1969 Topps Baseball Closes Out Decade with Reggie’s Rookie, Expansion Teams

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1969 Topps Baseball arrived at a time of highs and lows. Anger and civil unrest were part of the collective landscape in America. The Cold War and Vietnam brought uncertainty and fear. And let’s not forget The Beatles giving their final public performance, an impromptu concert from the rooftops of Apple Records’ London headquarters.

1969 Topps Baseball Box

But the end of the tumultuous decade also brought with it some hope and wonder. Neil Armstrong’s small step on the moon expanded the possibilities of technology and the universe.

That wasn’t the only thing that was expanding. Major League Baseball added the San Diego Padres, Montreal Expos, Kansas City Royals and Seattle Pilots, bringing the total number of teams to 24.

And with the game getting bigger, so too did 1969 Topps Baseball. The checklist was the biggest yet. With it came its share of big-name Rookie Cards, quirks and variations. It might not be the most popular release of all-time, but it certainly was a sign of the times with some notable beginnings and hard farewells.

Curt Lovegren was nine in the summer of ’69. Winkler’s Candy Shop in Midlothian, a Southern Chicago suburb was where he’d go to spend his money.

“He had rows and rows of candy lined up,” Lovegren recalled. “[It] was loads of fun just to look at it all and stand there and decide how I was going to spend my nickel, dime or, sometimes, quarter.”

1969 Topps Baseball had his beloved Cubs. It also had the gum. It was the best of both worlds.

“The primary goal was gum and cards to clip to the spokes to make that cool sound when I pedalled,” Lovegren remembered. “After a while, a card would wear out and need to be replaced for the sound to be at its best.”

Larry Robidoux remembers many similar experiences. He got his 1969 Topps cards from a small country store on the outskirts of Rochester, New York.

“The one thing I remember was the smell of the candy,” Robidoux said.

By this time, he’d been collecting for a couple of years and was particularly happy whenever he got any Mets or Yankees. Trading with neighborhood friends and playing schoolyard games with his cards were also a part of his experience.

“We moved around so much after ’69 that I lost track of any cards that I had,” Robidoux recalls. “I have no clue where they wound up but I am trying to get some of them back one card at a time.”

To be a carefree kid once again. Despite all that was happening in the world, bubble gum, baseball and bike spokes brought joy and escape.

Expansion Challenges

The 1969 Topps Baseball checklist has 664 cards. This is up significantly from 1968’s 598. The record would last for just one year as 1970 Topps proceeded to break the 700-card mark.

1969 Topps Baseball is spread across seven series. Although some of series are more plentiful than others, short prints aren’t nearly as extreme as some other years. The final series of high numbers (#589-664) are considered to be the rarest followed by the 3rd Series (#219-327).

Photography isn’t a high point for 1969 Topps Baseball, particularly among the lower numbers. Most have close-up portraits and few actually connect with the camera and show much personality. Most players are looking off to one side into some unknown outdoor abyss. Even the slightly more active posed batting and pitching poses suffer from a similar problem.

Recycled images from other sets isn’t a new challenge for manufacturers. Topps was doing it early on and it pops up again in the 1969 set. Willie Mays and Hank Aaron are among those with old photos used again. Mays’ shot is the same as the one used on his 1966 Topps card only cropped a little differently.

Aaron’s card has the identical photo from the year before.

The expansion teams presented another challenge for 1969 Topps. Specifically, how to show players with the new uniforms. The solution on many is the easiest one—they don’t. Lots of Royals, Expos, Padres and Pilots are pictured with no cap and only the collar of a jersey. For those that are in the early series, the caps are a generic black. This also occurs on several cards for longstanding franchises.

It isn’t until the 5th Series that some of the actual expansion uniforms and caps are shown. Even then, the plain black caps make more appearances all the way through to the end.

In a 2010 article in Sports Collectors Digest, Keith Olbermann laid out that the photo issues in the 1969 set were the result of Topps not taking any new MLB photos in 1968, just some in the minors. Olbermann suspects that it may have been as a result of a possible dispute with the Players Association. So for Topps, it meant either using old photos, sometimes from several years earlier, or tweaking minor league shots.

Finding the Reggie

The 1969 Topps Baseball checklist has a handful of notable Rookie Cards including three Hall of Famers. Leading them all by a significant amount is Reggie Jackson. During his first full season in the majors in 1968, he gave baseball a taste of what was to come by hitting 29 home runs. One could also point to his 171 strikeouts that year, but it was his power, style and ability to come through in the clutch that made him an icon.

1969 Topps Reggie Jackson RC

Rollie Fingers and Bobby Cox are the other Cooperstown inductees with Rookie Cards in 1969 Topps Baseball. Graig Nettles, Sparky Lyle, Bobby Bonds, Earl Weaver and Al Oliver are among the other notables.

As far as quantity goes, the multi-player Rookie Stars subset covers a large number. Most have a pair of players, although some of the 7th Series Rookie Stars have three.

But when it comes to the big names, most are shown solo. This includes Jackson, Cox, Lyle and Bonds.

Saying Good-Bye

With Jackson’s first card, collectors got their first glimpse at a future hobby icon. 1969 Topps Baseball says farewell to someone who made an even bigger impact—Mickey Mantle.

1969 Topps Baseball Mickey Mantle

The set marks Mantle’s final appearance from his active career. He played his final game in 1968 and announced his retirement prior to Opening Day in 1969.

Mantle’s rise to fame coincided with the post-War growth of baseball cards and, in turn, Topps. While the two would be connected again in the future, it was the end of a collecting era, even if it wasn’t necessarily recognized at the time.

White Letters and Blackouts

Errors and variations can be found in a lot of vintage sets. 1969 Topps is no different. On the error front, the most notorious belongs to Aurelio Rodriguez. Card #653 actually has the photo of Angels batboy, Leonard Garcia. The card was never corrected. In fact, it wasn’t even discovered until several years later.

1969 Topps Baseball Aurelio Rodriguez

1969 Topps White Letter Variations make up some of the most valuable cards in the set. Normally, the last names on the fronts are done in yellow text. However, 23 cards from the 5th Series have versions where the last names are in white.

White Letter Variations are tough to find, particularly in top condition. Mantle is one of those with the coveted version. In October, 2017, a PSA 7.5 copy sold for more than $7,500 through Lelands Auctions. The last time a PSA 9 version sold publicly was back in 2009 when Memory Lane, Inc. sold one for $11,717.

Willie McCovey and Gaylord Perry are also among the players with White Letter Variations.

The popularity of these cards has led to some scrupulous activity on at least one occasion.

Andy Broome, Senior Vintage Card Grader at Beckett Grading Services says, “I have seen a Mantle White Letter alteration. The yellow letters had been power erased to remove the yellow and make it appear white.”

This is likely not a widespread problem but something to watch for.

Paul Popovich (#47) and Ron Perranoski (#77) have variations based on the amount of airbrushing on the cap. No logo can be seen on their hats on the more common versions. Popovich actually has two like this, heavy and light. Neither carries much of a premium. However, both players have variations where the logos can be seen through the airbrush blotches. In both instances, these are the tougher versions.

Center of Attention

1969 Topps Baseball has some widespread condition issues. The biggest culprit is centering. The thin borders leave little room to hide even the smallest shift. Top to bottom, side to side—both are a problem.

A handful of cards have proven to be particularly tough to get in top condition. These include Mike Shannon (#110), Red Schoendienst (#426), Ted Abernathy (#483) and Cleon Jones (#512). All have very few high-grade copies, which can lead to some significant price premiums.

