Monday, February 28, 2011

1984 Nestle #232

Card Review: 9.3  this card is identical to the '84 Topps but for the "Nestle" logo on the front and back.  There is also what appears to be a coma before "Tim" along the top of the card back that isn't present on the regular 1984 Topps.  I know very little about this Nestle set, how it was packaged, sold, distributed, and everything else about it's origin is a mystery to me.

*UPDATE*  These cards were produced as a mail-in promotion.  For $4.75 and five candy bar wrappers, Nestle would send the collector one of six uncut sheets.  Each sheet contained 132 cards.  There are believed to have been 5,000 copies of the set produced.

Fun Facts: *These "Nestle" variants tend to be worth about 4x as much as their Topps counterparts.
*Tim was named an All-Star for the 1st time in '84
*Tim was briefly team-mates with Pete Rose in '84

Number of this card in my collection: 77
2014 update: 79
2015 update: 80
2016 update: n/a
2017 update: n/a
2018 update: n/a
2019 update: 81
2020 update: n/a
2021 update: 82
2022 update: n/a
2023 update: 83

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