Rookie Premiere: Topps goes oldschool with 1984 set


By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor

Sure seems like Topps is into its oldschool designs this football season.

First, we featured a post on tallboys coming back, inspired by 1965 Topps. Now, let’s fast forward two decades.

Topps is bringing back the 1984 Topps design for another special round of autographs from the NFL Players Rookie Premiere this past weekend.

While the 1984 design may seem unspectacular to some to bring back for another round, there were a couple of rookies from that year that make the set popular to this day. John Elway and Dan Marino — two of the most famous quarterbacks in NFL history —  both have Rookie Cards in that set. (Need a 1984 Topps Football checklist or OPG? Click here.)

Perhaps Topps inspired by the two quarterbacks in this year’s draft to go with the first two picks: Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III. Or maybe 1984 was just a good year.

What do you think of Topps bringing back some vintage-ish designs for the 2012 card season?

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Susan Lulgjuraj is a contributing editor for Beckett Media. You can email Susan here. Follow her on Twitter here.


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  1. Joe 21 May, 2012 at 09:38

    In 1984, I was 11 years old and that was the first set I collected and completed. This will bring back some good memories for me. I am down with buying a few boxes to see what I can pull.

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