1987 Topps

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  • Wax packs contained 17 cards for 40 cents.
  • The first regular-issue Topps set to include one Glossy Rookie insert card in every jumbo pack.
  • The only regular-issue Topps set to include wax box cards on the side panel of wax boxes.
  • Wood borders resemble the 1962 Topps set.
  • Last player cards for Pete Rose and Reggie Jackson are included in this set.
  • Cello packs were $0.69 for 31 cards.
  • Rack packs contained 48 cards plus 1 All-Star Game Commemorative insert card (Glossy All-Star).
  • Jumbo packs contained 100 cards plus 1 Special Rookie insert card (Glossy Rookie).
  • This was the first time Topps used the Topps All Star Rookie cups on the card fronts since 1978.
  • Card #694 features the final Topps card of Hall of Famer Phil Niekro.
  • Card #718 features the final card of Hall of Famer Steve Carlton.
  • Dale Sveum was named to the 1986 Topps All-Star Rookie Team but his #327 card is missing the trophy designation.
  • Topps brought back it's famous Rookie Gold Cup trophy for the first time since 1978.
  • The image of Jim Gantner on card #108 is reversed and was never corrected.

User Comments

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.


Posted by: BigEd76
Jun 9, 2020 - 9:11PM


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