1989-Topps-Barry-LarkinIf you ever wanted to know what a “too big to fail” attitude looks like in cardboard form, flip through an album of 1989 Topps baseball cards someday.

By the time the Old Gum Company’s 38th full set hit store shelves that Spring, collectors were bracing for big changes, expecting big improvements.

Upper Deck had released their first promo cards — of DeWayne Buice and Wally Joyner — in the summer of 1988, and hobbyists were drooling at the thought of  an entire set with such a clean design and crystal clear photos. And holograms!

The inaugural base UD issue delivered on that promise, though some collectors bristled at the inflated per pack price of $1.

Score was back for its second season and, though much of its thunder as the new kid was stolen by Upper Deck and the Kid, produced a solid set.

You could always count on Donruss doing something funky with their borders, and 1989 was no exception, with a design that told you right away who made the cards.

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And, of course, Fleer and Billy Ripken gave the hobby a verbal middle finger that resonated for years and made packs of the gray-bordered1989-Topps-Hipolito-Pena issue one of the most chased wax offerings of the 1980s.

But Topps? They didn’t need innovation, great photos, or fancy designs. They were Topps, for gosh sake — purveyors of huge sets, thick brown card stock, airbrushed photos, and tradition. So they crammed all of those hallmarks into their last set of the decade, wrapped them in wax, and stood steadfast while the hobby accelerated around them.

Simple Stop

To be fair, there is nothing really wrong with the 1989 Topps design. And, as with the Donruss cards, the issue is immediately identifiable as a Topps product.

Each card front is dominated by a large player photo surrounded by a thin team-colored piping with a rounded upper left-hand corner.

At the bottom of the card, large and whimsical two-tone font announces the team name, the last letter of which opens into a banner than fans back to the left underneath the club identifier. The player’s name is printed in block capital letters across the body of that slender pennant.

This team/player combo is right justified and sits over the bottom portion of the player picture.

1989 Topps #154 Carman (Back)In either the upper or lower left-hand corner is a black-letter Topps logo, unobtrusive in its rendering but conspicuous in its placement.

As with most Topps issues, the entire front is set off by a thick white border on all four sides that helps to give each card a clean look but does little to advance the company’s status as an innovator.

And, while the photos are generally crisp by Topps’ standards, they seem to have made a conscious decision to eschew on-field action. An abundance of players are pictured in head-and-shoulders poses, and a few, like Andre Dawson (#10), treat us to what might be considered “glamor” shots — learning forward with a faux casual posture, beaming for the camera.

The posed photos fit well with the classic design, especially in retrospect, but they further lent to the perception at the time that Topps was stuck in the mud while their competitors were at least trying new ideas.1989-Topps-Andre-Dawson

Card backs, while also quintessentially Topps, do break out of the printer’s mold to some small extent.

Each horizontal reverse starts off with the card number in a baseball in the upper left-hand corner, right next to a simple text bar that includes the player name and position. In the right-hand corner is another baseball, this one devoted to the Topps logo.

Beneath that header is a block of vital and biographical information, and then the heart of the real estate is devoted to complete year-by-year and career stats, as usual.

Where space allows, there is a brief note under the statistics block, and below that is where Topps got all crazy-creative.

The bottom of each card — again where space allows and with apologies to long-tooth marvels like Nolan Ryan (#530) — showcases a “1988 Monthly Scoreboard.” Tallied there are two key stats from the previous season, broken down month-by-month from April through September. The stats vary by player so that, while Jose Canseco (#500) tracks home runs and RBI, Tony Gwynn is more interested (at least according to #570) in hits and RBI.

Overall, it’s a solid card design that was exactly what we might have expected from Topps had we not been expecting more from every company just a year out from the start of 1989-Topps-Bill-Benea new decade.

Turn Up the Heat — There’s a Draft in Here

As winter turned to Spring in 1989, the hobby was still bonkers over rookie cards, and we were getting hungry.

We had eaten like kings from the RC cornucopia that the wax pack gods bestowed upon us in 1987, and we expected we’d always have a cache of first-year riches waiting in our packs when each new season dawned.

The 1988 sets quickly disabused us of that notion, and we spent the year sorting through our new stacks over and over, searching for a gem that we had overlooked. By October, we were left to conclude that it had been a one-year aberration and that the rookies would return en force in 1989.

