1978 Topps

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Jan 8, 2024 - 8:57PM

First set for me as well - but my first cards didn't come from a pack. The kids' magazine Dynamite included 6 card uncut panels each spring for a few years, and in the spring of '78 (4th grade) I got Tony Perez, Darrell Porter, Al Oliver and Cecil Cooper. My luck - my 6 included two from a DP row, so I got two each of Cooper and Perez.

A maybe a week later I got my first pack - a wax pack, and I can still recall some of the cards - Rick Manning, Jose Baez, George Hendrick, Sparky Lyle RB and Luis Tiant.

Love, love, love this set.


Jul 13, 2023 - 10:24AM
Rick Banovich

These were the very first packs I ever purchased when I was 10 years old...probably around 60-70 cents per pack. Seemed like they had a ton of cards in each pack back in the day...30ish. I still have every card (and stickers) I purchased back then.


Jan 27, 2023 - 8:54PM

These are the first sports cards I started collecting; rack packs were just 60 cents at the corner pharmacy!


Oct 27, 2022 - 10:59AM
Sailor Kris

I just bought a lot of 1978 Topps and found quite a few (over 20) of number 303 Lary Sorensen of the Milwaukee Brewers. If anybody needs this card give me a holler.
-Sailor Kris

Apr 20, 2022 - 12:32PM

My first pack of cards. Can't remember who I pulled, but I'm sure it was epic!

Jun 13, 2021 - 7:51PM

My first pack of baseball cards. First of many 😃

Apr 16, 2021 - 3:36AM

Pretty sure the first pack of baseball cards I opened was from this set.

Jan 10, 2021 - 11:41AM

this was the year i opened my first pack. i remember going to local store and seeing a box of baseball cards and not knowing what it was. so i paid my 25cents for a pack. i opened them and in a instant i was hooked. i really loved playing baseball and this gave me a way to connect with pro players of the day. my friends in i would get together on Saturday and spread out all the cards we had and start trading and telling stories of why each of our guy was the best player in baseball. it was a great time being a kid.

Dec 10, 2020 - 3:13PM

This was the set from my birth year. When I started collecting around 1987, I worked on trying to collect the entire set. I remember the days when the Lance Parish rookie was more valuable than the Trammell/Molitor rookie, the Morris rookie, the Whitaker rookie, and rivaled the Murray rookie as the top card in the set.

As a Tigers fan, this was a great set!

I also remember as a kid asking my grandmother to purchase baseball cards for Christmas. I can only pray now that she was not ripped off going into a card shop, not knowing what she was doing, and finding the Parish rookie, the Trammell rookie, and other specific cards I asked for.

BTW-she just celebrated her 102nd birthday!

Finally, this was the set I picked up a few years ago when I got back into the hobby after taking 20 years off. Through the purchasing of many lots of cards I completed the set a few years ago.

Oct 8, 2020 - 8:12AM

This was the new set when I first started buying baseball cards in 5th grade. I already had a hodge-podge collection of cards from ~1965 through ~1975 (mostly 1974s, including the Winfield rookie card). I don't remember where they came from; I just remember them being there. My collecting period was rather short-lived. The last set I actively bought was 1982. By then, I was becoming too 'cool' for baseball cards and was preoccupied by other things like girls, parties, and the Grateful Dead. I still love looking at these cards from my youth. I think my long-term goal might be to attempt to complete 1978-1982 Topps, Fleer, and Donruss, just for the nostalgia factor.

May 28, 2020 - 6:36PM

This is where it all started for me. 20¢ to 25¢ per pack. It is funny all these years later, I still know a number of the player names by sight.

This is my favorite set, and #200 Reggie Jackson is one of my all-time favorite cards.

Jul 4, 2019 - 10:48AM

This was the first pack of cards I ever opened in the summer of 78. I was 9 yrs old. Have been hooked since.

Mar 29, 2019 - 12:33PM

First pack of cards ever bought for me and opened by me. June 1978, was 8 years old.

Dec 31, 2018 - 9:12AM

I may have bought a pack of cards from '76 or '77 but this is the set I clearly remember buying where I fell in love with baseball cards. To this day, the '78 Garvey card is my absolute fave card of my fave player. The All Star emblem used in this set is amazing!

Nov 28, 2018 - 11:26PM

Great set, My brother bought me my first pack, he had returned from the Marines and took me to the store to get ice cream. I seen the cards and he told me to get them. What Drew me to them was Don Sutton on the front, same as my last name. Have been collecting ever since.

Jan 26, 2017 - 4:46PM

...just an all-time classic set design and line-up

Jul 8, 2014 - 5:58PM

First pack I ever opened was from the Ben Franklin Dime Store that my Mother worked at. Rod Carew was the best card out of that pack. This set is one of my all-time favorites because of all the Tiger rookies (Morris,Parrish,Whitaker,& Trammell) who became the base of the '84 World Series Champs.


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