1984 Topps Football Cards

1984 Topps Football Cards

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1984 Topps Football steps away from the largely conservative, minimalist designs the company used for their football sets for over a decade and a half. This time out, cards were given the appearance of being tilted, which was the first time football cards were given anything besides a straight appearance. In addition to the new look, a solid crop of rookie stars has helped this set become one of the most popular of the 1980s.

Card fronts feature a player photo, but the sides of the picture appear to be skewed slightly to the left. A solid-colored strip in the upper left corner identifies the player, while another in the lower right names his team. A team logo appears in the lower left and his position is given below the team name. The backs are divided into three parts. At the top, the card number is rendered as a vertical number. As a green number on gray cardboard stock, it can sometimes be hard to read. The player's name stretches across the card, with his position listed to the right and several lines of vital stats below. Below that is a year-by-year statistical review for most players, with a short biography to fit the rest of the space. A cartoon about the player appears to the right.

Once again, the 1984 Topps Football is broken up numerically into teams. The players are arranged alphabetically by their last names, and the teams are arranged alphabetically by home city and conference. The only exception is the Colts, who had moved to Indianapolis before the 1984 season but still were arranged as if they had remained in Baltimore. The first card for each team names several 1983 offensive and defensive leaders and pictures one of them. Cards #1-6 spotlight individual accomplishments from the '83 season, cards #7-9 recap the conference championships and the Super Bowl and cards #202-207 feature the leader in each conference for various statistical categories. Three checklist cards appear at the end of the set, at cards #394-396. One other subset appears, a game-action card called Instant Replay of several top players that are numbered behind their base cards.

The rookie cards of Dan Marino and John Elway have buoyed much of the popularity of 1984 Topps Football. Other significant rookies include Eric Dickerson, Howie Long, Willie Gault,Roger Craig, Rickey Jackson, Andre Tippett, Curt Warner, Darrell Green and Dave Krieg.

