1974 Topps Baseball Cards
The 1974 Topps Baseball Card Set was the first to be released as a factory set. The set includes 660 cards, measuring 2½" by 3½" and has the following subsets: Hank Aaron Career Cards (1-6), League Leaders (201-208), All-Stars (331-339), Playoff Highlights (470-471), World Series Highlights (472-479), and Rookie Stars (596-608). The key 1974 Topps rookie card is #456 Dave Winfield.
Inserted in the 1974 Topps baseball card wax packs were Traded and Red Team Checklist cards. While not officially part of the 1974 standard set, these two insert sets are almost always collected with it. The most interesting variation cards of the 15 Padres players that list their team as " Washington Nat'l Lea."
By Dean Hanley