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1979 Topps Incredible Hulk Trading Cards

1979 Topps Incredible Hulk Trading Cards

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When it comes to comic book-inspired TV shows, few are as iconic as The Incredible Hulk. Running for five seasons and a few made-for-TV movies, it has lived on in reruns and through DVD. 1979 Topps Incredible Hulk trading cards bring both the excitement and the cheese that made the show great. The result is one of the more memorable sets of the era that continues to be popular today.

The base set has 88 cards. Not surprisingly, the majority of them focus on the big green behemoth that made Lou Ferrigno a star (and gave him enough star power to appear on Celebrity Apprentice more than 30 years later). The show isn't known for is groundbreaking special effects. They may have been passable at the time, but the cheese factor of the show really shows through on many of the cards.

1979 Topps Incredible Hulk Trading Cards 1Green is a major motif in the design of both the cards and stickers. Base cards have green borders. Images from the show are displayed with a jagged frame. A yellow caption, card number and copyright info are all at the bottom of the card. Backs are a mix of puzzle pieces and "TV Facts" that offer plenty of trivia on the show and its stars.

As with most Topps entertainment sets of the era, every pack of 1979 Topps Incredible Hulk comes with a sticker. There are 22 in the set. These have a thick green outer border and a yellow inner border. Select stickers have a die-cut image and are further embellished with lightning bolts in the background.

Because of the green borders, any sort of blemish shows. Centering can also be an issue. So those looking for a truly top condition set may have to exercise some patience.

1979 Topps Incredible Hulk is by no means rare, but it isn't the easiest set to find from the era either. Prices reflect this. It's not terribly expensive, but it's unlikely you'll find the set in closeout sales either. It helps also that the show can still be found in circulation and the Hulk continues to be popular in both comics and on the screen.

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1979 Topps Incredible Hulk Checklist

Base Set Checklist

1 No Power to Save Her!
2 Experiment: Perilous!
3 Unearthly Seizure
4 Birth of the Beast Man
5 This Man...This Monster!
6 Friend...Or Fiend?
7 The Hand of Fear
8 The Creatures Plan
9 The Power of the Brute
10 To Rescue a Child
11 The Make-Shift Bridge
12 The Creature...Shot!
13 Fury of the Hulk
14 The Charging Terror
15 The Monster Strikes!
16 In the Clutches of Horror!
17 The Incredible Man Monster
18 Prehistoric Mutant
19 Portrait of a Monster
20 Horror of the Woods
21 Stirrings Within the Beast
22 The Pawn of Destiny
23 Monstrous Reflection
24 Metamorphosis
25 Inside the Hyperbaric Chamber
26 Engine of Destruction
27 No Walls Can Hold Him!
28 The Creature is Loose!
29 Living Nightmare
30 The Abomination
31 Modified Hulk Make-Up
32 Back From Beyond
33 Ferrigno in Character
34 Filming the Episode "Married"
35 The Flame and the Fury
36 The Inferno
37 Death of Dr. Marks
38 The Hulk Strikes Back!
39 Nightmare at the Ranch
40 Has The Hulk Met His Match?
41 Battle of the Behemoths
42 Monster in the Mansion
43 No Escape From the Brute
44 A Titan in Times Square
45 Manhattan Mayhem
46 The Beast Bursts Through
47 The 747 Affair
48 Stranger at the Door
49 Face of Fear
50 The Dark Journey Back
51 Bringing in a 747
52 "No! It Can't Happen Now!"
53 Caught in Mid-Transformation!
54 Banner's Titanic Struggle!
55 Suppressing the Demon Within Him
56 Creature in the Pilot's Seat!
57 Monster at the Controls
58 Panic in the Cockpit
59 The Life-Saving Thrust
60 Greetings From Our Captain
61 Racing Through the Airliner
62 Stan Lee's Creation...The Hulk
63 Creature on the Runway!
64 Nobody Fences in the Hulk!
65 David Banner Confronts...Himself!
66 Hope Through Hypnotherapy
67 A Man Possessed
68 The Raging Spirit
69 The Humanoid Appears
70 Tower of Strength
71 No Longer Human
72 The Captive Creature
73 The Tranquilizing Gas
74 The Two Faces of Dr. Banner
75 Nothing Can Stop The Hulk!
76 Netting The Hulk
77 Sensing Danger
78 The Capture
79 David Banner's Wedding Day
80 The Recurring Dream
81 The Force Inside Banner
82 Demon with a Soul
83 The Mindless Primitive
84 The Mightiest Creature on Earth
85 The Monster Within Us All!
86 Being of Fantastic Proportions
87 Victim of Gamma Radiation!
88 The Eyes of David Banner
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Stickers Checklist

22 stickers. Inserted 1 per pack.

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Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff.   His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection.

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