The year 1988 was right in my adolescent wheelhouse. I was 10 years old and a full-fledged, all in sports fan. I couldn't get enough baseball, basketball and football. I played sports, watched sports, talked about sports and, you guessed it, collected sports cards. With that being said, 1988 was a great year for sports and sports fans in general. 1988 Was Full of Moments, … [Read more...] about 1988 Topps Football Set Brought Bo and Boz; End of an Era
1980s Football Rookie Cards
As was the case with baseball cards, Topps and Bowman led the way in producing the first post-war football cards in the late 1940s and early 1950s. After Topps acquired Bowman, they had little competition in the football card market (Philadelphia Gum and Fleer aside) until the 1980s. In 1974, Topps got the idea to create a small subset of cards for baseball players that were … [Read more...] about 1989 Kicked Off Football Traded/Update Card Era
The 1983 Topps football set doesn't include the big name rookies found in other 1980s sets. But it is an affordable set that's nearly 35 years old and includes some key players. Here's a closer look at the issue. 1983 Topps Football Basics Topps' focus appears to have shifted slightly in 1983. That year, they produced their smallest set in more than a decade. You have to go … [Read more...] about Underrated Rookies Highlight 1983 Topps Football Set
Let's face it. While the 1980s produced some significant football releases, the one to start that decade isn't heralded as a great one by most fans. The 1980 Topps football set is lacking quite a bit, particularly when it comes to key rookie cards. But other than being the first set of an important decade for football releases, there are some reasons to pursue this set. 1980 … [Read more...] about 1980 Topps Football Kicked Off Exciting Decade Of Cards
The 1985 Topps football set presented a radical design change for collectors. For the first time since the 1966 set, the company elected to portray players in the base set in a horizontal design. It also took a trip back in the football card time machine, utilizing jet black borders. 1985 Topps Football Design The player’s photo takes up about 75 percent of the … [Read more...] about 1985 Topps Football A Sleeper Set For Collectors
The 1982 Topps football set has a solid mix of rookie and veteran players. But in terms of 1980s football issues, it's also one of the more underrated. While it doesn't have the heavy hitters in terms of big name rookies found in the 1981 (Joe Montana), 1984 (Dan Marino, John Elway), and 1986 (Jerry Rice, Steve Young) Topps releases, it's still worthy of finding a home in your … [Read more...] about 1982 Topps Football Set Had…Logos!
The 1981 Topps football set has a clearly identifiable headliner in the Joe Montana rookie card. Montana's rookie isn't only the biggest card in that set, it's one of the top football cards of the 1980s. But there's more to the issue than simply that card. Here are five other rookies from the 1981 set worth chasing - and the great news is that they're all highly … [Read more...] about More to 1981 Topps Football Set than Joe Montana Rookie Card