1973 Topps - Basic

Number of
Required Items
660
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
11.019

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

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 131313 2020 100.00% 9.63 10.39 10.39
2 mmno7 2016 100.00% 9.42 R 9.94 9.94
3 The Mint 1973 Collection - All 9's or higher 2013 100.00% 9.32 R 9.72 9.72
4 Avi's 1973 Topps 2018 UPDATED 100.00% 9.30 9.69 9.69
5 The Reverse Curve Collection 2005 2006 100.00% 9.24 R 9.58 9.58

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 131313 2020 100.00% 9.63 10.39 10.39
2 Avi's 1973 Topps 2018 UPDATED 100.00% 9.30 9.69 9.69
3 The House That Fonzie Built - My Own Homegrown Collection 2015 2019 UPDATED 98.64% 9.29 9.66 9.47
4 Brew Crew's 1973 Topps Set 99.85% 9.17 9.43 9.41
5 Derek's 1973 Set 100.00% 9.15 9.39 9.39
6 Tammy's 1973 Topps Baseball Card Set 100.00% 9.12 9.34 9.34
7 A's Win it All 100.00% 9.07 9.22 9.22
8 Bill's 401(k) Plan UPDATED 100.00% 9.01 9.12 9.12
9 Gemint's 1973 Set 100.00% 9.01 9.11 9.11
10 GI's 73 Set - All Nines 100.00% 9.00 9.09 9.09
11 BK's 73's 100.00% 8.71 8.74 8.74
12 artie33 UPDATED 99.85% 8.55 8.58 8.57
13 Donnie22Baseball 98.03% 8.72 8.74 8.53
14 B & T Baseball 100.00% 8.47 8.49 8.49
15 GBP 1973 100.00% 8.43 8.44 8.44
16 Natedogg's 1973 Topps Collection 99.55% 8.43 8.46 8.38
17 Texmrsport's 1973 Topps 100.00% 8.10 8.10 8.10
18 bsteel9999 100.00% 8.09 8.09 8.09
19 bobsbbcards 100.00% 8.08 8.09 8.09
20 R Leightons 73s 100.00% 8.07 8.07 8.07

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