1974 Topps Deckle Edge


Measuring 2 7/8" x 5", these are larger than their illustrious ancestors, but lack the charm of the earlier issue. Full bleed photos, scalloped edges and a facsimile autograph are nice, but give me those 69 inserts. The backs have a "handwritten" notation from the player pictured on the obverse above a newspaper type clipping and are printed on either gray or white stock, one of which was the test issue version. A truly scarce test issue, these are seen every once in a while, but prices are sky high. And hey, are those logos I see?


1    Amos Otis
2    Darrell Evans
3    Bob Gibson
4    Dave Nelson
5    Steve Carlton
6    Jim Hunter
7    Thurman Munson
8    Bob Grich
9    Tom Seaver
10   Ted Simmons
11   Bobby Valentine
12   Don Sutton
13   Wilbur Wood
14   Doug Rader
15   Chris Chambliss
16   Pete Rose
17   John Hiller
18   Burt Hooton
19   Tim Foli
20   Lou Brock
21   Ron Bryant
22   Manny Sanguillen
23   Bob Tolan
24   Greg Luzinski
25   Brooks Robinson
26   Felix Millan
27   Luis Tiant
28   Willie McCovey
29   Chris Speier
30   George Scott
31   Willie Stargell
32   Rod Carew
33   Charlie Spikes
34   Nate Colbert
35   Rich Hebner
36   Bobby Bonds
37   Buddy Bell
38   Claude Osteen
39   Dick Allen
40   Bill Russell
41   Nolan Ryan
42   Willie Davis
43   Carl Yastrzemski
44   Jon Matlack
45   Jim Palmer
46   Bert Campaneris
47   Bert Blyleven
48   Jeff Burroughs
49   Jim Colborn
50   Dave Johnson
51   John Mayberry
52   Don Kessinger
53   Joe Coleman
54   Tony Perez
55   Jose Cardenal
56   Paul Splittorff
57   Hank Aaron
58   Dave May
59   Fergie Jenkins
60   Ron Blomberg
61   Reggie Jackson
62   Tony Oliva
63   Bobby Murcer
64   Carlton Fisk
65   Steve Rogers
66   Frank Robinson
67   Joe Ferguson
68   Bill Melton
69   Bob Watson
70   Larry Bowa
71   Johnny Bench
72   Willie Horton