If you were looking for a hobby time machine to transport you back to the 1980s and flood you with the essence of the hobby boom, you couldn’t do much better than ripping o1987-topps-wax-boxpen a pack of 1987 Topps baseball cards.

Of all the hundreds of sets produced during the decade, none measured up to all the excess the era has come to represent quite as well as Topps’ wood-grained beauties.

From a bumper crop of rookie cards to an iconic (though polarizing) design to massive overproduction, this set checked all the boxes when it was building a case as the quintessential Eighties issue. And, though the 1987s never lived up to their early promise as investments — you can find most of them in your friendly local commons bin today — their nostalgic appeal has never been higher.

WE CALLED IT A WOODY

Facing ever-increasing competition from the solid designs and improving quality of Donruss and Fleer cards, not to mention the novelty factor of upstart Sportflics, Topps dipped into their well of creativity in the fall of 1986. Their mission was to overcome the inertia of lackluster designs in 1985 and 1986, and they took an approach that only Topps could — they rolled back the clock 25 years.

1987-Topps-Mario-SotoSpecifically, when veteran collectors tore open our first wax packs in the early spring of 1987, we might have been forgiven for thinking we’d hit the mother lode of a previously undiscovered 1962 Topps hoard. On closer inspection, it was clear that the new pasteboards were not quite duplicates of the hate-it-or-love-it poster over wood from the 1962s.

The motif was close enough, however, that we knew even then the two sets would be forever linked in collecting lore.

While most hobbyists immediately think of those overpowering wood borders when someone mentions 1987 Topps, the design is really pretty simple when you break it down.

Over top of each card “board” is a rectangular full-color photo of the player, with the top left and lower right corners lopped off on a diagonal. In the bottom left, under the picture, is a small Topps logo.

Each player is identified by name in Dom Casual bold font inside a rectangle of color, corresponding to one of the team’s accents. The playful text adds another dimension to the throwback feel of these cards and gives you the definite impression that you’re holding a kids’ collectible rather than a work of art that needs to be under Lucite somewhere.

In the upper left-hand corner, Topps included the team logo, a bit of flair that the old gum company used sparingly throughout the 1970s and 1980s.1987-Topps-Jac-Clark

For the first time since 1978, some rookies were also honored with the Topps All-Star Rookie trophy on the front of their cards, though the position tended to drift all around the lower reaches of the obverse.

And that’s about all there is to the front of the cards, which lack any kind of banners or additional pizzazz, and Topps even decided to leave off player position.
Of course, no matter how we try to glaze over it, the wood-grained borders are the driving force of the 1987 Topps baseball card design, and the brown borders are as distinctive as any in the long history of the Brooklyn-based card maker.

One interesting facet of these “woodies” is that you can find at least a handful of different grain patterns and tints. Some cards are bright, with smooth-looking ridges, while others are darker, with coarse grain. There is plenty of variation between those extremes, too.

When you turn over one of the 1987s, you’re greeted by the brown stock that you would expect from Topps issues of the era, decorated by an unusual yellow and bl1987-Topps-Wally-Backman-backue color scheme. Each horizontal card back starts off with a blue number inside of a yellow chevron in the upper left-hand corner that runs into a blue bar to the right, where the player name and position are presented in gray text.

The middle 80% of the card is devoted to complete year-by-year and career statistics in blue text on a yellow background. For players with a shorter career — and fewer stat lines — Topps includes a biographical note and maybe a bit of unrelated trivia in a gray box to round out the middle section.

At the very bottom of the card is a yellow bar containing vital and biographical information about the player, and the whole shebang is capped off by a gray Topps  logo in a blue chevron.

HE MAY NOT HAVE BEEN DE GREATEST, BUT HE WAS DESHAIES.

Even though Topps relied heavily on its iconic design for the 1987 baseball set, it did include among its 792-card roll several subsets and special cards that provided collectors with a different look, as well as some fascinating information about the game.

For instance, did you know that Jim Deshaies set a modern day record by striking out the first eight batters he faced in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers late in the 1986 season … when he was a rookie?

1987-Topps-Roger-Clemens-Record-BreakerYou did if you spent any time studying his 1987 Topps Record Breaker card, #2 in the set, over the last 30 years or so.

The complete list of subsets, of both the gathered and sprinkled-in variety:

Record Breakers – card numbers 1-7

Team Leaders – one card for each team, starting at #11 (Cleveland Indians) and spaced about 25 cards apart through the rest of the set

Manager Cards – one for every team

Future Stars – the Topps crystal-ball treatment, yielding such notables as Pat Dodson and Tim Pyznarski (yes, and Rafael Palmeiro, Bo Jackson, B.J. Surhoff, and Dave Magadan) — scattered throughout the set

Topps All-Star Rookie Team – a reprisal of the trophy that had been absent since 1978, gracing the front of 10 rookie cards throughout the set

All-Stars – cards of the real All-Stars — the guys who had made it to the Midsummer Classic in 1986 — on numbers 595-6161987-Topps-Padres-Leaders

Checklist Cards – six cards, the bane of every collector ever, that serve no purpose except to list all the other cards in the set; the pinnacle of frustrating selflessness

It’s a fairly typical lineup of Topps specials, and all of them fall back to the basic design element that dominates the set — that lovely wooden backdrop.