Upper Deck certainly did their part by tabbing Ken Griffey, Jr., as the #1 card in their first-ever set, and Junior immediately set off on a trajectory that would land him in Cooperstown and his cards in the hobby Hall of Fame.

1989-Topps-Randy-JohnsonFleer and Donruss also managed to get Griffey under wraps for their 1989 base sets, but Topps somehow whiffed — apparently they missed the hype that the youngster was causing throughout baseball.

Topps did tip their caps to the rookie-card segment of the hobby in a very significant way, though, and in so doing they foreshadowed a trend that would become standard practice within a few years.

Sprinkled through the set were “pre-rookie” cards of the top ten picks from the 1988 amateur draft. It was the first time that any company had undertaken such an endeavor — a similar subset in 1985 Topps showcased the first pick from each of several drafts rather than digging deep into the most recent class.

The idea seemed a bit gimmicky at first, but plenty of us were happy to have cards ofBill Bene (#84), Willie Ansley (#607), and Ty Griffin (#713) years before they turned into the superstars they were destined to be. That none of the 10 subsequently put together a Hall-of-Fame career doesn’t diminish Topps’ efforts on this front or the precedent it set.

1989-Topps-Gary-SheffieldIn particular, by the mid 1990s, the resurrected Bowman line was teeming with “prospects” who were years out from their MLB debuts and plenty who never did much of anything at all.

Of course, Draft Picks weren’t the only rookies in 1989 Topps.

They anointed five players as FUTURE STARS, and their batting average was pretty solid with this group.Steve Searcy (#167), Gregg Jefferies (#233), Gary Sheffield (#343), Sandy Alomar, Jr. (#648), and Mike Harkey (#742) produced more big moments and could-be-Cooperstown-bound discussions than any five men might be expected to warrant.

There was also a group of guys who we already thought were pretty good based on their 1988 performances, and whom Topps honored as All-Star Rookies, complete with trophies on their 1989 pasteboards. Among those 10 were Cecil Espy (#221), Ron Gant (#296), Mark Grace (#465), and Chris Sabo (#490).

As always, Topps also peppered their set with plenty of other rookies who garnered no special designation but turned out to be pretty decent players, anyway. You know, mostly inconsequential guys like Ramon Martinez (#225), Rob Dibble (#264), John Smoltz (#382), Randy Johnson (#647),  and Brady Anderson (#757).

So Topps gave us plenty to sink our teeth into when it came to 1989 rookies. Is it their fault that the one they missed out on lit up the baseball world for two decades?1989-Topps-Brady-Anderson

Well, yeah, I guess it is.

Topps — Still Special After All These Years

Topps resisted change — hard — for decades. If you were a fan of the special subsets that had become a staple by the late 1980s, then that was good news for you.

In addition to the flood of rookies and the standard array of superstars like Cal Ripken (#210),  Pete Rose (#505), Nolan Ryan (#530), and Barry Bonds (#620), Topps gave us plenty of variety in their 1989 offering.

Among the subsets and theme cards were:

  • Record Breakers (#1-7)
  • Manager Cards (starting with Tom Kelly at #14 and spaced about every 30 cards thereafter)
  • Team Leader Cards (starting with the White Sox a #21 and spaced throughout the set)
  • All-Stars (#386-407)
  • Draft Picks (10 cards — not consecutively numbered)
  • Rook1989-Topps-Kevin-McReynolds-Record-Breakerie All-Stars (10 cards — not consecutively numbered)
  • FUTURE STARS (5 cards– not consecutively numbered)
  • Checklists (starting with #118 and spaced every 130-140 cards thereafter)
  • Turn Back the Clock (#661-665)

That’s a lot of uncommon cardboard, but Topps had plenty of room. As was the norm at the time, their 1989 set was brimming full at 792 cards.

Buy This, Get This

By 1989, Topps was in full swing when it came to populating the earth with their cardboard goodies every Spring. Gone were the days when you might hop and hunt from store to store all summer long looking for a straggling wax pack that might help you fill a gaping hole in your set.

No, 1989 Topps cards were everywhere, and you could buy them in just about any form imaginable. And most of those packs came with a little something extra.

