Friday, December 27, 2013

Card Numbering Again

1978-1979 wasn't the only set of years that Topps decided to repeat some of their numbering pattern.  1984 Topps has been blogged about many times as a rip off of 1983 Topps.  I, of course, am in the minority position of liking 1984 as much as, or maybe more than, 1983.  But apparently

they liked the

numbering in 1983

so much

that they used it

again in


 Sometimes it carried from 1982

and once it

even went through 1985

Team card/manager card.  Coincidence?

Yeah, I ran out of stuff to say.  Newbie blogger.  There are other instances where the numbers are almost exact as well, 105/100, 262/266, 341/342, 416/415, 500/499, 547/548, 599/600, 623/626, and 678/680 (1983 first in all pairs).


  1. I've always suspected this, but never actually went through with investigating. I'll have to look into the Dodgers.

    1. I've still got one more pair of years to detail.