Frank Robinson 2010 Topps – ‘The Cards Your Mom Threw Out’ – 1972 Topps Traded Design

Frank Robinson 2010 Topps – ‘The Cards Your Mom Threw Out’ – 1972 Topps Traded Design

The ‘Traded’ cards from the 1972 Topps baseball set look so odd to me.  Missing the team name on the top of the card really stands out, especially when I have seen so many ’72 in my time.

This card is from the 2010 Topps ‘Cards Your Mom Threw Out’ subset and is a re-print of Robinson’s card from the ‘Traded’ set.

Have a look:

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See what I mean about missing the team name at the top??  As a comparison, here is a link to Robinson’s card from the base set with the name in its proper place.

Big change, huh??

I really don’t know why Topps did this.  The first time I came across it was when I was working on my Joe Morgan collection and needed both of his cards from the ’72 set.  His base card shows him in his Astros uniform and proudly boasts the team name across the top while his card from the ‘Traded’ set is his first card in a Reds uniform and like the Robinson card above, it does not state the team name in the space that it should.

Does anyone know why Topps did this??  I’m very curious…

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4 responses to “Frank Robinson 2010 Topps – ‘The Cards Your Mom Threw Out’ – 1972 Topps Traded Design

  1. Maybe they thought the enormous TRADED stencil across the front wasn’t enough of a difference from the regular set.

    “That’s just Topps being Topps”

  2. Wait… Frank Robinson played for the Dodgers? Wow… the things we learn each new day.

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