1988-Topps-Wax-PackBy the time collectors ripped open our first wax packs of 1988 Topps baseball cards, we were pretty sure that all the roads we’d travel in the future would be paved with gold — cardboard gold.

After all, the 1987 Topps set, with its wood borders, had exploded in value the  previous summer. Not only were Mark McGwire and Jose Canseco rookie cards fetching several dollars a piece on the secondary market, but the checklist was littered from top to bottom with buck-plus cards: Mike Greenwell, Wally Joyner, Greg Swindell, Bobby Witt, Kal Daniels, Dava Magadan, Rafael Palmeiro, and on and on and on.

So expectations were high in the Spring of 1988, but it didn’t really matter what Topps spat out: we would gobble up the cards like jelly beans on Easter morning and regurgitate them a few years later when it was time to buy a car or a house, or to pay for college tuition. It was a financial win-win for us and Topps.

But, of course, we were still collectors and we were anxious to see what The Old Gum Company had been busy with over the winter. After the successful experiment in materials science the year before, many of us expected something equally outlandish in 1988.

As it turned out, Topps filled our wax packs not with birthday-cake borders or blue-red-black Atari screens — Fleer and Donruss filled those voids — but with a clean, classic design.

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In fact, had the years not proven that there are enough of each card to build the first Martian land bridge, 11988-Topps-Steve-Balboni988 Topps might be lauded right along with 1957 and 1967 as some of the “purest” cards of the pre-premium era.

Watch Out for That Steve Balboni Centerfold

Just like those all-time great Topps sets, the 1988 issue focused heavily on the photo on the front of each card.

And, while the images weren’t quite the high-def masterpieces that would become de rigueur with the advent of Upper Deck in 1989, they are generally crisp and much brighter than you will find in other 1980s issues.

Each photo is set off by a thin piping that complements the team name, presented in large colored block capital letters across the card front. In most cases, the player’s head or bat overlays part of the team lettering, imparting a three-dimensional feel.

The Topp1988-Topps-Barry-Bondss logo makes an understated appearance in the lower left-hand corner, in black or white lettering depending on the shades in the underlying photo. The only other design element is a colored diagonal stripe in the lower right-hand corner containing the player name in white or black block capital letters.

A thick white border surrounds the whole shebang.

Overall, card fronts have a clean appearance that is reminiscent of single-subject magazine covers of the era, such as the hobby-focused Beckett Baseball Card Monthly. You have to wonder if the similarity is just a consequence of  1980s styles, a coincidence of timing, or a case of art imitating art.

Maybe Sy Berger was a BBCM fan?

Regardless of how the fronts got how they got, 1988 card backs were pure Topps.

Each horizontal reverse is printed on a burnt orange background and leads off with a row of paler orange baseballs across the top. Overlaid on these spheroids are the card number, player name, biographical info and stats, position, and Topps logo.

The heart of the card back, as always, is a rectangle of complete stats. For younger1988-Topps-Darrell-Evans-Back players, this includes minor league numbers and, where room allows, an extra text section with interesting tidbits about the subject.

Did you know, for example, that Mark Grant was a clothes salesman?

Load Up on Shane Rawley Before He Explodes!

Some guys were just so good back in the 1980s, though, that not even the human interest boxes on the backs of their baseball cards were enough to satisfy diehard fans. To help us get our fill of the superstars of the day, Topps included several subsets and special cards in their 792-card offering in 1988.1988-Topps-Record-Breaker-Vince-Coleman

Among these were:

  • Record Breakers (#1-8)
  • Managers (starting with Sparky Anderson at card #14 and spanning the rest of the set)
  • Checklists (six in all, appearing at intervals of roughly 120 cards)
  • All-Stars (#386-407)
  • Turn Back the Clock (#661-665)

In addition, each team was represented with a “leaders” card that showcased one or more of their stars in a fade-in dream white cloud on the front and statistical leaders from 1987 on the back.

Finally, the Topps All-Star Rookie trophy made an encore appearance in the lower right-hand corner for big-time rookies from the previous season, including Mark McGwire (#580), Kevin Seitzer (#275), and Ellis Burks (#269).

