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

1981 Topps

  • #302 Dodgers Future Stars Jake Perconte, Mike Scioscia, & Fernando Valenzuela
  • #479 Expos Future Stars Tim Raines, Roberto Ramos, & Bobby Pate
  • #540 Mike Schmidt
  • #700 George Brett
  • #762 Carlton Fisk


Anonymous said...

I think the Valenzuela from the 81 Topps Traded set may have been even more sought after than his actual RC.

Anonymous said...

Also - card #404 (tug mcgraw) shows a the clincher from the World Series win. Really great card.

Anonymous said...

I know when I was a kid I always disliked those 3 and 4 guy future stars or rookie catchers, etc. I see nothing has changed; I'd vote for cool or whimsical cards rather than using any kind of Beckett value as a criteria.

Chris D'Orso said...

John Pacella's hat flying off is the iconic image from this set for me.