Card fronts have the player photo taking up 80% of the front, with the player's facsimile autograph superimposed. As part of the white border above are the team name in large, colored letters, followed by the player's name, with a small banner graphic to the right giving the player's position.
Card backs feature the player's name in bold letters, white against black, followed by the usual mix of biographical data, previous years' and total game stats, card number, and a small cartoon depicting a moment from the player's career.
This set was the last to contain exactly 660 cards, a trend which had begun with the 1973 set. The count would again vary year-to-year.
Prominent players in this set include:
10 - Reggie Jackson
70 - Johnny Bench
140 - Mike Schmidt
144 - Bruce Sutter
150 - Tom Seaver
234 - Nolan Ryan Record Breaker
450 - Pete Rose
473 - Rookie Outfielders
476 - Rookie Catchers
580 - George Brett
650 - Nolan Ryan