Monday, February 19, 2018

1983 Topps Tampa Bay Buccaneers Team Set

I know this seems random but I'm a big fan of the Creamsicle uniforms and the Buccaneers who wore them.  To that end I also collect the cards of any Tampa Bay players wearing those cards so this won't be my last Buccaneers post. This was the second year Topps was able to show team logos after getting the NFL license.  These first two cards show my favorite players from those Bucs teams - Doug Williams and Kevin House.  Williams of course made a name for himself in Tampa but he is more widely known as the Redskins' quarterback in their blowout victory over Denver in the Super Bowl for which he won MVP.  House was never in a Pro Bowl but one of those random players I latched on to.  
   There are a total of 15 cards here.  Lee Roy Selmon is a Hall of Famer and Jimmie Giles and Hugh Green were also standouts on the Bucs teams of the early 80's.
While the 1982 team went 5 and 4 in the strike shortened season the '83 team would go a woeful 2-14 after Williams bolted for the USFL.  Still They looked great doing it.  James Wilder is another all-time fave here.  A good running back he could also catch the ball out of the backfield.


  1. I love those Creamsicle uniforms! I have a few random Bucs items from that era, including a keychain I found somewhere and a Vinny Testaverde Starting lineup figure. Always wanted a James Wilder slu..maybe someday.

  2. Wilder would have definitely been sweet. There were only a few of the Bucs Starting Lineup figures in their legendary unis and unfortunately none were some of the biggies in their history like Selmon, Wilder, or Williams.