1972 Topps

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This is a list with brief descriptions of Topps sports card products for 1972.


Set Description Cards in Set Size
Base set 787 2.5 x 3.5 inches

Base set[edit]

The background or border for the photos is Topps only psychedelic production in a base set in baseball. The base set includes standard posed photos of players and managers, photos of players and managers in action during games, and league leader cards with three players per card.

Parallel Sets[edit]

Since 1965, the Canadian candy company O-Pee-Chee produced virtually identical, but smaller, sets identical to the Topps issue of the same year. The Canadian printed cards tended to be printed on lighter grey cardstock and often included traded lines on the front of the cards. In 1972, due to Canadian law, the cards were modified to include both French and English text in which

case T.C.G was replaced by O.P.C. in the copyright line.

Set Description Cards in Set Size
O-Pee-Chee 525 2.5 x 3.5 inches


In 1972, Topps issued two Football sets featuring the National Football League.

Set Description Cards in Set Size
Base set 351 2.5 x 3.5 inches
Bazooka Official Signals 12 6.25 x 2.875 inches


Set Description Cards in Set Size
Base set 176 2.5 x 3.5 inches


Topps issued one set featuring the two professional basketball leagues, the National Basketball Association and the American Basketball Association, playing during the 1972-1973 season.

Set Description Cards in Set Size
Base set 264 2.5 x 3.5 inches


  • Beckett, Dr. James et al. (2002). "Beckett Baseball Card Price Guide". Beckett Publications-Dallas, Texas ISBN 1-930692-17-X