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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.
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.
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.