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Set Checklist

1984 Topps Football Card Checklist

Card #Player Name
1Eric Dickerson RB
2Ali Haji-Sheikh RB
3Franco Harris RB
4Mark Moseley RB
5John Riggins RB
6Jan Stenerud RB
7AFC Champs / M.Allen
8NFC Champs / Riggins
9Super Bowl XVIII / Allen Error
10Indianapolis Colts Team Leaders
11Raul Allegre RC
12Curtis Dickey
13Ray Donaldson RC
14Nesby Glasgow
15Chris Hinton RC
16Vernon Maxwell RC
17Randy McMillan
18Mike Pagel
19Rohn Stark
20Leo Wisniewski
21Buffalo Bills Team Leaders
22Jerry Butler
23Joe Danelo
24Joe Ferguson
25Steve Freeman
26Roosevelt Leaks
27Frank Lewis
28Eugene Marve
29Booker Moore
30Fred Smerlas
31Ben Williams
32Cincinnati Bengals Team Leaders
33Charles Alexander
34Ken Anderson
35Ken Anderson IR
36Jim Breech
37Cris Collinsworth
38Cris Collinsworth IR
39Isaac Curtis
40Eddie Edwards
41Ray Horton RC
42Pete Johnson
43Steve Kreider
44Max Montoya
45Anthony Munoz
46Reggie Williams
47Cleveland Browns Team Leaders
48Matt Bahr
49Chip Banks
50Tom Cousineau
51Joe DeLamielleure
52Doug Dieken
53Bob Golic RC
54Bobby Jones
55Dave Logan
56Clay Matthews
57Paul McDonald
58Ozzie Newsome
59Ozzie Newsome IR
60Mike Pruitt
61Denver Broncos Team Leaders
62Barney Chavous RC
63John Elway RC
64Steve Foley
65Tom Jackson
66Rich Karlis
67Luke Prestridge
68Zach Thomas WR
69Rick Upchurch
70Steve Watson
71Sammy Winder RC
72Louis Wright
73Houston Oilers Team Leaders
74Jesse Baker
75Gregg Bingham
76Robert Brazile
77Steve Brown RC
78Chris Dressel
79Doug France
80Florian Kempf
81Carl Roaches
82Tim Smith WR RC
83Willie Tullis
84Kansas City Chiefs Team Leaders
85Mike Bell RC
86Theotis Brown
87Carlos Carson
88Carlos Carson IR
89Deron Cherry RC
90Gary Green
91Billy Jackson
92Bill Kenney
93Bill Kenney IR
94Nick Lowery
95Henry Marshall
96Art Still
97Los Angeles Raiders Team Leaders
98Marcus Allen
99Marcus Allen IR
100Lyle Alzado
101Lyle Alzado IR
102Chris Bahr
103Malcolm Barnwell RC
104Cliff Branch
105Todd Christensen
106Todd Christensen IR
107Ray Guy
108Frank Hawkins
109Lester Hayes
110Ted Hendricks
111Howie Long RC
112Rod Martin
113Vann McElroy RC
114Jim Plunkett
115Greg Pruitt
116Dolphins Team Leaders / M.Duper
117Bob Baumhower
118Doug Betters RC
119A.J. Duhe
120Mark Duper RC
121Andra Franklin
122William Judson
123Dan Marino RC
124Dan Marino IR
125Nat Moore
126Ed Newman
127Reggie Roby RC
128Gerald Small
129Dwight Stephenson RC
130Uwe Von Schamann
131New England Pats Team Leaders
132Rich Camarillo
133Tony Collins
134Tony Collins IR
135Bob Cryder
136Steve Grogan
137John Hannah
138Brian Holloway RC
139Roland James
140Stanley Morgan
141Ricknford
142Mosi Tatupu RC
143Andre Tippett RC
144New York Jets Team Leaders
145Jerome Barkum
146Mark Gastineau
147Mark Gastineau IR
148Bruce Harper
149Johnny Lam Jones
150Joe Klecko
151Pat Leahy
152Freeman McNeil
153Lance Mehl
154Marvin Powell
155Darrol Ray Error
156Pat Ryan RC
157Kirk Springs
158Wesley Walker
159Steelers Team Leaders / F.Harris
160Walter Abercrombie RC
161Gary Anderson K
162Terry Bradshaw
163Craig Colquitt
164Bennie Cunningham
165Franco Harris
166Franco Harris IR
167Jack Lambert
168Jack Lambert IR
169Frank Pollard
170Donnie Shell
171Mike Webster
172Keith Willis RC
173Rick Woods
174Chargers Team Leaders / K.Winslow
175Rolf Benirschke
176James Brooks
177Maury Buford
178Wes Chandler
179Dan Fouts
180Dan Fouts IR
181Charlie Joiner
182Linden King
183Chuck Muncie
184Billy Ray Smith RC
185Danny Walters RC
186Kellen Winslow
187Kellen Winslow IR
188Seahawks Team Leaders / C.Warner
189Steve August
190Dave Brown DB
191Zachary Dixon
192Kenny Easley
193Jacob Green
194Norm Johnson
195Dave Krieg RC
196Steve Largent
197Steve Largent IR
198Curt Warner RC
199Curt Warner IR
200Jeff West
201Charle Young