All of these subsets, though, do break from the standard design in some way or another, with the Team Leaders offering perhaps the most striking and appealing departure

Featuring an on-field shot of one or more “team leaders” from each Major League club, each Team Leader fades from the sharp central image through a gauzy shell of foggy whiteness that ends in the familiar wood borders, reduced to just a sliver on all sides. It’s an artistic, dreamy touch that draws from the miniature League Leaders set from the year before and that would make an encore appearance in 1987’s own mini League Leaders issue and the 1988 set.

BIG AND BIGGER

As with every baseline Topps baseball set of the era, the 1987 issue checks in at 792 cards, and there was no shortage of ways to get your mitts on the wooden goodies, either.

1987-Topps-Maury-Wills-Turn-Back-the-ClockFirst, you had the traditional wax pack, which offered up 15 cards and a stick of gum for 40 cents.

If you wanted a slightly more filling baseball card meal, you could opt for the cello pack, which gave you 31 cards and a slab of pink chicle for 69 cents.

The next step up the volume ladder was the rack pack, showcasing three cellophane-wrapped chunks, each containing 16 pasteboards. Add in the bonus “All-Star Game Commemorative Card” showcasing one of 22 participants in the 1986 All-Star game, and you had 49 pieces to add to your collection.

But Topps didn’t stop there.

This was the Eighties, and bigger and louder was better.

So Topps rolled out their Jumbo packs, a wad of 100 cards plus a glossy “Rookies” card plus three sticks of pink gum.

And if that still wasn’t big enough for you, then you likely had a problem, but one shared by many of your fellow collectors. You also had another option, as Topps offered 500-count vendor boxes, the largest “pack” of cards ever if you discount factory sets from that mix.

Topps cards were everywhere in 1987, and they only seem to have grown in availability since, but hardly anyone was worried about the future of these babies. Baseball cards were like printed gold, and they would go up in value forever, provided that you kept them in tip-top shape with the aid of special storage boxes, plastic sleeves and sheets, and heavy-duty Lucite holder1987-Topps-All-Star-Glossy-Cal-Ripkens.

And if there ever was a nagging moment of doubt about the viability of the 1987 Topps baseball card set as an investment, all you had to do was look at the lineup of key cards.

After all …

COLLECTORS DUG THE LONG BALL — AND THE ROOKIE CARDS

For as long as most collectors can remember, the rookie card of any individual player has been the most desirable of all his issues.

In the early days, that was mostly because it was assumed that, with each passing year, fewer of those early-career cards would survive, making them as rare as an Ozzie Smith home run by the time a future Hall-of-Famer was nearing the end of the line. There was also the tacit assumption that card companies produced more cards each year as the hobby matured, further adding to the idea that rookie cards were scarce in comparison to later-career cards.

In 1987, when Topps busted out their second set of woodies, though, rookie card mania was in full swing, even if we all understood on some level that there were no guarantees about production numbers and that everyone was saving all their cards.

We all just wanted to be first at something important, and what’s more important to a baseball fan than figuring out who the next big bopper will be?

1987-Topps-Jose-CansecoAnd of course, the bigger the bopper the better, and our fervor for the home run was only heightened by hot-stove speculation.

Was Wally Joyner for real? How many home runs would Jose Canseco hit when he matured a little? And could Bo Jackson play both football and baseball while keeping all his body parts intact?

So we tore into our wax-pack boxes late that winter and into early spring, gasping at every glimpse of Canseco’s green-drenched Rookie All-Stars card (#620) and the impossible potential embodied in Jackson’s Future Stars (#170).

But the 1987 Topps set was destined to be something more than a three-headed beast, and we could feel the electricity of unlimited promise crackle through our fingers as we shuffled through each 15-card stack, pink energy dissolving in our frothy saliva and further fueling our enthusiasm.

The young man on every other card — or every third at most — seemed to hold the key to impending success for some MLB franchise or other and the prospect of cardboard fortune if the breaks went his way. Among the future immortals who couldn’t miss were:

True, not all of these boards were “rookie cards” in the strict sense that the hobby has adopted in subsequent years, but they were the first Topps cards available in wax (and other) packs of the players pictured. And, while some of these names may look pedestrian or even unrecognizable today, they were ALL considered big-time comers as the 1987 season dawned.

There were more, too, as guys like Paul Assenmacher, Rafael Belliard, and Jim Traber had plenty of pundits on their side.

Has there ever 1987-Topps-Mark-McGwirebeen a more astounding rookie-card lineup in one set — or set of sets, if you include Donruss and Fleer in the conversation? Maybe in retrospect, but we had never seen anything like it before that spring, and the combined talent contained in Topps’ 1987 offering threatened to splinter those wood borders to smithereens.

And, by mid-summer, all of these cards had been pushed to the second tier of the hobby’s focus thanks to the exploits of a young Mark McGwire.

Even though Big Mac had appeared on an Olympic card in the 1985 Topps set and was maybe the most popular Rated Rookie ever on card #46 in the 1987 Donruss set, his 1987 Topps issue (366) quickly became a hobby favorite.

By the end of summer, McGwire was selling for several dollars a pop, and many of the other rookies on the list above were approaching a buck each.

Of course, the 1987 Topps set wasn’t all about the rookies, as it was issued at a time when several all-time greats were still stalking the base paths or stomping the mound or at least pondering the game from the dugout.

