Once upon a time, Topps and Panini combined forces to produce one of my favorite childhood memories: Topps Sticker Albums & Stickers.
It came down to money. My parents weren't the Rockefellers and I usually had to decide if I wanted stickers or cardboard. And since you received more cardboard per pack, I usually chose the latter.
But things are about to change. I recently purchased a box of 1983 Topps Stickers from a buddy for $2 and when the dust settled I was left with only three missing stickers:
#41 Reggie Jackson (FOIL)
#73 Willie Wilson (FOIL)
#174 Al Oliver
All three of which were available on Sportlots for 18¢ each (+ shipping), so I grabbed them and will hopefully have my set completed within a week or two.
Anyone else grow up buying stickers for their sticker albums?
Happy Monday and sayonara!
Here's the 1983 Topps Stickers of Wade Boggs and Ryne Sandberg. I know these aren't technically rookie cards... since they're stickers. But they're still pretty cool.