1985 Topps

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Oct 13, 2021 - 3:31PM

1985 All-Star Set Collector's Edition (Glossy Send-Ins)

Oct 13, 2021 - 3:28PM

The following sets show both the Gray Back Variation and White Back Variation Sets.
Note1: In the TCDb listings you will see some cards' images with either a gray back or a white back.
Note2: The TCDb doesn't accept these backs as variations.

Oct 13, 2021 - 3:15PM

1985 Sendins; Gray and White Backs

Edited on: Oct 13, 2021 - 3:22PM

Oct 9, 2021 - 9:30PM

In the summer of '85 I was cutting lawns and cleaning out garages for all my neighbors and fetching burgers and beers for aunts and uncles at the family BBQ's, just to earn cash to buy 1985 Topps from my corner store. I believe they were $0.35 wax packs and $0.65 cello packs. I loved pulling the Cubs from those packs, my hometown team and the apple of my eye.

Jan 31, 2021 - 1:46PM

My grandparents bought me my first cards in the form of Rack Packs back in 1985 at the local drug store. Back then, the packs were on the bottom shelf thrown in a bin so kids could access them. I only got a couple of rack packs that day. Can't even remember opening them or what I exactly got. That spurned a crazy obsession with the hobby for the last 35 years.

Nov 24, 2020 - 7:13PM

1985 Topps is my favorite. I remember getting a pack at my local drug store and going home to watch a game in TV and was looking to see if any of the players in the game I had a baseball card if. I was hooked and 30 years later I’ve developed a successful career working in baseball and an extensive collection spanning from 1975 to 2006...and counting

Oct 19, 2020 - 4:34PM

This was my first pack. Must've been in late '85 or early '86 as it was just one pack of this followed by a deluge of '86. We could only find Topps in Glendive, MT, until '88 or '89. At least, within the radius I could wander from home. Packs were 30 cents. So, $1 got us 3 packs and two nickel suckers.

May 8, 2020 - 3:41PM

Note: The send-in Glossy All-Stars have parallel sets with Gray Backs and White Backs.

{ My IR was denied, but I have both sets. You figure it out}

Feb 10, 2019 - 9:38PM

I was eight years old when I opened my first pack. I wanted to see if there were any Padres. I just saw them lose in the 1984 World Series to the Tigers. I couldn't wait to try and get a card of my favorite players: Tony Gwynn and Tim Flannery. Good memories.

Oct 18, 2018 - 1:05PM

Some of the #1 Draft Picks show NO #1 on the backs. Member input and research indicates an inking problem in one of the runs. PM me for additional info.

May 22, 2018 - 8:31AM

This set is what really got me starting to collect. The catalyst was when my mother bought me some packs and the first one was Dwight Gooden. I was immediately hit with the collecting bug. This design is still my all time favorite of any sports set.

Feb 14, 2016 - 11:12AM

I collected cards back in my youth in the 1960's,used some in the spokes of my Stingray.Wished I knew what happened to my collection.Started up collecting again when my kids started playing Little League.The kids and I would set at the kitchen table opening wax packs and do some trading.And this was the set we started with...the last card and hardest card was Mark McGwire.

May 13, 2013 - 5:11PM

The first set I ever collected buying packs was 1985 Topps. My Dad and I bought packs and hit card stores all over. We then Focused on Phillies, re-collected cards from his youth on up. Still Love the hobby!

Mar 19, 2013 - 4:40PM

1st box/pack of cards I ever opened. I happened to win this box in a raffle when I was 8. Unlike most older relatives in my family, (who used to eat the gum and throw out the cards) I did just the opposite.

Sep 6, 2012 - 7:28PM

My Grandmother bought me this set when I was a kid and started my baseball collection. I've collected off and on ever since. Unfortunately I sold it when I was in high school but I'm working on putting it back together.


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