1989 Topps

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  • This marked the first time Topps included cards of the previous year's draft picks in their set.
  • Cards were released in the following configurations:

    Wax: 36 packs per box, 15 cards plus one stick of gum per pack. (MSRP: $0.45) 20 boxes per case.

    Cello: 24 packs per box, 29 cards per pack. (MSRP: $0.79)

    Rack: 24 packs per box, 43 cards per pack. Three boxes per case.

    Jumbos: 100 cards per pack.

    Blisters: 100 cards per pack, exclusive to K-Mart.

    500-card vending boxes. 24 vending boxes per case.

    Factory sets

    Tiffany factory sets (15,000 sets)
  • Box Bottoms: These "cards" were featured four to a box on the bottom of each wax box. There were four different panels for a total of 16 cards. The set is lettered A-P rather than sequentially-numbered. When individually cut out, each card measures 2.5" X 3.5".
  • Glossy Send-Ins: This 60-card set was available by mailing in the special offer cards found in 1989 Topps wax packs. With enough special offer cards, and a nominal shipping & handling fee, collectors could choose one of six different "series" of Glossies, with two cards per series (cards ending in 9 and 0) featuring a "young star." The design of the set is identical to previous year's Glossies, except for a thin, red, border.
  • Glossy All-Stars: This 22-card set is exclusive to rack packs. The design of the set is identical to previous years Glossy All-Stars. The checklist consists of the starting line-ups for the 1988 All-Star Game, both managers, and both team's honorary captains.
  • Glossy Rookies: This 22-card set was available exclusively as an insert in 100-card "supermarket jumbo" packs. The design of the cards slightly resemble the Glossy All-Star set.
  • Batting Leaders: This set depicts the 22 active Major Leaguer's with the highest lifetime batting averages going into the 1989 season. The cards were distributed one per 100-card blister pack available only at K-Mart stores. Many of the photos would by recycled for the 1990 insert of the same name.

User Comments

Jun. 15, 2016 - 3:09PM
RoundtheDiamond87

Best of the 5 sets manufactured in 1989.

Sep. 30, 2015 - 10:22PM
dedphesant

These were the first packs that I can remember buying. Still enjoy busting packs till this day.

Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:37PM
sxetnrdrmr

my most favorite baseball set ever. Something about the way the fronts and backs look just says "Classic Baseball Card" to me. Using the classic baseball font that included the team and player name, plus a border that is not distracting to anything else on the card is top notch in my book. This is my "Industry Standard" set.

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