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Picture Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Est. Retail Value (?) Grades available at nearmintcards.com
1978 Topps Doug Kotar 1978 Topps 119 Doug Kotar New York Giants running back Kentucky
1978 Topps Haskel Stanback 1978 Topps 123 Haskel Stanback Atlanta Falcons running back Tennessee Rookie card
1978 Topps Rick Kane 1978 Topps 126 Rick Kane Detroit Lions running back Oregon, San Jose State Rookie card
1978 Topps Chuck Muncie 1978 Topps 137 Chuck Muncie New Orleans Saints running back California Muncie was one of a few players who wore eyeglasses while playing.
1978 Topps Jerrel Wilson 1978 Topps 142 Jerrel Wilson Kansas City Chiefs punter, running back Southern Mississippi Chiefs Hall of Fame 1988
1978 Topps Rob Lytle 1978 Topps 144 Rob Lytle Denver Broncos running back Michigan Rookie card

Lytle finished third in voting for the 1976 Heisman Trophy. See my football cards of Heisman candidates page.
1978 Topps Lydell Mitchell 1978 Topps 150 Lydell Mitchell Baltimore Colts running back Penn State College Hall of Fame 2004 Though he is shown with the Colts, Mitchell played for the Chargers in 1978.
1978 Topps Don Nottingham 1978 Topps 162 Don Nottingham Miami Dolphins running back Kent State
1978 Topps Jim Otis 1978 Topps 172 Jim Otis St. Louis Cardinals running back Ohio State
1978 Topps Horace King 1978 Topps 178 Horace King Detroit Lions running back Georgia Rookie card
1978 Topps Larry Poole 1978 Topps 184 Larry Poole Cleveland Browns running back Kent State Rookie card

Poole played for the CFL's Toronto Argonauts in 1979.
1978 Topps Sherman Smith 1978 Topps 191 Sherman Smith Seattle Seahawks running back Miami Ohio
1978 Topps Reggie Harrison 1978 Topps 194 Reggie Harrison Green Bay Packers running back Cincinnati
1978 Topps Walter Payton 1978 Topps 200 Walter Payton Chicago Bears running back Jackson State College Hall of Fame 1996, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1993 Payton's number 34 is one of fourteen jersey numbers that the Bears have retired. See the Gallery's retired numbers page for the retired numbers of all of the NFL teams.
1978 Topps Scott Dierking 1978 Topps 206 Scott Dierking New York Jets running back Purdue Rookie card
1978 Topps John Riggins 1978 Topps 215 John Riggins Washington Redskins running back Kansas Pro Football Hall of Fame 1992, Redskins Ring of Fame 2000
1978 Topps Don Testerman 1978 Topps 219 Don Testerman Seattle Seahawks running back Virginia Tech, Clemson Rookie card
1978 Topps Larry Brown 1978 Topps 234 Larry Brown Pittsburgh Steelers running back Kansas State Redskins Ring of Fame 2000
1978 Topps Mark van Eeghen 1978 Topps 235 Mark van Eeghen Oakland Raiders running back Colgate
1978 Topps Greg Pruitt 1978 Topps 245 Greg Pruitt Cleveland Browns running back Oklahoma College Hall of Fame 1999 Pruitt was the winner of the 1979 Superstars competition.
1978 Topps Rickey Young 1978 Topps 254 Rickey Young Minnesota Vikings running back Jackson State
1978 Topps Ronnie Coleman 1978 Topps 258 Ronnie Coleman Houston Oilers running back Alabama A and M
1978 Topps Delvin Williams 1978 Topps 264 Delvin Williams San Francisco 49ers running back Kansas
1978 Topps Brent McClanahan 1978 Topps 274 Brent McClanahan Minnesota Vikings running back Arizona State
1978 Topps Ed Podolak 1978 Topps 278 Ed Podolak Kansas City Chiefs running back Iowa Chiefs Hall of Fame 1989
1978 Topps Don Calhoun 1978 Topps 281 Don Calhoun New England Patriots running back Kansas State
1978 Topps Mike Hogan 1978 Topps 292 Mike Hogan Philadelphia Eagles running back Tennessee-Chattanooga Rookie card
1978 Topps Chuck Foreman 1978 Topps 300 Chuck Foreman Minnesota Vikings running back Miami Florida Vikings Ring of Honor 2007
1978 Topps Tony Reed 1978 Topps 304 Tony Reed Kansas City Chiefs running back Colorado, Antelope Valley College Rookie card
1978 Topps Lenvil Elliott 1978 Topps 309 Lenvil Elliott Cincinnati Bengals running back Truman State
1978 Topps Tony Dorsett 1978 Topps 315 Tony Dorsett Dallas Cowboys running back Pittsburgh Pro Football Hall of Fame 1994, Heisman Trophy 1976, Cowboys Ring of Honor 1994, College Hall of Fame 1994 Rookie card
1978 Topps Jon Keyworth 1978 Topps 328 Jon Keyworth Denver Broncos running back Colorado
1978 Topps Receiving Leaders 1978 Topps 332 Receiving Leaders
Lydell Mitchell Baltimore Colts running back Penn State College Hall of Fame 2004
Ahmad Rashad Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Oregon College Hall of Fame 2007
1978 Topps Rushing Leaders 1978 Topps 333 Rushing Leaders
Walter Payton Chicago Bears running back Jackson State College Hall of Fame 1996, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1993
Mark van Eeghen Oakland Raiders running back Colgate
1978 Topps Scoring Leaders 1978 Topps 334 Scoring Leaders
Errol Mann Oakland Raiders kicker North Dakota
Walter Payton Chicago Bears running back Jackson State College Hall of Fame 1996, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1993
1978 Topps Sam Cunningham 1978 Topps 341 Sam Cunningham New England Patriots running back USC College Hall of Fame 2010
1978 Topps Barty Smith 1978 Topps 349 Barty Smith Green Bay Packers running back Richmond
1978 Topps Bobby Hammond 1978 Topps 352 Bobby Hammond New York Giants running back Morgan State Rookie card
1978 Topps Bruce Harper 1978 Topps 362 Bruce Harper New York Jets running back Kutztown Rookie card