Here is a rundown of the distribution methods in play that season, as well as the bonus that each offered hungry collectors:1989-Topps-Wax-Pack

  • Wax packs — 15 cards plus a stick of gum (yay!)  plus a mail-in card that could be collected and then mailed in for one of six sets of 10 special glossy player cards
  • Cello packs — 29 cards
  • Rack packs — 48 cards plus one of Glossy All-Star inserts
  • Jumbo packs — 100 cards plus one of 22 Glossy Rookies inserts
  • K-Mart Jumbo packs — 100 cards plus one of 22 Batting Leaders insert
  • Vending boxes — 500 cards — no bonus required
  • Factory sets — all 792 cards

If you bought an entire wax box or found a friendly store owner willing to give you his empty wax boxes, you would also find one of four 4-card panels that looked an awful lot like regular 1989 cards but featured different photos.

Or, if you were looking for something more high-end, you could buy the Topps Tiffany set, an exact parallel to the base issue, done up in fan1989 Topps Glossy All-Stars Vince Colemancy white card stock and slick-as-snot gloss.

Topps rounded out our collecting year, as always, with their 132 card Traded Set, which also featured white stock, but no snot. They did finally manage to get Griffey under the Topps logo, though, on card #41T. Topps Traded also came in a Tiffany version.

And, if you wanted something that looked different and BIGGER than the base set, you could opt for either Topps Big or the resurrected Bowman line. Both played on the nostalgia of the past, and the latter would spend a couple of years finding its niche before eventually developing into the biggest rookie-card vehicle on the planet.

At the other end of the size spectrum, Topps Minis was back with its player-in-a-cloud design on, yes, white stock with glossy fronts.

Well, That’s … Interesting

The 1989 Topps set was more or less a button-down mashup the features we had come to expect from the company 1989-topps-pete-roseover the years. Most of those were positive if boring. A few, like the soft brown card stock, were sore enough spots to cause some collectors to avoid the brand entirely.

Topps also broke out their airbrushes in earnest after several years of improving and less soft-edged photos. Some are obviously attempts to get players in new uniforms, like the Pena and Anderson cards above.

Then there are beauties like the Pete Rose number over there to the right. It makes no sense that the card would be airbrushed since he had been with the Reds all year long in 1988, and maybe it’s not. It sure doesn’t look right, though. Perhaps it was a harbinger of strange doings brewing for Charlie Hustle that year?

Another departure from the straight and narrow came when Topps adorned #560 with a nickname. Montreal’s pre-eminent speedster had been “Tim” Raines to baseball card collectors for as long as we had known him, dating back to 1981, but he was “Rock” on his 1989 Topps card. The cynical among us might think this was a dig at his extracurricular activities rather than a nod to his muscular physique and steady lineup presence.

But Topps wouldn’t do that … right?

1989-Topps-Mike-HarkeyWhat Topps most definitely would do was make a mistake or flub their printing process occasionally, even when they should have been tightening up the ship to better compete with the upstarts.

Maybe they thought that the error-card craze was due for a reboot or maybe their QA folks were on strike. Whatever the case, 1989 Topps is riddled with printing gaffes that were corrected to varying degrees up and down the lineup. Some cards are missing copyright lines, some are missing an asterisk here and there, and some are plagued with stray lines or triangles that disappear (or not) in subsequent print runs.

If you want to try and collect all possible variations, then you’ve probably found your lifetime set at last. It’s a virtually impossible task, and “new” miscues are being uncovered all the time.

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Expectations: Met

Enough of each 1989 Topps card exists to fill all of the craters on the moon with commons and still have enough star cards left over to build a bridge back to 1989-Topps-Traded-SetEarth — roughly.

The good news is that we knew, or at least suspected, that such was the case as soon as the cards popped out of the pasteboard oven.

Topps’ 1988 set was already bleeding out of every hobby pore, and even the beloved 1987s were everywhere.

So, more than a quarter century after their release, no one is really surprised that 1989 Topps baseball cards sell for $5 or less — per box or per set. It’s the classic case of collecting for the love of collecting, and not for potential value because,when it comes to hobby royalty, this issue never had a chance. Big or not.