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Those guys, of course, were top of mind for collectors as we tore into our packs before Opening Day. This was the late 1980s, after all, and nothing was more important in the hobby than the next big rookie card.

After the embarrassment of rookie riches that the 1987 sets afforded, we knew it would be tough for the ’88s to deliver that same sort of thrill-a-pack exhilaration. Still, there was reason for us to be optimistic.

In addition to Seitzer and Burks, the 1988 Topps set featured first-year pasteboards for Ken Caminiti (#64), Todd Benzinger (#96), Matt Williams (#372), Sam Horn (#377), Jay Bell (#637),  Matt Nokes (#645), and Jose Lind (#767). All of those players either already had a promising season under their belts — Nokes and Horn — or were considered big-timers just waiting to happen.

Nearly 30 years later, though, the plum of the 1988 Topps set is the Tom Glavine rookie card at #779, with Williams also putting together 1988-Topps-Mark-McGwirea superstar career.

Another interesting swatch of cardboard belongs to Joe Magrane, who debut at #380 and these days is a color commentator for the MLB Network.

Even Glavine’s epic Hall of Fame career, though, was not enough to overcome the mountain of cards and keep the prices of his rookie moving upward. Today, you can find them ungraded all day long for less than $5, and “perfect” PSA 10s will only set you back about $25 each.

Most of the other big rookies from the set never quite reached the heights we envisioned for them, and just about all of them can be found in commons bins today.

With 1988-Topps-Matt-Williamsnearly 800 cards from which to choose, the good news for more modern collectors is that the 1988 Topps set has a lot more going for it than the rookie cards of a former hockey player and one of the Washington Nationals deposed managers.

Like every other issue from the era, this offering is loaded with all-time greats likeRobin Yount (#165), Nolan Ryan (#250), Mike Schmidt (#600), George Brett (#700), and dozens of others who helped make the game great in the
1980s and beyond.

In terms of dollar value, none of these cards would have made you rich even if you had hoarded them in a hermetically sealed bunker for the last three decades. The best of the bunch is Ryan, and his market prices mirror Glavine’s, topping out around $25 for GEM MT slabbed copies.

Value Is in the Eye of the Be-folder

Of course, money is only one measure of value. And while collectors in the 1980s were supremely focused on future dollars, we als1988-Topps-Glossy-Roger-Clemenso wanted choices.

After all, for decades before Fleer busted Topps’ monopoly in 1980, we were stuck with whatever The Old Gum Company deigned to offer up in any particular year.

By 1988, though, we had four base sets from which to choose, and we were eager for more, more, more. For their part, Topps was eager to give us more, more, more.

It was a match made in card heaven, and the excess began with the base set. Topps wanted their cards everywhere, and they wanted to give us plenty of choices about how to acquire them. Most of those choices included a little something extra, in the form of insert cards.

Here is a brief rundown of the pack types we had at our disposal in the summer of 1988, along with the lagniappe in each case.

  • Wax packs: Touting the customary 15 cards per pack and packaged 36 to a box, wax packs also con1988-Topps-Glossy-All-Stars-Don-Mattinglytained send-in premiums that you could collect and mail away in exchange for 10 of 60 possible special glossy cards. Wax pack boxes also showcased panels of four blue-bordered pasteboards, with a total of 16 box-bottom cards available (four different panels).
  • Rack Packs: These were the traditional “long” packs that hung on pegs in retail outlets, each offering 42 base cards plus one of 22 different Glossy All-Stars, and packaged 24 per box.
  • Cello Packs: Each cello pack contained 28 cards and a stick of gum — no other bonus in these babies.
  • Jumbo Packs: These cellophane-wrapped packs featured a whopping 100 cards plus one of 22 different Glossy Rookies.
  • Vending Boxes: 500 cards in an anything-is-possible brick for about 10 bucks. No bonus required.
  • Factory Sets: All 792 cards wrapped up in a colorful Christmas box, no muss, no fuss.

