Base Set: 660 cards (one series)
- All-Stars: 12 cards (wax and cello exclusive)
- For the Record: 6 cards (rack exclusive)
- Box Bottoms: 28 cards
- World Series: 12 cards (factory set exclusive)
Notable Cards: Ken Griffey, Jr. RC, Randy Johnson "Marlboro" RC, and of course, Billy Ripken "Fuck Face" ERR.
- The most infamous card of our time: The Billy Ripken "Fuck Face" card (and it's many variations).
- Randy Johnson "Marlboro" variation not discovered for ten years.
- Approximately 30,000 Glossy Tin sets produced.
- Final year for Glossy Tin sets.
Full Glossy Set: $100 (NmMT)
1989 Fleer Update
Base Set: 132 cards
Packaging: Hobby exclusive factory set
Notable Cards: Nolan Ryan 5000 Strikeout and Mike Schmidt retirement cards, Joey (Albert) Belle and Deion Sanders RCs
- No Glossy Tin set produced.
- Lackluster rookie card selection.