1990 Topps

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Description

The 1990 Topps set consists of 792 standard-sized baseball cards. The cards are printed on gray stock. The card fronts have a non-glossy finish and feature color photographs of players. The card borders are colored with a fading rotating pattern in various colors (orange, blue, red, green, and purple) which don't relate to the player's team colors. The photo itself has a colored frame which, more-or-less, relate to the team colors. The card reverse is non-finished, with a mustard yellow color. As Topps has done for years, the backs contain player personal stats, career stats and a few lines of player trivia.

Tiffany Sets are identical to the regular set, except for white cardboard stock and a glossy finish. Tiffany sets were distributed exclusive to The Hobby and limited to 15,000 factory sets.

Key Rookie Cards include: Frank Thomas, Sammy Sosa, Bernie Williams, Larry Walker and Juan Gonzalez.

"NNOF"

Some cards with blank fronts exist as well as cards with missing black ink on the front. According to researchers <ref>http://forums.collectors.com/messageview.cfm?catid=11&threadid=709331</ref> Topps printed this set in six separate sheets and a small percentage of cards from sheet "F" were printed and packaged with missing black ink on the front. The most popular card missing black ink on the front is the Frank Thomas "NNOF" ("No Name on Front") rookie card. Thomas happens to be the most sought after card in set; however according to researchers, printing the card without the name wasn't a deliberate act, or gimmick, by Topps.

George Bush USA Card

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A card done in the 1990 Topps style of then-President George H. W. Bush also exists. Topps printed 100 cards of the President as a gift to the Commander in Chief. During his days at Yale, Bush played first base on the varsity baseball team and was team captain his Senior year. Over time, some these cards have made it into the secondary market and a few were pulled from packs. A photo in Topps Magazine from 1990 depicts President Bush being presented with a binder of these cards.

In the Summer of 1990, White House Chief of Staff John Sununu, himself an avid card collector, appeared on The Tonight Show and traded a 1990 Topps George Bush card to Johnny Carson for a 1957 Topps Ernie Banks. In 2013, Governor Sununu submitted a Bush card to Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA) for grading; who then discovered a heretofore unknown variation.

Whereas, all other Bush cards that had been previously graded by PSA had a rough surface -- not unlike a regular 1990 Topps card -- the card Governor Sununu submitted to PSA had a glossy coating on the front. All glossy cards were from the batch Topps gave directly to President Bush, who then gave a few to Governor Sununu. Former Topps CEO Arthur Shorin (who also possesses a glossy) confirmed in a press release that only 100 glossy cards were produced. It remains unclear why or how the non-glossy cards were produced or distributed; however, some collectors in 1990 reported pulling them from packs.

Distribution

Wax: 36 packs per box; 15 cards per pack (MSRP: $0.50); 20 boxes per case

Cello: 24 packs per box; 31 cards per pack (MSRP: $0.89)

Rack: 24 pack per box; 46 cards per pack (MSRP: $1.49)

Supermarket Jumbos: 100 cards per pack

Blisters: 100 cards per pack (exclusive to K-Mart stores)

Vending: 500 cards per box; 24 boxes per case

Factory Sets

Tiffany Factory Sets

Reviews

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards
Base 792

Checklist

Base Set

1990 Topps #4: Nolan Ryan
1990 Topps #8: Cal Ripken, Jr.
1990 Topps #157: Craig Biggio
1990 Topps #157: Craig Biggio (back)
1990 Topps #162: Todd Zeile (Future Star)
1990 Topps #288: Greg Briley (Rookie Cup)
1990 Topps #393: Bret Saberhagen (All-Star)
1990 Topps #393: Bret Saberhagen (All-Star, back)
1990 Topps #414: Frank Thomas RC (#1 Draft Pick)
1990 Topps #639: Tony LaRussa (Manager)
1990 Topps #639: Tony LaRussa (Manager, back)
1990 Topps #665: Sandy Koufax (Turn Back The Clock)
1990 Topps #665: Sandy Koufax (Turn Back The Clock, back)

