So sometimes luck just happens to find you in the strangest spots. A while back I put out a trade request to anyone out there with a baseball set they could spare. In return I was prepared to pay big time in hockey cards. However, no one really was interested or had one they could spare so I thought, hey let's check out the LCS. So I went in and sure enough they were having a sale. Typically they just stick with hockey stuff and coins but they had a few sets kicking around all priced to sell (10 a piece). I could have grabbed 1988 Donruss, 1989 Donruss, 1990 Donruss, 1991 UD or 1987 Topps.
Not knowing much about the Donruss sets and knowing 87 Topps from fellow bloggers and friends and having used to use 1991 UD for target practice it was a tough call. But, my first season of baseball that I remember is 1987 so it ended up being the winner.
These three were on the top of the box in toploaders:
In all, this set may have been insanely over produced, but at the same time this set isn't hard to look at and I remember friends collecting it as a kid so it has some nostalgia value to me as well. 10 bucks, well spent.