Topps Pays Chrome Tribute to 1987 Baseball Card Design – Do you remember opening packs of 1987 Topps baseball cards? Looking at that cool wood-grained design as you searched rookie cards of Bobby Bonilla and Barry Bonds?! You probably looked for that colorful “Future Stars” logo hoping Bo Jackson’s name was attached to it.
The 1987 Topps design holds a special place in many collectors’ hearts. It was one of the first sets many collectors can recall putting together. It is one they could share with their parents and grandparents as they reminisce on how it was an homage to the 1962 Topps set.
Thirty years later, Topps is celebrating the 1987 set, but in a way you have rarely seen the set before – in Chrome!
As baseball fans head out to pick up 2017 Topps Baseball Series 1 this week, they can take part in a special promotion from select hobby retailers while supplies last. For each hobby box that you purchase, you are eligible to receive one FREE silver pack that contains four chrome cards. In addition, each jumbo box purchase is eligible for two FREE packs.
Each pack contains Topps Chrome Refractor baseball cards of Hall of Famers, veterans, future stars and rookies on the 1987 Topps design with a chance at rare Refractor parallels and autographs.
Some of the most collectible cards in the set will include many of the popular players featured on 2017 baseball rookie cards such as Andrew Benintendi, Alex Bregman, Aaron Judge, Dansby Swanson, and Orlando Arcia. The 50-card base set will also include many of baseball’s top stars such as Kris Bryant, Mike Trout, Jose Altuve, and Miguel Cabrera.
The base level for the Chrome cards come in a prism-like Refractor with numbered parallels that feature a different color border such as Green (numbered to 150), Blue (numbered to 99), Orange (numbered to 75), Gold (numbered to 50), Red (numbered to 5), and Black (numbered 1-of-1).
More than 20 players will have autographs in the set including Benintendi, Bregman, Judge, Clayton Kershaw, Francisco Lindor, Mike Trout, Yoenis Cespedes and other stars. The autographs will also feature three different levels of parallels: Gold (numbered to 25), Red (numbered to 5) and Black (numbered 1-of-1).
You can download a copy of the complete checklist for the 1987 Chrome Silver Pack Cards here: 2017 Topps Silver Pack Hobby Promotion – 1987 Chrome Design Checklist.
2017 Topps Series 1 Baseball Cards hit hobby shelves this Wednesday, February 1st, 2017. For more information about this year’s set, please visit the product page.
Topps Pays Chrome Tribute to 1987 Baseball Card Design
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