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

1973 Topps

  • #1 All-Time Home Run Leaders Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, & Willie Mays
  • #50 Roberto Clemente
  • #370 Willie Stargell
  • #530 Jim Kaat
  • #615 Rookie Third Basemen Ron Cey, Jim Hilton, & Mike Schmidt


Backstop Cards said...

These are all great choices. Being a Padre fan, my favorite card (that I've seen) from '73 Topps would be #542 Pat Corrales. Probably not a universal favorite, but one that might garner a few votes if it was a Top 10 or 15 list, instead of a Top 5.

Stubby said...

Willie Mays' final base card. Yes, he appeared in the '74 World Series subset, but didn't have a base card.

This set probably featured the largest collection of bad airbrush jobs of any Topps set. Which is why I might also pick the Tommie Agee card where all the Mets are airbrushed into Astro unis. Funny stuff.