1974 Wonder Bread Football Card Set and Checklist

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Year: 1974

Title: Wonder Bread

Size: 2-1/2″ by 3-1/2”

Number in Set: 30


Topps made the 30-card 1974 Wonder Bread Football set appear similar to their 1971 Topps base football set on the front. Offensive players, punters, and kickers have red borders for the Wonder Bread set, and defensive players have yellow borders.

The backs are black-and-white with standard football card statistics and biographical information along with a photo and explanation of a football technique.

Topps printed a parallel set for Town Talk Bread (also owned by Wonder) distributed in Western Pennsylvania. The only difference is that the Wonder Bread versions backs have “***Wonder Bread All-Star Series***” printed on the top of the backs, while the Town Talks do not.

Wonder Bread Bag Advertising a Free Pro Football Trading Card Inside


1974 Wonder Bread #12 Paul Krause – Front
1974 Wonder Bread #12 Paul Krause – Reverse

Key Cards

The Miami Dolphins had just won back-to-back Super Bowls, so Bob Griese, Larry Csonka, and Paul Warfield were the most promoted and desired cards in the set.


1 Jim Bakken

2 Forrest Blue

3 Bill Bradley

4 Willie Brown

5 Larry Csonka

6 Ken Ellis

7 Bruce Gossett

8 Bob Griese

9 Chris Hanburger

10 Winston Hill

11 Jim Johnson

12 Paul Krause

13 Ted Kwalick

14 Willie Lanier

15 Tom Mack

16 Jim Otto

17 Alan Page

18 Frank Pitts

19 Jim Plunkett

20 Mike Reid

21 Paul Smith

22 Bob Tucker

23 Jim Tyrer

24 Gene Upshaw

25 Phil Villapiano

26 Paul Warfield

27 Dwight White

28 Steve Owens

29 Jerrel Wilson

30 Ron Yary