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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

1987 Topps

We are going back to the 80's today here on BA Benny's Pack Rip Cafe. Today we have a nice wax pack of 1987 Topps to rip open.

1987 Topps

#34 Jose Rijo (A's)
#404 Doug Zisk (Mets)
#196 Randy O'Neal (Tigers)

I love when you get a player on another team you didn't know they played for. I remember Rijo as a Reds player, not an A or even the fact he cane up with the Yankees.

#560 Glenn Davis (Astros)
#249 Jim Pankovits (Astros)
#309 Mike Young (Orioles)

Glenn Davis is the only player of these three I remember. He was a great player for the Astros before ending his career with the Orioles.

#32 Tim Leary (Brewers)
#500 Don Mattingly (Yankees)
#750 Steve Trout (Cubs)

Can Never go wrong with a Donny Baseball card even though I have several of these already.

#218 Sparkey Anderson (Tigers)
#697 Ed Lynch (Cubs)
Turn Back The Clock #312 Reggie Jackson (Yankees)

The Turn back the Clock subset was a favorite of mine. If I remember correctly, Reggie Jackson's base card for the set was him on the Angels.

#772 Harold Baines (White Sox)
#501 Craig Lefferts (Padres)
#427 Ed Nunez (Mariners)

Harold Baines had a 22 year career with five teams that began and ended with the White Sox.

#157 Danny Darwin (Astros)
#14 Dave Stewart (A's)
Spring Training Sweepstakes card

Total Cards:
Teams Represented: 11
Rookie Cards:
Sub Sets:
1 (Turn Back The Clock)
Keepers for Me:
 4 ( Zisk, Sparkey, Jackson, Mattingly)

Front Design: 7.5 out of 10 Good pictures (some posed and some action), nice wood grain design, team logo.
Back Design:
 7 out of 10 Nice design, team logo, good player info, gallery notes has interesting player facts, Another factoid related to the picture on front, only 1999 stats (broken down by each month). 
Player Selection:
7 out of 10
Good. Most of these players had established lengthy careers.

FINAL OVERALL RATING: Single over second base. 4 keepers and a good selection of well known players in their era. I also was a fan of the wood grain design of this classic set.

Thanks For Reading!

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