dandies 1969 95.96%
Retired on 4/9/2013
Rank 64
Weighted GPA 5.963
% Complete 95.96%
Set Rating 5.474
5.96
05.47
74 Garb 79.80% 6.78 05.36
75 goldraptor 97.98% 5.40 05.34
76 Gary's 69 Topps 98.99%
Retired on 5/21/2012
Rank 58
Weighted GPA 5.520
% Complete 98.99%
Set Rating 5.228
5.52
05.23
77 JR's 1969 Classic Hoops Click to Contact Owner 68.69% 8.99 05.21
78 Mickey71's Tall Boys Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 76.77% 7.79 05.01
79 Geo3 1969 Topps Basketball Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 62.63% 8.00 04.91
80 Jenkind's 1969 Topps Basketball Click to Contact Owner 70.71% 7.15 04.77
81 TallHeel 79.80% 7.39 04.69
82 dalmey's 69 topps tall boys Click to Contact Owner 30.30% 7.95 04.69
83 wallenda 46.46% 7.64 04.06
84 Bones 1969 Topps Basketball Click to Contact Owner 89.90% 5.03 04.04
85 Topknot44Topps1969Basketball 77.78% 5.53 03.85
86 jean.ramon Click to Contact Owner 69.70% 8.00 03.81
87 SeminoleLaw Click to Contact Owner 65.66% 6.69 03.81
88 Goodlieu's 1969 Topps Basketball Set (Under Construction) Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 36.36% 8.04 03.77
89 League Leaders - 1969/70 Tall Boys Click to Contact Owner 67.68% 6.98 03.64
90 RidgeCards1969 topps 42.42% 7.05 03.56
91 7rhode Click to Contact Owner 19.19% 7.10 03.34
92 The Clark Collection (2) 45.45% 8.03 03.12
93 wentz Click to Contact Owner 61.62% 7.14 02.93
94 RonaldStudle1 55.56% 4.96 02.92
95 Tory's 1969-70 Topps Basketball Set 65.66% 5.85 02.89
96 jmoran19 Click to Contact Owner 21.21% 6.95 02.78
97 George's Dream 38.38% 6.05 02.74
98 Todd's Childhood 69 Set 29.29% 6.52 02.55
99 Jeannie's 1969 Basketball Click to Contact Owner 33.33% 6.43 02.25
100 kroprs Click to Contact Owner 28.28% 5.69 02.24
101 BBCards4U Click to Contact Owner 38.38% 8.28 02.19
102 Ben's 1969 Topps Basketball 37.37% 7.82 02.09
103 P_Picardo 23.23% 6.11 02.07
104 1969-70 Topps 36.36% 7.74 01.94
105 1969 Topps Basketball 31.31% 7.42 01.90
106 stlstan77 Click to Contact Owner 36.36% 6.52 01.88
107 Cecil B's 1969-1970 Topps Basketball set Click to Contact Owner 31.31% 7.62 01.69
108 Radtke's 1969 Quest for Completion Click to Contact Owner 28.28% 4.96 01.65
109 Michael Disfarmer's 1969/70 Kentucky Colonels Click to Contact Owner 25.25% 6.12 01.46
110 MH Logogg Click to Contact Owner 11.11% 8.03 01.38
111 neilhamms Click to Contact Owner 29.29% 6.26 01.36
112 Gambit's Drive for 5 Click to Contact Owner 29.29% 5.67 01.28
113 JT Sportscards 13.13% 6.07 01.09
114 BogdanCollection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 19.19% 6.62 00.93
115 sammydabull Click to view Set Images 17.17% 9.00 00.90
116 Tony's 1969 Topps Basketball Set Click to Contact Owner 25.25% 5.68 00.90
117 1969 Basketball - leen01 11.11% 6.19 00.88
118 nickman90 9.09% 6.53 00.88
119 RCM Vintage Collection - 1969-1970 Topps Basketball Set 5.05% 7.14 00.79
120 budw222 Click to Contact Owner 12.12% 6.53 00.52
121 MarcB-3 Click to Contact Owner 1.01% 8.00 00.04