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1987 Topps Record Breakers – Card #5 – Dave Righetti

1987 Topps Record Breakers – Card #5 – Dave Righetti

Headline – ‘Big League Save Standard Is Shattered By Righetti’

The Story – Boston, Mass.  October 5, 1986:  Yankees’ Righetti completed the 1986 season with 46 saves to establish a new major league record.  The former mark of 45 was set by Royals’ Dan Quisenberry in 1983 and tied by Cardinals’ Bruce Sutter in 1984.

My take – Beaten many times since, the mark 46 now ranks Righetti’s 1986 season leaves him tied with 6 other closers for 24th place on the all-time list.

The 1984 Topps ‘1983 Highlights’ 6-Card Subset – Card #3

The 1984 Topps ‘1983 Highlights’ 6-Card Subset – Card #3

Headline – ‘Quisenberry Sets Record With 39th Save Of Season’

Text on the back –  Anaheim, California, September 13, 1983: Royals’ reliever Dan Quisenberry tonight set a major league record by recording his 39th save of the season.  The former mark of 38 saves was established by John Hiller of Detroit in 1973.  Dan entered tonight’s game with one out in the 9th inning.  He retired the two batters he faced to preserve Royals’ 4-3 verdict ve. California Angels.

25 years later – 38 saves is a nice number, but the new threshold for greatness is 50.  So far 50 or more has been accomplished 11 times.

The 1984 Topps ‘1983 Highlights’ 6-Card Subset


I love everything that they represent.  While a 792-card set issued by Topps on an annual basis back in the 1980’s was a nice way to get prepared for another baseball season, it was the subset that gave you the history, the special moments, the memories we will cherish!!

The 1984 Topps ‘1983 Highlights’ set focuses on just that – baseball highlights from the 1983 season.

I picked up this 6-card doozie for just $1 on Ebay.  I am happy to own it, and I will share it with you all day long.  And while doing so, I thought it would be fun to reflect back on this set 25 years after its release.

Enjoy the ride – I will too!!!