Carlton Fisk 1985 Topps ‘Record Breaker’
The 1985 Topps baseball card set was the first set that I put together as a kid. My dad, a collector as a child as well, taught me how the set was constructed and gave me a few ideas on how to accomplish the goal of building the set.
As a 9-year old kid, I took the challenge very seriously. And in the process, I learned quite a bit about the players in the set.
One of my favorite parts of the ’85 set was the Record Breakers. And this may be why I have such an affinity for in-set subsets. The ’85 Record Breakers are numbered to start the set. And in that group is a pretty solid group of players – Pete Rose, Dwight Gooden, Nolan Ryan, Joe Morgan, Bruce Sutter, Steve Garvey, and more.
And oh yeah, this guy too – Carlton Fisk!!!
The card pays homage to Fisk catching the longest game by a catcher in major league history. For the record, the game was 25 innings long, and Fisk caught the entire thing!!! I’m not 100% certain that this record still holds up 30 years later, but my knees ache a bit just thinking about it….
A great card for my Fisk PC!!!