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1983 ToppsVideo City is a set of trading cards based on several arcade video games that were produced by Topps.   The set released in 1983 and consisted of 32 cards in total, 28 sticker cards and 4 scratch-off game cards.  The cards centered around four popular arcade games of the time: Donkey Kong Jr., Frogger, Turbo and Zaxxon.  Topps initially provided retailers with sales sheets to advertise the trading card set that mentioned Q-Bert and Centipede as being included in the set however neither were featured in the final release.

Each arcade game had seven different sticker cards and one scratch-off game card.   Even though each featured game had seven cards only 5 sticker cards were unique.  Two of the seven cards shared the same stickers as the other 5 however featured unique card backs.  On the back of four of the sticker cards contain a portion of a picture that can be combined to create a large image of the featured game.  On the back of the other three sticker cards where a portrait of the large image that can be created, Tips on how to achieve higher scores in the game and an advertisement for Electronic Games Magazine (EGM).

The cards were sold in individual packs for 30 cents with each pack containing 6 cards in total, 3 scratch-off cards and 3 sticker cards.  Each pack also contained a stick of gum and came in a wax wrapper featuring the video city logo. 

The scratch-off game cards included in the set were loosely based on gameplay found in each of the arcade games.  The four unique scratch-off cards were based on the four different featured arcade games included in the set.  On the back of the scratch-off game cards featured the rules for the game.  Consumers would basically scratch the gold circular areas found on the cards and advance through the stage trying to achieve the highest score possible.

1983 Topps
CategoryTrading Cards & Stickers
ManufacturerTopps
PublisherSega
Nintendo
Year1983
Set32 Cards
Pack6 cards (3 scratch-offs and 3 stickers) per pack
Cost30 cents per pack
Scratch-off4 Game Cards
Video GamesDonkey Kong Jr.
Frogger
Turbo
Zaxxon

1983 Topps - Video City

  • Complete Set
  • Scratch-off
  • Stickers

Card NumberCard TypeGame ThemeCard FrontCard Back
1 of 32StickerDonkey Kong Jr1983 Topps1983 Topps
2 of 32StickerDonkey Kong Jr1983 Topps1983 Topps
3 of 32StickerDonkey Kong Jr1983 Topps1983 Topps
4 of 32StickerDonkey Kong Jr1983 Topps1983 Topps
5 of 32StickerDonkey Kong Jr1983 Topps1983 Topps
6 of 32Scratch-offDonkey Kong Jr1983 Topps1983 Topps
7 of 32StickerDonkey Kong Jr1983 Topps1983 Topps
8 of 32StickerDonkey Kong Jr1983 Topps1983 Topps
9 of 32StickerFrogger1983 Topps1983 Topps
10 of 32StickerFrogger1983 Topps1983 Topps
11 of 32StickerFrogger1983 Topps1983 Topps
12 of 32StickerFrogger1983 Topps1983 Topps
13 of 32StickerFrogger1983 Topps1983 Topps
14 of 32Scratch-offFrogger1983 Topps1983 Topps
15 of 32StickerFrogger1983 Topps1983 Topps
16 of 32StickerFrogger1983 Topps1983 Topps
17 of 32StickerTurbo1983 Topps1983 Topps
18 of 32StickerTurbo1983 Topps1983 Topps
19 of 32StickerTurbo1983 Topps1983 Topps
20 of 32StickerTurbo1983 Topps1983 Topps
21 of 32StickerTurbo1983 Topps1983 Topps
22 of 32Scratch-offTurbo1983 Topps1983 Topps
23 of 32StickerTurbo1983 Topps1983 Topps
24 of 32StickerTurbo1983 Topps1983 Topps
25 of 32StickerZaxxon1983 Topps1983 Topps
26 of 32StickerZaxxon1983 Topps1983 Topps
27 of 32StickerZaxxon1983 Topps1983 Topps
28 of 32StickerZaxxon1983 Topps1983 Topps
29 of 32StickerZaxxon1983 Topps1983 Topps
30 of 32Scratch-offZaxxon1983 Topps1983 Topps
31 of 32StickerZaxxon1983 Topps1983 Topps
32 of 32StickerZaxxon1983 Topps1983 Topps

Card NumberCard TypeGame ThemeCard FrontCard Back
6 of 32Scratch-offDonkey Kong Jr1983 Topps1983 Topps
14 of 32Scratch-offFrogger1983 Topps1983 Topps
22 of 32Scratch-offTurbo1983 Topps1983 Topps
30 of 32Scratch-offZaxxon1983 Topps1983 Topps

Card NumberCard TypeGame ThemeCard FrontCard Back
1 of 32StickerDonkey Kong Jr1983 Topps1983 Topps
2 of 32StickerDonkey Kong Jr1983 Topps1983 Topps
3 of 32StickerDonkey Kong Jr1983 Topps1983 Topps
4 of 32StickerDonkey Kong Jr1983 Topps1983 Topps
5 of 32StickerDonkey Kong Jr1983 Topps1983 Topps
7 of 32StickerDonkey Kong Jr1983 Topps1983 Topps
8 of 32StickerDonkey Kong Jr1983 Topps1983 Topps
9 of 32StickerFrogger1983 Topps1983 Topps
10 of 32StickerFrogger1983 Topps1983 Topps
11 of 32StickerFrogger1983 Topps1983 Topps
12 of 32StickerFrogger1983 Topps1983 Topps
13 of 32StickerFrogger1983 Topps1983 Topps
15 of 32StickerFrogger1983 Topps1983 Topps
16 of 32StickerFrogger1983 Topps1983 Topps
17 of 32StickerTurbo1983 Topps1983 Topps
18 of 32StickerTurbo1983 Topps1983 Topps
19 of 32StickerTurbo1983 Topps1983 Topps
20 of 32StickerTurbo1983 Topps1983 Topps
21 of 32StickerTurbo1983 Topps1983 Topps
23 of 32StickerTurbo1983 Topps1983 Topps
24 of 32StickerTurbo1983 Topps1983 Topps
25 of 32StickerZaxxon1983 Topps1983 Topps
26 of 32StickerZaxxon1983 Topps1983 Topps
27 of 32StickerZaxxon1983 Topps1983 Topps
28 of 32StickerZaxxon1983 Topps1983 Topps
29 of 32StickerZaxxon1983 Topps1983 Topps
31 of 32StickerZaxxon1983 Topps1983 Topps
32 of 32StickerZaxxon1983 Topps1983 Topps