1978-Topps-Box-ToppsFor collectors during the boom of the 1980s, few sights were more drool-inducing than a huge stack of 1978 Topps baseball cards.

It wasn’t that the design blew us away — every year after 1982 offered up at least one set among the Big 3 that looked better.

It also wasn’t due to some sense of nostalgia, longing for the days when Topps ruled the roost alone and long-lost legends roamed the diamond. Except for a very few holdout curmudgeons, everyone loved the newfound variety and wanted more, more, more.

No, aside from a couple of future Hall of Famers — Brooks Robinson and Lou Brock — the heroes we collected in the early 1980s weren’t much different than the ones we had chased in 1978. Notable exceptions were young players who entered mid-career as the hobby blossomed.

As it turned out, many of those standouts made their cardboard debuts in the 1978 Topps set, which positioned it as a prime target for our latent treasure hunts.

Bonus:  This post is part of a series of guides to some of the most iconic baseball card sets of all time. Click here to be notified when a new post in this series goes live.

You just never knew when Ken Clay or Jerry Tabb might take that step up to superstardom, after all.1978-Topps-Dave-Kingman

Scripted for Success

Topps, of course, was already a superstar in the world of baseball cards in 1978. In fact, they were still the only player on the field, though, unknown to most collectors, forces were in play that would change all that within three years.

But in that year that saw three Popes, Topps could have slopped together any old design and we would have continued to worship at their cardboard altar. Instead, they rolled out an understated motif that belied the garish, disco-fueled era in which it was produced.

Each card front is dominated by a large full-color photo of the player surrounded by thin color piping. In the lower left corner, the team name is printed in script lettering, usually in one of the club’s colors. The player’s name is printed in black block letters in the bottom white border and his position appears in a small baseball in the upper righthand corner of the photo.

Even the usual Topps white border was a tad slimmer than usual, leaving the cards with a simple, uncluttered look that kept our focus on the players.

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The only other design elements — aside from the “special” cards listed below — were All-Star shields and Rookie All-Star trophies for players so honored.

Had Topps been able to ratchet up its photo quality to, say, 1983 levels, the 1978 set might be considered a classic. Without the push of competition, however, The Old Gum company “treated” us to tons of of head shots and posed “action” stills, dingy and/or grainy images, and at least two of the most comically bad airbrushing treatments of all time. Greg Minton (#312) would have been at home in the 1953 Topps set, and poor old Mike Paxton (#216) looks like he stepped into one of those horrid boardwalk cutouts where you can be immortalized on Polaroid stock as a mermaid or a pig farmer for your kids’ delight.

“Step right up — YOU can be the next cartoon player for the Boston Red Sox!”

There is no airbrushing on card backs, but there is plenty in the orange, blue, and gray design to let you know you’re looking at a Topps issue.

Each horizon1978-Topps-Nolan-Ryan-Backtal back starts with the card number inside a small blue box the upper righthand corner. Next to that are two lines of biographical and vital information, and beneath that is the heart of the thing: complete major and minor league statistics. Where space allows, Topps includes a paragraph of text detailing career highlights under the stats block.

The bottom band shows the team name, player’s name, and position.

Topps tried to encourage interactions with their ’78 issue through a feature dubbed “Play Ball” and situated in a rectangle next to the player stats. Each card features one baseball “play” — fly out on Von Joshua’s #102, for example —  allowing two players to work through a full nine-inning game if they so desired.

In an unusual fit of humility, the Topps logo doesn’t appear anywhere on their 1978 topps cards. Maybe it was actually hubris — “We’re the ONLY base1978-Topps-Eddie-Murrayball cards out there” — but I prefer to think TCG decided not to muck up their design by shoehorning in a piece of branding where it doesn’t really fit.

Rookie Stars that Really Were

Of course, in the rookie-crazed hobby of the 1980s, design hardly mattered. If there were a big-time first-year player, or even the promise of rookie gold, we were in.

By the time the hobby really started to boom in the mid 1980s, the 1978 Topps had already been marked as a repository of known treasure and potential treasure.

Eddie Murray finished second in AL MVP voting in both 1982 and 1983, and he had won the Rookie of the Year award in 1977. His moody personality may have turned off some fans and collectors, but we still wanted his #36 RC in the ’78 set.

