Rickey Henderson 1988 Topps Glossy All-Star Send-In
As a youngster collecting baseball cards in the mid-1980’s, I remember one of the very few things that I could look forward to getting in the mail was baseball cards.
Sure, I got my Ranger Rick magazines. And Beckett Magazine too.
But, it was baseball cards that excited me the most.
Topps did a phenomenal job in keeping collectors, both older and younger, happy and eager to wait for these mail-in sets to arrive. And I was right there along for the ride too.
Known as ‘Glossy All-Star Mail Ins’ these sets were limited in production and always featured the best players and prospects in the game. To get them, one had to obtain pull specially inserted redemption cards from wax packs of the 1988 Topps product. Once obtained, that redemption card and payment of $1.25 would net you one of 6 10-packs that made up the 60-card set. The results were random, unless you opted to send in 18 of the special offer cards and a payment of $7.50 which netted you the complete set.
This is the card of Rickey Henderson from the 1988 Mail-In set:
Man, those were the days!!!