Among the non-rookie(ish) cards that caused at least a modicum of a stir in 1987 and beyond were three Pete Rose cards (200, 281, 393), Mike Schmidt (430), Roge1987-Topps-Lance-Parrishr Clemens (340), Nolan Ryan (757 –  a fitting metaphor for his power on the hill), Andre Dawson (345 – the summer of the blank contract), Kirby Puckett (450), Steve Carlton (718), Don Mattingly (500), Wade Boggs (150), Tony Gwynn (530), and any number of other stars of the era.

TOPPS HATES LANCE PARRISH

If all of those rookies and superstars and super-duper starry subsets weren’t enough to make your collector heart swell with splintered love, the 1987 Topps set also offered a taste of that other 1980s hobby obsession: errors and variations.

While there aren’t any “C. Nettles” or five-foot-two cards of “All” Hrabosky among this bunch, there are a handful of error corrections that make building a master set just a bit tougher.

Here is the known list of 1987 Topps E & V, courtesy of The Trading Card Database:

  • Card #92 of Urbano Lugo exists with and without the TM symbol next to the Angels logo (or is that Lugo?).
  • Card #108 of Jim Gantner has the Brewers logo reversed.
  • Card #196 of Randy O’Neal got his career W-L record wrong.
  • Jeff Hearron’s 1986 season was so memorable that Topps listed that year twice in the stats on card #274.
  • Card #301 of Luis Aquino is missing the trademark symbol.
  • Garry Templeton (#325) was born in Lockney, not Lockey as Topps asserts.
  • Joe Niekro’s copyright tag can be found inside or outside the right-hand border on the back of the card.
  • Dwight Gooden’s All-Star card (#603) can be found with and without the trademark symbol on the Mets logo.
  • The same fat1987-Topps-Lance-Parrish-All-Star-Backe befell Don Mattingly and the Yankees on card #606.
  • Topps tells us that Lance Parrish was an All-Star pitcher — sort of — on the back of card #613.
  • Card #671 of Ray Soff exists with and without a “D” before the copyright line on the reverse.
  • Doyle Alexander (#686) was listed as one day younger than he really was. When the news broke, it really hurt his status as a 37-year-old prospect.
  • Poor Lance Parrish got dumped on again on card #791 — no trademark next to the Tigers logo.

All told, that’s eight uncorrected errors and five cards with variations, taking the master-set card count to 797.

INSERTS AND PARALLELS

But even at nearly 800 cards, the base and variated woodies were not the limit of what you might expect to receive when you bought a pack of 1987 Topps baseball cards.

1987 Topps Baseball Box PanelAside from the vending boxes, every Topps package that spring offered a small lagniappe for your patronage.

The rundown of freebies that helped break up the grainy monotony:

Glossy All-Stars featured 11 players from the American League and 11 from the National League who had made their way to the All-Star game in 1986.

Glossy Rookies were first cousins of the Glossy All-Stars from a design standpoint and featured 22 rookies who made their marks during the 1986 season.

Wax Box Cards were eight minis (2 18 × 3 in), “numbered” A-H and printed two to the side of each box of wax packs.

Wax packs gave even more to collectors in 1987, in the form of redemption cards that could be sent in for a series of thick, glossy cards that were rumored to be printed in very low numbers — at least compared to the base set. In all, there are 60 of the send-in glossiesand the redemption cards themselves have at least some nostalgic value1987-Topps-Mini-Dave-Parker

Of course, excess was never quite enough, especially for Topps and especially in the 1980s, so the OGC filled in the holes in our collections with a series of parallel or standalone issues that were NOT available by purchasing the base cards.

Among these were:

The aforementioned Send-In Glossies.

Mini Leaders featured a design very similar to the “team leaders” cards from the base set, but checked in at a diminutive 2 18 × 3 in — same as the cards on the side of wax boxes. And speaking of wax, these 77-card glossies were were available in their own standalone packs and boxes — 36 seven-card pa1987-topps-traded-single-setcks per box.

And then, of course, there was the Traded Set which, by 1987, was a staple in the yearly Topps lineup. As always, this issue featured players traded to new teams during the season and rookies who made an impact among its 132 subject. Key cards this time around included Greg Maddux’s first Topps card and Andre Dawson’s first appearance in a Cubs uniform.

Even with such a stellar lineup, and despite all the bells and whistles and add-ons and adjuncts, the 1987 Topps set lagged behind its competitors almost from the beginning days of the collecting season, and the reason would help shape the hobby for years to come.

MEANWHILE, OUT IN THE WILDS …

When the long, dark winter of 1987 finally drew toward a close, collectors were eager to get our hands on the new ca1987-Donruss-Mark-McGwirerds, as we always were.

For the most serious among us, wax packs in the Easter basket were already full of doubles, so anxious and diligent were we in tracking down the latest issues.

And, boy, did the early returns in 1987 look promising!

Not only had Topps stepped up their game with the woodies, but Donruss had rolled out a very Donruss-y black-bordered offering and Fleer made us all ooh and aah with their gorgeous border fades and improved photo quality.

We could read all about the new cards every week in the pages of Sports Collectors Digest, with monthly color updates in Baseball Cards magazine and Beckett Baseball Monthly.1987-Fleer-Tim-Raines

And we could pick up all the faux splinters we desired, courtesy of Topps.

