Saturday, January 21, 2012

The top 10 greatest Football Cards of the 1970s. No #3 - 1973 Topps Jim Kiick.

A recent post about Jim Kiick on Johngy’s Beat, made me think about his (this) card and  in turn gave me the inspiration to create these posts for the greatest Football Cards of the 1970s.

I know, years later collectors would complain that Topps had too many cards of players just sitting around on the bench, However, none of them ever looked like this. Draped around his shoulder was the Blue/Green/Teal Dolphin colors warm up jacket. Not many times has a warm up jacket figured so prominently on card to enhance the look of the card. But this one does.  The sight angle/sight view on this card is also perfect as you can see the fans in the stand in the back ground.


  1. It has quite an artistic composition. Very balanced. Jim's look is pensive and there's tension in the way he's holding the jacket. I'll have to check my own 73's to see if I have it.

  2. I am both honored and proud! I also agree with this selection as one of the greatest of the 70's.