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1989 THE YEAR THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING

WHAT HAPPENED 30 YEARS AGO STILL IMPACTS THE WAY WE COLLECT TODAY.

The San Francisco 49ers were the greatest team in football. T e NFL was in its 70th season. Troy Aikman, Barry Sanders, Derrick Thomas and Deion Sanders were taken within the top fi ve picks of the draf They are all Hall of Famers.

The 1989 season was one of the most impactful in NFL history, and it just may be the most important year the football card hobby has ever seen. Everything changed that year. The baseball card market was soaring, and football cards were quickly catching up.

For the first time, there were three NFL card sets. Topps enjoyed a two-decade run through the ’70s and ’80s as the only option for licensed cards, but Score and Pro Set joined the market just as the hobby was skyrocketing in popularity. Many rookies and top draf picks were given special treatment and design, which was a monumental advancement that changed the industry forever. Later in the year, the first issue of Beckett Football Card Magazine released. It added a level of legitimacy to the hobby, and gave collectors an unprecedented tool helping them organize and track the value of their collections.

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