1979 Topps

From BaseballCardPedia.com
Jump to: navigation, search


Description

1979 Topps is a 726-card single-series set. This marked the sixth straight year the Topps set was issued as a single series and the second year the set reached 726 cards. Because Topps printed cards using a 132-card sheet, 66 cards are double-printed.

The set's key rookie card is Ozzie Smith. Subsets include:

  • League Leaders (#1-8)
  • Record Breakers (#201-206)
  • All-Time Season and Career Stat Leaders (#411-418)
  • Rookie Prospects (#701-726)

As with most Topps sets of the era, cards are hard to find perfectly centered and command a premium.

Distribution

Wax: 36 packs per box, 12 cards plus one stick of gum per pack (MSRP: $0.20). 16 boxes per case.

Wax Tray: Three, 12-card wax packs per tray (MSRP: $0.59). 192 trays per case.

Cello: 24 packs per box, 18 cards per pack plus one stick of gum per pack (MSRP: $0.30). 15 boxes per case.

Rack: 24 packs per box, 39 cards per pack (MSRP: $0.59). Six boxes per case.

Vending: 500 cards per box. 24 boxes per case.

Reviews

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Hobby Odds Retail Odds
Base 726 - ? ?

Checklist

Base Set

1 Rod Carew / Dave Parker LL BA

2 George Foster / Jim Rice LL HR

3 George Foster / Jim Rice LL RBI

4 Ron LeFlore / Omar Moreno LL SB

5 Ron Guidry / Gaylord Perry LL W

6 J.R. Richard / Nolan Ryan LL SO

7 ERA Leaders - Ron Guidry / Craig Swan LL ERA

8 Rollie Fingers / Rich Gossage LL FIRE

9 Dave Campbell

10 Lee May

11 Marc Hill

12 Dick Drago

13 Paul Dade

14 Rafael Landestoy

15 Ross Grimsley

16 Fred Stanley

17 Donnie Moore

18 Tony Solaita

19 Larry Gura DP

20 Joe Morgan AS DP

21 Kevin Kobel

22 Mike Jorgensen

23 Terry Forster

24 Paul Molitor

25 Steve Carlton

26 Jamie Quirk

27 Dave Goltz

28 Steve Brye

29 Rick Langford

30 Dave Winfield

31 Tom House DP

32 Jerry Mumphrey

33 Dave Rozema

34 Rob Andrews

35 Ed Figueroa

36 Alan Ashby

37 Joe Kerrigan DP

38 Bernie Carbo

39 Dale Murphy

40 Dennis Eckersley

41 Minnesota Twins - Gene Mauch TC

42 Ron Blomberg

43 Wayne Twitchell

44 Kurt Bevacqua

45 Al Hrabosky

46 Ron Hodges

47 Fred Norman

48 Merv Rettenmund

49 Vern Ruhle

50 Steve Garvey AS DP

51 Ray Fosse DP

52 Randy Lerch

53 Mick Kelleher

54 Dell Alston

55 Willie Stargell

56 John Hale

57 Eric Rasmussen

58 Bob Randall DP

59 John Denny DP

60 Mickey Rivers

61 Bo Diaz

62 Randy Moffitt

63 Jack Brohamer

64 Tom Underwood

65 Mark Belanger

66 Detroit Tigers - Les Moss TC

67 Jim Mason DP

68 Joe Niekro DP

69 Elliott Maddox

70 John Candelaria

71 Brian Downing

72 Steve Mingori

73 Ken Henderson

74 Shane Rawley RC

75 Steve Yeager

76 Warren Cromartie

77 Dan Briggs DP

78 Elias Sosa

79 Ted Cox

