Sunday, November 29, 2009

1986 Topps Traded Jim Leyland

That must be what, at least a 10 gallon hat, if not 12? Whoa boy Jimmy!

So how did one get Topps Traded cards back in the day? Were they available in packs? I've got not clue where this one came from, but I found it while combing through yet another box of mid-80s cards rescued from the depths of my parents basement.

I'm also intrigued as to why Topps made the red backs nearly a fluorescent pink on the back of the Traded series.


  1. I can't help but be reminded of the Bonds RC when I see that yellow Pirates text. I bought three sets just to get the Bonds card. (Oops) I think these cards were only available by buying a set. There weren't any packs like they make today.

  2. You could only buy the set. I sent away for a couple of the early traded sets ('82 and '83). I also bought the '91 one as a set, but I can't remember where/how.