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.

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#60 - 1973 Rookie Third Baseman
60 GREATEST Image

#59 - 1983 Wade Boggs
59 WADEBOGGS Image

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

#57 - 1958 Roger Maris
57 MARIS Image

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

#55 - 1956 Mickey Mantle
55 MANTLE Image

#54 - 1989 Randy Johnson
54 BIGUNIT Image

#53 - 1987 Greg Maddux (Topps Traded)
53 MADDUX Image

#52 - 1992 Manny Ramirez
52 RAMIREZ Image

#51 -1959 Bob Gibson
51 BOBGIBSON Image

#50 - 1967 Rookie Stars Denehy/Seaver
50 ROOKIESTARS Image

#49 - 1956 Sandy Koufax
49 KOUFAX Image

#48 - 1955 Jackie Robinson
48 JACKIE Image

#47 - 1956 Ted Williams
47 TEDDYBALLGAME Image

#46 - 1953 Willie Mays
46 MAYS Image

#45 - 1987 Mark McGwire
45 BIGMAC Image

#44 - 1957 Sandy Koufax
44 KOUFAX Image

#43 - 1978 Eddie Murray
43 MURRAY Image

#42 - 1983 Tony Gwynn
42 GWYNN Image

#41 - 1955 Sandy Koufax
41 KOUFAX Image

#40 - 1977 Reggie Jackson
40 MROCTOBER Image

#39 - 1985 Roger Clemens
39 CLEMENS Image

#38 - 1985 Kirby Puckett
38 PUCKETT Image

#37 - 2001 Albert Pujols (Topps Traded)
37 PUJOLS Image

#36 - 1960 Carl Yastrzemski
36 YAZ Image

#35 - 1956 Roberto Clemente
35 CLEMENTE Image

#34 - 1955 Ted Williams
34 TEDWILLIAMS Image

#33 - 1955 Roberto Clemente
33 CLEMENTE Image

#32 - 1985 Dwight Gooden
32 DOC Image

#31 - 1969 Reggie Jackson
31 REGGIE Image

#30 - 1953 Mickey Mantle
30 MANTLE Image

#29 - 1963 Rookie Stars (Pete Rose)
29 ROOKIESTARS Image

#28 - 1982 Future Stars (Ripken)
28 RIPKEN Image

#27 - 1954 Ernie Banks
27 ERNIEBANKS Image

#26 - 1979 Ozzie Smith
26 OZZIE Image

#25 - 1957 Ted Williams
25 TEDWILLIAMS Image

#24 - 1953 Jackie Robinson
24 JACKIE Image

#23 - 1971 Thurman Munson
23 THURMAN Image

#22 - 1954 Willie Mays
22 MAYS Image

#21 - 1984 Darryl Strawberry
21 STRAW Image

#20 - 1993 Derek Jeter
20 JETER Image

#19 - 1984 Don Mattingly
19 MATTINGLY Image

#18 - 1975 George Brett
18 BRETT Image

#17 - 1987 Barry Bonds
17 BONS Image

#16 - 1964 Pete Rose
16 ROSE Image

#15 - 1953 Satchell Paige
15 PAIGE Image

#14 - 1957 Hank Aaron
14 AARON Image

#13 - 1970 Nolan Ryan
13 NOLAN Image

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

#11 - 1985 Mark McGwire
11 MAC Image

#10 - 1952 Willie Mays
10 MAYS Image

#9 - 1973 Roberto Clemente
9 CLEMENTE Image

#8 - 1986 Bo Jackson (Topps Traded)
8 BOJACKSON Image

#7 - 1954 Ted Williams
7 TEDDY Image

#6 - 1980 Rickey Henderson
6 RICKEY Image

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

#4 - 1968 Rookie Stars (Koosman/Ryan)
4 NOLAN Image

#3 - 1952 Jackie Robinson
3 JACKIE Image

#2 - 1954 Hank Aaron
2 AARON Image

#1 - 1952 Mickey Mantle
1 MICKEY Image

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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.

  • GLARINGOMMISSIONS TOPPS60 Image1955 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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1952 Topps 311 Mickey Mantle PSA 1 (7490)
$5,250.00
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1983 Topps 1952 Reprint #311 MICKEY MANTLE PSA 7 NM New York YANKEES
$89.99
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1996 Topps Finest REFRACTOR Mickey Mantle 1952 #2 PSA 9
$124.90
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1952 Berk Ross MICKEY MANTLE Yankees HOF PSA 5
$1,199.99
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1991 Topps 1952 Mickey Mantle Reprint PSA 9 MINT East Coast National #311
$89.99
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1952 Topps Baseball #311 Mickey Mantle Rookie PSA 5 EX – Gorgeous Coloring
$29,495.00
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FINEST REFRACTOR 1996 MICKEY MANTLE 1952 TOPPS PSA 9
$142.49
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1996 FINEST REFRACTOR WC MICKEY MANTLE 1952 TOPPS PSA 9
$142.49



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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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