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1973 Topps Candy Lids

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(55 cards)         Approximate set value: $600

Interesting & very tough to find 1970's Topps Test Issue !
Printed on backs of 'Baseball Stars Bubble Gum' 1-7/8 inch lids.
Average Condition: NM/MINT to Near Mint

       

1970/1972/1973 Topps Candy Lids

1973 Topps Candy Lids Box 1973 Topps Candy Lids Tub
Thru the years, Topps has tried some crazy products, often called "test issues". Test issues were usually only distributed in limited areas and were somewhat difficult to find. One of Topps most unusual were the 1970 and 1973 Topps Candy Lids; little tubs of candy with player's photos on the bottom of their 1 7/8" lids. The unnumbered lids were issued in 10 cent containers, 24 to a box. Sealed tubs can still be found with asking prices in the $150 to $200 range. Called "Baseball Stars Bubble Gum", the 1970 Topps Candy Lids set had 24 different players, the 1973 Topps Candy Lids set had 55.

1970 Topps Candy Lids Front 1970 Topps Candy Lids Back 1972 Topps Candy Lids Ryan Topps released their first Candy Lids in 1970. The 1970 Topps Candy Lids are very, very hard to find. The 1970 lids had small photos of Tom Seaver, Carl Yastrzemski and Frank Howard on the top.

They returned in 1973 with some minor changes. The candy was replaced by gum, the mini photo of Frank Howard was gone from the top of the lid and team logos were airburshed off the player's caps. Even the tiny Yaz and Seaver photos had their logos removed. 1973 Topps Candy Lids are hard to find, but not nearly as scarce as the 1970's. There was also a 1972 Topps Candy Lids issue in the works but it was never released although a very few proofs do exist.

1973 Topps Comics Topps released two other test issue sets in 1973 (1973 Topps Pinups and 1973 Topps Comics), each with very limited distribution. The 1973 Topps Comics and 1973 Topps Candy Lids shared many of the same photos. Just like the candy lids, those sets had no team logos. If you're thinking "licensing dispute", you are likely right. Topps received player's union's permission for these test issues, but not Major League Baseball's permission. Apparently issues over rights and fees with Major League Baseball Properties and the player's union resulted in Topps shutting down future production of test issues, supplemental sets and insert sets, putting an end to some of their most "fun" collectibles.

Due to licensing issues, after 1973 Topps released very few "oddball" issues. In 1975 did release a "Minis" set but they reportedly cut production on the regular set to produce the minis, so the players and owners probably got nothing extra. Topps next major test issue was the 1977 Topps Cloth Stickers. Afterwards Topps started producing sets for other distributors like Burger King, Zest Soap and others having the distributors cut the licensing deals, saving them the aggravation.

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*** 1973 Topps Candy Lids ***
Interesting & very tough to find 1970's Topps Test Issue !
Printed on backs of 'Baseball Stars Bubble Gum' 1-7/8 inch lids