1 Nolan Ryan

2 Nolan Ryan SALUTE

3 Nolan Ryan SALUTE

4 Nolan Ryan SALUTE

5 Nolan Ryan SALUTE

6 Vince Coleman RB

7 Rickey Henderson RB

8 Cal Ripken, Jr. RB

9 Eric Plunk

10 Barry Larkin

11 Paul Gibson

12 Joe Girardi

13 Mark Williamson

14 Mike Fetters RC

15 Teddy Higuera

16 Kent Anderson

17 Kelly Downs

18 Carlos Quintana

19 Al Newman

20 Mark Gubicza

21 Jeff Torborg MGR

22 Bruce Ruffin

23 Randy Velarde

24 Joe Hesketh

25 Willie Randolph

26 Don Slaught

27 Rick Leach

28 Duane Ward

29 John Cangelosi

30 David Cone

31 Henry Cotto

32 John Farrell

33 Greg Walker

34 Tony Fossas

35 Benito Santiago

36 John Costello

37 Domingo Ramos

38 Wes Gardner

39 Curt Ford

40 Jay Howell

41 Matt Williams

42 Jeff M. Robinson

43 Dante Bichette

44 Roger Salkeld DP RC

45 Dave Parker

46 Rob Dibble

47 Brian Harper

48 Zane Smith

49 Tom Lawless

50 Glenn Davis

51 Doug Rader MGR

52 Jack Daugherty

53 Mike LaCoss

54 Joel Skinner

55 Darrell Evans

56 Franklin Stubbs

57 Greg Vaughn

58 Keith Miller

59 Ted Power

60 George Brett

61 Deion Sanders

62 Ramon Martinez

63 Mike Pagliarulo

64 Danny Darwin

65 Devon White

66 Greg Litton

67 Scott Sanderson

68 Dave Henderson

69 Todd Frohwirth

70 Mike Greenwell

71 Allan Anderson

72 Jeff Huson RC

73 Bob Milacki

74 Jeff Jackson DP RC

75 Doug Jones

76 Dave Valle

77 Dave Bergman

78 Mike Flanagan

79 Ron Kittle

80 Jeff Russell

81 Bob Rodgers MGR

82 Scott Terry

83 Hensley Meulens

84 Ray Searage

85 Juan Samuel

86 Paul Kilgus

87 Rick Luecken RC

88 Glenn Braggs

89 Clint Zavaras

90 Jack Clark

91 Steve Frey

92 Mike Stanley

93 Shawn Hillegas

94 Herm Winningham

95 Todd Worrell

96 Jody Reed

97 Curt Schilling

98 Jose Gonzalez

99 Rich Monteleone

100 Will Clark

101 Shane Rawley

102 Stan Javier

103 Marvin Freeman

104 Bob Knepper

105 Randy Myers

106 Charlie O'Brien

107 Fred Lynn

108 Rod Nichols

109 Roberto Kelly

110 Tommy Helms MGR

111 Ed Whited

112 Glenn Wilson

113 Manny Lee

114 Mike Bielecki

115 Tony Pena

116 Floyd Bannister

117 Mike Sharperson

118 Erik Hanson

119 Billy Hatcher

120 John Franco

121 Robin Ventura

122 Shawn Abner

123 Rich Gedman

124 Dave Dravecky

125 Kent Hrbek

126 Randy Kramer

127 Mike Devereaux

128 Checklist

129 Ron Jones

130 Bert Blyleven

131 Matt Nokes

132 Lance Blankenship

133 Ricky Horton

134 Earl Cunningham DP RC

135 Dave Magadan

136 Kevin Brown

137 Marty Pevey

138 Al Leiter

139 Greg Brock

140 Andre Dawson

141 John Hart MGR

142 Jeff Wetherby RC

143 Rafael Belliard

144 Bud Black

145 Terry Steinbach

146 Rob Richie

147 Chuck Finley

148 Edgar Martinez

149 Steve Farr

150 Kirk Gibson

151 Rick Mahler

152 Lonnie Smith

153 Randy Milligan

