Friday, May 12, 2017

1978 Topps Battlestar Galactica

Here is a pack of 1978 Topps Battlestar Galactica cards! I remember watching the show like it was yesterday, and these cards helped bring those memories flooding back. The cards feature images from the show and/or publicity shots. The "Battlestar Galactica" insignia appears overlayed at the bottom center. Below that, a caption in blue ink followed by copyright info in black. The card number appears in the lower right corner.

Man, I remember playing with the Cylon spaceships as a kid. You could pull the wings "open" in order to shoot the red plastic missiles. Later versions locked the missiles so that they would "release" but not actually shoot. Kids had been choking on them... I had a Cylon that had a moving eye. I can't remember if it was an led or just a fake thing with a stick in the back of his head that you moved. I need to Google that. I also had the Viper fighter ship and most of the action figures!*

The backs of the cards feature either "TV Facts" about the show or puzzle pieces:

*I found an article that discusses much of what I am referring to. Man, so many memories!


Fuji said...

This was my favorite show when I was a kid. The Colonial Viper is still one of my favorite spaceships of all-time.

Bulldog said...

I can't say I was a big fan of the show but I like these cards. Always wondered why I didn't like the show as much as I thought I should. I'm a huge Star Wars guy so I thought it would be a natural fit. Still I know plenty of people are fans of the show.