1985 Topps

Total Cards: 792

Rating: 7.8 (174 votes)
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Top Sets: #44

Notes: Distributed in one series (#1-792)

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  • Card #88 of Bryn Smith shows him autographing a 1983 Topps card.
  • Card #278 of Darryl Strawberry was featured on the cover of the August 1991 issue of Sports Card Trader magazine.
  • Three of the USA Baseball cards feature players that never reached the Major Leagues (Sid Akins, Flavio Alfaro, Bob Caffrey).
  • "Topps All-Star Rookie" trophies were not included on the cards of the 1984 winners: Mike Fitzgerald (C), Alvin Davis (1B), Juan Samuel (2B), Brook Jacoby (3B), Jackie Gutierrez (SS), Kirby Puckett (OF), Dan Gladden (OF), Carmelo Martinez (OF), Dwight Gooden (RHP), Mark Langston (LHP).
  • Card #497 of Gary Pettis is a picture of his younger brother Lynn, but was never changed.
  • Team logos returned to card fronts for the first time in twenty years.
  • Since players with remaining NCAA eligibility could not be included in the set, there are no USA Olympic Team cards for Will Clark, Chris Gwynn, Barry Larkin or Bobby Witt.
  • Within the set were also several different subsets, including:

    Record Breakers (#1-10)
    Father/Son (#131-143)
    USA Olympic Team (#389-401)
    All-Star (#701-722)

User Comments

Jan 28, 2024 - 11:47AM

1985 Topps were the first baseball packs I ever opened. A family friend gave me two cello packs, the last packs from the Waldenbooks where he worked. I barely followed baseball nor knew the players but I was thrilled to get an Ozzie Smith and Steve Braun, as the hometown Cardinals were my favorite team! I also recall getting Bret Saberhagen, Roger Clemens and Eric Davis which I later learned were highly desired by 8th grade classmates!

Oct 13, 2021 - 2:31PM

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

Oct 13, 2021 - 2:28PM

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.


Posted by: bunkle
Jun 7, 2024 - 2:00PM


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