1984 Topps

Total Cards: 792

Rating: 7.9 (152 votes)
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Top Sets: #32

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



Cards

1 Steve Carlton HL Philadelphia Phillies
2 Rickey Henderson HL Oakland Athletics
3 Dan Quisenberry HL Kansas City Royals
4 Nolan Ryan / Steve Carlton / Gaylord Perry HL Houston Astros / Philadelphia Phillies / Kansas City Royals
5 Dave Righetti / Bob Forsch / Mike Warren HL New York Yankees / St. Louis Cardinals / Oakland Athletics
6 Johnny Bench / Gaylord Perry / Carl Yastrzemski HL Cincinnati Reds / Kansas City Royals / Boston Red Sox
7 Gary Lucas San Diego Padres
8 Don Mattingly RC New York Yankees
9 Jim Gott Toronto Blue Jays
10 Robin Yount Milwaukee Brewers

Trivia

  • According to Night Owl Cards blog, 51.6% (409 of 792) of the cards in this set feature someone with a mustache.
  • The first regular-issue Topps set to include one Glossy All-Star insert card in every rack pack.
  • Card #6 celebrates the retirement of future Hall of Famers Carl Yastrzemski, Gaylord Perry, and Johnny Bench.
  • Card #483 features the final card of Hall of Famer Fergie Jenkins.
  • "Topps All-Star Rookie" trophies were not included on the cards of the 1983 winners: Bob Kearney (C), Greg Brock (1B), Bill Doran (2B), Nick Esasky (3B), Julio Franco (SS), Darryl Strawberry (OF), Mel Hall (OF), Ron Kittle (OF), Mike Boddicker (RHP), Matt Young (LHP).
  • The first year Topps released a "Tiffany" version of their base set. Printed on white card stock with a glossy finish, it was distributed exclusively through hobby dealerships.

User Comments

Jul 4, 2021 - 11:20PM
Waterfowler870

MY FAVRITE SET

Jan 7, 2020 - 2:07PM
BurnTheWitch88

1984 Topps was the first, that I remember, pack of cards I bought. I was probably 5 years old. My grandmother would walk to 7-11 with my sister and me. Dragging behind us a wagon filled with empty glass pop bottles. The recycling money would be split between the two of us to buy whatever we wanted in the store. I would always get some kind of candy and a pack or two of baseball cards. Out of the 6 or 7 packs I bought I managed to pull a Strawberry RC. Not knowing the possible value of mint kept cards, mine got a little creased and all corners are rounded by now. It's still in my PC.

Feb 25, 2019 - 9:38PM
Eaglet

The color team logos on the back, with actual team colors, was a relatively new innovation; if they were in other sets from 1984 or prior I would like to know.

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