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1984 Topps Traded Baseball was one of the most coveted releases of the 1980s thanks to the company’s first card of Dwight Gooden. While the pitcher’s career faded fast, the set still boasts other rookies like Bret Saberhagen and Mark Langston.
Maintaining a similar design from the previous year, 1984 Topps Baseball is one of the more attractive sets of the decade. The checklist is led by the rookie of long-time hobby favorite Don Mattingly.
Although it doesn’t carry the same popularity as it once did, 1983 Topps Traded Baseball remains one of the most recognizable sets of the 1980s. The first cards of Darryl Strawberry and Julio Franco are the best in the set.
Boasting one of the decade’s most iconic cards in Cal Ripken Jr, 1982 Topps Traded Baseball marks the second straight year of the late-season box set.
Boasting a 792-card checklist for the first time, 1982 Topps Baseball is most notable for the Cal Ripken Jr. rookie card. Other rookies include Lee Smith, Dave Stewart and Kent Hrbek.
1981 Topps Traded Baseball launched a big change in the hobby. The first late-season box set, it captures key players on their new teams and gives rookies their first solo cards.
Running about a dollar a pack, 2012 Triple Play Baseball offers a broad mix of interactive and informative cards. Intended for collectors of all ages, base cards come with cartoon-style artwork instead of traditional photography.
1981 Topps Baseball is highlighted by its distinct baseball cap design. While there aren’t any Hall of Fame rookies, fan favorites Tim Raines, Fernando Valenzuela and Harold Baines have their first card in the set.
Aimed largely at hit seekers and fans of classic cards, 2012 Leaf Best of Baseball is highlighted by a graded or slabbed buyback in every single-pack box. Boxes also come with either an exclusive autograph or sketch card.
Led by a clean design and the iconic Rickey Henderson rookie, 1980 Topps Baseball rings in a new decade with a solid 726-card set. While there aren’t any other top tier rookies, the checklist highlights the top stars of the time.
Driven by the first Mike Trout MLB autograph, 2009 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects Baseball sees the familiar year-end return of rookies and emerging stars. The slightly revamped checklist makes room for 35 World Baseball Classic cards.
2008 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects Baseball has one of the strongest autograph lineups in recent history. Key signers include Michael (Giancarlo) Stanton, Buster Posey and Jesus Montero. As usual, Refractors remain popular as well.
Autographs and Refractors highlight 2007 Bowman Draft Picks & Baseball. Focusing almost entirely on rookies, prospects and draft picks, the set combines the Bowman and Bowman Chrome brands. Get full info, including a complete checklist and buying guide.
2012 Topps Pro Debut marks the third year that Topps has been the exclusive manufacturer for MiLB baseball cards. Boxes of the reasonably priced product promise two autographs and two relic cards. Collectors can also chase short prints, numbered parallels and more.
One of the hobby’s most rooted traditions, the 2012 Topps Baseball Complete Set Hobby Edition comes with all Series 1 and Series 2 base cards plus a pack of five exclusive Orange parallels.
2012 SP Signature Edition Baseball sees Upper Deck return to the diamond with an all-autograph series. Every pack comes with three autographs including one multi-signed card or manufactured patch autograph.
2012 Topps Series 2 Baseball is the traditional second dose of the trademark flagship set. Topps continues with a gold theme for many of its inserts. Autographs and relic cards fall at a combined rate of one per hobby box.
Cutting directly to the chase, 2012 Topps Tier One is a hits-only release. Three-card boxes promise two autographs and one relic card. Mixing current and past stars, highlights include all on-card autographs, bat knobs, jumbo patch cards and much more.
1997 Bowman Chrome Baseball helped bring rookie cards back to the forefront of the hobby. Led by rookie cards of Roy Halladay, Lance Berkman and others, it remains one of the best modern baseball card sets.
Outside of Evan Longoria and Clayton Kershaw Bowman Chrome autographs, 2006 Bowman Draft Picks and Prospects Baseball is an overall weak release for the brand. However, there are a couple of dark horses collectors can watch for. And, as always, Refractor rainbows remain a popular choice.