Found January 09, 2013 on Mets360.com:
1971 TOPPS COINS TEAM SET From 1961 through 1971, Topps issued at least a single one-per-pack insert each year. Here’s a complete list, for those of you keeping score at home: 1961 Magic Rub-Offs 1961 Stamps 1962 Stamps 1963 Peel-Offs 1964 Coins 1965 Embossed 1965 Transfers 1966 Rub-Offs 1967 Pin-Ups 1968 Game 1969 Decals 1969 Deckle Edge 1970 Posters 1970 Scratch-Offs 1970 Booklets 1971 Coins 1971 Scratch-Offs I had firsthand little-kid experience with the 1970 and 1971 products, and I have to say that the 1970 issues were by and large a nuisance. The booklets and posters were fairly crude, and I don’t think my five-year-old brain ever fully grasped that enigmatic scratch-off game. The 1971 coins, however, were another matter. I loved these things, and I had a large selection of them clanging around in the pockets of my husky Toughskins for that entire summer. The fronts of these thin metal discs contain a player name and photo, along with the team name. The backs consist of an ar...
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