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

Jan 24, 2021 - 9:18PM

This is the first pack of cards I remember opening. The border made it so unique. Living in Michigan, my parents would let me keep half the money for recycling glass ($0.10/bottle) and I would use that money to buy cards. I was only 12 years-old. The hobby has changed so much. I really wish this was still an open for younger folks today

Dec 14, 2020 - 2:57PM

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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!!


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


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