1989 Upper Deck Baseball – Best 3 Cards, Values, & Checklist

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The 1989 Upper Deck Baseball Card Set is one of the most popular and legendary sets in all the hobby as it came to prominence during the height of baseball card collecting.

Kids who grew up in the late 80’s and early 90’s surly remember asking their parents for an extra .50 cents as the 1989 Upper Deck baseball cards were the first to charge $1.00 for a pack of baseball cards (all previous packs of baseball cards were priced at .50 cents).

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Best 1989 Upper Deck Baseball Cards

Lets check out the best cards associated with this epic baseball card set.

 

#1. 1989 Ken Griffey Jr. Upper Deck RC #1

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Not only of the best card in the 1989 Upper Deck set but one of the best cards in the hobby as well. In our opinion very few cards will match the ROI of the 1989 Ken Griffey Jr. Upper Deck rookie card moving forward.

Players/Cards That May Have a Greater ROI: Ty Cobb T206 Red or Green Back | Mike Trout Rookie Cards | Michael Jordan Basketball Cards | Tom Brady Rookie Cards | Babe Ruth Baseball Cards

 

#2. 1989 Randy Johnson Upper Deck RC #25

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The “BIG UNIT” was one of the best pitchers of all time and this is probably the best Randy Johnson rookie card ever printed. Remember when Randy blew up that bird that ran into one of his fastballs? Don’t believe us? Video below…

 

#3. 1989 Gary Sheffield Upper Deck Star Rookie ERROR RC #13

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The 1989 Upper Deck Gary Sheffield Error Rookie Card is one of the most profitable cards in the set with the SS being upside down. The photo above shows the error card on the left while the standard card is on the right.

Please email info@goldcardauctions.com if you have this error card at a PSA 10 or PSA 9 grade.

 

1989 Upper Deck Baseball Card Set Value

The most valuable card from the 1989 Upper Deck baseball card set is the #1 card in the Ken Griffey Jr. Rookie Cards. This card will sell for right around $2,000 at a PSA 10 grade.

 

