If you love Super 70s Sports on Twitter, you’ll probably get a kick out of this. Topps has teamed up with Ricky Cobb, the man with the comedic tweets on nostalgia, for a new baseball card set. The Topps X Super 70s Baseball set released Wednesday as on on-demand product, available through the Topps online store.
Cobb turned his love for old school sports and television into a Twitter account that has accumulated nearly 400,000 followers in seven years. His daily observations and comments will make you guffaw, especially if you remember life as it was in the 20th century. While his remarks do often contain a dose of profanity, we’re guessing the cards will not.
Boxes of Super 70s Sports will contain 20 cards, including 18 base cards and two inserts, with a one in three chance to land an autograph from a small checklist (see below) that does include some big names from baseball’s past.
— Topps (@Topps) October 21, 2020
Not all of the 90-card base set is made up of guys who played in the 70s, though. It’s a mix of players from the past and present. George Brett is here, but so is Babe Ruth. The insert sets, however, definitely have a 70s flavor, with themes such as “Ultimate Uniforms” (remember the rainbow Astros?), Happening Hairdos (big afros and other memorable styles), Spectacular Spectacles (guys with glasses) and Magnificent Mustaches (the 70s had plenty of them). There are 17 different base cards that have autograph parallels, with nine Hall of Famers. There are also a few autograph parallels for the insert sets (yes, there’s a Nolan Ryan auto on the Ultimate Uniforms card possible and a Mario Mendoza Spectacular Spectables auto, too). Cobb has also signed some cards for the product.
Boxes are available via this link on Topps’ website for $24.99.