Inserts on Deck

1969 Topps Baseball has a couple of additional insert sets that were found in regular packs. The most popular are the Deckle Edge cards.

Included with the 3rd Series, they’re notable for their notched borders and black and white player images. The 3rd Series checklist actually refers to the cards as “Special Autographed Photos.” The signatures on the front are obvious facsimiles.

The 1969 Topps Deckle Edge checklist has 33 cards. However, there are actually 35 in the full variation set. Hoyt Wilhelm was replaced by Jimmy Wynn on card #11. Joe Foy took over for Rusty Staub on card #22. Wynn and Foy are both more rare and are worth noticeably higher.

Other key cards on the Deckle Edge checklist include Roberto Clemente, Willie Mays and Pete Rose.

Decals is the other set of inserts. These have the same basic design as base cards only much smaller. Most of the 48 cards have different photos as well. Although the Decals name has been adopted, they’re not actually stickers. They’re rub-offs. Some versions of 1969 Topps Baseball boxes refer to them as Magic Rub-Offs.

With baseball growing in 1969, Topps went right along with it. There were some pains along the way, but in retrospect, we tend to focus more on the good—like Reggie Jackson Rookie Cards, rare variations and the gum—than the bad.

1969 Topps Baseball Checklist

Base

Base Set Checklist

664 cards.


1 Carl Yastrzemski/Danny Cater/Tony Oliva – LL
2 Pete Rose/Matty Alou/Felipe Alou – LL
3 Ken Harrelson/Frank Howard/Jim Northrup – LL
4 Willie McCovey/Ron Santo/Billy Williams – LL
5 Frank Howard/Willie Horton/Ken Harrelson – LL
6 Willie McCovey/Richie Allen/Ernie Banks – LL
7 Luis Tiant/Sam McDowell/Dave McNally – LL
8 Bob Gibson/Bobby Bolin/Bob Veale – LL
9 Denny McLain/Dave McNally/Luis Tiant/Mel Stottlemyre – LL
10 Juan Marichal/Bob Gibson/Fergie Jenkins – LL
11 Sam McDowell/Denny McLain/Luis Tiant – LL
12 Bob Gibson/Fergie Jenkins/Bill Singer – LL
13 Mickey Stanley
14 Al McBean
15 Boog Powell
16 Cesar Gutierrez RC/Rich Robertson RC – Rookie Stars
17 Mike Marshall
18 Dick Schofield
19 Ken Suarez
20 Ernie Banks
21 Jose Santiago
22 Jesus Alou
23 Lew Krausse
24 Walt Alston MG
25 Roy White
26 Clay Carroll
27 Bernie Allen
28 Mike Ryan
29 Dave Morehead
30 Bob Allison
31 Gary Gentry RC/Amos Otis RC – Rookie Stars
32 Sammy Ellis
33 Wayne Causey
34 Gary Peters
35 Joe Morgan
36 Luke Walker
37 Curt Motton
38 Zoilo Versalles
39 Dick Hughes
40 Mayo Smith MG
41 Bob Barton
42 Tommy Harper
43 Joe Niekro
44 Danny Cater
45 Maury Wills
46 Fritz Peterson
47A Paul Popovich – No helmet emblem, thick airbrushing
47B Paul Popovich – No helmet emblem, light airbrushing
47C Paul Popovich – Emblem on helmet
48 Brant Alyea
49A Steve Jones/E. Rodriquez ERR – Rookie Stars
49B Steve Jones RC/Ellie Rodriguez RC COR – Rookie Stars
50 Roberto Clemente UER – Bats Right listed twice
51 Woody Fryman
52 Mike Andrews
53 Sonny Jackson
54 Cisco Carlos
55 Jerry Grote
56 Rich Reese
57 Checklist 1 – Denny McLain
58 Fred Gladding
59 Jay Johnstone
60 Nelson Briles
61 Jimmie Hall
62 Chico Salmon
63 Jim Hickman
64 Bill Monbouquette
65 Willie Davis
66 Mike Adamson RC/Merv Rettenmund RC – Rookie Stars
67 Bill Stoneman
68 Dave Duncan
69 Steve Hamilton
70 Tommy Helms
71 Steve Whitaker
72 Ron Taylor
73 Johnny Briggs
74 Preston Gomez MG RC
75 Luis Aparicio
76 Norm Miller
77A Ron Perranoski – No emblem on cap
77B Ron Perranoski – LA on cap
78 Tom Satriano
79 Milt Pappas
80 Norm Cash
81 Mel Queen
82 Rich Hebner RC/Al Oliver RC – Rookie Stars
83 Mike Ferraro
84 Bob Humphreys
85 Lou Brock
86 Pete Richert
87 Horace Clarke
88 Rich Nye
89 Russ Gibson
90 Jerry Koosman
91 Alvin Dark MG
92 Jack Billingham
93 Joe Foy
94 Hank Aguirre
95 Johnny Bench
96 Denny Lemaster
97 Buddy Bradford
98 Dave Giusti
99A Danny Morris RC/Graig Nettles RC – Rookie Stars, No loop
99B Danny Morris/Graig Nettles – Rookie Stars, Errant loop in upper-left corner
100 Hank Aaron
101 Daryl Patterson
102 Jim Davenport
103 Roger Repoz
104 Steve Blass
105 Rick Monday
106 Jim Hannan
107A Checklist 2 – Bob Gibson ERR – 161 Jim Purdin
107B Checklist 2 – Bob Gibson COR – 161 John Purdin
108 Tony Taylor
109 Jim Lonborg
110 Mike Shannon
111 John Morris RC
112 J.C. Martin
113 Dave May
114 Alan Closter/John Cumberland RC – Rookie Stars
115 Bill Hands
116 Chuck Harrison
117 Jim Fairey
118 Stan Williams
119 Doug Rader
120 Pete Rose
121 Joe Grzenda RC
122 Ron Fairly
123 Wilbur Wood
124 Hank Bauer MG
125 Ray Sadecki
126 Dick Tracewski
127 Kevin Collins
