“Lost Cards”: The Year After, 1982

6 02 2014

1982

1982 Topps Bobby Bonds

Best Player to retire in 1981.   Bobby Bonds.

Did he have a 1982 card?   Yes – 1982 Topps (and Fleer)

Bonds retired after playing the post-strike portion of 1981 with the Cubs.  Topps did in fact give him a 1982 Topps card, as did Fleer.  I wonder if the new cards from Donruss and Fleer made Topps re-think including retired guys in the next year’s set.

Apologies to:   Sal Bando, who was featured on 1982 Donruss and Fleer cards, but not 1982 Topps.

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