1989: The Year that Changed Everything in Football Cards


The San Francisco 49ers were the greatest team in football. The NFL was in its 70th season. Troy Aikman, Barry Sanders, Derrick Thomas and Deion Sanders were taken within the top five picks of the draft. They are all Hall of Famers. The 1989 season was one of the most impactful in NFL history, and it just may be the most important year the football card hobby has ever seen. Everything changed that year. The baseball card market was soaring, and football cards were quickly catching up. Changing Landscape For the first time, there were three NFL card sets. Topps…

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