Thursday, September 6, 2012

1988 Topps Stickers #85

Card Review: 3.5  It was always a welcomed event to see Wallach get a full size sticker in the annual sticker book.  There was usually one full size player sticker per team, everyone else was half this size (two to a card).  Jack Morris finds himself on the back of this one.  I'm sure it's a different player on the back of all them.  I only have one of this sticker, but I have multiple copies of the Wallach "Super Star" and they all have different stickers on the back.  I need to find a Wallach sticker with a Wallach "Super Star" on the back, then go all chicken and the egg trying to decide which one to count it as.

This is another example of Wallach running the bases in Shea on an '88 Topps product.  The photographer must have snapped off a bunch of photos at once and Topps used them all.  Today they'd just re-crop the same photo.

*update*  I'm currently at 24, and am yet to find one with a Wallach "Super Star" on the back.

Number of this card in my collection: 1
2014 update: 16
2015 update: 20 
2016 update: 24
2107 update: n/a
2017 update: 25
2018 update: n/a
2019 update: 26
2020 update: 27
2021 update: n/a
2022 update: n/a
2023 update: 29


  1. If you are feeling saucy, you could peel off one full sticker from a Super Star Wallach and put the Wallach sticker. Or is that cheating?

  2. I always respected that about Topps back in those days. Yes, they would often use photos from the same game, or even the same at-bat or play. But it was always a slightly or completely different shot.