But T1988-topps-big-baseball-wax-pack-boxopps wasn’t done yet!

Because, if you were willing to branch out from the base product, you could find unusual and, in some cases, prescient offerings.

Among the off-main sets that Topps pumped out in 1988 were:

  • The Topps Traded set issued at the end of the year featured rookies and traded stars as usual, but also members of Team USA — including Robin Ventura, Tino Martinez, and Jim Abbott.
  • Mini Leaders was a diminutive (2 1/8″ x 3″) standalone set — 77 cards in all — issued in their own wax packs.1988-Topps-big-Mike-Schmidt
  • Topps Big was a throwback and a harbinger. Oversized at 2 5/8″ x 3 3/4″ and issued in three series of 88 cards each, the Bigs were available standalone in their own boxes. Their horizontal design also drew heavily on Topps issues from 1955 and 1956, and in many ways was the seedling for the now-popular Archives series.
  • Tiffany Sets were back as exact parallels to the base and Traded sets for the fifth year. Issued on premium white stock with a high gloss finish, Tiffanies greased the skids for the supercards that would hit the market in the early 1990s.

There were also Topps Coins, Gallery of Champions metal cards, stickers and stickercards, and even an experimental cloth set!

At some point during all this gluttony of cardboard, the creative minds at Topps must have taken a breath, stepped back 1988-topps-traded-set-boxto admire their work, and come to a conclusion: these cards are beautiful, and we need MORE of them — and they need to be BIGGER and of a higher dimension.

Hence, that summer’s back-to-school supplies shelves featured a special treat: full-size, two-pocket folders that were exact replicas of the normal 1988 Topps cards (except for the “folding” part, naturally). The set featured five players from each of the 26 MLB teams, for a total of 130 different folders.

It seemed that if you could dream of it in 1988, Topps already had you covered in one way or another.

Variation on a Theme

1988-Topps-Keith-Comstock-White-Letters Perhaps the only trend in baseball cards during the 1980s that could hold a candle (perish the thought!) to the rookie card craze was the hunt for high-ticket variations.

By 1988, most of the hysteria surrounding error cards like “C. Nettles” and “All” Hrabosky had begun to fade into the background. But then Topps introduced us to another classic that would become part of our collecting lexicon: “Comstock White Letter.”

Journeyman pitcher Keith Comstock had found his way from the San Francisco Giants to the San Diego Padres during the 1987 season … and “Padres” was supposed to show up in blue letters on 1988 Topps cards.

But Comstock’s “Padres” showed up in white … and then in blue … and, somewhere along the line, in yellow.

The white-letter variation was a sensation for several years but today sells for just a few dollars. The yellow version seems to be truly rare and is hardly ever found for sale.1988-Topps-Keith-Comstock-correct

Topps wasn’t done, though, because they showed the wrong player on the front of Al Leiter’s card. Given that Leiter was a rising phenom in the summer of 1988, it’s not surprising that a card picturing his brother Mark but labeled “Al” — and the subsequent corrected version — caused quite a stir in the hobby. Today, neither one is worth much, but they’re a fun pair to have on your card shelf.

In fact, if your definition of “fun” includes chasing down countless major and (very) minor variations, then the 1988 Topps set is a great choice for your next collecting target. From swapped brothers to errant print lines to color variations — front and back — the set has enough variety to keep you busy for awhile. And, with continued scrutiny by collectors, the next undiscovered error-corrected pair is just inside the next wax flap.

(Both Junk Wax Gems and the Trading Card Database have solid lists of 1988 Topps E & V to get you started on your quest.)

Get ‘Em 1988-Topps-Traded-Tino-MartinezWhile They’re Hot

For all the 1988 Topps set has going for it, from a classic design with strong photography to a seemingly endless variety of distribution methods, adjuncts, and parallels, the cards just aren’t very popular with collectors today.

The problem, of course, lies in that old bugaboo of market value: supply and demand.

Those two forces represent two big strikes against 1988 Topps. Like every mainstream set from the era, the base cards seem to have grown more plentiful over1988-Topps-Oakland-As the years, and the relative dearth of impact rookie cards has stifled the retro-chase factor that we sometimes see with “junk wax” product.

