Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Topps Cards: 1985-1993

Following up on what I started a few weeks ago, here's a continuation of Rickey's Topps cards, this time from 1985-1993. We begin with his 1985 Topps Traded, his first card as a Yankee. We also get to the cards that began my collection, and my first ever Rickey card! The two cards in the bottom left and right corners of this picture are box bottom cards, carefully cut from the bottoms of wax boxes.

The second scan starts with a 1988 Topps Record Breaker, which although is technically a Don Mattingly card, prominently features Rickey. We then get to 1989 Topps Traded, where he has once again become a member of the Oakland A's. The 1989 and 1990 Topps card on the left side of the middle and bottom rows have once again been cut out from wax boxes.

The final photo begins with another box bottom card (from 1991 Topps), and ends with his base and gold cards from 1993 Topps, with more from this set to come later. In between, you can see three different versions of his 1992 Topps base and record breakers cards. First there's the base cards, followed by his gold cards, and finally the gold "winners" cards.

With this post I've come to the first Rickey cards that I'm actually missing from my collection, some common, and some not so common. I don't actually have a wanted list put together, but I plan on starting one at some point in time, and getting it put up on the blog somewhere.

To get things started, I'm missing Rickey's 1991 Topps Desert Shield #391 and #370. I'm also missing 1991 Topps Gallery of Champions #7, but to be honest, I'm not exactly sure what this card is. Finally, there's an error card (1992 Topps Record Breakers #2) that says 1.991 on the front, instead of 1991. It's sort of a silly error, but I know it's out there, so of course I have to get a hold of one. If anyone has any of these lying around, let me know, and I'm sure we can work something out.


Anonymous said...

I have #391 desert sheild rickey

hit me up with an email and we'll see what happens ok?

Anonymous said...

Hi I am a Barry Bonds collector and I am also in need of the 1991 Gallery Of champions cards. I know there are 3 variations, regular bronze and silver. These were sold in box sets only and are for sale on ebay. A bronze set is bin for 135 and a silver set bin for 250. If you are willing to I would split the cost of a set and split up the cards with you. Just let me know if you would be interested. thank you!- Gary Humancanvastattoos@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I have a 1985 Topps All Star card of Rickey in an A's uniform. email joshans7@hotmail.com

Unknown said...

I have the topps error 1.991 record breaker card of Rickey Henderson IN PERFECT condition. I can be reached by email at : toastnbananas58@gmail.com


ManOfSteal said...


Thanks for the comments. Since this post I have added the 1.991 Topps error card to my collection. But, if there is an OPC version of the 1.991, I haven't yet come across it.