When I think of 1991 Topps, I reflect back and remember that Topps held a huge promotion to promote their 40th anniversary of producing Topps cards. A big part of this promotion which excited a lot of collectors at the time were the inclusion of every Topps card ever produced as inserts which could be found one in 1,000 packs. I opened my share of packs that year and received one of these coveted vintage cards – a 1988 Topps Darryl Strawberry card. I guess it was great that I pulled a card that was one in a thousand but this card couldn’t even sell for a quarter. I never knew anyone that got a decent card out of this promotion.
Another thing I think of when it comes to 1991 Topps is how much I disliked the design. The names on the front of the cards were the smallest I ever remember and very hard to read. I also did not like how some of the backs of the cards had a bold red “Topps 40” logo while others had a washed out, faded logo. Also, there were several error cards in 1991. Error cards were very popular during the baseball card boom and I attribute that to the fact that other than base cards there was nothing else to collect. Think about it. In 1991, there really weren’t many insert cards or autographs. Memorabilia cards did not exist. Collectors wanted something different besides regular base cards and in 1991, the only other option if you wanted something “rare” were error cards.
I probably had about 10,000 cards from 1991 as I opened quite a bit of Topps in those baseball card boom years of 1988-1992. I traded a bunch with friends in order to build many sets. I kept one for myself while selling the rest. The one I have kept is stored in a binder and is in mint condition. In front of the binder, I have the following 1991 Topps sell sheet:
To further enhance my set as well as to help me reminisce about collecting baseball cards in 1991, I have also included a copy of a 1991 Topps wrapper and a 1991 Topps wax box in my binder. Here are those images:
In the 1990’s, I am lacking SEVERAL Topps sell sheets. If you know someone that has any, please let me know. You can also tell them to email them to me. My email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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