1978/79
Top Trumps - British Soccer Stars

Top Trumps is a concept card game. Each card has a set of facts, normally printed alongside a picture. Players choose to challenge other player's cards on a particular fact.

A Quizmaster card issued with this set states 'Information correct as at May 1978'. This card also states 'Dubreq Limited are solely responsible for the selection of Soccer Stars photographs of and information as to whom appears on these playing cards which selections have been made without any reference to any of the footballers concerned of their clubs none of whom has sponsored, arranged for or is in any way associated with the use of the cards or any of the photographs and information'. Surely only a lawyer could write an English sentence of this length.

Number in set: 32
Gallery: Set gallery
Checklists: Set checklist or Team checklist

Top Trumps - British Strikers

Dübreq produced Top Trumps sets for a number of themes, including cars, cricket, spacecraft etc. Each set of 32 cards came in a plastic box with cover cards and rules. In 1978/79 they produced a range of different football card sets.

Number in set: 32
Gallery: Set gallery
Checklists: Set checklist or Team checklist

Top Trumps - International Greats

Top Trumps - International Greats. A set of 32 cards in a plastic box with cover cards and rules. There are some duplicate cards between this set and the World Cup '78 set.

Number in set: 32
Gallery: Set gallery
Checklists: Set checklist or Team checklist

Top Trumps - World Cup '78

A set of 32 cards in a plastic box with cover cards and rules.

Number in set: 32
Gallery: Set gallery
Checklists: Set checklist or Team checklist

Top Trumps - British Stars, Set 1

A set of 32 cards in a plastic box with cover cards and rules.

You could collect special point gift cards with these sets and send them away to:
Top Trumps
120-132 Cricklewood Lane,
London NW2 2DP

Number in set: 32
Gallery: Set gallery
Checklists: Set checklist or Team checklist

Top Trumps - British Stars, Set 2

A set of 32 cards in a plastic box with cover cards and rules.

The set card (pictured) states 'Information correct at start of 1978/79 season'.

Number in set: 32
Gallery: N/A
Checklists: Set checklist or Team checklist

Top Trumps - Arsenal

Top Trumps players could augment their Top Trumps collections by adding specialist team player cards. There were between 13 and 16 players per team. These cards were initially issued in late 1978.

Number in set: 14
Galleries: Set gallery
Checklists: Set checklist

Top Trumps - Chelsea

Top Trumps players could augment their Top Trumps collections by adding specialist team player cards. There were between 13 and 16 players per team. These cards were initially issued in late 1978.

Galleries: N/A
Checklists: N/A

Top Trumps - Liverpool

Top Trumps players could augment their Top Trumps collections by adding specialist team player cards. There were between 13 and 16 players per team. These cards were initially issued in late 1978.

The team sets I'm aware of are Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and Nottingham Forest.

Galleries: N/A
Checklists: N/A

Top Trumps - Manchester United

Top Trumps players could augment their Top Trumps collections by adding specialist team player cards. There were between 13 and 16 players per team. These cards were initially issued in late 1978.

The team sets I'm aware of are Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and Nottingham Forest.

Galleries: N/A
Checklists: N/A

Top Trumps - Nottingham Forest

Top Trumps players could augment their Top Trumps collections by adding specialist team player cards. There were between 13 and 16 players per team. These cards were initially issued in late 1978.

The team sets I'm aware of are Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and Nottingham Forest.

Galleries: Set gallery
Checklist: Set checklist

1979/80
Top Trumps - Aston Villa

A new team for 1979/80.

Number of cards in set: 13
Galleries: Set gallery
Checklists: Set checklist

Top Trumps - - Leeds United

A new team for 1979/80.

Galleries: N/A
Checklists: N/A

1980 data and club changes - Arsenal

Mostly the same players as 1978/79, but updated stats and an'Exclusive club badge".

Galleries: N/A
Checklists: N/A

1980 data and club changes - Liverpool

Mostly the same players as 1978/79, but updated stats and an'Exclusive club badge".

Galleries: N/A
Checklists: N/A

1980 data and club changes - Manchester United

Mostly the same players as 1978/79, but updated stats and an'Exclusive club badge".

Galleries: N/A
Checklists: N/A

1980 data and club changes - Nottingham Forest

Mostly the same players as 1978/79, but updated stats and an'Exclusive club badge".

Galleries: N/A
Checklists: N/A

1980/81
1981 data and club changes - British Stars, Set 1

Top Trumps issued updated data cards for the British Stars, sets 1 and 2. These sets are quite easy to tell apart from the others as the cards are noticably smoother and the club names are written in a smaller typeface.

Galleries: n/a

1981 data and club changes - British Stars, Set 2

Top Trumps issued updated data cards for the British Stars, sets 1 and 2. These sets are quite easy to tell apart from the others as the cards are noticably smoother and the club names are written in a smaller typeface.

Galleries: n/a

1981/82
1982 data and club changes - British Stars, Set 1

Top Trumps issued updated data cards for the British Stars, set 1 only. This set was actually issued after Dubreq had been taken over by Waddingtons, and the cards are easy to distinguish from the others as the card backs are black rather than blue.

Galleries: n/a