Complete Topps 60 Greatest Cards of All-Time List

Complete Topps 60 Greatest Cards of All-Time List

Yesterday, Topps announced the final final six cards from their fan voted "Topps 60 Greatest Cards of All-Time" list. Below is a complete look at each and every card from the countdown, from Mike Schmidt at #60 all the way down to the legendary '52 Mantle at #1.

#60 - 1973 Rookie Third Baseman

#59 - 1983 Wade Boggs

#58 - 1974 Dave Winfield (ERROR/Washington Padres)

#57 - 1958 Roger Maris

#56 -  2007 Derek Jeter (With Mantle and Bush)

#55 - 1956 Mickey Mantle

#54 - 1989 Randy Johnson

#53 - 1987 Greg Maddux (Topps Traded)

#52 - 1992 Manny Ramirez

#51 -1959 Bob Gibson

#50 - 1967 Rookie Stars Denehy/Seaver

#49 - 1956 Sandy Koufax

#48 - 1955 Jackie Robinson

#47 - 1956 Ted Williams

#46 - 1953 Willie Mays

#45 - 1987 Mark McGwire

#44 - 1957 Sandy Koufax

#43 - 1978 Eddie Murray

#42 - 1983 Tony Gwynn

#41 - 1955 Sandy Koufax

#40 - 1977 Reggie Jackson

#39 - 1985 Roger Clemens

#38 - 1985 Kirby Puckett

#37 - 2001 Albert Pujols (Topps Traded)

#36 - 1960 Carl Yastrzemski

#35 - 1956 Roberto Clemente

#34 - 1955 Ted Williams

#33 - 1955 Roberto Clemente

#32 - 1985 Dwight Gooden

#31 - 1969 Reggie Jackson

#30 - 1953 Mickey Mantle

#29 - 1963 Rookie Stars (Pete Rose)

#28 - 1982 Future Stars (Ripken)

#27 - 1954 Ernie Banks

#26 - 1979 Ozzie Smith

#25 - 1957 Ted Williams

#24 - 1953 Jackie Robinson

#23 - 1971 Thurman Munson

#22 - 1954 Willie Mays

#21 - 1984 Darryl Strawberry

#20 - 1993 Derek Jeter

#19 - 1984 Don Mattingly

#18 - 1975 George Brett

#17 - 1987 Barry Bonds

#16 - 1964 Pete Rose

#15 - 1953 Satchell Paige

#14 - 1957 Hank Aaron

#13 - 1970 Nolan Ryan

#12 - 1982 Cal Ripken Jr. (Topps Traded)

#11 - 1985 Mark McGwire

#10 - 1952 Willie Mays

#9 - 1973 Roberto Clemente

#8 - 1986 Bo Jackson (Topps Traded)

#7 - 1954 Ted Williams

#6 - 1980 Rickey Henderson

#5 - 1989 Ken Griffey Jr. (Topps Traded)

#4 - 1968 Rookie Stars (Koosman/Ryan)

#3 - 1952 Jackie Robinson

#2 - 1954 Hank Aaron

#1 - 1952 Mickey Mantle


The list is filled with plenty of great cards, but at the same time there are some extremely questionable appearances, especially cards like the 1987 Topps Mark McGwire, it feels like there's a few too many steroid guys on the list. It would have also been nice if each player was limited to 1 or 2 appearances. What are your final thoughts on the list? Below are a handful of cards I would have liked to have seen make the list.

  • 1955 Harmon Killebrew
  • 1957 Frank Robinson
  • 1967 or 1968 Rod Carew (the '68 is one of my favorite vintage cards)
  • 1957 Brooks Robinson
  • 1952 Andy Pafko (possibly the most glaring omission)
  • 1978 Paul Molitor
  • 1976 Dennis Eckersley
  • 1960 Willie McCovey
  • 1968 or 1969 Johnny Bench (the '69 Bench is one of my favorite vintage cards)
  • 2001 Ichiro
  • 2002 Joe Mauer
  • 1961 Juan Marichal
  • 1954 Al Kaline
  • 1975 Robin Yount
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User Comments

  1. The title should be changed to the “Top 60 Baseball Cards of all time” cause there is now way that the the 54/55 Topps #8 Gordie Howe doesn’t make this list or a handfull of other hockey cards.

    Howe about putting together a REAL top 60 card list?? that would be interesting.

  2. @ Chris. Love it! That is one of the best cards from any sport of all time. 69 Bench should be on the list. 01 Ichiro definitely should be on the list. I’d like to see 64/65 Phil Niekro on the list also.

  3. Also forgot this one 1952 Eddie Mathews.

  4. 1975 Topps Robin Yount deserves to be on this list.

  5. @Ben Barron: Nice call, totally forgot about that one!

  6. There are some really nice cards in the 60, but it would be nice if they cut down the player repeats a little bit.

    And the Mantle rookie would have more impact as #1 if we were beaten over the head with Mantle in every Topps set.

  7. @cardsplitter: I couldn’t agree more, when I see the ’52 Mantle I don’t think of the ’52 Mantle, I think of how many times I’ve gotten a reprint.

  8. @cardsplitter The 52 Mantle isn’t his rookie card.

    I’m surprised the 72 Fisk isn’t in there.

  9. Wow. How can 2 cocaine ruined players make the list and Harmon Killebrew’s 1955 Rookie card or his fantastic 1962 Sends One Into Orbit card not??? I guess that old saying is right; Nice Guys Finish Last! Get Well Harmon. You can beat the cancer! Keep Swinging!

  10. Not a terrible list, but some are very questionable. The Jeter RC, for instance, makes some sense because of the player but that card was hardly “memorable”. I understand that they threw out some rookies just because, but I don’t think that made them memorable topps cards. Now the 1986 Jim Leyland…now we’re talking!

  11. umm…. 1962 Topps Roger Maris it is a historic card alot more then some bonds garbage

  12. and i’ll take a Killebrew over a Puckett any day

  13. How can you argue if this was fan voted. 56 mantle is one of my favs and the 64 rose rightly better than his 63 rc. Love the team logos on the 50’s cards and topps colorful designs in 50/60’s. FUN!

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