September 22, 2019

My dream jacket or my 1977 Topps Cloth Stickers needs list

One question I have always had about the 1977 Topps Cloth Sticker set was that did anyone ever take a nice sports jacket and stick a whole bunch of stickers on it and create a memorable Topps artifact? 

Topps used to make promotional videos for their new releases with a party atmosphere (they were called Rip Parties) at a card shop in Florida. They are the first videos on the Topps Digital YouTube page and were hosted by The Rip Master (who is also the owner of the card shop that hosted the videos). 

The Rip Master's blue jacket had packs attached to it and so it is probably as close as I can get to my dream of a cloth sticker ensemble. 

The 1977 Topps Cloth stickers set is made up of 55 cards that are mostly similar to their 1977 Topps main set counterparts. Although take look at good old Yaz's card in each set and you'll notice some photo cropping differences and an adjusted signature. 
The backs are also very different including instructions on how to use the stickers at the bottom of the cloth cards.

The checklist includes 55 player cards and two nine-card puzzle collections that feature the 1976 National and American League All-Star teams.  



1977 Topps Cloth Stickers Needs List

Last updated: 10-27-19

1. Alan Ashby, Toronto Blue Jays
2. Buddy Bell, Cleveland Indians SP

3. Johnny Bench, Cincinnati Reds
4. Vida Blue, Oakland Athletics
5. Bert Blyleven, Texas Rangers
6. Steve Braun, Seattle Mariners SP
7. George Brett, Kansas City Royals
8. Lou Brock, St. Louis Cardinals
9. Jose Cardenal, Chicago Cubs
10. Rod Carew, Minnesota Twins SP
11. Steve Carlton, Philadelphia Phillies
12. Dave Cash, Montreal Expos
13. Cesar Cedeno, Houston Astros SP
14. Ron Cey, Los Angeles Dodgers
15. Mark Fidrych, Detroit Tigers
16. Dan Ford, Minnesota Twins
17. Wayne Garland, Cleveland Indians
18. Ralph Garr, Chicago White Sox
19. Steve Garvey, Los Angeles Dodgers
20. Mike Hargrove, Texas Rangers
21. Jim Hunter, New York Yankees
22. Reggie Jackson, New York Yankees
23. Randy Jones, San Diego Padres
24. Dave Kingman, New York Mets SP
25. Bill Madlock, Chicago Cubs
26. Lee May, Baltimore Orioles SP
27. John Mayberry, Kansas City Royals
28. John Messersmith, Atlanta Braves
29. Willie Montanez, Atlanta Braves
30. John Montefusco, San Francisco Giants SP
31. Joe Morgan, Cincinnati Reds
32. Thurman Munson, New York Yankees
33. Bobby Murcer, San Francisco Giants
34. Al Oliver, Pittsburgh Pirates SP
35. Dave Pagan, Seattle Mariners
36. Jim Palmer, Baltimore Orioles SP
37. Tony Perez, Cincinnati Reds
38. Pete Rose, Cincinnati Reds SP
39. Joe Rudi, California Angels
40. Nolan Ryan, California Angels SP
41. Mike Schmidt, Philadelphia Phillies
42. Tom Seaver, New York Mets
43. Ted Simmons, St. Louis Cardinals
44. Bill Singer, Toronto Blue Jays
45. Willie Stargell, Pittsburgh Pirates
46. Rusty Staub, Detroit Tigers
47. Don Sutton, Los Angeles Dodgers
48. Luis Tiant, Boston Red Sox
49. Bill Travers, Milwaukee Brewers
50. Claudell Washington, Oakland Athletics
51. Bob Watson, Houston Astros
52. Dave Winfield, San Diego Padres
53. Carl Yastrzemski, Boston Red Sox
54. Robin Yount, Milwaukee Brewers
55. Richie Zisk, Chicago White Sox

Puzzles
AL Puzzle Upper-Left
AL Puzzle Upper-Center
AL Puzzle Upper-Right
AL Puzzle Middle-Left
AL Puzzle Middle-Center
AL Puzzle Middle-Right
AL Puzzle Bottom-Left
AL Puzzle Bottom-Center
AL Puzzle Bottom-Right

NL Puzzle Upper-Left
NL Puzzle Upper-Center
NL Puzzle Upper-Right
NL Puzzle Middle-Left
NL Puzzle Middle-Center
NL Puzzle Middle-Right
NL Puzzle Bottom-Left
NL Puzzle Bottom-Center
NL Puzzle Bottom-Right

3 comments:

Steve F. said...

I never noticed the signature differences between the 1977 Topps regular cards and the cloth sticker cards. Is that on a bunch of them or just Yaz? But as for a cropping difference, I'm not seeing it. What do you see different? I even measured a few of the parts of the photo (e.g., Yaz's hat brim) from the frame and they seem to be the exact same between the two....

Fuji said...

Love the 1977 Topps Cloth set. It was one of my first vintage set purchases when I returned to the hobby. Cool to see the comparison between those two Yaz cards. I did something similar back in 2012 with the Munson 77T card, the Burger King card, and the Topps Cloth card. It features three different facsimile signatures. If you're bored:

https://sanjosefuji.blogspot.com/2012/05/thurman-or-thruman-munson.html

Matt F. said...

Hey Steve,

It's not so much the Yaz as far as cropping differences. The Steve Braun card image is different, Dan Ford and John Montefusco are zoomed in and Richie Zisk is basically a new card with a different team added to a zoomed in photo.