Tuesday, September 22, 2015

1988 Starting Lineup Talking Baseball

Year: 1988
Card Manufacturer: Starting Lineup
Card Set: Starting Lineup Talking Baseball 
Card No.  26
Card Type: Insert 

Robin's got a few Starting Lineup cards.  These cards came part of a baseball game.  There might have been extra player packs to be had too I can't remember.  I'm sure someone out there is an expert on the set and will chime in. 

 Robin's other Starting Lineup cards come as a bonus insert packaged with  a sports figure bearing his likeness. I do have one loose figure somewhere, but I have yet to try and pick up any of his figures still mint in package.  That's not to say I don't want to add them to the collection.  I just don't have the space to store or display them and I would rather focus my collecting money elsewhere.

This card is smaller than the standard 2x3 card size.  I think it's closer to 1935 Goudey.

The image used is also iconic.  You'll recognize it from all sorts of other oddball issues from the 80's.


  1. Hey CB -- this one came with the Talking Baseball game from Parker Brothers (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZ-tQ17E4iA), not to be confused with the Starting Lineup figurines from Kenner. I had that game as a kid. To play the game, you had to insert a cartridge with the game data into the game. Parker Brothers sold expansion sets with team sets of cards that were drawn versions of photos that appear taken from the 1988 Topps set. I can send you scans of Robin's card from that set (it's pretty similar to this one, just a hand-drawn version).

    1. So I guess I'm your expert on the set. :-)