If I were an artist, I’d create a banner for this blog using the 1972 Topps set as inspiration. ’72 Topps is the epitome of 70’s groovy. Collectors have called it the Magical Mystery set after the trippy graphics of the Beatles 1967 album cover. The graphic style also reminds me of the Truckin’ cards Topps released in 1973 which were about the grooviest trading cards ever. I don’t have many 1972 cards, but I’m working to fix that. This page should be full of ’72 Topps.
The Garvey arrived a couple of days ago. It has been one of my white whales. It has been hard to find a card that met my price/condition requirements. He was my favorite player as a kid, and I’ve been trying to get all of his regular issue Topps cards for every year that he played. With this card: mission accomplished. I’m on the hunt now for cool auto and relics cards.