Friday, May 31, 2019

1988 Topps Superstars Stickers/Sticker Back Herschel's Variations in the Set

     There are several variations of each players card in the 1988 Topps Superstars Stickers/Sticker Back set.  This is a confusing set. From what I can garner, the Sticker set is 173 players.  The front of the "Sticker" is just what you'd think, a peel off sticker, while the back is a picture of a different player than is featured on the front. 
     For example, here is Herschel Walker's "sticker front":

There are several "backs" of this card, depicting a different player. For example,
This one, showing Stanley Morgan, and this one:
showing Freeman McNeil.   There is also a variation which has Randall Cunningham on the back. There are more I'm sure.

Next we get to the subset of Superstar Sticker Backs cards, which have 67 in the checklist. Herschel has two card #'s in the set, #'s 43 and 44.

First we'll look at #43
I have no idea exactly how many different backs there are for Herschel's #43 in this set, but I have come across six so far.  I'm guessing there is probably 10 different backs for each player in the set.
Here's what I've got so far:
Rick Donnelly, Mike Munchak

Vinny Testaverde, Ronnie Harmon

James Jones, Todd Christensen

James Griffin

Darrell Green

LeRoy Irvin, Mike Merriweather.

Again, these are just some of  the variations on the other side of Herschel's #43 card in the set.  In a future post, I'll list some of the variations for his #44 card.


Angus said...

I've got one different front to the #43 back for you. (65/221 Joe Cribbs/Troy Stradford)

I've also got four different fronts to the #44 back, and will check them against your next post. I will, however, want to keep one of back 44 to keep the sticker back set complete.

Dave Bancroft said...

Thanks, Angus. How’d the surgery go?

Angus said...

Went well, surgeon is very pleased. I'm just very frustrated at the recovery time and am going stir crazy at being stuck at home. I should really do a post and post a follow-up.