1985-86 Topps Insert Master Set of 40

1985-86 Topps Master Set of 40 (loose stickers)
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4 Key Stickers

Wayne Gretzky, Ray Bourque, Pelle Lindbergh and the Flyers Logo with Helmet Stickers.

Sticker History

This was the 1st year that Topps decided to put out an All Star Insert sticker set along with team logos and helmet sticker numbers. Being the 1st year these were made, they were sometimes hard to find with sharp corners and perfect centering. These inserts were the same size as your standard hockey card. Both O-Pee-Chee and Topps NHL Hockey card packages from 1985 contained one of these inserts in each pack. There were 12 All Stars in this set numbered #1-12 and there were 21 NHL teams represented and they were numbered #13-33. There were variations of stickers #27-33 where the logo and helmet stickers alternate from top and bottom.

The 7 variations are found on #27 Devils, #28 Blues, #29 North Stars, #30 Capitals, #31 Bruins, #32 Islanders and #33 Oilers. In most guides it says that there are 33 stickers, however, with the 7 logo variations, there are really 40 stickers in this set. All of the 40 stickers were stamped with 1985 Topps on the back and it gave the All Star Game stats of 12 of the best All Stars from the 1985 NHL All Star game.

There was 1 logo or player All Star per 1985 O-Pee-Chee and Topps hockey card packages.

Here is the list of the frequency of appearance of the different helmet sticker digits and sticker pucks. The #1 appears 5 times, #2 appears 6 times, #3 appears 5 times, #4 appears 6 times, #5 appears 2 times, #6 appears 4 times, #7 appears 6 times, #8 appears 4 times, #9 appears 6 times and #0 appears 3 times. Sets of 3 sticker pucks appear on 8 total cards so 24 little sticker pucks are available in this set. The toughest digit to find in this set is the “5”, the second rarest digit to find is the “0”.

The backs of the 1985 stickers are mostly red with a dull wax finish whereas the backs of the 1986 stickers are mostly blue with a glossy finish.

The Flyers #26 sticker has just the logo in 1985 but in 1986 has the logo with an “R” for Registered Trademark.

All of the other logo fronts from #13-33 are all the same from 1985 to 1986.

There were 4 logos from 1985 that have an “R” for Registered Trademark on them #17 Rangers, #18 Flames #23 Canadiens and #25 Whalers.

The #20 Nordiques was the only 1 logo to have a “C” for Copyright on it.

The 16 logos; #13 Maple Leafs, #14 Sabres, #15 Red Wings, #16 Penguins, #19 Jets, #21 Blackhawks, #22 Kings, #24 Canucks, #26 Flyers, #27 Devils, #28 Blues, #29 North Stars, #30 Capitals, #31 Bruins, #32 Islanders, #33 Oilers had no “R”, “TM” or “C” with the logo.

Sticker Facts

The size of each sticker was about about 8.9 cm X 6.4 cm (3.5 in X 2.5 in). There was no album made for this set.

One Response to 1985-86 Topps Insert Master Set of 40

  1. Here is the Checklist of the 1985-86 Topps Insert Master Set of 40:

    1 John Ogrodnick Red Wings / All Star sub-set
    2 Wayne Gretzky Oilers / All Star sub-set
    3 Jari Kurri Oilers / All Star sub-set
    4 Paul Coffey Oilers / All Star sub-set
    5 Ray Bourque Bruins / All Star sub-set
    6 Pelle Lindbergh Flyers / All Star sub-set
    7 John Tonelli Islanders / All Star sub-set
    8 Dale Hawerchuk Jets / All Star sub-set
    9 Mike Bossy Islanders / All Star sub-set
    10 Rod Langway Capitals / All Star sub-set
    11 Doug Wilson Blackhawks / All Star sub-set
    12 Tom Barrasso Sabres / All Star sub-set
    13 Logo Maple Leafs / Logo on top #15 on bottom
    14 Logo Sabres / Logo on top #9 on bottom
    15 Logo Red Wings / Logo on top #1 on bottom
    16 Logo Penguins / Logo on top #53 on bottom
    17 Logo Rangers / Logo on top #4 on bottom
    18 Logo Flames / Logo on top #7 on bottom
    19 Logo Jets / Logo on top #32 on bottom
    20 Logo Nordiques / Logo on bottom #17 on top
    21 Logo Blackhawks / Logo on bottom #6 on top
    22 Logo Kings / Logo on bottom #8 on top
    23 Logo Canadiens / Logo on bottom #84 on top
    24 Logo Canucks / Logo on bottom #9 on top
    25 Logo Whalers / Logo on bottom #6 on top
    26 Logo Flyers / Logo on bottom #30 on top
    27 Logo Devils / Logo on top #19 on bottom
    28 Logo Blues / Logo on top #94 on bottom
    29 Logo Stars / Logo on top #47 on bottom
    30 Logo Capitals / Logo on top #28 on bottom
    31 Logo Bruins / Logo on top #20 on bottom
    32 Logo Islanders / Logo on top #62 on bottom
    33 Logo Oilers / Logo on top #37 on bottom
    34 Logo Devils / Logo on bottom #19 on top
    35 Logo Blues / Logo on bottom #94 on top
    36 Logo Stars / Logo on bottom #47 on top
    37 Logo Capitals / Logo on bottom #28 on top
    38 Logo Bruins / Logo on bottom #20 on top
    39 Logo Islanders / Logo on bottom #62 on top
    40 Logo Oilers / Logo on bottom #37 on top

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