1993 Topps

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This a list with brief descriptions of Topps trading card products for 1993. All cards listed are standard size (2½ × 3½ inches). Exceptions are noted.

Baseball[edit]

Base Set[edit]

The 1993 Topps set totals 825 cards and was issued in wax, rack, and jumbo packs or factory sets. Subsets include All-Stars, Checklists, and Manager cards. Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.

Traded Set[edit]

The Traded set totals 132 cards and was issued as a factory set. The cards are identical in appearance to the base set except for the T suffix in the numbering. This set featured traded players and managers, rookies, free agents, and Team USA cards. Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.

Black Gold[edit]

This set totals 44 cards and was available as an insert or by mail order. The fronts feature a player action photo over a glossy black background and gold foil name. Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.

Commanders of the Hill[edit]

This set has 30 total cards and was issued on military bases. The cards are exclusively of pitchers. Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.

Full Shots[edit]

This set totals 21 cards and was available as inserts in retail Topps packs or Bowman Jumbo boxes. Size: 3.5 × 5 in.

Golden Spikes Award[edit]

Topps produced issued cards of Darren Dreifort, winner of the Golden Spikes Award as the outstanding amateur baseball player of the year. The cards were distributed at the US baseball federation awards ceremony. Size: 2.5 × 3.5 inches.

1994 Topps Preview[edit]

These nine samples were issued as singles in the 1993 Topps factory sets. A second version of cello wrapped cards were given to dealers. There are differences between version such as horizontal or vertical orientation or color schemes but are otherwise the same as the regular 1994 issue but have the 'sample' notation on the backs. Size: 2.5 × 3.5 inches.

Topps Magazine Jumbo Rookies[edit]

These four cards were issued in the final four issues of Topps Magazine in 1993. They are large size reprints of four players original Topps rookie cards. The players autographed 100 of the cards that could have been found randomly. Size: 5.5 × 8 inches.

Bowman[edit]

The 1993 Bowman set has 708 cards and was issued in plastic, and jumbo packs. This set features foil subsets of 1992 minor league MVP's, prospects, and father/son combos. Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.

Finest[edit]

  • The 1993 Finest set totals 199 cards and was issued in foil packs. The cards have a silver-blue metallic finish on the fronts. The set includes an All-Star subset. Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Finest Promos are 3 cards distributed at the 1993 National Convention in Chicago. They are the same as the regular issues except where they have 'Promotional Sample 1 of 5000' printed in red on their backs. Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in. Refractor versions of the promo cards have surfaced but are extremely rare.

Stadium Club[edit]

  • The 1993 Stadium Club set totals 750 cards and was issued in packs in 3 series of 300 cards. Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Stadium Club Inserts is a 10-card set inserted in packs or mailed to club members. Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Master Photos 30 card set available to club members or inserted in boxes. Size: 5 × 7 in.
  • Stadium Club Murphy is a 200 card factory set packaged as the Jack Murphy Stadium. Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Murphy Master Photos are 12 cards inserted one per Murphy factory set. Size: 5 × 7 in.
  • Team Sets 480 total cards consisting of 16 teams with 30 cards each. Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Ultra Pro 10 cards found in specially marked UltraPro products. Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.

Parallel Sets[edit]

  • In 1993 Topps issued identical 825 card sets called Inaugural Marlins and Inaugural Rockies which featured gold foil stamped team logos on the respective cards. They were available only as factory sets.
  • In 1993 Topps issued Gold cards of the Base set as inserts or as a factory set with checklists replaced with player cards.
  • Topps Micro is an 837 card mini version of the regular Topps set issued only as factory sets which included 12 extra prism cards.
  • Stadium Club issued two 100-card sets identical to the regular series one each for the National Convention and the East Coast National.
  • Finest issued a Refractors set available at 1 in every 18 packs. These cards feature a rainbow-like beam that is evident when the card is held under light. Approximately 241 copies of each refractor exist.
  • Finest Jumbos is a 33 card reproduction set of the All-Star subset. Size: 4 × 6 in.
  • Stadium Club First Day Issue available as pack inserts.
  • Stadium Club Members Only issued as a factory set.

Retail/Food Issues[edit]

These are sets issued by other companies in conjunction with Topps.

  • Bazooka Team USA 22 cards issued in collector tin and resemble Topps regular issue. Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Toys R Us 100 cards issued as a factory set resembling a toy store. Cards are similar to the Stadium Club issue. Each set included one insert 5 × 7 Master Photos of which there were twelve total. Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.

Football[edit]

Base set[edit]

The 1993 football set totals 660 cards and was issued in wax, rack, and jumbo packs and factory sets. The cards share their design with this year's baseball regular issue above. Subsets include Record Breakers, Franchise Players, League Leaders, Field Generals, checklists, Team Leaders, and Draft Picks. Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.

Black Gold[edit]

This set totals 44 cards and was available as inserts in packs and factory sets or by mailing in special redemption cards. Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.

