1978 Topps Football Cards

Rookie cards of Pro Football Hall of Famers in the 1978 Topps set: Fred Dean, Tony Dorsett, John Stallworth. Rookie cards of Heisman Trophy winners in the 1978 Topps set: Johnny Rodgers, Tony Dorsett.

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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 Huff Leads Bucs to First Win 1978 Topps 1 Huff Leads Bucs to First Win
Gary Huff Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Florida State
1978 Topps Morton Passes Broncos to Super Bowl 1978 Topps 2 Morton Passes Broncos to Super Bowl
Craig Morton Denver Broncos quarterback California Broncos Ring of Fame 1988, College Hall of Fame 1992
1978 Topps Payton Rushes for 275 Yards 1978 Topps 3 Payton Rushes for 275 Yards
Walter Payton Chicago Bears running back Jackson State College Hall of Fame 1996, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1993
1978 Topps Simpson Reaches 10,000-Yard Plateau 1978 Topps 4 Simpson Reaches 10,000-Yard Plateau
O.J. Simpson Buffalo Bills 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 Tarkenton Completes 17 of 18 1978 Topps 5 Tarkenton Completes 17 of 18
Fran Tarkenton Minnesota Vikings quarterback Georgia College Hall of Fame 1987, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986, Vikings Ring of Honor 1998
1978 Topps Thomas Field Goal Sends Bears to Playoffs 1978 Topps 6 Thomas Field Goal Sends Bears to Playoffs
Bob Thomas Chicago Bears kicker Notre Dame
1978 Topps Joe Pisarcik 1978 Topps 7 Joe Pisarcik New York Giants quarterback New Mexico State Rookie card

Pisarcik played for the CFL's Calgary Stampeders from 1974 to 1976.
1978 Topps Skip Thomas 1978 Topps 8 Skip Thomas Oakland Raiders defensive back USC Rookie card

Thomas played for the Raiders from 1972 to 1977. He did not play in 1978.
1978 Topps Roosevelt Leaks 1978 Topps 9 Roosevelt Leaks Baltimore Colts running back Texas College Hall of Fame 2005 Leaks finished third in voting for the 1973 Heisman Trophy. See my page of football cards of Heisman Trophy candidates.
1978 Topps Ken Houston 1978 Topps 10 Ken Houston Washington Redskins defensive back Prairie View Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986, Redskins Ring of Fame 2000
1978 Topps Tom Blanchard 1978 Topps 11 Tom Blanchard New Orleans Saints punter Oregon
1978 Topps Jim Turner 1978 Topps 12 Jim Turner Denver Broncos kicker Utah State
1978 Topps Tom DeLeone 1978 Topps 13 Tom DeLeone Cleveland Browns center Ohio State
1978 Topps Jim LeClair 1978 Topps 14 Jim LeClair Cincinnati Bengals linebacker North Dakota College Hall of Fame 1999
1978 Topps Bob Avellini 1978 Topps 15 Bob Avellini Chicago Bears quarterback Maryland
1978 Topps Tony McGee 1978 Topps 16 Tony McGee New England Patriots defensive tackle Bishop
1978 Topps James Harris 1978 Topps 17 James Harris San Diego Chargers quarterback Grambling
1978 Topps Terry Nelson 1978 Topps 18 Terry Nelson Los Angeles Rams tight end Arkansas-Pine Bluff Rookie card
1978 Topps Rocky Bleier 1978 Topps 19 Rocky Bleier Pittsburgh Steelers running back Notre Dame
1978 Topps Joe DeLamielleure 1978 Topps 20 Joe DeLamielleure Buffalo Bills guard Michigan State Bills Wall of Fame 1997, Browns Ring of Honor 2010, Pro Football Hall of Fame 2003
1978 Topps Richard Caster 1978 Topps 21 Richard Caster New York Jets wide receiver Jackson State
1978 Topps A.J. Duhe 1978 Topps 22 A.J. Duhe Miami Dolphins defensive end, linebacker LSU Rookie card

