Burger King published a number of oddball sets from 1977 to 1987, including a handful of team-specific sets. Who did they pick for this honor in 1979? Why, it's the Phillies and Yankees! Such odd prescience for a company focused on quick turn-around.
Topps licensed their 1979 design to Burger King as-is, so collectors often find them "mixed in" with the regular set. While the numbering obviously differs--Christenson is Topps #161--the 22-card burger checklist includes a few notables.
- 1st Pete Rose PHI card (compare Topps #650 to Burger King #13)
- Danny Ozark gets a separate manager card (the Yankees use a team photo)
- 6 players, including Rose, use different (or re-cropped) photos
The Super70s.com profile of the PHI and NYY sets includes an image of the Philly checklist and summary of both releases. I like team-based releases, so will add more Burger King #5s soon.
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