Thursday, July 24, 2008
a look back: 1987 Topps Baseball Cards
1987, the year i really started to collect baseball cards. and Topps was my set. i owned a shit ton of them. it contained the rookie cards of Bo Jackson, Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Wally Joyner, Ruben Sierra, Fred McGriff, Greg Maddux, John Kruk, Barry Larkin, Rafael Palmeiro, Bobby Bonilla, David Cone, Will Clark, Benito Santiago, Chuck Finley, and Terry Mulholland. if there was ever a collection of rookie players to build your future card set value around it was this one. but of course that was also the year that Topps overproduced their card line and made the value of the entire set and those rookie cards much less than it should have been, also a lot of those future all stars never really reached the Hall-Of-Fame levels that i'd hoped (i mean seriously Will Clark and Wally Joyner were more hyped than Bonds ever was their rookie years). i of course still look back fondly in the set because it was the first one that i actively collected and it had Bo's rookie card. and even though i kept collecting cards until about 1991, no set ever meant as much to me as this one.