Modern Baseball Cards - 1980s and Newer

Modern Baseball Cards - 1980s and Newer
In today's collecting terms, the baseball cards from 1980s and newer are fairly inexpensive to buy. Topps, Fleer, and Donruss dominated the 1980s sales of baseball cards, while in 1989 saw the birth of the Upper Deck Company.  Upper Deck dominated the hobby's attention with beautiful cards and innovative products. Competition intensified between all these sets up until the mid nineties. The result was hundreds of different sets and a confused collecting community, who was not quite sure what to collect.

By the 2000s the baseball card companies refined their offerings and cards became much more consistent in quality. Competition for profits grew fierce among the remaining companies that survived the 90's.  Today, baseball card collecting is "back to the future", as Topps is once again the sole manufacturer of baseball cards for Major League Baseball. 

by Dean Hanley

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1980-02 Perez-Steele Hall of Fame (106)

1981 Topps Traded Baseball Cards (471)

1982 K-Mart Baseball Cards (18)

1982 O-Pee-Chee Baseball Cards (1,058)

1982 Topps Traded Baseball Cards (660)

1983 Topps Traded Baseball Cards (381)

1984 Topps Traded Baseball Cards (481)

1985 Topps Traded Baseball Cards (582)

1986 Topps Traded Baseball Cards (627)

1987 Topps Traded Baseball Cards (331)

1988 Topps Traded Baseball Cards (743)

1989 Topps Traded Baseball Cards (404)

1990 Topps Traded Baseball Cards (479)

1991 Topps Desert Shield Baseball Cards (108)

1991 Topps Stadium Club Baseball Cards (2,503)

1991 Topps Traded Baseball Cards (849)

1992 Topps Stadium Club Baseball Cards (1,134)

1992 Topps Traded Baseball Cards (555)

1993 Topps Stadium Club Baseball Cards (2,780)

1993 Topps Traded Baseball Cards (345)

1994 Topps Traded Baseball Cards (218)

1995 Topps Traded Baseball Cards (123)

1995 Upper Deck Collector's Choice Baseball Cards (1,796)

1996 Topps Chrome Baseball Cards (219)

1997 Topps Chrome Baseball Cards (98)

1997 Topps Gallery Baseball Cards (111)

1998 Topps Stadium Club Baseball Cards (567)

1999 Topps Chrome Traded Baseball Cards (334)

1999 Topps Opening Day Baseball Cards (240)

1999 Topps Stadium Club Baseball Cards (500)

1999 Topps Traded Baseball Cards (348)

1999 Upper Deck MVP Baseball Cards (516)

2000 Topps Opening Day Baseball Cards (129)

2000 Topps Traded Autographs Baseball Cards (5)

2000 Topps Traded Baseball Cards (244)

2000 Upper Deck Yankee Legends Baseball Cards (109)

2001 Bowman Heritage Baseball Cards (171)

2001 Topps American Pie Baseball Cards (372)

2001 Topps Archives Baseball Cards (579)

2001 Topps Gallery Baseball Cards (7)

2001 Topps Heritage Baseball Cards (1,504)

2001 Topps Opening Day Baseball Cards (88)

2001 Topps Traded Baseball Cards (308)

2001 Topps Traded Chrome Baseball Cards (180)

2001 Upper Deck Hall of Famers Baseball Cards (5)

2002 Topps Heritage Baseball Cards (2,284)

2002 Topps Opening Day Baseball Cards (375)

2002 Topps Traded Baseball Cards (486)

2003 Bowman Heritage Baseball Cards (167)

2003 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites Baseball Cards (71)

2003 Topps Chrome Baseball Cards (177)

2003 Topps Chrome Traded Baseball Cards (431)

2003 Topps Heritage Baseball Cards (1,336)

2003 Topps Heritage Chrome Baseball Cards (84)

2003 Topps Opening Day Baseball Cards (373)

2003 Topps Shoebox 50th Anniversary Archives Baseball Cards (284)

2003 Topps Traded Baseball Cards (228)

2004 Bowman Heritage Baseball Cards (888)

2004 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites Baseball Cards (137)

2004 Topps Chrome Traded Baseball Cards (387)

2004 Topps Heritage Baseball Cards (1,577)

2004 Topps Opening Day Baseball Cards (218)

2004 Topps Traded Baseball Cards (1,097)

2005 Bowman Heritage Baseball Cards (479)

2005 Topps Barry Bonds HR History Baseball Cards (117)

2005 Topps Heritage Baseball Cards (1,410)

2005 Topps Heritage Chrome Baseball Cards (91)

2005 Topps Opening Day Baseball Cards (91)

2005 Topps Turkey Red Baseball Cards (480)

2005 Topps Update Baseball Cards (1,067)

2005 Topps Update Chrome Baseball Cards (161)

2005 Upper Deck Past Time Pennants Baseball Cards (180)

2006 Bowman Heritage Baseball Cards (1,524)

2006 Topps Heritage Baseball Cards (2,091)

2006 Topps Heritage Chrome Baseball Cards (92)

2006 Topps Mickey Mantle HR History Baseball Cards (25)

2006 Topps Rookie of the Week Baseball Cards (46)

2006 Topps Turkey Red Baseball Cards (648)

2006 Topps Update Baseball Cards (1,075)

2007 Bowman Chrome Baseball Cards (170)

2007 Bowman Heritage Baseball Cards (479)

2007 Bowman Prospects Baseball Cards (60)

2007 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Cards (544)

