1982-83 Topps USA Version Set of 263

1982-83 Topps Set of 263 (loose stickers)
4 Key Rookie (RC) Stickers

Dale Hunter, Bob Nystrom, Dino Ciccarelli and Kevin Lowe.

Sticker History

This was the first year that Topps distributed hockey stickers USA wide. An O-Pee-Chee version was also made for this year and it featured the same front pictures as the Topps but with a different unique backing. A very interesting note here is that the Topps version of these stickers had 6 stickers per package and the O-Pee-Chee version of these stickers only had 5 stickers per package. This Topps version here had English language only on the backs of the stickers. When finding unopened wax from 1982, it is not uncommon for the glue that held the packages to be coming undone. Topps distributed these stickers out of Westbury New York in the US.

Sticker Facts

The size of each full sticker is 4.9 cm X 6.5 cm (1.93 in X 2.56 in). There were 100 packages in each wax box which originally retailed for $0.25 per pack. Each package contained 6 stickers (1 more sticker per package than O-Pee-Chee offered from 1982). The minimum number of packages needed to make a full set (assuming absolutely no doubles) is 44. The original album ($0.25) cover featured Wayne Gretzky. The 1982 Stanley Cup winners were the New York Islanders with Mike Bossy the Conn Smythe Trophy winner as playoffs MVP.

Season Facts

First overall draft pick Dale Hawerchuk makes his debut in the NHL and wins the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year. This was the one and only season that Mark Messier scored 50 goals in a season. Did you know that Rick Vaive played for the Vancouver Canucks in the 1979-80 season as a rookie? Rick Vaive went on to become the first ever Toronto Maple Leaf to score 50 goals in one season. The Stastny trio of Peter, Anton and Marian combine to score a whopping 300 points. Montreal goalie Denis Herron plays only 27 games yet wins the GAA title with an average of 2.64. Winnipeg Jet Doug Smail sets an NHL record for fastest goal scored at the start of a game (5 seconds). Bryan Trottier is runner up to Wayne Gretzky for the Hart Trophy. Billy Smith wins his first and only Vezina trophy edging out rookie Oilers goalie Grant Fuhr. Bryan Trottier leads all playoff scorers with 29 points and Mike Bossy leads all playoff scorers with 17 goals.

Expansion Notes

No Expansion notes for this season.

Wayne Gretzky Notes

Gretzky had a 4 piece sticker puzzle to put together as it celebrated Wayne scoring 50 goals in an astonishing 39 games. Gretzky became only the 3rd player in NHL history to accomplish this feat. Wayne actually scored his 50th goal into an empty net with a sprawling Bill Barber in his Cooper-All gear trying to make a slide save across the blue line. Wayne also set new season records for goals (92), assists (120), points (212) and hat-tricks (10). Another remarkable fact that sometimes goes unoticed is that Wayne fired off 369 shots in his 92 goal season (an average of almost 5 shots per game all season long). Gretzky shattered his previous seasons goal totals by 37, his assists record by 11 and his points record by an unreal 48 additional points. Gretzky won his 3rd Hart trophy and his 2nd Art Ross Trophy. Wayne also took home his 1st Lester B. Pearson Award for league MVP as voted on by the players. This series featured 7 Gretzky stickers. His points per game ratio for this 80 games played season was 2.65.



1982-83 Topps Sticker Album


If you would like to add this album to put your stickers into, I do have it available here

This album measures about 25 cm X 23 cm (10 inches X 9 inches) and comes to you in near mint condition and currently sits empty with no stickers.







1982-83 Topps Stickers Poster




Purchase this promo poster which was released from the factory folded neatly in 2. This poster was inserted into sticker album cases.

This poster measures about 25 cm X 38 cm (9.8 inches X 15 inches) and comes to you in near mint condition.






1982-83 Topps Stickers Display Sheet




Purchase this promo sheet which was released from the factory as a Salesman sample in order to promote this product to retailers.

This promo sheet measures about 20 cm X 28 cm (8 inches X 11 inches) and comes to you in near mint condition.






