1977 Topps

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May 1, 2022 - 2:43PM

This year was the first I started buying baseball cards. I would have turned 7 in May of 1977. I remember going to my grandparents' apartment and there was a grocery store on the corner. I remember purchasing both wax and cello packs. I have almost all my cards from when I was a kid. Though my checklists are marked and we flipped them and threw them against the wall, so condition is rather beat up. I'm starting to put these sets together, trying to relive my childhood. I've made a few purchases over the years to help.

Dec 29, 2021 - 12:09AM

It was my seventh birthday when my Pop put a full box of 1977 Topps down in front of me. It took me an hour or so to rip all the packs and gawk at the giants who played baseball. My initial thoughts were, this gum kinda sucks, even though I had a full cheek full, Nolan Ryan (My favorite player) looked so bad ass. George Foster's side burns were absolutely magnificent. Dave Rader looked just like my Grandpa and Tommy Helms and Rick Jones looked really fake. I played with those cards so much that, I wore them out and finally after a decade of destruction I gave them to my cousin who absolutely destroyed everyone of them looking them over like I did. Only Nolan Ryan survived the purge. My first card I ever pulled was Craig Swan, followed by Boog Powell. I must have had Boog's stats totally memorized as I was fascinated that someone was named Boog.

Dec 16, 2021 - 1:48PM

I remember collecting these cards as a kid. My dad knew the owner of a local grocery store/deli and would get full unopened display boxes from him at a discount. I had tons of these cards. Sadly, not now, of course.

Aug 20, 2021 - 1:03PM

Just started building this set. I remember collecting it as a kid, but my original cards are long gone. As I now build the set again, I am realizing how fragile the cardstock is compared to the previous years. It is definitely easy to peel a corner while putting a card in binder sheets.

Jun 24, 2021 - 4:40AM

1977 Topps were the first baseball cards I ever got. I still think they are one of the better sets. If I feel like going back in time I just open my 1977 Topps binder.

Jan 1, 2021 - 11:00PM
Eric Marthaler

My favorite Topps set for sentimental reasons. It was the first set I actively collected. I couldn't wait to get some extra change and run to the drug store to buy some packs. You could actually find full boxes on the shelf and buy 3 or 4 packs for 50 cents. Boy have times changed.

Apr 28, 2020 - 11:42AM

Just completed this Set today! It is a decent enough set with lots of great All-Stars and Hall of Famers!! The Set I put together has cards in it that are mostly EX-NrMT.

Mar 5, 2019 - 3:22PM

All the 1977 Topps cards added here vary in condition from VG to POOR.
***I've deleted some value cards. If looking for RCs or Stars, please make a request, I may have them.
PLEASE, PM me @ bobscardz.

Edited on: Mar 5, 2019 - 3:23PM

Jul 29, 2017 - 11:19AM

I was in Japan at the time and we went into the BX on base and my mom let me get a pack. I dont remember who I got but I do recall that I had those cards until I believe it was when we came back to the states in 1979, I wish I still had them.

Nov 5, 2016 - 7:43PM

First pack of cards I ever opened. I remember buying 2, maybe 3 packs and then the madness began; what is the best way to sort; sorting by team, then by last name, then by position, then by the number on the back. With no checklist (and no internet) I had no idea how big this could be. Currently rebuilding this set.

Sep 9, 2016 - 1:57PM

Classic set design on the card front and back...one of my all-time favorites.

Dec 27, 2015 - 10:14AM

1977 Topps #5 Victory Leaders – Jim Palmer – Randy Jones 2.00
My card # 5 shows Ed Figueroa signature on the front page. Ed Figueroa number should be 195.
1977 Topps #7 ERA Leaders – Mark Fidrych – John Denny 1.25
My card # 7 has Mike Torrez which should be #365

1977 Topps #18 Cleveland Indians Team card – Frank Robinson Mgr. 2.00
My card has Mickey Rivers (I have two of these) the listing for Rivers is 305

1977 Topps #20 Graig Nettles 2.00
I have one # 20 with Graig Nettles but another with # 20 that has Jim Wynn(I have two of these)

1977 Topps #22 Bill Freehan 1.25 I have two #22's with Carlos May, and one Bill Freehan
the listing shows 1977 Topps #568 Carlos May 0.40

I haven't gone through the rest of the cards, but do you have any idea of what's with these mixed numbers and pictures? I would appreciate your take on this. Is it possible that these misprints could be valuable?

May 15, 2015 - 11:28PM

My 1st collection I completed when I was 11.

Sep 25, 2014 - 3:19PM

My true first pack of cards to open, and all I wanted was the hard gum. My first card pulled from the pack was Tom House on the Red Sox (#358). I still keep that card protected. Happy, happy days for an 8 yr old.


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