Updated: August 08, 2021
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA TOPPS STICKERS
Battlestar Galactica was supposed to be a television blockbuster. Following in the space
wake of a little movie called Star Wars, the hope was that it would be a similar success
on the small screen. There were high hopes on the commercial end. And while the show
failed to live up to expectations, it has aged well with plenty of fans today. The same
can be said for 1978 Topps Battlestar Galactica trading cards, a moderately affordable
and somewhat challenging set to complete.
1978 Topps Battlestar Galactica is a fairly large set, at least by the standard set for
television shows. It clocks in at 132 base cards. It's joined by another 22 stickers.
Base cards focus on the characters, action from the show and the pricey special effects.
The large checklist allows for lead characters like Starbuck and Apollo to get on plenty
of cards. The same can be said for the various spaceships, aliens and Cylons. Card fronts
are arranged vertically and horizontally. A white border surrounds a large photo. The
Battlestar Galactica title overlaps the photo. The bottom part of the border also has a
caption and copyright data.
1978 Topps Battlestar Galactica backs have a mix of text and puzzles. Themes for cards with
write-ups include Character Profile, TV Facts and Story Summary.
Stickers are inserted one per pack. Focusing on characters, they have a space background and
the familiar thick border that was common on most Topps stickers. Sticker backs are blank.
Produced at a time when most other single series sets had less than 100 cards, 1978 Topps
Battlestar Galactica is a little tougher to build. And while it's not tough to find, it's also
not as common as some other series from around the same period.
Battlestar Galactica didn't last long on TV during its original run, but it maintained its
popularity very well. Both Rittenhouse Archives and Dart Flipcards have made cards based on the
original series since the show ran its course. Rittenhouse also made several sets for the
reimagined version of the show.