1987 Topps

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Rating: 7.8 (102 votes)
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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).

User Comments

Aug. 31, 2017 - 12:38PM
Nevatt25

This was the first set that I started collecting as a kid. Beautiful wood grain borders. They were pretty and plentiful at a very nice price. A very valuable lesson surrounding this for me. I was a poor kid and made a poor decision to stick some in my pocket without paying. The first and only time that I have ever stole anything. When I got home and was opening them, my dad asked me where I got them. I told them that I got them at the store. He asked where I got the money...uh, uh,...He wore my tail out, loaded me up in the car, took me to the store and made me go in and apologize with tears streaming down my face. Lesson learned!

Jan. 26, 2016 - 6:28PM
bigbob8188

A great set, and how could it not be...A Barry Bonds RC and a Bo Jackson RC all in the same set...Nice...Not one of the first sets I collected, that honor goes to the 1978 Topps baseball set, but it is the one that started me on my serious collecting journey (Thanks Kevin, you're the man...) It got an 8 from me only because of the over production, but otherwise a nice, fresh look from Topps. I like the "wooden" borders...

Oct. 11, 2015 - 12:05AM
RoundtheDiamond87

This is a classic must-have set for those that consider themselves Topps baseball card collectors, regardless of overproduction and deflated book values from this era.

They're affordable, so rip open some wax/cello/rack/jumbo packs, break the seal on some boxes, or empty some factory sets. Upgrade your existing sets, spread them around, or burn them.


Edited on: Nov. 10, 2015 - 5:32PM

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