All of which leads to the present situation, wherein you can find three-decade-old cards for around $5 per wax box or complete set.

Sometimes, you can score them for much less.

It’s a pretty amazing bargain for cards that might have been considered among the best Topps ever produced if they had shown just a bit of restraint or if a few of the 1986 rookies had been delayed by a year.

As it stands, you’d better grab your 1988 Topps baseball cards while they’re hot. Because, like Styrofoam in a landfill, prices like these can’t last more than a few thousand centuries.

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MGR – Manager

RB – Record Breaker

RC – Rookie Card

TBTC – Turn Back the Clock


 

1 Vince Coleman (RB)

2 Don Mattingly (RB)

3 Mark McGwire (RB)

4 Eddie Murray (RB)

5 Phil Niekro (RB)

6 Nolan Ryan (RB)

7 Benito Santiago (RB)

8 Kevin Elster

9 Andy Hawkins

10 Ryne Sandberg

11 Mike Young

12 Bill Schroeder

13 Andres Thomas

14 Sparky Anderson (MGR)

15 Chili Davis

16 Kirk McCaskill

17 Ron Oester

18 Al Leiter

19 Mark Davidson

20 Kevin Gross

21 Red Sox Leaders

22 Greg Swindell

23 Ken Landreaux

24 Jim Deshaies

25 Andres Galarraga

26 Mitch Williams

27 R.J. Reynolds

28 Jose Nunez

29 Angel Salazar

30 Sid Fernandez

31 Bruce Bochy

32 Mike Morgan

33 Rob Deer

34 Ricky Horton

35 Harold Baines

36 Jamie Moyer

37 Ed Romero

38 Jeff Calhoun

39 Gerald Perry

40 Orel Hershiser

41 Bob Melvin

42 Bill Landrum

43 Dick Schofield

44 Lou Piniella (MGR)

45 Kent Hrbek

46 Darnell Coles

47 Joaquin Andujar

48 Alan Ashby

49 Dave Clark

50 Hubie Brooks

51 Orioles Leaders

52 Don Robinson

53 Curt Wilkerson

54 Jim Clancy

55 Phil Bradley

56 Ed Hearn

57 Tim Crews

58 Dave Magadan

59 Danny Cox

60 Rickey Henderson

61 Mark Knudson

62 Jeff Hamilton

63 Jimmy Jones

64 Ken Caminiti RC

65 Leon Durham

66 Shane Rawley

67 Ken Oberkfell

68 Dave Dravecky

69 Mike Hart

70 Roger Clemens

71 Gary Pettis

72 Dennis Eckersley

73 Randy Bush

74 Tom Lasorda (MGR)

75 Joe Carter

76 Dennis Martinez

77 Tom O’Malley

78 Dan Petry

79 Ernie Whitt

80 Mark Langston

81 Reds Leaders

82 Darrel Akerfelds

83 Jose Oquendo

84 Cecilio Guante

85 Howard Johnson

86 Ron Karkovice

87 Mike Mason

88 Earnie Riles

89 Gary Thurman

90 Dale Murphy

91 Joey Cora RC

92 Len Matuszek

93 Bob Sebra

94 Chuck Jackson

95 Lance Parrish

96 Todd Benzinger RC

97 Scott Garrelts

98 Rene Gonzales

99 Chuck Finley

100 Jack Clark

101 Allan Anderson

102 Barry Larkin

103 Curt Young

104 Dick Williams (MGR)

105 Jesse Orosco

106 Jim Walewander

107 Scott Bailes

108 Steve Lyons

109 Joel Skinner

110 Teddy Higuera

111 Expos Leaders

112 Les Lancaster

113 Kelly Gruber

114 Jeff Russell

115 Johnny Ray

116 Jerry Don Gleaton

117 James Steels

118 Bob Welch

119 Robbie Wine

120 Kirby Puckett

121 Checklist (#s 1-132)

122 Tony Bernazard

123 Tom Candiotti

124 Ray Knight

125 Bruce Hurst

126 Steve Jeltz

