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
1969 Deckle Edge
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...