Carlton Fisk 1985 Topps ‘Record Breaker’

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!!!


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