127 Jim Gott

128 Johnny Grubb

129 Greg Minton

130 Buddy Bell

131 Don Schulze

132 Donnie Hill

133 Greg Mathews

134 Chuck Tanner (MGR)

135 Dennis Rasmussen

136 Brian Dayett

137 Chris Bosio

138 Mitch Webster

139 Jerry Browne

140 Jesse Barfield

141 Royals Leaders

142 Andy Van Slyke

143 Mickey Tettleton

144 Don Gordon

145 Bill Madlock

146 Donell Nixon

147 Bill Buckner

148 Carmelo Martinez

149 Ken Howell

150 Eric Davis

151 Bob Knepper

152 Jody Reed RC

153 John Habyan

154 Jeff Stone

155 Bruce Sutter

156 Gary Matthews

157 Atlee Hammaker

158 Tim Hulett

159 Brad Arnsberg

160 Willie McGee

161 Bryn Smith

162 Mark McLemore

163 Dale Mohorcic

164 Dave Johnson (MGR)

165 Robin Yount

166 Rick Rodriquez

167 Rance Mulliniks

168 Barry Jones

169 Ross Jones

170 Rich Gossage

171 Cubs Leaders

172 Lloyd McClendon RC

173 Eric Plunk

174 Phil Garner

175 Kevin Bass

176 Jeff Reed

177 Frank Tanana

178 Dwayne Henry

179 Charlie Puleo

180 Terry Kennedy

181 David Cone

182 Ken Phelps

183 Tom Lawless

184 Ivan Calderon

185 Rick Rhoden

186 Rafael Palmeiro

187 Steve Kiefer

188 John Russell

189 Wes Gardner

190 Candy Maldonado

191 John Cerutti

192 Devon White

193 Brian Fisher

194 Tom Kelly (MGR)

195 Dan Quisenberry

196 Dave Engle

197 Lance McCullers

198 Franklin Stubbs

199 Dave Meads

200 Wade Boggs

201 Rangers Leaders

202 Glenn Hoffman

203 Fred Toliver

204 Paul O’Neill

205 Nelson Liriano

206 Domingo Ramos

207 John Mitchell RC

208 Steve Lake

209 Richard Dotson

210 Willie Randolph

211 Frank DiPino

212 Greg Brock

213 Albert Hall

214 Dave Schmidt

215 Von Hayes

216 Jerry Reuss

217 Harry Spilman

218 Dan Schatzeder

219 Mike Stanley

220 Tom Henke

221 Rafael Belliard

222 Steve Farr

223 Stan Jefferson

224 Tom Trebelhorn (MGR)

225 Mike Scioscia

226 Dave Lopes

227 Ed Correa

228 Wallace Johnson

229 Jeff Musselman

230 Pat Tabler

231 Pirates Leaders

232 Bob James

233 Rafael Santana

234 Ken Dayley

235 Gary Ward

236 Ted Power

237 Mike Heath

238 Luis Polonia RC

239 Roy Smalley

240 Lee Smith

241 Damaso Garcia

242 Tom Niedenfuer

243 Mark Ryal

244 Jeff D. Robinson

245 Rich Gedman

246 Mike Campbell

247 Thad Bosley

248 Storm Davis

249 Mike Marshall

250 Nolan Ryan

251 Tom Foley

252 Bob Brower

253 Checklist (#s 133-264)

254 Lee Elia (MGR)

255 Mookie Wilson

256 Ken Schrom

257 Jerry Royster

258 Ed Nunez

259 Ron Kittle

260 Vince Coleman

261 Giants Leaders

262 Drew Hall

263 Glenn Braggs

264 Les Straker

265 Bo Diaz

266 Paul Assenmacher

267 Billy Bean

268 Bruce Ruffin

269 Ellis Burks RC

270 Mike Witt

271 Ken Gerhart

272 Steve Ontiveros

273 Garth Iorg

274 Junior Ortiz

275 Kevin Seitzer

276 Luis Salazar

277 Alejandro Pena

278 Jose Cruz

279 Randy St.Claire

280 Pete Incaviglia

281 Jerry Hairston

282 Pat Perry

283 Phil Lombardi

284 Larry Bowa (MGR)

285 Jim Presley

286 Chuck Crim

287 Manny Trillo

288 Pat Pacillo