Duhe's full name is Adam Joseph Duhe.
1978 Topps John Outlaw 1978 Topps 23 John Outlaw Pittsburgh Steelers defensive back Jackson State
1978 Topps Danny White 1978 Topps 24 Danny White Dallas Cowboys quarterback, punter Arizona State College Hall of Fame 1998 White's father, Wilford White, played for the Chicago Bears in 1951 and 1952.
1978 Topps Larry Csonka 1978 Topps 25 Larry Csonka New York Giants fullback Syracuse College Hall of Fame 1989, Dolphins Honor Roll 1990, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1987
1978 Topps David Hill 1978 Topps 26 David Hill Detroit Lions tight end Texas A and M - Kingsville Rookie card
1978 Topps Mark Arneson 1978 Topps 27 Mark Arneson St. Louis Cardinals linebacker Arizona Arneson's younger brother, Jim Arneson, played for the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins.
1978 Topps Jack Tatum 1978 Topps 28 Jack Tatum Oakland Raiders defensive back Ohio State College Hall of Fame 2004
1978 Topps Norm Thompson 1978 Topps 29 Norm Thompson Baltimore Colts defensive back Utah
1978 Topps Sammy White 1978 Topps 30 Sammy White Minnesota Vikings running back Grambling
1978 Topps Dennis Johnson 1978 Topps 31 Dennis Johnson Washington Redskins defensive end Delaware
1978 Topps Robin Earl 1978 Topps 32 Robin Earl Chicago Bears fullback, tight end Washington Rookie card
1978 Topps Don Cockroft 1978 Topps 33 Don Cockroft Cleveland Browns kicker Adams State
1978 Topps Bob Johnson 1978 Topps 34 Bob Johnson Cincinnati Bengals center Tennessee College Hall of Fame 1989
1978 Topps John Hannah 1978 Topps 35 John Hannah New England Patriots guard Alabama College Hall of Fame 1999, Patriots Hall of Fame 1991, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1991
1978 Topps Scott Hunter 1978 Topps 36 Scott Hunter Atlanta Falcons quarterback Alabama
1978 Topps Ken Burrough 1978 Topps 37 Ken Burrough Houston Oilers wide receiver Texas Southern
1978 Topps Wilbur Jackson 1978 Topps 38 Wilbur Jackson San Francisco 49ers running back Alabama
1978 Topps Rich McGeorge 1978 Topps 39 Rich McGeorge Green Bay Packers tight end Elon College Hall of Fame 2012
1978 Topps Lyle Alzado 1978 Topps 40 Lyle Alzado Denver Broncos defensive end Yankton College
1978 Topps John Ebersole 1978 Topps 41 John Ebersole New York Jets linebacker Penn State
1978 Topps Gary Green 1978 Topps 42 Gary Green Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Baylor Rookie card
1978 Topps Art Kuehn 1978 Topps 43 Art Kuehn Seattle Seahawks center San Jose State, UCLA
1978 Topps Glen Edwards 1978 Topps 44 Glen Edwards San Diego Chargers defensive back Florida A and M
1978 Topps Lawrence McCutcheon 1978 Topps 45 Lawrence McCutcheon Los Angeles Rams running back Colorado State
1978 Topps Duriel Harris 1978 Topps 46 Duriel Harris Miami Dolphins wide receiver New Mexico State
1978 Topps Rich Szaro 1978 Topps 47 Rich Szaro New Orleans Saints kicker Harvard
1978 Topps Mike Washington 1978 Topps 48 Mike Washington Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive back Alabama
1978 Topps Stan White 1978 Topps 49 Stan White Baltimore Colts linebacker Ohio State
1978 Topps Dave Casper 1978 Topps 50 Dave Casper Oakland Raiders tight end Notre Dame Pro Football Hall of Fame 2002

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