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Topps Variations (1970 - 1975) -- updated 7/7/15.

Key:  Black = Have.  Red = Need.  (?) = Exists??
1970
 1Mets World ChampsNormalBlack line on right side
    White line on right side
9 Checklist 1 Bat extends to white border Bat stops short of white border
 25TovarNormalBlack dot under "a" of Tovar
 52Dal CantonNormalBlack lines in left border
 55OdomNormalCap A and background tower tinged red
70 Pitching Leaders Full "A" "A" in American on back partly missing
  119 Taylor Normal Hat outlined in yellow on top and right
128 Checklist 2 Brown bat, # 226 has period after initial R Bat is black, not brown
# 226 has no period after initial R
198 Mets Celebrate Number on back is normal Number on back has no "Topps" nor circle
  199 Orioles Win ... Front circle background orange Front circle background red
  216 Niekro No vertical line betwen 6' and 1" (?) Vertical line betwen 6' and 1"
220 Carlton Position is in red Position is in orange
   NormalExtra white line behind head top left edge
238 Laboy Pink is very faint Most of shirt and bats soaked In pink
244 Checklist 3 Bat is brown, gap between 4s in card number Bat is red
# 328 is Law, # 353 is Zepp
White bat on front (?)
 257HigginsNormalSmall pink circle in sky above head
  263 Josephson Normal Large faint red stain on uniform back
  276 Hunt Normal Red stain creeping onto uniform from left border
 299BradfordNormalBlack bar on bridge of nose
 302JamesVertical pole touches middle of hatGap between vertical pole and side of hat
303 Alyea Full ball in cartoon on back No ball in cartoon
Partial ball in cartoon
 337McCormickNormalWisps of cloud above head
 339EdwardsNormal"Fish hook" white line hanging from O in Astros
343 Checklist 4 Bat is brown  Bat is red
347 Snyder Normal   Blue teardrop beside bat at top on front
353 Williams Normal Small blue dot on forehead
 354OtisNormalRed blob on forehead
  389 Shellenback Normal Dashed black line entering top left
  401 Giants Rookies Normal "Giants" red ink smeared upwards 
412 Burchart Normal Stray yellow line above cartoon
424 Kilkenny White inside number circle Normal yellow color inside number circle
432 Checklist 5 "Baseball" is white "Baseball" is yellow
  499 Lockwood Normal Glove is blood red
 505HoltzmanNormalReverse heavily smudged with black ink
 509Montreal ExposNormalMiddle reverse smudged black ink
 514HovleyNormalScratch above belt
  526 Herbel Normal White donut to right of forehead
534 Twins Normal Team name red ink and photo shifted to right
  537 Morgan Normal Black dot above top front border
542 Checklist 6 Bat is gray Bat is brown
 570FregosiPickup in backgroundNo pickup ?
588 Checklist 7 # 666 is Adolfo # 666 is Adolpho
  609 Martinez Team name is red Team name bright orange
666 Phillips Height not blotched Height is partly blotched
1971
8 McQueen No clouds With white clouds (?)
Black dot cloud
 13W Sox RookiesNormalTeam and player names speckled with yellow
 21McGinnNormalEntire front border speckled with pale blue
42 Day Dark light post behind head Green light post
67 ERA Leaders Normal White string trailing off top of hat
77 Compton Blue mark in middle of bottom white border No blue mark
83 Mets Rookies Normal Vertical red streak through Foli's hat
Black border ink runs into Foli red
85 Grabarkewitz Red dot in sky No red dot
87 Heidemann "Indians" in green "Indians" in blue
93 Senator Rookies No black dot Black dot on Riddleberger's cheek
112 Mota "Dodgers" in red "Dodgers" in orange
123 Checklist 2 123 on back to right 123 on back centered
Helmet red, not orange
133 Lolich Normal One eye upward (?)
White shadow over left shoulder
145 Singer Normal Light red stain on hat logo
148 Mayberry Red dot between "Mayberry" and "1st" Partial red dot
No red dot at all
 153RossNormalWhite drippings (bird crap) on middle card front
161 Coins Checklist Black border under orange circle, 161 on back is low No black border under orange circle, 161 on back is high
No black border under orange circle, 161 on back is low
 173GarridoNormalBottom of "shortstop" blacked out
 183HodgesNormalEarring variation (yellow donut in top of his right ear)