In 1984, the 1978-Topps-Trammell-MolitorDetroit Tigers unseated Murray’s Baltimore Orioles as both American League and World Series champions, led by a bevy of stars entering their prime years. Among those were 1978 Topps rookie-card standouts Jack Morris (#703), Lou Whitaker (#704), and Alan Trammell (#707).
This was the era of multi-player rookies, and Trammell shared his debut pasteboard with the talented but fragile Paul Molitor, who teased fans with flashes of brilliance throughout the Eighties but couldn’t seem to stay on the field for more than a few games at a time.

A move out of Milwaukee and into the DH slot later in his career helped Molitor shore up his health and put up the numbers that landed him in the Hall of Fame in 2004. In one of the greatest HOF oversights, Trammell remains on the Cooperstown outsiders list. Nevertheless, their combined RC depicts more future talent than any piece of cardboard could rightfully expect to embody.

Meanwhile, two-time NL MVP Dale Murphy was back for his second stint as a Rookie Catcher, sharing space this time around with Detroit signal caller Lance Parrish on #708.

And these were just a few of the guys we knew were stars by the middle of the 1980s. The 1978 Topps set was a well that we went back to again and again in 1978-Topps-Lance-Parrish
search of rookie cards of the guys who carried their teams in the new decade, and our pail seldom came up dry.

Among the other rookies who made a splash, at least for awhile, between their issue in 1978 and the dawn of the 21st Century were: Art Howe (#13), Floyd Bannister (#39), Mitchell Page (#55), Willie Hernandez (#99), Dave Rozema (#124), Steve Henderson (#134), Warren Brusstar (#297), Rick Langford (#327), Tony Scott (#352), Mario Soto (#427), Jim Clancy (#496), Donnie Moore (#523), Bob Knepper (#589), Thad Bosley (#619), Moose Haas (#649), and Julio Cruz (#687).

Aside from Howe, other manager “rookie cards” were Joe Altobelli (#256), Vern Rapp (#324), and Dave Garcia (#656).

At 726 cards, the one-series 1978 Topps set was their largest issue since 1972, and they needed every inch of that cardboard to fit in all the promising rookies.

Of course, first-year players were NOT the main focus of Topps sets in the 1970s, despite the evidence presented here.

Among the future Hall of Famers showing their mugs in the 1978 set are Pete Rose (#20), Lou Brock (#170), Reggie Jackson (#200), Mike Schmidt (#360), Nolan Ryan (#400), Tom Seaver (#450), Steve Carlton (#540), and Brooks Robinson (#4) — a record-breaker that is his last ap1978-Topps-Brooks-Robinson-Record-Breakerpearance in a regular-issue set.

Diff’rent Strokes

Even back in 1978, collectors wanted variety beyond the star-and-11-commons wax pack experience that was the norm. Topps was glad to oblige, treating us to the typical run of subsets and special cards.

Among the off-standard offerings were:

  • Record Breakers  – #s 1-6
  • Team Cards/Checklists  – one for each team, starting with the Chicago White Sox at #66
  • Checklists – starting at #74; six in total
  • Manager Cards – one for each team, starting with Darrell Johnson at #79
  • League Leaders – #s 201-208
  • Playoff and World Series Highlights – #s 276-277
  • Multiplayer Rookie Cards (by position) – #s 701-711

The ’78 set also reintroduced collectors to another “special” concept: double prints.

Because Topps expanded its offering from 660 cards in 1977 to 726 in 1978 but kept the size of its printing sheets the same at 132 cards, the set didn’t fit evenly on 1978-Topps-Ron-Guidryits six sheets. As a result, 66 cards were issued twice as often as their brethren, with double prints running the gamut from superstars like Rose and AL Cy Young winner Ron Guidry (#135) to lesser lights like Darold Knowles (#414).

If you prefer to think of your baseball cards as precious gems that set you apart as a collector (and we’ve all been there), then you might take a different point of view and convince yourself that the other 660 cards in the set were short printed.

Or you could just pursue …

Skewed Perfection and Blemished Flawlessness

The truth is that there is nothing too daunting about building a complete set of 1978 Topps baseball cards unless you are the type of hobbyist who wants your cards to be perfect.

