The Evolution of Topps Baseball Cards: 1951-2015
For more than six decades, Topps baseball cards have become an institution for fans. Not only do the players change, but so do the designs. When you've produced cards for as long as Topps has, you wind up with a mix of good years, bad years, so-so years, off years, on years and everything in between. And even then, it's a matter of taste and preference. What you like, the person sitting next to you might liken it to drinking a glass of sour milk after eating a mouth of hot jalapeno peppers.
The best Topps baseball designs bring a personality to them that's both of the era and timeless. Memorable sets also have that x-factor that comes in the form of a classic rookie card or something in the content that leaves a lasting impression.
Here's a look at all the Topps baseball card designs from 1951 through 2015. Please note that this gallery only includes the year's main sets and not any inserts, special issues or related brands.
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Topps Baseball Card Designs Through the Years: 1951-2015
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2012 Topps Series 2 Jumbo Baseball Hobby Box Factory Sealed
2007 Topps Baseball Series 2++++ Hobby Box Sealed
1999 TOPPS CHROME SERIES 1 MLB BASEBALL HOBBY BOX
2000 TOPPS CHROME SERIES 2 MLB BASEBALL HOBBY BOX
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