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1989 Topps Cap’n Crunch Baseball Card Set and Checklist

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Year: 1989

Title: Topps Cap’n Crunch

Size: 2-1/2″ by 3-1/2″

Number in Set: 22


The 1989 Topps Cap’n Crunch set came via each specially marked Cap’n Crunch cereal boxes.

1989 Cap’n Crunch Cereal Box – Front
1989 Cap’n Crunch Cereal Box – Reverse

Each box had two cards wrapped in cellophane with a piece of gum.

1989 Cap’n Crunch Cello Pack

The fronts have basic player photographs (head and shoulders) with a red and blue inner border within a white frame. Topps printed Cap’n Crunch Cereal’s logo, the player’s uniform number, and their own logo across the top of the card, and the player’s name, position, and team name across the bottom of the card.

Topps airbrushed out the team logos, as it looks like licensing came from the MLB Player’s Association (logo on the back), not the league itself, to print the set.

The backs are horizontal and feature typical biographical information and statistics. The Cap’n Crunch and Topps logos are also on the back, along with the card number.


1989 Topps Cap’n Crunch #6 Cal Ripken – Front
1989 Topps Cap’n Crunch #6 Cal Ripken – Reverse

Key Cards

Cal Ripken Jr. is considered the most “expensive” card in the set.


1 Jose Canseco

2 Kirk Gibson

3 Orel Hershiser

4 Frank Viola

5 Tony Gwynn

6 Cal Ripken Jr.

7 Darryl Strawberry

8 Don Mattingly

9 George Brett

10 Andre Dawson

11 Dale Murphy

12 Alan Trammell

13 Eric Davis

14 Jack Clark

15 Eddie Murray

16 Mike Schmidt

17 Doc Gooden

18 Roger Clemens

19 Will Clark

20 Kirby Puckett

21 Robin Yount

22 Mark McGwire