Saturday, June 11, 2011

1985 Topps. The Slanted Stamp of Approval.

A friend of mine once remarked succinctly “I collect players, not reputations.”

Although these sell for one-third of what they sold for years ago they're still a decent investment to continue to submit your own copies to BGS. Their careers are unparalleled and they have the popularity to match. 

About The Cards

Although Fleer’s update set beat Topps to the punch in 1984 with their Rocket & Puckett card their 1985 Topps’ counterparts are still considered Rookie cards.

Topps' real coup was having Big Mac appear in the 1985 set due to a great subset for the 1984 Summer Olympics Baseball Team (which was only a demonstration sport).

There is a segment of collectors’ who still regard McGwire’s 1987 Topps as his “True” rookie card but that logic doesn’t make much sense.

A Gem Mint slab of Big Mac's 1985 Topps card graded by BGS just recently sold for $280.99 at auction from Pristine Paper on eBay on June 6, 2011.

As far as the design I’m not sure what the thinking was putting the extra
TEAM NAME on the front. It’s kinda just slapped on there for no reason.

Topps returned to this design for their 2007 eTopps brand.

A Quad Gem Mint slab of Kirby Puckett's 1985 Topps rookie card sold for $78.00
at auction on eBay from Maple Leaf Sports on June 17, 2011.

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