1973 Topps Pittsburgh Pirates Team Set

Year 1973
Manufacturer Topps
Team Pirates

EX - 5

1973 Topps Pittsburgh Pirates Team Set has all of the standard cards the 1973 Pirates, including Roberto Clemente's last card. Clemente died in a plane clash on New Year's Eve and the cloud of that loss affected the team during the year.  The Pirates finished the season 80-82, good for 3rd place, in a rare off year.  The tragic loss of Clemente allowed two young sluggers playing time in the majors:  Dave Parker and Richie Zisk.

The cards not included are expensive multi-team rookie cards, that were left out of the team set to keep the cost down. The 1973 Topps was the first set to feature all of multi-player rookie cards by position, instead of by their respective teams. To make a bad idea even worse, Topps waited until 7th Series to issue this cards, making them expensive, as well as undesired. As a result, the 1973 Topps multi-player rookie cards are not considered part of 1973 Topps Team Sets. We feel that they do not offer enough value to team sets to offset the additional expense. If you dis-agree, the 1973 multi-team rookie cards can be purchased individually on our site.


The High Dollar Cards in this set include:

  • 1973 Topps #50 Roberto Clemente : 5 - EX
  • 1973 Topps #611 - Richie Zisk / Rich Coggins / Jim Wohlford Rookie Outfielders: 5 - EX
  • 1973 Topps #517 BRN - Bill Virdon / Don Leppert / Bill Mazeroski / Dave Ricketts / Mel Wright Pirates Leaders: 5 - EX
  • 1973 Topps #575 Dock Ellis : 5 - EX
  • 1973 Topps #529 Milt May : 4 - VG/EX
  • 1973 Topps #657 Bob Johnson : 5 - EX
  • 1973 Topps #370 Willie Stargell : 5 - EX
  • 1973 Topps #635 Gene Alley : 4 - VG/EX
  • 1973 Topps #397 Dave Cash : 5 - EX
  • 1973 Topps #303 Nelson Briles : 5 - EX
  • 1973 Topps #422 Bob Robertson : 6 - EX/MT
  • 1973 Topps #333 Gene Clines : 6 - EX/MT

Below is the set breakdown by grade:

Number of Cards in Set 26
Average Grade - Weighted by Value 4.93 - EX
Average Grade - Unweighted 5.12 - EX
Grade Breakdown
6 - EX/MT 6
5 - EX 17
4 - VG/EX 3

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Serial Number
Item #3228134
Grade
5 - EX
Price
$82.00
$77.90 after 5% discount

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