1970-1979 Entertainment Trading Cards
1971 Topps Brady Bunch trading cards highlight TV’s most famous blended family. The 88-card set mixes stills from the show with promotional shots.
1973 Kellogg’s Baseball might be the most distinct of the cereal manufacturer’s sets simply because it took a break from using 3-D. The checklist includes Nolan Ryan, Reggie Jackson and Tom Seaver.
1974 Topps Evel Knievel trading cards capture many of the iconic daredevil’s biggest stunts. Originally distributed as a test issue, the set remains extremely popular on the secondary market.
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.
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.
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.
1976 Donruss Bionic Woman trading cards might not have a lot of beauty or lasting power outside of the show’s star, but the set is simple and affordable to build even today.
1976 Topps King Kong trading cards cover the once lavish remake of the monster classic. The complete set has 55 cards and 11 stickers.
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.
1976 Topps Star Trek is just the second trading card set in the franchise’s history. Complete sets include 88 cards and 22 stickers. This is the first Star Trek set to include color images.
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.
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.
Star Wars Series 1, released by Topps in 1977, launched the most popular entertainment card franchise of all-time. Revisit the most important card set in the galaxy.
Continuing while the Force was still hot, 1977 Topps Stars Wars Series 2 is notable for its red borders. Numbering continues from where the first series left off, adding another 66 base cards and 11 stickers to the checklist.
1977 Topps Star Wars Series 3 is recognizable for its yellow borders. The set adds another 66 cards and 11 stickers to the checklist. This is the third of five sets from the film’s original run.
Expanding even further, 1977 Topps Star Wars Series 4 takes the entire set past the 250-card mark. The green-bordered set is home to the infamous C-3P0 “obscene” card.
1977 Wonder Bread Star Wars trading cards is one of the few sets that doesn’t carry the Topps name. Distributed primarily with loaves of bread, the small set remains extremely popular today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The last set from the film’s original release, 1978 Topps Star Wars Series 5 trading cards are identifiable by their orange borders. Several of the cards offer a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film.
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.
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.
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.
1979 Topps Buck Rogers trading cards are a colorful relic of a show that failed to find enough of an audience during its short-lived initial run. But time and nostalgia have been kind to the series and its cards.
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.
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.
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.
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.