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1976 Popsicle Football Cards

There are 29 cards in the 1976 Popsicle football card set: one for each NFL team of 1976, plus a variation for the New York Giants. The Giants changed their helmet logo in 1976, but apparently they forgot to tell the Popsicle people. One of the Giants cards shows the team's 1975 helmet, and the corrected one shows its 1976 helmet.

According to the Fleer Sticker Project, the cards were distributed with Popsicles, one per box. Surprisingly, I couldn't find a picture of a box online, but perhaps a reader can point one out. The cards are the size of credit cards, only with thinner plastic. Each card has an action photo on the right side, but, unfortunately, the players in the photos aren't named on the back. Comparing the team matchups to the NFL schedule, it appears that the action photos date back as far as 1973. The Seattle Seahawks and Tampa Bay Buccaneers were expansion teams in 1976, and the action photos on their cards appear to be from 1976 preseason games.

To see a large picture of any card (or stamp, sticker, etc.) in the Gallery, click on the small picture or the title.

Picture Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Est. Retail Value (?) Grades available at nearmintcards.com
1976 Popsicle Atlanta Falcons 1976 Popsicle 1 Atlanta Falcons Atlanta Falcons
1976 Popsicle Baltimore Colts 1976 Popsicle 2 Baltimore Colts Baltimore Colts #38 is Bill Olds.
1976 Popsicle Buffalo Bills 1976 Popsicle 3 Buffalo Bills Buffalo Bills
1976 Popsicle Chicago Bears 1976 Popsicle 4 Chicago Bears Chicago Bears
1976 Popsicle Cincinnati Bengals 1976 Popsicle 5 Cincinnati Bengals Cincinnati Bengals
1976 Popsicle Cleveland Browns 1976 Popsicle 6 Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns
1976 Popsicle Dallas Cowboys 1976 Popsicle 7 Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys
1976 Popsicle Denver Broncos 1976 Popsicle 8 Denver Broncos Denver Broncos
1976 Popsicle Detroit Lions 1976 Popsicle 9 Detroit Lions Detroit Lions
1976 Popsicle Green Bay Packers 1976 Popsicle 10 Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers
1976 Popsicle Houston Oilers 1976 Popsicle 11 Houston Oilers Houston Oilers
1976 Popsicle Kansas City Chiefs 1976 Popsicle 12 Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs
1976 Popsicle Los Angeles Rams 1976 Popsicle 13 Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Rams
1976 Popsicle Miami Dolphins 1976 Popsicle 14 Miami Dolphins Miami Dolphins
1976 Popsicle Minnesota Vikings 1976 Popsicle 15 Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings
1976 Popsicle New England Patriots 1976 Popsicle 16 New England Patriots New England Patriots
1976 Popsicle New Orleans Saints 1976 Popsicle 17 New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints
1976 Popsicle New York Giants 1976 Popsicle 18A New York Giants New York Giants The Giants wore the pictured helmet only in 1975.
1976 Popsicle New York Giants 1976 Popsicle 18B New York Giants New York Giants
1976 Popsicle New York Jets 1976 Popsicle 19 New York Jets New York Jets
1976 Popsicle Oakland Raiders 1976 Popsicle 20 Oakland Raiders Oakland Raiders
1976 Popsicle Philadelphia Eagles 1976 Popsicle 21 Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles
1976 Popsicle Pittsburgh Steelers 1976 Popsicle 22 Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers
1976 Popsicle St. Louis Cardinals 1976 Popsicle 23 St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals
1976 Popsicle San Diego Chargers 1976 Popsicle 24 San Diego Chargers San Diego Chargers
1976 Popsicle San Francisco 49ers 1976 Popsicle 25 San Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers
1976 Popsicle Seattle Seahawks 1976 Popsicle 26 Seattle Seahawks Seattle Seahawks
1976 Popsicle Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1976 Popsicle 27 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1976 Popsicle Washington Redskins 1976 Popsicle 28 Washington Redskins Washington Redskins

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