1989 Upper Deck Baseball Checklist

1 Ken Griffey, Jr. Star Rookie 2 Luis Medina Star Rookie 3 Tony Chance Star Rookie 4 Dave Otto Star Rookie 5 Sandy Alomar, Jr. Star Rookie 6 Rolando Roomes Star Rookie 7 David West Star Rookie 8 Cris Carpenter Star Rookie 9 Gregg Jefferies Star Rookie 10 Doug Dascenzo Star Rookie 11 Ross Jones Star Rookie 12 Luis de los Santos Star Rookie 13 Gary Sheffield Star Rookie 14 Mike Harkey Star Rookie 15 Lance Blankenship Star Rookie 16 William Brennan Star Rookie 17 John Smoltz Star Rookie 18 Ramon Martinez Star Rookie 19 Mark Lemke Star Rookie 20 Juan Bell Star Rookie 21 Rey Palacios Star Rookie 22 Felix Jose Star Rookie 23 Van Snider Star Rookie 24 Dante Bichette Star Rookie 25 Randy Johnson Star Rookie 26 Carlos Quintana Star Rookie 27 Star Rookie Checklist 28 Mike Schooler 29 Randy St. Claire 30 George Clark 31 Kevin Gross 32 Dan Firova 33 Jeff Calhoun 34 Tommy Hinzo 35 Ricky Jordan 36 Larry Parrish 37 Bret Saberhagen 38 Mike Smithson 39 Dave Dravecky 40 Ed Romero 41 Jeff Musselman 42 Ed Hearne 43 Rance Mulliniks 44 Jim Eisenreich 45 Sil Campusano 46 Mike Krukow 47 Paul Gibson 48 Mike LaCoss 49 Larry Herndon 50 Scott Garrelts 51 Dwayne Henry 52 Jim Acker 53 Steve Sax 54 Pete O’Brien 55 Paul Runge 56 Rick Rhoden 57 John Dopson 58 Casey Candaele 59 Dave Righetti 60 Joe Hesketh 61 Frank DiPino 62 Tim Laudner 63 Jamie Moyer 64 Freddie Toliver 65 Mitch Webster 66 John Tudor 67 John Cangelosi 68 Mike Devereaux 69 Brian Fisher 70 Mike Marshall 71 Zane Smith 72 Brian Holton 73 Jose Guzman 74 Rick Mahler 75 John Shelby 76 Jim Deshaies 77 Bob Meacham 78 Bryn Smith 79 Joaquin Andujar 80 Richard Dotson 81 Charlie Lea 82 Calvin Schiraldi 83 Les Straker 84 Les Lancaster 85 Alf Anderson 86 Junior Ortiz 87 Jesse Orosco 88 Felix Fermin 89 Dave Anderson 90 Rafael Belliard 91 Franklin Stubbs 92 Cecil Espy 93 Albert Hall 94 Tim Leary 95 Mitch Williams 96 Tracy Jones 97 Danny Darwin 98 Gary Ward 99 Neal Heaton 100 Jim Pankovits 101 Bill Doran 102 Tim Wallach 103 Joe Magrane 104 Ozzie Virgil 105 Alvin Davis 106 Tom Brookens 107 Shawon Dunston 108 Tracy Woodson 109 Nelson Liriano 110 Devon White 111 Steve Balboni 112 Buddy Bell 113 German Jimenez 114 Ken Dayley 115 Andres Galarraga 116 Mike Scioscia 117 Gary Pettis 118 Ernie Whitt 119 Bob Boone 120 Ryne Sandberg 121 Bruce Benedict 122 Hubie Brooks 123 Mike Moore 124 Wallace Johnson 125 Bob Horner 126 Chili Davis 127 Manny Trillo 128 Chet Lemon 129 John Cerutti 130 Orel Hershiser 131 Terry Pendleton 132 Jeff Blauser 133 Justin Fitzgerald 134 Henry Cotto 135 Gerald Young 136 Luis Salazar 137 Alejandro Pena 138 Jay Howell 139 Tony Fernandez 140 Mark Grace 141 Ken Caminiti 142 Mike Jackson 143 Larry McWilliams 144 Andres Thomas 145 Nolan Ryan 146 Mike Davis 147 De Wayne Buice 148 John Davis 149 Jesse Barfield 150 Matt Nokes 151 Jerry Reuss 152 Rick Cerone 153 Steve Davis 154 Marvell Wynne 155 Will Clark 156 Luis Aguayo 157 Willie Upshaw 158 