128 Tommie Aaron
129 Bill McCool
130 Carl Yastrzemski
131 Chris Cannizzaro
132 Dave Baldwin
133 Johnny Callison
134 Jim Weaver
135 Tommy Davis
136 Steve Huntz RC/Mike Torrez – Rookie Stars
137 Wally Bunker
138 John Bateman
139 Andy Kosco
140 Jim Lefebvre
141 Bill Dillman
142 Woody Woodward
143 Joe Nossek
144 Bob Hendley
145 Max Alvis
146 Jim Perry
147 Leo Durocher MG
148 Lee Stange
149 Ollie Brown
150 Denny McLain
151A Clay Dalrymple – Portrait, Orioles
151B Clay Dalrymple – Catching, Phillies
152 Tommie Sisk
153 Ed Brinkman
154 Jim Britton
155 Pete Ward
156 Hal Gilson/Leon McFadden RC – Rookie Stars
157 Bob Rodgers
158 Joe Gibbon
159 Jerry Adair
160 Vada Pinson
161 John Purdin
162 Bob Gibson – World Series Game 1
163 Willie Horton – World Series Game 2
164 Tim McCarver – World Series Game 3
165 Lou Brock – World Series Game 4
166 Al Kaline – World Series Game 5
167 Jim Northrup – World Series Game 6
168 Mickey Lolich/Bob Gibson – World Series Game 7
169 Dick McAuliffe/Denny McLain/Willie Horton – World Series: Tigers Celebrate
170 Frank Howard
171 Glenn Beckert
172 Jerry Stephenson
173 Bob Christian RC/Gerry Nyman RC – Rookie Stars
174 Grant Jackson
175 Jim Bunning
176 Joe Azcue
177 Ron Reed
178 Ray Oyler
179 Don Pavletich
180 Willie Horton
181 Mel Nelson
182 Bill Rigney MG
183 Don Shaw
184 Roberto Pena
185 Tom Phoebus
186 Johnny Edwards
187 Leon Wagner
188 Rick Wise
189 Joe Lahoud RC/John Thibodeau RC – Rookie Stars
190 Willie Mays
191 Lindy McDaniel
192 Jose Pagan
193 Don Cardwell
194 Ted Uhlaender
195 John Odom
196 Lum Harris MG
197 Dick Selma
198 Willie Smith
199 Jim French
200 Bob Gibson
201 Russ Snyder
202 Don Wilson
203 Dave Johnson
204 Jack Hiatt
205 Rick Reichardt
206 Larry Hisle/Barry Lersch RC – Rookie Stars
207 Roy Face
208A Donn Clendenon
208B Donn Clendenon
209 Larry Haney UER – Reverse negative
210 Felix Millan
211 Galen Cisco
212 Tom Tresh
213 Gerry Arrigo
214 Checklist 3
215 Rico Petrocelli
216 Don Sutton
217 John Donaldson
218 John Roseboro
219 Freddie Patek RC
220 Sam McDowell
221 Art Shamsky
222 Duane Josephson
223 Tom Dukes
224 Bill Harrelson RC/Steve Kealey RC – Rookie Stars
225 Don Kessinger
226 Bruce Howard
227 Frank Johnson RC
228 Dave Leonhard
229 Don Lock
230 Rusty Staub UER/For 1966 stats, Houston spelled Huoston
231 Pat Dobson
232 Dave Ricketts
233 Steve Barber
234 Dave Bristol MG
235 Jim Hunter
236 Manny Mota
237 Bobby Cox RC
238 Ken Johnson
239 Bob Taylor
240 Ken Harrelson
241 Jim Brewer
242 Frank Kostro
243 Ron Kline
244 Ray Fosse RC/George Woodson RC – Rookie Stars
245 Ed Charles
246 Joe Coleman
247 Gene Oliver
248 Bob Priddy
249 Ed Spiezio
250 Frank Robinson
251 Ron Herbel
252 Chuck Cottier
253 Jerry Johnson RC
254 Joe Schultz MG RC
255 Steve Carlton
256 Gates Brown
257 Jim Ray
258 Jackie Hernandez
259 Bill Short
260 Reggie Jackson RC
261 Bob Johnson
262 Mike Kekich
263 Jerry May
264 Bill Landis
265 Chico Cardenas
266 Tom Hutton/Alan Foster RC – Rookie Stars
267 Vicente Romo RC
268 Al Spangler
269 Al Weis
270 Mickey Lolich
271 Larry Stahl
272 Ed Stroud
273 Ron Willis
274 Clyde King MG
275 Vic Davalillo
276 Gary Wagner
277 Elrod Hendricks RC
278 Gary Geiger UER – Batting wrong
279 Roger Nelson
280 Alex Johnson
281 Ted Kubiak
282 Pat Jarvis
283 Sandy Alomar
284 Jerry Robertson RC/Mike Wegener RC – Rookie Stars
285 Don Mincher
286 Dock Ellis RC
287 Jose Tartabull
288 Ken Holtzman
289 Bart Shirley
290 Jim Kaat
291 Vern Fuller
292 Al Downing
293 Dick Dietz
294 Jim Lemon MG
295 Tony Perez
296 Andy Messersmith RC
297 Deron Johnson
298 Dave Nicholson
299 Mark Belanger
300 Felipe Alou
301 Darrell Brandon
302 Jim Pagliaroni
303 Cal Koonce
304 Bill Davis/Clarence Gaston RC – Rookie Stars
305 Dick McAuliffe
306 Jim Grant
307 Gary Kolb
308 Wade Blasingame
309 Walt Williams
310 Tom Haller
311 Sparky Lyle RC
312 Lee Elia
313 Bill Robinson
314 Checklist 4/Don Drysdale
315 Eddie Fisher
316 Hal Lanier
317 Bruce Look RC
318 Jack Fisher
319 Ken McMullen UER – Headings on back are for a pitcher
320 Dal Maxvill
321 Jim McAndrew RC
322 Jose Vidal
323 Larry Miller
324 Les Cain RC/Dave Campbell RC – Rookie Stars
325 Jose Cardenal
326 Gary Sutherland
327 Willie Crawford
328 Joel Horlen
329 Rick Joseph
330 Tony Conigliaro
331 Gil Garrido/Tom House RC – Rookie Stars
332 Fred Talbot
333 Ivan Murrell
334 Phil Roof
335 Bill Mazeroski
336 Jim Roland
337 Marty Martinez RC
338 Del Unser RC
339 Steve Mingori RC/Jose Pena RC – Rookie Stars
340 Dave McNally
341 Dave Adlesh
342 Bubba Morton
343 Dan Frisella