80 Jason Thompson

81 Roger Erickson RC

82 New York Mets - Joe Torre TC

83 Fred Kendall

84 Greg Minton

85 Gary Matthews

86 Rodney Scott

87 Pete Falcone

88 Bob Molinaro RC

89 Dick Tidrow

90 Bob Boone

91 Terry Crowley

92 Jim Bibby

93 Phil Mankowski

94 Len Barker

95 Robin Yount

96 Cleveland Indians - Jeff Torborg TC

97 Sam Mejias

98 Ray Burris

99 John Wathan

100 Tom Seaver DP

101 Roy Howell

102 Mike Anderson

103 Jim Todd

104 Johnny Oates DP

105 Rick Camp DP

106 Frank Duffy

107 Jesus Alou DP

108 Eduardo Rodriguez

109 Joel Youngblood

110 Vida Blue AS

111 Roger Freed

112 Philadelphia Phillies - Danny Ozark TC

113 Pete Redfern

114 Cliff Johnson

115 Nolan Ryan

116 Ozzie Smith RC

117 Grant Jackson

118 Bud Harrelson

119 Don Stanhouse

120 Jim Sundberg

121 Checklist 1-121

122 Mike Paxton

123 Lou Whitaker

124 Dan Schatzeder

125 Rick Burleson

126 Doug Bair

127 Thad Bosley

128 Ted Martinez

129 Marty Pattin DP

130 Bob Watson DP

131 Jim Clancy

132 Rowland Office

133 Bill Castro

134 Alan Bannister

135 Bobby Murcer

136 Jim Kaat

137 Larry Wolfe RC DP

138 Mark Lee RC

139 Luis Pujols RC

140 Don Gullett

141 Tom Paciorek

142 Charlie Williams

143 Tony Scott

144 Sandy Alomar, Sr.

145 Rick Rhoden

146 Duane Kuiper

147 Dave Hamilton

148 Bruce Boisclair

149 Manny Sarmiento

150 Wayne Cage

151 John Hiller

152 Rick Cerone

153 Dennis Lamp

154 Jim Gantner DP

155 Dwight Evans

156 Buddy Solomon RC

157 U.L. Washington UER (bats left, should be right)

158 Joe Sambito

159 Roy White

160 Mike Flanagan

161 Barry Foote

162 Tom Johnson

163 Glenn Burke

164 Mickey Lolich

165 Frank Taveras

166 Leon Roberts

167 Roger Metzger

168 Dave Freisleben

169 Bill Nahorodny

170 Don Sutton

171 Gene Clines

172 Mike Bruhert RC

173 John Lowenstein

174 Rick Auerbach

175 George Hendrick

176 Aurelio Rodriguez

177 Ron Reed

178 Alvis Woods

179 Jim Beattie RC

180 Larry Hisle

181 Mike Garman

182 Tim Johnson

183 Paul Splittorff

184 Darrel Chaney

185 Mike Torrez

186 Eric Soderholm

187 Mark Lemongello

188 Pat Kelly

189 Ed Whitson RC

190 Ron Cey

191 Mike Norris

192 St. Louis Cardinals - Ken Boyer TC

193 Glenn Adams

194 Randy Jones

195 Bill Madlock

196 Steve Kemp DP

197 Bob Apodaca

198 Johnny Grubb

199 Larry Milbourne

200 Johnny Bench AS DP

201 Mike Edwards RB

202 Ron Guidry RB

203 J.R. Richard RB

204 Pete Rose RB

205 John Stearns RB

206 Sammy Stewart RB

207 Dave Lemanczyk

208 Clarence Gaston

209 Reggie Cleveland

210 Larry Bowa AS

211 Dennis Martinez

212 Carney Lansford RC

213 Bill Travers

214 Boston Red Sox - Don Zimmer TC

215 Willie McCovey

216 Wilbur Wood

217 Steve Dillard

218 Dennis Leonard

219 Roy Smalley

220 Cesar Geronimo

221 Jesse Jefferson

