Sunday, July 18, 2010

Introduction To My 1974 Topps Set

I started collecting baseball cards in 1971 at the age of seven. I collected several dozen, mostly from candy or variety stores. Although I played in an organized baseball league in 1972 when I was eight, it wasn't until 1973 when I was nine that I played for a Little League with good fields, good grounds, and a snack shack that sold baseball cards. We received tickets after each game that could be used at the snack shack for various items. Since I loved baseball cards I used my tickets occasionally to get a pack after the game.

Well, the next year when I was ten, I went full out in collecting cards. I not only got them from the snack shack, but my mom (bless her!) was in charge of supplying bulk candy, etc., as the Women's Auxiliary President, to the Little League snack shack. We hit up the candy store big time. The local candy store had fully stocked shelves of not just ball card packs - but boxes and cases of cards. My personal 1974 Topps set was well underway.

It is my desire to post both fronts and backs of all my cards in the 1974 set, as is done on most other set blogs and websites. I have the vast majority of '74 Topps cards, with maybe a handful remaining to collect. I will post each card and hopefully give some description of the player and card along with each post. Numerical order seems the most natural to me, but if that isn't the case, I'll say so. Anyway, here goes with a blog that encapsulates a wonderful part of my childhood.


  1. I like the idea. I'll be watching for my favorite players of the era, Greg Luzinski, Larry Bowa, and Mike Schmidt!

  2. Looking forward to this project.

  3. 1974 is one of my favorite sets as it was the first year I remember buying packs. I'm looking forward to your card by card review.