344 Tom Matchick
345 Frank Linzy
346 Wayne Comer RC
347 Randy Hundley
348 Steve Hargan
349 Dick Williams MG
350 Richie Allen
351 Carroll Sembera
352 Paul Schaal
353 Jeff Torborg
354 Nate Oliver
355 Phil Niekro
356 Frank Quilici
357 Carl Taylor
358 George Lauzerique RC/Roberto Rodriquez – Rookie Stars
359 Dick Kelley
360 Jim Wynn
361 Gary Holman RC
362 Jim Maloney
363 Russ Nixon
364 Tommie Agee
365 Jim Fregosi
366 Bo Belinsky
367 Lou Johnson
368 Vic Roznovsky
369 Bob Skinner MG
370 Juan Marichal
371 Sal Bando
372 Adolfo Phillips
373 Fred Lasher
374 Bob Tillman
375 Harmon Killebrew
376 Mike Fiore RC/Jim Rooker RC – Rookie Stars
377 Gary Bell
378 Jose Herrera RC
379 Ken Boyer
380 Stan Bahnsen
381 Ed Kranepool
382 Pat Corrales
383 Casey Cox
384 Larry Shepard MG
385 Orlando Cepeda
386 Jim McGlothlin
387 Bobby Klaus
388 Tom McCraw
389 Dan Coombs
390 Bill Freehan
391 Ray Culp
392 Bob Burda RC
393 Gene Brabender
394 Lou Piniella/Marv Staehle – Rookie Stars
395 Chris Short
396 Jim Campanis
397 Chuck Dobson
398 Tito Francona
399 Bob Bailey
400 Don Drysdale
401 Jake Gibbs
402 Ken Boswell RC
403 Bob Miller
404 Vic LaRose RC/Gary Ross RC – Rookie Stars
405 Lee May
406 Phil Ortega
407 Tom Egan
408 Nate Colbert
409 Bob Moose
410 Al Kaline
411 Larry Dierker
412 Checklist 5 – Mickey Mantle DP
413 Roland Sheldon
414 Duke Sims
415 Ray Washburn
416 Willie McCovey – All-Star
417 Ken Harrelson – All-Star
418 Tommy Helms – All-Star
419 Rod Carew – All-Star
420 Ron Santo – All-Star
421 Brooks Robinson – All-Star
422 Don Kessinger – All-Star
423 Bert Campaneris – All-Star
424 Pete Rose – All-Star
425 Carl Yastrzemski – All-Star
426 Curt Flood – All-Star
427 Tony Oliva – All-Star
428 Lou Brock – All-Star
429 Willie Horton – All-Star
430 Johnny Bench – All-Star
431 Bill Freehan – All-Star
432 Bob Gibson – All-Star
433 Denny McLain – All-Star
434 Jerry Koosman – All-Star
435 Sam McDowell – All-Star
436 Gene Alley
437 Luis Alcaraz RC
438 Gary Waslewski RC
439 Ed Herrmann RC/Dan Lazar RC – Rookie Stars
440A Willie McCovey
440B Willie McCovey – White Letter Variation
441A Dennis Higgins
441B Dennis Higgins – White Letter Variation
442 Ty Cline
443 Don Wert
444A Joe Moeller
444B Joe Moeller – White Letter Variation
445 Bobby Knoop
446 Claude Raymond
447A Ralph Houk MG
447B Ralph Houk MG – White Letter Variation
448 Bob Tolan
449 Paul Lindblad
450 Billy Williams
451A Rich Rollins
451B Rich Rollins – White Letter Variation
452A Al Ferrara
452B Al Ferrara – White Letter Variation
453 Mike Cuellar
454A Larry Colton/Don Money RC – Rookie Stars
454B Larry Colton/Don Money – Rookie Stars, White Letter Variation
455 Sonny Siebert
456 Bud Harrelson
457 Dalton Jones
458 Curt Blefary
459 Dave Boswell
460 Joe Torre
461A Mike Epstein
461B Mike Epstein – White Letter Variation
462 Red Schoendienst MG
463 Dennis Ribant
464A Dave Marshall RC
464B Dave Marshall – White Letter Variation
465 Tommy John
466 John Boccabella
467 Tommie Reynolds
468A Bruce Dal Canton RC/Bob Robertson – Rookie Stars
468B Bruce Dal Canton/Bob Robertson – Rookie Stars, White Letter Variation
469 Chico Ruiz
470A Mel Stottlemyre
470B Mel Stottlemyre – White Letter Variation
471A Ted Savage
471B Ted Savage – White Letter Variation
472 Jim Price
473A Jose Arcia
473B Jose Arcia – White Letter Variation
474 Tom Murphy RC
475 Tim McCarver
476A Ken Brett RC/Gerry Moses – Rookie Stars
476B Ken Brett/Gerry Moses – Rookie Stars, White Letter Variation
477 Jeff James RC
478 Don Buford
479 Richie Scheinblum
480 Tom Seaver
481 Bill Melton RC
482A Jim Gosger
482B Jim Gosger – White Letter Variation
483 Ted Abernathy
484 Joe Gordon MG
485A Gaylord Perry
485B Gaylord Perry – White Letter Variation
486A Paul Casanova
486B Paul Casanova – White Letter Variation
487 Denis Menke
488 Joe Sparma
489 Clete Boyer
490 Matty Alou
491A Jerry Crider RC/George Mitterwald – Rookie Stars
491B Jerry Crider/George Mitterwald – Rookie Stars, White Letter Variation
492 Tony Cloninger
493A Wes Parker
493B Wes Parker – White Letter Variation
494 Ken Berry
495 Bert Campaneris
496 Larry Jaster
497 Julian Javier
498 Juan Pizarro
499 Don Bryant RC/Steve Shea RC – Rookie Stars
500A Mickey Mantle UER – No Topps copyright on back
500B Mickey Mantle UER – White Letter Variation
501A Tony Gonzalez
501B Tony Gonzalez – White Letter Variation
502 Minnie Rojas
503 Larry Brown
504 Checklist 6 – Brooks Robinson
505A Bobby Bolin
505B Bobby Bolin – White Letter Variation
506 Paul Blair
507 Cookie Rojas
508 Moe Drabowsky
509 Manny Sanguillen
510 Rod Carew
511A Diego Segui
511B Diego Segui – White Letter Variation
512 Cleon Jones
513 Camilo Pascual
514 Mike Lum
515 Dick Green
516 Earl Weaver MG RC
517 Mike McCormick
518 Fred Whitfield
519 Jerry Kenney RC/Len Boehmer RC – Rookie Stars
520 Bob Veale
521 George Thomas
522 Joe Hoerner
523 Bob Chance
524 Jose Laboy RC/Floyd Wicker RC – Rookie Stars
525 Earl Wilson
526 Hector Torres RC
527 Al Lopez MG
528 Claude Osteen
529 Ed Kirkpatrick
530 Cesar Tovar
531 Dick Farrell
532 Bird Hill Aces: Tom Phoebus/Jim Hardin/Dave McNally/Mike Cuellar
533 Nolan Ryan
534 Jerry McNertney
535 Phil Regan
536 Danny Breeden RC/Dave Roberts RC – Rookie Stars
537 Mike Paul RC
538 Charlie Smith
539 Ted Shows How: Mike Epstein/Ted Williams MG
540 Curt Flood
541 Joe Verbanic
542 Bob Aspromonte
543 Fred Newman
544 Mike Kilkenny RC/Ron Woods RC – Rookie Stars
545 Willie Stargell
546 Jim Nash
547 Billy Martin MG
548 Bob Locker
549 Ron Brand
550 Brooks Robinson
551 Wayne Granger RC
552 Ted Sizemore RC/Bill Sudakis RC – Rookie Stars
553 Ron Davis
554 Frank Bertaina
555 Jim Ray Hart
556 A’s Stars: Sal Bando/Bert Campaneris/Danny Cater
557 Frank Fernandez
558 Tom Burgmeier RC
559 Joe Hague RC/Jim Hicks – Rookie Stars
560 Luis Tiant
561 Ron Clark
562 Bob Watson RC
563 Marty Pattin RC
564 Gil Hodges MG
565 Hoyt Wilhelm
566 Ron Hansen
567 Elvio Jimenez/Jim Shellenback
568 Cecil Upshaw
569 Billy Harris
570 Ron Santo
571 Cap Peterson
572 Giants Heroes: Willie McCovey/Juan Marichal
573 Jim Palmer
574 George Scott
575 Bill Singer
576 Ron Stone/Bill Wilson
577 Mike Hegan
578 Don Bosch
579 Dave Nelson RC
580 Jim Northrup
581 Gary Nolan
582A Checklist 7 – Tony Oliva – White circle on back
582B Checklist 7 – Tony Oliva – Red circle on back
583 Clyde Wright RC
584 Don Mason
585 Ron Swoboda
586 Tim Cullen
587 Joe Rudi RC
588 Bill White
589 Joe Pepitone
590 Rico Carty
591 Mike Hedlund
592 Rafael Robles RC/Al Santorini RC – Rookie Stars
593 Don Nottebart
594 Dooley Womack
595 Lee Maye
596 Chuck Hartenstein
597 Bob Floyd RC/Larry Burchart RC/Rollie Fingers RC – Rookie Stars
598 Ruben Amaro
599 John Boozer
600 Tony Oliva
601 Tug McGraw
602 Alec Distaso RC/Don Young/Jim Qualls RC – Rookie Stars
603 Joe Keough RC
604 Bobby Etheridge
605 Dick Ellsworth
606 Gene Mauch MG
607 Dick Bosman
608 Dick Simpson
609 Phil Gagliano
610 Jim Hardin
611 Bob Didier RC/Walt Hriniak RC/Gary Neibauer RC – Rookie Stars
612 Jack Aker
613 Jim Beauchamp
614 Tom Griffin RC/Skip Guinn RC – Rookie Stars
615 Len Gabrielson
616 Don McMahon
617 Jesse Gonder
618 Ramon Webster
619 Bill Butler RC/Pat Kelly RC/Juan Rios RC – Rookie Stars
620 Dean Chance
621 Bill Voss
622 Dan Osinski
623 Hank Allen
624 Darrel Chaney RC/Duffy Dyer RC/Terry Harmon RC – Rookie Stars
625 Mack Jones UER/Batting wrong
626 Gene Michael
627 George Stone RC
628 Bill Conigliaro RC/Syd O’Brien RC/Fred Wenz RC – Rookie Stars
629 Jack Hamilton
630 Bobby Bonds RC
631 John Kennedy
632 Jon Warden RC
633 Harry Walker MG
634 Andy Etchebarren
635 George Culver
636 Woody Held
637 Jerry DaVanon RC/Frank Reberger RC/Clay Kirby RC – Rookie Stars
638 Ed Sprague RC
639 Barry Moore
640 Ferguson Jenkins
641 Bobby Darwin RC/John Miller/Tommy Dean RC – Rookie Stars
642 John Hiller
643 Billy Cowan
644 Chuck Hinton
645 George Brunet
646 Dan McGinn RC/Carl Morton RC – Rookie Stars
647 Dave Wickersham
648 Bobby Wine
649 Al Jackson
650 Ted Williams MG
651 Gus Gil
652 Eddie Watt
653 Aurelio Rodriguez RC UER – Photo is Angels batboy Leonard Garcia
654 Carlos May RC/Don Secrist RC/Rich Morales RC – Rookie Stars
655 Mike Hershberger
656 Dan Schneider
657 Bobby Murcer
658 Tom Hall RC/Bill Burbach RC/Jim Miles RC – Rookie Stars
659 Johnny Podres
660 Reggie Smith
661 Jim Merritt
662 Dick Drago RC/George Spriggs/Bob Oliver RC – Rookie Stars
663 Dick Radatz
664 Ron Hunt