But if you wanted to hold a real live 1987 Donruss or Fleer card in your hands?

Good luck.

It became apparent early on that something had changed, drastically, in the supply-demand curve for the non-Topps pasteboards that late winter, and you either had to be lucky or have some sort of blackmail-worthy dirt on your dad in order to land your own cache of the new cards.

I happened to be lucky in that our local drugstore had managed to get their full season’s worth of Donruss cards delivered in mid-February, not long after my birthday. I was lucky, too, that my mom noticed the display one Thursday afternoon while running some errands in town. Finally, I was jackpot lucky that my Dad floated me a loan to buy the whole kit and kaboodle, which amounted to about two full cases of wax boxes at 40 cents per pack— no blackmail needed.

I sat on those babies for quite a while and parsed them out at card shows over the next decade-and-a-half, and it was interesting and (sometimes) fun to watch the going price rise to a buck a pack, then two then three before starting to slide back down the scale as other sets stole the ’87s’ thunder and as it became apparent that the Donruss set might not have been as limited as we all thought they were in the early years.1987-Sportflics-Nolan-Ryan-Back

The same can be said for the 1987 Fleer set, which didn’t receive the initial rare-as-a-DiMaggio-strikeout hype that the Donruss issue did, but which eventually gained a reputation as being even more limited than its black-bordered kin.

Before the advent of Upper Deck in 1989 and the “super premium” sets a year or two later, the Fleer and Donruss sets from 1987 set a standard for out-of-the-pack scarcity that drove up their prices with each Mark McGwire dinger or Rafael Palmeiro base knock. By comparison, the Topps set never experienced the same kind of mercurial price lurches but did rise steadily for a few years.

Today, three decades later, you can find complete sets of any of the three for under $15 if you don’t mind dipping into the nostalgia of “hand collation.”

The other “major” set of 1987 was the second-year issue of Sportflics, providing 195 cards of “Magic Motion” goodness. While never all that popular with collectors, this set was the first to offer full-color images on card backs. Sportflics also ditched the wax wrapper in favor of foil, which Upper Deck would use to good effect in the near future.

For a 15-year-old collector in 1987, though, the foil was just one more reason to hate Sportflics and to focus on the Big Three.

And for all of us collectors, the scarcity hype surrounding the Fleer and Donruss sets would serve as an impetus to begin demanding more from the manufacturers — more quality, more 1987 Donruss Wax Boxaccountability, and more choices.

VALUE? IF YOU KNOW WHERE TO LOOK

Thanks to the perceived scarcity of the Donruss and Fleer sets from the same year, and also to the fact that Topps whiffed on Greg Maddux while their competitors didn’t, the 1987 set lagged behind in value for much of its history.

While the 1985 McGwire card and his Donruss Rated Rookies issue raced for the stars in the summer of 1987 and the even BIGGER summer of 1998, his first Topps card as a Big Leaguer struggled to crack double digits.

Likewise, the regular-issue rookie cards of Bonds, Canseco, Palmeiro, Larkin, and all the rest drew strong collector interest but never caused the kind of stir on the local motel show circuit that ensued when someone plopped a freshly slabbed Donruss or Fleer version of the same card into his showcase.

But the sheer volume of could-be guys — could be ROY; could be MVP; could be a Hall of Famer, for goodness sakes — kept us coming back year after year and decade after decade.1987-Topps-Wax-Pack

Does it matter that you can pick up a complete hand-collated set for about 10 bucks on eBay, or even one of those fancy, colorful factory sets for around $30?

Or does it matter that you could find enough 1987 Topps commons at any large flea market across the nation to paper your whole house in Topps-y paneling and still have enough change left over from your crisp, clean Twenty to buy the kiddos a talking A.L.F.?

Not on your life.

If you’re in your 40s (or later), how long has it been since you’ve even thought about the concept of hand collation or the horrors of a cat-swilling alien? If you’re younger, maybe you’ve never heard of either.

But the 1987 Topps baseball set will get you in an Eighties state of mind faster than you can say “Montreal Expos.”

It’s enough to make you look back fondly on all those craggy old men who told you that baseball cards weren’t worth anything — not really — and that collecting was fine as long as you did it because you loved it.

Don’t expect to get rich, they warned.

Of course, we1987-Topps-Minis-Glossy-Wrapper did expect to get rich, and maybe some of us did. But darn few of us did it on the backs of our cards.

Thirty years on, though, we know what to expect.

The cardboard men we worshiped as our wax pack Gods have triumphed and failed and risen and died and proved themselves to be flawed, and human after all.

And those wooden rectangles that littered our bedrooms and scaffolded our dreams are more common than “wait ’til next year” in Chicago when the weather starts to get hot.

Do they still have any value?

Only if you have a memory and a love for baseball, and for baseball cards.

For that 15-year-old boy starting to let loose his grip on childhood, but secretly curling up with his teddy bear at night when his friends can’t see June-1987-Beckett-Baseball-Monthly-1987-Topps-Eric-Davis— that same boy who whispers that your future is boundless even when your kids are leaving home and work is eating at your soul?

For him, the 1987 Topps baseball set will always be a reminder of life’s possibilities, and a sweet tendril connecting him to all the best parts of his world. And what could be more valuable than that?

