1986 Topps

Total Cards: 792

Rating: 7.5 (184 votes)
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Notes: Distributed in one series (#1-792). Set contains two each of #57 and #141 due to misnumbering errors of #51 and #171 respectively.


  • According to Night Owl Cards blog, 44.3% (351 of 792) of the cards in this set feature someone with a mustache.
  • The first regular-issue Topps set to include wax box cards on the bottom of wax boxes.
  • Last player card for Rod Carew included in this set.
  • Card #85 features the last Topps card of Hall of Famer Tony Perez.
  • "Topps All-Star Rookie" trophies were not included on the cards of the 1985 winners: Mark Salas (C), Glenn Davis (1B), Ernest Riles (2B), Chris Brown (3B), Ozzie Guillen (SS), Vince Coleman (OF), Oddibe McDowell (OF), Larry Sheets (OF), Roger McDowell (RHP), Tom Browning (LHP).
  • Card numbers 51 and 171 were not issued.
    Card #57 was given to Bobby Wine and Bill Doran; card #141 was given to Bob Rodgers and Chuck Cottier.
  • Ryne Sandberg's card #690 was printed without a Topps logo on it's front; the card was never fixed.
  • The 1986 Topps Tiffany set had a production run of 5000 sets.
  • One of six Glossy All-Star series could be obtained for $1 and six special offer cards found in wax packs. Each series contained 10 different cards.

User Comments

Mar 28, 2022 - 4:40AM

The greatest set of all time. The photography and the varied types of shots they have among the set, the real and complex emotions captured, is just awesome.

Jan 31, 2022 - 2:10PM

My first packs... My little brother and I would bmx down to the local 7-11 and grab a pack (with the sticks of gum inside) and a slurpee. Good times.

Jul 7, 2021 - 1:12PM

First pack to my recollection. Not the easiest set to gem up after being wrapped in rubber bands and stored in a shoe box. Could bike ride to the drug store where they sold in retail and I do remember my buddy and I riding up for more every time we had a $1.05ish. Got hooked pretty quickly and was ready to get into football/basketball, but moms insisted that only baseball cards would be worth anything. Wouldn't mind having a couple binder pages of Jordan/Rice rookies lol.


Posted by: JunkWaxSal
Oct 29, 2022 - 10:44PM


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