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Many sports card collectors remember the 80′s fondly. We often have customers who are very excited to purchase older boxes. For some it’s 1989 Upper Deck Baseball (with that famous Ken Griffey Jr. RC), while others are interested in1988 Topps Football (hey there were a lot of Bo Jackson fans!). Let’s not forget the hockey and basketball collectors who are interested in older stuff – sometimes 1984/85 Topps Hockey (Lafontaine and Yzerman RC’s) and even 89/90 Hoops Basketball(must be nostalgia).
What are your favorite products from the 80′s?
I would have to say 1985 Topps Football – I really love the look of those cards. I still have a few sets, I may have to pull one out and take a look.
I think the 80′s was a real boom in the collector’s card world. I still remember cherishing my Kirby Puckett and Art Monk rookie cards for some reason. Mediocre in value, but for whatever reason, I kept ‘em close.
I was in my prime as a collector (the first time) in the 80′s. At least until I quit in ’84. There are better designs, (’71, 76, etc.) but I think 1983 was a good year for card designs. The Topps and Fleer issues were nice and simple, but almost elegant.
I always consider the ’80s to be the “default” or basic era, since I bought most of the sets when they were new. The seventies and before are “vintage”, and the 90′s is the “glut era”. And new stuff is just new stuff. Nowadays, I think a lot of people consider 80′s to be on the near end of vintage. I guess I don’t want to acknowledge that I’m that old….
Greg – I like the decade breakdown, and I agree the 1983 designs are pretty sweet.
I thought that Topps did a good job with their 1983 Baseball Set. Good Rookies.