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

1985 Topps

  • #181 Roger Clemens
  • #401 Mark McGwire
  • #497 Gary Pettis
  • #536 Kirby Puckett
  • #627 Eric Davis


TDLindgren said...

I would replace the Pettis card with Dwight Gooden.

Anonymous said...

The Puckett, Clemens, Davis and McGwire should all be in there, but I'd pull the Pettis. I don't really like the Gooden - it's a fuzzy picture, not the greatest shot. I'd consider putting one of the following from 85 Traded set over Pettis:
1) Vince Coleman - a RC and a great shot of him on the base paths
2) Gary Carter - first card as a Met
3) Rickey Henderson - first card as a Yankee

Anonymous said...

OK, after seeing the Topps show on MLB Network - I say keep the Pettis!

Classon Ave said...

I'd put Gooden in over Clemens, and I've always liked the photo and color combination of Rod Carew, I'd sub that for Pettis.

J4s Top Shop said...

Got to keep the Pettis since it is really a picture of his younger brother! Classic card! The Gooden was an improtant card in this set at the time, but since you have the 84traded version below, I think these are the best choices. Though, I would never argue against inclulding any Odibe McDowell card. lol


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