I mentioned yesterday that 1987 Topps is a set I get nostalgic for, along with 1986 Topps. 1987 was the first year I started anticipating the design of a set. Previously, I didn't care at all. Of course, back then we didn't (or I didn't at least) have means of previewing the look of the cards before they came out.
So I didn't have a sense of the wood-grained magic of 1987 Topps until I actually saw them in the store and bought a pack. 1987 was a fun year for baseball cards in my opinion. Fleer and Donruss also had some neat designs, and there were several exciting players to chase.
See if you can detect the loose theme in my 1987 Sampler Album Page: