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Vintage Pack Break of the Week: 1977 Topps Football Rack Pack

Our Vintage Pack Break of the Week takes us back to the era of Jimmy Carter and disco; when baseball found its Mr. Octoer and Dr. J was king of the court. 1977 Topps Football rack packs were three panels of 13 cards for a total of 39 cards for 59 cents. While you’re letting that sink in, we’ll tell you that wax packs are far more common, with an unopened box selling at auction earlier this year for over $1,100.

1977 Topps Football Rack Packs, on rare occasions when you see them for sale, sell for around $80-100 each.

Again the set included 528 cards and 30 team checklists. There are League Leader and Record Breaker cards as well as Playoff and Super Bowl cards. There’s plenty of star and rookie power in ’77.

Steve Largent’s rookie card and the second year Walter Payton are the two big draws here but there are numerous Hall of Famers in the set as well as a few nice rookies beyond Largent.

On with the rack break:

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