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

1963 Topps

  • #42 Stan Williams
  • #126 Bob Uecker
  • #242 "Power Plus" Ernie Banks & Hank Aaron
  • #446 Whitey Ford
  • #537 1963 Rookie Stars Pedro Gonzalez, Ken McMullen, Pete Rose, Al Weis


Anonymous said...

Frank Robinson sticks in my mind for some reason for 1963. Although I think Rose should win, I think Frank should be in the mix too.

TDLindgren said...

Sorry, have to go with the '63 Mantle on this one. My all-time favorite!

Anonymous said...

A few more neat cards from 1963:

Gil Hodges - first card as a Met, I think he's kind of the first hero to Mets fans - definitely the link from Brooklyn fans to the Mets
Tommie Aaron - RC of Hank's brother
Bob Gibson - like the card pic
Orlando Cepeda - like the card pic

Stubby said...

Why Stan Williams?

Gil Hodges had a Mets card in '62 Topps (albeit Big Head, No Hat) and I've always been partial to Hot Rod Kanehl's '63. But, if you truly want an iconic '63 Mets card--and I really think you should--you want MARVELOUS MARV THRONEBERRY. Let's pick up the play-by-play, shall we? I can hear Lindsey Nelson now...

Marv hits a line drive in the gap, one run scores, two runs score, and Marv Throneberry is standing on third with a triple and two runs batted in! But, wait, the Cubs are going for the appeal play over at first. And...Throneberry is out! Marv Throneberry is out! The umpire saying Marv failed to touch first base. He is out and no runs will score on the play. And here comes Casey Stengel out of the dugout to dispute the call of the first base umpire. He's stopped for a moment, talking to first base coach Cookie Lavagetto. Probably wants to hear from the man closest to the play. And Casey has turned around and is returning to the dugout. So I guess the umpire made the correct call in the opinion of Lavagetto. Marv Throneberry is out and there will be no argument from the Mets.

Note: What Cookie told Casey..."Don't bother, Case. He didn't touch second either." Your honor, the defense rests.