1981 Topps Giant Photo Cards Phillies

Set Type: Primary
Card dimensions: 4⅞” x 6⅞”
Additional Information: A test issue released solely in the greater Philadelphia region, this is one of several different Giant Photo Cards team sets Topps produced in 1981. The unnumbered cards bear identical backs, which show a checklist of all the Phillies included in the set. Topps also tested a nationally-distributed version of the set which included the only Rose and Schmidt cards. The only notable difference between the two sets is that there is no checklist on the back of the Rose and Schmidt cards.

The Beckett online guide lists the set as part of a giant “1981 Topps Super Home Team” checklist, which lists all the cards from the various Giant Photo team sets and numbers the cards in alphabetical order within team, with teams themselves listed in alphabetical order. SCD lists the set as in a similar fashion under the name “1981 Topps Giant Photo Cards”, but resets the numbering to start at one for each individual team set.

Bob Boone
Larry Bowa
Steve Carlton
Greg Luzinski
Garry Maddox
Bake McBride
Tug McGraw
Pete Rose
Dick Ruthven
Mike Schmidt
Manny Trillo
Del Unser

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