Category Archives: 1989 Topps Turn Back The Clock

1989 Topps Turn Back The Clock Subset – COMPLETE!!!

1989 Topps Turn Back The Clock Subset – COMPLETE!!!

After just 5 weeks, this set is now complete.  And I have to say that while small in size, just five cards, it was fun going back in time with Topps.

From Dwight Gooden to Lou Brock to Hank Aaron to Gil Hodges to Tony Oliva, it was all good.

And the cards are great to look at!!

Here is a picture of the complete set:

Not a bad $1.00 invbestment if you ask me.

Now on to the next set…

Stay tuned.  And thanks for reading!!!

1989 Topps Turn Back The Clock – Card #5 – Tony Oliva & The 1964 Baseball Season

1989 Topps Turn Back The Clock – Card #5 – Tony Oliva & The 1964 Baseball Season

“Twenty-Five Years Ago”

This card is card #5 from the 1989 Topps ‘Turn Back The Clock Set’.  The card features Tony Oliva’s’ 1964 Topps baseball card on the front and recalls some of the greatest highlights from the ’64 season on the back.

A few of my favorites from that year:

  • Jim Bunning’s perfect game
  • Richie Allen collecting more than 200 hits and winning the ROY
  • Tony Oliva collecting more than 200 hits and winning the ROY

1989 Topps Turn Back The Clock – Card #4 – Gil Hodges & The 1969 Baseball Season

1989 Topps Turn Back The Clock – Card #4 – Gil Hodges & The 1969 Baseball Season

“Twenty Years Ago”

This card is card #4 from the 1989 Topps ‘Turn Back The Clock Set’.  The card features Gil Hodges’ 1969 Topps baseball card on the front and recalls some of the greatest highlights from the ’69 season on the back.

A few of my favorites from that year:

  • Willie McCovey’s 2 home runs in the All-Star game
  • The Chicago Cubs’ potential for a miracle season
  • Tom Seaver’s amazing season in which he won 78% of his starts

1989 Topps Turn Back The Clock – Card #3 – Hank Aaron & The 1974 Baseball Season

1989 Topps Turn Back The Clock – Card #3 – Hank Aaron & The 1974 Baseball Season

“Fifteen Years Ago”

This card is card #3 from the 1989 Topps ‘Turn Back The Clock Set’.  The card features Hank Aaron’s 1974 Topps baseball card on the front and recalls some of the greatest highlights from the ’74 season on the back.

A few of my favorites from that year:

  • Al Kaline’s 3,000th hit
  • Bob Gibson’s 3,000th strikeout
  • Lou Brock’s single season record of 118 steals
  • Hank Aaron becoming major league baseball’s all-time home run king

1989 Topps Turn Back The Clock – Card #2 – Lou Brock & The 1979 Baseball Season

1989 Topps Turn Back The Clock – Card #2 – Lou Brock & The 1979 Baseball Season

“Ten Years Ago”

This card is card #2 from the 1989 Topps ‘Turn Back The Clock Set’.  The card features Lou Brock’s 1979 Topps baseball card on the front and recalls some of the greatest highlights from the ’79 season on the back.

Here are a few of my personal favorites:

Phil and Joe Niekro both reaching 20 wins – first brothers to accomplish the feat in same season.

Ken Foorsch’s no-hitter – the only one of the 1979 campaign.

Lou Brock setting the all-time steals mark with 938.

1989 Topps Turn Back The Clock – Card #1 – Dwight Gooden & The 1984 Baseball Season

1989 Topps Turn Back The Clock – Card #1 – Dwight & The 1984 Baseball Season

“Five Years Ago”

This card is card #1 from the 1989 Topps ‘Turn Back The Clock Set’.  The card features Dwight Gooden’s 1984 Rookie card on the front and recalls some of the greatest highlights from the ’84 season on the back.

Here are a few of my personal favorites:

Jack Morris’ no hitter on opening weekend.

Tony Gwynn’s .351 batting average.

Teammates Don Mattingly and Dave Winfield battling for the batting title.

Dwight Gooden’s rise to fame, while dominating his competition on a regular basis.