1989-90 Hoops Basketball Card Set Checklist, Information

1989-90 Hoops Basketball Card Set Checklist, Information

The inaugural issue of Hoops basketball in 1989-90 really ushered in a new era for basketball cards. The basketball card hobby was much smaller than the baseball card hobby at the time. Fleer was the only manufacturer and they had only started producing sets again in 1986-87. Hoops provided collectors with a new brand to collect and the product was very well-received. This was compounded by the fact that the David Robinson rookie card was only found in the Hoops set. Fleer did not product a David Robinson card in 1989-90. Hoops was the product for the hot rookies. Hoops was a widely available and distributed release which helped it get into the hands of many collectors. The product was issued in two series. Series 1 with 300 cards and Series 2 with 53 cards.

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You will find two David Robinson cards in this set #138 and #310. The #138 card is Robinson’s rookie card and is more valuable. It is also considered a short print. Keep in mind that Hoops really worked the printing presses for this release so a short print isn’t rare. It is just less common than the other cards in the set. The card was short printed due to the way the sheets were constructed when Hoops combined series 1 and 2 cards onto one uncut sheet.

The Pistons championship card with the team holding the trophy is also a short print (SP). This is noted as #353A in the hobby. It was inserted somewhere between 1:72 and 1:75 packs. There weren’t any official odds so these are based on the experience of collectors that opened boxes of Hoops series 2. At 15 cards per pack, you would make about 3 sets of all the other cards before you came across 1 Pistons championship card.

Set collectors were not happy with the relative scarcity of the card so Hoops allowed collectors to obtain card #353 by mail order. This was just a Pistons logo world championship card with a team photo on the back. It is known as #353B in the hobby. #353A is scarcer and more valuable.

Hoops did not have inserts, stickers like Fleer, or gum (Topps) or puzzles (Donruss). It only had base cards. I would say this era’s version of inserts were the error cards. Some believe companies created errors on purpose to create a buzz for the product. Those familiar with baseball remember the Billy Ripken 1989 Fleer card and the numerous variations of the card that Fleer released. Error cards still exist but manufacturers rarely provide corrected version now. They are usually noted as UER (uncorrected errors). The notable error cards in 1989-90 Hoops are:

#115 Spud Webb – The back of the error version shows he signed with Hawks on 9/27/89. The corrected version says 9/26/85. The error version is more scarce.

#123 Don Chaney – The back of the error version has a black vertical line next to Chaney’s coaching record. Print runs for the error and corrected versions are about equal.

#171 John Macleod – The back of the error version has the NBA logo next to his picture. The corrected does not have the NBA logo. The error version is scarcer.

#269 Bernie Bickerstaff – The back of the error version shows his birthday as 2/11/44. Corrected version shows 11/2/43. The error version is once again rarer.

#279 Orlando Woolridge – The back of the error version is missing the “TM” next to the Lakers logo.  The corrected version has the “TM” The rarer version is the error.

#284 James Edwards – Another black line error. This one appears on the upper left on the reverse. The print run of the error and corrected version are about equal.

 

Box Breakdown

36 packs x 15 packs per box = 540 cards per box

Available in Series 1 (1-300) and Series 2 (301-353). Series 2 packs contained cards from both series.

 

