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1989 Topps Tiffany & Traded Tiffany Set

Print Run: 15,000

The 1989 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 blue color, with a unique gold border design, and the classic gold foil seal with the words, “CONTAINS ONE COMPLETE SET” printed in blue ink.  The bottom of the box is white.  Every 792 card set was stamped with a unique set number in black ink and sealed in cellophane.   It is believed that under 15,000 sets were printed.

1989  Topps Tiffany -vs- Base Cards

The regular Tiffany cards differentiated from the base Topps by being printed on white card stock with a high-gloss coating.  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 be a bright pink background, while the regular issued cards will appear to be a red-gray.  It is also important to note that many sellers will attempt to brighten the regular cards to give the appearance of a Tiffany 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.  

1989  Topps Tiffany Traded -vs- Base Traded Cards

Topps Traded Tiffany cards and regular issued Topps Traded cards have no visible markings that can be seen in pictures to differentiate them apart.  The only way to tell them apart is for you to have the card in hand 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.  Be careful as there are people making fakes by adding gloss to regular traded cards.

Warning: There are no visible markings or difference between Tiffany Traded and Traded Set issued cards that can be seen in pictures.

1989 Topps Tiffany Key Rookie Cards

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#49 Criag Biggio RC

#343 Gary Sheffield RC

#382 John Smoltz RC

#647 Randy Johnson RC

#41T Ken Griffey Jr RC

#57T Randy Johnson RC

#110T Deion Sanders RC

#122T Omar Vizquel RC

All-Star Rookie "Cup" Cards

#465 Mark Grace 

Future Stars Cards

#343 Gary Sheffield RC

Final Player Cards

#100 Mike Schmidt

#11 Bruce Sutter

1989 Topps Tiffany Set Registry

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