In which past 1970s Topps sets are rejected outright
The 2010 Chachi Set Planning Committee felt the best place to start when choosing the Topps set to represent the upcoming 2010 Chachi release was to eliminate the designs we felt certain we wouldn't be using. (Doug felt the best place to start was with a quick run around the house with his Mater and Lightning McQueen cars, but we quickly realized this was getting us nowhere.)
The 1973 Topps set is a great set burdened with a boring design. Ditto the 1978 Topps set, although I originally toyed with the idea of using the 1978 design as the basis for the 2009 Chachi set. I had used the 1976 and 1977 designs over the past few years and I didn't want to jinx the team by breaking the chain. Saner minds prevailed and I realized the design I chose for the 2009 Chachi set would not change the course or the fate of the 2009 Phillies.
The 1979 Topps set is a also a great set as a whole, but I've always been a little bored with its design. Thus we eliminated the 1973, 1978 and 1979 Topps sets from contention for the 2010 Chachi set.