1968 Topps Milton Bradley Baseball Cards and How to Identify Them

1968 Topps Milton Bradley Win-A-Card Game
1968 Topps Milton Bradley Win-A-Card Game

1968 Topps Milton Bradley trading cards were available exclusively as supplementary content in the 1968 Topps Milton Bradley Win-A-Card trading card game. The run includes baseball cards, football cards, and hot rod cards.

1968 Topps Milton Bradley Baseball Cards
1968 Topps Milton Bradley Baseball Cards
1968 Topps Milton Bradley Football Cards
1968 Topps Milton Bradley Football Cards
1968 Topps Milton Bradley Hot Rod Cards
1968 Topps Milton Bradley Hot Rod Cards

1968 Topps Milton Bradley baseball cards are parallels of some of the cards from series 1 and 2 of the flagship 1968 Topps release. Among the cards in the 1968 Topps Milton Bradley run is an elusive parallel of the highly collected Nolan Ryan rookie card.

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Unless you know how to spot the differences between base 1968 Topps and 1968 Topps Milton Bradley cards, they may look identical. They're not. Here's how to identify if your 1968 Topps card came from the base pack-issued release or from the supplementary run included in the 1968 Topps Milton Bradley Win-A-Card game.

How to Spot 1968 Topps Milton Bradley Baseball Cards

For this exercise, we'll be using the Nolan Ryan rookie card as an example but these differentiators can be generalized to all 1968 Topps Milton Bradley baseball cards. Let's get started.

The following image is of a high grade 1968 Topps Nolan Ryan rookie card. This is the base Topps issue.

Nolan Ryan 1968 Topps #177
Nolan Ryan 1968 Topps #177 | Source: Robert Edward Auctions

The following two images feature the 1968 Topps Milton Bradley Nolan Ryan rookie card.

1968 Topps Milton Bradley cards have a thin white line along one of the border edges. This feature is only found on 1968 Topps Milton Bradley baseball cards. If your 1968 Topps card has this white line, you've got a Milton Bradley.

Nolan Ryan 1968 Topps Milton Bradley #177
Nolan Ryan 1968 Topps Milton Bradley #177 - White line along left edge
Nolan Ryan 1968 Topps Milton Bradley #177
Nolan Ryan 1968 Topps Milton Bradley #177 - White line along right edge

While the white line is only found on 1968 Topps Milton Bradley parallels, not all 1968 Topps Milton Bradley baseball cards have this feature. If your card doesn't have the white line, flip it over and compare the back to the same card from the base 1968 Topps set.

The other distinguishing factor of 1968 Topps Milton Bradley is the color of the back. While base 1968 Topps baseball cards have orange backs, 1968 Topps Milton Bradley baseball cards have yellow backs. Here's a direct comparison:

Nolan Ryan 1968 Topps and Milton Bradley #177
Base Topps - Left | Topps Milton Bradley - Right

Summary:

  • 1968 Topps baseball cards don't feature any white lines along the border edges and have orange backs.
  • 1968 Topps Milton Bradley baseball cards sometimes feature thin white lines along border edges and have yellow backs.

I hope you find this instruction guide helpful with your attempts to identify your 1968 Topps and 1968 Topps Milton Bradley baseball cards.

1968 TOPPS MILTON BRADLEY BOBBY LOCKE 24 SHARP
1968 TOPPS MILTON BRADLEY BOBBY LOCKE 24 SHARP
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1968 TOPPS MILTON BRADLEY RON WILLIS 68 SHARP
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1968 Topps Milton Bradley Nolan Ryan 177 Baseball Card PSA 4MC
1968 Topps Milton Bradley Nolan Ryan 177 Baseball Card PSA 4MC
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1968 Topps Nolan Ryan 177 Rookie SGC 45 VG+ 35 Milton Bradley 042
1968 Topps Nolan Ryan 177 Rookie SGC 45 VG+ 35 Milton Bradley 042
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1968 Topps Milton Bradley Hank Aaron 110 BVG 75 NM+ DEAD CENTERED
1968 Topps Milton Bradley Hank Aaron 110 BVG 75 NM+ DEAD CENTERED
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1968 Topps Milton Bradley Nolan Ryan Jerry Koosman 177 PSA 8 OC RC RARE
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3 Card Lot 1968 Milton Bradley Topps Piniella Jaster Allen 16 117 176 MID GRADE
3 Card Lot 1968 Milton Bradley Topps Piniella Jaster Allen 16 117 176 MID GRADE
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1968 TOPPS MILTON BRADLEY 100 BOB GIBSON HOF PSA 55 EX+ VINTAGE 1960S
1968 TOPPS MILTON BRADLEY 100 BOB GIBSON HOF PSA 55 EX+ VINTAGE 1960S
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1968 Topps Milton Bradley 127 Paul Linblad PSA 4
1968 Topps Milton Bradley 127 Paul Linblad PSA 4
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1968 TOPPS NOLAN RYAN MILTON BRADLEY ROOKIE CARD RC 177 PSA 6 EX MT
1968 TOPPS NOLAN RYAN MILTON BRADLEY ROOKIE CARD RC 177 PSA 6 EX MT
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4830 1968 Topps Milton Bradley  320 Frank Howard NM
4830 1968 Topps Milton Bradley 320 Frank Howard NM
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CENTERED PSA 4 VG EX GRADED MILTON BRADLEY NOLAN RYAN ROOKIE 1968 TOPPS MB 177
CENTERED PSA 4 VG EX GRADED MILTON BRADLEY NOLAN RYAN ROOKIE 1968 TOPPS MB 177
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1968 Milton Bradley Topps Tom Seaver 45 HOF Card Low Mid Grade
1968 Milton Bradley Topps Tom Seaver 45 HOF Card Low Mid Grade
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PSA 25 GOOD+ MILTON BRADLEY BILL STONEMAN 1968 TOPPS 179 MB VARIATION GD+ ABC
PSA 25 GOOD+ MILTON BRADLEY BILL STONEMAN 1968 TOPPS 179 MB VARIATION GD+ ABC
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PSA 1 PR MILTON BRADLEY BROOKS ROBINSON HOF 1968 TOPPS 20 MB GAME VARIATION ABC
PSA 1 PR MILTON BRADLEY BROOKS ROBINSON HOF 1968 TOPPS 20 MB GAME VARIATION ABC
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