Welcome to the Topps 300 (and then some...) Blog!

Below are scans of the best five (in my opinion) cards from each year from the last 60 years of Topps Baseball Cards. I picked the 300 based on a few qualifiers, including: Key Rookie, Unique Photo, Action Shot, Card caused a buzz in the Hobby, Noteworthy Errors, Player had an impact on the game that particular year.

Now I know I left a whole bunch of worthy cards off the blog (and I have a feeling that I know what they are). What I ask is that you the readers that if you feel that a card not included in each post should be to add it to the comments. The idea is that eventually, I will create a ballot including my picks, as well as up to five picks from the commenters, will be put to a vote for the Hobby Blogging (and Internet) community to determine the best cards from each year of all time.

It is still a work in progress. But for now, please view each of the posts, and let me know what you think. And definitely share this with the populace. The more input this blog gets, the better the results are going to be in the end.

Thank you very much.


JayBee Anama

1956 Topps

  • #31 Henry Aaron
  • #33 Roberto Clemente
  • #130 Willie Mays
  • #135 Mickey Mantle
  • #219 Lew Burdette


Alex said...

I'd put Jackie Robinson or Ernie Banks instead of Burdette

TDLindgren said...

I agree with Alex once again. The others are great choices and thanks for including Mickey!

Anonymous said...

This is probably my favorite design of the 50's. The second picture has so many good shots to choose from. There are a couple others to consider, too.

#1 Will Harridge AL PRES - first card, only time they did league presidents
#30 Jackie Robinson - the 2nd photo depicts him stealing home. I'll leave it at that.
#166 Brooklyn Dodgers - the first Team Card, this would have the World Series champs from the only year they won it in Brooklyn.
#331 Don Larsen - card for the year he pitched the WS perfect game.

I'd rank as follows:
1) #30 - J.Robinson
2) #135 - M.Mantle
3) #166 - Brooklyn
4) #331 - D.Larsen
5) #130 - W.Mays
6) #1 - W. Harridge