1969-70 Topps

Number of
Required Items
99
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
10.661

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

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 reaching new heights HOF 2013 2014 2015 100.00% 9.18 R 10.13 10.13
2 Forgetaboutit!!! HOF 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012   100.00% 9.16 R 10.10 10.10
3 JJetJ 100.00% 9.01 R 9.63 9.63
4 Jamie713 2017 100.00% 9.01 R 9.62 9.62
5 MB Mike 2018 2019 2020 100.00% 8.96 9.57 9.57

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 MB Mike 2018 2019 2020 100.00% 8.96 9.57 9.57
2 Docrod's Tallboys 100.00% 8.95 9.49 9.49
3 The Watchorn Collection 100.00% 8.63 9.07 9.07
4 Jason Pond Collection 100.00% 8.64 8.99 8.99
5 Jayhawks 100.00% 8.57 8.90 8.90
6 Geoff's Tallboys UPDATED 100.00% 8.54 8.85 8.85
7 SAMMYDABULL UPDATED 100.00% 8.53 8.80 8.80
8 THIS SET IS OLDER THAN ME 100.00% 8.46 8.72 8.72
9 The Clark Collection 100.00% 8.22 8.31 8.31
10 MRB Collection 100.00% 8.19 8.29 8.29
10 knicks4life UPDATED 100.00% 8.19 8.29 8.29
12 MarcB 1969 100.00% 8.22 8.27 8.27
13 Under the radar 100.00% 8.11 8.16 8.16
14 GWP Collection 100.00% 7.98 8.10 8.10
15 Classicards 1969-70 Topps Tall Boys 100.00% 8.04 8.07 8.07
16 JL's 1969 Basketball 100.00% 7.97 8.02 8.02
17 Howard's Collection 100.00% 7.98 8.00 8.00
17 Geo3 100.00% 8.00 8.00 8.00
19 Kramer Kollectibles 100.00% 7.92 7.99 7.99
20 JT's Hoopsters 100.00% 7.95 7.95 7.95

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