Friday, July 9, 2010

TOPPS DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS 1981

In my quest to document and share the Topps trading cards of the 80's I begin 1981 with the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Giant Full Color Photocards series. I guess you could categorize these as sports cards but I'm not sure if cheer leading is technically a sport. I just figured since I happen to own the full set and there has been a severe lack of "pretty" ladies on my blog, I'd do a post.

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Sometime around the years 1981-1982 the Dallas Cheerleaders became quite popular. I guess enough to give them their own trading card series. It's kind of an odd set for Topps for a number of reasons:

- First off I'm not really sure if these cards were marketed for girls or boys? You'd think that cheerleaders are primarily eye-candy for male sports fans but the backs of the cards are full of cheerleading info that would mostly be of interest to girls.

- Second of all the cards are 5x7" which are more like mini-posters than a typical sports trading card.

- Another odd thing is that the cards only came 1 to a pack and there is only 30 different cards in the set which is atypical for a Topps series.


*FUN FACTS*
The Dallas Cheerleaders actually have 2 movies and have had quite a few television appearances:

* The Love Boat - Episodes #62 and #63[4] - One cheerleader has an unwanted admirer follow her on the ship. Another is hit on by her mom's fiance. As a group thecheerleaders perform their routines.
* Family Feud - Participated as a team, on celebrity special for charity against the Cowboys on the week of 30 June - 4 July 1980.
* Harry and the Hendersons TV Series - Made guest appearance on show.
* Billy Bob's New Year Special for CBS.
* Nashville Palace Show (1981) - Hosted by John Aylesworth.
* Saturday Night Live.
* The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
* The Late Show with David Letterman.
* Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team.
* Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?- Participated on a celebrity special for charity in 2008.

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So lets get to the cards already...
Here's the wrapper and box:

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Here are the scans of the full set:

TOPPS DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS 1981

TOPPS DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS 1981

TOPPS DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS 1981

TOPPS DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS 1981

TOPPS DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS 1981

TOPPS DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS 1981

TOPPS DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS 1981

TOPPS DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS 1981

TOPPS DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS 1981

TOPPS DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS 1981

TOPPS DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS 1981

TOPPS DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS 1981

TOPPS DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS 1981

TOPPS DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS 1981

TOPPS DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS 1981

TOPPS DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS 1981

TOPPS DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS 1981

TOPPS DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS 1981

TOPPS DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS 1981

TOPPS DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS 1981

TOPPS DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS 1981

TOPPS DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS 1981

TOPPS DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS 1981

TOPPS DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS 1981

TOPPS DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS 1981

TOPPS DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS 1981

TOPPS DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS 1981

TOPPS DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS 1981

TOPPS DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS 1981

TOPPS DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS 1981

TOPPS DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS 1981

TOPPS DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS 1981

TOPPS DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS 1981

TOPPS DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS 1981

NEXT UP: TOPPS RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK 1981

3 comments:

-Doug Brunell "America's Favorite Son" said...

I bought boxes of those Raiders cards quite some time after they came out. I got them for $5.00 a box or so. I bought them strictly for the gum, which was beyond stale. I had bought the cards when they first came out, too, but when I found a bunch of boxes at a PA flea market I went nuts.

STEVEFELLDOWN said...

I think the set cost me $2.00. Even at that price I considered whether or not to buy them.

,nicbea said...

Sholz girls ugly So is the one w the Dutch boy haircut I can't see them making it today at all Rest were cute