1981 Topps

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Description

1981 Topps is a 726-card set released as a single series. This was the first year since 1955 in which Topps had competition, and is generally considered to be the beginning of the "Modern Era" of baseball cards.

In 1981, Topps introduced three statistical categories to the backs of cards - Slugging Percentage (SLG), Walks (BB), and Strikeouts (SO). 1981 also saw the return of Stolen Bases (SB) which has been absent since 1971. Aside from a four year stretch from 1986 thru 1989 showcasing Game Winning RBI this batting record format had remained untouched until 2004 when OPS was introduced.

66 cards are double-printed, and several cards were printed missing the top black border.

Topps also made available a complete sets in uncut sheet form.

Distribution

Wax: 36 packs per box, 15 cards plus one stick of gum per pack (MSRP: $0.30). 20 boxes per case.

Cello: 24 packs per box, 28 cards plus one stick of gum per pack (MSRP: $0.49). 16 boxes per case.

Rack: 24 packs per box, 48 cards per pack.

500 card Vending Boxes. 24 boxes per case.

Uncut Sheet Complete Sets ($24).

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Checklist

Base Set

1 George Brett / Bill Buckner LL AVG

2 Reggie Jackson / Ben Ogilvie / Mike Schmidt LL HR

3 Cecil Cooper / Mike Schmidt LL RBI

4 Rickey Henderson / Ron LeFlore LL SB

5 Steve Stone / Steve Carlton LL W

6 Len Barker / Steve Carlton LL SO

7 Rudy May / Don Sutton LL ERA

8 Dan Quisenberrry / Rollie Finger / Tom Hume LL FIRE

9 Pete LaCock DP

10 Mike Flanagan

11 Jim Wohlford DP

12 Mark Clear

13 Joe Charboneau RC

14 John Tudor RC

15 Larry Parrish

16 Ron Davis

17 Cliff Johnson

18 Glenn Adams

19 Jim Clancy

20 Jeff Burroughs

21 Ron Oester

22 Danny Darwin

23 Alex Trevino

24 Don Stanhouse

25 Sixto Lezcano

26 U.L. Washington

27 Champ Summers DP

28 Enrique Romo

29 Gene Tenace

30 Jack Clark

31 Checklist 1-121 DP

32 Ken Oberkfell

33 Rick Honeycutt

34 Aurelio Rodriguez

35 Mitchell Page

36 Ed Farmer

37 Gary Roenicke

38 Win Remmerswaal RC

39 Tom Veryzer

40 Tug McGraw

41 Bob Babcock / John Butcher / Jerry Don Gleaton RC

42 Jerry White DP

43 Jose Morales

44 Larry McWilliams

45 Enos Cabell

46 Rick Bosetti

47 Ken Brett

48 Dave Skaggs

49 Bob Shirley

50 Dave Lopes AS

51 Bill Robinson DP

52 Hector Cruz

53 Kevin Saucier

54 Ivan DeJesus

55 Mike Norris

56 Buck Martinez

57 Dave Roberts

58 Joel Youngblood

59 Dan Petry

60 Willie Randolph

61 Butch Wynegar

62 Joe Pettini RC

63 Steve Renko DP

64 Brian Asselstine

65 Scott McGregor

66 Manny Castillo / Tim Ireland / Mike Jones RC

67 Ken Kravec

68 Matt Alexander DP

69 Ed Halicki

70 Al Oliver DP

71 Hal Dues

72 Barry Evans DP RC

73 Doug Bair

74 Mike Hargrove

75 Reggie Smith AS

76 Mario Mendoza

77 Mike Barlow

78 Steve Dillard

79 Bruce Robbins

80 Rusty Staub

81 Dave Stapleton RC

82 Danny Heep / Alan Knicely / Bobby Sprowl RC

83 Mike Proly

84 Johnnie LeMaster

85 Mike Caldwell

86 Wayne Gross

87 Rick Camp

88 Joe Lefebvre RC

89 Darrell Jackson

90 Bake McBride

91 Tim Stoddard DP

92 Mike Easler

93 Ed Glynn DP

94 Harry Spilman DP

95 Jim Sundberg

