Card I selected: #330 – Eric Davis
After 7 Hall of Famers in the first 9 years, I’m going with one of my favorite players for the 1989 set. That would be Eric Davis. I don’t know if this is the best Eric Davis Topps card, but it’s up there. It looks like a double in the gap, maybe more. I’m also back to just 2 parallels in 1989.
# of cards (including the Topps card): 3
The parallel sets in 1989 include:
1989 Topps #330
1989 O-Pee-Chee #330
The Canadian version was again half the size of the Topps set. Since Davis was in the first half of the set, his OPC card has the same number as his Topps card. I’m surprised how few cards I’ve picked out of these parallels where it’s different.
Here are the differences for this card:
- The “O-Pee-Chee” logo on the front replaces the Topps logo in the top corner.
- On some of the cards (not this one), the card number is different.
- The copyright on the bottom of the back says O-Pee-Chee and notes the card was printed in Canada.
- The card is printed on white card stock.
- Any wording on the back is in both English and French.
- It says O-Pee-Chee on the back instead of “Topps”.
1989 Topps Tiffany #330
For the 6th time, Topps issued a Tiffany variation in factory set form, printed on white cardstock with glossy coating on the front. The 1989 Tiffany set had production cut back a little bit from the previous 2 years – “limited” to 15,000 sets after nearly twice that in 1987 and 1988.
Any sets I didn’t get: There’s no others that I know of.
Other cards I would have liked to do: Bobby Bonilla, Jose Canseco, Julio Franco or Mike Schmidt. It was Schmidt’s last card, and I listed that as my favorite card in the 1989 Topps set. But Schmidt was in this parallel thing for his 1986 card, so I had to pick someone else. Glad I could get my favorite player into the set!