 

 

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MGR – Manager

RB – Record Breaker

RC – Rookie Card

TBTC – Turn Back the Clock


 

1 George Bell (RB)

2 Wade Boggs (RB)

3 Gary Carter (RB)

4 Andre Dawson (RB)

5 Orel Hershiser (RB)

6 Doug Jones (RB)

7 Kevin McReynolds (RB)

8 Dave Eiland RC

9 Tim Teufel

10 Andre Dawson

11 Bruce Sutter

12 Dale Sveum

13 Doug Sisk

14 Tom Kelly  (MGR)

15 Robby Thompson

16 Ron Robinson

17 Brian Downing

18 Rick Rhoden

19 Greg Gagne

20 Steve Bedrosian

21 White Sox Leaders

22 Tim Crews

23 Mike Fitzgerald

24 Larry Andersen

25 Frank White

26 Dale Mohorcic

27 Orestes Destrade RC

28 Mike Moore

29 Kelly Gruber

30 Dwight Gooden

31 Terry Francona

32 Dennis Rasmussen

33 B.J. Surhoff

34 Ken Williams

35 John Tudor

36 Mitch Webster

37 Bob Stanley

38 Paul Runge

39 Mike Maddux

40 Steve Sax

41 Terry Mulholland

42 Jim Eppard RC

43 Guillermo Hernandez

44 Jim Snyder (MGR)

45 Kal Daniels

46 Mark Portugal

47 Carney Lansford

48 Tim Burke

49 Craig Biggio

50 George Bell

51 Angels Leaders

52 Bob Brenly

53 Ruben Sierra

54 Steve Trout

55 Julio Franco

56 Pat Tabler

57 Alejandro Pena

58 Lee Mazzilli

59 Mark Davis

60 Tom Brunansky

61 Neil Allen

62 Alfredo Griffin

63 Mark Clear

64 Alex Trevino

65 Rick Reuschel

66 Manny Trillo

67 Dave Palmer

68 Darrell Miller

69 Jeff Ballard

70 Mark McGwire

71 Mike Boddicker

72 John Moses

73 Pascual Perez

74 Nick Leyva (MGR)

75 Tom Henke

76 Terry Blocker RC

77 Doyle Alexander

78 Jim Sundberg

79 Scott Bankhead

80 Cory Snyder

81 Expos Leaders

82 Dave Leiper

83 Jeff Blauser RC

84 Bill Bene RC

85 Kevin McReynolds

86 Al Nipper

87 Larry Owen

88 Darryl Hamilton RC

89 Dave LaPoint

90 Vince Coleman

91 Floyd Youmans

92 Jeff Kunkel

93 Ken Howell

94 Chris Speier

95 Gerald Young

96 Rick Cerone

97 Greg Mathews

98 Larry Sheets

99 Sherman Corbett RC

100 Mike Schmidt

101 Les Straker

102 Mike Gallego

103 Tim Birtsas

104 Dallas Green (MGR)

105 Ron Darling

106 Willie Upshaw

107 Jose DeLeon

108 Fred Manrique

109 Hipolito Pena RC

110 Paul Molitor

111 Reds Leaders

112 Jim Presley

113 Lloyd Moseby

114 Bob Kipper

115 Jody Davis

116 Jeff Montgomery

117 Dave Anderson

118 Checklist (#s 1-132)

119 Terry Puhl

120 Frank Viola

121 Garry Templeton

122 Lance Johnson RC

123 Spike Owen

124 Jim Traber

125 Mike Krukow

126 Sid Bream

127 Walt Terrell

128 Milt Thompson

129 Terry Clark RC

130 Gerald Perry

131 Dave Otto RC

132 Curt Ford

133 Bill Long

134 Don Zimmer (MGR)

135 Jose Rijo

136 Joey Meyer

137 Geno Petralli

138 Wallace Johnson

139 Mike Flanagan

140 Shawon Dunston

141 Indians Leaders

142 Mike Diaz

143 Mike Campbell

144 Jay Bell

145 Dave Stewart

146 Gary Pettis

147 DeWayne Buice

148 Bill Pecota

149 Doug Dascenzo RC

150 Fernando Valenzuela

151 Terry McGriff

152 Mark Thurmond

153 Jim Pankovits

154 Don Carman

155 Marty Barrett

156 Dave Gallagher RC

157 Tom Glavine

158 Mike Aldrete

159 Pat Clements

