1978 Topps

Total Cards: 528

Rating: 7.5 (45 votes)
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  1   Gary Huff HL
First Tampa Bay victory
  Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  2   Craig Morton HL
Broncos win AFC championship
  Denver Broncos
  3   Walter Payton HL
Most Rushing Yards, game
  Chicago Bears
  4   O.J. Simpson HL
Reaches 10,000 yards gained rushing
  Buffalo Bills
  5   Fran Tarkenton HL
94.4% completion rate in game
  Minnesota Vikings
  6   Bob Thomas HL
OT field goal to reach playoffs
  Chicago Bears
  7   Joe Pisarcik RC   New York Giants
  8   Skip Thomas RC   Oakland Raiders
  9   Roosevelt Leaks   Baltimore Colts
  10   Ken Houston AP   Washington Redskins

Inserts and Related Sets



  • This set includes the rookie card of Tony Dorsett (#315).
  • Although many cards had to be airbrushed because of copyright issues (helmet logos were airbrushed over), Jeff Van Note's card (#153) had to be airbrushed because he had blood on the bridge of his nose.

User Comments

Sep 22, 2017 - 2:11PM

This is probably my least favorite of pre-1980 Topps football sets. As a kid I was a little disappointed in this offering when it first came out. I thought the photography was not as personal as previous sets and the front design was boring.
I don't dislike them as much as I did at the time but I still don't feel the same excitement as I do with other sets from the 1970s.

Jan 29, 2013 - 8:10AM

This was the first pack that I ever ripped and also my first year of Pee Wee football. I'm quite sure that it was 50% about the cards and 50% about the gum.

Aug 23, 2010 - 8:30AM

This was the first set we ever bought/opened packs; in 1981, 5 for 1 dollar.


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