The 1988 Topps Boston Red Sox MLB Team Set contains 30 Red Sox baseball cards including Star Players like Roger Clemens, Wade Boggs, Jim Rice, Dwight Evans and the rookie cards for Ellis Burks and Jody Reed. All cards in the set and their card numbers are listed below.
The Boston Red Sox won the American League East Division in 1988 with a record of 89 wins and 73 losses. At the end of the 1988 season Wade Boggs became the first player in Major League history, or at least since since 1901, to collect 200 or more hits in six consecutive years. Boggs had a batting Avg. of .366 including 45 doubles in the 1988 season while Mike Greenwell lead the Red Sox with 22 Home Runs just ahead of Dwight Evans 21 Home Runs for 1988.
21 Boston Red Sox Team Leaders - 37 Ed Romero - 70 Roger Clemens - 96 Todd Benzinger - 125 Bruce Hurst - 152 Jody Reed RC - 189 Wes Gardner - 200 Wade Boggs - 245 Rich Gedman - 269 Ellis Burks RC - 299 Steve Crawford - 326 Al Nipper - 354 Marc Sullivan - 377 Sam Horn - 388 Wade Boggs AS - 394 Roger Clemens AS - 414 John McNamara - 442 Tom Bolton - 470 Dwight Evans - 493 Mike Greenwell - 525 Marty Barrett - 573 Bob Stanley - 599 Calvin Schiraldi - 653 Jeff Sellers - 662 Jim Rice TBC - 675 Jim Rice - 704 Dennis Boyd - 733 Spike Owen - 757 John Marzano - 784 Joe Sambito
Baseball Card and Sports Cards collecting tips: A key thing to remember when building your baseball card and other sports cards collections is that the condition of the baseball card, football card, or other sports cards is very important to itís value and the selling price. Baseball cards in lower condition bring far less than those same baseball cards in top shape. Make sure to protect your sports cards with the proper card supplies every time. If you ever think of selling baseball cards, football cards, or other sports cards your top condition cards will always get better prices than sports cards that are not in top condition regardless if they are old or new when you put them up for sale.
There is no right or wrong baseball cards to collect. Many people like Topps baseball cards or Upper Deck baseball cards but there have been many manufacturers over the years and even the ones that are no longer in business anymore like Fleer or Pinnacle are collected by many. Some buy only new sports cards while other buy only old baseball cards. Price, value or what a price guide says a sports card is worth should not be the only or even the main factor in what you buy. The way to have the most fun with the hobby is to collect what you like and how you like and not what someone else says they think you should.
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