1973 Topps Baseball Cards
The 1973 Topps set was reduced to 660 standard-size cards and was the last vintage baseball card set issued in series throughout the season. The key rookie cards are Hall-of-Famers: #174 Goose Gossage and #615 Mike Schmidt.
Reduced by 127 cards from the previous year, the 1973 Topps set has fewer no-name players and had less subsets. The League Leaders (61-68) shows only the leader of each league, and the Playoff Highlight cards (201-202) no longer features each game. The Rookie Stars (601-616) added a third player to the card and were grouped by position, instead of by team. By having players from 3 teams on the same card, these cards are part of 3 different team sets. Further increasing the scarcity and cost was that the Rookie Card were issued in the 7th Series.
By Dean Hanley