154 Mike Maddux

155 Ellis Burks

156 Ken Patterson

157 Craig Biggio

158 Craig Lefferts

159 Mike Felder

160 Dave Righetti

161 Harold Reynolds

162 Todd Zeile

163 Phil Bradley

164 Jeff Juden DP RC

165 Walt Weiss

166 Bobby Witt

167 Kevin Appier

168 Jose Lind

169 Rich Dotson

170 George Bell

171 Russ Nixon MGR

172 Tom Lampkin

173 Tim Belcher

174 Jeff Kunkel

175 Mike Moore

176 Luis Quinones

177 Mike Henneman

178 Chris James

179 Brian Holton

180 Tim Raines

181 Juan Agosto

182 Mookie Wilson

183 Steve Lake

184 Danny Cox

185 Ruben Sierra

186 Dave LaPoint

187 Rick Wrona

188 Mike Smithson

189 Dick Schofield

190 Rick Reuschel

191 Pat Borders

192 Don August

193 Andy Benes

194 Glenallen Hill

195 Tim Burke

196 Gerald Young

197 Doug Drabek

198 Mike Marshall

199 Sergio Valdez

200 Don Mattingly

201 Cito Gaston MGR

202 Mike Macfarlane

203 Mike Roesler

204 Bob Dernier

205 Mark Davis

206 Nick Esasky

207 Bob Ojeda

208 Brook Jacoby

209 Greg Mathews

210 Ryne Sandberg

211 John Cerutti

212 Joe Orsulak

213 Scott Bankhead

214 Terry Francona

215 Kirk McCaskill

216 Ricky Jordan

217 Don Robinson

218 Wally Backman

219 Donn Pall

220 Barry Bonds

221 Gary Mielke

222 Kurt Stillwell

223 Tommy Gregg

224 Delino DeShields RC

225 Jim Deshaies

226 Mickey Hatcher

227 Kevin Tapani RC

228 Dave Martinez

229 David Wells

230 Keith Hernandez

231 Jack McKeon MGR

232 Darnell Coles

233 Ken Hill

234 Mariano Duncan

235 Jeff Reardon

236 Hal Morris

237 Kevin Ritz

238 Felix Jose

239 Eric Show

240 Mark Grace

241 Mike Krukow

242 Fred Manrique

243 Barry Jones

244 Bill Schroeder

245 Roger Clemens

246 Jim Eisenreich

247 Jerry Reed

248 Dave Anderson

249 Mike Smith RC

250 Jose Canseco

251 Jeff Blauser

252 Otis Nixon

253 Mark Portugal

254 Francisco Cabrera

255 Bobby Thigpen

256 Marvell Wynne

257 Jose DeLeon

258 Barry Lyons

259 Lance McCullers

260 Eric Davis

261 Whitey Herzog MGR

262 Checklist

263 Mel Stottlemyre, Jr.

264 Bryan Clutterbuck

265 Pete O'Brien

266 German Gonzalez

267 Mark Davidson

268 Rob Murphy

269 Dickie Thon

270 Dave Stewart

271 Chet Lemon

272 Bryan Harvey

273 Bobby Bonilla

274 Mauro Gozzo

275 Mickey Tettleton

276 Gary Thurman

277 Lenny Harris

278 Pascual Perez

279 Steve Buechele

280 Lou Whitaker

281 Kevin Bass

282 Derek Lilliquist

283 Albert Belle

284 Mark Gardner RC

285 Willie McGee

286 Lee Guetterman

287 Vance Law

288 Greg Briley

289 Norm Charlton

290 Robin Yount

291 Dave Johnson MGR

292 Jim Gott

293 Mike Gallego

294 Craig McMurtry

295 Fred McGriff

296 Jeff Ballard

297 Tommy Herr

298 Dan Gladden

299 Adam Peterson

300 Bo Jackson

301 Don Aase

302 Marcus Lawton

303 Rick Cerone

