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1970-1979 Football Cards

While the 1960s were the first big step for football cards, the 1970s helped establish football cards as a legitimate option for a league with growing popularity. Topps was the king of 1970s football cards and the products include many top rookie players that are still relevant in the hobby today.

A few well-known names top the list of 1970s rookie football cards. Comprised of elite Hall of Fame players, the most valuable rookies from the decade include Terry Bradshaw, Roger Staubach and Walter Payton. Many other names are hotly pursued by collectors, such as O.J. Simpson, Steve Largent, Earl Campbell, Joe Greene, Steve Spurrier, Tony Dorsett, and Lynn Swann.

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1970s Football Card Sets

Explore our database of 1970s Football Card Set Information. Each product profile features set checklists, product info, expert analysis, boxes for sale, and deals on singles. Browse football cards produced during 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, and 1979.

1970 Topps Football Cards

1970 Topps Football Cards

Although it did not include NFL or team logos, 1970 Topps Football is filled with Hall of Fame Players. Top veteran cards include Gale Sayers, Bart Starr, Johnny Unitas, Fran Tarkenton and Dick Butkus. The rookie card for O.J. Simpson headlines this popular product.

1971 Topps Football Cards

1971 Topps Football Cards

Rookie cards for Terry Bradshaw and Joe Greene lead the way for 1971 Topps Football. The set also has Game Inserts and Posters.

1972 Topps Football Cards

1972 Topps Football Cards

1972 Topps Football is the only time that a Topps football product was released in three series. Top cards include the Joe Namath Pro Action card, and rookie cards for Roger Staubach and John Riggins.

1973 Topps Football Cards

1973 Topps Football Cards

Rookie cards for Franco Harris, Ken Stabler, Dan Dierdorf and Jack Ham headline 1973 Topps Football.

1974 Topps Football Cards

1974 Topps Football Cards

1974 Topps Football features notable veteran cards for Roger Staubach and Terry Bradshaw, plus the Ray Guy rookie card.

1975 Topps Football Cards

1975 Topps Football Cards

1975 Topps Football offers rookie cards for Mel Blount, Dan Fouts, Drew Pearson, Rocky Bleier and Lynn Swann

1976 Topps Football Cards

1976 Topps Football Cards

1976 Topps Football Card Price Comparisons, Set Details, Checklist, Auction Tracker and Buying Guide.

1977 Topps Football Cards

1977 Topps Football Cards

1977 Topps Football Card Price Comparisons, Set Details, Checklist, Auction Tracker and Buying Guide.

1978 Topps Football Cards

1978 Topps Football Cards

1978 Topps Football Card Price Comparisons, Set Details, Checklist, Auction Tracker and Buying Guide.

1979 Topps Football Cards

1979 Topps Football Cards

1979 Topps Football Card Price Comparisons, Set Details, Checklist, Auction Tracker and Buying Guide.