1969-70 Topps

Number of Required Items : 99

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 09.365

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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
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Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 reaching new heights 100.00% 9.22 09.22
2 Bryant 1969 Topps Basketball Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 9.11 09.11
3 Jamie713 Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 9.00 09.00
4 The Watchorn Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.51 08.51
5 docrods tallboys Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.49 08.49
6 Jayhawks 100.00% 8.31 08.31
7 Geoff's Tallboys Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.12 08.12
8 The Crandell Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.04 08.04
9 Classicards 1969-70 Topps Tall Boys Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.04 08.04
10 MarcB 1969 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 8.01 08.01
11 Howard's Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.98 07.98
12 JT's Hoopsters Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 7.95 07.95
13 Jeffrey Lichtman Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.92 07.92
14 Faruq's 1969 Tall Boys 100.00% 7.86 07.86
15 Kramer Kollectibles Click to Contact Owner 97.98% 7.88 07.74
16 The Clark Collection Click to Contact Owner 98.99% 8.17 07.74
17 Jayz 1969 Topps Basketball Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 98.99% 8.12 07.73
18 mams '69/70 Basketball Set Click to Contact Owner 98.99% 7.76 07.64
19 MarcB 1969(2) Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.60 07.60
20 Goldin Auctions Winter 2014 Auction Click to Contact Owner 98.99% 7.95 07.53
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