1987 Topps

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Jan 1, 2024 - 10:04AM

This is the first set I really remember opening and "chasing" a card...getting my hands on the Bo Jackson Future Stars card made me feel like a millionaire!

Aug 12, 2023 - 7:55PM

This was the first set I collected in mass quantities. Picked up packs wherever I went as a kid. Great memories


Feb 4, 2023 - 10:06PM

With out question my favorite set of the 1980s, and what a throwback to the 1962 set! This release is jam packed with HOFers and a diverse rookie class. It's a must-have for collectors.

Dec 6, 2022 - 7:01AM

My first pack of cards.....I think I stole them from County Fair.....sorry - never had any money - lol


Oct 27, 2022 - 4:27PM

1987 was pretty much where I got started in collecting baseball cards so it will always hold a special place in my collecting heart. And to this day, i have never had a complete set, knowingly. Time to start putting one together - more fun than just buying one outright.

Dec 25, 2021 - 1:40PM

My favorite topps baseball set!

Edited on: Apr 11, 2022 - 7:29AM

Nov 13, 2021 - 5:26PM

I have fond memories of this set. It being one of the earliest Topps wax packs I can remember acquiring as a child. Used to walk down to the local news agency and buy packs with any spare change I could muster. Looking back, I still have good memories of this set but they sure are ugly with that 70's wood paneling... Odd they waited till the late 80's to make a set like this, I think I'd be more understanding with the wood paneling's had it been a set produced during the 70's... Where is the wicked cool neon of the 80's?

Oct 3, 2021 - 5:01PM

As a kid, all I wanted was Will Clark. I love this set.

Sep 27, 2021 - 7:49PM

It was in 1988 I was 8 years old and I bought my first pack at Kmart and I remember leaving the store going outside with my friend and we were on our bikes to sitting there and I didn't have much of knowledge of how to take care of cards and what I would looking for was two cards Wade boggs and Roger Clements just cuz I like them two players at the time went through the cards didn't find them I kept a couple gave one to my buddy and I threw the rest of them on the ground. Knowing now I often wonder what other cards I had in my hand that I threw on the ground hope someone were able to pick him up and get something good out of them.

Aug 19, 2021 - 1:50PM

My first pack of cards I remember opening was a 1987 Topps Baseball. I have Topps football as old as 1984, but I don't have memories of card collecting before '87. But the wood grained border of the '87 Topps Baseball was very memorable for me. One of my favorite looks to this day.

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Jun 1, 2021 - 12:59AM
Blaine Kinsey

This was the first Box and set of cards I ever opened. I was 10 yrs old when my mom bought me a box of these from Sam's wholesale club in Waco,TX. It took us an hour to get home from there by the time we got home I opened all 36 packs and I had 36 sticks of gum in my mouth. I fell in love with this hobby ever since 1987. I have taken breaks from it from time to time but I always come back. All I collect is baseball it's the greatest game ever invented and its truly Americas past time.

Apr 25, 2021 - 4:54PM
Johnny Five

This set will always have a special place in my heart. These were the first packs I remember opening. My brothers and I received a few packs each in our Easter baskets. My first big rookie pull that day was Ruben Sierra. While his career didn't pan out as hoped, I have been collecting his cards ever since.

Mar 28, 2021 - 9:14PM

These are the first packs I can remember opening when I was only 10. I must say I was hooked on collecting at that point. I have been going at it for 30 plus years since then in one form or another.

Mar 17, 2021 - 1:38PM

This was the first pack that started it all. Every time we went by the True Value in San Jose, CA, my mom or dad would buy my brother and I a pack for 50 cents. The most memorable cards were John Henry Johnson's afro and Roy Lee Jackson with his hat on backwards. It seems that every time I opened a pack, I got another Junior Ortiz. This set is still the best looking Topps set in existence, in my opinion. I have the complete, hand collected set in a binder on a shelf now and I never get tired of looking at it.

Jan 24, 2021 - 9:18PM

This is the first pack of cards I remember opening. The border made it so unique. Living in Michigan, my parents would let me keep half the money for recycling glass ($0.10/bottle) and I would use that money to buy cards. I was only 12 years-old. The hobby has changed so much. I really wish this was still an open for younger folks today

Dec 14, 2020 - 2:57PM

Wanting to complete

May 4, 2020 - 8:57PM

The first pack of cards that I ever opened was a pack of 1987 Topps Baseball. I never saw cards before and it was an interesting experience, introduced to me by friends who just had cards. Loved the future stars and all rookie cups on the cards. Fun and innocent times!!

Mar 27, 2020 - 10:48AM
Kidd Fan 5

The first pack of cards that I ever opened was a pack of 1987 Topps Baseball. My older brother had bought a box and gave me a pack to open. I pulled the Bo Jackson Future Stars card from my first pack in which my brother promptly took from me because it was "his box" of cards. Great memories for sure!!

Feb 26, 2020 - 11:11PM

These were the first card packs I ever opened. I was 5 years old at the time but I still remember it like it was yesterday. My dad would buy me a couple packs every time we went to the store.

