1987 Classic Update

From BaseballCardPedia.com
Jump to: navigation, search


Description

Classic Update is a 50-card set distributed as part of an update to the 1987 Classic trivia board game. Unlike the original Classic game, the Update set was sold without the game. The set is sometimes referred to as the "Travel Edition" of the game.

The card backs contain several trivia questions (and answers) which are used to play the game. A yellow border frames the full-color photo. The games were produced by Game Time, Ltd. and were available in toy stores as well as from card dealers. Cards are numbered beginning with 101, as they are an extension of the original set.

According to the set's producers, reportedly about 1/3 of the 150,000 sets printed were error sets in that they had green backs instead of yellow backs. This "green back" variation/error set is valued at approximately double the price of the yellow set.

Early cards of Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire highlight this set. Despite the MLB/MLBPA license, none of the cards in the set are considered "true" rookies. Most cards issued of Barry Bonds tend to be off center. It is believed that the average centering on this card is approximately 80/20.

Distribution

Factory sets only. 150,000 sets produced: 100,000 with yellow backs, 50,000 with green backs.

Reviews

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Odds
Yellow Backs 50 - 50:1
Green Backs 50 - 50:1

Checklist

Base Set

  • 101 Mike Schmidt
  • 102 Eric Davis
  • 103 Pete Rose
  • 104 Don Mattingly
  • 105 Wade Boggs
  • 106 Dale Murphy
  • 107 Glenn Davis
  • 108 Wally Joyner
  • 109 Bo Jackson
  • 110 Cory Snyder
  • 111 Jim Lindeman
  • 112 Kirby Puckett
  • 113 Barry Bonds
  • 114 Roger Clemens
  • 115 Oddibe McDowell
  • 116 Bret Saberhagen
  • 117 Joe Magrane
  • 118 Scott Fletcher
  • 119 Mark McLemore
  • 120 Joe Niekro
  • 121 Mark McGwire
  • 122 Darryl Strawberry
  • 123 Mike Scott
  • 124 Andre Dawson
  • 125 Jose Canseco
  • 126 Kevin McReynolds
  • 127 Joe Carter
  • 128 Casey Candaele
  • 129 Matt Nokes
  • 130 Kal Daniels
  • 131 Pete Incaviglia
  • 132 Benito Santiago
  • 133 Barry Larkin
  • 134 Gary Pettis
  • 135 B.J. Surhoff
  • 136 Juan Nieves
  • 137 Jim Deshaies
  • 138 Pete O'Brien
  • 139 Kevin Seitzer
  • 140 Devon White
  • 141 Rob Deer
  • 142 Kurt Stillwell
  • 143 Edwin Correa
  • 144 Dion James
  • 145 Danny Tartabull
  • 146 Jerry Browne
  • 147 Ted Higuera
  • 148 Jack Clark
  • 149 Ruben Sierra
  • 150 Mark McGwire / Eric Davis