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

1977 Topps

  • #10 Reggie Jackson
  • #265 Mark Fidrych
  • #473 Rookie Outfielders Andre Dawson, Gene Richards, John Scott, & Denny Walling
  • #600 Jim Palmer
  • #640 Carlton Fisk

1 comment:

Stubby said...

You have to have the Dale Murphy Rookie Card. When the hobby exploded in the mid-80s, the Murphy Rookie was one of the "vintage" cards driving it. There was the super old stuff (e.g. Mantle), the super new stuff (e.g. Mattingly), and the Ripken Rookie (but everyone wanted the Traded version, not the three player base card). And then there was the Murphy card--old enough to be old, new enough to be new, and everyone was certain he was Hall of Fame bound. I know lots of people who got in--or back in--to the hobby because of the Dale Murphy Rookie. I don't know anyone who felt the same about the Dawson Rookie at the time. And, hey, Rick Cerone! Rick got his own standalone card in the '77 OPC set.