1986 Hasbro G.I. Joe Action Cards is one of the toughest mainstream trading card sets from the 1980s to complete. The large set includes both iconic packaging art and shots from the popular cartoon.
1980-1989 Entertainment Trading Cards
1985 Hasbro Transformers Action Cards are the first trading cards of the iconic franchise. The popular set highlights many of the top Autobots and Decepticons as well as recaps from the original cartoon.
1985 Topps Garbage Pail Kids Series 2 see the popular series continue with another 82 cards. Several variation types make building a complete master set something of a challenge for completists.
Capturing the action and characters of the 80s TV classic, 1983 Topps A-Team includes a checklist of 66 cards and 12 stickers. Like a lot of entertainment sets from the era, boxes and sets remain extremely affordable.
1983 Topps Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Series 2 marked the end of an era. The final set of the franchise’s original run, it has 88 cards and 22 stickers.
The first of two sets for the original trilogy’s final film, 1983 Topps Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Series 1 includes 132 cards and 33 stickers (66 if you include color variations).
Although slightly smaller than the first two sets, 1980 Topps Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Series 3 has several interesting subsets to keep things interesting. This is the final set based on the film’s original run.
Picking up from where the first set left off, 1980 Topps Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Series 2 expands the checklist with another 132 cards and 33 stickers.
1980 Topps Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Series 1 launched the second film in the franchise into the hobby. With 132 base cards and 11 stickers, it was the largest single series Star Wars set at the time.
Garbage Pail Kids Series 1, released by Topps in 1985, launched one of the most controversial entertainment card franchises of all-time. Get set details, a card gallery, buying guide and more.