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Team Sets

1969 Topps Baseball Team Set Checklists

Want to know what cards your favorite team has in 1969 Topps Baseball? Here’s the checklist broken down by team. Scroll through or click below to go directly to that team.

American League

1969 Topps Baltimore Orioles

7 Luis Tiant/Sam McDowell/Dave McNally – AL ERA Leaders
9 Denny McLain/Dave McNally/Luis Tiant/Mel Stottlemyre – AL Pitching Leaders
15 Boog Powell
37 Curt Motton
66 Mike Adamson RC/Merv Rettenmund RC – Rookie Stars
86 Pete Richert
113 Dave May
141 Bill Dillman
151A Clay Dalrymple – Portrait, Orioles
185 Tom Phoebus
203 Dave Johnson
228 Dave Leonhard
250 Frank Robinson
277 Elrod Hendricks RC
299 Mark Belanger
323 Larry Miller
340 Dave McNally
368 Vic Roznovsky
393 Gene Brabender
421 Brooks Robinson – All-Star
453 Mike Cuellar
478 Don Buford
504 Checklist 6 – Brooks Robinson
506 Paul Blair
516 Earl Weaver MG RC
532 Bird Hill Aces: Tom Phoebus/Jim Hardin/Dave McNally/Mike Cuellar
550 Brooks Robinson
573 Jim Palmer
597 Bob Floyd RC/Larry Burchart RC/Rollie Fingers RC – Rookie Stars
610 Jim Hardin
634 Andy Etchebarren
652 Eddie Watt

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1969 Topps Boston Red Sox

1 Carl Yastrzemski/Danny Cater/Tony Oliva – AL Batting Leaders
3 Ken Harrelson/Frank Howard/Jim Northrup – AL RBI Leaders
5 Frank Howard/Willie Horton/Ken Harrelson – AL Home Run Leaders
21 Jose Santiago
52 Mike Andrews
89 Russ Gibson
109 Jim Lonborg
130 Carl Yastrzemski
148 Lee Stange
172 Jerry Stephenson
189 Joe Lahoud RC/John Thibodeau RC – Rookie Stars
215 Rico Petrocelli
240 Ken Harrelson
264 Bill Landis
287 Jose Tartabull
311 Sparky Lyle RC
330 Tony Conigliaro
349 Dick Williams MG
391 Ray Culp
417 Ken Harrelson – All-Star
425 Carl Yastrzemski – All-Star
457 Dalton Jones
476A Ken Brett RC/Gerry Moses – Rookie Stars
476B Ken Brett/Gerry Moses – Rookie Stars, White Letter Variation
498 Juan Pizarro
521 George Thomas
543 Fred Newman
574 George Scott
628 Bill Conigliaro RC/Syd O’Brien RC/Fred Wenz RC – Rookie Stars
660 Reggie Smith

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1969 Topps California Angels

59 Jay Johnstone
78 Tom Satriano
103 Roger Repoz
134 Jim Weaver
157 Bob Rodgers
182 Bill Rigney MG
205 Rick Reichardt
224 Bill Harrelson RC/Steve Kealey RC – Rookie Stars
252 Chuck Cottier
275 Vic Davalillo
296 Andy Messersmith RC
315 Eddie Fisher
342 Bubba Morton
365 Jim Fregosi
386 Jim McGlothlin
407 Tom Egan
445 Bobby Knoop
474 Tom Murphy RC
502 Minnie Rojas
523 Bob Chance
565 Hoyt Wilhelm
583 Clyde Wright RC
598 Ruben Amaro
621 Bill Voss
645 George Brunet
653 Aurelio Rodriguez RC UER – Photo is Angels batboy Leonard Garcia

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1969 Topps Chicago White Sox

34 Gary Peters
54 Cisco Carlos
75 Luis Aparicio
97 Buddy Bradford
123 Wilbur Wood
155 Pete Ward
173 Bob Christian RC/Gerry Nyman RC – Rookie Stars
179 Don Pavletich
222 Duane Josephson
248 Bob Priddy
283 Sandy Alomar
309 Walt Williams
328 Joel Horlen
363 Russ Nixon
388 Tom McCraw
439 Ed Herrmann RC/Dan Lazar RC – Rookie Stars
465 Tommy John
481 Bill Melton RC
494 Ken Berry
527 Al Lopez MG
548 Bob Locker
566 Ron Hansen
622 Dan Osinski
636 Woody Held
654 Carlos May RC/Don Secrist RC/Rich Morales RC – Rookie Stars

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1969 Topps Cleveland Indians

7 Luis Tiant/Sam McDowell/Dave McNally – AL ERA Leaders
9 Denny McLain/Dave McNally/Luis Tiant/Mel Stottlemyre – AL Pitching Leaders
11 Sam McDowell/Denny McLain/Luis Tiant – AL Strikeout Leaders
19 Ken Suarez
61 Jimmie Hall
91 Alvin Dark MG
118 Stan Williams
145 Max Alvis
176 Joe Azcue
201 Russ Snyder
220 Sam McDowell
244 Ray Fosse RC/George Woodson RC – Rookie Stars
267 Vicente Romo RC
291 Vern Fuller
325 Jose Cardenal
348 Steve Hargan
367 Lou Johnson
414 Duke Sims
435 Sam McDowell – All-Star
455 Sonny Siebert
479 Richie Scheinblum
503 Larry Brown
537 Mike Paul RC
560 Luis Tiant
571 Cap Peterson
579 Dave Nelson RC
595 Lee Maye
597 Bob Floyd RC/Larry Burchart RC/Rollie Fingers RC – Rookie Stars
605 Dick Ellsworth
629 Jack Hamilton
644 Chuck Hinton