 

RB – Record Breaker

MGR – Manager

TBTC – Turn Back the Clock


 

1 Roger Clemens (RB)
2 Jim Deshaies (RB)
3 Dwight Evans(RB)
4 Davey Lopes (RB)
5 Dave Righetti(RB)
6 Ruben Sierra (RB)
7 Todd Worrell(RB)
8 Terry Pendleton
9 Jay Tibbs
10 Cecil Cooper
11 Indians Leaders
12 Jeff Sellers RC
13 Nick Esasky
14 Dave Stewart
15 Claudell Washington
16 Pat Clements
17 Pete O’Brien
18 Dick Howser (MGR)
19 Matt Young
20 Gary Carter
21 Mark Davis
22 Doug DeCinces
23 Lee Smith
24 Tony Walker
25 Bert Blyleven
26 Greg Brock
27 Joe Cowley
28 Rick Dempsey
29 Jimmy Key
30 Tim Raines
31 Braves Leaders
32 Tim Leary
33 Andy Van Slyke
34 Jose Rijo
35 Sid Bream
36 Eric King
37 Marvell Wynne
38 Dennis Leonard
39 Marty Barrett
40 Dave Righetti
41 Bo Diaz
42 Gary Redus
43 Gene Michael (MGR)
44 Greg Harris
45 Jim Presley
46 Dan Gladden
47 Dennis Powell
48 Wally Backman
49 Terry Harper
50 Dave Smith
51 Mel Hall
52 Keith Atherton
53 Ruppert Jones
54 Bill Dawley
55 Tim Wallach
56 Brewers Leaders
57 Scott Nielsen RC
58 Thad Bosley
59 Ken Dayley
60 Tony Pena
61 Bobby Thigpen RC
62 Bobby Meacham
63 Fred Toliver
64 Harry Spilman
65 Tom Browning
66 Marc Sullivan
67 Bill Swift
68 Tony LaRussa (MGR)
69 Lonnie Smith
70 Charlie Hough
71 Mike Aldrete
72 Walt Terrell
73 Dave Anderson
74 Dan Pasqua
75 Ron Darling
76 Rafael Ramirez
77 Bryan Oelkers
78 Tom Foley
79 Juan Nieves
80 Wally Joyner RC
81 Padres Leaders
82 Rob Murphy RC
83 Mike Davis
84 Steve Lake
85 Kevin Bass
86 Nate Snell
87 Mark Salas
88 Ed Wojna
89 Ozzie Guillen
90 Dave Stieb
91 Harold Reynolds
92 Urbano Lugo
93 Jim Leyland (MGR)
94 Calvin Schiraldi
95 Oddibe McDowell
96 Frank Williams
97 Glenn Wilson
98 Bill Scherrer
99 Darryl Motley
100 Steve Garvey
101 Carl Willis
102 Paul Zuvella
103 Rick Aguilera
104 Billy Sample
105 Floyd Youmans
106 Blue Jays Leaders
107 John Butcher
108 Jim Gantner
109 R.J. Reynolds
110 John Tudor
111 Alfredo Griffin
112 Alan Ashby
113 Neil Allen
114 Billy Beane
115 Donnie Moore
116 Bill Russell
117 Jim Beattie
118 Bobby Valentine (MGR)
119 Ron Robinson
120 Eddie Murray
121 Kevin Romine
122 Jim Clancy
123 John Kruk
124 Ray Fontenot
125 Bob Brenly
126 Mike Loynd
127 Vance Law
128 Checklist (#s 1-132)
129 Rick Cerone
130 Dwight Gooden
131 Pirates Leaders
132 Paul Assenmacher RC
133 Jose Oquendo
134 Rich Yett RC
135 Mike Easler
136 Ron Romanick
137 Jerry Willard
138 Roy Lee Jackson
139 Devon White
140 Bret Saberhagen
141 Herm Winningham
142 Rick Sutcliffe
143 Steve Boros (MGR)
144 Mike Scioscia
145 Charlie Kerfeld
146 Tracy Jones
147 Randy Niemann
148 Dave Collins
149 Ray Searage
150 Wade Boggs
151 Mike LaCoss
152 Toby Harrah
153 Duane Ward RC
154 Tom O’Malley
155 Ed Whitson
156 Mariners Leaders
157 Danny Darwin
158 Tim Teufel
159 Ed Olwine
160 Julio Franco
161 Steve Ontiveros
162 Mike LaValliere RC
163 Kevin Gross
164 Sam Khalifa
165 Jeff Reardon
166 Bob Boone
167 Jim Deshaies
168 Lou Piniella (MGR)
169 Ron Washington
170 Bo Jackson
171 Chuck Cary
172 Ron Oester
173 Alex Trevino
174 Henry Cotto
175 Bob Stanley
176 Steve Buechele
177 Keith Moreland
178 Cecil Fielder
179 Bill Wegman
180 Chris Brown
181 Cardinals Leaders
182 Lee Lacy
183 Andy Hawkins
184 Bobby Bonilla
185 Roger McDowell
186 Bruce Benedict
187 Mark Huismann
188 Tony Phillips