2 Responses to 1982-83 Topps USA Version Set of 263

  1. Here is the checklist for the 1982-83 Topps NHL Sticker Set:

    1 Mike Bossy Islanders
    2 Conn Smythe Trophy
    3 Mike Bossy Islanders
    4 Bryan Trottier Islanders
    5 Billy Smith Islanders
    6 Billy Smith Islanders
    7 Richard Brodeur Canucks
    8 Mike Bossy Islanders
    9 Curt Fraser Canucks
    10 Billy Smith Islanders
    11 Terry Ruskowski Blackhawks
    12 Richard Brodeur Canucks
    13 Peter Marsh Blackhawks
    14 Tom Lysiak Blackhawks
    15 Peter Stastny Nordiques
    16 John Tonelli Islanders
    17 Bob Nystrom Islanders
    18 Peter Stastny Nordiques
    19 Peter Stastny Nordiques
    20 Marian Stastny Nordiques
    21 Marc Tardif Nordiques
    22 Wilf Paiement Nordiques
    23 Real Cloutier Nordiques
    24 Anton Stastny Nordiques
    25 Michel Goulet Nordiques
    26 Dale Hunter Nordiques
    27 Dan Bouchard Nordiques
    28 Guy Lafleur Canadiens
    29 Guy Lafleur Canadiens
    30 Mario Tremblay Canadiens
    31 Larry Robinson Canadiens
    32 Steve Shutt Canadiens
    33 Steve Shutt Canadiens
    34 Rod Langway Canadiens
    35 Pierre Mondou Canadiens
    36 Bob Gainey Canadiens
    37 Rick Wamsley Canadiens
    38 Mark Napier Canadiens
    39 Mark Napier Canadiens
    40 Doug Jarvis Canadiens
    41 Denis Herron Canadiens
    42 Keith Acton Canadiens
    43 Keith Acton Canadiens
    44 Prince-of Wales Trophy
    45 Prince-of Wales Trophy
    46 Denis Potvin Islanders
    47 Bryan Trottier Islanders
    48 Bryan Trottier Islanders
    49 John Tonelli Islanders
    50 Mike Bossy Islanders
    51 Mike Bossy Islanders
    52 Duane Sutter Islanders
    53 Bob Bourne Islanders
    54 Clark Gillies Islanders
    55 Clark Gillies Islanders
    56 Brent Sutter Islanders
    57 Anders Kallur Islanders
    58 Ken Morrow Islanders
    59 Bob Nystrom Islanders
    60 Billy Smith Islanders
    61 Billy Smith Islanders
    62 Rick Vaive Maple Leafs
    63 Rick Vaive Maple Leafs
    64 Jim Benning Maple Leafs
    65 Miroslav Frycer Maple Leafs
    66 Terry Martin Maple Leafs
    67 Bill Derlago Maple Leafs
    68 Bill Derlago Maple Leafs
    69 Rocky Saganiuk Maple Leafs
    70 Vincent Tremblay Maple Leafs
    71 Bob Manno Maple Leafs
    72 Dan Maloney Maple Leafs
    73 John Anderson Maple Leafs
    74 John Anderson Maple Leafs
    75 Borje Salming Maple Leafs
    76 Borje Salming Maple Leafs
    77 Michel-Bunny Larocque Maple Leafs
    78 Rick Middleton Bruins
    79 Rick Middleton Bruins
    80 Keith Crowder Bruins
    81 Steve Kasper Bruins
    82 Brad Park Bruins
    83 Peter McNab Bruins
    84 Peter McNab Bruins
    85 Terry O’Reilly Bruins
    86 Ray Bourque Bruins
    87 Ray Bourque Bruins
    88 Tom Fergus Bruins
    89 Mike O’Connell Bruins
    90 Brad McCrimmon Bruins
    91 Don Marcotte Bruins
    92 Barry Pederson Bruins
    93 Barry Pederson Bruins
    94 Mark Messier Oilers
    95 Grant Fuhr Oilers
    96 Kevin Lowe Oilers
    97 Wayne Gretzky Oilers
    98 Wayne Gretzky Oilers
    99 Glenn Anderson Oilers
    100 Glenn Anderson Oilers
    101 Dave Lumley Oilers
    102 Dave Hunter Oilers
    103 Matti Hagman Oilers
    104 Paul Coffey Oilers
    105 Paul Coffey Oilers
    106 Lee Fogolin Oilers
    107 Ron Low Oilers
    108 Jari Kurri Oilers
    109 Jari Kurri Oilers
    110 Bill Barber Flyers
    111 Brian Propp Flyers
    112 Ken Linseman Flyers
    113 Ron Flockhart Flyers
    114 Darryl Sittler Flyers
    115 Bobby Clarke Flyers
    116 Paul Holmgren Flyers
    117 Pete Peeters Flyers
    118 Gilbert Perreault Sabres
    119 Dale McCourt Sabres
    120 Mike Foligno Sabres
    121 John Van-Boxmeer Sabres
    122 Tony McKegney Sabres
    123 Ric Seiling Sabres
    124 Don Edwards Sabres
    125 Yvon Lambert Sabres
    126 Blaine Stoughton Whalers
    127 Pierre Larouche Whalers
    128 Doug Sulliman Whalers
    129 Ron Francis Whalers
    130 Greg Millen Whalers
