Thursday, March 24, 2011

Type Site: The Topps 300 (and then some...)

Not long ago, Topps asked collectors to pick their "top 60 cards" (from 100 choices) that would resurface as special inserts in 2011 baseball packs. Many long-time collectors scoffed at the editorial taste displayed in their original 100, packed as it was with every Mantle and significant rookie card available, regardless of card composition or quality.

Yes, this 'stache was a Topps 100 choice

Better writers than me critiqued Topps' choices by choosing their own "best card ever" lists. Start by checking out Here's Your Top 60, Part 1 by Night Owl. (He breaks down 20 cards in each post, three parts in all.)

Inside part 1, Night Owl pointed back to another excellent series that I completely missed before, The Topps 300 (and then some...).

"Topps 5" from 1957"

Thanks to card blogger JayBee for composing a top 5 every year from 1951 to 2010. He even remembered to include Big Klu's "gun show" card from 1957, unlike certain card companies I could name. The whole roll's worth a read as we creep closer and closer to opening day 2011.

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