Then, you definitely have your work “cut” out for you.

Some sets have inherent and apparent condition problems, usually related to black borders or Chiclet borders or cotton-ball soft card stock. For Topps cards of the 1970s, these are in addition to the common bugaboos of wax and gum stains, and the loving infliction of rubber band marks.

1978-Topps-Robin-YountThen there are “special” issues like the 1978s that present condition nightmares out of all proportion with any layout-induced flaws.

Even though blessed by a simple and relatively clean design, 1978 Topps is one of the toughest of all sets to find consistently in top grades.

Most of the problems “center” around miscut cards and black printing smudges on card fronts. It’s a problem that has been observed colloquially for decades and which Kevin Glew at PSA detailed 10 years ago.

If you’ve ever thumbed through stacks of 1978 Topps, it might have seemed that every other card is either off-center or diamond cut — which might sound sexy but leaves the image and design elements catawampus on their cardboard rectangle homes.

And the smudges! Have you ever seen a Molitor (or Trammell) rookie without black print marks marring “Rookie Shortstops”? If so, then you’re one of the few.

According to the PSA Population Report, Ryan is probably the toughest of all cards to find in GEM MINT condition, with less than 1% of all submissions attaining that grade, which is why copies graded even MINT regularly sell for around $500 on eBay.  Longtime collectors will tell you that Terry Forster 1978-Topps-Rennie-Stinnett
(#347) and Vern Ruhle (#456) are tough nuts to crack, too.

Get Your Smudges Here!

Regardless of how flawed the issue was, collectors were eager to get their hands on 1978 Topps  baseball cards when that hideous winter finally yielded to Spring.

As was the case through most of the 1970s and 1980s, we could get our fix in a variety of forms: wax packs, cello packs, rack packs, vending boxes.

There were also a few more exotic outlets for hobbyists to explore that summer.

If you had a Canadian connection or indulgent parents willing to take on a Great Northern road trip, you might have been able to score some O-Pee-Chee cards, complete with orange-flavored gum and cream-colored card stock. Otherwise, the OPC cards were pretty much identical to their Topps counterparts, though the Canadian set contained only 242 cards.

If you lived in Houston, Detroit, Arlington, or New York, and had a hankering for Whoppers, you might have also collected the Burger King issue for your local team. Also pro1978-Topps-Baseball-Cards-Wax-Packduced by Topps and sporting the same design as the base set, BK cards have been a source of confusion for collectors for 40 years.

Topps also teamed up with Zest to produce a, ahem, clean set of five cards to be sold by the soap maker. Identical to the base set aside from bilingual backs, Zest cards were issued in 5-card cello packs.

If you want to include ALL of those options in your 1978 Topps master set, you have a pretty good challenge ahead of you and a list of about 1100 cards.

For completeness, you might also want to add the Bump Wills “black circle” error card (#23). Issued a year before Wills’ Blue Jays/Rangers fiasco in 1979, this one looks like a proofer drew a black circle onto Bump’s 1978 card and then forgot to remove it … until a later printing, that is. Even though it’s considered pretty scarce by most collectors, the 1978 Topps Bump Wills error card rarely brings more than $20 on the open market these days.

Get Them All

That Wills card is not the only reasonably priced cardboard in the 1978 Topps issue.1978-Topps-Mike-Schmidt

You can pick up nice, ungraded copies of the Ryan card for around $5, and stars like Pete Rose and Reggie Jackson often tip the scales at a buck or less.

And even the ballyhooed rookie cards can be yours for under $10 in solid ungraded condition.

You can go about as expensive as you want with the 1978s, too. Expect to pay several grand for a PSA 10 (GEM MINT) copy of any of the biggies, including Ryan, Molitor/Trammell, or Murray.

Still, you can usually find nice NM-MT or better ungraded complete sets for around $200, and that slides to under $100 if you are willing to accept nice but slightly less nice specimens.

Topps also produced enough of their 1978 baseball cards that you won’t have much trouble finding unopened product today, and you can land wax packs for around $30 each.

