1978 Topps Football Cards

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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 Abdul Salaam 1978 Topps 101 Abdul Salaam New York Jets defensive tackle Kent State Rookie card

Salaam changed his name from Larry Faulk to Abdul Salaam in 1977.
1978 Topps Marv Kellum 1978 Topps 102 Marv Kellum St. Louis Cardinals linebacker Wichita State Rookie card
1978 Topps Herman Weaver 1978 Topps 103 Herman Weaver Seattle Seahawks punter USC
1978 Topps Roy Gerela 1978 Topps 104 Roy Gerela Pittsburgh Steelers kicker New Mexico State
1978 Topps Harold Jackson 1978 Topps 105 Harold Jackson New England Patriots wide receiver Jackson State
1978 Topps Dewey Selmon 1978 Topps 106 Dewey Selmon Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Oklahoma
1978 Topps Checklist 1-132 1978 Topps 107 Checklist 1-132
1978 Topps Clarence Davis 1978 Topps 108 Clarence Davis Oakland Raiders running back USC
1978 Topps Robert Pratt 1978 Topps 109 Robert Pratt Baltimore Colts guard North Carolina
1978 Topps Harvey Martin 1978 Topps 110 Harvey Martin Dallas Cowboys defensive end Texas A and M - Commerce
1978 Topps Brad Dusek 1978 Topps 111 Brad Dusek Washington Redskins linebacker Texas A and M
1978 Topps Greg Latta 1978 Topps 112 Greg Latta Chicago Bears tight end Morgan State
1978 Topps Tony Peters 1978 Topps 113 Tony Peters Cleveland Browns defensive back Oklahoma Rookie card
1978 Topps Jim Braxton 1978 Topps 114 Jim Braxton Buffalo Bills running back West Virginia
1978 Topps Ken Riley 1978 Topps 115 Ken Riley Cincinnati Bengals defensive back Florida A and M
1978 Topps Steve Nelson 1978 Topps 116 Steve Nelson New England Patriots linebacker Augsburg, North Dakota State Patriots Hall of Fame 1993 Rookie card

The Patriots have retired Nelson's number, 57.
1978 Topps Rick Upchurch 1978 Topps 117 Rick Upchurch Denver Broncos wide receiver Minnesota
1978 Topps Spike Jones 1978 Topps 118 Spike Jones Philadelphia Eagles punter Georgia
1978 Topps Doug Kotar 1978 Topps 119 Doug Kotar New York Giants running back Kentucky
1978 Topps Bob Griese 1978 Topps 120 Bob Griese Miami Dolphins quarterback Purdue College Hall of Fame 1984, Dolphins Honor Roll 1990, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1990
1978 Topps Burgess Owens 1978 Topps 121 Burgess Owens New York Jets defensive back Miami Florida
1978 Topps Rolf Benirschke 1978 Topps 122 Rolf Benirschke San Diego Chargers kicker California-Davis Chargers Hall of Fame 1997 Rookie card

Benirschke hosted the daytime version of Wheel of Fortune in 1989.
1978 Topps Haskel Stanback 1978 Topps 123 Haskel Stanback Atlanta Falcons running back Tennessee Rookie card
1978 Topps J.T. Thomas 1978 Topps 124 J.T. Thomas Pittsburgh Steelers defensive back Florida State
1978 Topps Ahmad Rashad 1978 Topps 125 Ahmad Rashad Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Oregon College Hall of Fame 2007 Rashad was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 1987.
1978 Topps Rick Kane 1978 Topps 126 Rick Kane Detroit Lions running back Oregon, San Jose State Rookie card
1978 Topps Elvin Bethea 1978 Topps 127 Elvin Bethea Houston Oilers defensive end North Carolina A and T Pro Football Hall of Fame 2003 PSA 8
1978 Topps Dave Dalby 1978 Topps 128 Dave Dalby Oakland Raiders center UCLA
1978 Topps Mike Barnes 1978 Topps 129 Mike Barnes Baltimore Colts defensive end, defensive tackle Miami Florida
1978 Topps Isiah Robertson 1978 Topps 130 Isiah Robertson Los Angeles Rams linebacker Southern
1978 Topps Jim Plunkett 1978 Topps 131 Jim Plunkett San Francisco 49ers quarterback Stanford Heisman Trophy 1970, College Hall of Fame 1990
1978 Topps Allan Ellis 1978 Topps 132 Allan Ellis Chicago Bears defensive back UCLA
1978 Topps Mike Bragg 1978 Topps 133 Mike Bragg Washington Redskins punter Richmond
1978 Topps Bob Jackson 1978 Topps 134 Bob Jackson Cleveland Browns guard Duke
1978 Topps Coy Bacon 1978 Topps 135 Coy Bacon Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Jackson State Bacon played for the USFL's Washington Federals in 1983. According to Remember the USFL, Bacon scored the first points in league history--on a safety!
1978 Topps John Smith 1978 Topps 136 John Smith New England Patriots kicker King Alfred's (England), South (England)
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 Johnnie Gray 1978 Topps 138 Johnnie Gray Green Bay Packers defensive back Cal State Fullerton Packers Hall of Fame 1994
1978 Topps Jimmy Robinson 1978 Topps 139 Jimmy Robinson New York Giants wide receiver Georgia Tech Rookie card

Robinson is currently the wide receivers coach for the Dallas Cowboys.
1978 Topps Tom Banks 1978 Topps 140 Tom Banks St. Louis Cardinals center, guard Auburn Banks played for the USFL's Birmingham Stallions in 1983 and 1984.
1978 Topps Marvin Powell 1978 Topps 141 Marvin Powell New York Jets tackle USC College Hall of Fame 1994 Rookie card

Powell's son, Marvin Powell III, was a fullback for the New Orleans Saints in 1999.
1978 Topps Jerrel Wilson 1978 Topps 142 Jerrel Wilson Kansas City Chiefs punter, running back Southern Mississippi Chiefs Hall of Fame 1988
1978 Topps Ron Howard 1978 Topps 143 Ron Howard Seattle Seahawks tight end Seattle
1978 Topps Rob Lytle 1978 Topps 144 Rob Lytle Denver Broncos running back Michigan College Hall of Fame 2015 Rookie card

Lytle finished third in voting for the 1976 Heisman Trophy. See my football cards of Heisman candidates page.
1978 Topps L.C. Greenwood 1978 Topps 145 L.C. Greenwood Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Arkansas AM and N Steelers All-Time Team
1978 Topps Morris Owens 1978 Topps 146 Morris Owens Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Arizona State Rookie card

Owens caught the first touchdown pass in Tampa Bay franchise history, a one-yarder from Louis Carter. He was the Buccaneers' leading receiver in 1976, 1977, and 1978.
1978 Topps Joe Reed 1978 Topps 147 Joe Reed Detroit Lions quarterback Baylor, Mississippi State
1978 Topps Mike Kadish 1978 Topps 148 Mike Kadish Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Notre Dame
1978 Topps Phil Villapiano 1978 Topps 149 Phil Villapiano Oakland Raiders linebacker Bowling Green
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.

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