Thanks to Tony L, who sent me an image of a sheet he was keeping an eye on at an auction site, I was able to gawk and appreciate the Topps method of organizing their sheets, allowing for final cutting and packaging so they could land in our young, grubby hands:
Just fantastic to see the colors, the way the tops of some make the
bottoms of other and so one, allowing printers to have their cuts lined
up with ease (even though the 1975 set was notorious for miscuts and
I notice the Reggie Jackson card, which was actually an uncorrected
error card since he was supposed to be on a yellow-and-red template as
an all-star, but perhaps it was done because of lack of space in the
running lay-out? This has been a mystery for me for the past 40 years or
so! Anyone have an answer?
I also spot one of the best cards of the decade, the Bill Sudakis card,
second to last row, third from the right. Just a phenomenal card as far
as photo, color and composition!
I also see some key cards in the set like Nolan Ryan, Pete Rose and Jim
Palmer along with no less than five team cards and five of the
league-leaders sub-set, which feature Steve Carlton, Ryan, Catfish
Hunter, Rod Carew, Mike Schmidt, Johnny Bench and more.
A gorgeous explosion of colors worthy of anyone’s wall, though I would worry about fading hanging up in a frame like that.
I’ll be looking into some more posts focusing on uncut panels and sheets of interest, hope you like the idea.
Thanks again Tony!