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

1967 Topps

  • #254 Milt Pappas
  • #363 Dave Johnson
  • #460 Harmon Killebrew
  • #569 AL Rookie Stars Rod Carew & Hank Allen
  • #581 Mets Rookie Stars Bill Denehy & Tom Seaver


Anonymous said...

I like getting the Pappas in there - it's a UER as it has no signature. Overall, this is a really nice set. Got to include the 2 big RC's, and I think the others included are good.

Jim from Downingtown said...

I disagree with lifetimetopps about the Pappas and Johnson cards.

Being the only card w/o a facsimile signature does not make it a great card.

Also, Johnson has a shiny trophy, but so do 9 other cards.

The Killebrew is good, because, well, it's Harmon Killebrew - slugger of the most homers in the 1960s. (Also, it's a UER card in that the name 'TWINS" is not in green, like all the other Twins cards.)

I'd replace Pappas and Johnson with 2 from this bunch:

Curt Simmons - final card of a 20-year career which began in the 1940s

Joe Nuxhall - final card for someone who began his MLB career at age 15

Wille Mays - no explanation needed

Card #1 - The Champs (Orioles' multi-player card)

Whitey Ford - final card of his storied career

Stubby said...

How could you not include Maury Wills' Rookie Card? Those of us who collected in the sixties kept wondering how many packs we'd have to buy to get a Maury Wills card. It was a trick question, of course, as Wills refused to sign with Topps for many years. Finally, in 1967 there he was...as a bloody Pirate. Oh, the humanity!

You're clearly going for significance as opposed to aesthetics. That's fine. And that's why I went to Wills. But, fwiw, when I think of the 67s (and, mind you, I'm a die-hard Mets fan), the first card that always pops into my head is Vada Pinson. Just sayin'.