Category Archives: 1987 Topps Turn Back The Clock

My 1987 Topps ‘Turn Back The Clock’ Subset Is Complete!!!

My 1987 Topps ‘Turn Back The Clock’ Subset Is Complete!!!

Scratch another one off the list, my ‘Turn Back The Clock’ set from the 1987 Topps issue is complete!!!  YES!!

Consisting of just 5 cards, the set features legends of the game and highlights some amazing accomplishments that occurred during the 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, and 1982 baseball seasons.

Putting together this subset was a blast – Take a look at the end result:

Good Stuff!!

What’s next?  Stay Tuned…

1987 Topps ‘Turn Back The Clock’ – Card #5 – Maury Wills

1987 Topps ‘Turn Back The Clock’ – Card #5 – Maury Wills

‘Twenty Five Years Ago’

Topps’ 1987 baseball card set was a celebration of their very popular release from 25 years prior – the 1962 Topps set.  Keeping with the theme of a wood-grain border, the ’87 set was a bit brighter and lighter than it’s older brother, but the feeling of nostalgia is certainly there.

Here is the card from the ‘Turn Back The Clock’ set that features Dodgers legend, Mr. Maury Wills.

Some of my favorite highlights from the 1962 baseball season:

  1. Tommy Davis leading the league in batting average, hits, and RBI
  2. Sandy Koufax’s 18 strikeouts in a 9-inning game
  3. Jackie Robinson’s election into the Baseball Hall of Fame

1987 Topps ‘Turn Back The Clock’ – Card #4 – Carl Yastrzemski

1987 Topps ‘Turn Back The Clock’ – Card #4 – Carl Yastrzemski

’20 Years Ago’

In 1967 ‘Yaz’ had an amazing Triple Crown season in which he dominated the American League in the most important offensive categories.  A true superstar, ‘Yaz’ took his game to the next level when he hit .326, 44 home runs, and drove in 121 runs.  While not ‘Triple Crown’ stats, he also led the AL in runs scored, hits, on-base percentage, and total bases.

Here is his card from the 1987 Topps ‘Turn Back The Clock’ set:

Some other special moments from that 1967 season would be:

  1. Willie McCovey’s 3 Grand Slams
  2. Pete Rose’s 25-game hitting streak
  3. Mickey Mantle & Eddie Matthews joining the 500 Home Run Club

 

 

1987 Topps ‘Turn Back The Clock’ – Card #3 – Roberto Clemente

1987 Topps ‘Turn Back The Clock’ – Card #3 – Roberto Clemente

‘Fifteen Years Ago’

There is that fantastic 1972 Topps baseball card design that absolutely screams 1970s!!!  And Roberto Clemente, sure was one of the decade’s greatest stars!

Here is his card from the 1987 Topps ‘Turn Back The Clock’ set:

Some of the highlights mentioned on the back from the ’77 season include:

  1. Billy Williams had five hits in two different games
  2. Nolan Ryan set the record for striking out eight consecutive batters against the Red Sox
  3. Roberto Clemente’s 3000th hit of his career in what would be his final at-bat

 

1987 Topps ‘Turn Back The Clock’ – Card #2 – Reggie Jackson

1987 Topps ‘Turn Back The Clock’ – Card #2 – Reggie Jackson

‘Ten Years Ago’

Whoa – Look at the coolest guy in the baseball world – Reginald Martinez Jackson.  Reggie was able to captivate like no other – and whether you were cheering for him or rooting against him, Reggie was the absolute center of attention each and every time he approached the plate.

Here is his card from the 1987 Topps ‘Turn Back The Clock’ set:

Some of the highlights mentioned on the back from the ’77 season include:

  1. 4 Dodgers collecting 30 or more home runs – Garvey, Baker, Cey, and Smith
  2. McCovey’s 2 HR in same inning makes him the only player to ever accomplish feat twice
  3. Nolan Ryan striking out 10+ batters 20 times in 37 starts
  4. Reggie Jackson’s Word Series – unreal!!

1987 Topps ‘Turn Back The Clock’ – Card #1 – Rickey Henderson

1987 Topps ‘Turn Back The Clock’ – Card #1 – Rickey Henderson

‘Five Years Ago’

The card celebrating the 1982 baseball season features Rickey Henderson’s 1982 Topps baseball card.  One of my favorite Henderson cards of All-time, the card perfectly captures Rickey taking a big lead off of first base as he torments the pitcher, catcher, first baseman, and manager of the opposing team.  And while I am not crazy about the color Pink (a very non-traditional baseball color) being used on any baseball card, I have to say that it compliments the Green very well on this issue from 1982.

Here is the card:

Some of the highlights mentioned on the back from the ’82 season include:

  1. Paul Molitor getting 5 hits in 1 World Series game
  2. John Wathan setting the major league record for steals by a catcher with 36
  3. Rollie Fingers becoming the first reliever to capture 300 saves
  4. Rickey Henderson setting the major league record for steals in a season with 130 swipes

 

New Subset To Debut Next Week. Here’s A Hint…

New Subset To Debut Next Week.  Here’s A Hint…

Having wrapped up another subset just last week, I am eager to jump right into the next one.

So, I will.

Starting next week I will begin piecing together my next conquest.

Here’s a sneak peek:

I bet you can guess where this is going…  Stay tuned.