Thursday, May 18, 2017

30 Day Challenge: Day 17

Day 17: A Card From The First Set You Put Together Hand Collated

Like a lot of people, 1987 Topps holds a special place in my heart. When I decided to start this blog, I almost named it "Wood-grain on Cardboard" just because of my fondness for this set. Even now, I get a smile seeing these cards in repacks, and I enjoy seeing modern cards with this border. It was this set I first completed, and back then this was the card everyone wanted:

1987 Topps #170 Bo Jackson (RC, FS)

Bo Jackson was one of those generational talents. Future Star definitely applied to him here. (Anyone else think of the "The More You Know" commercials when they see this Future Stars script?). It's a shame injuries ended his career so early.

Courtesy of Off Hiatus Baseball Cards


  1. It makes me think of Reading Rainbow!

  2. I can see that! Arcing rainbows were very 80's!

  3. My favorite set ever. This was the beginning of my collecting days too.