Jan 27, 2020 - 1:44AM

This is probably my favorite set all time main for that FS Bo Jackson

Nov 10, 2018 - 12:49PM

All of my wax bottom cards are in 2 card panels

Jun 23, 2018 - 4:29PM

1987 Topps Baseball were the first packs I remember opening. I had been mowing a few of my neighbor's yards and delivering newspapers around my home town for a steady income that supported my moon pie and soda pop urges when the dime store started stocking these wood-toned beauties. After opening a few packs looking for the hot rookies with the golden cup I was hooked. I will forever be a collector thanks to the 1987 Topps Baseball Series.

Jun 21, 2018 - 10:48AM

I was gifted a ton of my friend's duplicates of this 1987 Topps set. While not the best looking cards, it sparks a fond memory of my childhood.

May 22, 2018 - 9:20AM

This is the ugliest and most unoriginal Topps card design of the 80's. I remember first seeing it and thinking the marketing staff was really lazy that year and stole the 68' card design.

Apr 12, 2018 - 7:26AM

This is the first set I remember being with my parents when the cards were purchased. I love the wood grain frame. This is one set I will need to get the full set of even though I didn't have a whole lot of them.

Aug 31, 2017 - 12:38PM

This was the first set that I started collecting as a kid. Beautiful wood grain borders. They were pretty and plentiful at a very nice price. A very valuable lesson surrounding this for me. I was a poor kid and made a poor decision to stick some in my pocket without paying. The first and only time that I have ever stole anything. When I got home and was opening them, my dad asked me where I got them. I told them that I got them at the store. He asked where I got the money...uh, uh,...He wore my tail out, loaded me up in the car, took me to the store and made me go in and apologize with tears streaming down my face. Lesson learned!

Jan 26, 2016 - 6:28PM

A great set, and how could it not be...A Barry Bonds RC and a Bo Jackson RC all in the same set...Nice...Not one of the first sets I collected, that honor goes to the 1978 Topps baseball set, but it is the one that started me on my serious collecting journey (Thanks Kevin, you're the man...) It got an 8 from me only because of the over production, but otherwise a nice, fresh look from Topps. I like the "wooden" borders...

Oct 11, 2015 - 12:05AM

This is a classic must-have set for those that consider themselves Topps baseball card collectors, regardless of overproduction and deflated book values from this era.

They're affordable, so rip open some wax/cello/rack/jumbo packs, break the seal on some boxes, or empty some factory sets. Upgrade your existing sets, spread them around, or burn them.

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May 30, 2015 - 9:00PM

the set that is responsible for me collecting. it will be difficult for me to ever love a set more than this one.

Apr 15, 2015 - 9:18AM

As with many, this was the first set I collected as a kid. Love the design. I remember that everyone thought these would pay for college one day!

Starting a card collection with my son and we bought two boxes of this the other day. Collation is as terrible as I remember! 79 cards short. Oh well, I'm sure we'll be able to find them somewhere. Great trip down memory lane.

Mar 26, 2015 - 11:24AM

I remember a friend calling me in jan 1987 telling me he got some packs of new 87 topps in Chicago and they have wood designs on them. I flew over to his house and was in awe at how cool they lookedI no exactly a valuable set but still one of my favorites!i couldn't wait till the suburbs got some packs so I could tear into my own

Dec 28, 2014 - 9:36PM
Dennis Mann

The very first set I remember opening was a 1987 Topps team set Milwaukee Brewers. I lived in SoCal and my roommate; from Wisconsin, was a huge Brewers fan. Also, Paul Molitor was on a hitting streak (if I remember right) and his name was all over the sports news at the time. Anyway, my roomy got us tickets to a Brewers v Angels game. That's where I bought the souvenir team set which started my entire baseball card hobby/collecting.

Jul 15, 2014 - 11:59PM

I always thought this year was cool because the design wasn't as tacky as some other ones around the same time period. However, it seemed that overall in the early 90's the quality most noticeably the durability improved.

Feb 10, 2014 - 4:47PM

The first pack I ever opened was from this set. I had collected before then, but my other cards I had bought individually. This really got me hooked though because the first three cards were a Barry Bonds rookie, a Bo Jackson Rookie, and an Ozzie Smith (one of my all time favorites).

Jul 3, 2013 - 10:13AM

First cards I collected, first pack I ever opened. Still my all-time favorite card design. Still love opening packs of these cards...

Feb 19, 2013 - 12:39AM

This was my first set ever. I have bought it a few times over the years. going to weekly auctions and card stores working to complete it, and on his 10th birthday we did. So now we both count it as our first set.

I love this set, but like the 71 Topps set with the black edge, it's extremely condition sensitive, which is why it took so long to get a set for my son in VF condition.

May 27, 2012 - 8:42AM

This was my introduction to baseball cards, and my all time favorite set. Great design that has aged extremely well, a bit reminiscent of the 1962 Topps set.
Lots of highly desirable cards in it's time, but sadly it was way over produced and really hurt its value.

Feb 20, 2012 - 7:54PM

This set is the first pack of baseball cards I opened.

Jun 29, 2009 - 1:39PM

Great set, lots of great cards. Several rookies, and future stars.


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