Thursday, June 18, 2015

Flippin' My Lid For Billy

I picked up another oddball for the Billy Williams collection.

Again, its not an actual baseball card, though it is a Topps product.

And thankfully, its the real deal.  I did my homework. No more reprints for me.

This is the 1973 Topps Baseball Stars lid. The bottom picture is what the top of the lids look like and the player was underneath.

When you bought the gum you didn't know which player you were going to get.

The pictures of the players are all missing logos.  That means Topps had a license with the players association but not MLB.  Yet Topps had an MLB license for baseball cards.  One source I've read attributed the lack of logos to the 1973 re-negotiation of the MLB Basic Agreement between the players and the owners.

Two things I can identify from Billy's picture:

  • The picture was taken in 1972, the only year the road uniform had red, white, and blue on the neck
  • The light tower in the background looks like Shea.
This pickup puts my Billy PC at 62% of the PSA master list.

Here's what I'm still missing (mostly oddballs, OPCs, and Venezuelans)

  • 1961 Topps Stamp Panels Billy Williams Carl Willey
  • 1961 Topps Stamp Panels Billy Williams Warren Spahn
  • 1962 Shirriff Coins Billy Williams
  • 1962-1965 Jay Publishing Photos-Type 2 Billy Williams Portrait Pose To Chest,Dark Background
  • 1962-1965 Jay Publishing Photos-Type 2 Billy Williams Portrait, Pose To Waist, Arms Crossed
  • 1962-1965 Jay Publishing Photos-Type 2 Billy Williams Portrait-Pose To Waist, Fence Background
  • 1964 Bazooka Stamps Billy Williams
  • 1964 Bazooka Stamps Mlb Players Complete Panel
  • 1964 Rawlings Glove Box-Hand Cut Billy Williams
  • 1964 Topps Rookie All-Star Banquet The 1961 Topps
  • 1964 Venezuela Topps Billy Williams
  • 1965 Bazooka Billy Williams Hand Cut-Batting
  • 1965 Bazooka Panel Hand Cut Torre/Williams/Chance
  • 1965 Old London Coins Billy Williams
  • 1965 O-Pee-Chee Cubs Team
  • 1965 O-Pee-Chee Nl Home Run Leaders
  • 1966 Bazooka Panel Hand Cut Kaline/Fisher/Williams
  • 1966 Chicago Cubs Team Issue Billy Williams
  • 1966 Venezuela Topps Cubs Team
  • 1966/67 Bazooka Billy Williams Hand Cut
  • 1967 Bazooka Panel Hand Cut Kaline/Alou/Williams
  • 1967 Pro's Pizza Billy Williams
  • 1967 Topps Punch-Outs Billy Williams
  • 1967 Venezuela Topps Billy Williams
  • 1968 Bazooka Billy Williams Hand Cut
  • 1968 Kahns Wieners Billy Williams
  • 1968 Topps Action All-Star Stickers Billy Williams/Rod Carew/Tony Gonzalez
  • 1968 Venezuela Topps Billy Williams
  • 1969 Chicago Cubs Photos Billy Williams
  • 1969 Kelly's Potato Chips Pins Billy Williams
  • 1969 Mlb Photostamps Billy Williams Hand Cut
  • 1969 Mlbpa Pins Billy Williams
  • 1969 O-Pee-Chee Nl Rbi Leaders
  • 1969 Sunoco Cubs Pins Billy Williams
  • 1969 Topps Super Billy Williams
  • 1971 Milk Duds Billy Williams Complete Box
  • 1971 O-Pee-Chee N.L. Rbi Leaders Bench/Perez/Williams
  • 1971 O-Pee-Chee Nl Home Run Leaders Bench/Williams/Perez
  • 1971 Topps Greatest Moments Billy Williams
  • 1971 Topps Tattoos Billy Williams Perforated
  • 1972 Chicago Cubs Team Issue Billy Williams
  • 1972 Kelloggs Billy Williams Phrase Omitted
  • 1972 O-Pee-Chee Cubs Team
  • 1973 Kelloggs Williams/Blass/ Matlack-Panel
  • 1973 O-Pee-Chee Batting Leaders B.Williams/R.Carew
  • 1973 O-Pee-Chee Cubs Team
  • 1973 Topps Comics Billy Williams
  • 1974 O-Pee-Chee All Star Right Field R.Jackson,B.Williams

1 comment:

  1. I've never seen this oddball issue before. Very cool.