222 Bob Beall RC

223 Kent Tekulve

224 Dave Revering

225 Goose Gossage

226 Ron Pruitt

227 Steve Stone

228 Vic Davalillo

229 Doug Flynn

230 Bob Forsch

231 John Wockenfuss

232 Jimmy Sexton RC

233 Paul Mitchell

234 Toby Harrah

235 Steve Rogers

236 Jim Dwyer

237 Billy Smith

238 Balor Moore

239 Willie Horton

240 Rick Reuschel

241 Checklist 122-242

242 Pablo Torrealba

243 Buck Martinez DP

244 Pittsburgh Pirates - Chuck Tanner TC

245 Jeff Burroughs

246 Darrell Jackson RC

247 Tucker Ashford

248 Pete LaCock

249 Paul Thormodsgard

250 Willie Randolph

251 Jack Morris

252 Bob Stinson

253 Rick Wise

254 Luis Gomez

255 Tommy John

256 Mike Sadek

257 Adrian Devine

258 Mike Phillips

259 Cincinnati Reds - Sparky Anderson TC

260 Richie Zisk

261 Mario Guerrero

262 Nelson Briles

263 Oscar Gamble

264 Don Robinson RC

265 Don Money AS

266 Jim Willoughby

267 Joe Rudi

268 Julio Gonzalez

269 Woodie Fryman

270 Butch Hobson

271 Rawly Eastwick

272 Tim Corcoran

273 Jerry Terrell

274 Willie Norwood

275 Junior Moore

276 Jim Colborn

277 Tom Grieve

278 Andy Messersmith

279 Jerry Grote

280 Andre Thornton

281 Vic Correll DP

282 Toronto Blue Jays - Roy Hartsfield TC

283 Ken Kravec

284 Johnnie LeMaster

285 Bobby Bonds

286 Duffy Dyer

287 Andres Mora

288 Milt Wilcox

289 Jose Cruz, Sr.

290 Davey Lopes

291 Tom Griffin

292 Don Reynolds RC

293 Jerry Garvin

294 Pepe Frias

295 Mitchell Page

296 Preston Hanna RC

297 Ted Sizemore

298 Rich Gale RC

299 Steve Ontiveros

300 Rod Carew

301 Tom Hume

302 Atlanta Braves - Bobby Cox TC

303 Lary Sorensen DP

304 Steve Swisher

305 Willie Montanez

306 Floyd Bannister

307 Larvell Blanks

308 Bert Blyleven

309 Ralph Garr

310 Thurman Munson

311 Gary Lavelle

312 Bob Robertson

313 Dyar Miller

314 Larry Harlow

315 Jon Matlack

316 Milt May

317 Jose Cardenal

318 Bob Welch RC

319 Wayne Garrett

320 Carl Yastrzemski

321 Gaylord Perry

322 Danny Goodwin RC

323 Lynn McGlothen

324 Mike Tyson

325 Cecil Cooper

326 Pedro Borbon

327 Art Howe DP

328 Oakland Athletics - Jack McKeon TC

329 Joe Coleman

330 George Brett

331 Mickey Mahler

332 Gary Alexander

333 Chet Lemon

334 Craig Swan

335 Chris Chambliss

336 Bobby Thompson RC

337 John Montague

338 Vic Harris

339 Ron Jackson

340 Jim Palmer

341 Willie Upshaw RC

342 Dave Roberts

343 Ed Glynn

344 Jerry Royster

345 Tug McGraw

346 Bill Buckner

347 Doug Rau

348 Andre Dawson

349 Jim Wright RC

350 Garry Templeton

351 Wayne Nordhagen

352 Steve Renko

353 Checklist 243-363

354 Bill Bonham

355 Lee Mazzilli

356 San Francisco Giants - Joe Altobelli TC

357 Jerry Augustine

358 Alan Trammell

359 Dan Spillner DP

360 Amos Otis

361 Tom Dixon RC

362 Tom Cubbage

363 Craig Skok RC

