1982 Topps

Trivia

  • Blank-backed Cal Ripken Jr. rookie cards found for sale are extremely likely to be counterfeit.
  • Wax: 36 packs per box, 15 cards plus one stick of gum per pack (MSRP: $0.30). 20 boxes per case

    Cello: 24 packs per box, 28 cards plus one stick of gum per pack (MSRP: $0.49).

    Grocery Store Racks: 36 cards plus three sticks of gum per pack.

    Rack: 24 packs per box, 51 cards per pack.

    Vending Boxes: 500 cards.

    Factory Sets: complete set of 792 cards.
  • The "blackless" cards were the result of cards being printed without the blank ink. As a result, regular cards are lacking the border around the photo and the facsimile autographs and the All Star cards are also missing the players' names at the bottom of the card.
  • 1st 792-card base set, which would become a standard for over a decade (1982-1992 & 1994).

  

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