1973-74 Topps Basketball Cards

1973-74 Topps Basketball Cards

Brand:

Product Details

User Rating:

Compared to the basketball sets that Topps had issued before it, the design of the 1973-'74 set may seem like it was toned down.

Card fronts show a player picture. Some cards show game action, while others were simply poses in front of a wall. In the lower left corner is an image of a basketball floating over a hoop. Inside that basketball is the player's position, with his team and name placed to the right. Once again, there was a small problem due to two teams called the Rockets, so Houston was added to the NBA's franchise. Backs were once again given a vertical format, and a cartoon was placed at the top of the card. The card number appears below that in a little graphic basketball, along with a name and position. A red box contains some vitals, and a green box has a write-up about the player's career. The year-by-year stats appear below that, and a copyright line specific to the player's league runs across the bottom.

For the first time, All-Star players are not given a subset. Instead, the distinction is appears on their regular card, which is given a different design. For some reason, each of those players also gets a white inset photo with a floating head shot.

The NBA/ABA split is the same as the previous year's set, with NBA players appearing on cards #1-176 and ABA players showing up on #177-264. The subsets are also split by leagues: NBA statistical leaders are featured on #153-158, while the ABA leaders took up cards #234-239. The playoffs are also recapped, with the NBA postseason chronicled on cards #62-68 and the ABA on cards #202-208.

The main rookie cards in the set feature Bob McAdoo, Paul Westphal and Chris Ford.

Key 1973-74 Topps Basketball Cards:

1973-74 Topps Basketball Cards 1

1973-74 Topps Basketball Cards 2
« Previous12345...1213
1973-74 Topps Basketball Cards 11

Set Checklist

1973-74 Topps Basketball Card Checklist



Hot Auctions

Top 25 Singles

Here are the real time rankings of the 25 Most Popular Singles currently being sold on eBay:

1973-74 Topps Basketball Cards 13
0 watchers
Bids: 1
Current Bid/Price (USD): $0.99
Time Left: 9 hours 4 minutes 4 seconds
1973-74 Topps Basketball Cards 14
0 watchers
Bids: 1
Current Bid/Price (USD): $0.99
Time Left: 4 days 8 hours 58 minutes 31 seconds
1973-74 Topps Basketball Cards 15
0 watchers
Bids: 1
Current Bid/Price (USD): $0.99
Time Left: 4 days 9 hours 1 minute 39 seconds
1973-74 Topps Basketball Cards 16
0 watchers
Bids: 1
Current Bid/Price (USD): $0.99
Time Left: 4 days 9 hours 7 minutes 49 seconds
1973-74 Topps Basketball Cards 17
0 watchers
Bids: 2
Current Bid/Price (USD): $1.04
Time Left: 4 days 9 hours 9 minutes 42 seconds
1973-74 Topps Basketball Cards 18
0 watchers
Bids: 1
Current Bid/Price (USD): $0.99
Time Left: 4 days 9 hours 11 minutes 7 seconds
1973-74 Topps Basketball Cards 19
0 watchers
Bids: 1
Current Bid/Price (USD): $0.99
Time Left: 4 days 9 hours 13 minutes 37 seconds


Author Chris Stufflestreet  |  E-Mail Author
Chris is an avid vintage sports card collector who is The Cardboard Connection's resident expert of all things vintage.

    Review This Product

    Rate this product from 1 to 5 stars using the following rating scale:
    1 Star - Avoid this product like the plague
    2 Stars - Below Average Product
    3 Stars - Average Product
    4 Stars - Excellent Product
    5 Stars - Incredible Product

    Please explain your rating below.