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1987 Topps Baseball cards feature the rookie cards of Barry Bonds, Rafael Palmeiro, Will Clark, Barry Larkin and Bo Jackson.  There is also a nice second year card of Mark McGwire.  The cards are very affordable as it was easily available when it was produced.  The cards boast an attractive woodback design and wooden color frames bordering the card.  Out of the Topps sets in the 1980's, this set is widely believed to not be very good due to overproduction as far as its investment potential.  This set is great to put away due to tbe Barry Bonds rookie card, but will probably not increase in value as much as other sets in the 1980's.

The cards feature a nice selection of rookies as mentioned and also of many hall of famers and former all stars including Roger Clemens (third year card), Don Mattingly, Cal Ripken, Pete Rose, George Brett, Nolan Ryan and more.  As for attractiveness of the set design and player selection, the set does well.

The key downside to this set is the perception of overproduction.  When baseball cards became popular in the latter part of the 1980's, Topps cranked up the presses to keep up with demand.  This resulted in a flood of cards to the market, and cards from the years 1986-1990 at the very least are widely believed to be too overproduced by collectors.  Right now, a wax box of this year will cost you less than $20 in most cases, with a complete set coming in at just below that.  PSA and BGS graded gem mint cards carry premiums and are still worth putting away.  I personally have put away a set of 1987 Topps that I was able to build.

The card set has some good rookies and stars, in my opinion you should not go out and buy tons of it, but saving a set or two and some rookie cards might be a good idea for the future.

Some cards from the 1987 Topps card set that stand out in my mind are as follows:

Here is a 1987 Topps Dave Kingman card, #709 in the set when he was on the Oakland Athletics team.  He played for the A's, Mets, Cubs, Yankees, Padres, Angels, Mets and Giants per the back of the card.  As of 1986, he had 442 home runs.  He was a solid power hitter in the major leagues and enjoyed a long career.

Here is Willie McGee's card in the set, #440 when he is on the St. Louis Cardinals.  He was always a great base stealer and could hit for average.  His rookie card is in 1983 Topps, that is how I remember him because that is a good rookie card to have in a collection of cards.  He did not hit for a lot of power but could still get on base and drive in runs.

Here is a 1987 Topps Devon White rookie card, #139 when he was on the then California Angels.  He used to book in the price guide and was a solid prospect, he just did not do everything the team had hoped for.  Dave Magadan, #512 in the set is a similar type of player, the New York Mets future star card of him is nice for sets and for collections though.

As far as other card sets, the 1987 Fleer set contains a much more valuable Barry Bonds rookie card.  The 1987 Donruss set has a rated rookie card of Mark McGwire (though his olympic rookie was in 1985 Topps) and a rated rookie card (true rookie card) of Greg Maddux.

Listed below will be various sports cards in addition to baseball cards from 1987.

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All of the links will take you to pages describing the rookies of the particular players including the year and make of the card that they are in, along with the best ones for sale at current prices.
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1992 baseball cards also including Manny Ramirez first year cards.  He also has rookies in Upper Deck and Topps which are quite affordable.
Even though this mostly includes baseball rookies, Joe Montana rookie cards can be found here.
When most sports card collectors are looking for cards to get of a player, a first year card is typically at the top of their wish list.  A lot of these players have cards that are very affordable still, and now may be a great time to invest in the cards of players as it has been years since baseball cards have been in the demand that they were in the 1980's and early 1990's, and one never knows if and when that will happen again.
This site has so many articles, lists of cards from players, and a ton of information from Ebay links with sports card auctions that you really do not need a price guide if you use the virtually inexhaustable resources provided to you here.  I encourage everyone to subscribe to the free news feed with updated baseball card articles.
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For now, this will consist of this page's list of rookie baseball cards, with more to follow soon.

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     1989 Score Football       1989 Topps Baseball     1982 Topps Baseball          1983 Topps Baseball       1983 Star Company


  Star Company Bagged Set           1986-87 Fleer                     1993 Bowman             1992 Bowman        1985 Donruss

    1981 Topps Baseball              1988 Topps Baseball           1980 Topps         1987 Topps        1985 Topps Baseball             

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1951 Bowman               1953 Topps         1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle      1980-81 Topps


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