A Bygone Era Still Visi1978-Topps-Sparky-Andersonble in the Rearview

By the fall of 1978, the resurgent New York Yankees had won their second World Series title in two years and seemed on the verge of the next great Yankee dynasty. They did make it back to the Fall Classic, but it would be 18 long years — for Bronx fans, anyway — before NY would win it all again, and the world was very different when the Core Four began their magical run.

As the hobby began its own rise to national prominence in the early 1980s, many of us were coming in cold. The idea that there had been only one card company just a few years earlier was as foreign as the concept of a world without the designated hitter.1978-Topps-Willie-Stargell

In that setting, 1978 Topps baseball cards were downright exotic. Sure, they were drab and unimaginative to the young collector’s eye, but they were also ancient artifacts of an unknowable era when men named Brooks played for one team forever and when Pete Rose banged out hit after hit for the Cincinnati Reds.

So, even though were all about the new and shiny, and even though we weren’t looking for nostalgia, the 1978 Topps baseball cards still called to us. They were a time capsule salted away in our big brothers’ abandoned shoe boxes, just waiting for us to work up the nerve to dust them off and uncover their treasures.

 

 

MGR – Manager

RB – Record Breaker

RC – Rookie Card

DP – Double Print


1 Lou Brock (RB)
2 Sparky Lyle (RB)
3 Willie McCovey (RB)
4 Brooks Robinson (RB)
5 Pete Rose (RB)
6 Nolan Ryan (RB)
7 Reggie Jackson (RB)
8 Mike Sadek
9 Doug DeCinces
10 Phil Niekro
11 Rick Manning
12 Don Aase
13 Art Howe RC
14 Lerrin LaGrow
15 Tony Perez (DP)
16 Roy White
17 Mike Krukow
18 Bob Grich
19 Darrell Porter
20 Pete Rose (DP)
21 Steve Kemp
22 Charlie Hough
23 Bump Wills
24 Don Money
25 Jon Matlack
26 Rich Hebner
27 Geoff Zahn
28 Ed Ott
29 Bob Lacey
30 George Hendrick
31 Glenn Abbott
32 Garry Templeton
33 Dave Lemanczyk
34 Willie McCovey
35 Sparky Lyle
36 Eddie Murray RC
37 Rick Waits
38 Willie Montanez
39 Floyd Bannister RC
40 Carl Yastrzemski
41 Burt Hooton
42 Jorge Orta
43 Bill Atkinson
44 Toby Harrah
45 Mark Fidrych
46 Al Cowens
47 Jack Billingham
48 Don Baylor
49 Ed Kranepool
50 Rick Reuschel
51 Charlie Moore RC
52 Jim Lonborg
53 Phil Garner
54 Tom Johnson
55 Mitchell Page RC
56 Randy Jones
57 Dan Meyer
58 Bob Forsch
59 Otto Velez
60 Thurman Munson
61 Larvell Blanks
62 Jim Barr
63 Don Zimmer
64 Gene Pentz
65 Ken Singleton
66 Chicago White Sox
67 Claudell Washington
68 Steve Foucault
69 Mike Vail
70 Rich Gossage
71 Terry Humphrey
72 Andre Dawson
73 Andy Hassler
74 Checklist (#s 1-121)
75 Dick Ruthven
76 Steve Ontiveros
77 Ed Kirkpatrick
78 Pablo Torrealba
79 Darrell Johnson (MGR) (DP)
80 Ken Griffey
81 Pete Redfern
82 San Francisco Giants
83 Bob Montgomery
84 Kent Tekulve
85 Ron Fairly
