Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Keeping Track, Part 2

Out of 660 cards in the 1973 Topps baseball card set, five were included to let collectors know which players are on each card.Here is the second of those cards:

Card # 264 -- Checklist 2

Presented 132 at a time, checklist cards let those collecting a complete set know what they were missing. The boxes between each name and number allowed collectors to keep track of their sets-in-progress. As a result, many checklist cards were marked up, which means fewer copies remain in higher grade when compared to regular 1973 Topps cards.

This one looks great...I featured another checklist card in an earlier post, and this card survived the years a lot better than that one did.


  1. Do the checklists have the same *, ** variations the first 1973 Football checklist does?

  2. Good question.

    I just looked at my '73 set in the binder and all five of my checklist cards have one asterisk on the back. That's not definitive, but it's what I can see.

    The blue-bordered team checklists, however, can be found with one or two asterisks. I've already shown one here...Just click on "team Checklist" on the Labels list on the right side of the page to see it.