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

1968 Topps

  • #40 Denny McLain
  • #60 Ken Holtzman
  • #100 Bob Gibson
  • #177 Mets Rookie Stars Jerry Koosman & Nolan Ryan
  • #247 Reds Rookie Stars Johnny Bench & Rob Tompkins


Anonymous said...

Nailed it with these 5. I'd argue strongly against replacing any of these. The Ryan is actually my vote as the #1 topps card of all time, and the Bench RC is obvious as well. Each league's best pitchers from the "year of the pitcher", and I Holtzman's RC is perfect. He was supposed to be the next Sandy Koufax, and did wind up haveing a pretty good career.

Jim from Downingtown said...

This is not Holtzman's rookie card. He had his own card in the '67 set.