86 Dave Tomlin
87 John Lowenstein
88 Mike Phillips
89 Ken Clay RC
90 Larry Bowa
91 Oscar Zamora
92 Adrian Devine
93 Bobby Cox (DP)
94 Chuck Scrivener
95 Jamie Quirk
96 Baltimore Orioles
97 Stan Bahnsen
98 Jim Essian
99 Willie Hernandez RC
100 George Brett
101 Sid Monge
102 Matt Alexander
103 Tom Murphy
104 Lee Lacy
105 Reggie Cleveland
106 Bill Plummer
107 Ed Halicki
108 Von Joshua
109 Joe Torre (MGR)
110 Richie Zisk
111 Mike Tyson
112 Houston Astros
113 Don Carrithers
114 Paul Blair
115 Gary Nolan
116 Tucker Ashford
117 John Montague
118 Terry Harmon
119 Denny Martinez
120 Gary Carter
121 Alvis Woods
122 Dennis Eckersley
123 Manny Trillo
124 Dave Rozema RC
125 George Scott
126 Paul Moskau RC
127 Chet Lemon
128 Bill Russell
129 Jim Colborn
130 Jeff Burroughs
131 Bert Blyleven
132 Enos Cabell
133 Jerry Augustine
134 Steve Henderson RC
135 Ron Guidry (DP)
136 Ted Sizemore
137 Craig Kusick
138 Larry Demery
139 Wayne Gross
140 Rollie Fingers
141 Ruppert Jones
142 John Montefusco
143 Keith Hernandez
144 Jesse Jefferson
145 Rick Monday
146 Doyle Alexander
147 Lee Mazzilli
148 Andre Thornton
149 Dale Murray
150 Bobby Bonds
151 Milt Wilcox
152 Ivan DeJesus RC
153 Steve Stone
154 Cecil Cooper (DP)
155 Butch Hobson
156 Andy Messersmith
157 Pete LaCock
158 Joaquin Andujar
159 Lou Piniella
160 Jim Palmer
161 Bob Boone
162 Paul Thormodsgard
163 Bill North
164 Bob Owchinko RC
165 Rennie Stennett
166 Carlos Lopez
167 Tim Foli
168 Reggie Smith
169 Jerry Johnson
170 Lou Brock
171 Pat Zachry
172 Mike Hargrove
173 Robin Yount
174 Wayne Garland
175 Jerry Morales
176 Milt May
177 Gene Garber (DP)
178 Dave Chalk
179 Dick Tidrow
180 Dave Concepcion
181 Ken Forsch
182 Jim Spencer
183 Doug Bird
184 Checklist (#s 122-242)
185 Ellis Valentine
186 Bob Stanley
187 Jerry Royster
188 Al Bumbry
189 Tom Lasorda (MGR) (DP)
190 John Candelaria
191 Rodney Scott RC
192 San Diego Padres
193 Rich Chiles
194 Derrel Thomas
195 Larry Dierker
196 Bob Bailor
197 Nino Espinosa
198 Ron Pruitt
199 Craig Reynolds
200 Reggie Jackson
201 Batting Leaders
202 Home Run Leaders
203 RBI Leaders
204 Stolen Base Leaders
205 Victory Leaders
206 Strikeout Leaders
207 ERA Leaders
208 Saves Leaders
209 Dock Ellis
210 Jose Cardenal
211 Earl Weaver Manager
212 Mike Caldwell
213 Alan Bannister
214 California Angels Team
215 Darrell Evans
216 Mike Paxton
217 Rod Gilbreath
218 Marty Pattin
219 Mike Cubbage
220 Pedro Borbon
221 Chris Speier
222 Jerry Martin
223 Bruce Kison
224 Jerry Tabb
225 Don Gullett
226 Joe Ferguson
227 Al Fitzmorris
228 Manny Mota
229 Leo Foster
230 Al Hrabosky
231 Wayne Nordhagen
232 Mickey Stanley
233 Dick Pole
234 Herman Franks Manager
235 Tim McCarver
236 Terry Whitfield
237 Rich Dauer
238 Juan Beniquez
239 Dyar Miller
240 Gene Tenace
241 Pete Vuckovich
242 Barry Bonnell
243 Bob McClure
244 Montreal Expos Team
245 Rick Burleson
246 Dan Driessen