96 Dave Beard / Ernie Camacho / Pat Dempsey RC

97 Chris Speier

98 Clint Hurdle

99 Eric Wilkins

100 Rod Carew AS

101 Benny Ayala

102 Dave Tobik

103 Jerry Martin

104 Terry Forster

105 Jose Cruz

106 Don Money

107 Rich Wortham

108 Bruce Benedict

109 Mike Scott

110 Carl Yastrzemski

111 Greg Minton

112 Rusty Kuntz / Fran Mullins / Leo Sutherland RC

113 Mike Phillips

114 Tom Underwood

115 Roy Smalley

116 Joe Simpson

117 Pete Falcone

118 Kurt Bevacqua

119 Tippy Martinez

120 Larry Bowa

121 Larry Harlow

122 John Denny

123 Al Cowens

124 Jerry Garvin

125 Andre Dawson

126 Charlie Leibrandt RC

127 Rudy Law

128 Gary Allenson DP

129 Art Howe

130 Larry Gura AS

131 Keith Moreland RC

132 Tommy Boggs

133 Jeff Cox RC

134 Steve Mura

135 Gorman Thomas

136 Doug Capilla

137 Hosken Powell

138 Rich Dotson DP RC

139 Oscar Gamble

140 Bob Forsch

141 Miguel Dilone

142 Jackson Todd

143 Dan Meyer

144 Allen Ripley

145 Mickey Rivers

146 Bobby Castillo

147 Dale Berra

148 Randy Niemann

149 Joe Nolan RC

150 Mark Fidrych

151 Claudell Washington

152 John Urrea

153 Tom Poquette

154 Rick Langford

155 Chris Chambliss

156 Bob McClure

157 John Wathan

158 Fergie Jenkins

159 Brian Doyle

160 Garry Maddox

161 Dan Graham

162 Doug Corbett RC

163 Billy Almon

164 La Marr Hoyt RC

165 Tony Scott

166 Floyd Bannister

167 Terry Whitfield

168 Don Robinson DP

169 John Mayberry

170 Ross Grimsley

171 Gene Richards

172 Gary Woods

173 Bump Wills

174 Doug Rau

175 Dave Collins

176 Mike Krukow

177 Rick Peters RC

178 Jim Essian DP

179 Rudy May

180 Pete Rose

181 Elias Sosa

182 Bob Grich

183 Dick Davis DP

184 Jim Dwyer

185 Dennis Leonard

186 Wayne Nordhagen

187 Mike Parrott

188 Doug DeCinces

189 Craig Swan

190 Cesar Cedeno

191 Rick Sutcliffe

192 Terry Harper / Ed Miller / Rafael Ramirez RC

193 Pete Vuckovich

194 Rod Scurry RC

195 Rich Murray RC

196 Duffy Dyer

197 Jim Kern

198 Jerry Dybzinski RC

199 Chuck Rainey

200 George Foster

201 Johnny Bench RB

202 Steve Carlton RB

203 Bill Gullickson RB

204 Ron LeFlore / Rodney Scott RB

205 Pete Rose RB

206 Mike Schmidt RB

207 Ozzie Smith RB

208 Willie Wilson RB

209 Dickie Thon DP

210 Jim Palmer

211 Derrel Thomas

212 Steve Nicosia

213 Al Holland RC

214 Ralph Botting / Jim Dorsey / John Harris RC

215 Larry Hisle

216 John Henry Johnson

217 Rich Hebner

218 Paul Splittorff

219 Ken Landreaux (Keith Olbermann's right leg can be seen in background)

220 Tom Seaver

221 Bob Davis

222 Jorge Orta

223 Roy Lee Jackson RC

224 Pat Zachry

225 Ruppert Jones

226 Manny Sanguillen DP

227 Fred Martinez RC

228 Tom Paciorek

229 Rollie Fingers

230 George Hendrick

231 Joe Beckwith

232 Mickey Klutts

233 Skip Lockwood

234 Lou Whitaker

235 Scott Sanderson

236 Mike Ivie

237 Charlie Moore

238 Willie Hernandez

239 Rick Miller DP

240 Nolan Ryan

241 Checklist 122-242 DP

242 Chet Lemon

243 Sal Butera RC

244 Tito Landrum / Al Olmsted / Andy Rincon RC

245 Ed Figueroa

246 Ed Ott DP

247 Glenn Hubbard DP

248 Joey McLaughlin

249 Larry Cox

250 Ron Guidry

251 Tom Brookens

252 Victor Cruz

253 Dave Bergman

254 Ozzie Smith

255 Mark Littell

256 Bombo Rivera

257 Rennie Stennett

258 Joe Price RC