out 1973 Topps Candy Lid - AL KALINE (Tigers) 1973 Topps Candy Lid - AL KALINE (Tigers)   [NM/MINT]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
out 1973 Topps Candy Lid - AMOS OTIS (Royals)   [NEAR MINT to EX/MINT]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
out 1973 Topps Candy Lid - BILL FREEHAN (Tigers) 1973 Topps Candy Lid - BILL FREEHAN (Tigers)   [EX]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
out 1973 Topps Candy Lid - BILLY WILLIAMS (Cubs)   [NM/MINT to MINT]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
out 1973 Topps Candy Lid - BOB GIBSON (Cardinals)   [NM/MINT to MINT]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
1973 Topps Candy Lid - BOBBY BONDS (Giants) 1973 Topps Candy Lid - BOBBY BONDS (Giants)   [EX/MINT]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
$ 9.95
out 1973 Topps Candy Lid - BOBBY MURCER (Yankees) 1973 Topps Candy Lid - BOBBY MURCER (Yankees)   [NM/MINT]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
out 1973 Topps Candy Lid - BROOKS ROBINSON (Orioles)   [NM/MINT to MINT]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
out 1973 Topps Candy Lid - BUD HARRELSON (Mets) 1973 Topps Candy Lid - BUD HARRELSON (Mets)   [NM/MINT]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
out 1973 Topps Candy Lid - CARL YASTRZEMSKI (Red Sox)   [NM/MINT to MINT]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
out 1973 Topps Candy Lid - CARLTON FISK (Red Sox)   [NM/MINT to MINT]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
out 1973 Topps Candy Lid - CHRIS SPEIER [#x] (Giants) 1973 Topps Candy Lid - CHRIS SPEIER [#x] (Giants)   [EX]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
1973 Topps Candy Lid - CLAY KIRBY (Padres) 1973 Topps Candy Lid - CLAY KIRBY (Padres)   [EX/MINT]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
$ 6.50
out 1973 Topps Candy Lid - CLAY KIRBY [#x] (Padres) 1973 Topps Candy Lid - CLAY KIRBY [#x] (Padres)   [EX/MINT oc]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
out 1973 Topps Candy Lid - DICK 'RICHIE' ALLEN [#x] (White Sox) 1973 Topps Candy Lid - DICK 'RICHIE' ALLEN [#x] (White Sox)   [EX]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
out 1973 Topps Candy Lid - DICK BOSMAN (Rangers) 1973 Topps Candy Lid - DICK BOSMAN (Rangers)   [EX/MINT to NEAR MINT]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
out 1973 Topps Candy Lid - DON SUTTON (Dodgers) 1973 Topps Candy Lid - DON SUTTON (Dodgers)   [NEAR MINT]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
1973 Topps Candy Lid - DUSTY BAKER (Braves) 1973 Topps Candy Lid - DUSTY BAKER (Braves)   [NEAR MINT to NM/MINT]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
$ 12.50
1973 Topps Candy Lid - DUSTY BAKER [#x] (Braves) 1973 Topps Candy Lid - DUSTY BAKER [#x] (Braves)   [EX]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
$ 3.50
out 1973 Topps Candy Lid - ELLIE RODRIGUEZ (Brewers) 1973 Topps Candy Lid - ELLIE RODRIGUEZ (Brewers)   [EX/MINT]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
1973 Topps Candy Lid - FERGIE JENKINS (Cubs) 1973 Topps Candy Lid - FERGIE JENKINS (Cubs)   [EX]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
$ 9.95
1973 Topps Candy Lid - FRANK ROBINSON 1973 Topps Candy Lid - FRANK ROBINSON   [EX/MINT to NEAR MINT]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
$ 24.95
1973 Topps Candy Lid - GARY NOLAN (Reds) 1973 Topps Candy Lid - GARY NOLAN (Reds)   [NEAR MINT]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
$ 7.50
out 1973 Topps Candy Lid - GAYLORD PERRY (Indians) 1973 Topps Candy Lid - GAYLORD PERRY (Indians)   [NEAR MINT]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
1973 Topps Candy Lid - GEORGE SCOTT (Brewers) 1973 Topps Candy Lid - GEORGE SCOTT (Brewers)   [NM/MINT]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
$ 11.95
out 1973 Topps Candy Lid - GREG LUZINSKI   [NM/MINT to MINT]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
out 1973 Topps Candy Lid - HANK AARON (Braves) 1973 Topps Candy Lid - HANK AARON (Braves)   [NM/MINT]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
out 1973 Topps Candy Lid - HARMON KILLEBREW (Twins)   [NM/MINT to MINT]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
1973 Topps Candy Lid - JIM 'Catfish' HUNTER (A's) 1973 Topps Candy Lid - JIM 'Catfish' HUNTER (A's)   [EX/MINT]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
$ 17.50
out 1973 Topps Candy Lid - JIM PALMER (Orioles) 1973 Topps Candy Lid - JIM PALMER (Orioles)   [EX/MINT]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
out 1973 Topps Candy Lid - JOE TORRE (Cardinals)   [NM/MINT o/c]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
1973 Topps Candy Lid - JOHN MAYBERRY (Royals) 1973 Topps Candy Lid - JOHN MAYBERRY (Royals)   [NM/MINT]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
$ 9.95
