The 1986 Sportflics set was the first new major baseball card issue since Donruss and Fleer crashed the Topps party back in 1981.

As such, it had the hobby all frothed up and eager to see what triple-action cards might look like.

Well …

Let’s just say that the backs of the cards were the best of the cards, thanks to high-quality full-color photos, complete stats, and verbose narratives.

The fronts?

Those were and are sort of hard to take — the grooved plastic covering and multiple exposures make the players hard to see unless you hold everything *just* right.

Still, at 200 cards, it’s a full-ish checklist that provides plenty of flavor from the middle of the 1980s hobby boom, and you pretty much have to have some Sportflics in your collection if you grew up before the 90s.

Here, then, for your perusal and enjoyment, is the complete checklist for the 1986 Sportflics baseball card set … an innovator, even if no one really cared for the innovations they brought to the table.

(Each link below takes you to the current eBay listings for that card … these are affiliate links, so if you click and buy, we receive a small commission at no extra charge to you.)

1 George Brett

2 Don Mattingly

3 Wade Boggs

4 Eddie Murray

5 Dale Murphy

6 Rickey Henderson

7 Harold Baines

8 Cal Ripken Jr.

9 Orel Hershiser

10 Bret Saberhagen

11 Tim Raines

12 Fernando Valenzuela

13 Tony Gwynn

14 Pedro Guerrero

15 Keith Hernandez

16 Ernest Riles

17 Jim Rice

18 Ron Guidry

19 Willie McGee

20 Ryne Sandberg

21 Kirk Gibson

22 Ozzie Guillen (R)

23 Dave Parker

24 Vince Coleman (R)

25 Tom Seaver

26 Brett Butler

27 Steve Carlton

28 Gary Carter

29 Cecil Cooper

30 Jose Cruz

31 Alvin Davis

32 Dwight Evans

33 Julio Franco

34 Damaso Garcia

35 Steve Garvey

36 Kent Hrbek

37 Reggie Jackson

38 Fred Lynn

39 Paul Molitor

40 Jim Presley

41 Dave Righetti

42 Robin Yount

43 Nolan Ryan

44 Mike Schmidt

45 Lee Smith

46 Rick Sutcliffe

47 Bruce Sutter

48 Lou Whitaker

49 Dave Winfield

50 Pete Rose

The next several cards are designated “Tri-Stars” since they show — surprise! — three players per card. You can be the judge of the “star” piece.