160 Jeffrey Leonard

161 Gregg Olson RC

162 John Davis

163 Bob Forsch

164 Hal Lanier (MGR)

165 Mike Dunne

166 Doug Jennings RC

167 Steve Searcy RC

168 Willie Wilson

169 Mike Jackson

170 Tony Fernandez

171 Atlanta Braves

172 Frank Williams

173 Mel Hall

174 Todd Burns RC

175 John Shelby

176 Jeff Parrett

177 Monty Fariss RC

178 Mark Grant

179 Ozzie Virgil

180 Mike Scott

181 Craig Worthington RC

182 Bob McClure

183 Oddibe McDowell

184 John Costello RC

185 Claudell Washington

186 Pat Perry

187 Darren Daulton

188 Dennis Lamp

189 Kevin Mitchell

190 Mike Witt

191 Sil Campusano RC

192 Paul Mirabella

193 Sparky Anderson

194 Greg Harris RC

195 Ozzie Guillen

196 Denny Walling

197 Neal Heaton

198 Danny Heep

199 Mike Schooler RC

200 George Brett

201 Blue Jays Leaders

202 Brad Moore RC

203 Rob Ducey

204 Brad Havens

205 Dwight Evans

206 Roberto Alomar

207 Terry Leach

208 Tom Pagnozzi

209 Jeff Bittiger RC

210 Dale Murphy

211 Mike Pagliarulo

212 Scott Sanderson

213 Rene Gonzales

214 Charlie O’Brien

215 Kevin Gross

216 Jack Howell

217 Joe Price

218 Mike LaValliere

219 Jim Clancy

220 Gary Gaetti

221 Cecil Espy

222 Mark Lewis RC

223 Jay Buhner

224 Tony LaRussa (MGR)

225 Ramon Martinez RC

226 Bill Doran

227 John Farrell

228 Nelson Santovenia RC

229 Jimmy Key

230 Ozzie Smith

231 Padres Leaders

232 Ricky Horton

233 Gregg Jefferies

234 Tom Browning

235 John Kruk

236 Charles Hudson

237 Glenn Hubbard

238 Eric King

239 Tim Laudner

240 Greg Maddux

241 Brett Butler

242 Ed VandeBerg

243 Bob Boone

244 Jim Acker

245 Jim Rice

246 Rey Quinones

247 Shawn Hillegas

248 Tony Phillips

249 Tim Leary

250 Cal Ripken

251 John Dopson RC

252 Billy Hatcher

253 Jose Alvarez RC

254 Tom Lasorda (MGR)

255 Ron Guidry

256 Benny Santiago

257 Rick Aguilera

258 Checklist (#s 133-264)

259 Larry McWilliams

260 Dave Winfield

261 Cardinals Leaders

262 Jeff Pico RC

263 Mike Felder

264 Rob Dibble RC

265 Kent Hrbek

266 Luis Aquino

267 Jeff M. Robinson

268 Keith Miller

269 Tom Bolton

270 Wally Joyner

271 Jay Tibbs

272 Ron Hassey

273 Jose Lind

274 Mark Eichhorn

275 Danny Tartabull

276 Paul Kilgus

277 Mike Davis

278 Andy McGaffigan

279 Scott Bradley

280 Bob Knepper

281 Gary Redus

282 Cris Carpenter RC

283 Andy Allanson

284 Jim Leyland (MGR)

285 John Candelaria

286 Darrin Jackson

287 Juan Nieves

288 Pat Sheridan

289 Ernie Whitt

290 John Franco

291 Mets Leaders

292 Jim Corsi RC

293 Glenn Wilson

294 Juan Berenguer

295 Scott Fletcher

296 Ron Gant

297 Oswald Peraza RC

298 Chris James

299 Steve Ellsworth RC

300 Darryl Strawberry

301 Charlie Leibrandt

302 Gary Ward

303 Felix Fermin

304 Joel Youngblood

305 Dave Smith

306 Tracy Woodson RC

307 Lance McCullers

308 Ron Karkovice

309 Mario Diaz RC

310 Rafael Palmeiro

311 Chris Bosio

312 Tom Lawless

313 Dennis Martinez

314 Bobby Valentine (MGR)

315 Greg Swindell

316 Walt Weiss

317 Jack Armstrong RC

318 Gene Larkin

319 Greg Booker