304 Marty Clary

305 Eddie Murray

306 Tom Niedenfuer

307 Bip Roberts

308 Jose Guzman

309 Eric Yelding

310 Steve Bedrosian

311 Dwight Smith

312 Dan Quisenberry

313 Gus Polidor

314 Donald Harris DP RC

315 Bruce Hurst

316 Carney Lansford

317 Mark Guthrie

318 Wallace Johnson

319 Dion James

320 Dave Stieb

321 Joe Morgan MGR

322 Junior Ortiz

323 Willie Wilson

324 Pete Harnisch

325 Robby Thompson

326 Tom McCarthy

327 Ken Williams

328 Curt Young

329 Oddibe McDowell

330 Ron Darling

331 Juan Gonzalez RC

332 Paul O'Neill

333 Bill Wegman

334 Johnny Ray

335 Andy Hawkins

336 Ken Griffey, Jr.

337 Lloyd McClendon

338 Dennis Lamp

339 Dave Clark

340 Fernando Valenzuela

341 Tom Foley

342 Alex Trevino

343 Frank Tanana

344 George Canale

345 Harold Baines

346 Jim Presley

347 Junior Felix

348 Gary Wayne

349 Steve Finley

350 Bret Saberhagen

351 Roger Craig MGR

352 Bryn Smith

353 Sandy Alomar, Jr.

354 Stan Belinda RC

355 Marty Barrett

356 Randy Ready

357 Dave West

358 Andres Thomas

359 Jimmy Jones

360 Paul Molitor

361 Randy McCament

362 Damon Berryhill

363 Dan Petry

364 Rolando Roomes

365 Ozzie Guillen

366 Mike Heath

367 Mike Morgan

368 Bill Doran

369 Todd Burns

370 Tim Wallach

371 Jimmy Key

372 Terry Kennedy

373 Alvin Davis

374 Steve Cummings RC

375 Dwight Evans

376 Checklist 3

377 Mickey Weston

378 Luis Salazar

379 Steve Rosenberg

380 Dave Winfield

381 Frank Robinson MGR

382 Jeff Musselman

383 John Morris

384 Pat Combs

385 Fred McGriff AS

386 Julio Franco AS

387 Wade Boggs AS

388 Cal Ripken, Jr. AS

389 Robin Yount AS

390 Ruben Sierra AS

391 Kirby Puckett AS

392 Carlton Fisk AS

393 Bret Saberhagen AS

394 Jeff Ballard AS

395 Jeff Russell AS

396 Bart Giamatti RC COMM

397 Will Clark AS

398 Ryne Sandberg AS

399 Howard Johnson AS

400 Ozzie Smith AS

401 Kevin Mitchell AS

402 Eric Davis AS

403 Tony Gwynn AS

404 Craig Biggio AS

405 Mike Scott AS

406 Joe Magrane AS

407 Mark Davis AS

408 Trevor Wilson

409 Tom Brunansky

410 Joe Boever

411 Ken Phelps

412 Jamie Moyer

413 Brian DuBois

414 Frank Thomas ERR NNOF

414 Frank Thomas COR DP RC

415 Shawon Dunston

416 Dave Johnson RC

417 Jim Gantner

418 Tom Browning

419 Beau Allred

420 Carlton Fisk

421 Greg Minton

422 Pat Sheridan

423 Fred Toliver

424 Jerry Reuss

425 Bill Landrum

426 Jeff Hamilton

427 Carmen Castillo

428 Steve Davis RC

429 Tom Kelly MGR

430 Pete Incaviglia

431 Randy Johnson

432 Damaso Garcia

433 Steve Olin

434 Mark Carreon

435 Kevin Seitzer

436 Mel Hall

437 Les Lancaster

438 Greg Myers

439 Jeff Parrett

440 Alan Trammell

441 Bob Kipper

442 Jerry Browne

443 Cris Carpenter

444 Kyle Abbott DP

445 Danny Jackson