    131 Mark Howe Whalers
    132 Chris Kotsopolous Whalers
    133 Garry Howatt Whalers
    134 Ron Duguay Rangers
    135 Barry Beck Rangers
    136 Mike Rogers Rangers
    137 Don Maloney Rangers
    138 Mark Pavelich Rangers
    139 Eddie Johnstone Rangers
    140 Dave Maloney Rangers
    141 Steve Weeks Rangers
    142 Eddie Mio Rangers
    143 Rick Kehoe Penguins
    144 Randy Carlyle Penguins
    145 Paul Gardner Penguins
    146 Michel Dion Penguins
    147 Rick MacLeish Penguins
    148 Pat Boutette Penguins
    149 Mike Bullard Penguins
    150 George Ferguson Penguins
    151 Dennis Maruk Capitals
    152 Ryan Walter Capitals
    153 Mike Gartner Capitals
    154 Bob Carpenter Capitals
    155 Chris Valentine Capitals
    156 Rick Green Capitals
    157 Bengt Gustafsson Capitals
    158 Dave Parro Capitals
    159 Mark Messier Oilers
    160 Paul Coffey Oilers
    161 Grant Fuhr Oilers
    162 Wayne Gretzky Oilers
    163 Doug Wilson Blackhawks
    164 Dave Taylor Kings
    165 Mike Bossy Islanders
    166 Ray Bourque Bruins
    167 Peter Stastny Nordiques
    168 Michel Dion Penguins
    169 Larry Robinson Canadiens
    170 Bill Barber Flyers
    171 Denis Savard Blackhawks
    172 Doug Wilson Blackhawks
    173 Grant Mulvey Blackhawks
    174 Tom Lysiak Blackhawks
    175 Al Secord Blackhawks
    176 Reg Kerr Blackhawks
    177 Tim Higgins Blackhawks
    178 Terry Ruskowski Blackhawks
    179 John Ogrodnick Red Wings
    180 Reed Larson Red Wings
    181 Bob Sauve Red Wings
    182 Mark Osborne Red Wings
    183 Jim Schoenfeld Red Wings
    184 Danny Gare Red Wings
    185 Willie Huber Red Wings
    186 Walt McKechnie Red Wings
    187 Paul Woods Red Wings
    188 Bobby Smith Stars
    189 Dino Ciccarelli Stars
    190 Neal Broten Stars
    191 Steve Payne Stars
    192 Craig Hartsburg Stars
    193 Don Beaupre Stars
    194 Steve Christoff Stars
    195 Gilles Meloche Stars
    196 Mike Liut Blues
    197 Bernie Federko Blues
    198 Brian Sutter Blues
    199 Blake Dunlop Blues
    200 Joe Mullen Blues
    201 Wayne Babych Blues
    202 Jorgen Pettersson Blues
    203 Perry Turnbull Blues
    204 Dale Hawerchuk Jets
    205 Morris Lukowich Jets
    206 Dave Christian Jets
    207 Dave Babych Jets
    208 Paul MacLean Jets
    209 Willy Lindstrom Jets
    210 Ed Staniowski Jets
    211 Doug Soetaert Jets
    212 Lucien DeBlois Jets
    213 Mel Bridgman Flames
    214 Lanny McDonald Flames
    215 Guy Chouinard Flames
    216 Jim Peplinski Flames
    217 Kent Nilsson Flames
    218 Pekka Rautakallio Flames
    219 Paul Reinhart Flames
    220 Kevin LaVallee Flames
    221 Ken Houston Flames
    222 Glenn-Chico Resch Rockies
    223 Rob Ramage Rockies
    224 Don Lever Rockies
    225 Bob MacMillan Rockies
    226 Steve Tambellini Rockies
    227 Brent Ashton Rockies
    228 Bob Lorimer Rockies
    229 Merlin Malinowski Rockies
    230 Marcel Dionne Kings
    231 Dave Taylor Kings
    232 Larry Murphy Kings
    233 Steve Bozek Kings
    234 Greg Terrion Kings
    235 Jim Fox Kings
    236 Mario Lessard Kings
    237 Charlie Simmer Kings
    238 Clarence Campbell Trophy
    239 Clarence Campbell Trophy
    240 Thomas Gradin Canucks
    241 Ivan Boldirev Canucks
    242 Stan Smyl Canucks
    243 Harold Snepsts Canucks
    244 Curt Fraser Canucks
    245 Lars Molin Canucks
    246 Kevin McCarthy Canucks
    247 Richard Brodeur Canucks
    248 Calder Memorial Trophy
    249 Dale Hawerchuk Jets
    250 Georges Vezina Trophy
    251 Billy Smith Islanders
    252 Denis Herron Canadiens
    253 Steve Kasper Bruins
    254 Doug Wilson Blackhawks
    255 James Norris Trophy
    256 Wayne Gretzky Oilers
    257 Wayne Gretzky Oilers
    258 Wayne Gretzky Oilers
    259 Wayne Gretzky Oilers
    260 Hart Memorial Trophy
    261 Art Ross Trophy
    262 Rick Middleton Bruins
    263 Lady Byng Trophy

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