364 Gene Richards

365 Sparky Lyle

366 Juan Bernhardt

367 Dave Skaggs

368 Don Aase

369 Bump Willis COR TEX

369 Bump Willis ERR TOR

370 Dave Kingman

371 Jeff Holly RC

372 Lamar Johnson

373 Lance Rautzhan

374 Ed Herrmann

375 Bill Campbell

376 Gorman Thomas

377 Paul Moskau

378 Rob Picciolo DP

379 Dale Murray

380 John Mayberry

381 Houston Astros - Bill Virdon TC

382 Jerry Martin

383 Phil Garner

384 Tommy Boggs

385 Dan Ford

386 Francisco Barrios

387 Gary Thomasson

388 Jack Billingham

389 Joe Zdeb

390 Rollie Fingers

391 Al Oliver

392 Doug Ault

393 Scott McGregor

394 Randy Stein RC

395 Dave Cash

396 Bill Plummer

397 Sergio Ferrer

398 Ivan DeJesus

399 David Clyde

400 Jim Rice AS

401 Ray Knight

402 Paul Hartzell

403 Tim Foli

404 Chicago White Sox - Don Kessinger TC

405 Butch Wynegar DP

406 Joe Wallis

407 Pete Vuckovich

408 Charlie Moore DP

409 Willie Wilson RC

410 Darrell Evans

411 Ty Cobb / George Sisler ATL H

412 Hank Aaron / Hack Wilson ATL RBI

413 Hank Aaron / Roger Maris ATL RBI

414 Ty Cobb / Rogers Hornsby ATL BA

415 Lou Brock ATL SB

416 Jack Chesbro / Cy Young ATL W

417 Nolan Ryan / Walter Johnson ATL SO

418 Dutch Leonard / Walter Johnson ATL ERA

419 Dick Ruthven

420 Ken Griffey, Sr.

421 Doug DeCinces

422 Ruppert Jones

423 Bob Montgomery

424 California Angels - Jim Fregosi TC

425 Rick Manning

426 Chris Speier

427 Andy Replogle RC

428 Bobby Valentine

429 John Urrea

430 Dave Parker

431 Glenn Borgmann

432 Dave Heaverlo

433 Larry Biittner

434 Ken Clay

435 Gene Tenace

436 Hector Cruz

437 Rick Williams RC

438 Horace Speed

439 Frank White

440 Rusty Staub

441 Lee Lacy

442 Doyle Alexander

443 Bruce Bochte

444 Aurelio Lopez

445 Steve Henderson

446 Jim Lonborg

447 Manny Sanguillen

448 Moose Haas

449 Bombo Rivera

450 Dave Concepcion

451 Kansas City Royals TC

452 Jerry Morales

453 Chris Knapp

454 Len Randle

455 Bill Lee

456 Chuck Baker RC

457 Bruce Sutter

458 Jim Essian

459 Sid Monge

460 Graig Nettles

461 Jim Barr DP

462 Otto Velez

463 Steve Comer RC

464 Joe Nolan

465 Reggie Smith

466 Mark Littell

467 Don Kessinger DP

468 Stan Bahnsen DP

469 Lance Parrish

470 Garry Maddox DP

471 Joaquin Andujar

472 Craig Kusick

473 Dave Roberts

474 Dick Davis RC

475 Dan Driessen

476 Tom Poquette

477 Bob Grich

478 Juan Beniquez

479 San Diego Padres - Roger Craig TC

480 Fred Lynn

481 Skip Lockwood

482 Craig Reynolds

483 Checklist 364-484

484 Rick Waits

485 Bucky Dent

486 Bob Knepper

487 Miguel Dilone

488 Bob Owchinko

489 Larry Cox UER (Photo is Dave Rader)

490 Al Cowens

491 Tippy Martinez

492 Bob Bailor

493 Larry Christenson

494 Jerry White

495 Tony Perez

496 Barry Bonnell

497 Glenn Abbott

498 Rich Chiles