446 Dan Pasqua

447 Charlie Haag

448 Greg Gagne

449 Dennis Rasmussen

450 Rickey Henderson

451 Mark Lemke

452 Luis DeLosSantos

453 Jody Davis

454 Jeff King

455 Jeffrey Leonard

456 Chris Gwynn

457 Gregg Jefferies

458 Bob McClure

459 Jim Lefebvre MGR

460 Mike Scott

461 Carlos Martinez

462 Denny Walling

463 Drew Hall

464 Jerome Walton

465 Kevin Gross

466 Rance Mulliniks

467 Juan Nieves

468 Bill Ripken

469 John Kruk

470 Frank Viola

471 Mike Brumley

472 Jose Uribe

473 Joe Price

474 Rich Thompson

475 Bob Welch

476 Brad Komminsk

477 Willie Fraser

478 Mike LaValliere

479 Frank White

480 Sid Fernandez

481 Garry Templeton

482 Steve Carter

483 Alejandro Pena

484 Mike Fitzgerald

485 John Candelaria

486 Jeff Treadway

487 Steve Searcy

488 Ken Oberkfell

489 Nick Leyva MGR

490 Dan Plesac

491 Dave Cochrane

492 Ron Oester

493 Jason Grimsley RC

494 Terry Puhl

495 Lee Smith

496 Cecil Espy

497 Dave Schmidt

498 Rick Schu

499 Bill Long

500 Kevin Mitchell

501 Matt Young

502 Mitch Webster

503 Randy St. Claire

504 Tom O'Malley

505 Kelly Gruber

506 Tom Glavine

507 Gary Redus

508 Terry Leach

509 Tom Pagnozzi

510 Dwight Gooden

511 Clay Parker

512 Gary Pettis

513 Mark Eichhorn

514 Andy Allanson

515 Lenny Dykstra

516 Tim Leary

517 Roberto Alomar

518 Bill Krueger

519 Bucky Dent MGR

520 Mitch Williams

521 Craig Worthington

522 Mike Dunne

523 Jay Bell

524 Daryl Boston

525 Wally Joyner

526 Checklist

527 Ron Hassey

528 Kevin Wickander UER

529 Greg A. Harris

530 Mark Langston

531 Ken Caminiti

532 Cecilio Guante

533 Tim Jones

534 Louie Meadows

535 John Smoltz

536 Bob Geren

537 Mark Grant

538 Bill Spiers UER (Photo is George Canale)

539 Neal Heaton

540 Danny Tartabull

541 Pat Perry

542 Darren Daulton

543 Nelson Liriano

544 Dennis Boyd

545 Kevin McReynolds

546 Kevin Hickey

547 Jack Howell

548 Pat Clements

549 Don Zimmer MGR

550 Julio Franco

551 Tim Crews

552 MikeMiss. Smith

553 Scott Scudder

554 Jay Buhner

555 Jack Morris

556 Gene Larkin

557 Jeff Innis

558 Rafael Ramirez

559 Andy McGaffigan

560 Steve Sax

561 Ken Dayley

562 Chad Kreuter

563 Alex Sanchez

564 Tyler Houston DP RC

565 Scott Fletcher

566 Mark Knudson

567 Ron Gant

568 John Smiley

569 Ivan Calderon

570 Cal Ripken, Jr.

571 Brett Butler

572 Greg W. Harris

573 Danny Heep

574 Bill Swift

575 Lance Parrish

576 Mike Dyer

577 Charlie Hayes

578 Joe Magrane

579 Art Howe MGR

580 Joe Carter

581 Ken Griffey, Sr.

582 Rick Honeycutt

583 Bruce Benedict

584 Phil Stephenson

585 Kal Daniels

586 Edwin Nunez

587 Lance Johnson

588 Rick Rhoden

589 Mike Aldrete

590 Ozzie Smith

591 Todd Stottlemyre

592 R.J. Reynolds

