1989 Topps Batman Movie Trading Cards

1989 Topps Batman Movie Trading Cards


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Today, 1989 Topps Batman Movie trading cards are a nice and affordable collectible surrounding one of the most popular and influential super hero movies of all-time. While they're easy to come by thanks to the period in which they were produced, it doesn't take away from the product's depth. Spanning two series, 1989 Topps Batman Movie cards cover both the action in front of the camera and behind it.

1989 Topps Batman Movie Series 1 and Series 2 are split evenly. Both releases have 132 base cards plus 22 stickers, making a full set 264 cards and 44 stickers. All take a simple approach to design. Fronts have a large image (or a split of two smaller shots) that is complimented by a plain frame, and the Batman logo and a caption along the bottom. Series 1 cards have a white border while Series 2 are yellow.

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Much of the backside is covered with the Batman logo. There's a small writeup and a call to action to check out the next card.

Unlike a lot of Topps sticker sets from the 1970s and '80s, 1989 Topps Batman Movie Stickers aren't die-cut. Like the base cards, background colors differentiate the two series. The first 22 stickers are red while Series 2 are white. Backs have puzzle pieces.

Both series were offered in Collectors' Edition factory sets. In addition to the base cards and stickers, each also has 11 exclusive Bonus Cards not available in packs. Also, cards from these sets come with a glossy finish. For sports card collectors, they're similar in quality to Topps Tiffany cards. And while the Collectors' Edition sets may claim to be "Limited Edition," they're still extremely plentiful today.

Back in 1989, virtually every trading card product was made in massive quantities. 1989 Topps Batman Movie cards are no exception. The film was a massive blockbuster and a marketing machine. This means that the cards are readily available and at reasonable prices.

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1989 Topps Batman Movie Checklist

Base Set Checklist

264 cards. Series 1 - #1-132, Series 2 - #133-264. Shop for base sets on eBay: Series 1, Series 2

PARALLEL CARDS: Glossy - Included in Collectors' Edition factory sets.

Series 1

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1 Introduction
2 Darknight Detective
3 Bruce Wayne
4 The Clown Prince of Crime
5 Jack Napier
6 Vicki Vale
7 Alexander Knox
8 Commissioner Gordon
9 Alfred the Butler
10 D.A. Harvey Dent
11 Crime Boss Carl Grissom
12 Alicia Hunt
13 Gotham City After Dark
14 Mugged!
15 Rooftop Rendezvous
16 Night of the Bat
17 Nailed by the Dark Avenger
18 Who...What Are You?!!
19 Gotham City's Dark Knight
20 The New D.A.
21 Knox on the Job!
22 The Set-Up
23 Bruce in Wayne Manor
24 Meeting Their Host
25 View from the Batcave
26 The Axis Chemical Factory
27 Mysterious Manhunter
28 Batman's Weapon
29 Toxic Flood!
30 In the Batman's Clutches
31 Commissioner Gordon--Hostage!
32 Holding Batman at Bay!
33 Hero and the Horror
34 Jack Loses His Grip!
35 Plunge into Toxic Oblivion!
36 Rising Above It All
37 Spotted by Commissioner Gordon!
38 Front Page Story!
39 Ghastly Revelation
40 Back from the Dead
41 No Deals, Grissom!
42 Call Me ... Joker!
43 Grissom's Gruesome Demise
44 Wait'll They Get a Load of Me!
45 Hi Honey!
46 The New Crime Boss
47 Gotham City's Crime Lords
48 Joy-Buzzed to Death!
49 Evil of the Joker
50 Fried Alive!
51 "I'm in Charge Now!"
52 A Final Farewell
53 Lord of Wayne Manor
54 Outside City Hall
55 The Mime of Mayhem!
56 Funny Meeting You Here!
57 City Hall Massacre?
58 Outrageous Assault!
59 Who's the Wildest One of All?
60 The Joker's Lair
61 Vicki's Most Devoted Fan
62 Keep Up the Bad Work!
63 Smylex Attack!
64 The Joker Conquers TV!
65 Love that Joker!
66 Let's Go Shopping!
67 At the Flugelheim
68 The Art of Crime
69 A Date with Vicki
70 You Light Up My Life
71 Alicia's New Look
72 No! No! I'm Melting!!
73 Crash!!!
74 The Rescue
75 Swing to Safety!
76 A Daring Escape!
77 The Batmobile
78 Fantastic Chase!
79 The Batmobile Tears Away!
80 Cocooned!
81 Is It Halloween?
82 How Much Do You Weigh?
83 Death-Defying Duo!
84 Hang On, Vicki!
85 Batman Overpowered!
86 The Challenge
87 Urban Warriors
88 Slashing Assault!
89 Photographed by Vicki!
90 Friend ... Or Mad Vigilated?
91 Within the Batcave
92 Vicki in a Jam!
93 The Joker Is Wild!
94 Haunting Memory
95 Fate of the Wayne Family
96 Gearing Up for Danger
97 Knight Patrol!
98 Sabotage!
99 The Axis Fireball!
100 Escape from Flaming Death!
101 The Master of Disaster
102 Bicentennial Nightmare!
103 Twisted Terrorists!
104 Flight of the Batwing
105 Batwing Cockpit
106 The Joker's Secret Weapon
107 Taking Aim at the Batwing!
108 Super-Sleek Craft!
109 Crash Dive!
110 Vicki to the Rescue!
111 The Joker Takes a Hostage
112 Batman Lives!
113 Grim Vendetta
114 In Danger's Domain
115 Watch Out Behind You ...!
116 Assault on the Caped Fury
117 Desperate Struggle!
118 Grip of Death!
119 Perilous Plunge!
120 Batman in Action!
121 No Match for Batman!
122 Bruised But Not Beaten!
123 The Joker's Final Stand
124 Dance of Death
125 Vicki Imperiled!
126 The Titans Clash!
127 Batman vs. Madman
128 The Dark Knight Triumphs
129 The Joker--Over the Edge!
130 He Who Laughs Last ...
131 The Bat-Signal
132 The Guardian of Gotham City

