Flashback Product of the Week: 1985 Topps 3D


This is another one of Topps’ innovations that didn’t go over that well with collectors.  Storage was the main problem when it came to 1985 Topps 3D.  The image on the cards is raised to give it a 3D effect, but this can make it almost impossible for collectors to stack them.  If you stack them, they most likely won’t stay put because every image is different and they won’t lay evenly.  Plus, when you stack them you could easily flatten the raised areas.  1985 Topps 3D cards are also a little bigger than your standard sized card – 4 1/4″ x 5 7/8″.  I think the raised image changes the way the actual player looks.  The above picture doesn’t look exactly like Dwight Gooden.

Boxes and singles can be found for a few dollars.  These aren’t in high demand unlike Topps’ first venture into 3D that came seventeen years earlier in 1968.  Those were a test issue and can command big bucks in today’s market.

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