1978 Topps Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
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 the Gallery's 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 Villapiano was inducted into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in 1990.
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.