Series 2

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133 Batman-The 2nd Series
134 The Man and His Quarry
135 Hand of Vengeance
136 Parked in the Batcave
137 Fistfuls of Funny Money!
138 Onward, To His Fate...
139 Doppelganger
140 Time to Die, Grissom!
141 Armadillo Effect
142 The Last of Eckhardt
143 Leer of the Clown Prince
144 I've Got to Work Tonight
145 Leap from the Belltower
146 March of the Misfits
147 Meltingly Beautiful
148 You Know Who I Mean...!
149 Power of the Batmobile
150 Flugelheim Aftermath
151 Alley Bat
152 Aiming To Kill!
153 News of the Battle!
154 The Wayne Manor Party
155 Of Mimes and Memories
156 Danger in the Streets
157 The Oddest Couple
158 Knight and the Damsel
159 Hanging On For Life!
160 Murder...Just for Laughs
161 Twisted Pitchman
162 'Copter Escape!
163 Instructions for Alfred
164 Gotham City Landscape
165 Flugelheim Museum Interior
166 Elevated Subway Exterior
167 Flugelheim Museum Exterior
168 Grissom's Office
169 Their Final Bow?
170 The Batmobile-Head On
171 Dangling Devil
172 See Rotelli Roast
173 The Defeat of Batman
174 Sneaking Up Behind Jack...
175 Festival of Madness
176 Battered But Unbowed!
177 Mission Accomplished!
178 Retreat Into Darkness
179 You Want To Get Nuts...
180 The Master's Mimes
181 Knox Chats with Alfred
182 Savage Sneak Attack!
183 Madness Wears a Smile
184 The Batmobile Escapes!
185 Jack and Alicia
186 Trick or Treat!
187 The Field Flies High!
188 His Card...
189 Silent But Deadly
190 The Phantom Avengers
191 A New Mad Plan!
192 Friends and Lovers
193 Fiery Finale
194 Another Man Down
195 The Batwing Soars!
196 The Joker (By Tim Burton)
197 Batman Costume Design
198 The Joker Costume Design
199 Batman Design Concept
200 Metal Walkway
201 Tugging the Line
202 The Hanging Hood
203 Over the Gantry
204 The Joker Knocked Backwards
205 Danger Directly Ahead!
206 Clearing the Trigger
207 Preparing for an Assault
208 Cathedral Dead Ahead!
209 Goons in Hot Pursuit!
210 Mysterious Millionaire
211 Alleys of Gotham City
212 The Villain Supreme!
213 Who Is Jack Napier?
214 The Joke's on Alicia
215 Weapon Against Evil
216 His Foul and Fiendish Grin
217 Armor Inspiration
218 Grotesque Reflections
219 A Gift for Vicki
220 The Night Is His Again!
221 Kids Playing 'Batman'
222 Brains + Beauty = Vicki
223 Everyone Needs a Hobby!
224 Throttling a Punk
225 An Artist Most Bizarre
226 Batman's Public Service
227 A Goon and His Tune
228 City of Light and Danger
229 Heroic Escape!
230 How the Joker Lives
231 Batman in the Belfrey
232 Classic First Issue!
233 Directing Grissom's Murder
234 The Clown and the Clapboard
235 The Director's Vision
236 Maniacal Murderer!
237 Knox Takes a Shot at Heroism
238 What Tim Burton Wants...
239 Getting the Worst from Grissom
240 Directing Helicopter Escape
241 Special Advice for Batman
242 Directing Michael Keaton
243 Flight of the Dark Avenger
244 Interviewed by Knox
245 Tim Burton, Filmmaker
246 Alicia--Exquisite!
247 Presenting the Batmobile!
248 Relaxing with Key Players
249 Filming the Dance Macabre
250 Shooting the Rescue Scene
251 Dining at Wayne Manor
252 Secret Life of Bruce Wayne
253 City Street Miniature
254 At the Nerve Center
255 Computerized SFX
256 Fantastic Miniature Set
257 Trail of the Mystery Man
258 Directing Jack Nicholson
259 Dance of the Deranged
260 From Burton to Batman
261 Batman's Revenge
262 Gruesome Grimace
263 Buildings of Gotham City
264 The Killer Clown's in Town!

