In which past 1980s Topps sets are rejected outright
We've eliminated three sets from the '70s, so it's time to take a few sets from the '80s off the table. I'm looking at you, 1986 Topps. This just isn't an eye-pleasing set, in my humble opinion. What appears to be a take on the famous 1975 Topps design, but in black and white, just fell flat. It was a cool set when it came out, but the design hasn't withstood the test of time.
The same can be said for the 1984 Topps set. I loved the 1983 Topps design (foreshadowing), but I was a little disappointed the first time I opened a wax pack of 1984 Topps. (Undoubtedly brought home from one of my Dad's Wawa trips.) The 1984 design just seemed like a reboot of the classy 1983 design, but with squares.
The 1989 Topps set never even had a chance. For those of you keeping score at home, here's where we stand:
Topps sets already used - 1975, 1976, 1977, 1980, 1981
Topps sets eliminated from contention - 1973, 1978, 1979, 1984, 1986, 1989
Topps sets under consideration - 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1988
Next, the 2010 Chachi Set Planning Committee will begin to whittle down the "under consideration" list . . .