1980 Topps

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Mar. 14, 2016 - 7:21AM

Topps was known for a "colorful" looking front and 1980 did not disappoint. What a fun set to put together, loaded with HOFers, and the Ricky rookie card. Triple digits in the early 1990's, now an affordable RC. The backs were loaded and I loved the ribbons. Next to the 1981 Topps set, this was my favorite set I put together.

Jun. 23, 2015 - 6:46PM

One of the more plain designs by Topps, but the back notes and hi-lights made this set worth collecting.

Jan. 19, 2014 - 11:54AM

This is this first year I really began getting into cards. In the late 70s I guess I had a few but in 1980, I got my first paper route at 11 yrs old and starting spending my money on cards. This continued through the mid-1980s. My buddy and I voraciously bought cards from the local convenience store owner. We bought all sports all year round. I still have the sets I built in the early 1980s and look through them every once in a while. While I started with baseball, all of my attention is now on HOF football collection. Thank you to Jim Rice, Carl Yaz, Carlton Fisk, Fred Lynn and Dwight Evans - the best cards from the 1980 Topps set (in my humble Boston opinion) for getting me hooked on collecting.

Oct. 26, 2013 - 10:24PM

I remember my grandmother buying a brown paper bag full of baseball cards for me at a garage sale in 1986. That bag was loaded with 1980 Topps. Henderson was in there with just about every other all-star at the time. Schmidt, Brett, Ozzie, Rose, Winfield, Murray, Murphy, Ryan, Hernandez, and so on. The Gary Carter card is always the card that first comes to mind when I think of 1980 Topps since it was featured in Beckett, seemingly, for years at the top of the 80 Topps column. Great set.

Jun. 2, 2008 - 5:31PM

One of my two favorite card sets in terms of childhood memories and sentimentality as this was the first set of cards I ever started to buy (I was seven years old at the time) and remember going to the local drug store to buy a pack for 25 cents. This was also the card set that also helped me fall in love with baseball as a seven year old. I remember looking at the players pictures on the front of the card and being mesmerized by those images. The design although simple, with two folding banners-giving the players position on the left hand corner and the team's name in the right hand corner-with the team's color scheme-was effective and one that I really enjoyed. The most valuable card from this set is the Ricky Henderson rookie.


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