499 Texas Rangers - Pat Corrales TC

500 Ron Guidry

501 Junior Kennedy RC

502 Steve Braun

503 Terry Humphrey

504 Larry McWilliams RC

505 Ed Kranepool

506 John D'Acquisto

507 Tony Armas

508 Charlie Hough

509 Mario Mendoza

510 Ted Simmons

511 Paul Reuschel DP

512 Jack Clark

513 Dave Johnson

514 Mike Proly RC

515 Enos Cabell

516 Champ Summers

517 Al Bumbry

518 Jim Umbarger

519 Ben Oglivie

520 Gary Carter

521 Sam Ewing

522 Ken Holtzman

523 John Milner

524 Tom Burgmeier

525 Freddie Patek

526 Los Angeles Dodgers - Tom Lasorda TC

527 Lerrin LaGrow

528 Wayne Gross DP

529 Brian Asselstine

530 Frank Tanana

531 Fernando Gonzalez

532 Buddy Schultz

533 Leroy Stanton

534 Ken Forsch

535 Ellis Valentine

536 Jerry Reuss

537 Tom Veryzer

538 Mike Ivie DP

539 John Ellis

540 Greg Luzinski

541 Jim Slaton

542 Rick Bosetti

543 Kiko Garcia

544 Fergie Jenkins

545 John Stearns

546 Bill Russell

547 Clint Hurdle

548 Enrique Romo

549 Bob Bailey

550 Sal Bando

551 Chicago Cubs - Herman Franks TC (floating heads)

552 Jose Morales

553 Denny Walling

554 Matt Keough

555 Biff Pocoroba

556 Mike Lum

557 Ken Brett

558 Jay Johnstone

559 Greg Pryor

560 John Montefusco

561 Ed Ott

562 Dusty Baker

563 Roy Thomas

564 Jerry Turner

565 Rico Carty

566 Nino Espinosa

567 Richie Hebner

568 Carlos Lopez

569 Bob Sykes

570 Cesar Cedeno

571 Darrell Porter

572 Rod Gilbreath

573 Jim Kern

574 Claudell Washington

575 Luis Tiant

576 Mike Parrott

577 Milwaukee Brewers - George Bamberger TC

578 Pete Broberg

579 Greg Gross

580 Ron Fairly

581 Darold Knowles

582 Paul Blair

583 Julio Cruz

584 Jim Rooker

585 Hal McRae

586 Bob Horner RC

587 Ken Reitz

588 Tom Murphy

589 Terry Whitfield

590 J.R. Richard

591 Mike Hargrove

592 Mike Krukow

593 Rick Dempsey

594 Bob Shirley

595 Phil Niekro

596 Jim Wohlford

597 Bob Stanley

598 Mark Wagner

599 Jim Spencer

600 George Foster AS

601 Dave LaRoche

602 Checklist 485-605

603 Rudy May

604 Jeff Newman

605 Rick Monday

606 Montreal Expos - Dick Williams TC

607 Omar Moreno

608 Dave McKay

609 Silvio Martinez RC

610 Mike Schmidt

611 Jim Norris

612 Rick Honeycutt RC

613 Mike Edwards RC

614 Willie Hernandez

615 Ken Singleton

616 Billy Almon

617 Terry Puhl

618 Jerry Remy

619 Ken Landreaux RC

620 Bert Campaneris

621 Pat Zachry

622 Dave Collins

623 Bob McClure

624 Larry Herndon

625 Mark Fidrych

626 New York Yankees - Bob Lemon TC

627 Gary Serum RC

628 Del Unser

629 Gene Garber

630 Bake McBride

631 Jorge Orta

632 Don Kirkwood

633 Rob Wilfong RC

634 Paul Lindblad

635 Don Baylor

636 Wayne Garland

637 Bill Robinson

638 Al Fitzmorris

639 Manny Trillo

640 Eddie Murray

641 Bobby Castillo RC

642 Wilbur Howard DP

643 Tom Hausman

