1984 Topps Football Cards

1984 Topps Football Cards

Brand:

Product Details

VN:RO [1.9.17_1161]
User Rating:

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.

Key 1984 Topps Football Cards:


Top eBay Listings

1984 TOPPS FOOTBALL CARD LOT ERIC DICKERSON HOWIE LONG DAN MARINO MONTANA + MORE
$20.00

1984 Topps #129 Dwight Stephenson ROOKIE PSA 8 NM-MT
$10.00

1984 Topps # 65 Tom Jackson PSA NM MT 8 21500497
$8.10

1984 Topps Football Howie Long Rookie #111 *RAIDERS* Lot of 5
$22.50

1984 TOPPS #179 DAN FOUTS HOF PSA MINT 9
$24.99

1984 TOPPS #196 STEVE LARGENT HOF PSA MINT 9
$21.99

1984 TOPPS #353 ROGER CRAIG PSA 9 *070115
$21.99

1984 TOPPS #303 RICKEY JACKSON PSA 9 *070115
$15.99

1984 TOPPS #358 JOE MONTANA PSA 9 *070115
$14.99

1984 TOPPS #380 DARRELL GREEN PSA 9 *070115
$21.99

1984 TOPPS #353 ROGER CRAIG PSA 9 *070115 353
$21.99

1984 Topps football #111 Howie Long Oakland Raiders rookie
$6.00

1984 TOPPS #228 WALTER PAYTON BEARS
$5.40

Russell Wilson 2012 Topps Chrome 1984 Rookie RC BGS 9.5 Gem Mint
$24.99

1984 TOPPS #229 WALTER PAYTON BEARS HOF PSA 10 F2006202-003
$58.99

1984 Topps Dan Marino Miami Dolphins #123 Rookie Card NM-MT
$35.00
« Previous1234

Set Checklist

1984 Topps Football Card Checklist




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

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