Saturday, December 1, 2012
My top 25 sets #25: 1986 Topps
Set: 1986 Topps
Number of cards in set: 792 (largest set in the countdown)
Affordability: 10. If you can't afford this set, you shouldn't be collecting cards...
Key RCs: Ozzie Guillen, Cecil Fielder, Harold Reynolds, Lenny Dykstra
Is the set built?: Close, as of writing this post I needed 36 cards
What I like about this set: The set size for me was an allure, since I've always enjoyed putting together larger sets. Also, there is something that is just so simplistic about this set design that made me want to collect it. It isn't great by any stretch of the imagination, but so far since I returned to collecting the '86 Topps set is the only set from the '80s that I've wanted to collect. I also like the tribute to Pete Rose by showing all the cards produced of him over the years.
This is likely a set that will fall off of the 2013 countdown when new sets come into play. It was definitely good for a few posts this year.
Thanks for reading, Robert