1973 Topps - Basic

Number of Required Items : 660

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 09.768

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The 660-card 1973 Topps baseball set, while not the most visually appealing issue of the decade, has a few desirable components. First, all great sets seem to have one or two cards that help define the issue. In this case, Mike Schmidt's rookie card takes center stage. This classic three-player card not only includes the greatest 3rd baseman in baseball history, but it also features the popular Los Angeles Dodger Ron Cey. Another interesting aspect to this set is all-time leader subset featuring Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Ty Cobb to name a few. In fact, the very first card in the set is an all-time home run leader card (not part of the subset mentioned above) featuring Ruth, Aaron, and Mays. Willie Mays and Roberto Clemente are both featured in the set. This is important to note because it would be the last time either legend would have a card produced during their playing days. Early cards of Reggie Jackson, Nolan Ryan, and Carlton Fisk are also notable additions as well as the tough high number series (529-600). The reverse of the cards feature a black border so beware of chipping along the edges in addition to the poor centering overall. This set is one of the more affordable Topps issues from the decade. To read an in-depth article, click here.

All-Time Finest
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 The Hill Collection 100.00% 9.56 09.56
2 The Mint 1973 Collection - All 9's or higher 100.00%
Retired on 9/9/2013
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 9.317
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 9.317
9.32
09.32
3 The Reverse Curve Collection Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired on 8/15/2006
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 9.242
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 9.242
9.24
09.24
4 Donald E. Spence - The Lone Star Collection 100.00%
Retired on 9/15/2013
Rank 3
Weighted GPA 9.231
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 9.231
9.23
09.23
5 dglickfield 100.00%
Retired on 5/24/2014
Rank 5
Weighted GPA 9.216
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 9.216
9.22
09.22
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Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 The Hill Collection 100.00% 9.56 09.56
2 Derek's 1973 Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 9.07 09.07
3 Fonzie's Favorite 70's Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 9.06 09.06
4 Avi's 1973 Topps Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.98 08.98
5 GI's 73 Set - All Nines Click to Contact Owner 99.39% 9.00 08.94
6 A's Win it All 99.85% 8.95 08.93
7 TGF Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 98.33% 8.98 08.83
8 Andoga's World of 1973 Click to view Set Images 100.00% 8.74 08.74
9 Gemint's 1973 Set Click to Contact Owner 97.27% 8.85 08.64
10 Bill's 401(k) Plan Click to Contact Owner 99.85% 8.64 08.63
11 BK's 73's 100.00% 8.37 08.37
12 Tammy's 1973 Topps Baseball Card Set 100.00% 8.36 08.36
13 New Era Chips 99.85% 8.23 08.22
14 bobsbbcards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 99.85% 8.07 08.04
15 Texmrsport's 1973 Topps Click to Contact Owner 99.70% 8.10 08.01
16 Mims Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 92.73% 8.44 07.61
17 Big Z Click to Contact Owner 89.39% 9.00 07.58
18 MacBoube '73 Topps Beisbol Click to Contact Owner 91.06% 8.37 07.44
19 Zacks73's Click to Contact Owner 93.64% 8.16 07.44
20 Fabfranks 1973 Baseball Set Click to Contact Owner 93.64% 8.02 07.22
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