Friday, February 24, 2017

1988 Topps Gallery of Champions Aluminum: McGwire, Gwynn, Boggs, Dawson, Santiago

     Here are some more metal cards from the 1988 Topps Gallery of Champions Aluminum set.  This is a really cool set that is still very affordable--especially the '88 set.  For those still not in the know, these Gallery of Champions sets began production with 12 bronze cards in 1984.  The original set was actually called Gallery of Immortals, but the name changed shortly afterward.  A 12-card metal set was released each year through 1991, and then again in 1995 under a different name.  In 1984 and 1985, the GC sets were only released in bronze and silver.  In 1986, Topps started making GC sets in Aluminum, Bronze, and Silver.  In addition to the 12-card metal sets, Bronze Premiums (1983-1991) and Pewter Bonuses (1984-1991) were released at a rate of 1 per year.  I've just been fascinated by these metal cards. and collect all but the silver cards right now.  Top on my wantlist are the Pewter bonus cards from '84, '90, '91, and the 1985 GC Bronze set.

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