With both sets having a BV between $40-$80, I think that the 1983 Topps set actually brings more value than the 1982 Topps set--if you try to piece it off individually. Sure, the 1982 set has the Ripken ($40)--but then what. It your Ripken card isn't in great shape, then there isn't much to get your money back quickly without selling a bunch of other singles. The 1983 Topps set on the other hand has Gwynn ($25), Sandberg ($20), Boggs ($15), and Ripken ($10). If one or two cards aren't up to par, you can still count on one of the others to help bring back some of your value.
Next up for set upgrades is 1984 Topps, which I'm waiting for to arrive in the mail shortly.