1970 Topps Super Glossy Football Cards

1970 Topps Super Glossies were inserts in packs of second series 1970 Topps football cards. There are 33 cards in the set, with at least one player from each of the 26 NFL teams. The cards are colorful and attractive, and they are among my all-time favorites.

Though the Super Glossies are plentiful, it can be challenging to find them in high grades. The major problems occurred in production: many of the cards are off-center or miscut, many have chips along the edges in back from cutting, and some have indentations across the front, I presume from rollers in the printing machinery. The cards' glossy finish is also easily scratched or dulled.

For more on this set and other vintage football card inserts, see my blog article, I is for Inserts.

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1970 Topps Super Glossy Tommy Nobis 1970 Topps Super Glossy 1 Tommy Nobis Atlanta Falcons linebacker Texas Outland Trophy 1965, College Hall of Fame 1981, Falcons Ring of Honor 2004 exmt
1970 Topps Super Glossy John Unitas 1970 Topps Super Glossy 2 John Unitas Baltimore Colts quarterback Louisville Pro Football Hall of Fame 1979 nm
1970 Topps Super Glossy Tom Matte 1970 Topps Super Glossy 3 Tom Matte Baltimore Colts halfback Ohio State nm
1970 Topps Super Glossy Mac Percival 1970 Topps Super Glossy 4 Mac Percival Chicago Bears kicker Texas Tech nm oc
1970 Topps Super Glossy Leroy Kelly 1970 Topps Super Glossy 5 Leroy Kelly Cleveland Browns running back Morgan State Pro Football Hall of Fame 1994, Browns Ring of Honor 2010 nm
1970 Topps Super Glossy Mel Renfro 1970 Topps Super Glossy 6 Mel Renfro Dallas Cowboys defensive back Oregon Cowboys Ring of Honor 1977, College Hall of Fame 1986, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1996 SGC 86, exmt
1970 Topps Super Glossy Bob Hayes 1970 Topps Super Glossy 7 Bob Hayes Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Florida A and M Cowboys Ring of Honor 2001, Pro Football Hall of Fame 2009
1970 Topps Super Glossy Earl McCullouch 1970 Topps Super Glossy 8 Earl McCullouch Detroit Lions wide receiver USC nm-mt
1970 Topps Super Glossy Bart Starr 1970 Topps Super Glossy 9 Bart Starr Green Bay Packers quarterback Alabama Packers Hall of Fame 1977, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1977 The Packers retired Starr's jersey number, 15, in 1973. For the retired numbers of all of the NFL teams, see the Gallery's retired numbers page. ex+
1970 Topps Super Glossy Willie Wood 1970 Topps Super Glossy 10 Willie Wood Green Bay Packers defensive back USC Packers Hall of Fame 1977, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1989 nm-mt
1970 Topps Super Glossy Jack Snow 1970 Topps Super Glossy 11 Jack Snow Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Notre Dame nm-mt oc
1970 Topps Super Glossy Joe Kapp 1970 Topps Super Glossy 12 Joe Kapp Minnesota Vikings quarterback California Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1984, College Hall of Fame 2004 This card shows Kapp with the Minnesota Vikings, but he played for the Boston Patriots in 1970. nm
1970 Topps Super Glossy Dave Osborn 1970 Topps Super Glossy 13 Dave Osborn Minnesota Vikings running back North Dakota nm+
1970 Topps Super Glossy Dan Abramowicz 1970 Topps Super Glossy 14 Dan Abramowicz New Orleans Saints end Xavier Saints Hall of Fame 1988 nm
1970 Topps Super Glossy Fran Tarkenton 1970 Topps Super Glossy 15 Fran Tarkenton New York Giants quarterback Georgia Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986, College Hall of Fame 1987, Vikings Ring of Honor 1998 nm
1970 Topps Super Glossy Tom Woodeshick 1970 Topps Super Glossy 16 Tom Woodeshick Philadelphia Eagles running back West Virginia nm-mt
1970 Topps Super Glossy Roy Jefferson 1970 Topps Super Glossy 17 Roy Jefferson Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Utah Steelers Legends Team nm+
1970 Topps Super Glossy Jackie Smith 1970 Topps Super Glossy 18 Jackie Smith St. Louis Cardinals tight end, kicker Northwestern Louisiana Pro Football Hall of Fame 1994 nm
1970 Topps Super Glossy Jim Johnson 1970 Topps Super Glossy 19 Jim Johnson San Francisco 49ers defensive back UCLA Pro Football Hall of Fame 1994, 49ers Hall of Fame 2009 SGC 92, nm
1970 Topps Super Glossy Sonny Jurgensen 1970 Topps Super Glossy 20 Sonny Jurgensen Washington Redskins quarterback Duke Redskins Ring of Fame, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1983, Eagles Honor Roll 1987 nm
1970 Topps Super Glossy Houston Antwine 1970 Topps Super Glossy 21 Houston Antwine Boston Patriots defensive tackle, defensive end Southern Illinois The image on this card also appeared on Antwine's 1969 Topps card and 1969 Topps mini-card. nm-mt
1970 Topps Super Glossy O.J. Simpson 1970 Topps Super Glossy 22 O.J. Simpson Buffalo Bills running back USC, City College of San Francisco Heisman Trophy 1968, Bills Wall of Fame 1980, College Hall of Fame 1983, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1985 PSA 9, exmt
1970 Topps Super Glossy Greg Cook 1970 Topps Super Glossy 23 Greg Cook Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Cincinnati Cook was the only rookie quarterback to start for the Bengals until Andy Dalton started as a rookie in 2011.
1970 Topps Super Glossy Floyd Little 1970 Topps Super Glossy 24 Floyd Little Denver Broncos running back Syracuse College Hall of Fame 1983, Broncos Ring of Fame 1984, Pro Football Hall of Fame 2010 nm
1970 Topps Super Glossy Rich Jackson 1970 Topps Super Glossy 25 Rich Jackson Denver Broncos defensive end Southern Broncos Ring of Fame 1984 nm
1970 Topps Super Glossy George Webster 1970 Topps Super Glossy 26 George Webster Houston Oilers linebacker Michigan State College Hall of Fame 1987 PSA 9, nm
1970 Topps Super Glossy Len Dawson 1970 Topps Super Glossy 27 Len Dawson Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Purdue Chiefs Hall of Fame 1979, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1987 ex
1970 Topps Super Glossy Bob Griese 1970 Topps Super Glossy 28 Bob Griese Miami Dolphins quarterback Purdue College Hall of Fame 1984, Dolphins Honor Roll 1990, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1990 PSA 9, nm
1970 Topps Super Glossy Joe Namath 1970 Topps Super Glossy 29 Joe Namath New York Jets quarterback Alabama Pro Football Hall of Fame 1985, Jets Ring of Honor 2010
1970 Topps Super Glossy Matt Snell 1970 Topps Super Glossy 30 Matt Snell New York Jets fullback Ohio State nm
1970 Topps Super Glossy Daryle Lamonica 1970 Topps Super Glossy 31 Daryle Lamonica Oakland Raiders quarterback Notre Dame nm+
1970 Topps Super Glossy Fred Biletnikoff 1970 Topps Super Glossy 32 Fred Biletnikoff Oakland Raiders end Florida State Pro Football Hall of Fame 1988, College Hall of Fame 1991 nm
1970 Topps Super Glossy Dick Post 1970 Topps Super Glossy 33 Dick Post San Diego Chargers running back Houston nm