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1987 Topps Tiffany & Traded Tiffany Set

Print Run: 30,000

The 1987 Topps Tiffany and Topps Traded Tiffany were available to hobby dealers in cases with 6 sets in each case.  The 792 card set and the traded set were shipped in separate cases.  

The set box design features a solid purple color, with a unique gold border design, and the classic gold foil seal with the words, “CONTAINS ONE COMPLETE SET” printed in purple ink on it.  The bottom of the box is white.  Every 792 card set was stamped with a unique set number in black ink.   It is believed that under 30,000 sets were printed.

1987 Topps Tiffany -vs- Base Cards

The Tiffany cards differentiated from the originals by being printed on white cardstock with a high-gloss coating.  Tiffany cards will also not have the words “PRTN IN U.S.A.”  Many sellers on eBay and other sites, will list their regular cards as Tiffany cards.  The easiest way to determine a Tiffany card from a regular issued base card, for the 792 card set, is to look at the back of the card.  The Tiffany card backs will have a clean white background, while the regular issued cards will appear to be gray.  It is also important to note that many sellers will attempt to brighten the regular cards to give the appearance of a white background.   With current printing technology some sellers have now created their own fake reprint Tiffany cards, which can make it impossible to tell the difference between a real Tiffany card and fake by simply looking at the back.  Therefore, once you have the card in hand you will want to check the thickness and gloss of the card by comparing it with another Tiffany card of the same year.  

1987 Topps Tiffany Traded -vs- Base Traded Cards

Topps Traded Tiffany cards and regular issued Topps Traded cards can be difficult to tell apart.  Both card backs will have a white background, however the Tiffany card back will appear to be lighter and cleaner.  Another possible indicator of a Traded Tiffany card is that they will not have ** on the back at the bottom left. However, some regular Topps Traded cards are also missing the **.  Since it is extremely difficult to distinguish the difference between the two by looking at a photo, once you have the card in hand you will want to compare the thickness and gloss of the card by comparing it to a Traded Tiffany card of the same year.  If you compare it to a regular Traded card, then you should be able to notice the difference on the front with the Tiffany cards having a glossy finish and the regular Traded do not.

1987 Topps Tiffany Key Rookie Cards

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1987 Topps Tiffany Set Registry

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