593 Scott Bradley

594 Luis Sojo

595 Greg Swindell

596 Jose DeJesus

597 Chris Bosio

598 Brady Anderson

599 Frank Williams

600 Darryl Strawberry

601 Luis Rivera

602 Scott Garrelts

603 Tony Armas

604 Ron Robinson

605 Mike Scioscia

606 Storm Davis

607 Steve Jeltz

608 Eric Anthony RC

609 Sparky Anderson MGR

610 Pedro Guerrero

611 Walt Terrell

612 Dave Gallagher

613 Jeff Pico

614 Nelson Santovenia

615 Rob Deer

616 Brian Holman

617 Geronimo Berroa

618 Ed Whitson

619 Rob Ducey

620 Tony Castillo

621 Melido Perez

622 Sid Bream

623 Jim Corsi

624 Darrin Jackson

625 Roger McDowell

626 Bob Melvin

627 Jose Rijo

628 Candy Maldonado

629 Eric Hetzel

630 Gary Gaetti

631 John Wetteland

632 Scott Lusader

633 Dennis Cook

634 Luis Polonia

635 Brian Downing

636 Jesse Orosco

637 Craig Reynolds

638 Jeff Montgomery

639 Tony LaRussa MGR

640 Rick Sutcliffe

641 Doug Strange RC

642 Jack Armstrong

643 Alfredo Griffin

644 Paul Assenmacher

645 Jose Oquendo

646 Checklist

647 Rex Hudler

648 Jim Clancy

649 Dan Murphy RC

650 Mike Witt

651 Rafael Santana

652 Mike Boddicker

653 John Moses

654 Paul Coleman DP RC

655 Gregg Olson

656 Mackey Sasser

657 Terry Mulholland

658 Donell Nixon

659 Greg Cadaret

660 Vince Coleman

661 Dick Howser TBTC 1985

662 Mike Schmidt TBTC 1980

663 Fred Lynn TBTC 1975

664 Johnny Bench TBTC 1970

665 Sandy Koufax TBTC 1965

666 Brian Fisher

667 Curt Wilkerson

668 Joe Oliver

669 Tom Lasorda MGR

670 Dennis Eckersley

671 Bob Boone

672 Roy Smith

673 Joey Meyer

674 Spike Owen

675 Jim Abbott

676 Randy Kutcher

677 Jay Tibbs

678 Kirt Manwaring

679 Gary Ward

680 Howard Johnson

681 Mike Schooler

682 Dann Bilardello

683 Kenny Rogers

684 Julio Machado

685 Tony Fernandez

686 Carmelo Martinez

687 Tim Birtsas

688 Milt Thompson

689 Rich Yett

690 Mark McGwire

691 Chuck Cary

692 Sammy Sosa RC

693 Calvin Schiraldi

694 Mike Stanton RC

695 Tom Henke

696 B.J. Surhoff

697 Mike Davis

698 Omar Vizquel

699 Jim Leyland MGR

700 Kirby Puckett

701 Bernie Williams RC

702 Tony Phillips

703 Jeff Brantley

704 Chip Hale

705 Claudell Washington

706 Geno Petralli

707 Luis Aquino

708 Larry Sheets

709 Juan Berenguer

710 Von Hayes

711 Rick Aguilera

712 Todd Benzinger

713 Tim Drummond

714 Marquis Grissom RC

715 Greg Maddux

716 Steve Balboni

717 Ron Karkovice

718 Gary Sheffield

719 Wally Whitehurst

720 Andres Galarraga

721 Lee Mazzilli

722 Felix Fermin

723 Jeff D. Robinson

724 Juan Bell

725 Terry Pendleton

726 Gene Nelson

727 Pat Tabler

728 Jim Acker

729 Bobby Valentine MGR

730 Tony Gwynn

731 Don Carman

732 Ernest Riles

733 John Dopson

734 Kevin Elster

735 Charlie Hough

736 Rick Dempsey

737 Chris Sabo