247 Larry Christenson
248 Frank White
249 Dave Goltz
250 Graig Nettles
251 Don Kirkwood
252 Steve Swisher (DP)
253 Jim Kern
254 Dave Collins
255 Jerry Reuss
256 Joe Altobelli (MGR) RC
257 Hector Cruz
258 John Hiller
259 Los Angeles Dodgers
260 Bert Campaneris
261 Tim Hosley
262 Rudy May
263 Danny Walton
264 Jamie Easterly
265 Sal Bando (DP)
266 Bob Shirley RC
267 Doug Ault
268 Gil Flores RC
269 Wayne Twitchell
270 Carlton Fisk
271 Randy Lerch
272 Royle Stillman
273 Fred Normans
274 Freddie Patek
275 Dan Ford
276 Bill Bonham
277 Bruce Boisclair
278 Enrique Romo
279 Bill Virdon (MGR)
280 Buddy Bell
281 Eric Rasmussen (DP)
282 New York Yankees
283 Omar Moreno
284 Randy Moffitt
285 Steve Yeager
286 Ben Oglivie
287 Kiko Garcia
288 Dave Hamilton
289 Checklist (#s 243-363)
290 Willie Horton
291 Gary Ross
292 Gene Richards
293 Mike Willis
294 Larry Parrish
295 Bill Lee
296 Biff Pocoroba
297 Warren Brusstar RC (DP)
298 Tony Armas
299 Whitey Herzog (MGR)
300 Joe Morgan
301 Buddy Schultz
302 Chicago Cubs
303 Sam Hinds RC
304 John Milner
305 Rico Carty
306 Joe Niekro
307 Glenn Borgmann
308 Jim Rooker
309 Cliff Johnson
310 Don Sutton
311 Jose Baez RC (DP)
312 Greg Minton
313 Andy Etchebarren
314 Paul Lindblad
315 Mark Belanger
316 Henry Cruz (DP)
317 Dave Johnson
318 Tom Griffin
319 Alan Ashby
320 Fred Lynn
321 Santo Alcala
322 Tom Paciorek
323 Jim Fregosi (DP)
324 Vern Rapp (MGR) RC
325 Bruce Sutter
326 Mike Lum (DP)
327 Rick Langford RC (DP)
328 Milwaukee Brewers
329 John Verhoeven
330 Bob Watson
331 Mark Littell
332 Duane Kuipers
333 Jim Todd
334 John Stearns
335 Bucky Dent
336 Steve Busby
337 Tom Grieve
338 Dave Heaverlo
339 Mario Guerrero
340 Bake McBride
341 Mike Flanagan
342 Aurelio Rodriguez
343 John Wathan
344 Sam Ewing RC
345 Luis Tiant
346 Larry Biittner
347 Terry Forster
348 Del Unser
349 Rick Camp (DP)
350 Steve Garvey
351 Jeff Torborg
352 Tony Scott RC
353 Doug Bair RC
354 Cesar Geronimo
355 Bill Travers
356 New York Mets
357 Tom Poquette
358 Mark Lemongello
359 Marc Hill
360 Mike Schmidt
361 Chris Knapp
362 Dave May
363 Bob Randall
364 Jerry Turner
365 Ed Figueroa
366 Larry Milbourne (DP)
367 Rick Dempsey
368 Balor Moore
369 Tim Nordbrook
370 Rusty Staub
371 Ray Burris
372 Brian Asselstine
373 Jim Willoughby
374 Jose Morales
375 Tommy John  
376 Jim Wohlford
377 Manny Sarmiento
378 Bobby Winkles
379 Skip Lockwood
380 Ted Simmons
381 Philadelphia Phillies
382 Joe Lahoud
383 Mario Mendoza
384 Jack Clark
385 Tito Fuentes
386 Bob Gorinski RC
387 Ken Holtzman
388 Bill Fahey
389 Julio Gonzalez RC
390 Oscar Gamble
391 Larry Haney
392 Billy Almon
393 Tippy Martinez
394 Roy Howell
395 Jim Hughes
396 Bob Stinson (DP)
397 Greg Gross
398 Don Hood
399 Pete Mackanin
400 Nolan Ryan
401 Sparky Anderson (MGR)
402 Dave Campbell
403 Bud Harrelson
404 Detroit Tigers
405 Rawly Eastwick
406 Mike Jorgensen
407 Odell Jones RC