202D.Marino / Bartkow. League Leaders
203Receiving Leaders
204Eric Dickerson / Warner League Leaders
205Scoring Leaders
206Interception Leaders
207Punting Leaders
208Atlanta Falcons Team Leaders
209William Andrews
210William Andrews IR
211Stacey Bailey RC
212Steve Bartkowski
213Steve Bartkowski IR
214Ralph Giacomarro
215Billy Johnson
216Mike Kenn
217Mick Luckhurst
218Gerald Riggs
219R.C. Thielemann
220Jeff Van Note
221Bears Team Leaders / W.Payton
222Jim Covert RC
223Leslie Frazier
224Willie Gault RC
225Mike Hartenstine
226Noah Jackson Error
227Jim McMahon
228Walter Payton
229Walter Payton IR
230Mike Richardson RC
231Terry Schmidt
232Mike Singletary
233Matt Suhey
234Bob Thomas
235Cowboys Team Leaders / T.Dorsett
236Bob Breunig
237Doug Cosbie
238Tony Dorsett
239Tony Dorsett IR
240John Dutton
241Tony Hill
242Ed Too Tall Jones
243Drew Pearson
244Rafael Septien
245Ron Springs
246Dennis Thurman
247Everson Walls
248Danny White
249Randy White
250Detroit Lions Team Leaders
251Jeff Chadwick RC
252Garry Cobb
253Doug English
254William Gay
255Eric Hipple
256James Jones FB RC
257Bruce McNorton
258Eddie Murray
259Ulysses Norris
260Billy Sims
261Billy Sims IR
262Leonard Thompson
263Packers Team Leaders / J.Lofton
264John Anderson
265Paul Coffman
266Lynn Dickey
267Gerry Ellis
268John Jefferson
269John Jefferson IR
270Ezra Johnson
271Tim Lewis RC
272James Lofton
273James Lofton IR
274Larry McCarren
275Jan Stenerud
276Rams Team Leaders / E.Dickerson
277Mike Barber
278Jim Collins
279Nolan Cromwell
280Eric Dickerson RC
281Eric Dickerson IR
282George Farmer South.
283Vince Ferragamo
284Kent Hill
285John Misko
286Jackie Slater RC
287Jack Youngblood
288Minnesota Vikings Team Leaders
289Ted Brown
290Greg Coleman
291Steve Dils
292Tony Galbreath
293Tommy Kramer
294Doug Martin
295Darrin Nelson RC
296Benny Ricardo
297John Swain
298John Turner
299New Orleansints Team Leaders
300Morten Andersen RC
301Russell Erxleben
302Jeff Groth
303Rickey Jackson RC
304Johnnie Poe RC
305George Rogers
306Richard Todd
307Jim Wilks RC
308Dave Wilson RC
309Wayne Wilson
310New York Giants Team Leaders
311Leon Bright
312Scott Brunner
313Rob Carpenter
314Harry Carson
315Earnest Gray
316Ali Haji-Sheikh RC
317Mark Haynes
318Dave Jennings
319Brian Kelley
320Phil Simms
321Lawrence Taylor
322Lawrence Taylor IR
323Brad Van Pelt
324Butch Woolfolk
325Eagles Team Leaders / M.Quick
326Harold Carmichael
327Herman Edwards
328Michael Haddix RC
329Dennis Harrison
330Ron Jaworski
331Wilbert Montgomery
332Hubie Oliver
333Mike Quick RC
334Jerry Robinson
335Max Runager
336Michael Williams
337Cardinals Team Leaders / O.Anderson
338Ottis Anderson
339AlBubba Baker
340Carl Birdsong
341David Galloway
342Roy Green
343Roy Green IR
344Curtis Greer RC
345Neil Lomax
346Doug Marsh
347Stump Mitchell
348Lionel Washington RC
34949ers Team Leaders / D.Clark
350Dwaine Board
351Dwight Clark
352Dwight Clark IR
353Roger Craig RC
354Fred Dean
355Fred Dean IR With Marino
356Dwight Hicks
357Ronnie Lott
358Joe Montana
359Joe Montana IR
360Freddie Solomon
361Wendell Tyler
362Ray Wersching
363Eric Wright RC
364Tampa Bay Bucs Team Leaders
365Gerald Carter
366Hugh Green
367Kevin House
368Michael Morton RC
369James Owens
370Booker Reese
371Lee Roy Selmon
372Jack Thompson
373James Wilder
374Steve Wilson
375Redskins Team Leaders / J.Riggins
376Jeff Bostic
377Charlie Brown
378Charlie Brown IR
379Dave Butz
380Darrell Green RC
381Russ Grimm RC
382Joe Jacoby
383Dexter Manley
384Art Monk
385Mark Moseley
386Mark Murphy
387Mike Nelms
388John Riggins
389John Riggins IR
390Joe Theismann
391Joe Theismann IR
392Don Warren
393Joe Washington
394Checklist 1-132
395Checklist 133-264
396Checklist 265-396

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