189 Joe Hesketh
190 Jim Sundberg
191 Charles Hudson
192 Cory Snyder RC
193 Roger Craig (MGR)
194 Kirk McCaskill
195 Mike Pagliarulo
196 Randy O’Neal
197 Mark Bailey
198 Lee Mazzilli
199 Mariano Duncan
200 Pete Rose
201 John Cangelosi RC
202 Ricky Wright
203 Mike Kingery RC
204 Sammy Stewart
205 Graig Nettles
206 Twins Leaders
207 George Frazier
208 John Shelby
209 Rick Schu
210 Lloyd Moseby
211 John Morris RC
212 Mike Fitzgerald
213 Randy Myers RC
214 Omar Moreno
215 Mark Langston
216 B.J. Surhoff RC
217 Chris Codiroli
218 Sparky Anderson (MGR)
219 CeciIio Guante
220 Joe Carter
221 Vern Ruhle
222 Denny Walling
223 Charlie Leibrandt
224 Wayne Tolleson
225 Mike Smithson
226 Max Venable
227 Jamie Moyer RC
228 Curtis Wilkerson
229 Mike Birkbeck RC
230 Don Baylor
231 Giants Leaders
232 Reggie Williams RC
233 Russ Morman RC
234 Pat Sheridan
235 Alvin Davis
236 Tommy John
237 Jim Morrison
238 Bill Krueger
239 Juan Espino
240 Steve Balboni
241 Danny Heep
242 Rick Mahler
243 Whitey Herzog (MGR)
244 Dickie Noles
245 Willie Upshaw
246 Jim Dwyer
247 Jeff Reed RC
248 Gene Walter
249 Jim Pankovits
250 Teddy Higuera
251 Rob Wilfong
252 Dennis Martinez
253 Eddie Milner
254 Bob Tewksbury RC
255 Juan Samuel
256 Royals Leaders
257 Bob Forsch
258 Steve Yeager
259 Mike Greenwell RC
260 Vida Blue
261 Ruben Sierra
262 Jim Winn
263 Stan Javier RC
264 Checklist (#s 133-264)
265 Darrell Evans
266 Jeff Hamilton RC
267 Howard Johnson
268 Pat Corrales (MGR)
269 Cliff Speck
270 Jody Davis
271 Mike Brown
272 Andres Galarraga
273 Gene Nelson
274 Jeff Hearron RC
275 LaMarr Hoyt
276 Jackie Gutierrez
277 Juan Agosto
278 Gary Pettis
279 Dan Plesac RC
280 Jeffrey Leonard
281 Reds Leaders (Rose)
282 Jeff Calhoun
283 Doug Drabek RC
284 John Moses
285 Dennis “Oil Can” Boyd
286 Mike Woodard RC
287 Dave Von Ohlen
288 Tito Landrum
289 Bob Kipper
290 Leon Durham
291 Mitch Williams
292 Franklin Stubbs
293 Bob Rodgers (MGR)
294 Steve Jeltz
295 Lenny Dykstra
296 Andres Thomas RC
297 Don Schulze
298 Larry Herndon
299 Joel Davis
300 Reggie Jackson
301 Luis Aquino RC
302 Bill Schroeder
303 Juan Berenguer
304 Phil Garner
305 John Franco
306 Red Sox Leaders
307 Lee Guetterman RC
308 Don Slaught
309 Mike Young
310 Frank Viola
311 Rickey Henderson (TBTC)
312 Reggie Jackson (TBTC)
313 Roberto Clemente (TBTC)
314 Carl Yastrzemski (TBTC)
315 Maury Wills (TBTC)
316 Brian Fisher
317 Clint Hurdle
318 Jim Fregosi (MGR)
319 Greg Swindell RC
320 Barry Bonds
321 Mike Laga
322 Chris Bando
323 Al Newman RC
324 Dave Palmer
325 Garry Templeton
326 Mark Gubicza
327 Dale Sveum RC
328 Bob Welch
329 Ron Roenicke
330 Mike Scott
331 Mets Leaders
332 Joe Price
333 Ken Phelps
334 Ed Correa RC
335 Candy Maldonado
336 Allan Anderson RC
337 Darrell Miller
338 Tim Conroy
339 Donnie Hill
340 Roger Clemens
341 Mike Brown
342 Bob James
343 Hal Lanier (MGR)
344 Joe Niekro
345 Andre Dawson
346 Shawon Dunston
347 Mickey Brantley
348 Carmelo Martinez
349 Storm Davis
350 Keith Hernandez
351 Gene Garber
352 Mike Felder RC
353 Ernie Camacho
354 Jamie Quirk
355 Don Carman
356 White Sox Leaders
357 Steve Fireovid RC
358 Sal Butera
359 Doug Corbett
360 Pedro Guerrero
361 Mark Thurmond
362 Luis Quinones RC
363 Jose Guzman
364 Randy Bush
365 Rick Rhoden
366 Mark McGwire
367 Jeff Lahti