644 Manny Mota

645 George Scott

646 Rick Sweet

647 Bob Lacey

648 Lou Piniella

649 John Curtis

650 Pete Rose

651 Mike Caldwell

652 Stan Papi RC

653 Warren Brusstar DP

654 Rick Miller

655 Jerry Koosman

656 Hosken Powell

657 George Medich

658 Taylor Duncan

659 Seattle Mariners - Darrell Johnson TC

660 Ron LeFlore

661 Bruce Kison

662 Kevin Bell

663 Mike Vail

664 Doug Bird

665 Lou Brock

666 Rich Dauer

667 Don Hood

668 Bill North

669 Checklist 606-726

670 Jim "Catfish" Hunter DP

671 Joe Ferguson DP

672 Ed Halicki

673 Tom Hutton

674 Dave Tomlin

675 Tim McCarver

676 Johnny Sutton RC

677 Larry Parrish

678 Geoff Zahn

679 Darrell Thomas

680 Carlton Fisk AS

681 John Henry Johnson

682 Dave Chalk

683 Dan Meyer DP

684 Jamie Easterly DP

685 Sixto Lezcano

686 Ron Schureler

687 Rennie Stennett

688 Mike Willis

689 Baltimore Orioles - Earl Weaver TC

690 Buddy Bell

691 Dock Ellis

692 Mickey Stanley

693 Dave Rader

694 Burt Hooton

695 Keith Hernandez

696 Andy Hassler

697 Dave Bergman

698 Bill Stein

699 Hal Dues RC

700 Reggie Jackson AS DP

701 Mark Corey / John Flinn / Sammy Stewart PROS

702 Joel Finch / Garry Hancock / Allen Ripley PROS

703 Jim Anderson / Dave Frost / Bob Slater PROS

704 Ross Baumgarten / Mike Colbern / Mike Squires PROS

705 Alfredo Griffin / Tim Norrid / Dave Oliver PROS

706 Dave Stegman / Dave Tobik / Kip Young PROS

707 Randy Bass / Jim Gaudet / Randy Mc Gilberry PROS

708 Kevin Bass / Jim Gaudet / Randy McGilberry PROS

709 Sam Perlozzo / Rick Sofield / Kevin Stanfield PROS

710 Brian Doyle / Mike Heath / Dave Rajsich PROS

711 Dwayne Murphy / Bruce Robinson / Alan Wirth PROS

712 Bud Anderson / Greg Biercevicz / Byron McLaughlin PROS

713 Danny Darwin / Pat Putnam / Billy Sample PROS

714 Victor Cruz / Pat Kelly / Ernie Whitt PROS

715 Bruce Benedict / Glenn Hubbard / Larry Whisenton PROS

716 Dave Geisel / Karl Pagel / Scot Thompson PROS

717 Mike LaCoss / Ron Oester / Harry Spilman PROS

718 Bruce Bochy / Mike Fischlin / Don Pisker PROS

719 Pedro Guerrero / Rudy Law / Joe Simpson PROS

720 Jerry Fry / Jerry Pirtle / Scott Sanderson PROS

721 Juan Berenguer / Dwight Bernard / Dan Norman PROS

722 Jim Morrison / Lonnie Smith / Jim Wright PROS

723 Dale Berra / Eugenio Cotes / Ben Wiltbank PROS

724 Tom Bruno / George Frazier / Terry Kennedy PROS

725 Jim Beswick / Steve Mura / Broderick Perkins PROS

726 Greg Johnston / Joe Strain / John Tamargo PROS


Parallels

Team Checklist Uncut Sheet

As part of a mail-away offer, Topps offered all 26 team checklist cards on an uncut sheet. These cards enabled the collector to have an easy reference for which card(s) he/she needed to finish their sets. When cut from the sheet, all cards measure the standard size.