Here you go! As you can see, these borrow heavily from the 1988 Topps Baseball design, which makes sense as this issue came out in '88.
Here's the front cover. It's issue No. 282 (Oct 1988). "Designated Hittee" Alfred E. Neuman. Cool.
And yep, I bought an extra copy so that I could keep one intact and cut the other into "cards". Like with the 1990 counterpart, these don't have corresponding backs, with the inside cover being another of those "fold-in" gags.
The references are no doubt very dated today, but still interesting items for a card collector with a quirky, wide collecting breadth, such as myself.
Now let's see if there's any baseball stuff inside the magazine....
Welp, no inside feature on baseball cards (unlike the 1990 issue), but a couple things worth sharing.
Bob Uecker takes some ribbing among other celebrities of the time.
A baseball comic in a "how to stay cool in the summer" feature.
Not baseball related, but I'm sure someone will get a kick out of this Alf gag.
In tracking down the back-issues with cards, I ended up with a couple eBay lots that included additional issues. Maybe someday I'll flip through them, but I don't really need them so if anyone wants to trade for these two, let me know. I'm a big GNR fan, so perhaps I should hang onto the Slash one. Whatever.
Thanks for stopping by and take care out there (or "in there" as the case may be).