Randy Bush 159 Ron Darling 160 Kal Daniels 161 Spike Owen 162 Luis Polonia 163 Kevin Mitchell 164 Dave Gallagher 165 Benito Santiago 166 Greg Gagne 167 Ken Phelps 168 Sid Fernandez 169 Bo Diaz 170 Cory Snyder 171 Eric Show 172 Robby Thompson 173 Marty Barrett 174 Dave Henderson 175 Ozzie Guillen 176 Barry Lyons 177 Kelvin Torve 178 Don Slaught 179 Steve Lombardozzi 180 Chris Sabo 181 Jose Uribe 182 Shane Mack 183 Ron Karkovice 184 Todd Benzinger 185 Dave Stewart 186 Julio Franco 187 Ron Robinson 188 Wally Backman 189 Randy Velarde 190 Joe Carter 191 Bob Welch 192 Kelly Paris 193 Chris Brown 194 Rick Reuschel 195 Roger Clemens 196 Dave Concepcion 197 Al Newman 198 Brook Jacoby 199 Mookie Wilson 200 Don Mattingly 201 Dick Schofield 202 Mark Gubicza 203 Gary Gaetti 204 Dan Pasqua 205 Andre Dawson 206 Chris Speier 207 Kent Tekulve 208 Rod Scurry 209 Scott Bailes 210 Rickey Henderson 211 Harold Baines 212 Tony Armas 213 Kent Hrbek 214 Darrin Jackson 215 George Brett 216 Rafael Santana 217 Andy Allanson 218 Brett Butler 219 Steve Jeltz 220 Jay Buhner 221 Bo Jackson 222 Angel Salazar 223 Kirk McCaskill 224 Steve Lyons 225 Bert Blyleven 226 Scott Bradley 227 Bob Melvin 228 Ron Kittle 229 Phil Bradley 230 Tommy John 231 Greg Walker 232 Juan Berenguer 233 Pat Tabler 234 Terry Clark 235 Rafael Palmeiro 236 Paul Zuvella 237 Willie Randolph 238 Bruce Fields 239 Mike Aldrete 240 Lance Parrish 241 Greg Maddux 242 John Moses 243 Melido Perez 244 Willie Wilson 245 Mark McLemore 246 Von Hayes 247 Matt Williams 248 John Candelaria 249 Harold Reynolds 250 Greg Swindell 251 Juan Agosto 252 Mike Felder 253 Vince Coleman 254 Larry Sheets 255 George Bell 256 Terry Steinbach 257 Jack Armstrong 258 Dickie Thon 259 Ray Knight 260 Darryl Strawberry 261 Doug Sisk 262 Alex Trevino 263 Jeffrey Leonard 264 Tom Henke 265 Ozzie Smith 266 Dave Bergman 267 Tony Phillips 268 Mark Davis 269 Kevin Elster 270 Barry Larkin 271 Manuel Lee 272 Tom Brunansky 273 Craig Biggio 274 Jim Gantner 275 Eddie Murray 276 Jeff Reed 277 Tim Teufel 278 Rick Honeycutt 279 Willie Hernandez Guillermo Hernandez on Card 280 John Kruk 281 Luis Alicea 282 Jim Clancy 283 Billy Ripken 284 Craig Reynolds 285 Robin Yount 286 Jim Jones 287 Ron Oester 288 Terry Leach 289 Dennis Eckersley 290 Alan Trammell 291 Jimmy Key 292 Chris Bosio 293 Jose DeLeon 294 Jim Traber 295 Mike Scott 296 Roger McDowell 297 Garry Templeton 298 Doyle Alexander 299 Nick Esasky 300 Mark McGwire 301 Dave Hamilton 302 Dave Smith 303 Rick Sutcliffe 304 Dave Stapleton 305 Alan Ashby 306 Pedro Guerrero 307 Ron Guidry 308 Steve Farr 309 Curt Ford 310 Claudell Washington 311 Tom Prince 312 Chad Kreuter 313 Ken Oberkfell 314 Jerry Browne 315 R.J. Reynolds 316 Scott Bankhead 317 Milt Thompson 318 Mario Diaz 319 Bruce Ruffin 320 Dave Valle 321 Gary Varsho 322 Paul Mirabella 323 Charlie Jackson 324 Drew Hall 325 Don August 326 Israel Sanchez 327 Denny Walling 328 Joel Skinner 329 Danny Tartabull 330 Tony