The 1990 set was inspired by the 1969 Topps design. Four Mets players were included on three cards:
- 19 Darryl Strawberry
- 22 Howard Johnson
- 36 Mets Rookie Stars (Blaine Beatty, Wally Whitehurst)
In 1990, Baseball Cards Magazine began to publish a series of special issues under the banner “Baseball Cards Presents.” Most of these issues also included cards. One early issue included this Dwight Gooden card patterned after the 1980 Topps set.