I checked out the 1973 and 1975 sets recently and I really enjoyed looking back at the cards I collected as a kid. Today I continued it with the 1978 Topps baseball card set.
In 1978 I found lots of places to buy current packs of cards. We probably went to a few card shows since not many existed at that point. But, at card shows we ignored any cards from the 1970s. We also bought old cards from the flea markets that used the drive-in movie spaces on weekends.
Since I was still doing a paper route and caddying, I always had money to buy some packs of cards. I remember putting three sets together that year. If I put them together now, maybe I can have one set in nice condition.
The 800-count boxes at that time had the flaps on the bottom that would sometimes damage some of the cards. It looks like this happened to a few of my 1978 cards even though I got rid of that type of box many years ago.
Off to the cards. I just opened it up and took pictures of any card that jumped out at me.
We always wanted to know which player would get card #1 each year. My collecting friends and I could also tell you who had that honor in every Topps set. Why? Didn't everyone know that? We really didn't have much else to do after playing sports.
There were many more boring cards in the 1978 set than in the 1973 and 1975 set. I would rate this below both of them. I will check out another one next week.