1983 Topps

Total Cards: 792

Rating: 8.4 (217 votes)
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Top Sets: #14

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

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  • According to Night Owl Cards blog, 53.2% (421 of 792) of the cards in this set feature someone with a mustache.
  • 1st regular-issue Topps set to offer the Glossy Send-In mail set.
  • Cards #60 and #61 feature the last cards of Hall of Famer Johnny Bench.
  • "Topps All-Star Rookie" trophies were not included on the cards of the 1982 winners: Tim Laudner (C), Kent Hrbek (1B), Steve Sax (2B), Ryne Sandberg (3B), Cal Ripken, Jr. (SS), Chili Davis (OF), Tom Brunansky (OF), Willie McGee (OF), Bill Laskey (RHP), Ed Vande Berg (LHP).
  • The 1983 All-Star Glossy set of 40 cards was a consolation prize from a scratch-off contest found in packs of 1983 Topps baseball cards.

User Comments

Nov 27, 2021 - 12:10PM

This is the first set I remember buying and opening myself. I used to walk down to Gary Walters house which was in my neighborhood. When I was like 12 years old I would go with Gary to many card shows and I would help him get set up. I was regularly paid in packs which was cool with me because if I got cash I would have just bought packs from him anyway. Gary did most of his business through mail order and shows don't know how many hours I spent opening vending boxes and sorting them by number. Wish I would have started a few years earlier Because I was in the major junk wax era. Was a great experience for me.

Oct 18, 2020 - 3:43PM
Michael Pocock

My very 1st packs i bought. Started it all.

Dec 10, 2018 - 4:30PM

This is the first set I remember collecting, I was 11. I stopped collecting in 1988 and I just started again, from 0, in Dec. 2018.

The first set I bought for my new collection is the 83 O-Pee-Chee because... well it's awesome. I need to go figure out this database wantlist thingie now.



Posted by: bunkle
Apr 6, 2024 - 1:01PM


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