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1969 Topps Detroit Tigers

3 Ken Harrelson/Frank Howard/Jim Northrup – AL RBI Leaders
5 Frank Howard/Willie Horton/Ken Harrelson – AL Home Run Leaders
9 Denny McLain/Dave McNally/Luis Tiant/Mel Stottlemyre – AL Pitching Leaders
11 Sam McDowell/Denny McLain/Luis Tiant – AL Strikeout Leaders
13 Mickey Stanley
40 Mayo Smith MG
57 Checklist 1 – Denny McLain
80 Norm Cash
101 Daryl Patterson
126 Dick Tracewski
150 Denny McLain
163 Willie Horton – World Series Game 2
166 Al Kaline – World Series Game 5
167 Jim Northrup – World Series Game 6
168 Mickey Lolich/Bob Gibson – World Series Game 7
169 Dick McAuliffe/Denny McLain/Willie Horton – World Series: Tigers Celebrate
180 Willie Horton
207 Roy Face
231 Pat Dobson
256 Gates Brown
270 Mickey Lolich
305 Dick McAuliffe
324 Les Cain RC/Dave Campbell RC – Rookie Stars
344 Tom Matchick
373 Fred Lasher
390 Bill Freehan
410 Al Kaline
429 Willie Horton – All-Star
431 Bill Freehan – All-Star
433 Denny McLain – All-Star
443 Don Wert
472 Jim Price
488 Joe Sparma
525 Earl Wilson
544 Mike Kilkenny RC/Ron Woods RC – Rookie Stars
580 Jim Northrup
616 Don McMahon
642 John Hiller
663 Dick Radatz

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1969 Topps Kansas City Royals

29 Dave Morehead
49A Steve Jones/E. Rodriquez ERR – Rookie Stars
49B Steve Jones RC/Ellie Rodriguez RC COR – Rookie Stars
71 Steve Whitaker
93 Joe Foy
116 Chuck Harrison
137 Wally Bunker
159 Jerry Adair
211 Galen Cisco
239 Bob Taylor
258 Jackie Hernandez
279 Roger Nelson
298 Dave Nicholson
352 Paul Schaal
376 Mike Fiore RC/Jim Rooker RC – Rookie Stars
396 Jim Campanis
437 Luis Alcaraz RC
463 Dennis Ribant
484 Joe Gordon MG
508 Moe Drabowsky
529 Ed Kirkpatrick
558 Tom Burgmeier RC
569 Billy Harris
591 Mike Hedlund
603 Joe Keough RC
619 Bill Butler RC/Pat Kelly RC/Juan Rios RC – Rookie Stars
632 Jon Warden RC
647 Dave Wickersham
662 Dick Drago RC/George Spriggs/Bob Oliver RC – Rookie Stars

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1969 Topps Minnesota Twins

1 Carl Yastrzemski/Danny Cater/Tony Oliva – AL Batting Leaders
30 Bob Allison
56 Rich Reese
77A Ron Perranoski – No emblem on cap
77B Ron Perranoski – LA on cap
99A Danny Morris RC/Graig Nettles RC – Rookie Stars, No loop
99B Danny Morris/Graig Nettles – Rookie Stars, Errant loop in upper-left corner
117 Jim Fairey
121 Joe Grzenda RC
146 Jim Perry
194 Ted Uhlaender
218 John Roseboro
230 Rusty Staub UER/For 1966 stats, Houston spelled Huoston
242 Frank Kostro
265 Chico Cardenas
290 Jim Kaat
306 Jim Grant
317 Bruce Look RC
336 Jim Roland
356 Frank Quilici
375 Harmon Killebrew
403 Bob Miller
419 Rod Carew – All-Star
427 Tony Oliva – All-Star
459 Dave Boswell
491A Jerry Crider RC/George Mitterwald – Rookie Stars
491B Jerry Crider/George Mitterwald – Rookie Stars, White Letter Variation
510 Rod Carew
530 Cesar Tovar
547 Billy Martin MG
561 Ron Clark
582A Checklist 7 – Tony Oliva – White circle on back
582B Checklist 7 – Tony Oliva – Red circle on back
600 Tony Oliva
620 Dean Chance

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1969 Topps New York Yankees

25 Roy White
46 Fritz Peterson
69 Steve Hamilton
87 Horace Clarke
114 Alan Closter/John Cumberland RC – Rookie Stars
191 Lindy McDaniel
212 Tom Tresh
237 Bobby Cox RC
262 Mike Kekich
292 Al Downing
313 Bill Robinson
332 Fred Talbot
354 Nate Oliver
380 Stan Bahnsen
401 Jake Gibbs
412 Checklist 5 – Mickey Mantle DP
447A Ralph Houk MG
447B Ralph Houk MG – White Letter Variation
470A Mel Stottlemyre
470B Mel Stottlemyre – White Letter Variation
500A Mickey Mantle UER – No Topps copyright on back
500B Mickey Mantle UER – White Letter Variation, No Topps copyright on back
519 Jerry Kenney RC/Len Boehmer RC – Rookie Stars
541 Joe Verbanic
557 Frank Fernandez
589 Joe Pepitone
608 Dick Simpson
626 Gene Michael
643 Billy Cowan
657 Bobby Murcer
658 Tom Hall RC/Bill Burbach RC/Jim Miles RC – Rookie Stars

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1969 Topps Oakland Athletics

1 Carl Yastrzemski/Danny Cater/Tony Oliva – AL Batting Leaders
23 Lew Krausse
44 Danny Cater
68 Dave Duncan
105 Rick Monday
124 Hank Bauer MG
143 Joe Nossek
195 John Odom
217 John Donaldson
235 Jim Hunter
260 Reggie Jackson RC
281 Ted Kubiak
302 Jim Pagliaroni
334 Phil Roof
358 George Lauzerique RC/Roberto Rodriquez – Rookie Stars
371 Sal Bando
397 Chuck Dobson
423 Bert Campaneris – All-Star
449 Paul Lindblad
467 Tommie Reynolds
495 Bert Campaneris
515 Dick Green
546 Jim Nash
556 A’s Stars: Sal Bando/Bert Campaneris/Danny Cater
587 Joe Rudi RC
597 Bob Floyd RC/Larry Burchart RC/Rollie Fingers RC – Rookie Stars
618 Ramon Webster
638 Ed Sprague RC
655 Mike Hershberger

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1969 Topps Seattle Pilots

17 Mike Marshall
42 Tommy Harper
62 Chico Salmon
83 Mike Ferraro
111 John Morris RC
135 Tommy Davis
178 Ray Oyler
209 Larry Haney UER – Reverse negative
233 Steve Barber
254 Joe Schultz MG RC
285 Don Mincher
301 Darrell Brandon
322 Jose Vidal
346 Wayne Comer RC
377 Gary Bell
394 Lou Piniella/Marv Staehle – Rookie Stars
413 Roland Sheldon
451A Rich Rollins
451B Rich Rollins – White Letter Variation
482A Jim Gosger
482B Jim Gosger – White Letter Variation
511A Diego Segui
511B Diego Segui – White Letter Variation
534 Jerry McNertney
563 Marty Pattin RC
577 Mike Hegan
612 Jack Aker
631 John Kennedy
651 Gus Gil

