Friday, June 21, 2013

K Mart Complete

I've got all five of the K Mart / Topps boxes sets in hand.  K Mart had the first boxed set, issued in 1982 (more about it here).  Their next box came out five years later, in 1987.  One more per year came out through 1990, making a total of five sets.

The 1987 K Mart set was called Stars of the Decades and featured stars from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.  Sadly for me, not one of the 33 stars were Cubs.  No Ernie Banks, no Fergie or Billy, no Santo or was a total Cubs shutout.  Boo!

I finally get some Cubs with K Mart's 1988 set, Memorable Moments.

Andre Dawson's moment was on August 30, 1987.  He hit a homer that day, his 15th for the month, a new team record for August.

Rick Sutcliffe was included in the set because of his memorable 1984 season.  He won 14 straight games, the final being the division clinching game against the Pirates on September 24.

K Mart was on a Cubbie roll with their 1989 set, Dream Team.  A whopping four boys in blue made the list.

These two made the rookies of '88 list...

....while these two were Rookies of the '80s.  Remember that this was the time that baseball cards were taking off and everyone thought that anything with a rookie label would be worth big bucks.

The final K Mart set, 1990's  Super Stars, saw two Cubs.

Sandberg made the NL team as the second baseman while Walton was an outfielder.  This was the season after Walton won the NL Rookie of the Year and his stuff was hot.  He cooled off quickly.

The final K Mart tally is eight Cubs cards over five sets.


  1. Huge fan of their 1989 Dream Team design... but the 1982 set is another story.

  2. All great looking sets except maybe memorable moments