Sunday, March 18, 2018

A Christmas Set

I found this post in my drafts folder... it's only nearly 3 months late...

One of the things I had asked for for Christmas a 1980s set of Topps cards. It's part of my goal to have all the set, base and traded. Well, for Christmas I was able to get the 1981 Topps set. I don't know what my father paid for it, but that doesn't matter at all. Looking through it Christmas night, a lot of the cards looked dirty. I'm not sure if it's the photography, or maybe even the cards themselves (they don't feel grimy or anything). Just old.

It was great to get the rookies of Valenzuela, Mookie Wilson, Damasio Garcia, and that other guy Tim Raines. Of course I think the most valuable is card 494.

I've always been a fan of the front of the card design, the baseball cap is just sweet, to me. And the playoff cards are something I wish they did more of...not like Topps Now, but part of base cards. It's funny to me in some ways that there are more teams than there were in the 1980s but yet there are 92 fewer cards issued from those sets of 792.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Very cool. I wish my father bought me cards for Christmas. 81T is one of my favorite Ozzie Smith base cards.

    1. That is a sweet Ozzie card for sure. I was really happy that he bought me the set.

  2. 81 Topps, the set well know for Damaso Garcia.