 190TolanNormalBlack dot cloud across card middle
197 Game 3 AL Playoffs Normal White donut after "1970"
206 Checklist 3 Orange helmet Red helmet
 207FosterNormalPink donut on inside of right bicep
 214FerarraNormalShort lightning bolt right side over hands
226 Russell Normal White donut before "Dodgers"
  243 May Normal Green splotch on chin
 251RebergerNormalWhite partial circle in upper right border
    White blob beside head
265 Northrup No black blob Black blob on right
306 Nash Normal White donut in sky
Black blob on left
Red bulls-eye on cap
319 Cline Light clouds upper left Heavy clouds (?)
  324 Nettles Normal Donut over "ba" in "base"
338 Tenace Normal Blue donut in left border
369 Checklist 4 Small line on helmet above ear, red helmet No line, orange helmet
Line above ear, orange helmet
371 Hiatt No blob Small white blob after position
378 Fuentes Sharp straight black border bottom Irregular black border bottom
429 Hinton Normal Black slash upper left back inset photo (?)
476 Maxvill Normal Clay Carroll on back
492 Boswell No black dot Black dot in upper left white border
499 Checklist 5 Normal Names on front in bold
515 Morton No line over hat Thin black line over hat
 547DobsonNormalPink squiggly lip barnacle
 552BradfordNo blotchesBlack blotches over shoulder
  568 Campisi    Normal Red lipstick mark on nose
619 Checklist 6 Copyright on back, helmet has thin black line No copyright on back, helmet has no line
Copyright on back, helmet has thick black line on brim
636 Lemaster No black blob Black blob on left cheek on back
662 Hedlund Normal Oversized card
671 Voss Normal Blank back
1972
 1Pirates teamNormalRed dot in border above P in Pirates
  12 Cardenal Normal Donut on W in Brewers
18 Pizarro Normal Green under Cubs' C and S
29 Bonham Normal Green under Cubs' C and S
45 Beckert Normal Green under Cubs' C and S
103 Checklist 2 Normal gap Larger gap between Messersmith and 188
    Faint cloud over middle of card front
  117 James Normal Green under Cubs' C and S
  148 Billings Normal Team name has thin white lines where blue should be
 195CepedaNormalSmall break right side inner border
 209RudiNo slashMostly vertical slash across card
  216 Niekro Normal Vert black line between 6' and 1"
 