320 Lou Whitaker

321 Red Sox Leaders

322 John Smiley

323 Gary Thurman

324 Bob Milacki RC

325 Jesse Barfield

326 Dennis Boyd

327 Mark Lemke RC

328 Rick Honeycutt

329 Bob Melvin

330 Eric Davis

331 Curt Wilkerson

332 Tony Armas

333 Bob Ojeda

334 Steve Lyons

335 Dave Righetti

336 Steve Balboni

337 Calvin Schiraldi

338 Jim Adduci RC

339 Scott Bailes

340 Kirk Gibson

341 Jim Deshaies

342 Tom Brookens

343 Gary Sheffield RC

344 Tom Trebelhorn (MGR)

345 Charlie Hough

346 Rex Hudler RC

347 John Cerutti

348 Ed Hearn

349 Ron Jones

350 Andy Van Slyke

351 Giants Leaders

352 Rick Schu

353 Marvell Wynne

354 Larry Parrish

355 Mark Langston

356 Kevin Elster

357 Jerry Reuss

358 Ricky Jordan RC

359 Tommy John

360 Ryne Sandberg

361 Kelly Downs

362 Jack Lazorko

363 Rich Yett

364 Rob Deer

365 Mike Henneman

366 Herm Winningham

367 Johnny Paredes

368 Brian Holton

369 Ken Caminiti

370 Dennis Eckersley

371 Manny Lee

372 Craig Lefferts

373 Tracy Jones

374 John Wathan (MGR)

375 Terry Pendleton

376 Steve Lombardozzi

377 Mike Smithson

378 Checklist (#s 265-396)

379 Tim Flannery

380 Rickey Henderson

381 Orioles Leaders

382 John Smoltz

383 Howard Johnson

384 Mark Salas

385 Von Hayes

386 Andres Galarraga All-Star

387 Ryne Sandberg All-Star

388 Bobby Bonilla All-Star

389 Ozzie Smith All-Star

390 Darryl Strawberry All-Star

391 Andre Dawson All-Star

392 Andy Van Slyke All-Star

393 Gary Carter All-Star

394 Orel Hershiser All-Star

395 Danny Jackson All-Star

396 Kirk Gibson All-Star

396 Kirk Gibson All-Star

397 Don Mattingly All-Star

398 Julio Franco All-Star

399 Wade Boggs All-Star

400 Alan Trammell All-Star

401 Jose Canseco All-Star

402 Mike Greenwell All-Star

403 Kirby Puckett All-Star

404 Bob Boone All-Star

405 Roger Clemens All-Star

406 Frank Viola All-Star

407 Dave Winfield All-Star

408 Greg Walker

409 Ken Dayley

410 Jack Clark

411 Mitch Williams

412 Barry Lyons

413 Mike Kingery

414 Jim Fregosi (MGR)

415 Rich Gossage

416 Fred Lynn

417 Mike LaCoss

418 Bob Dernier

419 Tom Filer

420 Joe Carter

421 Kirk McCaskill

422 Bo Diaz

423 Brian Fisher

424 Luis Polonia

425 Jay Howell

426 Dan Gladden

427 Eric Show

428 Craig Reynolds

429 Twins Leaders

430 Mark Gubicza

431 Luis Rivera

432 Chad Kreuter

433 Albert Hall

434 Ken Patterson

435 Lenny Dykstra

436 Bobby Meacham

437 Andy Benes RC

438 Greg Gross

439 Frank DiPino

440 Bobby Bonilla

441 Jerry Reed

442 Jose Oquendo

443 Rod Nichols

444 Moose Stubing (MGR)

445 Matt Nokes

446 Rob Murphy

447 Donell Nixon

448 Eric Plunk

449 Carmelo Martinez

450 Roger Clemens

451 Mark Davidson

452 Israel Sanchez

453 Tom Prince

454 Paul Assenmacher

455 Johnny Ray

456 Tim Belcher

457 Mackey Sasser

458 Donn Pall

459 Mariners Leaders

460 Dave Stieb

461 Buddy Bell

462 Jose Guzman

463 Steve Lake

464 Bryn Smith

465 Mark Grace

466 Chuck Crim

467 Jim Walewander

468 Henry Cotto

469 Jose Bautista RC

470 Lance Parrish

471 Steve Curry

