I was cruising around the blogosphere yesterday and landed on the 1975 Blog <link>. I started getting all nostalgic. Even though I wasn’t even 5 at the time, I have grown to love this design and the set. When I first started collecting cards, my first look into the set was a 1975 Topps Mini Reggie Jackson.
As you can see it’s about 75% of the original, and the set was 660 cards, just like big brother. It’s not a rare set by any stretch of the imagination, as it was marketed just as strongly as the original set. There just is a certain cool factor associated with it.
I told my wife yesterday that whenever our bet is over. Yes, the bet is still going strong after 3 months. That’s 3 months that I have not purchased a card other than 2001 Bowman Chrome refractor autographs. But I think I am going to chase this set. From what I have seen on eBay, if condition is not a problem you can find lots of 50 cards for between $5-$10 shipped. Even less if you look.
This set, in my opinion, was the second best design of that decade (always have a soft place in my heart for the 1977 design), and the fact that it’s a mini makes it that much cooler. So if you are looking for a set to put together that won’t break the bank and might be a lot of fun, look no further than 1975 Topps Mini.
Is anyone trying to put together an older set (pre- 1980)?