1978 Topps

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Trivia

  • The Len Randle card (#544) was photographed at Shea Stadium on July 31, 1977 in either the 3rd or 4th inning. Gene Richards is the first baseman. He was picked off in third, and judging by his expression, this may be that play.
  • Sixty-six cards are double-printed due to the number of cards made available on printing sheets.
  • On the backs, some cards had one of several baseball at-bat situations, making it possible to 'play' a game once enough cards were amassed.

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Apr 16, 2021 - 3:36AM
DesertWook

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

Jan 10, 2021 - 11:41AM
tgreer

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
Burchjohn

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.

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