289 Dave Bergman

290 Tony Fernandez

291 Astros Leaders

292 Carney Lansford

293 Doug Jones

294 Al Pedrique

295 Bert Blyleven

296 Floyd Rayford

297 Zane Smith

298 Milt Thompson

299 Steve Crawford

300 Don Mattingly

301 Bud Black

302 Jose Uribe

303 Eric Show

304 George Hendrick

305 Steve Sax

306 Billy Hatcher

307 Mike Trujillo

308 Lee Mazzilli

309 Bill Long

310 Tom Herr

311 Scott Sanderson

312 Joey Meyer

313 Bob McClure

314 Jimy Williams (MGR)

315 Dave Parker

316 Jose Rijo

317 Tom Nieto

318 Mel Hall

319 Mike Loynd

320 Alan Trammell

321 White Sox Leaders

322 Vicente Palacios

323 Rick Leach

324 Danny Jackson

325 Glenn Hubbard

326 Al Nipper

327 Larry Sheets

328 Greg Cadaret

329 Chris Speier

330 Eddie Whitson

331 Brian Downing

332 Jerry Reed

333 Wally Backman

334 Dave LaPoint

335 Claudell Washington

336 Ed Lynch

337 Jim Gantner

338 Brian Holton

339 Kurt Stillwell

340 Jack Morris

341 Carmen Castillo

342 Larry Andersen

343 Greg Gagne

344 Tony LaRussa (MGR)

345 Scott Fletcher

346 Vance Law

347 Joe Johnson

348 Jim Eisenreich

349 Bob Walk

350 Will Clark

351 Cardinals Leaders

352 Bill Ripken RC

353 Ed Olwine

354 Marc Sullivan

355 Roger McDowell

356 Luis Aguayo

357 Floyd Bannister

358 Rey Quinones

359 Tim Stoddard

360 Tony Gwynn

361 Greg Maddux

362 Juan Castillo

363 Willie Fraser

364 Nick Esasky

365 Floyd Youmans

366 Chet Lemon

367 Tim Leary

368 Gerald Young

369 Greg Harris

370 Jose Canseco

371 Joe Hesketh

372 Matt Williams RC

373 Checklist (#s 265-396)

374 Doc Edwards (MGR)

375 Tom Brunansky

376 Bill Wilkinson

377 Sam Horn RC

378 Todd Frohwirth

379 Rafael Ramirez

380 Joe Magrane RC

381 Angels Leaders

382 Keith Miller

383 Eric Bell

384 Neil Allen

385 Carlton Fisk

386 Don Mattingly All-Star

387 Willie Randolph All-Star

388 Wade Boggs All-Star

389 Alan Trammell All-Star

390 George Bell All-Star

391 Kirby Puckett All-Star

392 Dave Winfield All-Star

393 Matt Nokes All-Star

394 Roger Clemens All-Star

395 Jimmy Key All-Star

396 Tom Henke All-Star

397 Jack Clark All-Star

398 Juan Samuel All-Star

399 Tim Wallach All-Star

400 Ozzie Smith All-Star

401 Andre Dawson All-Star

402 Tony Gwynn All-Star

403 Tim Raines All-Star

404 Benny Santiago All-Star

405 Dwight Gooden All-Star

406 Shane Rawley All-Star

407 Steve Bedrosian All-Star

408 Dion James

409 Joel McKeon

410 Tony Pena

411 Wayne Tolleson

412 Randy Myers

413 John Christensen

414 John McNamara (MGR)

415 Don Carman

416 Keith Moreland

417 Mark Ciardi

418 Joel Youngblood

419 Scott McGregor

420 Wally Joyner

421 Ed VandeBerg

422 Dave Concepcion

423 John Smiley RC

424 Dwayne Murphy

425 Jeff Reardon

426 Randy Ready

427 Paul Kilgus

428 John Shelby

429 Tigers Leaders

430 Glenn Davis

431 Casey Candaele

432 Mike Moore

433 Bill Pecota RC

434 Rick Aguilera

435 Mike Pagliarulo

436 Mike Bielecki

437 Fred Manrique

438 Rob Ducey

439 Dave Martinez

