Beckett Baseball Heading Back to the 1980s for Special Issue


Don’t miss the Janaury 2019 issue of Beckett Baseball (issue #154), which takes a look back at one of the industry’s most interesting and exciting decades – the 1980s.

Beckett Baseball January 2019 Cover - Don Mattingly

Don Mattingly, whose 1984 Donruss Rookie Card is among the decade’s most defining cards, graces the cover of this issue which includes an exclusive Q&A with the former New York Yankees all-star first baseman about baseball and celebrity during the Eighties.

Other content in this special issue includes:

The Top 80 of the ‘80s

We rank the decade’s biggest cards from #1 through #80, with capsules for each. What card is #1? What card is #80? And what cards fall in-between?

Topps Tiffany Sets

A look at the premium brand that launched in the ‘80s, ceased production in the early ‘90s and is now enjoying a bit of a comeback.

Bill Ripken’s 1989 Fleer F-Face Card

Truly one of the most infamous – and popular – trading cards ever released, we highlight a collector who knows more about that card and all its variations than most.

Top 15 Minor League Cards

The Decade of the Eighties was the perfect backdrop for an explosion in minor league sets. We examine the 15 most significant minor league cards from the era.

Check with you local hobby shop or newsstand as it should be arriving soon. If you can’t find one locally, you’ll be able to order a copy online from this page shortly.


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1 comment

  1. Walter 26 November, 2018 at 18:05

    I love this idea and am always interested in seeing the history of the hobby being promoted. The 80’s were a great time to be a card collector.

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