The most Topps cards in the 80′s – the Hit King

18 01 2013

I had a guess as to who would be #1 in this category – the most Topps cards in the decade of the 80′s.  The Hit King himself, Pete Rose, had a total of 33 cards in the base sets from 1980-1989 (including Traded sets).

Pete Rose (33)

  • 1980 (2) – base, HL
  • 1981 (2) – base, RB
  • 1982 (5) – base, HL, AS, TL, IA
  • 1983 (3) – base, SV, AS
  • 1984 (3) – base, 2 AL
  • 1984 Traded (1) – base
  • 1985 (3) – base, RB, MG
  • 1986 (9) – base, 6 Tribute, MG, RB
  • 1987 (3) – base, MG, TL
  • 1988 (1) – MG
  • 1989 (1) – MG

1980 Topps Rose

1981 Topps Rose

1982 Topps most cards Rose

1983 Topps Rose

 

 

 

1984 Topps Rose

1985 Topps Rose

86T Pete Rose cards

1987 Topps Rose

1988 Topps Rose

1989 Topps Rose

Rose had the most cards in three Topps sets – 1982 (tied with Mike Schmidt and Tom Seaver), 1985 (tied with Bruce Sutter) and of course this was anchored by a whopping 9 cards in the 1986 set.  Rose had a 6-card tribute in the ’86 set, and he actually wouldn’t have the most cards if not for that set.  Steve Carlton was only a little behind him.  The 3 other guys with over 25 cards in the 1980′s Topps flagship sets were:

  • Steve Carlton – 28 cards
  • Rickey Henderson – 26 cards
  • Mike Schmidt – 25 cards

Carlton having that many cards is kind of surprising – he didn’t have any cards in the last 2 years of the decade. Others who had quite a few – George Brett (22), Tom Seaver (22), Nolan Ryan (21), Gary Carter (21), and Dale Murphy (20).

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2 responses

18 01 2013
Shane

The 1986 Topps card #1 is still my favorite Rose card of the 80s!

18 01 2013
chuckneo

Wait and see on my opinions there – I’m planning to go over my favorite cards from the decade (both Reds and overall) next week!

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