440 Steve Bedrosian

441 Rick Manning

442 Tom Bolton

443 Ken Griffey

444 Cal Ripken Sr. (MGR)

445 Mike Krukow

446 Doug DeCinces

447 Jeff Montgomery RC

448 Mike Davis

449 Jeff M. Robinson

450 Barry Bonds

451 Keith Atherton

452 Willie Wilson

453 Dennis Powell

454 Marvell Wynne

455 Shawn Hillegas

456 Dave Anderson

457 Terry Leach

458 Ron Hassey

459 Yankees TL

460 Ozzie Smith

461 Danny Darwin

462 Don Slaught

463 Fred McGriff

464 Jay Tibbs

465 Paul Molitor

466 Jerry Mumphrey

467 Don Aase

468 Darren Daulton

469 Jeff Dedmon

470 Dwight Evans

471 Donnie Moore

472 Robby Thompson

473 Joe Niekro

474 Tom Brookens

475 Pete Rose (MGR)

476 Dave Stewart

477 Jamie Quirk

478 Sid Bream

479 Brett Butler

480 Dwight Gooden

481 Mariano Duncan

482 Mark Davis

483 Rod Booker

484 Pat Clements

485 Harold Reynolds

486 Pat Keedy

487 Jim Pankovits

488 Andy McGaffigan

489 Dodgers Leaders

490 Larry Parrish

491 B.J. Surhoff

492 Doyle Alexander

493 Mike Greenwell

494 Wally Ritchie

495 Eddie Murray

496 Guy Hoffman

497 Kevin Mitchell

498 Bob Boone

499 Eric King

500 Andre Dawson

501 Tim Birtsas

502 Dan Gladden

503 Junior Noboa

504 Bob Rodgers (MGR)

505 Willie Upshaw

506 John Cangelosi

507 Mark Gubicza

508 Tim Teufel

509 Bill Dawley

510 Dave Winfield

511 Joel Davis

512 Alex Trevino

513 Tim Flannery

514 Pat Sheridan

515 Juan Nieves

516 Jim Sundberg

517 Ron Robinson

518 Greg Gross

519 Mariners Leaders

520 Dave Smith

521 Jim Dwyer

522 Bob Patterson

523 Gary Roenicke

524 Gary Lucas

525 Marty Barrett

526 Juan Berenguer

527 Steve Henderson

528 Checklist (#s 397-528)

529 Tim Burke

530 Gary Carter

531 Rich Yett

532 Mike Kingery

533 John Farrell

534 John Wathan (MGR)

535 Ron Guidry

536 John Morris

537 Steve Buechele

538 Bill Wegman

539 Mike LaValliere

540 Bret Saberhagen

541 Juan Beniquez

542 Paul Noce

543 Kent Tekulve

544 Jim Traber

545 Don Baylor

546 John Candelaria

547 Felix Fermin

548 Shane Mack

549 Braves Leaders

550 Pedro Guerrero

551 Terry Steinbach

552 Mark Thurmond

553 Tracy Jones

554 Mike Smithson

555 Brook Jacoby

556 Stan Clarke

557 Craig Reynolds

558 Bob Ojeda

559 Ken Williams

560 Tim Wallach

561 Rick Cerone

562 Jim Lindeman

563 Jose Guzman

564 Frank Lucchesi (MGR)

565 Lloyd Moseby

566 Charlie O’Brien

567 Mike Diaz

568 Chris Brown

569 Charlie Leibrandt

570 Jeffrey Leonard

571 Mark Williamson

572 Chris James

573 Bob Stanley

574 Graig Nettles

575 Don Sutton

576 Tommy Hinzo

577 Tom Browning

578 Gary Gaetti

579 Mets Leaders

580 Mark McGwire

581 Tito Landrum

582 Mike Henneman RC

583 Dave Valle

584 Steve Trout

585 Ozzie Guillen

586 Bob Forsch

587 Terry Puhl

588 Jeff Parrett

589 Geno Petralli

590 George Bell

591 Doug Drabek

592 Dale Sveum

593 Bob Tewksbury

594 Bobby Valentine (MGR)

595 Frank White

596 John Kruk

597 Gene Garber

598 Lee Lacy

599 Calvin Schiraldi

600 Mike Schmidt

