CSG Registry Featured Set: 1975 Topps Football

Posted on 4/6/2023

This month's CSG Registry Set showcases the 1975 Topps football set, which includes numerous NFL Hall of Famers. Also, make sure to check out CSG's Q&A with the set owner.

While it may be the off-season for the NFL, william 1722 has added an impressive 1975 Topps football set, WILLIAM'S 75'S, to his CSG Registry roster. With 332 of the 528 cards and 4,837 points, this set is worth reviewing if you are a vintage football card collector. See the Q&A with the set owner here.

1975 Topps #282 Lynn Swann graded CSG 8
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Featuring Pro Football Hall of Famers like George Blanda, Bob Griese, Len Dawson, Roger Staubach, Franco Harris and Terry Bradshaw, and rookie cards of Mel Blount, Lynn Swann, Dan Fouts and Joe Theismann, the 1975 Topps Football Set is loaded with talent! The subsets for the 1975 Topps football cards are the League Leaders (#1-6), All-Pro selections (#201-225), Record Breakers (#351-356), Highlights (452-460) and Playoff Highlights (#526-528). Key rookie cards from this set include a #12 Mel Blount graded CSG 8.5 and a #282 Lynn Swann graded CSG 8.

1975 Topps #12 Mel Blount graded CSG 8.5
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Q&A with CSG Registry Set Owner

How did you get into collecting sports cards?

When I was a kid growing up in my dad and mom's home in the early '70s, I used to get $5 a week allowance for cleaning windows, washing cars, weeding the back yard, doing chores, etc. For 10 cents, I would always buy 1970-72 Topps baseball and football wax, and cello packs for 5 cents and 10 cents a pack. And on a rare occasion I would splurge on a 25-cent jumbo cello pack brick. From that time on, I was hooked on opening up packs of our heroes of yesterday. I have lots of memories of opening packs with rookie cards of Terry Bradshaw, Roger Staubach and more.

What are your favorite sports teams and/or athletes to follow?

When I was growing up as a young teen, my dad only had a few rules around his home. You are an American, you will pick a baseball, football and basketball team to watch on Sunday morning with me and root on and have fun. You will marry an American woman, own an American car or truck (preferably Ford) and purchase an American home and live the American dream. So, I picked the New England Patriots; I love those red, white and blue pinstripe uniforms in football. Also, I picked the Cincinnati Reds in baseball and the Boston Celtics in basketball.

What was your favorite card once you got into collecting?

My favorite football card is the 2000 Playoff Contenders #144 Tom Brady rookie card, hands down. Boy, I used to get teased a lot when the Patriots were in the basement. I don't get teased anymore.

Do you have a different favorite card now?

My favorite player now from vintage is definitely Walter Payton's '76 card. Then Terry Bradshaw's '71 rookie followed by the iconic '72 Roger Staubach.

We’re featuring your 1975 Topps Football set. What drew you to collecting and building this set?

I absolutely love our 1970s football set with all the vivid colors: purples, pinks, reds, blues, greens, etc. I am now on track to put my '70s collection in your CSG holders. Hands down, you have the most eye-appealing holder in the whole entire hobby.

Is there a card out there you’re hoping to add to your collection? Similarly, is there a set you hope to complete someday?

I plan on completing my 1970 through 1979 sets in your holders. You are the upstart kids on the block and have an amazing holder. Now that I can afford going after Hall of Fame rookies from the '70s, I plan on completing the 1970 through 1979 football sets complete in CSG holders.

What do you enjoy most about adding your cards to the CSG Registry?

Everyone is on the same playing field in terms of collecting and building sets. Vintage and modern is treated the same.

What would you say to other sports cards collectors who may be on the fence about adding their cards to the CSG Registry?

I like that you take high-quality photos of each card — front and back. Your company is a true blessing. To start with, accurate grading, and the most eye-appeasing holder in our market to date.

About the CSG Registry

The CSG Registry, which launched in September 2021, has over 6,200 competitive sets available with over 4,500 registry users and over 142,000 registered cards. The CSG Registry continues to be active with requests for new sets and slots, and we appreciate your enthusiasm. Our CSG Registry team adds new sets daily and always welcomes your requests as it provides us the opportunity to learn your collecting interests.

The CSG Registry is a free online platform where collectors can register and display their CSG-certified sports cards. The CSG Registry helps you to organize your collection and interact with other collectors. Begin adding your CSG-certified cards and creating CSG Registry sets here. Your sets are automatically considered for the annual CSG Registry Awards where winners receive a prize package, including a $500 CSG grading credit. For more information on the CSG Registry Awards, you may find the announcement here.

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