Pena 331 Jim Sundberg 332 Jeff Robinson 333 Oddibe McDowell 334 Jose Lind 335 Paul Kilgus 336 Juan Samuel 337 Mike Campbell 338 Mike Maddux 339 Darnell Coles 340 Bob Dernier 341 Rafael Ramirez 342 Scott Sanderson 343 B.J. Surhoff 344 Billy Hatcher 345 Parson Perryman 346 Jack Clark 347 Gary Thurman 348 Tim Jones 349 Dave Winfield 350 Frank White 351 Dan Collins 352 Jack Morris 353 Eric Plunk 354 Leon Durham 355 Ivan DeJesus 356 Brian Holman 357 Dale Murphy 358 Mark Portugal 359 Andy McGaffigan 360 Tom Glavine 361 Keith Moreland 362 Todd Stottlemyre 363 Dave Leiper 364 Cecil Fielder 365 Carmelo Martinez 366 Dwight Evans 367 Kevin McReynolds 368 Rich Gedman 369 Lenny Dykstra 370 Jody Reed 371 Jose Canseco 372 Rob Murphy 373 Mike Henneman 374 Walt Weiss 375 Rob Dibble 376 Kirby Puckett 377 Dennis Martinez 378 Ron Gant 379 Brian Harper 380 Nelson Santovenia 381 Lloyd Moseby 382 Lance McCullers 383 Dave Stieb 384 Tony Gwynn 385 Mike Flanagan 386 Bob Ojeda 387 Bruce Hurst 388 Dave Magadan 389 Wade Boggs 390 Gary Carter 391 Frank Tanana 392 Curt Young 393 Jeff Treadway 394 Dwight Evans 395 Glenn Hubbard 396 Chuck Cary 397 Frank Viola 398 Jeff Parrett 399 Terry Blocker 400 Dan Gladden 401 Louie Meadows 402 Tim Raines 403 Joey Meyer 404 Larry Andersen 405 Rex Hudler 406 Mike Schmidt 407 John Franco 408 Brady Anderson 409 Don Carman 410 Eric Davis 411 Bob Stanley 412 Pete Smith 413 Jim Rice 414 Bruce Sutter 415 Oil Can Boyd 416 Ruben Sierra 417 Mike LaValliere 418 Steve Buechele 419 Gary Redus 420 Scott Fletcher 421 Dale Sveum 422 Bob Knepper 423 Luis Rivera 424 Teddy Higuera 425 Kevin Bass 426 Ken Gerhart 427 Shane Rawley 428 Paul O’Neill 429 Joe Orsulak 430 Jackie Gutierrez 431 Gerald Perry 432 Mike Greenwell 433 Jerry Royster 434 Ellis Burks 435 Ed Olwine 436 Dave Rucker 437 Charlie Hough 438 Bob Walk 439 Bob Brower 440 Barry Bonds 441 Tom Foley 442 Rob Deer 443 Glenn Davis 444 Dave Martinez 445 Bill Wegman 446 Lloyd McClendon 447 Dave Schmidt 448 Darren Daulton 449 Frank Williams 450 Don Aase 451 Lou Whitaker 452 Goose Gossage 453 Ed Whitson 454 Jim Walewander 455 Damon Berryhill 456 Tim Burke 457 Barry Jones 458 Joel Youngblood 459 Floyd Youmans 460 Mark Salas 461 Jeff Russell 462 Darrell Miller 463 Jeff Kunkel 464 Sherman Corbett 465 Curtis Wilkerson 466 Bud Black 467 Cal Ripken, Jr. 468 John Farrell 469 Terry Kennedy 470 Tom Candiotti 471 Roberto Alomar 472 Jeff Robinson 473 Vance Law 474 Randy Ready 475 Walt Terrell 476 Kelly Downs 477 Johnny Paredes 478 Shawn Hillegas 479 Bob Brenly 480 Otis Nixon 481 Johnny Ray 482 Geno Petralli 483 Stew Cliburn 484 Pete Incaviglia 485 Brian Downing 486 Jeff Stone 487 Carmen Castillo 488 Tom Niedenfuer 489 Jay Bell 490 Rick Schu 491 Jeff Pico 492 Mark Parent 493 Eric King 494 Al Nipper 495 Andy Hawkins 496 Daryl Boston 497 Ernest Riles 498 Pascual Perez 499 Bill Long 500 Kirt Manwaring 501 Chuck Crim 502 Candy Maldonado 503 Dennis Lamp 504 Glenn Braggs 505 Joe Price 