1989-90 Hoops Basketball Checklist

Legend

SP = Short Print

RC = Rookie Card

Coach = Coach card

AS = All Star Card subset

ERR/COR – Error and Corrected Versions Exist

#FirstLastOther
1JoeDumars
2WayneRollins
3KennyWalker
4MychalThompson
5AlvinRobertsonSP
6VinnyDel NegroRC
7GregAndersonSP
8RodStricklandRC
9EdPinckney
10DaleEllis
11ChuckDalyRC
12EricLecknerRC
13CharlesDavis
14CottonFitzsimmonsCoach
15ByronScott
16DerrickChievousRC
17ReggieLewisRC
18JimPaxson
19TonyCampbellRC
20RolandoBlackman
21MichaelJordanAS
22CliffLevingston
23RoyTarpley
24HaroldPressley
25LarryNance
26ChrisMorrisRC
27BobbyHansen
28MarkPriceAS
29ReggieMiller
30KarlMalone
31SidneyLoweSP
32RonAnderson
33MikeGminski
34ScottBrooksRC
35KevinJohnsonRC
36MarkBryant
37RikSmitsRC
38TimPerryRC
39RalphSampson
40DannyManningRC
41KevinEdwardsRC
42PaulMokeski
43DaleEllisAS
44WalterBerry
45ChuckPerson
46RickMahornSP
47JoeKleine
48BradDaughertyAS
49MikeWoodson
50BradDaugherty
51SheltonJonesSP
52MichaelAdams
53WesUnseldCoach
54RexChapmanRC
55KellyTripucka
56RickeyGreen
57FrankJohnsonSP
58JohnnyNewmanRC
59BillyThompson
60StuJacksonCoach
61WalterDavis
62BrianShawRC SP
63GeraldWilkins
64ArmonGilliam
65MauriceCheeksSP
66JackSikma
67HarveyGrantRC
68JimLynamCoach
69ClydeDrexlerAS
70XavierMcDaniel
71DannyYoung
72FennisDembo
73MarkAcresSP
74BradLohausRC SP
75ManuteBol
76PurvisShort
77AllenLeavell
78JohnnyDawkinsSP
79PaulPressey
80PatrickEwing
81BillWenningtonRC
82DannySchayes
83DerekSmith
84MosesMaloneAS
85JeffMalone
86OtisSmithRC SP
87TrentTucker
88RobertReid
89JohnPaxson
90ChrisMullin
91TomGarrick
92WillisReedCoach SP
93DaveCorzineSP
94MarkAlarieRC
95MarkAguirre
96CharlesBarkleyAS
97SidneyGreenSP
98KevinWillis
99DaveHoppen
100TerryCummingsSP
101DwayneWashingtonSP
102LarryBrownCoach
103KevinDuckworth
104UweBlabSP
105TerryPorter
106CraigEhloRC
107DonCaseyCoach
108PatRileyCoach
109JohnSalley
110CharlesBarkley
111SamBowieSP
112EarlCureton
113CraigHodges
114BenoitBenjamin
115SpudWebbERR/COR
116KarlMaloneAS
117SleepyFloyd
118HotRodWilliams
119MichaelHolton
120AlexEnglish
121DennisJohnson
122WayneCooperSP
123DonChaneyCoach ERR/COR
124A.C.Green
125AdrianDantley
126DelHarrisCoach
127DickHarterCoach
128ReggieWilliamsRC
129BillHanzlik
130DominiqueWilkins
131HerbWilliams
132SteveJohnsonSP
133AlexEnglishAS
134DarrellWalker
135BillLaimbeer
136FredRobertsRC
137HerseyHawkinsRC
138DavidRobinsonRC SP
139BradSellersSP
140JohnStockton
141GrantLongRC
142MarcIavaroniSP
143SteveAlfordRC SP
144JeffLampSP
145BuckWilliamsSP
146MarkJacksonAS
147JimPetersen
148SteveStipanovichSP
149SamVincentRC SP
150LarryBird
151JonKoncakRC
152OldenPolyniceRC
153RandyBreuer
154JohnBattleRC
155MarkEaton
156KevinMcHaleAS
157JerrySichtingSP
158PatCummingsSP
159PatrickEwingAS
160MarkPrice
161JerryReynoldsCoach
162KenNormanRC
163JohnBagleySP
164ChristianWelpSP
165ReggieTheusSP
166MagicJohnsonAS
167JohnLong
168LarrySmithSP
169CharlesShacklefordRC SP
170TomChambers
171JohnMacLeodCoach ERR/COR
172RonRothsteinCoach
173JoeWolf
174MarkEatonAS
175JonSundvold