Stickers Checklist

44 cards. Inserted one per pack. Series 1 - #1-22, Series 2 - #23-44.

Series 1 Stickers have a red background. Series 2 have a white background.

Series 1

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1 Batman
2 Batman Logo
3 Vicki Vale, Bruce Wayne
4 Batman, Batmobile
5 The Joker
6 Joker's Goons
7 Batman, Joker
8 Batman
9 Joker - Three Faces
10 Joker Concept Art
11 Batman in Factory
12 Batman Bust
13 Batwing
14 Batwing
15 Joker - Hands Up
16 Joker - Holding Hat at Waist
17 Batman, Batmobile
18 Joker on Beach
19 Batman - Fists Up
20 Batman Portrait
21 Joker - Smearing Makeup
22 Vicki Vale

Series 2

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23 Joker, Batman
24 Batman
25 Joker - Leg Up
26 Batman - Cape Out
27 Joker - Holding Cane Up
28 Batman - Full Body
29 Joker - Portrait
30 Batman - Portrait Sketch
31 Joker - Leaning on Cane
32 Batman - Full-Body Sketch
33 Joker - Sketch
34 Batman - In Batcave
35 Batman - Black Background
36 Bruce Wayne - Tuxedo
37 Joker - Holding Hat
38 Batman Logo
39 Batman - Portrait
40 Joker - Cutting
41 Batman - In Factory
42 Batman, Vicki Vale - Kneeling
43 Joker - Megaphone
44 Batmobile

Bonus Cards Checklist

22 cards. Series 1 - #A-K, Series 2 - #L-V. Exclusive to Collectors' Edition factory sets.

Series 1

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A Batman in Batwing Cockpit
B The Batwing Swoops Down
C Canyons of Gotham City
D Zeroing in on The Joker
E Setting the Missile Sights
F Hitting the Switch
G Firing Away!
H The Joker Avoids the Onslaught
I The Dark Knight Reacts
J The Batwing Bounces
K Cathedral Directly Ahead

Series 2

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L Grappling Hook, Spring Action Reel
M Batarang (Folded and Unfolded)
N Darkly Humorous Pistols
O Batman's Time Bomb
P Smoke Capsules
Q Handset & Tracer
R Batmobile Communicator
S Cocooned Batmobile (Front and Rear)
T Acid-Squirting Flower
U Batman's Gauntlet
V Utility Belt, Body Armor

Ryan Cracknell  |  E-Mail Author
Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff.   His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection.

User Reviews

  1. Where is the best place to find value on cards? I have a friend that has a lot of cards he wants to appraise, just not sure where to look.

  2. I have several sets of batman 1 and need an itemized list of each set I.e. small UK, Europe set. Thanks.

  3. All of my Series 1 Stickers have different numbers, for example the Sticker labeled 1 (Batman) on this list is labeled 133 on mine; furthermore there is no Peel label on mine either but everything else looks the same front and back. Any ideas?

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