1978 Topps Football Cards

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

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
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 Pro Football Hall of Fame 1993, College Hall of Fame 1996
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 Heisman Trophy 1968, Bills Wall of Fame 1980, College Hall of Fame 1983, 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 Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986, College Hall of Fame 1987, 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 Redskins Ring of Fame, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986
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 Broncos Ring of Fame 1988
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 Steelers All-Time Team
1978 Topps Joe DeLamielleure 1978 Topps 20 Joe DeLamielleure Buffalo Bills guard Michigan State Bills Wall of Fame 1997, Pro Football Hall of Fame 2003, Browns Ring of Honor 2010
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 Pro Football Hall of Fame 1987, College Hall of Fame 1989, Dolphins Honor Roll 1990