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

1964 Topps

  • #64 Ted Abernathy
  • #125 Pete Rose
  • #400 Warren Spahn
  • #468 Gaylord Perry
  • #550 Ken Hubbs In Memoriam


Anonymous said...

What about the Tony Perez RC (#581)? These are better than the floating heads like Pete Rose's.

Anonymous said...

Oops - posted to wrong year - these look good to me!

hiflew said...

Was just checking out your old feature and was wondering what was significant with the Ted Abernathy card. It is one of the few I own from this set.

Stubby said...

I'm puzzled by Abernathy as well.

The first pack I ever bought was in 1964. First card...Jack Fisher. Last card in the pack...Casey Stengel. For a young Mets fan, there couldn't have been a better pack.

Obviously, I'm biased, but I've always been drawn to that Stengel card. I found it one of Topps' more unique manager cards (even if they sort of repeated it in '65).

The '64 set also had the Tony Oliva Rookie Card. Oliva doesn't get the love Pete Rose does, but he was one of the best pure hitters in the game.