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46 years in the making

1975 75 topps minis baseball willie horton mike schmidt blue moon odom

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The year was 1975. I was six years old. Somehow I came upon 15 cents, enough to purchase my first pack of baseball cards. That first pack was a pack of 1975 Topps Minis–a parallel set of cards from the year that was only available in Michigan and parts of the west coast (where I was). I’ve been picking up minis ever since. While I’ve had over 600 cards of the 660 card set since the late 1980s, I never finished the set–until two days ago when card #66 Willie Horton arrived in my mailbox. I bought it on eBay to finally complete something I started over 45 years ago.

75 topps mini baseball cards pack wrapper

The 1975 Topps set fittingly had Hank Aaron bookending the set with cards #1 and #660 (pictured below).

1975 Topps Baseball Minis Complete Set

I mentioned yesterday how many Hall of Famers we have lost the past year. Look at those first four cards (Aaron, Brock, Gibson, Kaline)! All four players died between April 2020 and yesterday. 🙁 Roger Moret, although not a Hall of Famer, also died in 2020.

1975 Topps Mini Hank Aaron #660

1975 Topps Mini Baseball Card Hank Aaron #660

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