Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Inserts Are Arriving 5

This shipment brought me a load from the '80s and '90s.

These two 1982 stickers are special because they marked Topps' return to inserts.  Before these, Topps last had inserts in the 1974 set, the team checklist cards.  The stickers were inserts, but also advertisements.  Topps put them in the packs of baseball cards to drum up interest in the soon to be released sticker set.  The insert stickers are identical to what was issued in the sticker set on the front...

...but the back has the teaser for the stickers.


Up next are a bunch of the Glossy All-Star cards.  I'm especially happy to have the Billy Williams card.  Billy was the National League's honorary captain at the 1987 All-Star game.  That was the same year he was inducted into the Hall of Fame.

The final card is a shiny Sammy Sosa card, from the 1996 Mystery Finest set.

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