1987 Topps

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Top Sets: #29

Release 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.

User Comments

Aug 19, 2021 - 1:50PM

My first pack of cards I remember opening was a 1987 Topps Baseball. I have Topps football as old as 1984, but I don't have memories of card collecting before '87. But the wood grained border of the '87 Topps Baseball was very memorable for me. One of my favorite looks to this day.

Edited on: Aug 19, 2021 - 1:51PM

Jun 1, 2021 - 12:59AM
Blaine Kinsey

This was the first Box and set of cards I ever opened. I was 10 yrs old when my mom bought me a box of these from Sam's wholesale club in Waco,TX. It took us an hour to get home from there by the time we got home I opened all 36 packs and I had 36 sticks of gum in my mouth. I fell in love with this hobby ever since 1987. I have taken breaks from it from time to time but I always come back. All I collect is baseball it's the greatest game ever invented and its truly Americas past time.

Apr 25, 2021 - 4:54PM
Johnny Five

This set will always have a special place in my heart. These were the first packs I remember opening. My brothers and I received a few packs each in our Easter baskets. My first big rookie pull that day was Ruben Sierra. While his career didn't pan out as hoped, I have been collecting his cards ever since.


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


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