1978 Topps

Total Cards: 726

Rating: 7.9 (186 votes)
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Top Sets: #33

Notes: Distributed in one series (#1-726)

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  • 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.
  • Milwaukee does not have a manager card in this set. George Bamberger was hired in late January 1978, too late to be included.
  • #110 Richie Zisk - 1977 All-Star Game starter Richie Zisk is missing the A.L. All-Star OF designation on his #110 card.
  • #544 Len Randle - 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.

User Comments

Jan 8, 2024 - 7:57PM

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 - 9:24AM
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 - 7:54PM

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



Posted by: bunkle
Apr 17, 2023 - 2:37PM


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