The final post on last year’s Father’s Day presents is about the box of 1986 Topps my wife bought for me. This set carries a lot of meaning; my wife was born in ’86. My goal is to put together the entire set by hand, even though I could probably get the factory set for around $2o.
As this set will receive a lot of attention in the future, this post will be shorter than the previous two.
1986 was a simpler time to collect cards. There were only three major card manufacturers, and each manufacturer only produced one set. I decided to go after the Topps product as it was the one that I remembered most from my childhood.
There are 792 cards in the set, and every card is considered part of the base set. There are no inserts, though there are a few subsets within the base set: Record Breakers, All-Stars, Turn Back the Clock, Team Leaders, and the checklists. In addition, there is a 6 card set focusing on the achievements of Pete Rose.
Before I end this post, I would like to include one of my favorite cards from this set. It really doesn’t need any description as the picture says it all.
Go get ’em Wash.