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

1986 Topps

  • #1 Pete Rose
  • #132 Razor Shines
  • #690 Ryne Sandberg
  • #20T Jose Canseco
  • #24T Will Clark


Anonymous said...

I like Rose's regular card, but think the record breaker is more iconic because it actually captures the moment of breaking Cobb's record.

CK said...

The '86 Traded set was so great, just so many iconic cards you could choose from in that set. As for the regular set, I remember when I got this set (I was 10) that I was captivated by Valentine (because I never knew someone could have the same name as the holiday) and Bamburger (because it sounded like hamburger.

Anonymous said...

I like having the Pete Rose #1 card in there. I'd pull the Sandberg and go with Bonds XRC from Traded. Also, the Tony Perez card is cool - has him and Eric Davis after Tony scored a run.

Anonymous said...

Man, the Bo Jackson 86T was really high in the Topps 60 - may make sense to include that here. I'd say Canseco, Bonds, Jackson from 86 Traded, and then Rose and Razor from the base set

Chris D'Orso said...

Razor? No.

If you want to go on the name, you have to go with Joe DeSa from this set.