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Old 10-08-2018, 04:03 PM
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From a value perspective I know it's hard to get jazzed up about the junk wax era and though a lot of the designs were cheesy, some were actually quite good IMO. Here is an Eric Davis card that I think looks really good.

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Old 10-08-2018, 04:38 PM
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What do you guys think? Anyone else have some love for the 80's?
Personally I don't. I only have one card from the '80s; but to each his own.


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perhaps you'd find some love in the appropriate section!

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Agree relocation would be best for input. My favorite issues from 80s:

Topps 1982 Blackless
Topps 1984 Encased OR Head In The Box
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Topps 1988 Cloth
Topps 1989 Big Head Suckers

Putting all those sets together would be expensive, and time consuming
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This thread was left here to get more input from all members. Generally speaking it would go in the appropriate era section. But it's a good question for everyone. For me, I am not really an 80s collector.
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I don't have many baseball cards I don't like.

Each is a product of its time, and represents that time.


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I like the earlier 80s sets. The 1980 Topps set is one of my all-time favorites. It came out when I was just starting to collect, and has always resonated with me.



I like the 1984 Donruss set a lot, too. And, I admit to being a sucker for 1987 Topps. The wood grain throwback to 1962, and the reappearance of the Topps rookie team trophies made it fun to collect. Jose Canseco, Wally Joyner, Danny Tartabull. Good times when one of them popped in a wax pack.
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Personally I don't. I only have one card from the '80s; but to each his own.


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Without one of those cards can you even consider yourself a collector?

I have an insane amount of 80's cards. My favorite are the print errors.
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I think most of the cards Topps produced in the '80s were not bad looking. My favorites are '80, '82, '87, and '88. Then things went downhill quickly in '90.
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Personally, I really love the 1983s.
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I like the 1980-1983 designs. Not a huge fan of the years after that. One of the reasons I like the Topps Archives series is to see current players on revived old designs that I hadn't thought about in a while. They've done a nice job with these.

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I like everything from the 80's because that's what I could afford as a kid and they are even more affordable as an adult.
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1983 Topps Traded Darryl Strawberry was one of the nicest cards ever made IMO
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I think my favorite would have to be the 1981 Fleer Star Stickers! 84 Donruss kinda cool too and the 87 and 89 Fleer Glossy sets.
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I mean I donít care what year itís from or who made it. If I like the card I will add to my collection.

I like all Tiffany and fleer glossy sets.


80s Football it awesome!

Great rookies cards in both sports and thatís what I like so . 80s love ? Yes
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This thread was left here to get more input from all members. Generally speaking it would go in the appropriate era section. But it's a good question for everyone. For me, I am not really an 80s collector.
Is there a discussion forum for non-vintage cards here? The only thing I saw for '80s cards is a buy-sell-trade forum. Wouldn't mind seeing a proper discussion forum here because this is an intelligent site.

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One of the reasons I like the Topps Archives series is to see current players on revived old designs that I hadn't thought about in a while.
I like the Topps Heritage sets (I think that's what you're referring to) for the same reason. It gives me a chance to "collect" the old designs without paying collector's prices for vintage cards of players I may not know.

I just with they had waited a year to start the series, so that the designs they used would be from 50 years earlier, instead of 49.
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1987 Topps. I was 12 that year and it was the first set I ever tried to build by hand. Got about half way there, but had just as many doubles. Gave up but then got the boxed set for Christmas. And that Bo Jackson Future Stars card....love it.

Someday Iíll buy an unopened box on eBay (30 bucks?) just to see if I can pull another Bo. Good memories of that set. Love the wood grain.

Of course, then Iíll have to figure out what to do with all those commons. Would it be frowned upon if I admit that Iíve been slowly chucking my 80ís and 90ís junk wax common cards into the recycle bin as the years go by?
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That card was SO sought after back in 1983-84. LOVE it! I met Strawberry at an event where he talked about his battles with alcohol and drugs and how he is now clean and loving life.

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You missed it.
Yes there is and it can't get more non vintage than "80s to present"

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I like 1983 Topps. I use them for autographs. The rest I think are ugly. My newest non autographed card is a 1975 Topps George Brett.
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One is a 1981 TCMA and 2 1990(close to 80's). These are by far my 3 favorite cards. Not just from that era but in my collection.

I still need to get the other 1981 TCMA Boggs version autographed. The 1990 Score Wade Boggs/Roger Clemens wrong back pair is by far may favorite cards and would not trade them for any other card(s) to keep. They are the only ones known to exist and I got them directly from Score back in the day.
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I will always look on 1980s cards with great fondness because they were a huge part of my childhood. Getting my first complete set (1985 Topps) was a thrill I will never forget. When I paid for that set ($18), I felt like I had arrived. Not just a kid buying packs with lots of doubles, but now someone with all 792 cards. I look at that same set now and see how off center so many of the cards were, diamond cuts, soft corners, etc. But I still feel a little of that joy I had when I was 10 whenever I look at them, and that makes them invaluable.

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I like the earlier 80s sets. The 1980 Topps set is one of my all-time favorites. It came out when I was just starting to collect, and has always resonated with me.



I like the 1984 Donruss set a lot, too. And, I admit to being a sucker for 1987 Topps. The wood grain throwback to 1962, and the reappearance of the Topps rookie team trophies made it fun to collect. Jose Canseco, Wally Joyner, Danny Tartabull. Good times when one of them popped in a wax pack.

