Friday, August 25, 2017
This is just a quick post to let you know that I've finally completed the Dodgers team sets for all three years of Topps Big.
Topps Big was the knock-off on Topps' mid-1950s sets, both in look and size, that was all the rage when it was first issued in 1988. The next two years, 1989 and 1990, were issued to less enthusiastic response before fizzling out.
But I've mentioned this set a couple of times before. Let me just show you the complete Dodgers team sets:
Here is 1988, the paint-splatter set. These guys are pretty special since most of them led the Dodgers to their most recent World Series title.
Here is 1989, the alphabet flashcards set. The Dodgers team set grew in size seeing as they were the defending World Champions.
And here is 1990, what I call the Ocean Pacific set, because it seems to have a surfer art vibe. This team set is filled with new big-name acquisitions that didn't pan out.
Two of those disappointments were the last two cards that I needed to finish the 1990 set. They were both Nebulous 9 needs and Greg from The Collective Mind was able to fish them out for me during his trip to The National.
Who knew Topps Big cards were so difficult to land?
Technically, I do still need one Dodger from these sets. It's from the 1989 set and it's one of those Olympian cards -- Jim Poole. He's shown in Team USA garb, so I don't really care whether I ever get it or not (OK, I actually do care, it's now on my Nebulous 9 list). So I'm calling these sets complete.
That's right. I'm big-timing ya.
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