Friday, June 24, 2016

TELL ME YOUR FAVORITE CARD OF THE 1970'S!


OK, so you have all heard me go on and on about how the 1976 Topps Johnny Bench card is my all-time favorite, ESPECIALLY of the 1970’s.
Well today I’d love to begin hearing from you all on which card stands out among the rest of the 1970’s Topps offerings.
So which card is it everyone?
What Topps card from the 1970’s is you absolute favorite?
I’d love to hear it and see if any one card begins to pull away and lead the "pack".

Hit me up and let me know what card is YOUR "Mona Lisa", as the '76 Johnny Bench is mine...

45 comments:

  1. For me, the perfect card from the decade was the amazing 1978 Reggie Jackson. It looks like a statue of Mr. October as he watches the flight of what very well may be a homer in the glorious Yankee Stadium sunlight. A thing of beauty.

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  2. 1976 Topps Traded #74 Oscar Gamble

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    1. Of course a CLASSIC!!! Long live the 1970's!

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    1. A bit of a surprise for me, but a great card for sure!

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  4. For me it is a 3 way tie between the 1971 Thurman Munson, The 1978 Reggie Jackson & the 1979 George Brett. Love the action shots....

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  5. Can't do it....So I'll just start with Lou Brock '76, George Scott '75, and Horace Clarke '74.

    Each for different reasons - especially the Clarke. Great question Gio!

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    1. I really like these picks in addition to mine. The 1974 George Scott is great as well.

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    2. Hey Jim! Ah yes that 1976 Brock is just fabulous! The 1st Brock card I ever owned and I was hooked!!!

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  6. 1971 Ken McMullen is probably my favorite, but there are many others I like - 1973 Thurman Munson and 1975 Ralph Garr come to mind.

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    1. I'm SO happy to see this card mentioned! Definitely a great card and one of many GREAT action shot cards of the 1971 set

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  8. 1976 Fred Lynn. It's a great tribute to an unbelievable rookie year (and it's the year I started collecting).

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    1. Awesome card! I was such a sucker for those rookie trophies! Great photo and color scheme too

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  9. 1978 Steve Garvey - it's a great design, great photo, and I love the All-Star shield that Topps used. Also, I am nostalgic for that set since it was my first and Garvey was my favorite player.

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    1. If it wasn't for the 1976 set that '78 set would easily be my favorite of all-time!

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  10. 1971 Thurman Munson. My all-time favorite player on one of the greatest action shots. Add in the sideways presentation and the rookie trophy, and they had me. I don't even have a close second.

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  11. 1971 Munson #1... 1974 Ralph Garr #2

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    1. OOh! Great pick with the 1974 Garr! Excellent card!

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    2. When I first saw that card I had to have it... It took a while in 1974! Maybe a Ralph Garr 72 in action someday?

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    3. Wow! You know, I thought I DID do a Garr 72 In-Action already! Definitely going to be coming up!

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  12. How about the 1971 Vada Pinson (or is it Thurman Munson)? Play at the plate. Plenty of dust. Safe or out?

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  13. 1978 Jim Rice - love the smile/laugh

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    1. Definitely a great card from a great set!

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  14. 1976 Bench,1973 Bench and 1972 Clemente.

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    1. Wow! The 73 Bench and 72 Clemente are a surprise here. Awesome!

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  15. Any of the Ken Boswell cards. Including the 72 in action card. I'm biased as he was my favorite player growing up.

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  16. I have to include the 1978 Cecil Cooper, Al Oliver, Tony Perez and Darrell Porter - they were the first cards I ever owned, and I got them from one of those uncut panels inside an issue of Dynamite Magazine. I loved them - and I was like "You mean you can get more of these? In packs? At stores? And you don't even have to cut them apart?? Sign me up!"

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  17. 1973 Luis Alvarado. It shows Bill Veeck's failed experiment with Drive-In baseball games.

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    1. Is THAT what's going on with that card?!?!?! I have always wondered what the heck those card were doing there like that!?

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  18. Too Many Great Cards in the 1970's to Name. Love them All.

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  19. My favorite is the 74 Billy Williams, which stacks up to the Jackson in my opinion, and is better since Billy wasn't a jerk. Honorable mention for the 77 Fisk, 73 Crowley & 72 Norm Cash...

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  20. Hey Frank! If you're going to mention my favorite band in a baseball card post, I just HAVE TO post it on my blog:

    Frank Dangiolillo
    "Photographed at dusk on a sweltering hot summer evening, the 1973 Topps Roberto Clemente is dark, ominous and just plain eerie. It's the Joy Division - Closer of the hobby and my personal favorite card of the 1970's. It's not 1909 Addie Joss creepy, mind you...it's just a beautiful fitting final card for one of the greats of the era."

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  21. Hands down - 1977 Dave Kingman. To my knowledge the first All-Star card featuring a Met! We had arrived, baby (sort of).

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