1978 Topps Football Cards

1978 Topps Football Cards

Brand:

Product Details

VN:RO [1.9.17_1161]
User Rating:

In 1978, Topps returned with a 528-card football set for the sixth straight year. At the same time, the company came up with the least elaborate design since 1972. Some may call it a minimalist design, but others point out that a lack of competition was leading to more uninspired designs.

Card fronts feature the usual player picture that is either posed or from a sideline shot. The only real design element is a solid-colored frame around the picture. The left side is thicker and has the team name running along the vertical axis. A small recessed area between the frame and the picture contains the player's name and a football-shaped icon in the lower corner gives his position. There are three parts to the back design. A banner stretching across the top gives the player's name, team, position and vital stats, along with a football containing a card number. A cartoon about the player appears inside the shape of a football helmet, with a banner below it explaining the action. The rest of the card contains year-by-year statistics for most players, as well as a biography.

Blowout In Post Ad

For the first time, team checklist cards feature team leaders in several different statistical categories on the front, and the checklist has been moved to the back. Those checklists are the final cards in the set, running from #501-528. Highlights from the 1977 season appear on cards #1-6 and a recap of the conference championships and the Super Bowl appear on cards #166-168. Cards #331-336 feature 1977's statistical leaders in each conference and five regular checklist cards appear throughout the set.

Notable rookies include Tony Dorsett, John Stallworth, Joe Klecko, Tom Jackson, Randy Cross, Wesley Walker, Stanley Morgan and Reggie Williams.

Key 1978 Topps Football Cards:


Top eBay Listings

1978 Topps #165 Jack Lambert PSA 8 Pittsburgh Steelers Football Card 0d8
$20.00

1978 Topps #178 Horace King PSA 9 Detroit Lions RC Rookie Football Card 0b2
$33.00

1978 Topps #200 Walter Payton PSA 6 Chicago Bears Football Card 0d8
$30.00

1978 Topps #290 Roger Staubach PSA 7 Dallas Cowboys Football Card 0d8
$30.00

1978 Topps #320 John Stallworth PSA 7 Pittsburgh Steelers RC Football Card 0d8
$25.00

1978 Topps #400 OJ Simpson PSA 9 (OC) San Francisco 49ers O.J. Football Card 0d8
$30.00

1978 Topps #400 OJ Simpson PSA 7 San Francisco 49ers O.J. Football Card 0d8
$25.00

1978 Topps #315 Tony Dorsett Cowboys EX-MT+ *7j
$15.00
« Previous12345...1213

Set Checklist

1978 Topps Football Card Checklist


Hot Auctions

Top 25 Singles

Here are the real time rankings of the 25 Most Popular Singles currently being sold on eBay:

17 watchers
Past Sales: 107
Current Bid/Price (USD): $10.00
Time Left: 22 days 21 hours 26 minutes 8 seconds
16 watchers
Past Sales: 2
Current Bid/Price (USD): $116.55
Time Left: 27 days 11 hours 59 minutes 34 seconds
14 watchers
Bids: 7
Current Bid/Price (USD): $12.50
Time Left: 1 day 18 hours 3 minutes 31 seconds
10 watchers
Past Sales: 10
Current Bid/Price (USD): $19.99
Time Left: 21 days 17 hours 34 minutes 7 seconds
10 watchers
Past Sales: 173
Current Bid/Price (USD): $2.00
Time Left: 27 days 6 hours 8 minutes 30 seconds
9 watchers
Bids: 3
Current Bid/Price (USD): $11.52
Time Left: 4 days 17 hours 1 minute 1 second
8 watchers
Bids: 3
Current Bid/Price (USD): $11.78
Time Left: 1 day 4 hours 7 minutes 2 seconds
8 watchers
Bids: 3
Current Bid/Price (USD): $6.49
Time Left: 1 day 16 hours 3 minutes 4 seconds
8 watchers
Past Sales: 31
Current Bid/Price (USD): $5.00
Time Left: 9 days 2 hours 18 minutes 6 seconds
7 watchers
Past Sales: 4
Current Bid/Price (USD): $50.00
Time Left: 11 hours 17 minutes 21 seconds
7 watchers
Bids: 5
Current Bid/Price (USD): $36.57
Time Left: 1 day 3 hours 44 minutes 44 seconds
7 watchers
Past Sales: 139
Current Bid/Price (USD): $1.00
Time Left: 11 days 9 hours 27 minutes 36 seconds
6 watchers
Past Sales: 192
Current Bid/Price (USD): $2.95
Time Left: 11 days 14 hours 43 minutes 9 seconds
6 watchers
Past Sales: 1
Current Bid/Price (USD): $19.99
Time Left: 13 days 11 hours 46 minutes 33 seconds
6 watchers
Past Sales: 1
Current Bid/Price (USD): $76.00
Time Left: 25 days 8 hours 39 minutes 6 seconds
5 watchers
Bids: 6
Current Bid/Price (USD): $4.03
Time Left: 18 hours 15 minutes 49 seconds
5 watchers
Bids: 6
Current Bid/Price (USD): $7.06
Time Left: 18 hours 16 minutes 35 seconds
5 watchers
Bids: 3
Current Bid/Price (USD): $4.69
Time Left: 1 day 4 hours 13 minutes 47 seconds
5 watchers
Bids: 5
Current Bid/Price (USD): $26.55
Time Left: 1 day 5 hours 48 minutes 38 seconds
5 watchers
Past Sales: 7
Current Bid/Price (USD): $14.99
Time Left: 14 days 9 hours 26 minutes 24 seconds
4 watchers
Bids: 3
Current Bid/Price (USD): $2.01
Time Left: 18 hours 16 minutes 44 seconds
4 watchers
Bids: 2
Current Bid/Price (USD): $1.75
Time Left: 3 days 14 hours 49 minutes 41 seconds
4 watchers
Bids: 1
Current Bid/Price (USD): $7.50
Time Left: 4 days 9 hours 29 minutes 53 seconds
4 watchers
Bids: 1
Current Bid/Price (USD): $0.99
Time Left: 5 days 13 hours 38 minutes 48 seconds
4 watchers
Past Sales: 6
Current Bid/Price (USD): $49.99
Time Left: 12 days 15 hours 39 minutes 56 seconds


 |  E-Mail Author
Chris is an avid vintage sports card collector who is The Cardboard Connection's resident expert of all things vintage.

User Reviews

  1. First time trying this

    Review This Product

    Rate this product from 1 to 5 stars using the following rating scale:

    1 Star - Avoid this product like the plague
    2 Stars - Below Average Product
    3 Stars - Average Product
    4 Stars - Excellent Product
    5 Stars - Incredible Product

    Please explain your rating below.

MENU