An interesting first set from Topps, quite small at only 88
cards, and with a strange mix of teams (17 of the 18 teams from the
1974/75 Scottish Premier League, missing Airdrie) and players from
teams (9 players from Clyde, but only 4 from Celtic). The cards are
grey in colour, rather than white, which leads to these sometimes
being called 'blue/grey backs'.
A larger set than 1975/76, increasing from 88 to 132, though the
number of teams decreases from 17 to 12. The team included are now
the 10 teams from the Scottish Premier League from 1975/76 plus the
two teams promoted from the First Division - Partick and Kilmarnock.
Topps stuck to the 132 card set, but got a bit lazy by including
a number of Shoot Scottish All Stars. The number of teams is
strange, thirteen, being the 10 teams in the Premier Division in
1976/77, plus promoted St. Mirren and Clydebank, plus third placed
Relegated clubs Ayr United and Clydebank feature reduced numbers,
promoted Hearts managed two players while fellow promotees Morton
managed none. Dundee, again failing to achieve promotion, continued
to feature as the only club not in or on their way into the top
The last ever Scottish Topps Chewing Gum set, ending a
distinguished five year production run. If you manage to collect
full sets of all of these then you have a good collection.