1987 Topps

Total Cards: 792

Rating: 8.0 (265 votes)
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Top Sets: #26

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


  • 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

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.


Posted by: JunkWaxSal
Sep 14, 2022 - 1:44PM


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