+1 on the 1980 Topps (although I typically prefer unopened packs on these when purchasing - the 3 pack grocery trays are awesome) and for some strange reason the 84 Donruss also scratches an itch for me
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I don't know if the cards of the 80's are that nice, but they bring back memories of collecting that are very nice. I used to be able to go into stores and grab packs of cards for a small amount of change and add to sets. There were no SP's or redemption cards. I could actually have a reasonable chance to collect a set at a reasonable price. Those days are long gone. I haven't finished a set since the early 1990's, because now everything is tied to inserts and special cards and short prints. Yuck! I actually like this year's Topps set. I bought one pack, then bought the complete set box. I'll sure remember the chase in driving to the store for that complete set. So much better than pulling that 1980 Bobby Bonds to finish the set in August, or that 1983 Willie McGee in late April.

So, every now and then I look at my 80's cards, but mostly for the memories they bring.
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Appreciating 80's cards? I thought this was going to be a thread about the rise in value for cards from the 1980's.

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If you had acquired the sets listed in post 4 in the year issued ( or not issued), your appreciation would be significant.
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I was a huge fan of the 1983 Fleer set, and still like it best of the sets from that decade, along with the 1984 Fleers. Actually, I thought 1983 was a great year for cards all around.

What I liked most about Fleer was their innovation. Not all of these were first-time occurrences, but taken together they showed an attempt to create a better baseball card, IMO.
1) 1983 used team logos on card fronts for the first time in 18 years--I thought this enhanced the look dramatically.
2) Card numbers were in team order, with the World Series teams first to boot. I always sorted my cards by team, so it was an easier way to track and display.
3) The use of the non-white border was nice, especially a non-obtrusive tan. Things got crazy with Fleer and Donruss borders toward the end of the decade, but I liked the subdued look of 1983.
4) An emphasis on posed pics instead of action shots that barely showed the guy’s face. As a kid, I practically memorized what each guy looked like from his card–couldn’t do that very easily with “action” shots of that period. However, a confession–the Ripken and Sandberg cards are classic.
5) The backs. Vertical info is easier to read for me, the stock was white, the columns had shaded columns for differentiation, and they included a small b&w photo of the guy on the back as well.
6) Maybe I was just lucky, but the collation was 1000% better than Topps and Donruss. Buy a box of Fleer and you got few dupes–not so with the others. Of course, no one cares this many years later and with ebay making everything available, but back then it was a consideration for at least some of us.
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I always liked the 1981 Topps baseball set due to the caps on the front (a look that was later emulated by the Japanese 1984 Calbee set, series 2 or 3). I also liked the 1981 and 1983 Fleer sets as well as the 1984 Donruss set, purely from a design perspective. 1984 was the last year I collected U.S. cards....
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'88 Score and '88 Topps had some really cool photography. '83 was my first year collecting so I have a soft spot for Topps and Fleer. '84 & '85 Donruss were cool as well.







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1987 Topps. I was 12 that year and it was the first set I ever tried to build by hand. Got about half way there, but had just as many doubles. Gave up but then got the boxed set for Christmas. And that Bo Jackson Future Stars card....love it.

Someday Iíll buy an unopened box on eBay (30 bucks?) just to see if I can pull another Bo. Good memories of that set. Love the wood grain.

Of course, then Iíll have to figure out what to do with all those commons. Would it be frowned upon if I admit that Iíve been slowly chucking my 80ís and 90ís junk wax common cards into the recycle bin as the years go by?
I just picked up the 1980 Bo Jackson Future Stars card in PSA 10 for $30. I love it... I was 5 in 1987 and looking at it brings back so many memories.
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Awesome stuff, Dean. 2018 has been the year of me rediscovering cards such as these. I have rarely been happier in my collecting life.
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'88 Score and '88 Topps had some really cool photography. '83 was my first year collecting so I have a soft spot for Topps and Fleer. '84 & '85 Donruss were cool as well.







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Old 10-12-2018, 11:20 PM
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This thread was left here to get more input from all members. Generally speaking it would go in the appropriate era section. But it's a good question for everyone. For me, I am not really an 80s collector.
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2) Card numbers were in team order, with the World Series teams first to boot. I always sorted my cards by team, so it was an easier way to track and display.
I always thought it would be cool if the cards were numbered in alphabetical order by player.

I also thought it would be cool if there was a set where the card numbers were determined by length of major league service. So the person with the most MLB time would be given card #1, and so forth.
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From a value perspective I know it's hard to get jazzed up about the junk wax era and though a lot of the designs were cheesy, some were actually quite good IMO. Here is an Eric Davis card that I think looks really good.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2015-TOPPS-...MAAOSwVEBbuqzN

What do you guys think? Anyone else have some love for the 80's?
I have a few boxes of 1980s from whem I was 4 or 5 years old. Early to mid 80s. I have dreams of having a nostalgia night party in my 70s and opening them. Just not sure what will cause me to actually open them.

I like the memories the cards give me.
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For some reason the first thing that went through my head on the Glavine is: Maybe he didnít REALLY lose his 2 front teeth in a taxi accident. Those look pretty dicey even at that age, no? Maybe he fell washing his car?
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Thank you Robert. I understand completely. I really enjoy the nostalgia as well.

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I have boxes of 1988 and 1989 Topps on my dresser and pull a pack every now and then and open it for old time's sake. It's quite fun even though the cards are basically worthless.

I also collect rookies from the 80's in PSA 8 slabs because I remember not being able to afford them as a kid or never being lucky enough to pull them from packs. So now that I'm older, I'm picking them up. In PSA 8 they aren't that expensive but are still very nice examples. That way I can get more of them for the same price as say a PSA 10 example.
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