1989 Topps

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Jan 22, 2024 - 4:57PM

One of the first sets I know I owned as a kid. Our grandparents were collectors, and they bought us a collectable from our birth year. Beat these up, flipped through them, probably traded them, put them in binders, and eventually lost them to the elements. In the pandemic collector frenzy, I was happy to revisit my childhood and found a set to flip through.

Nov 13, 2021 - 5:18PM

I like the simplicity of this set. Easy to read, classy and solid photos. I find the later Topps sets during the 90's are jumbled up mess that you can barely read. Plus they are just ugly.

Edited on: Nov 13, 2021 - 5:20PM

Jun 27, 2021 - 11:34AM

The first cards I remember owning as a 6 year old. I'm still fond of this set. I even added the 5 unique OPeeChee WS cards and the 5-6 unique box bottoms (Don Sutton's farewell Topps card!) to include them in my master set.

Aug 15, 2020 - 9:55PM
Mr Riggy

I've always thought the '89 Topps set was an uninspired design. The white border and thin colored inner border is tedious, practically a staple of the late 70's and 80's. The backs are similar too. A little harder to read than the proceeding year, because of the coloring. They do offer some cards with month by month stats, which for me add very little interest. I do like the fact that the backs offer "complete major league" stats (or minor and major league). I really dislike it when a card only offer "recent" stats or only that year's numbers. I'm not saying this is a terrible set. I'm saying it's a little bland and boring.

Jul 15, 2020 - 2:32PM

My first set - got it as a birthday present from my uncle - will always be held in high regard. It's a marked improvement from the '88 set and probably the best set of '89.

May 22, 2018 - 9:21AM

This was a really nice design. A huge improvement over the bland 87' and 88' Topps designs.

Jun 15, 2016 - 3:09PM

Best of the 5 sets manufactured in 1989.

Sep 30, 2015 - 10:22PM

These were the first packs that I can remember buying. Still enjoy busting packs till this day.

Jan 26, 2015 - 10:37PM

my most favorite baseball set ever. Something about the way the fronts and backs look just says "Classic Baseball Card" to me. Using the classic baseball font that included the team and player name, plus a border that is not distracting to anything else on the card is top notch in my book. This is my "Industry Standard" set.

Apr 12, 2014 - 10:41PM

This will always remain one of my favorite sets. I have very fond memories of my father bringing home a wax pack or two nearly every time he went to the grocery store or the gas station. He loved opening these cards as much as I did and this set got me hooked into trading cards. Due to this, I was able to compile 2 full sets from just wax packs which as you all know takes an awful lot of wax packs to complete.

May 5, 2013 - 12:15AM

Decent set. Like the way the teams are color coded.

Apr 29, 2010 - 9:04PM
Malo Tigerina

My first pack of cards I ever opened was 89' Topps baseball I was 9 years old. I mostly started collecting baseball and a little football.

Oct 8, 2008 - 7:21AM

The eternal question...why is Jack Clark's left hand airbrushed?


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