This is probably better suited to my other blog. But that's what makes the 1975 Topps set so great. There is so much awesomeness in this set that it can't be contained to one blog!
The aspect of the '75 set that I wanted to mention today concerns the All-Time Fan Favorites set that Topps put out from 2003-05. I've mentioned this before: it needs to come back. It was a great set. Plus, it can take a lot of the credit for my return to card collecting.
When I started collecting cards again in 2004 my only goal was to complete the 1975 set. But the act of collecting perked my interest in cards that were sold in stores. I wasn't interested in the current card set of the day (2004 Topps still makes me sleepy). But I picked up a couple packs of '04 Fan Favorites and I was hooked.
I tried to complete the entire set that year, but fell short. I'm still short a number of cards. But it's my goal some day to finish off that set as well as the 2003 and 2005 Fan Favorites sets.
Since I was collecting the '75 set at the same time, the '04 Fan Favorites cards that used the '75 design drew my immediate interest. I compared the Fan Favorites cards to the original '75s to see how close the two matched up.
For the most part, Topps did a pretty good job.
tossing tape recorders at reporters at this moment.
Then there are the issues on the back.
But look at the cartoons. Unlike the other cards, they're different. And that Fan Favorites cartoon is awfully familiar. It's Catfish Hunter stashing his cash again! Topps must have screwed up the cartoons because there is nothing about the '75 ballhawk cartoon that would make them have to change it.
I really want to get the other Fan Favorites cards that use the '75 design to see if there are other exceptions. And then I can bore you about the differences once again.