Harper is the founder and director of Heroes and Cool Kids, a mentoring program for middle school kids.
1978 Topps Norm Bulaich 1978 Topps 368 Norm Bulaich Miami Dolphins running back TCU
1978 Topps Mike Thomas 1978 Topps 375 Mike Thomas Washington Redskins running back Oklahoma, UNLV
1978 Topps Wayne Morris 1978 Topps 381 Wayne Morris St. Louis Cardinals running back SMU
1978 Topps Joe Washington 1978 Topps 387 Joe Washington Baltimore Colts running back Oklahoma College Hall of Fame 2005 Rookie card

Washington placed third in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1974, and fifth in 1975. See my football cards of Heisman candidates page.
1978 Topps Cleo Miller 1978 Topps 394 Cleo Miller Cleveland Browns running back Arkansas-Pine Bluff
1978 Topps O.J. Simpson 1978 Topps 400 O.J. Simpson San Francisco 49ers running back USC, City College of San Francisco Bills Wall of Fame 1980, College Hall of Fame 1983, Heisman Trophy 1968, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1985
1978 Topps Tony Galbreath 1978 Topps 408 Tony Galbreath New Orleans Saints running back Missouri Saints Hall of Fame 1991
1978 Topps Roland Harper 1978 Topps 417 Roland Harper Chicago Bears running back Louisiana Tech Harper gained 992 yards rushing in 1978, his best season. Had he gained 8 more yards, he and Walter Payton would have been the third pair of teammates to rush for 1000 yards in the same season.
1978 Topps Dexter Bussey 1978 Topps 427 Dexter Bussey Detroit Lions running back Oklahoma, Texas - Arlington
1978 Topps Pete Johnson 1978 Topps 434 Pete Johnson Cincinnati Bengals running back Ohio State Rookie card
1978 Topps Preston Pearson 1978 Topps 445 Preston Pearson Dallas Cowboys running back Illinois

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