1976-77 Topps Basketball Cards

1976-77 Topps Basketball Cards

Brand:

Product Details

User Rating:

After five years of standard-sized card sets, Topps once again used a large-format card for its basketball set. However, instead of using the same size they used to make the tall boys of 1969-'70 and 1970-'71, they made these cards even larger. They measured 3 1/8 inches by 5 ¼ inches, larger than any regular Topps card in any sport. The larger size was appealing to collectors and popular with autograph seekers as well.

The cards featured player photos that were seemingly larger than life, with very little distraction. A team name was spelled out vertically to the left, along with graphic circles that gave the illusion of a basketball dropping into a hoop. The player's name and position were given in the white border below the photo. The giant-size backs were broken down into blocks. The first one contained a card number, name, team, position and vital statistics. In a first for Topps, the player's college statistics are included in the second box. A short write-up follows that, and then the professional year-by year stats. Finally, a box at the bottom explains a basketball term with a cartoon.

Since the ABA had dissolved before the season, there were fewer teams. As a result, Topps printed up fewer cards in its complete basketball set. There were 144 cards in all, and the set was evenly distributed over two printing sheets. The checklist card is hard to find in top condition, while card #1 of Julius Erving is hard to find centered.

After increasing numbers of subsets with the past several years, there was only one in this set: the All-Stars (cards #126-135). Some of the All-Stars had regular base cards, while others didn't. An All-Star banner is added to the top border of the cards in the subset, with the team info removed from the left side.

Key rookies include David Thompson, Lloyd Free (who later changed his name to World B. Free), Alvin Adams and Gus Williams.

Key 1976-77 Topps Basketball Cards:

1976-77 Topps Basketball Cards 1

1976-77 Topps Basketball Cards 2
« Previous12345...1213
1976-77 Topps Basketball Cards 11

Set Checklist

1976-77 Topps Basketball Card Checklist



Hot Auctions

Top 25 Singles

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

1976-77 Topps Basketball Cards 13
8 watchers
Bids: 5
Current Bid/Price (USD): $6.09
Time Left: 2 days 21 hours 45 minutes 23 seconds
1976-77 Topps Basketball Cards 14
7 watchers
Bids: 2
Current Bid/Price (USD): $4.25
Time Left: 3 days 17 hours 24 minutes 29 seconds
1976-77 Topps Basketball Cards 15
5 watchers
Bids: 2
Current Bid/Price (USD): $0.79
Time Left: 2 days 21 hours 46 minutes 3 seconds
1976-77 Topps Basketball Cards 16
4 watchers
Bids: 0
Current Bid/Price (USD): $0.99
Time Left: 1 day 14 hours 30 seconds
1976-77 Topps Basketball Cards 17
4 watchers
Bids: 0
Current Bid/Price (USD): $2.50
Time Left: 5 days 18 hours 57 minutes 32 seconds
1976-77 Topps Basketball Cards 18
3 watchers
Bids: 2
Current Bid/Price (USD): $1.25
Time Left: 2 days 21 hours 46 minutes 38 seconds
1976-77 Topps Basketball Cards 19
3 watchers
Bids: 0
Current Bid/Price (USD): $0.79
Time Left: 6 days 20 hours 54 minutes 23 seconds
1976-77 Topps Basketball Cards 20
2 watchers
Bids: 0
Current Bid/Price (USD): $7.99
Time Left: 3 days 19 hours 27 minutes 14 seconds
1976-77 Topps Basketball Cards 21
2 watchers
Bids: 0
Current Bid/Price (USD): $35.00
Time Left: 3 days 23 hours 19 minutes 25 seconds
1976-77 Topps Basketball Cards 22
2 watchers
Bids: 0
Current Bid/Price (USD): $0.79
Time Left: 2 days 21 hours 47 minutes 3 seconds
1976-77 Topps Basketball Cards 23
2 watchers
Bids: 1
Current Bid/Price (USD): $0.79
Time Left: 2 days 21 hours 46 minutes 23 seconds
1976-77 Topps Basketball Cards 24
2 watchers
Bids: 0
Current Bid/Price (USD): $3.00
Time Left: 4 days 23 hours 35 minutes 16 seconds
1976-77 Topps Basketball Cards 25
2 watchers
Bids: 0
Current Bid/Price (USD): $1200.00
Time Left: 4 days 17 hours 9 minutes 1 second
1976-77 Topps Basketball Cards 26
2 watchers
Bids: 1
Current Bid/Price (USD): $0.99
Time Left: 1 day 9 hours 23 minutes 56 seconds
1976-77 Topps Basketball Cards 27
2 watchers
Bids: 0
Current Bid/Price (USD): $0.79
Time Left: 2 days 21 hours 45 minutes 33 seconds
1976-77 Topps Basketball Cards 28
2 watchers
Bids: 2
Current Bid/Price (USD): $1.25
Time Left: 2 days 21 hours 45 minutes 43 seconds
1976-77 Topps Basketball Cards 29
2 watchers
Bids: 0
Current Bid/Price (USD): $3.00
Time Left: 1 day 11 hours 24 minutes 58 seconds
1976-77 Topps Basketball Cards 30
1 watchers
Bids: 3
Current Bid/Price (USD): $2.01
Time Left: 3 days 6 hours 47 minutes 23 seconds
1976-77 Topps Basketball Cards 31
1 watchers
Bids: 0
Current Bid/Price (USD): $0.99
Time Left: 4 days 6 hours 35 minutes 37 seconds
1976-77 Topps Basketball Cards 32
1 watchers
Bids: 0
Current Bid/Price (USD): $6.00
Time Left: 6 days 16 hours 28 minutes 51 seconds
1976-77 Topps Basketball Cards 33
1 watchers
Bids: 1
Current Bid/Price (USD): $0.79
Time Left: 2 days 21 hours 46 minutes 43 seconds
1976-77 Topps Basketball Cards 34
1 watchers
Bids: 0
Current Bid/Price (USD): $104.99
Time Left: 2 days 18 hours 25 minutes 21 seconds
1976-77 Topps Basketball Cards 35
1 watchers
Bids: 0
Current Bid/Price (USD): $0.99
Time Left: 5 days 18 hours 27 minutes 14 seconds
1976-77 Topps Basketball Cards 36
1 watchers
Bids: 0
Current Bid/Price (USD): $0.79
Time Left: 2 days 21 hours 45 minutes 53 seconds
1976-77 Topps Basketball Cards 37
1 watchers
Bids: 0
Current Bid/Price (USD): $0.79
Time Left: 6 days 20 hours 53 minutes 43 seconds


Chris Stufflestreet  |  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. These “tall” cards have a nice design and feature good photography. David Thompson is the top rookie. These were a little wider than the 69-70 and 70-71 taller sets. These need special plastic sheets for a binder.

    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.