506 Kenny Williams 507 Bill Pecota 508 Rey Quinones 509 Jeff Bittiger 510 Kevin Seitzer 511 Steve Bedrosian 512 Todd Worrell 513 Chris James 514 Jose Oquendo 515 Dave Palmer 516 John Smiley 517 Dave Clark 518 Mike Dunne 519 Ron Washington 520 Bob Kipper 521 Lee Smith 522 Juan Castillo 523 Don Robinson 524 Kevin Romine 525 Paul Molitor 526 Mark Langston 527 Donnie Hill 528 Larry Owen 529 Jerry Reed 530 Jack McDowell 531 Greg Mathews 532 John Russell 533 Dan Quisenberry 534 Greg Gross 535 Danny Cox 536 Terry Francona 537 Andy Van Slyke 538 Mel Hall 539 Jim Gott 540 Doug Jones 541 Craig Lefferts 542 Mike Boddicker 543 Greg Brock 544 Atlee Hammaker 545 Tom Bolton 546 Mike Macfarlane 547 Rick Renteria 548 Jody Davis 549 Floyd Bannister 550 Mickey Brantley 551 Duane Ward 552 Dan Petry 553 Mickey Tettleton 554 Rick Leach 555 Mike Witt 556 Sid Bream 557 Bobby Witt 558 Tom Herr 559 Randy Milligan 560 Jose Cecena 561 Mackey Sasser 562 Carney Lansford 563 Rick Aguilera 564 Ron Hassey 565 Dwight Gooden 566 Paul Assenmacher 567 Neil Allen 568 Jim Morrison 569 Mike Pagliarulo 570 Ted Simmons 571 Mark Thurmond 572 Fred McGriff 573 Wally Joyner 574 Jose Bautista 575 Kelly Gruber 576 CeciIio Guante 577 Mark Davidson 578 Bobby Bonilla 579 Mike Stanley 580 Gene Larkin 581 Stan Javier 582 Howard Johnson 583 Mike Gallego 584 David Cone 585 Doug Jennings 586 Charlie Hudson 587 Dion James 588 Al Leiter 589 Charlie Puleo 590 Roberto Kelly 591 Thad Bosley 592 Pete Stanicek 593 Pat Borders 594 Bryan Harvey 595 Jeff Ballard 596 Jeff Reardon 597 Doug Drabek 598 Ed Correa 599 Keith Atherton 600 Dave LaPoint 601 Don Baylor 602 Tom Pagnozzi 603 Tim Flannery 604 Gene Walter 605 Dave Parker 606 Mike Diaz 607 Chris Gwynn 608 Odell Jones 609 Carlton Fisk 610 Jay Howell 611 Tim Crews 612 Keith Hernandez 613 Willie Fraser 614 Jim Eppard 615 Jeff Hamilton 616 Kurt Stillwell 617 Tom Browning 618 Jeff Montgomery 619 Jose Rijo 620 Jamie Quirk 621 Willie McGee 622 Mark Grant 623 Bill Swift 624 Orlando Mercado 625 John Costello 626 Jose Gonzalez 627 Bill Schroeder 628 Fred Manrique 629 Ricky Horton 630 Dan Plesac 631 Alfredo Griffin 632 Chuck Finley 633 Kirk Gibson 634 Randy Myers 635 Greg Minton 636 Herm Winningham 637 Charlie Leibrandt 638 Tim Birtsas 639 Bill Buckner 640 Danny Jackson 641 Greg Booker 642 Jim Presley 643 Gene Nelson 644 Rod Booker 645 Dennis Rasmussen 646 Juan Nieves 647 Bobby Thigpen 648 Tim Belcher 649 Mike Young 650 Ivan Calderon 651 Oswaldo Peraza 652 Pat Sheridan 653 Mike Morgan 654 Mike Heath 655 Jay Tibbs 656 Fernando Valenzuela 657 Lee Mazzilli 658 Frank Viola American League Cy Young 659 Jose Canseco American League MVP 660 Walt Weiss American League ROY 661 Orel Hershiser National League Cy Young 662 Kirk Gibson National League MVP 663 Chris Sabo National League ROY 664 Dennis Eckersley ALCS MVP 665 Orel Hershiser NLCS MVP 666 Kirk Gibson 667 Orel Hershiser World Series MVP 668 Wally Joyner 669 Nolan Ryan Astros