259 Juan Berenguer / Hubie Brooks / Mookie Wilson RC

260 Ron Cey

261 Rickey Henderson

262 Sammy Stewart

263 Brian Downing

264 Jim Norris

265 John Candelaria

266 Tom Herr

267 Stan Bahnsen

268 Jerry Royster

269 Ken Forsch

270 Greg Luzinski

271 Bill Castro

272 Bruce Kimm

273 Stan Papi

274 Craig Chamberlain

275 Dwight Evans

276 Dan Spillner

277 Alfredo Griffin

278 Rick Sofield

279 Bob Knepper

280 Ken Griffey, Sr.

281 Fred Stanley

282 Rick Anderson / Greg Biercevicz / Rodney Craig RC

283 Billy Sample

284 Brian Kingman

285 Jerry Turner

286 Dave Frost

287 Lenn Sakata

288 Bob Clark

289 Mickey Hatcher

290 Bob Boone DP

291 Aurelio Lopez

292 Mike Squires

293 Charlie Lea RC

294 Mike Tyson DP

295 Hal McRae

296 Bill Nahorodny DP

297 Bob Bailor

298 Buddy Solomon

299 Elliott Maddox

300 Paul Molitor AS

301 Matt Keough

302 Jack Perconte / Mike Scioscia / Fernando Valenzuela RC

303 Johnny Oates

304 John Castino

305 Ken Clay

306 Juan Beniquez DP

307 Gene Garber

308 Rick Manning

309 Luis Salazar RC

310 Vida Blue DP

311 Freddie Patek

312 Rick Rhoden

313 Luis Pujols

314 Rich Dauer

315 Kirk Gibson RC

316 Craig Minetto

317 Lonnie Smith

318 Steve Yeager

319 Rowland Office

320 Tom Burgmeier

321 Leon Durham RC

322 Neil Allen

323 Jim Morrison DP

324 Mike Willis

325 Ray Knight

326 Biff Pocoroba

327 Moose Haas

328 Dave Engle / Greg Johnston / Gary Ward RC

329 Joaquin Andujar

330 Frank White

331 Dennis Lamp

332 Lee Lacy DP

333 Sid Monge

334 Dane Iorg

335 Rick Cerone

336 Eddie Whitson

337 Lynn Jones

338 Checklist 243-363

339 John Ellis

340 Bruce Kison

341 Dwayne Murphy

342 Eric Rasmussen DP

343 Frank Taveras

344 Byron McLaughlin

345 Warren Cromartie

346 Larry Christenson DP

347 Harold Baines RC

348 Bob Sykes

349 Glenn Hoffman RC

350 J.R. Richard

351 Otto Velez

352 Dick Tidrow DP

353 Terry Kennedy

354 Mario Soto

355 Bob Horner

356 George Stablein / Craig Stimac / Tom Tellmann RC

357 Jim Slaton

358 Mark Wagner

359 Tom Hausman

360 Willie Wilson

361 Joe Strain

362 Bo Diaz

363 Geoff Zahn

364 Mike Davis RC

365 Graig Nettles DP

366 Mike Ramsey RC

367 Denny Martinez

368 Leon Roberts

369 Frank Tanana

370 Dave Winfield

371 Charlie Hough

372 Jay Johnstone

373 Pat Underwood

374 Tom Hutton

375 Dave Concepcion

376 Ron Reed

377 Jerry Morales

378 Dave Rader

379 Lary Sorensen

380 Willie Stargell

381 Carlos Lezcano / Steve Macko / Randy Martz RC

382 Paul Mirabella RC

383 Eric Soderholm DP

384 Mike Sadek

385 Joe Sambito

386 Dave Edwards

387 Phil Niekro

388 Andre Thornton

389 Marty Pattin

390 Cesar Geronimo

391 Dave Lemanczyk DP

392 Lance Parrish

393 Broderick Perkins

394 Woodie Fryman

395 Scot Thompson

396 Bill Campbell

397 Julio Cruz

398 Ross Baumgarten

399 Mike Boddicker / Mark Corey / Floyd Rayford RC

400 Reggie Jackson AS

401 George Brett ALCS

402 Philadelphia Phillies NLCS

403 Larry Bowa WS

404 Tug McGraw WS

405 Nino Espinosa

406 Dickie Noles

407 Ernie Whitt

408 Fernando Arroyo

409 Larry Herndon

410 Bert Campaneris

411 Terry Puhl

412 Britt Burns RC

413 Tony Bernazard

414 John Pacella DP RC

415 Ben Oglivie

416 Gary Alexander

417 Dan Schatzeder

418 Bobby Brown

419 Tom Hume

420 Keith Hernandez

