Pack – 1994 Topps 1

Beckett Set Notes (from set page)

“These 792 standard-size cards were issued in two series of 396. Two types of factory sets were also issued. One features the 792 basic cards, ten Topps Gold, three Black Gold and three Finest Pre-Production cards for a total of 808. The other factory set (Bakers Dozen) includes the 792 basic cards, ten Topps Gold, three Black Gold, nine 1995 Topps Pre-Production cards and a sample pack of three special Topps cards for a total of 817. The standard cards feature glossy color player photos with white borders on the fronts. The player’s name is in white cursive lettering at the bottom left, with the team name and player’s position printed on a team color-coded bar. There is an inner multicolored border along the left side that extends obliquely across the bottom. The horizontal backs carry an action shot of the player with biography, statistics and highlights. Subsets include Draft Picks (201-210/739-762), All-Stars (384-394) and Stat Twins (601-609). Rookie Cards include Billy Wagner.”

Pack Contents

12 cards


$0.40 (part of a large group of packs picked up at a show)


The Series 1 packs are red, and the Series 2 packs are blue.

Insert / Parallel List (taken from pack)

Parallel – Topps Gold – 1:1
Parallel – Topps Black Gold – 1:72
Insert – Redemption card for 11 Black Gold cards – 1:180
Insert – Redemption card for 22 Black Gold cards – 1:720


90 – Robin Ventura (front and back)

345 – Kevin Brown (front and back)

152 – Future Star Ray McDavid (front and back)

207 – Draft Pick Charles Peterson (front and back)

260 – Topps Gold Julio Franco
315 – Topps Gold Ken Hill

List of all cards in pack

87 – Jim Gott
90 – Robin Ventura
128 – George Tsamis
152 – Ryan McDavid – Future Star
188 – Mike Bordick
207 – Charles Peterson – Draft Pick
260 – Julio Franco (Gold Parallel)
315 – Ken Hill (Gold Parallel)
345 – Kevin Brown
361 – Rob Butler
377 – Bernard Gilkey
378 – Tony Fossas


In 1994 I was completely out of the card collecting scene, so there are several years of cards out there that I don’t recognize.  This is one of them.  I have seen these cards on eBay, but they don’t immediately register the way a 1978 Topps card does.

I have to admit that these cards do not exactly impress me.  They have a very simple design.  The layout does allow for a nice big picture.  The Kevin Brown card is a bit different.  I had forgotten that he started with the Rangers.

It is too easy to say that this is just a boring set from Topps.  I am sure that in 1994 people were at least a little excited about it.  Still, this set doesn’t excite me much.  I did get two Gold cards.  That was a little cool.

Other 1994 Topps Series 1 pack rips or box breaks

Pack Rip by 25 Years of Baseball

Box Break by Lifetime Topps project

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