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

1965 Topps

  • #8 1964 NL ERA Leaders Sandy Koufax & Don Drysdale
  • #282 Giants Rookie Stars Dick Estelle & Masanori Murakami
  • #367 Leon Wagner
  • #385 Carl Yastrzemski
  • #477 Cardinals Rookie Stars Fritz Ackley & Steve Carlton


Alex said...

How about the Tony Perez rookie. I like that card better than # 282 and 367.

TDLindgren said...

I would go with the '65 Mantle. Classic!

Anonymous said...

I'd go with the Joe Morgan RC for sure, and probably the Perez RC, too. 2 HOF-ers, though I'm a biased reds fan!

Stubby said...

Yeah, Daddy Wags for the '65 set isn't going to cut it. Too many important Rookie Cards. You've entirely forgotten Catfish Hunter, here. And the Kevin Collins Rookie (yeah, some guy named Perez on that one, too). I wouldn't, personally, want to leave out the 4 player Mets rookie with Swoboda and McGraw. Berra and Spahn as Mets. Marichal and McCovey had great looking cards (as did Willie, of course). Growing up, everyone seemed to be chasing Pete Rose that year. Casey Stengel's last hurrah. I was always partial to the Brock and Flood cards for some reason. All in all, this might be Topps' greatest set ever. So Daddy Wags will have to go.