2007 Topps Chrome Baseball Cards (256)

2007 Topps DiMaggio The Streak Set Baseball Cards (25)

2007 Topps Heritage Baseball Cards (2,109)

2007 Topps Heritage Chrome Baseball Cards (208)

2007 Topps Opening Day Baseball Cards (880)

2007 Topps Turkey Red Baseball Cards (258)

2007 Topps Update Baseball Cards (908)

2007 Upper Deck Goudey Green Back Baseball Cards (1,000)

2007 Upper Deck Goudey Heads Up Baseball Cards (24)

2007 Upper Deck Goudey Red Backs Baseball Cards (974)

2008 Bowman Chrome Prospects Baseball Cards (78)

2008 Bowman Chrome Refractors Baseball Cards (380)

2008 Bowman Draft Baseball Cards (106)

2008 Bowman Draft Prospects Baseball Cards (200)

2008 Bowman Prospects Baseball Cards (152)

2008 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Cards (1,546)

2008 Topps Chrome Baseball Cards (541)

2008 Topps Heritage Baseball Cards (1,733)

2008 Topps Opening Day Baseball Cards (451)

2008 Topps Rookie Bonus Baseball Cards (31)

2008 Topps Update Baseball Cards (1,816)

2008 Upper Deck First Edition Baseball Cards (2,665)

2008 Upper Deck Goudey Baseball Cards (798)

2008 Upper Deck Heroes Baseball Cards (440)

2008 Upper Deck X Baseball Cards (289)

2008 Upper Deck Yankee Stadium Legacy Baseball Cards (32)

2009 Bowman Chrome Prospects Baseball Cards (186)

2009 Bowman Chrome WBC Prospects Baseball Cards (52)

2009 Bowman Prospects Baseball Cards (155)

2009 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Cards (1,451)

2009 Topps Chrome Baseball Cards (1,185)

2009 Topps Chrome Refractors Baseball Cards (138)

2009 Topps Heritage Baseball Cards (2,884)

2009 Topps Heritage Chrome Baseball Cards (642)

2009 Topps Heritage Chrome Refractors Baseball Cards (273)

2009 Topps Inserts Baseball Cards (45)

2009 Topps Turkey Red Baseball Cards (427)

2009 Topps Unique Baseball Cards (81)

2009 Topps Update Baseball Cards (1,418)

2009 Upper Deck First Edition Baseball Cards (1,301)

2009 Upper Deck Goudey Baseball Cards (145)

2009 Upper Deck Inserts Baseball Cards (138)

2009 Upper Deck O-Pee-Chee Baseball Cards (8)

2010 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Cards (997)

2010 Topps Cards Your Mom Threw Out (162)

2010 Topps Heritage Baseball Cards (1,739)

2010 Topps Heritage Chrome Baseball Cards (351)

2010 Topps Inserts Baseball Cards (929)

2010 Topps Opening Day Baseball Cards (1,089)

2010 Topps Turkey Red Baseball Cards (351)

2010 Topps Update Baseball Cards (1,446)

2010 Upper Deck Inserts Baseball Cards (18)

2010 Upper Deck Season Biographies Baseball Cards (109)

2011 Topps Heritage Baseball Cards (1,629)

2011 Topps Inserts Baseball Cards (1,257)

2011 Topps Kimball Champions Baseball Cards (236)

2011 Topps Opening Day Baseball Cards (655)

2011 Topps Update Baseball Cards (1,234)

2012 Topps 1987 Minis Baseball Cards (290)

2012 Topps Golden Greats Baseball Cards (280)

2012 Topps Heritage Baseball Cards (2,159)

2012 Topps Misc. Inserts Baseball Cards (957)

2012 Topps Opening Day Baseball Cards (787)

2012 Topps Update Baseball Cards (1,544)

2013 Topps 1972 Topps Minis Baseball Cards (135)

2013 Topps Heritage Baseball Cards (2,580)

2013 Topps Opening Day Baseball Cards (377)

2013 Topps Update Baseball Cards (1,473)

2014 Topps Heritage Baseball Cards (2,439)

2014 Topps Opening Day Baseball Cards (617)

2014 Topps Update Baseball Cards (1,717)

2015 Topps Heritage Baseball Cards (2,622)

2015 Topps Update Baseball Cards (1,125)

2016 Topps Heritage Baseball Cards (2,445)

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