472 Brian Harper

473 Don Robinson

474 Bob Rodgers (MGR)

475 Dave Parker

476 Jon Perlman

477 Dick Schofield

478 Doug Drabek

479 Mike Macfarlane RC

480 Keith Hernandez

481 Chris Brown

482 Steve Peters

483 Mickey Hatcher

484 Steve Shields

485 Hubie Brooks

486 Jack McDowell

487 Scott Lusader

488 Kevin Coffman

489 Phillies Leaders

490 Chris Sabo RC

491 Mike Birkbeck

492 Alan Ashby

493 Todd Benzinger

494 Shane Rawley

495 Candy Maldonado

496 Dwayne Henry

497 Pete Stanicek

498 Dave Valle

499 Don Heinkel

500 Jose Canseco

501 Vance Law

502 Duane Ward

503 Al Newman

504 Bob Walk

505 Pete Rose (MGR)

506 Kirt Manwaring

507 Steve Farr

508 Wally Backman

509 Bud Black

510 Bob Horner

511 Richard Dotson

512 Donnie Hill

513 Jesse Orosco

514 Chet Lemon

515 Barry Larkin

516 Ed Whitson

517 Greg Brock

518 Bruce Ruffin

519 Yankees Leaders

520 Rick Sutcliffe

521 Mickey Tettleton

522 Randy Kramer

523 Andres Thomas

524 Checklist (#s 397-528)

525 Chili Davis

526 Wes Gardner

527 Dave Henderson

528 Luis Medina

529 Tom Foley

530 Nolan Ryan

531 Dave Hengel

532 Jerry Browne

533 Andy Hawkins

534 Doc Edwards (MGR)

535 Todd Worrell

536 Joel Skinner

537 Pete Smith

538 Juan Castillo

539 Barry Jones

540 Bo Jackson

541 Cecil Fielder

542 Todd Frohwirth

543 Damon Berryhill

544 Jeff Sellers

545 Mookie Wilson

546 Mark Williamson

547 Mark McLemore

548 Bobby Witt

549 Cubs Leaders

550 Orel Hershiser

551 Randy Ready

552 Greg Cadaret

553 Luis Salazar

554 Nick Esasky

555 Bert Blyleven

556 Bruce Fields

557 Keith Miller

558 Dan Pasqua

559 Juan Agosto

560 Tim Raines

561 Luis Aguayo

562 Danny Cox

563 Bill Schroeder

564 Russ Nixon (MGR)

565 Jeff Russell

566 Al Pedrique

567 David Wells

568 Mickey Brantley

569 German Jimenez

570 Tony Gwynn

571 Billy Ripken

572 Atlee Hammaker

573 Jim Abbott RC

574 Dave Clark

575 Juan Samuel

576 Greg Minton

577 Randy Bush

578 John Morris

579 Astros Leaders

580 Harold Reynolds

581 Gene Nelson

582 Mike A. Marshall

583 Paul Gibson

584 Randy Velarde

585 Harold Baines

586 Joe Boever

587 Mike Stanley

588 Luis Alicea RC

589 Dave Meads

590 Andres Galarraga

591 Jeff Musselman

592 John Cangelosi

593 Drew Hall

594 Jimy Williams (MGR)

595 Teddy Higuera

596 Kurt Stillwell

597 Terry Taylor RC

598 Ken Gerhart

599 Tom Candiotti

600 Wade Boggs

601 Dave Dravecky

602 Devon White

603 Frank Tanana

604 Paul O’Neill

605 Bob Welch ERR

606 Rick Dempsey

607 Willie Ansley RC

608 Phil Bradley

609 Tigers Leaders

610 Randy Myers

611 Don Slaught

612 Dan Quisenberry

613 Gary Varsho

614 Joe Hesketh

615 Robin Yount

616 Steve Rosenberg

617 Mark Parent

618 Rance Mulliniks

619 Checklist (#s 529-660)

620 Barry Bonds

621 Rick Mahler

622 Stan Javier

623 Freddie Toliver

624 Jack McKeon (MGR)

625 Eddie Murray

626 Jeff Reed

627 Greg Harris

628 Matt Williams

629 Pete O’Brien

630 Mike Greenwell

631 Dave Bergman

632 Bryan Harvey RC

633 Daryl Boston

