1987 Topps

Total Cards: 792

Rating: 8.0 (317 votes)
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Top Sets: #33

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

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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.
  • For the first time since 1972, there were no player positions listed on the front of the cards.

User Comments

Jan 1, 2024 - 9:04AM

This is the first set I really remember opening and "chasing" a card...getting my hands on the Bo Jackson Future Stars card made me feel like a millionaire!

Aug 12, 2023 - 6:55PM

This was the first set I collected in mass quantities. Picked up packs wherever I went as a kid. Great memories


Feb 4, 2023 - 9:06PM

With out question my favorite set of the 1980s, and what a throwback to the 1962 set! This release is jam packed with HOFers and a diverse rookie class. It's a must-have for collectors.


Posted by: bunkle
Feb 21, 2024 - 7:50AM


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