176ScottHastingsSP
177IsiahThomasAS
178HakeemOlajuwonAS
179MikeFratelloCoach
180HakeemOlajuwon
181RandolphKeysRC
182RichardAnderson
183DanMajerleRC
184DerekHarper
185RobertParish
186RickyBerrySP
187MichaelCooper
188VinnieJohnson
189JamesDonaldson
190ClydeDrexler
191JayVincentSP
192NateMcMillan
193KevinDuckworthAS
194LedellEacklesRC
195EddieJohnson
196TerryTeagle
197TomChambersAS
198JoeBarry Carroll
199DennisHopsonRC
200MichaelJordan
201JeromeLaneRC
202GregKiteRC
203DavidRiversSP
204SylvesterGrayRC
205RonHarper
206FrankBrickowski
207RorySparrow
208GeraldHenderson
209RodHiggins
210JamesWorthy
211DennisRodman
212RickyPierce
213CharlesOakley
214SteveColter
215DannyAinge
216LennyWilkensCoach
217LarryNance
218MuggsyBogues
219JamesWorthyAS
220LafayetteLever
221QuintinDaileySP
222LesterConner
223JoseOrtizRC
224MichealWilliamsRC SP
225WaymanTisdale
226MikeSandersSP
227JimFarmerSP
228MarkWest
229JeffHornacekRC
230ChrisMullinAS
231VernFleming
232KennySmith
233DerrickMcKey
234DominiqueWilkinsAS
235WillieAndersonRC
236KeithLeeSP
237BuckJohnsonRC
238RandyWittman
239TerryCatledgeSP
240BernardKing
241DarrellGriffith
242HoraceGrant
243RonySeikalyRC
244ScottiePippen
245MichaelCage
246KurtRambis
247MorlonWileyRC
248RonnieGrandison
249ScottSkilesRC
250IsiahThomas
251ThurlBailey
252DocRivers
253StuartGraySP
254JohnWilliams
255BillCartwright
256TerryCummingsAS
257RodneyMcCray
258LarryKrystkowiakRC
259WillPerdueRC
260MitchRichmond
261BlairRasmussen
262CharlesSmith
263TyroneCorbinRC SP
264KelvinUpshawRC
265OtisThorpe
266PhilJacksonCoach
267JerrySloanCoach
268JohnShaskyRC
269BernieBickerstaffCoach SP ERR/COR
270MagicJohnson
271VernonMaxwell
272TimMcCormick
273DonNelsonCoach
274GaryGrantRC
275SidneyMoncriefSP
276RoyHinson
277JimmyRodgersCoach
278AntoineCarr
279OrlandoWoolridgeERR/COR
280KevinMcHale
281LaSalleThompson
282DetlefSchrempf
283DougMoeCoach ERR/COR
284JamesEdwards
285JeromeKersey
286SamPerkins
287SedaleThreatt
288TimKemptonSP
289MarkMcNamara
290MosesMalone
291RickAdelmanCoach
292DickVersaceCoach
293AltonListerSP
294WinstonGarland
295KikiVandeweghe
296BradDavis
297JohnStocktonAS
298JayHumphries
299DellCurry
300MarkJackson
301MorlonWiley
302ReggieTheus
303OtisSmith
304TodMurphyRC
305SidneyGreen
306SheltonJones
307MarkAcres
308TerryCatledge
309LarrySmith
310DavidRobinson
311JohnnyDawkins
312TerryCummings
313SidneyLowe
314BillMusselmanCoach
315BuckWilliams
316MelTurpin
317ScottHastings
318ScottSkiles
319TyroneCorbin
320MauriceCheeks
321MattGuokasCoach
322JeffTurner
323DavidWingate
324SteveJohnson
325AltonLister
326KenBannister
327BillFitch
328SamVincent
329LarryDrew
330RickMahorn
331ChristianWelp
332BradLohaus
333FrankJohnson
334JimFarmer
335WayneCooper
336MikeBrownRC
337SamBowie
338KevinGambleRC
339JerryReynoldsRC
340MikeSanders
341BillJones
342GregAnderson
343DaveCorzine
344MichealWilliams
345JayVincent
346DavidRivers
347CaldwellJones
348BradSellers
349ScottRoth
350AlvinRobertson
351SteveKerrRC
352StuartGray
353PistonsChampionshipSP (version A)
Common (version B)