1969-70 Topps

Number of Required Items: 99
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Current Finest Possible Set Rating: 10.587

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.

Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 reaching new heights Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 10.13 10.13
2 Bryant 1969 Topps Basketball Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 9.93 09.93
3 Jamie713 Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 9.63 09.63
4 The Watchorn Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.90 08.90
5 docrods tallboys Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.80 08.80
6 Jayhawks 100.00% 8.61 08.61
7 Geoff's Tallboys Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.15 08.15
8 Classicards 1969-70 Topps Tall Boys Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.06 08.06
9 The Crandell Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.04 08.04
10 MarcB 1969 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 8.04 08.04
11 Howard's Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.00 08.00
12 Kramer Kollectibles Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.98 07.98
13 JT's Hoopsters Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 7.95 07.95
14 Jeffrey Lichtman Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.93 07.93
15 Faruq's 1969 Tall Boys 100.00% 7.90 07.90
16 Ty's 1969 Tall Boy Collection 97.98% 8.48 07.90
17 The Clark Collection Click to Contact Owner 98.99% 8.32 07.88
18 MB Mike Click to Contact Owner 98.99% 7.94 07.88
19 mams '69/70 Basketball Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.79 07.79
20 Jayz 1969 Topps Basketball Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 98.99% 8.16 07.77
21 ns merged br 33 98.99% 7.87 07.46
22 rosie's 69's 100.00% 7.43 07.43
23 Yorker's Tallboys Click to Contact Owner 97.98% 7.90 07.42
24 recbball's 69' set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 7.42 07.42
25 The OC Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.36 07.36
26 The Cook Collection Click to view Set Images 100.00% 7.29 07.29
27 Land of the Giants Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.27 07.27
28 chuibob Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.22 07.22
29 Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities' Summer 2015 Auction 97.98% 7.47 07.12
30 The McGee Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 7.05 07.05
31 Lord Thanos' Original Basketball Tallboy Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.05 07.05
32 Dhjacks Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 6.95 06.95
33 The Hoosier Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 95.96% 8.07 06.88
34 The Scott Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 6.85 06.85
35 GWP Collection Click to Contact Owner 87.88% 8.02 06.83
36 Geo3 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 89.90% 8.01 06.82
37 Mexisar 1969 Click to Contact Owner 92.93% 8.01 06.67
38 jayandbutton Click to Contact Owner 96.97% 6.70 06.60
39 The Nelson Collection 86.87% 7.11 06.43
40 DaWongz 1969-70 Topps Basketball Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 6.38 06.38
41 Fast Break 69 91.92% 8.00 06.35
42 The RCF Collection 100.00% 6.23 06.23
43 Brendan Williams Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 78.79% 7.92 06.18
44 Mike R's 1969-70 Topps Cards Click to Contact Owner 92.93% 6.61 06.14
45 C.L. Peters Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 6.11 06.11
46 Daniel's Basketball Set 100.00% 5.95 05.95
47 goldraptor 98.99% 5.89 05.85
48 Jenkind's 1969 Topps Basketball Click to Contact Owner 77.78% 6.89 05.76
49 bballjunkie Click to Contact Owner 69.70% 7.78 05.75
50 1969 Tall Boys PSA 7 Set 92.93% 7.00 05.69
51 GB2 Click to Contact Owner 87.88% 6.53 05.57
52 tonyolm13 Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 5.56 05.56
53 JR's 1969 Classic Hoops Click to Contact Owner 68.69% 9.59 05.56
54 Garb 79.80% 6.78 05.36
55 Mickey71's Tall Boys Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 76.77% 7.79 05.01
56 RidgeCards1969 topps 62.63% 6.79 04.92
57 TallHeel 79.80% 7.39 04.69
58 The Clark Collection (2) 65.66% 8.01 04.45
59 jean.ramon Click to Contact Owner 76.77% 8.00 04.38
60 Bones 1969 Topps Basketball Click to Contact Owner 90.91% 5.07 04.11
61 The Wang Dynasty Click to Contact Owner 45.45% 8.59 03.98
62 wallenda 43.43% 7.63 03.93
63 SeminoleLaw Click to Contact Owner 66.67% 6.76 03.88
64 Topknot44Topps1969Basketball 77.78% 5.53 03.85
65 Goodlieu's 1969 Topps Basketball Set (Under Construction) Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 36.36% 8.06 03.77
66 League Leaders - 1969/70 Tall Boys Click to Contact Owner 67.68% 6.98 03.64
67 7rhode Click to Contact Owner 19.19% 7.10 03.34
68 wentz Click to Contact Owner 61.62% 7.14 02.93
69 RonaldStudle1 55.56% 4.96 02.92
70 Tory's 1969-70 Topps Basketball Set 66.67% 5.84 02.92
71 jmoran19 Click to Contact Owner 21.21% 6.95 02.78
72 George's Dream 38.38% 6.05 02.74
73 Dennis the Menace 52.53% 6.23 02.62
74 Todd's Childhood 69 Set 29.29% 6.52 02.55
75 Ben's 1969 Topps Basketball 38.38% 7.84 02.34
76 Jeannie's 1969 Basketball Click to Contact Owner 33.33% 6.43 02.25
77 kroprs Click to Contact Owner 28.28% 5.69 02.24
78 P_Picardo 27.27% 6.22 02.24
79 gregmo Click to Contact Owner 17.17% 5.77 02.15
80 MB Mike Backup Click to Contact Owner 21.21% 7.24 02.05
81 BBCards4U Click to Contact Owner 34.34% 8.62 01.98
82 1969-70 Topps 37.37% 7.72 01.98
83 1969 Topps Basketball 31.31% 7.42 01.90
84 neilhamms Click to Contact Owner 38.38% 6.42 01.85
85 stlstan77 Click to Contact Owner 35.35% 6.59 01.85
86 RCM Vintage Collection - 1969-1970 Topps Basketball Set 23.23% 7.46 01.81
87 Cecil B's 1969-1970 Topps Basketball set Click to Contact Owner 31.31% 7.62 01.69
88 Radtke's 1969 Quest for Completion Click to Contact Owner 28.28% 4.96 01.65
89 Sportcardguy Click to Contact Owner 20.20% 8.05 01.58
90 Michael Disfarmer's 1969/70 Kentucky Colonels Click to Contact Owner 25.25% 6.12 01.46
91 MH Logogg Click to Contact Owner 11.11% 8.06 01.39
92 Gambit's Drive for 5 Click to Contact Owner 29.29% 5.67 01.28
93 JT Sportscards 13.13% 6.07 01.09
94 nickman90 Click to view Set Images 12.12% 6.55 01.07
95 Njspbacoc Click to view Set Images 9.09% 6.21 01.07
96 sammydabull Click to view Set Images 17.17% 9.68 00.97
97 BogdanCollection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 19.19% 6.62 00.93
98 Tony's 1969 Topps Basketball Set Click to Contact Owner 25.25% 5.68 00.90
99 1969 Basketball - leen01 11.11% 6.19 00.88
100 MarcB 1969(2) Click to Contact Owner 4.04% 8.00 00.36