408 Joe Zdeb RC
409 Ron Schueler
410 Bill Madlock
411 A.L. Championships
412 N.L. Championships
413 World Series
414 Darold Knowles (DP)
415 Ray Fosse
416 Jack Brohamer
417 Mike Garman
418 Tony Muser
419 Jerry Garvin
420 Greg Luzinski
421 Junior Moore RC
422 Steve Braun
423 Dave Rosello
424 Boston Red Sox
425 Steve Rogers
426 Fred Kendall
427 Mario Soto RC
428 Joel Youngblood
429 Mike Barlow RC
430 Al Oliver
431 Butch Metzger
432 Terry Bulling RC
433 Fernando Gonzalez
434 Mike Norris
435 Checklist (#s 364-484)
436 Vic Harris (DP)
437 Bo McLaughlins
438 John Ellis
439 Ken Kravec
440 Dave Lopes
441 Larry Gura
442 Elliott Maddox
443 Darrel Chaney
444 Roy Hartsfield
445 Mike Ivie
446 Tug McGraw
447 Leroy Stanton
448 Bill Castro
449 Tim Blackwell RC (DP)
450 Tom Seaver
451 Minnesota Twins
452 Jerry Mumphrey
453 Doug Flynn
454 Dave LaRoche
455 Bill Robinson
456 Vern Ruhle
457 Bob Bailey
458 Jeff Newman
459 Charlie Spikes
460 Jim Hunter
461 Rob Andrews (DP)
462 Rogelio Moret
463 Kevin Bell
464 Jerry Grote
465 Hal McRae
466 Dennis Blair
467 Alvin Dark (MGR)
468 Warren Cromartie RC
469 Rick Cerone
470 J.R. Richard
471 Roy Smalley
472 Ron Reed
473 Bill Buckner
474 Jim Slaton
475 Gary Matthews
476 Bill Stein
477 Doug Capilla
478 Jerry Remy
479 St. Louis Cardinals
480 Ron LeFlore
481 Jackson Todd
482 Rick Miller
483 Ken Macha RC
484 Jim Norris RC
485 Chris Chambliss
486 John Curtis
487 Jim Tyrone
488 Dan Spillner
489 Rudy Meoli
490 Amos Otis
491 Scott McGregor
492 Jim Sundberg
493 Steve Renko
494 Chuck Tanner (MGR)
495 Dave Cash
496 Jim Clancy RC (DP)
497 Glenn Adams
498 Joe Sambito
499 Seattle Mariners
500 George Foster
501 Dave Roberts
502 Pat Rockett
503 Ike Hampton
504 Roger Freed
505 Felix Millan
506 Ron Blomberg
507 Willie Crawford
508 Johnny Oates
509 Brent Strom
510 Willie Stargell
511 Frank Duffy
512 Larry Herndon
513 Barry Foote
514 Rob Sperring
515 Tim Corcoran
516 Gary Beare RC
517 Andres Mora
518 Tommy Boggs (DP)
519 Brian Downing
520 Larry Hisle
521 Steve Staggs
522 Dick Williams
523 Donnie Moore RC
524 Bernie Carbo
525 Jerry Terrell
526 Cincinnati Reds
527 Vic Correll
528 Rob Picciolo RC
529 Paul Hartzell
530 Dave Winfield
531 Tom Underwood
532 Skip Jutze
533 Sandy Alomar
534 Wilbur Howard
535 Checklist (#s 485-605)
536 Roric Harrison
537 Bruce Bochte
538 Johnnie LeMaster
539 Vic Davalillo
540 Steve Carlton
541 Larry Cox
542 Tim Johnson
543 Larry Harlow RC (DP)
544 Len Randle
545 Bill Campbell
546 Ted Martinez
547 John Scott
548 Billy Hunter (MGR) (DP)
549 Joe Kerrigan
550 John Mayberry
551 Atlanta Braves
552 Francisco Barrios
553 Terry Puhl
554 Joe Coleman
555 Butch Wynegar
556 Ed Armbrister
557 Tony Solaita
558 Paul Mitchell
559 Phil Mankowski
560 Dave Parker
561 Charlie Williams
562 Glenn Burke
563 Dave Rader
564 Mick Kelleher
565 Jerry Koosman
566 Merv Rettenmund
567 Dick Drago
568 Tom Hutton
