Thursday, July 19, 2018

Blog-Within-a-Blog: 1981 Topps

A while back Night Owl posted about how no one has done a 1981 Topps blog, the only year from the mid-60s to mid-80s that does not have a blog. I've been looking for something new to do on this blog so I decided to take it on (hopefully that encourages him to do a 1993 Upper Deck blog when he is done with 1985 Topps!).

The 1993 Studio series was fun but didn't really seem to resonate with readers, so I was looking to shift gears. A few weeks ago I accidentally posted the same card twice within a week and nobody noticed. That's when I knew I had to do something different.

For each card I will comment on the front and the back. For player cards I will also discuss the playing career as well as something about them beyond their playing career. I will also look at what I cards I have for that player, and highlight at least one card I don't have that I would like to trade for. All posts will be tagged so people can find the 1981 Topps posts.

I have the full set (as well as the traded set) but rather than take new pictures of every card, I will use the scans from the fantastic Trading Card Data Base.

Hopefully you will enjoy this journey through the 1981 Topps set!


  1. I'm looking forward to this! 1981 Topps was one of my favorite sets, and one that keeps sitting in the back of my mind to complete.

  2. I for one am bummed to see you retire the 1993 Studio series, but you gotta follow your heart!

  3. Looking forward to it. I doubt it will make me take up 93 UD, but who knows?