601 Jack Lazorko

602 Mike Aldrete

603 Rob Murphy

604 Chris Bando

605 Kirk Gibson

606 Moose Haas

607 Mickey Hatcher

608 Charlie Kerfeld

609 Twins Leaders

610 Keith Hernandez

611 Tommy John

612 Curt Ford

613 Bobby Thigpen

614 Herm Winningham

615 Jody Davis

616 Jay Aldrich

617 Oddibe McDowell

618 Cecil Fielder

619 Mike Dunne

620 Cory Snyder

621 Gene Nelson

622 Kal Daniels

623 Mike Flanagan

624 Jim Leyland (MGR)

625 Frank Viola

626 Glenn Wilson

627 Joe Boever

628 Dave Henderson

629 Kelly Downs

630 Darrell Evans

631 Jack Howell

632 Steve Shields

633 Barry Lyons

634 Jose DeLeon

635 Terry Pendleton

636 Charles Hudson

637 Jay Bell RC

638 Steve Balboni

639 Brewers Leaders

640 Garry Templeton

641 Rick Honeycutt

642 Bob Dernier

643 Rocky Childress

644 Terry McGriff

645 Matt Nokes RC

646 Checklist (#s 529-660)

647 Pascual Perez

648 Al Newman

649 DeWayne Buice

650 Cal Ripken

651 Mike Jackson RC

652 Bruce Benedict

653 Jeff Sellers

654 Roger Craig (MGR)

655 Len Dykstra

656 Lee Guetterman

657 Gary Redus

658 Tim Conroy

659 Bobby Meacham

660 Rick Reuschel

661 Nolan Ryan (TBTC)

662 Jim Rice (TBTC)

663 Ron Blomberg (TBTC)

664 Bob Gibson (TBTC)

665 Stan Musial (TBTC)

666 Mario Soto

667 Luis Quinones

668 Walt Terrell

669 Phillies Leaders

670 Dan Plesac

671 Tim Laudner

672 John Davis

673 Tony Phillips

674 Mike Fitzgerald

675 Jim Rice

676 Ken Dixon

677 Eddie Milner

678 Jim Acker

679 Darrell Miller

680 Charlie Hough

681 Bobby Bonilla

682 Jimmy Key

683 Julio Franco

684 Hal Lanier (MGR)

685 Ron Darling

686 Terry Francona

687 Mickey Brantley

688 Jim Winn

689 Tom Pagnozzi

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691 Dan Pasqua

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695 Shawon Dunston

696 Duane Ward

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715 Todd Worrell

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719 Denny Walling

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724 Danny Tartabull

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736 Matt Young

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738 Scott Bankhead

739 Daryl Boston

740 Rick Sutcliffe

741 Mike Easler

742 Mark Clear

743 Larry Herndon

744 Whitey Herzog (MGR)

745 Bill Doran

746 Gene Larkin RC

747 Bobby Witt

748 Reid Nichols

749 Mark Eichhorn

750 Bo Jackson

751 Jim Morrison

752 Mark Grant

753 Danny Heep

754 Mike LaCoss

755 Ozzie Virgil

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763 Doug Sisk

764 Greg Walker

765 Neal Heaton

766 Henry Cotto

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769 Cecil Cooper

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771 Ruben Sierra

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775 Dave Stieb

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788 Ray Searage

789 Indians Leaders

790 Dave Righetti

791 Ted Simmons

792 John Tudor