(For more classic cardboard, check out our Complete Guide to the Golden Era of Baseball Cards.)
By 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.
In fact, had the years not proven that there are enough of each card to build the first Martian land bridge, 1988 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 Topps 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 younger 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.
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).
The Matt Nokes Retirement Plan
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 a 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 nearly 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 also 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 contained 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 Topps 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.
- 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 to 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
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.
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.
Get ‘Em While 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 over 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.
(For more classic cardboard, check out our Complete Guide to the Golden Era of Baseball Cards.)
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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. 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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 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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 690 Jay Howell 691 Dan Pasqua 692 Mike Birkbeck 693 Benito Santiago 694 Eric Nolte 695 Shawon Dunston 696 Duane Ward 697 Steve Lombardozzi 698 Brad Havens 699 SD Padres Leaders 700 George Brett 701 Sammy Stewart 702 Mike Gallego 703 Bob Brenly 704 Dennis Boyd 705 Juan Samuel 706 Rick Mahler 707 Fred Lynn 708 Gus Polidor 709 George Frazier 710 Darryl Strawberry 711 Bill Gullickson 712 John Moses 713 Willie Hernandez 714 Jim Fregosi (MGR) 715 Todd Worrell 716 Lenn Sakata 717 Jay Baller 718 Mike Felder 719 Denny Walling 720 Tim Raines 721 Pete O’Brien 722 Manny Lee 723 Bob Kipper 724 Danny Tartabull 725 Mike Boddicker 726 Alfredo Griffin 727 Greg Booker 728 Andy Allanson 729 Blue Jays Leaders 730 John Franco 731 Rick Schu 732 David Palmer 733 Spike Owen 734 Craig Lefferts 735 Kevin McReynolds 736 Matt Young 737 Butch Wynegar 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 756 Mike Maddux 757 John Marzano 758 Eddie Williams 759 Athletics Leaders 760 Mike Scott 761 Tony Armas 762 Scott Bradley 763 Doug Sisk 764 Greg Walker 765 Neal Heaton 766 Henry Cotto 767 Jose Lind RC 768 Dickie Nole 769 Cecil Cooper 770 Lou Whitaker 771 Ruben Sierra 772 Sal Butera 773 Frank Williams 774 Gene Mauch (MGR) 775 Dave Stieb 776 Checklist (#s 661-792) 777 Lonnie Smith 778 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