368 John McNamara (MGR)
369 Brian Dayett
370 Fred Lynn
371 Mark Eichhorn RC
372 Jerry Mumphrey
373 Jeff Dedmon
374 Glenn Hoffman
375 Ron Guidry
376 Scott Bradley
377 John Henry Johnson
378 Rafael Santana
379 John Russell
380 Goose Gossage
381 Expos Leaders
382 Rudy Law
383 Ron Davis
384 Johnny Grubb
385 Orel Hershiser
386 Dickie Thon
387 T.R. Bryden RC
388 Geno Petralli
390 Gary Matthews
391 Jay Howell
392 Checklist (#s 265-396)
393 Pete Rose (MGR)
394 Mike Bielecki
395 Damaso Garcia
396 Tim Lollar

397 Greg Walker
398 Brad Havens
399 Curt Ford
400 George Brett
401 Billy Joe Robidoux
402 Mike Trujillo
403 Jerry Royster
404 Doug Sisk
405 Brook Jacoby
406 Yankees Leaders
407 Jim Acker
408 John Mizerock
409 Milt Thompson
410 Fernando Valenzuela
411 Darnell Coles
412 Eric Davis
413 Moose Haas
414 Joe Orsulak
415 Bobby Witt RC
416 Tom Nieto
417 Pat Perry RC
418 Dick Williams (MGR)
419 Mark Portugal RC
420 Will Clark
421 Jose DeLeon
422 Jack Howell
423 Jaime Cocanower
424 Chris Speier
425 Tom Seaver
426 Floyd Rayford
427 Edwin Nunez
428 Bruce Bochy
429 Tim Pyznarski RC
430 Mike Schmidt
431 Dodgers Leaders
432 Jim Slaton
433 Ed Hearn RC
434 Mike Fischlin
435 Bruce Sutter
436 Andy Allanson RC
437 Ted Power
438 Kelly Downs RC
439 Karl Best
440 Willie McGee
441 Dave Leiper RC
442 Mitch Webster
443 John Felske (MGR)
444 Jeff Russell
446 Chuck Finley RC
447 Bill Almon
448 Chris Bosio RC
449 Pat Dodson RC
450 Kirby Puckett
451 Joe Sambito
452 Dave Henderson
453 Scott Terry RC
454 Luis Salazar
455 Mike Boddicker
456 Athletics Leaders
457 Len Matuszek
458 Kelly Gruber RC
459 Dennis Eckersley
460 Darryl Strawberry
461 Craig McMurtry
462 Scott Fletcher
463 Tom Candiotti
464 Butch Wynegar
465 Todd Worrell
466 Kal Daniels RC
468 George Bamberger (MGR)
469 Mike Diaz RC
470 Dave Dravecky
471 Ronn Reynolds
472 Bill Doran
473 Steve Farr
474 Jerry Narron
475 Scott Garrelts
476 Danny Tartabull
477 Ken Howell
478 Tim Laudner
479 Bob Sebra RC
480 Jim Rice
481 Phillies Leaders
482 Daryl Boston
483 Dwight Lowry
484 Jim Traber RC
485 Tony Fernandez
486 Otis Nixon
487 Dave Gumpert
488 Ray Knight
489 Bill Gullickson
490 Dale Murphy
491 Ron Karkovice RC
492 Mike Heath
493 Tommy Lasorda (MGR)
494 Barry Jones RC
495 Gorman Thomas
496 Bruce Bochte
497 Dale Mohorcic RC
498 Bob Kearney
499 Bruce Ruffin RC
500 Don Mattingly
501 Craig Lefferts
502 Dick Schofield
503 Larry Andersen
504 Mickey Hatcher
505 Bryn Smith
506 Orioles Leaders
507 Dave Stapleton
508 Scott Bankhead RC
509 Enos Cabell
510 Tom Henke
511 Steve Lyons
512 Dave Magadan RC
513 Carmen Castillo
514 Orlando Mercado
515 Willie Hernandez
516 Ted Simmons
517 Mario Soto
518 Gene Mauch (MGR)
519 Curt Young
520 Jack Clark
521 Rick Reuschel
522 Checklist (#397-528)
523 Earnie Riles
524 Bob Shirley
525 Phil Bradley
526 Roger Mason
527 Jim Wohlford
528 Ken Dixon
529 Alvaro Espinoza
530 Tony Gwynn
531 Astros Leaders
532 Jeff Stone
533 Argenis Salazar
534 Scott Sanderson
535 Tony Armas
536 Terry Mulholland RC
537 Rance Mulliniks
538 Tom Niedenfuer
539 Reid Nichols
540 Terry Kennedy
541 Rafael Belliard RC
542 Ricky Horton
543 Dave Johnson (MGR)
544 Zane Smith
545 Buddy Bell
546 Mike Morgan
547 Rob Deer
548 Bill Mooneyham RC
549 Bob Melvin
550 Pete Incaviglia
551 Frank Wills
552 Larry Sheets
553 Mike Maddux RC
554 Buddy Biancalana
555 Dennis Rasmussen
556 Angels Leaders
557 John Cerutti RC
558 Greg Gagne
559 Lance McCullers
560 Glenn Davis
561 Rey Quinones RC
562 Bryan Clutterbuck RC
563 John Stefero
564 Larry McWilliams
565 Dusty Baker
566 Tim Hulett
567 Greg Mathews RC
568 Earl Weaver (MGR)
569 Wade Rowdon RC
570 Sid Fernandez
571 Ozzie Virgil
572 Pete Ladd
573 Hal McRae
574 Manny Lee
575 Pat Tabler
576 Frank Pastore
577 Dann Bilardello
578 Billy Hatcher
579 Rick Burleson
580 Mike Krukow
581 Cubs Leaders