738 Gene Harris

739 Dale Sveum

740 Jesse Barfield

741 Steve Wilson

742 Ernie Whitt

743 Tom Candiotti

744 Kelly Mann

745 Hubie Brooks

746 Dave Smith

747 Randy Bush

748 Doyle Alexander

749 Mark Parent

750 Dale Murphy

751 Steve Lyons

752 Tom Gordon

753 Chris Speier

754 Bob Walk

755 Rafael Palmeiro

756 Ken Howell

757 Larry Walker RC

758 Mark Thurmond

759 Tom Trebelhorn MGR

760 Wade Boggs

761 Mike Jackson

762 Doug Dascenzo

763 Dennis Martinez

764 Tim Teufel

765 Chili Davis

766 Brian Meyer

767 Tracy Jones

768 Chuck Crim

769 Greg Hibbard RC

770 Cory Snyder

771 Pete Smith

772 Jeff Reed

773 Dave Leiper

774 Ben McDonald DP RC

775 Andy Van Slyke

776 Charlie Leibrandt

777 Tim Laudner

778 Mike Jeffcoat

779 Lloyd Moseby

780 Orel Hershiser

781 Mario Diaz

782 Jose Alvarez

783 Checklist

784 Scott Bailes

785 Jim Rice

786 Eric King

787 Rene Gonzales

788 Frank DiPino

789 John Wathan MGR

790 Gary Carter

791 Alvaro Espinoza

792 Gerald Perry


Variations

Missing Black Ink on Front

Fred McGriff

Julio Franco

Carlton Fisk

Jeff Russell

Frank Thomas NNOF

Craig Biggio

John Morris

John Hart

Parallels

Topps Tiffany

1990 Topps Tiffany #542: Darren Daulton
1990 Topps Tiffany #542: Darren Daulton (back)

The penultimate year for the product, Topps Tiffany was a "high-end" version of Topps' base set. Available exclusively in factory set form and distributed directly to Hobby dealers, Topps Tiffany cards are printed on white cardstock, have a glossy coating and were printed in the same Irish facility where Topps Traded sets were produced. Only 15,000 1990 Topps Tiffany factory sets were printed.

The Frank Thomas "NNOF" card does not exist in the Tiffany set.

Inserts

Box Bottoms

These "cards" were featured four to a box on the bottom of each waxbox. There were four different panels for a total of 16 cards. The set is lettered A-P rather than sequentially-numbered. When individually cut out, each card measures 2.5" X 3.5".

Panel 1

A Wade Boggs

B George Brett

C Andre Dawson

D Darrell Evans

Panel 2

E Dwight Gooden

F Rickey Henderson

G Tom Lasorda MG

H Fred Lynn

Panel 3

I Mark McGwire

J Dave Parker

K Jeff Reardon

L Rick Reuschel

Panel 4

M Jim Rice

N Cal Ripken

O Nolan Ryan

P Ryne Sandberg

Glossy Send-Ins

This 60-card set was available by mailing in the special offer cards found in 1990 Topps wax packs. With enough special offer cards, and a nominal shipping & handling fee, collectors could choose one of six different "series" of Glossies, with two cards per series (cards ending in 9 and 0) featuring a "young star." The design of the set is identical to previous year's Glossies, except for a thin, red, border.