634 Marvin Freeman

635 Willie Randolph

636 Bill Wilkinson

637 Carmen Castillo

638 Floyd Bannister

639 Athletics Leaders

640 Willie McGee

641 Curt Young

642 Angel Salazar

643 Louie Meadows

644 Lloyd McClendon

645 Jack Morris

646 Kevin Bass

647 Randy Johnson RC

648 Sandy Alomar,  Jr. RC

649 Stew Cliburn

650 Kirby Puckett

651 Tom Niedenfuer

652 Rich Gedman

653 Tommy Barrett

654 Whitey Herzog (MGR)

655 Dave Magadan

656 Ivan Calderon

657 Joe Magrane

658 R.J. Reynolds

659 Al Leiter

660 Will Clark

661 Dwight Gooden  (TBTC)

662 Lou Brock  (TBTC)

663 Hank Aaron  (TBTC)

664 Gil Hodges  (TBTC)

665 Tony Oliva  (TBTC)

666 Randy St. Claire

667 Dwayne Murphy

668 Mike Bielecki

669 Dodgers Leaders

670 Kevin Seitzer

671 Jim Gantner

672 Allan Anderson

673 Don Baylor

674 Otis Nixon

675 Bruce Hurst

676 Ernest Riles

677 Dave Schmidt

678 Dion James

679 Willie Fraser

680 Gary Carter

681 Jeff Robinson

682 Rick Leach

683 Jose Cecena

684 Dave Johnson (MGR)

685 Jeff Treadway

686 Scott Terry

687 Alvin Davis

688 Zane Smith

689 Stan Jefferson

690 Doug Jones

691 Roberto Kelly

692 Steve Ontiveros

693 Pat Borders RC

694 Les Lancaster

695 Carlton Fisk

696 Don August

697 Franklin Stubbs

698 Keith Atherton

699 Pirates Leaders

700 Don Mattingly

701 Storm Davis

702 Jamie Quirk

703 Scott Garrelts

704 Carlos Quintana RC

705 Terry Kennedy

706 Pete Incaviglia

707 Steve Jeltz

708 Chuck Finley

709 Tom Herr

710 David Cone

711 Candy Sierra

712 Bill Swift

713 Ty Griffin

714 Joe Morgan (MGR)

715 Tony Pena

716 Wayne Tolleson

717 Jamie Moyer

718 Glenn Braggs

719 Danny Darwin

720 Tim Wallach

721 Ron Tingley

722 Todd Stottlemyre

723 Rafael Belliard

724 Jerry Don Gleaton

725 Terry Steinbach

726 Dickie Thon

727 Joe Orsulak

728 Charlie Puleo

729 Rangers Leaders

730 Danny Jackson

731 Mike Young

732 Steve Buechele

733 Randy Bockus

734 Jody Reed

735 Roger McDowell

736 Jeff Hamilton

737 Norm Charlton RC

738 Darnell Coles

739 Brook Jacoby

740 Dan Plesac

741 Ken Phelps

742 Mike Harkey

743 Mike Heath

744 Roger Craig (MGR)

745 Fred McGriff

746 German Gonzalez

747 Wilfredo Tejada

748 Jimmy Jones

749 Rafael Ramirez

750 Bret Saberhagen

751 Ken Oberkfell

752 Jim Gott

753 Jose Uribe

754 Bob Brower

755 Mike Scioscia

756 Scott Medvin

757 Brady Anderson RC

758 Gene Walter

759 Brewers Leaders

760 Lee Smith

761 Dante Bichette RC

762 Bobby Thigpen

763 Dave Martinez

764 Robin Ventura RC

765 Glenn Davis

766 Cecilio Guante

767 Mike Capel

768 Bill Wegman

769 Junior Ortiz

770 Alan Trammell

771 Ron Kittle

772 Ron Oester

773 Keith Moreland

774 Frank Robinson (MGR)

775 Jeff Reardon

776 Nelson Liriano

777 Ted Power

778 Bruce Benedict

779 Craig McMurtry

780 Pedro Guerrero

781 Greg Briley

782 Checklist (#s 661-792)

783 Trevor Wilson RC

784 Steve Avery RC

785 Ellis Burks

786 Melido Perez

787 David West RC

788 Mike Morgan

789 Royals Leaders

790 Sid Fernandez

791 Jim Lindeman

792 Rafael Santana