582 Bruce Berenyi
583 Junior Ortiz
584 Ron Kittle
585 Scott Bailes RC
586 Ben Oglivie
587 Eric Plunk RC
588 Wallace Johnson
589 Steve Crawford
590 Vince Coleman
591 Spike Owen
592 Chris Welsh
593 Chuck Tanner (MGR)
594 Rick Anderson
595 Keith Hernandez All-Star
596 Steve Sax All-Star
597 Mike Schmidt All-Star
598 Ozzie Smith All-Star
599 Tony Gwynn All-Star
600 Dave Parker All-Star
601 Darryl Strawberry All-Star
602 Gary Carter All-Star
603 Dwight Gooden All-Star
604 Fernando Valenzuela All-Star
605 Todd Worrell All-Star
606 Don Mattingly All-Star
607 Tony Bernazard All-Star
608 Wade Boggs All-Star
609 Cal Ripken All-Star
610 Jim Rice All-Star
611 Kirby Puckett All-Star
612 George Bell All-Star
613 Lance Parrish All-Star
614 Roger Clemens All-Star
615 Teddy Higuera All-Star
616 Dave Righetti All-Star
617 Al Nipper
618 Tom Kelly (MGR)
619 Jerry Reed
620 Jose Canseco
621 Danny Cox
622 Glenn Braggs RC
623 Kurt Stillwell RC
624 Tim Burke
625 Mookie Wilson
626 Joel Skinner
627 Ken Oberkfell
628 Bob Walk
629 Larry Parrish
630 John Candelaria
631 Tigers Leaders
632 Rob Woodward RC
633 Jose Uribe
634 Rafael Palmeiro RC
635 Ken Schrom
636 Darren Daulton
637 Bip Roberts RC
638 Rich Bordi
639 Gerald Perry
640 Mark Clear
641 Domingo Ramos
643 Ron Shepherd
644 John Denny
645 Dwight Evans
646 Mike Mason
647 Tom Lawless
648 Barry Larkin RC
649 Mickey Tettleton
650 Hubie Brooks
651 Benny Distefano
652 Terry Forster
653 Kevin Mitchell
654 Checklist (#s 529-660)
655 Jesse Barfield
656 Rangers Leaders
657 Tom Waddell
658 Robby Thompson RC
659 Aurelio Lopez
660 Bob Horner
661 Lou Whitaker
662 Frank DiPino
663 Cliff Johnson
664 Mike Marshall
665 Rod Scurry
666 Von Hayes
667 Ron Hassey
668 Juan Bonilla
669 Bud Black
670 Jose Cruz
671 Ray Soff
672 Chili Davis
673 Don Sutton
674 Bill Campbell
675 Ed Romero
676 Charlie Moore
678 Carney Lansford
679 Kent Hrbek
680 Ryne Sandberg
681 George Bell
682 Jerry Reuss
683 Gary Roenicke
684 Kent Tekulve
685 Jerry Hairston
686 Doyle Alexander
687 Alan Trammell
688 Juan Beniquez
689 Darrell Porter
690 Dane Iorg
691 Dave Parker
692 Frank White
693 Terry Puhl
694 Phil Niekro
695 Chico Walker
696 Gary Lucas
697 Ed Lynch
698 Ernie Whitt
699 Ken Landreaux
700 Dave Bergman
701 Willie Randolph
702 Greg Gross
703 Dave Schmidt
704 Jesse Orosco
705 Bruce Hurst
706 Rick Manning
707 Bob McClure
708 Scott McGregor
709 Dave Kingman
710 Gary Gaetti
711 Ken Griffey
712 Don Robinson
713 Tom Brookens
714 Dan Quisenberry
715 Bob Dernier
716 Rick Leach
718 Steve Carlton
719 Tom Hume
720 Richard Dotson
721 Tom Herr
722 Bob Knepper
723 Brett Butler
724 Greg Minton
725 George Hendrick
726 Frank Tanana
727 Mike Moore
728 Tippy Martinez
729 Tom Paciorek
730 Eric Show
731 Dave Concepcion
732 Manny Trillo
733 Bill Caudill
734 Bill Madlock
735 Rickey Henderson
736 Steve Bedrosian
737 Floyd Bannister
738 Jorge Orta
739 Chet Lemon
740 Rich Gedman
741 Paul Molitor
742 Andy McGaffigan
743 Dwayne Murphy
744 Roy Smalley
745 Glenn Hubbard
746 Bob Ojeda
747 Johnny Ray
748 Mike Flanagan
749 Ozzie Smith
750 Steve Trout
751 Garth Iorg
752 Dan Petry
753 Rick Honeycutt
754 Dave LaPoint
755 Luis Aguayo
756 Carlton Fisk
757 Nolan Ryan
758 Tony Bernazard
759 Joel Youngblood
760 Mike Witt
761 Greg Pryor
762 Gary Ward
763 Tim Flannery
764 Bill Buckner
765 Kirk Gibson
766 Don Aase
767 Ron Cey
768 Dennis Lamp
769 Steve Sax
770 Dave Winfield
771 Shane Rawley
772 Harold Baines
773 Robin Yount
774 Wayne Krenchicki
775 Joaquin Andujar
776 Tom Brunansky
777 Chris Chambliss
778 Jack Morris
779 Craig Reynolds
780 Andre Thornton
781 Atlee Hammaker
782 Brian Downing
783 Willie Wilson
784 Cal Ripken
785 Terry Francona
786 Jimy Williams (MGR)
787 Alejandro Pena
788 Tim Stoddard
789 Dan Schatzeder
790 Julio Cruz
791 Lance Parrish
792 Checklist (#s 661-792)