Topps FantaSports[edit]

This 200 card set was part of a fantasy football game. The set was test marketed in the cities of Houston, Kansas City, Washington, and Buffalo. The information on the cards was intended for the players to use in order to make draft choices and trades during the season. Size: 3 × 5 in.

FantaSports Winners[edit]

This 18 card set was issued to the weekly prize winners of the fantasy football league sponsored by Topps. The front of the cards say 'Fantastars '93'. Size: 3 × 5 in.

Bowman[edit]

This set contains 423 cards and was issued in 14-card foil packs. The cards are glossy and share their design with this year's baseball issue. There is a 27 card foil subset divided into rookies, #1 draft picks, and superstars. Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.

Stadium Club[edit]

  • This set contains 550 cards issued in three series and one 9-card promo sheet issued at the 1993 National Sports Collector's Convention. The third series cards were also available as a high numbers factory set. Subsets include Members Choice cards. Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Master Photos I 12 cards available with first series redemption cards Size: 5 × 7 in.
  • Master Photos II 12 cards available with second series redemption cards Size: 5 × 7 in.
  • Super Teams 28 cards inserted in packs at a rate of 1:28 Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.

NFL Properties Santa Claus[edit]

Topps produced one card in this 12-card redemption set. Cards were available by mail-in offer by sending in 30 NFL trading card wrappers plus postage and handling. Each brand produced one Santa Claus card. The Topps card in this set is #10.

Parallel sets[edit]

  • Topps Gold (checklists are replaced with player cards).
  • Stadium Club First Day (550) available as inserts.
  • Super Teams Division Winners (78) available by redemption.
  • Super Teams Conference Winners (26) available by redemption.
  • Super Team Master Photos (24) available by redemption.
  • Super Teams Super Bowl (501) available by redemption.
  • Stadium Club Members Only (603) issued as factory set.

Basketball[edit]

Topps[edit]

  • Base set (396) Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Black Gold (25) insert set Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Warriors Safeway (16) Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.

Finest[edit]

  • Base set (220) Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Main Attraction (27) insert set Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.

Stadium Club[edit]

  • Base set (360) Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Beam Team (27) insert set Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Big Tips (27) insert set Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Frequent Flyer Points (100) Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Rim Rockers (6) insert set Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Super Teams (27) insert set Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Members Only 59 (15) basketball cards Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.

Parallel sets[edit]

  • Topps Gold (396) insert set
  • Finest Refractors (220) insert set
  • Stadium Club First Day Issue (360) insert set
  • Stadium Club Frequent Flyer Upgrades (20) redemption set
  • Stadium Club Super Teams Division Winners (44) redemption set
  • Stadium Club Super Teams Master Photos (22) redemption set
  • Stadium Club Super Teams NBA Finals (361) redemption set
  • Stadium Club Members Only (414) redemption set includes base and insert sets

Ice hockey[edit]

Topps[edit]

  • Premier (528) Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Premier Promo Sheet (9) Size: 7 34 × 10 34 inches
  • Premier Black Gold (24) Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Premier Finest (12) Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Premier Team USA (23) Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.

Stadium Club[edit]

  • Base set (500) Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • All-Stars (23) Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Finest (12) Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
  • Master Photos (24) Size: 5 × 7 in.
  • Team USA (23) Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.

Parallel Sets[edit]

  • Topps Premier Gold - checklists are replaced with player cards.
  • Stadium Club Members Only Master Set
  • Stadium Club First Day Issue
  • All-Stars Members Only
  • Finest Members Only

Wrestling[edit]

Wacky Wrestling
A 66 card set made by Topps in Ireland. These cards feature wrestling action photos in which the subjects make humorous statements with comic style speech bubbles. The cards are white bordered with a dented blue photo frame. The set title is situated at either the left or right top corner over a lightning design upon which the card number is indicated. The unusual aspect of this set is that the cards are free of any branding or naming of the subjects depicted on them. Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.

CMLL
A second 66-card wrestling set was issued exclusively in Mexico featuring the Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre promotion. The cards show wrestling action photos or poses of luchadores. The backs have biographical information in Spanish. Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.

Multi-sport[edit]

Stadium Club Members Only[edit]

This 59-card set features four different sports. The breakdown of the set by sports is Baseball 1-28, Basketball 29-44, Football 45-53, Hockey 54-59. Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.

Non-sport[edit]

Batman Animated Series 1 (100) Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
Coneheads (66) Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
Jurassic Park (176) Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
Last Action Hero (99) Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
The Maxx (90) Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
Nicktoons (112) Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
Sonic The Hedgehog (66) Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
Street Fighter II (99) Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
Star Wars Galaxy 1 (140) Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.
WildC.A.T.s (100) Size: 2.5 × 3.5 in.

Sources[edit]

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  • Murphy, Mark (2002). "Unopened Pack, Wrapper & Display Box Guide". Mark Murphy-Stamford, Connecticut