Sunday, August 28, 2011

1974 Topps Stamps

Set size: 240 stamps, 1" by 1-1/2"

Front Design: A color player photo in a black frame dominates most of the stamp, while the player's name, team, and position are in a solid-colored oval at the bottom.

Back Design: Stamps are blank-backed.

Parallels and Similars: There are several issues of Topps Stamps, but each year had its own design.

Distribution: Stamps were issued in sheets of 12 with one of 24 different team albums. Each album held the ten stamps of players for that team.

Thoughts: The design is clean and relatively attractive, and with 24 unique, relatively inexpensive sheets, collecting a full set isn't too difficult. Of all the Topps stamp issues I'm familiar with, this is most likely my favorite.

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