There are plenty of famous movie series out there but one of the best known is the Back to the Future trilogy, produced by Steven Spielberg and directed by Robert Zemeckis. Made between 1985 and 1989, they told the story of Doc Emmett Brown’s time machine that he built into a Delorean and Marty McFly, the boy who got caught up in all of his troubles.
This series was put out in 1989 and covers the middle film of the trilogy, Back to the Future Part II.
“Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.”
For some unknown reason, they only made non-sport cards for the second movie in 1989. I suppose that since it was an unknown quantity, they might have waited to make cards about the first film, but since both the second and third films were made at the same time and released six months apart, it seems odd to me that they would make cards for the second, but not the third movie.
Topps put out the 88 card/11 sticker set which portrayed major events in the film. At the tail end of the series, it shows you some of the futuristic vehicles that were created for the film. The stickers are quite simple, non-die-cut images on a white background that had to be peeled from the backing card completely. The backs of the stickers formed a puzzle.
It’s been confusing to collectors that, as popular as the film series is, no one has ever released a commemorative card set for the three films. For non-sport card collectors who happen to be movie buffs, this is all there is and probably all there ever will be.
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