569 Lary Sorensen RC
570 Dave Kingman
571 Buck Martinez
572 Rick Wise
573 Luis Gomez
574 Bob Lemon (MGR)
575 Pat Dobson
576 Sam Mejias
577 Oakland Athletics
578 Buzz Capra
579 Rance Mulliniks RC
580 Rod Carew s
581 Lynn McGlothen
582 Fran Healy
583 George Medich
584 John Hale
585 Woodie Fryman
586 Ed Goodson
587 John Urrea RC
588 Jim Mason
589 Bob Knepper RC
590 Bobby Murcer
591 George Zeber RC
592 Bob Apodaca
593 Dave Skaggs RC
594 Dave Freisleben
595 Sixto Lezcano
596 Gary Wheelock
597 Steve Dillard
598 Eddie Solomon
599 Gary Woods
600 Frank Tanana
601 Gene Mauch (MGR)
602 Eric Soderholm
603 Will McEnaney
604 Earl Williams
605 Rick Rhoden
606 Pittsburgh Pirates
607 Fernando Arroyo
608 Johnny Grubb
609 John Denny
610 Garry Maddox
611 Pat Scanlan
612 Ken Henderson
613 Marty Perez
614 Joe Wallis
615 Clay Carroll
616 Pat Kelly
617 Joe Nolan RC
618 Tommy Helms
619 Thad Bosley  RC (DP)
620 Willie Randolph
621 Craig Swan
622 Champ Summers
623 Eduardo Rodriguez
624 Gary Alexander RC
625 Jose Cruz
626 Toronto Blue Jays (DP)
627 Dave Johnson
628 Ralph Garr
629 Don Stanhouse
630 Ron Cey
631 Danny Ozark (MGR)
632 Rowland Office
633 Tom Veryzer
634 Len Barker
635 Joe Rudi
636 Jim Bibby
637 Duffy Dyer
638 Paul Splittorff
639 Gene Clines
640 Lee May (DP)
641 Doug Rau
642 Denny Doyle
643 Tom House
644 Jim Dwyer
645 Mike Torrez (DP)
646 Rick Auerbach
647 Steve Dunning
648 Gary Thomasson
649 Moose Haas RC
650 Cesar Cedeno
651 Doug Rader
652 Checklist (#s 606-726)
653 Ron Hodges (DP)
654 Pepe Frias
655 Lyman Bostock
656 Dave Garcia (MGR) RC
657 Bombo Rivera
658 Manny Sanguillen
659 Texas Rangers
660 Jason Thompson
661 Grant Jackson
662 Paul Dade RC
663 Paul Reuschel
664 Fred Stanley
665 Dennis Leonard
666 Billy Smith RC
667 Jeff Byrd RC
668 Dusty Baker
669 Pete Falcone
670 Jim Rice
671 Gary Lavelle
672 Don Kessinger
673 Steve Brye
674 Ray Knight
675 Jay Johnstone
676 Bob Myrick
677 Ed Herrmann
678 Tom Burgmeier
679 Wayne Garrett
680 Vida Blue
681 Rob Belloir
682 Ken Brett
683 Mike Champion
684 Ralph Houk (MGR)
685 Frank Taveras
686 Gaylord Perry
687 Julio Cruz RC
688 George Mitterwald
689 Cleveland Indians
690 Mickey Rivers
691 Ross Grimsley
692 Ken Reitz
693 Lamar Johnson
694 Elias Sosa
695 Dwight Evans
696 Steve Mingori
697 Roger Metzger
698 Juan Bernhardt
699 Jackie Brown
700 Johnny Bench
701 Rookie Pitchers
702 Rookie Catchers
703 Rookie P Jack Morris RC
704 Rookie 2B Lou Whitaker
705 Rookie Outfielders
706 Rookie 1st Basemen
707 Rookie SS Molitor/Trammell
708 Rookie C Parrish/DaleMurphy
709 Rookie Pitchers
710 Rookie Outfielders
711 Rookie Pitchers
712 Bobby Valentine
713 Bob Davis
714 Mike Anderson
715 Jim Kaat
716 Clarence Gaston
717 Nelson Briles
718 Ron Jackson
719 Randy Elliott RC
720 Fergie Jenkins
721 Billy Martin (MGR)
722 Pete Broberg
723 Johnny Wockenfuss
724 Kansas City Royals
725 Kurt Bevacqua
726 Wilbur Wood