421 Bob Stanley

422 Dan Ford

423 Shane Rawley

424 Tim Lollar / Bruce Robinson / Dennis Werth RC

425 Al Bumbry

426 Warren Brusstar

427 John D'Acquisto

428 John Stearns

429 Mick Kelleher

430 Jim Bibby AS

431 Dave Roberts

432 Len Barker

433 Rance Mulliniks

434 Roger Erickson

435 Jim Spencer

436 Gary Lucas RC

437 Mike Heath DP

438 John Montefusco

439 Denny Walling

440 Jerry Reuss

441 Ken Reitz

442 Ron Pruitt

443 Jim Beattie DP

444 Garth Iorg

445 Ellis Valentine

446 Checklist 364-484

447 Junior Kennedy DP

448 Tim Corcoran

449 Paul MItchell

450 Dave Kingman DP AS

451 Chris Bando / Tim Brennan / Sandy Wihtol RC

452 Renie Martin

453 Rob Wilfong DP

454 Andy Hassler

455 Rick Burleson

456 Jeff Reardon RC

457 Mike Lum

458 Randy Jones

459 Greg Gross

460 Rich Gossage AS

461 Dave McKay

462 Jack Brohamer

463 Milt May

464 Adrian Devine

465 Bill Russell AS

466 Bob Molinaro

467 Dave Stieb

468 John Wockenfuss

469 Jeff Leonard

470 Manny Trillo

471 Mike Vail

472 Dyar Miller DP

473 Jose Cardenal

474 Mike LaCoss

475 Buddy Bell

476 Jerry Koosman

477 Luis Gomez

478 Juan Eichelberger RC

479 Tim Raines / Roberto Ramos / Bobby Pate RC

480 Carlton Fisk AS

481 Bob Lacey DP

482 Jim Gantner

483 Mike Griffin RC

484 Max Venable DP RC

485 Garry Templeton

486 Marc Hill

487 Dewey Robinson

488 Damaso Garcia

489 John Littlefield UER (Photo is of Mark Riggins)

490 Eddie Murray

491 Gordie Pladson

492 Barry Foote

493 Dan Quisenberry

494 Bob Walk

495 Dusty Baker

496 Paul Dade

497 Fred Norman

498 Pat Putnam

499 Frank Pastore

500 Jim Rice

501 Tim Foli DP

502 Chris Bourjos / Al Hargesheimer / Mike Rowland RC

503 Steve McCatty

504 Dale Murphy

505 Jason Thompson

506 Phil Huffman

507 Jamie Quirk

508 Rob Dressler

509 Pete Mackanin

510 Lee Mazzilli

511 Wayne Garland

512 Gary Thomasson

513 Frank LaCorte

514 George Riley RC

515 Robin Yount

516 Doug Bird

517 Richie Zisk

518 Grant Jackson

519 John Tamargo DP

520 Steve Stone AS

521 Sam Mejias

522 Mike Colbern

523 John Fulgham

524 Willie Aikens

525 Mike Torrez

526 Marty Bystrom / Jay Loviglio / Jim Wright RC

527 Danny Goodwin

528 Gary Matthews

529 Dave LaRoche

530 Steve Garvey AS

531 John Curtis

532 Bill Stein

533 Jesus Figueroa RC

534 Dave Smith RC

535 Omar Moreno

536 Bob Owchinko DP

537 Ron Hodges

538 Tom Griffin

539 Rodney Scott

540 Mike Schmidt DP AS

541 Steve Swisher

542 Larry Bradford DP

543 Terry Crowley

544 Rich Gale

545 Johnny Grubb

546 Paul Moskau

547 Mario Guerrero

548 Dave Goltz

549 Jerry Remy

550 Tommy John

551 Vance Law / Tony Pena / Pascual Perez RC

552 Steve Trout

553 Tim Blackwell

554 Bert Blyleven

555 Cecil Cooper

556 Jerry Mumphrey

557 Chris Knapp

558 Barry Bonnell

559 Willie Montanez

560 Joe Morgan

561 Dennis Littlejohn

562 Checklist 485-605

563 Jim Kaat

564 Ron Hassey DP

565 Burt Hooton

566 Del Unser

567 Mark Bomback RC

568 Dave Revering

569 Al Williams DP RC

570 Ken Singleton

571 Todd Cruz

572 Jack Morris

573 Phil Garner

574 Bill Caudill

575 Tony Perez

576 Reggie Cleveland

577 Luis Leal / Brian Milner / Ken Schrom RC

578 Bill Gullickson RC

579 Tim Flannery

580 Don Baylor

581 Roy Howell

582 Gaylord Perry

