After skipping the original film, 1979 Topps Rocky II trading cards jump into the ring with a set that has 99 cards and 22 stickers. This is one of two major sets based on the franchise.
1970-1979 Entertainment Trading Cards
1978 Topps Close Encounters of the Third Kind trading cards captures one of the most beloved Science Fiction films of all-time. At least as much as one can without its lead star, Richard Dreyfuss.
Before John Travolta was strutting down the street to the Bee Gees, there was Vinnie Barbarino. He’s one of the highlights in 1976 Topps Welcome Back Kotter trading cards.
1979 Topps Star Trek: The Motion Picture trading cards capture the franchise’s first foray onto the big screen with 88 cards and 22 stickers.
1975 Topps Good Times trading cards are based on the classic sitcom. The gags may seem a dated today, but the set remains popular with vintage collectors and fans of the show.
It might not be the most universally loved James Bond film, but 1979 Topps Moonraker is one of the most readily available and iconic trading card sets in the franchise’s history.
For many, they got their first taste of Robin Williams on Mork & Mindy. 1978 Topps Mork & Mindy trading cards capture the energy of the star through a large, comedy-infused checklist.
1978 Topps Grease is one of the most popular movie trading card sets of the 1970s. Split between two series, the set has 132 cards and 22 stickers.
1979 Topps Incredible Hulk trading cards capture the action and cheese of the TV show starring Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno. The set includes 88 cards and 22 stickers.
The show might not have lasted long on TV, but 1978 Topps Battlestar Galactica trading cards remain popular decades later. A large checklist makes it one of the tougher sets to complete from the era.
1979 Topps Alien trading cards retell the classic Sci-fi horror film. Starring Sigourney Weaver and Tom Skerritt, the set includes 84 cards and 22 stickers.
1978 Donruss KISS is the first set to highlight the legendary rock band. While the basic set, which is split into two series, is straightforward, there are several rare variations that make master sets difficult.
1977 Topps Charlie’s Angels trading cards offer a fairly comprehensive look at one of the cultural phenomenons of the late 1970s. Get full details including complete checklists for all four series.
Based on the classic sitcom, 1978 Topps Three’s Company is a flipped set of trading cards. Stickers act as the base set while basic puzzle cards are the tougher inserts.
1976 Topps Marvel Super Heroes Stickers are a follow-up to a similar 1975 release. Characters from all corners of the Marvel Universe are shown alongside jokes and gags.
1975 Topps Comic Book Heroes Stickers is a fun look at the Marvel Universe. The set consists mainly of character stickers that are paired with corny gags. It remains one of the most popular Marvel trading card sets of all-time.
Focusing on the short-lived TV show, 1975 Topps Planet of the Apes trading cards remain extremely affordable and relatively easy to find. Not as prestigious as the 1967 film set, the release is nonetheless an important part of the franchise’s history.
1978 Topps Superman the Movie trading cards deliver a comprehensive look at the classic superhero blockbuster starring Christopher Reeve. Spread across two series, the checklist also includes stickers and foil stickers.