51 Steve Garvey / Pete Rose / Ryne Sandberg

52 Harold Baines / George Brett / Jim Rice

53 Phil Niekro / Jerry Reuss / Mike Witt

54 Don Mattingly / Cal Ripken Jr. / Robin Yount

55 Goose Gossage / Dan Quisenberry / Lee Smith

56 Pete Rose / Steve Sax / Darryl Strawberry

57 Don Baylor / Reggie Jackson / Cal Ripken Jr.

58 Bill Madlock / Dave Parker / Pete Rose

59 Mike Flanagan / Ron Guidry / LaMarr Hoyt

60 Tom Seaver / Rick Sutcliffe / Fernando Valenzuela

61 Tony Armas / Reggie Jackson / Jim Rice

62 Keith Hernandez / Dale Murphy / Mike Schmidt

63 George Brett / Fred Lynn / Robin Yount

64 Bert Blyleven / John Denny / Jerry Koosman

65 Rollie Fingers / Bruce Sutter

66 Andre Dawson / Bob Horner / Gary Matthews

67 Carlton Fisk / Ron Kittle / Tom Seaver

68 George Foster / Dave Kingman / Mike Schmidt

69 Rod Carew / Cal Ripken Jr. / Pete Rose

70 Steve Carlton / Tom Seaver / Rick Sutcliffe

71 Reggie Jackson / Fred Lynn / Robin Yount

72 Dave Righetti / Rick Sutcliffe / Fernando Valenzuela

73 Fred Lynn / Eddie Murray / Cal Ripken Jr.

74 Rod Carew / Alvin Davis / Lou Whitaker

75 Wade Boggs / Carney Lansford / Don Mattingly

Back to single-player stuff …

76 Jesse Barfield

77 Phil Bradley

78 Chris Brown

79 Tom Browning

80 Tom Brunansky

81 Bill Buckner

82 Chili Davis

83 Mark Davis

84 Rich Gedman

85 Willie Hernandez

86 Ron Kittle

87 Lee Lacy

88 Bill Madlock

89 Mike Marshall

90 Keith Moreland

91 Graig Nettles

92 Lance Parrish

93 Kirby Puckett

94 Juan Samuel

95 Steve Sax

96 Dave Stieb

97 Darryl Strawberry

98 Willie Upshaw

99 Frank Viola

100 Dwight Gooden

101 Joaquin Andujar

102 George Bell

103 Bert Blyleven

104 Mike Boddicker

105 Britt Burns

106 Rod Carew

107 Jack Clark

108 Danny Cox

109 Ron Darling

110 Andre Dawson

111 Leon Durham

112 Tony Fernandez

113 Tom Herr

114 Teddy Higuera (R)

115 Bob Horner

116 Dave Kingman

117 Jack Morris

118 Dan Quisenberry

119 Jeff Reardon

120 Bryn Smith

121 Ozzie Smith

122 John Tudor

123 Tim Wallach

124 Willie Wilson

125 Carlton Fisk

And back to “Tri-Stars” …
126 Gary Carter / George Foster / Al Oliver

127 Tim Raines / Ryne Sandberg

128 Paul Molitor / Cal Ripken Jr. / Willie Wilson

129 Dennis Eckersley / John Candelaria

130 Ron Cey / Rollie Fingers / Pete Rose

131 Dave Concepcion / George Foster / Bill Madlock

132 Vida Blue / John Denny / Fernando Valenzuela

133 Doyle Alexander / Joaquin Andujar / Richard Dotson

134 John Denny / Tom Seaver / Rick Sutcliffe

135 Phil Niekro / Tom Seaver / Don Sutton

136 Vince Coleman / Dwight Gooden / Alfredo Griffin

137 Gary Carter / Steve Garvey / Fred Lynn

138 Tony Perez / Pete Rose / Rusty Staub

139 George Foster / Jim Rice / Mike Schmidt

140 Bill Buckner / Tony Gwynn / Al Oliver

141 Jack Morris / Dave Righetti / Nolan Ryan

142 Vida Blue / Bert Blyleven / Tom Seaver

143 Dwight Gooden / Nolan Ryan / Fernando Valenzuela

144 Davey Lopes / Tim Raines / Willy Wilson

145 Tony Armas / Cecil Cooper / Ed Murray

146 Rod Carew / Rollie Fingers / Jim Rice

147 Rick Dempsey / Reggie Jackson / Alan Trammell

148 Pedro Guerrero / Mike Schmidt / Dan Porter

149 Mike Boddicker / Ron Guidry / Rick Sutcliffe

150 Reggie Jackson / Dave Kingman / Fred Lynn

Single players again … hope they weren’t lonely!

151 Buddy Bell

152 Oil Can Boyd

153 Dave Concepcion

154 Brian Downing

155 Shawon Dunston

156 John Franco

157 Scott Garrelts

158 Bob James

159 Charlie Leibrandt

160 Oddibe McDowell

161 Roger McDowell (R)

162 Mike Moore

163 Phil Niekro

164 Al Oliver

165 Tony Pena

166 Ted Power

167 Mike Scioscia

168 Mario Soto

169 Bob Stanley

170 Garry Templeton

171 Andre Thornton

172 Alan Trammell

173 Doug DeCinces

174 Greg Walker

175 Don Sutton

These cards here are “The Big Six” because they have — any guesses? — six players per card, all themed based on the title …

176 Award Winners

177 1985 Hot Rookies

178 1985 Hot Rookies

179 Gold Glove

180 Active Lifetime .300

181 Active Lifetime .300

182 1985 Milestones

183 Triple Crown

184 1985 Highlights

185 1985 20 Game Winners

Next up, the World Champion Kansas City Royals

World Series Champions

And a strong finish with some singles …

187 Hubie Brooks

188 Glenn Davis

189 Darrell Evans

190 Goose Gossage

191 Andy Hawkins

192 Jay Howell

193 LaMarr Hoyt

194 Davey Lopes

195 Milt Scott

196 Ted Simmons

197 Gary Ward

198 Bob Welch

199 Mike Young

200 Buddy Biancalana

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