251 Checklist 3 Print touches bottom border Print does not touch bottom border
268 A's Rookies Normal Blank back
306 Boswell IA Normal Red streak on front
348 Bando Boyhood Normal Blank back
378 Checklist 4 Asterisk on back is hand-drawn Asterisk on back is typed
  463 Carbo Normal Blue squiggle upper right of S in Reds
473 McGinn Full black border on top Top border is chopped off
478 Checklist 5 Smaller print front Larger print front
 516BrownNormalMilt Wilcox back
530 Sutton Uniform is gray Uniform is white
534 Hickman Normal Green under Cubs' C and S
 584McNertneyNormalVarying amounts of faint large fingerprint in middle of sky
    Large yellow blob at back of neck
604 Checklist 6 Copyright to right Copyright to left
607 Duffy Normal Team letters all yellow
1973
12 Zimmer - Mgr Background orange, Podres has no ears Orange background, Podres has ears
Brown background, Podres has right ear
Brown background, Podres missing right ear
20 Bahnsen No gaps Small gap left border
31 Bell No gaps Large or small gap in right border
49 Quilici - Mgr No trees in background Background has trees, Morgan has right ear
Background has trees, Morgan missing right ear
64 SB Leaders No gaps Small gap right border
74 Champion No gaps One small gap top border
Two small gaps top border
79 Willoughby No green speck Green speck above left eye
81 Lockman - Mgr Background orange, no trees Background orange, has trees
93 Alou No gaps Small gap right border
96 Griffin Normal White streak through "base" on front
100 Aaron No gaps Small gap right border
101 Henderson - Mgr No gaps Small gap left border
106 Humphrey No gaps Small gaps left and right borders
113 Grote No gaps Small gap top border
116 Houk - Mgr Background orange Background brown
124 Hardin Normal Big green blob in grass at left
128 Sizemore No green stripe at top near bat Green stripe at top near bat
129 Forster No gaps Small gap right border
131 Kasko - Mgr Background orange Background brown
136 Weaver - Mgr Background orange Background brown
179 Williams - Mgr Background orange, Noren and Horscheit have no left ears Background brown
Background orange, Noren and Horscheit have left ears
Background orange, Stock has white spot over cap logo
180 Jenkins Normal Black horizontal mark through left border
201 Hendrick Yellow baseball on front White baseball on front
237 Mathews - Mgr Background orange, Busby has right ear Background brown
Background orange, Busby missing right ear
252 Fox - Mgr Background orange Background brown
254 Stoneman No gaps Small gap left border
257 Berra - Mgr Background orange Background brown
Background orange, Yost hat brim visible
271 Hutton No gaps Small gap top border
276 Lovitto No gaps Small gap right border
 280KalineNo bandaidBandaid on forehead just under cap
  284     Borgmann Normal Black side borders mis-aligned
291 Moret No gaps Small border gap
        Black side borders mis-aligned
297 W Williams Normal Grass partly yellow left side
Large gap left border
323 B Martin - Mgr Background dark orange Background light orange
329 Kranepool Normal Yellow scratch marks on grass, black side borders mis-aligned
335 Tolan No gaps Small gap right border
336 Bradley No gaps Small gap right border
337 Duncan No gaps Small gap left border
373 Small gap right or top border
368 Buckner No gaps Small gaps left and bottom borders
377 Mauch - Mgr Background dark orange Background light orange
379 Acosta Logo circle is red Logo circle orange
391 Lacy Normal Grass partly blue right side
393 Cardenal Normal Red blob on cap
417 Spinks No gaps Gap in top border
Gaps in top, left and right borders
421 Winkles - Mgr Background orange Background brown
422 Robertson Normal Green specks in hair and below elbow
426 LaRoche Normal Inset photo leg gap (?)
428 Simpson No gaps Gaps in top, left and right, not just left and right, borders
Gaps in left and right borders
430 Blue No gaps Small gap left border
Small gap right border
432 Frisella Normal Chunk missing lower left border
434 Giants No gaps Gaps in top and bottom borders
443 Thompson No gaps Small gaps left and right borders
449 Aspromonte - Mgr Background orange Background brown
452 Casanova Normal Yellow scratches on right edge of grass
  458 Mason Normal Black mark on shirt back letter
459 Howarth No gaps Small gaps left and right borders
  463 Tatum Normal Red slash through inset figure
466 Arcia No gaps Small gap top border
467 Ryan No gaps Small gap right border
478 W Johnson No gaps Small gap right border plus white spots
482 Reuschel No gaps Large gaps left and right borders
485 Cash Normal, no gaps Small gap left border
Red specks in dirt and face
        Green specks in dirt and lower half uniform
486 Ozark - Mgr Background orange, no gaps Coaches background brown
Background orange, gaps in top and bottom borders
497 Schoendienst - Mgr Background light orange Brown background 
Background dark orange
504 E Williams No gaps Small gaps both side borders
508 G Brown No gaps Large gaps left and right borders
514 Kenney No gaps Small gap top border
517 Virdon - Mgr Background orange Background brown
521 Braves Normal Tigers on front
523 Granger No gaps Large gaps left and right borders
526 O Brown No gaps Two large gaps lower left border
Gap upper right border
528 Blair No specks White specks on face
640 Bosman No gaps Small gap left border
1974
32 Grubb San Diego Washington
53 Kendall San Diego Washington
77 Troedson San Diego Washington
102 Greif San Diego Washington
125 Colbert San Diego Washington
148 Hilton San Diego Washington
173 Jones San Diego Washington
197 Romo San Diego Washington
226 Padres San Diego Washington
241 Beckert San Diego Washington
250 McCovey San Diego Washington
309 Roberts San Diego Washington
340 Munson "New York" in yellow letters "New York" in white letters
364 Gaston San Diego Washington
379 B Martin Normal "es" in Coaches obscured on front
387 Morales San Diego Washington
  397         Stone Normal #463 Dobson on back
  471 NL Playoff Normal #494 Goodson on back
483 Braves Normal Lightning in sky
550 McDowell Normal Red patch on glove and face
White donut above "Yankees" on front
Doughnut in "D" on front
599 Rookie Pitchers Freisleben - Sand Diego in small print Freisleben - Washington
Freisleben - San Diego in large print
606 Rookie Outfielders Background is red Background is orange
608 Rookie Pitchers Apodaca Apodaco
629 Staub Normal Back has John Odom info
654 Alou Normal No position listed on front
1974 Teams
1 … 24    ---    1 asterisk on back 2 asterisks on back
   ---    Oakland A's 2 *, green background on front 2*, front background is half blue, half green
1975
10 Davis Clouds in upper right, white mixed with blue in "Expos" No clouds in upper right, "Expos" all blue
41 Geronimo Normal Red blob below "o" in Geronimo
  98 Folkers Normal Stray green line in stats box between clubs and games
106 Hargrove Normal, some pink on back No pink on back, red instead
 111GarrettNormalRed ink smear over left side
  149 Foli Normal Border white continues around position circle on front
165 Rader Normal Upper left corner dark blue, patches of lt blue in lower half
  181             Beene Normal Extra large dimension card
  281 Slaton Normal Red squiggle between B and R in Brewers
344 Oglivie Normal Blank back
366 Sanders Lower background brown Lower background black
414 Mota Normal Blank back
449 C Williams Normal Bright pink circle behind bio
 537 NormalPinkish fingerprint over Sox 
 540 NormalRed donut after Cardinals
 595 NormalBlue donut after last name
624 Rookie Pitchers Normal Small white donut over "Konieczny"
 643 NormalGreen splotch by sideburn
    White splotch by sideburn
    Purple splotch by sideburn
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