Team Checklist 670 Jose Canseco As Team Checklist 671 Fred McGriff Blue Jays Team Checklist 672 Dale Murphy Braves Team Checklist 673 Paul Molitor Brewers Team Checklist 674 Ozzie Smith Cardinals Team Checklist 675 Ryne Sandberg Cubs Team Checklist 676 Kirk Gibson Dodgers Team Checklist 677 Andres Galarraga Expos Team Checklist 678 Will Clark Giants Team Checklist 679 Cory Snyder Indians Team Checklist 680 Alvin Davis Mariners Team Checklist 681 Darryl Strawberry Mets Team Checklist 682 Cal Ripken, Jr. Orioles Team Checklist 683 Tony Gwynn Padres Team Checklist 684 Mike Schmidt Phillies Team Checklist 685 Andy Van Slyke Pirates Team Checklist 686 Ruben Sierra Rangers Team Checklist 687 Wade Boggs Red Sox Team Checklist 688 Eric Davis Reds Team Checklist 689 George Brett Royals Team Checklist 690 Alan Trammell Tigers Team Checklist 691 Frank Viola Twins Team Checklist 692 Harold Baines White Sox Team Checklist 693 Don Mattingly Yankees Team Checklist 694 Checklist 1-100 695 Checklist 101-200 696 Checklist 201-300 697 Checklist 301-400 698 Checklist 401-500 699 Checklist 501-600 700 Checklist 601-700 701 Checklist 701-800 702 Jesse Barfield 703 Walt Terrell 704 Dickie Thon 705 Al Leiter 706 Dave LaPoint 707 Charlie Hayes 708 Andy Hawkins 709 Mickey Hatcher 710 Lance McCullers 711 Ron Kittle 712 Bert Blyleven 713 Rick Dempsey 714 Kenny Williams 715 Steve Rosenberg 716 Joe Skalski 717 Spike Owen 718 Tom Burns 719 Kevin Gross 720 Tom Herr 721 Rob Ducey 722 Gary Green 723 Gregg Olson 724 Greg Harris 725 Craig Worthington 726 Thomas Howard 727 Dale Mohorcic 728 Rich Yett 729 Mel Hall 730 Floyd Youmans 731 Lonnie Smith 732 Wally Backman 733 Trevor Wilson 734 Jose Alvarez 735 Bob Milacki 736 Tom Gordon 737 Wally Whitehurst 738 Mike Aldrete 739 Keith Miller 740 Randy Milligan 741 Jeff Parrett 742 Steve Finley 743 Junior Felix 744 Pete Harnisch 745 Bill Spiers 746 Hensley Meulens 747 Juan Bell 748 Steve Sax 749 Phil Bradley 750 Rey Quinones 751 Tommy Gregg 752 Kevin Brown 753 Derek Lilliquist 754 Todd Zeile 755 Jim Abbott 756 Ozzie Canseco 757 Nick Esasky 758 Mike Moore 759 Rob Murphy 760 Rick Mahler 761 Fred Lynn 762 Kevin Blankenship 763 Eddie Murray 764 Steve Searcy 765 Jerome Walton 766 Erik Hanson 767 Bob Boone 768 Edgar Martinez 769 Jose DeJesus 770 Greg Briley 771 Steve Peters 772 Rafael Palmeiro 773 Jack Clark 774 Nolan Ryan 775 Lance Parrish 776 Joe Girardi 777 Willie Randolph 778 Mitch Williams 779 Dennis Cook 780 Dwight Smith 781 Lenny Harris 782 Torey Lovullo 783 Norm Charlton 784 Chris Brown 785 Todd Benzinger 786 Shane Rawley 787 Omar Vizquel 788 La Vel Freeman 789 Jeffrey Leonard 790 Eddie Williams 791 Jamie Moyer 792 Bruce Hurst 793 Julio Franco 794 Claudell Washington 795 John Davis 796 Oddibe McDowell 797 Paul Kilgus 798 Tracy Jones 799 Steve Wilson 800 Pete O’Brien

The above list was courtsey of www.baseball-almanac.com/baseball_cards.

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