1980 Topps Superstar Photos #27 Bob Horner
Here's Bob looking contemplative in the batting cage. These five by seven inch cards were put out in 1980 to see if anyone would buy simple, large sized cards with just a photo and replica signature. The cards are really nice looking and are fairly easy to find today for it being a test issue. The cards are good looking and have a solid checklist.
This is actually a fairly significant set in hobby history. This was one of Topps' many test issues of oddball stuff but instead of getting a limited regional distribution like most test issues, speculators gobbled it all up and tried to flip it for big bucks in the hobby market. The hobby was just about to go completely insane in the '80s and dealers were looking for oddball and regional stuff they could sell along with the new Topps set and the vintage inventory. So they bought up most of this set along with a 1979 oddball comic issue in the hopes they had found the next hot thing. It turned out to be not so hot when these dealers flooded the market and killed the prices. The greedy dealers took a bath, but it was an indication of how hobbyists were eager for new products, and buy did we get 'em in the '80s.