583 Larry Milbourne

584 Randy Lerch

585 Amos Otis

586 Silvio Martinez

587 Jeff Newman

588 Gary Lavelle

589 Lamar Johnson

590 Bruce Sutter AS

591 John Lowenstein

592 Steve Comer

593 Steve Kemp

594 Preston Hanna DP

595 Butch Hobson

596 Jerry Augustine

597 Rafael Landestoy

598 George Vukovich DP RC

599 Dennis Kinney RC

600 Johnny Bench AS

601 Don Aase

602 Bobby Murcer

603 John Verhoeven

604 Rob Picciolo

605 Don Sutton

606 Bruce Berenyi / Geoff Combe / Paul Householder DP RC

607 Dave Palmer

608 Greg Pryor

609 Lynn McGlothen

610 Darrell Porter

611 Rick Matula DP

612 Duane Kuiper

613 Jim Anderson

614 Dave Rozema

615 Rick Dempsey

616 Rick Wise

617 Craig Reynolds

618 John Milner

619 Steve Henderson

620 Dennis Eckersley

621 Tom Donohue

622 Randy Moffitt

623 Sal Bando

624 Bob Welch

625 Bill Buckner

626 Dave Steffen / Jerry Ujdur / Roger Weaver RC

627 Luis Tiant

628 Vic Correll

629 Tony Armas

630 Steve Carlton AS

631 Ron Jackson

632 Alan Bannister

633 Bill Lee

634 Doug Flynn

635 Bobby Bonds

636 Al Hrabosky

637 Jerry Narron

638 Checklist 606-726

639 Carney Lansford

640 Dave Parker AS

641 Mark Belanger

642 Vern Ruhle

643 Lloyd Moseby RC

644 Ramon Aviles DP

645 Rick Reuschel

646 Marvis Foley RC

647 Dick Drago

648 Darrell Evans

649 Manny Sarmiento

650 Bucky Dent AS

651 Pedro Guerrero

652 John Montague

653 Bill Fahey

654 Ray Burris

655 Dan Driessen

656 Jon Matlack

657 Mike Cubbage DP

658 Milt Wilcox

659 John Flinn / Ed Romero / Ned Yost

660 Gary Carter

661 Baltimore Orioles - Earl Weaver TC

662 Ralph Houk TC

663 California Angels - Jim Fregosi TC

664 Chicago White Sox - Tony LaRussa TC

665 Cleveland Indians - Dave Garcia TC

666 Detroit Tigers - Sparky Anderson TC

667 Kansas City Royals - Jim Frey TC

668 Bob Rodgers TC

669 John Goryl TC

670 Gene Michael TC

671 Billy Martin TC

672 Maury Wills TC

673 Don Zimmer TC

674 Toronto Blue Jays - Bobby Mattick TC

675 Atlanta Braves - Bobby Cox TC

676 Joe Amalfitano TC (floating heads)

677 Cincinnati Reds - John McNamara TC

678 Houston Astros - Bill Virdon TC

679 Los Angeles Dodgers - Tom Lasorda TC

680 Montreal Expos - Dick Williams TC

681 New York Mets - Joe Torre TC

682 Philadelphia Phillies - Dallas Green TC

683 Pittsburgh Pirates - Chuck Tanner TC

684 Whitey Herzog TC

685 Frank Howard TC

686 San Francisco Giants - Dave Bristol TC

687 Jeff Jones RC

688 Kiko Garcia

689 Bruce Hurst / Keith MacWhorter / Reid Nichols RC

690 Bob Watson

691 Dick Ruthven

692 Lenny Randle

693 Steve Howe RC

694 Bud Harrelson DP

695 Kent Tekulve

696 Alan Ashby

697 Rick Waits

698 Mike Jorgensen

699 Glenn Abbott

700 George Brett AS

701 Joe Rudi

702 George Medich

703 Alvis Woods

704 Bill Travers DP

705 Ted Simmons

706 Dave Ford RC

707 Dave Cash

708 Doyle Alexander

709 Alan Trammell DP

710 Ron LeFlore DP

711 Joe Ferguson

712 Bill Bonham

713 Bill North

714 Pete Redfern

715 Bill Madlock

716 Glenn Borgmann

717 Jim Barr DP

718 Larry Biittner

719 Sparky Lyle

720 Fred Lynn AS

721 Toby Harrah

722 Joe Niekro

723 Bruce Bochte

724 Lou Piniella

725 Steve Rogers

726 Rick Monday


Errors

489 John Littlefield RC (Photo believed to be Mark Riggins)