1974 Topps Deckle Edge

Number of
Required Items
72
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
10.898

The 1974 Topps Deckle Edge consists of 72 cards, each measuring 2-7/8” by 5”. As the name implies, each piece has a scalloped, “deckle” border with a black-and-white player photo and facsimile signature. Backs feature the card number and a faux “newspaper-clipping” design detailing a milestone in the player’s career. Card backs are either white or gray, with the white backs slightly tougher to obtain. This set is anchored by Bob Gibson (#3), Steve Carlton (#5), Jim Hunter (#6), Thurman Munson (#7), Tom Seaver (#9), Don Sutton (#12), Pete Rose (#16), Lou Brock (#20), Brooks Robinson (#25), Willie McCovey (#28), Willie Stargell (#31), Rod Carew (#32), Nolan Ryan (#41), Carl Yastrzemski (#43), Jim Palmer (#45), Hank Aaron (#57), Fergie Jenkins (#59), Reggie Jackson (#61), Carlton Fisk (#64), Frank Robinson (#66), and Johnny Bench (#71). This was a test set issued in limited quantities throughout Massachusetts, and uncut sheets are sometimes found.

All-Time Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 TC Collection 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012   2013 2014 2015 2016 2018 2019 2020 100.00% 9.35 10.24 10.24
2 gitomer deckle 100.00% 9.18 R 9.88 9.88
3 Brian's 1974 Topps Deckle Edge Set 100.00% 8.81 R 9.15 9.15
4 The Crandell Collection 100.00% 8.77 R 9.13 9.13
5 stevenovella 100.00% 8.75 R 9.10 9.10

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 TC Collection 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012   2013 2014 2015 2016 2018 2019 2020 100.00% 9.35 10.24 10.24
2 dglickfield 97.22% 8.69 8.95 8.12
3 jellybeans233 100.00% 6.78 6.93 6.93
4 Hank's Deckle Edge 100.00% 6.50 6.54 6.54
5 Michael's Gray Back Deckles 76.39% 8.53 8.94 5.77
6 Michael's White Back Deckles 66.67% 8.68 9.34 4.56
7 danbowers65 45.83% 5.88 5.88 2.66
8 rickp 2017 15.28% 9.17 9.67 2.00
9 DSVice 1974 Deckle 23.61% 8.78 9.05 1.10
10 Pacdac 15.28% 8.04 8.04 0.61
11 dmaxf9 1.39% 9.00 10.00 0.10