The 1988 set continues to be red, white, and blue, but it's much more of a minimal design, with a stripe of red and a stripe of blue forming the border for the picture and for a small text region. The back is similarly minimal. In Game 1, the big news was Kirk Gibson's famous home run, but that's not the subject of card #1, after all, since that happened at the end of the game. Instead card #1 features Mickey Hatcher's first inning two-run home run.
Thanks for reading! I will be showing the 1986 World Series, 1988 World Series, and 1989 World Series sets in their entirety before long, to go with the already-completed posts of the 1987 World Series and 1990 World Series sets.