Some of the Top Cards of 1976

Sunday, August 15, 2010

1976 Topps #526 - Checklist #397-528

  • Hall of Famers on each checklist cards (excluding highlights, league leaders, managers, and TSN All Time All Stars):
    • Checklist #1 (1-132) 6 - Lou Brock, George Brett, Gaylord Perry, Brooks Robinson, Dennis Eckersley, Jim Hunter
    • Checklist #2 (133-264) 4 - Dave Winfield, Rich Gossage, Fergie Jenkins, Carl Yastrzemski, Pete Rose is also in this series.
    • Checklist #3 (265-396) 7 - Willie Stargell, Johnny Bench, Robin Yount, Tony Perez, Jim Rice, Steve Carlton, Carlton Fisk
    • Checklist #4 (397-528) 9 - Rod Carew, Rollie Fingers, Joe Morgan, Phil Niekro, Gary Carter,  Jim Palmer, Mike Schmidt, Reggie Jackson, Billy Williams
    • Checklist #5 (529-660) 3 - Don Sutton, Hank Aaron, Tom Seaver
  • I didn't check the "4-player rookie cards," but I don't think there were any HOFers on those cards -- please correct me if I'm wrong or if I missed any HOFers on this list.
  • Do you remember those ads that used to be in the collector's catalogs for series sets? Larry Fritsch cards (among others) used to advertise these sets and list the highlights in each series. It was fun to figure out which series I would like to have the most. Out of these series in 1976, which one would have been your favorite back in the day?

1 comment:

  1. That's a tough choice between checklist 3 and checklist 4, but I'd probably choose #3 back then. Bench and Fisk were both big-time cards then. And I was a fan of Rice and the Red Sox. Yount was a big deal, too.