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1969 Topps Washington Senators

3 Ken Harrelson/Frank Howard/Jim Northrup – AL RBI Leaders
5 Frank Howard/Willie Horton/Ken Harrelson – AL Home Run Leaders
27 Bernie Allen
48 Brant Alyea
84 Bob Humphreys
106 Jim Hannan
132 Dave Baldwin
153 Ed Brinkman
170 Frank Howard
199 Jim French
226 Bruce Howard
246 Joe Coleman
272 Ed Stroud
294 Jim Lemon MG
319 Ken McMullen UER – Headings on back are for a pitcher
338 Del Unser RC
361 Gary Holman RC
383 Casey Cox
406 Phil Ortega
441A Dennis Higgins
441B Dennis Higgins – White Letter Variation
461A Mike Epstein
461B Mike Epstein – White Letter Variation
486A Paul Casanova
486B Paul Casanova – White Letter Variation
513 Camilo Pascual
539 Ted Shows How: Mike Epstein/Ted Williams MG
554 Frank Bertaina
586 Tim Cullen
607 Dick Bosman
623 Hank Allen
639 Barry Moore
650 Ted Williams MG

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National League

1969 Topps Atlanta Braves

2 Pete Rose/Matty Alou/Felipe Alou – NL Batting Leaders
33 Wayne Causey
53 Sonny Jackson
79 Milt Pappas
100 Hank Aaron
128 Tommie Aaron
154 Jim Britton
177 Ron Reed
196 Lum Harris MG
210 Felix Millan
238 Ken Johnson
261 Bob Johnson
282 Pat Jarvis
300 Felipe Alou
331 Gil Garrido/Tom House RC – Rookie Stars
355 Phil Niekro
374 Bob Tillman
385 Orlando Cepeda
398 Tito Francona
446 Claude Raymond
489 Clete Boyer
514 Mike Lum
542 Bob Aspromonte
568 Cecil Upshaw
590 Rico Carty
611 Bob Didier RC/Walt Hriniak RC/Gary Neibauer RC – Rookie Stars
627 George Stone RC

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1969 Topps Chicago Cubs

4 Willie McCovey/Ron Santo/Billy Williams – NL RBI Leaders
6 Willie McCovey/Richie Allen/Ernie Banks – NL Home Run Leaders
10 Juan Marichal/Bob Gibson/Fergie Jenkins – NL Pitching Leaders
12 Bob Gibson/Fergie Jenkins/Bill Singer – NL Strikeout Leaders
20 Ernie Banks
43 Joe Niekro
63 Jim Hickman
88 Rich Nye
115 Bill Hands
147 Leo Durocher MG
171 Glenn Beckert
198 Willie Smith
225 Don Kessinger
247 Gene Oliver
268 Al Spangler
288 Ken Holtzman
312 Lee Elia
347 Randy Hundley
372 Adolfo Phillips
404 Vic LaRose RC/Gary Ross RC – Rookie Stars
420 Ron Santo – All-Star
422 Don Kessinger – All-Star
450 Billy Williams
483 Ted Abernathy
535 Phil Regan
538 Charlie Smith
570 Ron Santo
593 Don Nottebart
602 Alec Distaso RC/Don Young/Jim Qualls RC – Rookie Stars
640 Ferguson Jenkins

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1969 Topps Cincinnati Reds

2 Pete Rose/Matty Alou/Felipe Alou – NL Batting Leaders
26 Clay Carroll
70 Tommy Helms
81 Mel Queen
95 Johnny Bench
120 Pete Rose
142 Woody Woodward
187 Leon Wagner
213 Gerry Arrigo
234 Dave Bristol MG
259 Bill Short
280 Alex Johnson
295 Tony Perez
318 Jack Fisher
339 Steve Mingori RC/Jose Pena RC – Rookie Stars
362 Jim Maloney
382 Pat Corrales
405 Lee May
418 Tommy Helms – All-Star
424 Pete Rose – All-Star
430 Johnny Bench – All-Star
448 Bob Tolan
469 Chico Ruiz
492 Tony Cloninger
518 Fred Whitfield
551 Wayne Granger RC
581 Gary Nolan
613 Jim Beauchamp
624 Darrel Chaney RC/Duffy Dyer RC/Terry Harmon RC – Rookie Stars
635 George Culver
661 Jim Merritt

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1969 Topps Houston Astros

35 Joe Morgan
58 Fred Gladding
76 Norm Miller
96 Denny Lemaster
119 Doug Rader
156 Hal Gilson/Leon McFadden RC – Rookie Stars
186 Johnny Edwards
202 Don Wilson
208 Donn Clendenon
257 Jim Ray
278 Gary Geiger UER – Batting wrong
308 Wade Blasingame
337 Marty Martinez RC
360 Jim Wynn
389 Dan Coombs
411 Larry Dierker
458 Curt Blefary
487 Denis Menke
499 Don Bryant RC/Steve Shea RC – Rookie Stars
526 Hector Torres RC
562 Bob Watson RC
594 Dooley Womack
614 Tom Griffin RC/Skip Guinn RC – Rookie Stars
633 Harry Walker MG
656 Dan Schneider

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1969 Topps Los Angeles Dodgers

12 Bob Gibson/Fergie Jenkins/Bill Singer – NL Strikeout Leaders
24 Walt Alston MG
32 Sammy Ellis
47A Paul Popovich – No helmet emblem, thick airbrushing
47B Paul Popovich – No helmet emblem, light airbrushing
47C Paul Popovich – Emblem on helmet
65 Willie Davis
94 Hank Aguirre
122 Ron Fairly
139 Andy Kosco
140 Jim Lefebvre
161 John Purdin
216 Don Sutton
241 Jim Brewer
266 Tom Hutton/Alan Foster RC – Rookie Stars
289 Bart Shirley
310 Tom Haller
314 Checklist 4/Don Drysdale
327 Willie Crawford
353 Jeff Torborg
379 Ken Boyer
400 Don Drysdale
444A Joe Moeller
444B Joe Moeller – White Letter Variation
471A Ted Savage
471B Ted Savage – White Letter Variation
493A Wes Parker
493B Wes Parker – White Letter Variation
528 Claude Osteen
552 Ted Sizemore RC/Bill Sudakis RC – Rookie Stars
575 Bill Singer
615 Len Gabrielson

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1969 Topps Montreal Expos

22 Jesus Alou
45 Maury Wills
67 Bill Stoneman
92 Jack Billingham
138 John Bateman
183 Don Shaw
208 Donn Clendenon
236 Manny Mota
284 Jerry Robertson RC/Mike Wegener RC – Rookie Stars
326 Gary Sutherland
351 Carroll Sembera
378 Jose Herrera RC
399 Bob Bailey
442 Ty Cline
466 John Boccabella
496 Larry Jaster
524 Jose Laboy RC/Floyd Wicker RC – Rookie Stars
549 Ron Brand
578 Don Bosch
606 Gene Mauch MG
625 Mack Jones UER – Batting wrong
646 Dan McGinn RC/Carl Morton RC – Rookie Stars
648 Bobby Wine

