When I got back into collecting cards in 1986 after a 4 year layoff, I stumbled across what would become one of my favorite sets. From 1982 – 1989 Topps issued a small metal card set. In the early 1980s it was made of brass, then pewter, then aluminum. I have the sets from 1986, 1987, 1988, and 1999. Below is the 12 card set from 1986.
These sets can still be found on eBay (where I was able to find these pictures since I am too lazy to go upstairs and dig them out of my collection). The set runs about $5 and probably worth every cent. Just for it’s kitsch value alone. What do you think of the set? If it was offered today would you purchase it?