1973 Topps Candy Lid - JOHNNY BENCH (Reds) 1973 Topps Candy Lid - JOHNNY BENCH (Reds)   [NEAR MINT]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
$ 34.95
out 1973 Topps Candy Lid - LARRY DIERKER (Astros)   [NM/MINT oc]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
out 1973 Topps Candy Lid - LARRY DIERKER [#x] (Astros) 1973 Topps Candy Lid - LARRY DIERKER [#x] (Astros)   [VG/EX]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
out 1973 Topps Candy Lid - LEE MAY (Astros) 1973 Topps Candy Lid - LEE MAY (Astros)   [NEAR MINT to NM/MINT]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
out 1973 Topps Candy Lid - LOU BROCK (Cardinals) 1973 Topps Candy Lid - LOU BROCK (Cardinals)   [NM/MINT]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
1973 Topps Candy Lid - LOU PINIELLA (Royals) 1973 Topps Candy Lid - LOU PINIELLA (Royals)   [NM/MINT]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
$ 14.95
out 1973 Topps Candy Lid - MANNY SANGUILLEN [#x] (Pirates) 1973 Topps Candy Lid - MANNY SANGUILLEN [#x] (Pirates)   [EX]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
out 1973 Topps Candy Lid - MICKEY LOLICH (Tigers)   [NM/MINT to MINT]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
out 1973 Topps Candy Lid - MIKE EPSTEIN (Rangers) 1973 Topps Candy Lid - MIKE EPSTEIN (Rangers)   [NM/MINT]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
out 1973 Topps Candy Lid - MIKE MARSHALL [#x] (Expos) 1973 Topps Candy Lid - MIKE MARSHALL [#x] (Expos)   [EX]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
out 1973 Topps Candy Lid - NATE COLBERT (Padres) 1973 Topps Candy Lid - NATE COLBERT (Padres)   [EX/MINT to NEAR MINT]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
out 1973 Topps Candy Lid - NATE COLBERT [#x] (Padres) 1973 Topps Candy Lid - NATE COLBERT [#x] (Padres)   [EX/MINT]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
1973 Topps Candy Lid - NOLAN RYAN (Angels) 1973 Topps Candy Lid - NOLAN RYAN (Angels)   [EX]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
$ 145
out 1973 Topps Candy Lid - PETE ROSE   [NM/MINT to MINT]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
out 1973 Topps Candy Lid - RAY FOSSE [#x] (A's) 1973 Topps Candy Lid - RAY FOSSE [#x] (A's)   [EX]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
1973 Topps Candy Lid - REGGIE JACKSON [#x] (A's) 1973 Topps Candy Lid - REGGIE JACKSON [#x] (A's)   [EX]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
$ 24.95
out 1973 Topps Candy Lid - ROD CAREW [#x] (Twins) 1973 Topps Candy Lid - ROD CAREW [#x] (Twins)   [VG]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
out 1973 Topps Candy Lid - SAL BANDO (A's) 1973 Topps Candy Lid - SAL BANDO (A's)   [EX/MINT to NEAR MINT]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
out 1973 Topps Candy Lid - STEVE CARLTON (Phillies) 1973 Topps Candy Lid - STEVE CARLTON (Phillies)   [EX/MINT]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
out 1973 Topps Candy Lid - THURMAN MUNSON (Yankees)   [NM/MINT to MINT]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
out 1973 Topps Candy Lid - TIM FOLI (Expos) 1973 Topps Candy Lid - TIM FOLI (Expos)   [EX/MINT oc]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
out 1973 Topps Candy Lid - TIM FOLI [#x] (Expos) 1973 Topps Candy Lid - TIM FOLI [#x] (Expos)   [EX/MINT oc]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
out 1973 Topps Candy Lid - TOM SEAVER (Mets)   [NM/MINT to MINT]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
out 1973 Topps Candy Lid - WILBUR WOOD (White Sox) 1973 Topps Candy Lid - WILBUR WOOD (White Sox)   [NEAR MINT to NM/MINT]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
out 1973 Topps Candy Lid - WILLIE DAVIS   [NM/MINT to MINT]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
out 1973 Topps Candy Lid - WILLIE MAYS (Giants) 1973 Topps Candy Lid - WILLIE MAYS (Giants)   [NEAR MINT]
Image is of regular candy lid & PROOF. You are buying just the candy lid.
1973 Topps Candy Lid - WILLIE MAYS [#x] (Giants) 1973 Topps Candy Lid - WILLIE MAYS [#x] (Giants)   [VG] $ 27.50
1973 Topps Candy Lid - WILLIE McCOVEY (Giants) 1973 Topps Candy Lid - WILLIE McCOVEY (Giants)   [EX]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
$ 19.95
out 1973 Topps Candy Lid - WILLIE McCOVEY [#x] (Giants) 1973 Topps Candy Lid - WILLIE McCOVEY [#x] (Giants)   [EX/MINT]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
out 1973 Topps Candy Lid - WILLIE STARGELL [#x] (Pirates) 1973 Topps Candy Lid - WILLIE STARGELL [#x] (Pirates)   [VG]
Tom Seaver (Mets) and Carl Yastrzemski (Red Sox) are pictured on the back !!!
1973 Topps Candy Lid PROOF - WILLIE MAYS (Giants) 1973 Topps Candy Lid PROOF - WILLIE MAYS (Giants)   [NM/MINT to NEAR MINT]
RARE 2-sided PROOF ! Candy lid lists $40, PROOF is hundreds of times scarcer ! Image is of regular & PROOF. You are buying just PROOF.
$ 495
                     
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