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1969 Topps New York Mets

31 Gary Gentry RC/Amos Otis RC – Rookie Stars
55 Jerry Grote
72 Ron Taylor
90 Jerry Koosman
112 J.C. Martin
127 Kevin Collins
144 Bob Hendley
193 Don Cardwell
221 Art Shamsky
245 Ed Charles
269 Al Weis
303 Cal Koonce
321 Jim McAndrew RC
343 Dan Frisella
364 Tommie Agee
381 Ed Kranepool
402 Ken Boswell RC
434 Jerry Koosman – All-Star
456 Bud Harrelson
480 Tom Seaver
512 Cleon Jones
533 Nolan Ryan
564 Gil Hodges MG
585 Ron Swoboda
601 Tug McGraw
624 Darrel Chaney RC/Duffy Dyer RC/Terry Harmon RC – Rookie Stars
649 Al Jackson

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1969 Topps Philadelphia Phillies

6 Willie McCovey/Richie Allen/Ernie Banks – NL Home Run Leaders
28 Mike Ryan
51 Woody Fryman
73 Johnny Briggs
108 Tony Taylor
133 Johnny Callison
151 Clay Dalrymple – Catching
174 Grant Jackson
188 Rick Wise
206 Larry Hisle/Barry Lersch RC – Rookie Stars
229 Don Lock
253 Jerry Johnson RC
276 Gary Wagner
297 Deron Johnson
329 Rick Joseph
350 Richie Allen
369 Bob Skinner MG
395 Chris Short
454A Larry Colton/Don Money RC – Rookie Stars
454B Larry Colton/Don Money – Rookie Stars, White Letter Variation
477 Jeff James RC
507 Cookie Rojas
531 Dick Farrell
576 Ron Stone/Bill Wilson
599 John Boozer
624 Darrel Chaney RC/Duffy Dyer RC/Terry Harmon RC – Rookie Stars

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1969 Topps Pittsburgh Pirates

2 Pete Rose/Matty Alou/Felipe Alou – NL Batting Leaders
8 Bob Gibson/Bobby Bolin/Bob Veale – NL ERA Leaders
36 Luke Walker
50 Roberto Clemente UER – Bats Right listed twice
82 Rich Hebner RC/Al Oliver RC – Rookie Stars
104 Steve Blass
131 Chris Cannizzaro
152 Tommie Sisk
175 Jim Bunning
192 Jose Pagan
219 Freddie Patek RC
243 Ron Kline
263 Jerry May
286 Dock Ellis RC
307 Gary Kolb
335 Bill Mazeroski
357 Carl Taylor
384 Larry Shepard MG
409 Bob Moose
436 Gene Alley
468A Bruce Dal Canton RC/Bob Robertson – Rookie Stars
468B Bruce Dal Canton/Bob Robertson – Rookie Stars, White Letter Variation
490 Matty Alou
509 Manny Sanguillen
520 Bob Veale
545 Willie Stargell
553 Ron Davis
567 Elvio Jimenez/Jim Shellenback
596 Chuck Hartenstein

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1969 Topps San Diego Padres

14 Al McBean
38 Zoilo Versalles
74 Preston Gomez MG RC
98 Dave Giusti
129 Bill McCool
149 Ollie Brown
184 Roberto Pena
197 Dick Selma
223 Tom Dukes
249 Ed Spiezio
271 Larry Stahl
304 Bill Davis/Clarence Gaston RC – Rookie Stars
333 Ivan Murrell
359 Dick Kelley
387 Bobby Klaus
408 Nate Colbert
452A Al Ferrara
452B Al Ferrara – White Letter Variation
473A Jose Arcia
473B Jose Arcia – White Letter Variation
501A Tony Gonzalez
501B Tony Gonzalez – White Letter Variation
536 Danny Breeden RC/Dave Roberts RC – Rookie Stars
592 Rafael Robles RC/Al Santorini RC – Rookie Stars
617 Jesse Gonder
637 Jerry DaVanon RC/Frank Reberger RC/Clay Kirby RC – Rookie Stars
641 Bobby Darwin RC/John Miller/Tommy Dean RC – Rookie Stars
659 Johnny Podres

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1969 Topps San Francisco Giants

4 Willie McCovey/Ron Santo/Billy Williams – NL RBI Leaders
6 Willie McCovey/Richie Allen/Ernie Banks – NL Home Run Leaders
8 Bob Gibson/Bobby Bolin/Bob Veale – NL ERA Leaders
10 Juan Marichal/Bob Gibson/Fergie Jenkins – NL Pitching Leaders
16 Cesar Gutierrez RC/Rich Robertson RC – Rookie Stars
41 Bob Barton
64 Bill Monbouquette
102 Jim Davenport
125 Ray Sadecki
158 Joe Gibbon
190 Willie Mays
204 Jack Hiatt
227 Frank Johnson RC
251 Ron Herbel
274 Clyde King MG
293 Dick Dietz
316 Hal Lanier
345 Frank Linzy
370 Juan Marichal
392 Bob Burda RC
416 Willie McCovey – All-Star
440A Willie McCovey
440B Willie McCovey – White Letter Variation
464A Dave Marshall RC
464B Dave Marshall – White Letter Variation
485A Gaylord Perry
485B Gaylord Perry – White Letter Variation
505A Bobby Bolin
505B Bobby Bolin – White Letter Variation
517 Mike McCormick
555 Jim Ray Hart
572 Giants Heroes: Willie McCovey/Juan Marichal
584 Don Mason
604 Bobby Etheridge
630 Bobby Bonds RC
664 Ron Hunt

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1969 Topps St. Louis Cardinals

8 Bob Gibson/Bobby Bolin/Bob Veale – NL ERA Leaders
10 Juan Marichal/Bob Gibson/Fergie Jenkins – NL Pitching Leaders
12 Bob Gibson/Fergie Jenkins/Bill Singer – NL Strikeout Leaders
18 Dick Schofield
39 Dick Hughes
60 Nelson Briles
85 Lou Brock
107A Checklist 2 – Bob Gibson ERR – 161 Jim Purdin
107B Checklist 2 – Bob Gibson COR – 161 John Purdin
110 Mike Shannon
136 Steve Huntz RC/Mike Torrez – Rookie Stars
160 Vada Pinson
162 Bob Gibson – World Series Game 1
164 Tim McCarver – World Series Game 3
165 Lou Brock – World Series Game 4
168 Mickey Lolich/Bob Gibson – World Series Game 7
181 Mel Nelson
200 Bob Gibson
232 Dave Ricketts
255 Steve Carlton
273 Ron Willis
320 Dal Maxvill
341 Dave Adlesh
366 Bo Belinsky
415 Ray Washburn
426 Curt Flood – All-Star
428 Lou Brock – All-Star
432 Bob Gibson – All-Star
438 Gary Waslewski RC
460 Joe Torre
462 Red Schoendienst MG
475 Tim McCarver
497 Julian Javier
522 Joe Hoerner
540 Curt Flood
559 Joe Hague RC/Jim Hicks – Rookie Stars
588 Bill White
609 Phil Gagliano

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Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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3 comments

  1. Larry Robidoux 23 February, 2018 at 14:36

    Great reading and I am glad to be a part of the story and also a part of collecting back then.. The 1 big card I am still in search of is a high grade Ryan to replace the 1 that was stolen(up-grade I hope). I also would love to put together a set of the Deckle Edge because they just have that old school look that really catches your eye.

  2. david d 23 February, 2018 at 22:14

    I had doubles of every one of those cards, that I neatly kept in a case box that at one time contained frozen pies. I used to play “standers and toppers” at lunchtime in my school playground. I lived in Cleveland, and wisely offered up my Cleveland Indians for the game, in return for another child’s New York Yankees. I only played the kids that had the Mantle..lol

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