Series A

1 Ryne Sandberg

2 Nolan Ryan

3 Glenn Davis

4 Dave Stewart

5 Barry Larkin

6 Carney Lansford

7 Darryl Strawberry

8 Steve Sax

9 Carlos Martinez

10 Gary Sheffield

Series B

11 Don Mattingly

12 Mark Grace

13 Bret Saberhagen

14 Mike Scott

15 Robin Yount

16 Ozzie Smith

17 Jeff Ballard

18 Rick Reuschel

19 Greg Briley

20 Ken Griffey Jr.

Series C

1990 Topps Glossy Send-ins #29: Gregg Olson
1990 Topps Glossy Send-ins #29: Gregg Olson (back)

21 Kevin Mitchell

22 Wade Boggs

23 Dwight Gooden

24 George Bell

25 Eric Davis

26 Ruben Sierra

27 Roberto Alomar

28 Gary Gaetti

29 Gregg Olson

30 Tom Gordon

Series D

31 Jose Canseco

32 Pedro Guerrero

33 Joe Carter

34 Mike Scioscia

35 Julio Franco

36 Joe Magrane

37 Rickey Henderson

38 Tim Raines

39 Jerome Walton

40 Bob Geren

Series E

41 Andre Dawson

42 Mark McGwire

43 Howard Johnson

44 Bo Jackson

45 Shawon Dunston

46 Carlton Fisk

47 Mitch Williams

48 Kirby Puckett

49 Craig Worthington

50 Jim Abbott

Series F

51 Cal Ripken

52 Will Clark

53 Dennis Eckersley

54 Craig Biggio

55 Fred McGriff

56 Tony Gwynn

57 Mickey Tettleton

58 Mark Davis

59 Omar Vizquel

60 Gregg Jefferies

Glossy All-Stars

This 22-card set is exclusive to 46-card rack packs. The design of the set is identical to previous years Glossy All-Stars. The checklist consists of the starting line-ups for the 1989 All-Star Game, both managers, and both team's honorary captains.

1990 Topps All-Stars #11: Don Drysdale
1990 Topps All-Stars #11: Don Drysdale (back)

1 Tom Lasorda MG

2 Will Clark

3 Ryne Sandberg

4 Howard Johnson

5 Ozzie Smith

6 Kevin Mitchell

7 Eric Davis

8 Tony Gwynn

9 Benito Santiago

10 Rick Reuschel

11 Don Drysdale CAPT

12 Tony LaRussa MG

13 Mark McGwire

14 Julio Franco

15 Wade Boggs

16 Cal Ripken

17 Bo Jackson

18 Kirby Puckett

19 Ruben Sierra

20 Terry Steinbach

21 Dave Stewart

22 Carl Yastrzemski CAPT

Glossy Rookies

This 33-card set was available exclusively as an insert in 100-card "supermarket jumbo" packs. The design of the cards slightly resemble the Glossy All-Star set.

1990 Topps Rookies #2: Joey (Albert) Belle
1990 Topps Rookies #2: Joey (Albert) Belle (back)

1 Jim Abbott

2 Albert Belle

3 Andy Benes

4 Greg Briley

5 Kevin Brown

6 Mark Carreon

7 Mike Devereaux

8 Junior Felix

9 Bob Geren

10 Tom Gordon

11 Ken Griffey, Jr.

12 Pete Harnisch

13 Greg W. Harris

14 Greg Hibbard

15 Ken Hill

16 Gregg Jefferies

17 Jeff King

18 Derek Lilliquist

19 Carlos Martinez

20 Ramon Martinez

21 Bob Milacki

22 Gregg Olson

23 Donn Pall

24 Kenny Rogers

25 Gary Sheffield

26 Dwight Smith

27 Billy Spiers

28 Omar Vizquel

29 Jerome Walton

30 Dave West

31 John Wetteland

32 Steve Wilson

33 Craig Worthington


Batting Leaders

This set depicts the 22 active Major Leaguer's with the highest lifetime batting averages going into the 1990 season. The cards were distributed one per 100-card blister pack available only at K-Mart stores. Many of the photos are the same as those used in the 1989 set of the same name.

1990 Topps Batting Leaders #4: Don Mattingly
1990 Topps Batting Leaders #4: Don Mattingly (back)

1 Wade Boggs

2 Tony Gwynn

3 Kirby Puckett

4 Don Mattingly

5 George Brett

6 Pedro Guerrero

7 Tim Raines

8 Paul Molitor

9 Jim Rice

10 Keith Hernandez

11 Julio Franco

12 Carney Lansford

13 Dave Parker

14 Willie McGee

15 Robin Yount

16 Tony Fernandez

17 Eddie Murray

18 Johnny Ray

19 Lonnie Smith

20 Phil Bradley

21 Rickey Henderson

22 Kent Hrbek

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