1993-94 Topps Finest Basketball Cards

1993-94 Topps Finest Basketball Cards

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Following a successful launch in baseball, 1993-94 Topps Finest Basketball marked the brand's launch onto the hardcourt.

Arriving with an all-chromium design, a large rookie crop and a ton of hype, the set holds up well from a collecting standpoint. From a design standpoint—it's all mid-'90s.

1993-94 Topps Finest Basketball Set Details

1993-94 Topps Finest Basketball has a 220-card base set and, naturally, Michael Jordan is the main course.

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These cards have a ton of color tossed around the card front in random shapes. A light border surrounds the player and the name is in small font at the top. At the time, the design was high-tech. Today, it looks more like something you'd see advertised during an episode of In Living Color or opened over a can of Crystal Pepsi.

Moving to the young talent, the 1993-94 Topps Finest Basketball rookie card class features Anfernee Hardaway and Chris Webber. Other first-year players in the set include Nick Van Exel, Sam Cassell, Jamal Mashburn and Vin Baker.

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1993-94 Topps Finest Basketball adds a 40-card subset that looks at the 10 best players from each division. These cards are inserted one per pack or two per jumbo pack. Their brick background makes them easy to discern from regular base cards.

Not likely to surprise anyone, the Refractor parallels remain very popular with collectors. The cards feature a rainbow shine in the background when held up to the light but are not marked as Refractors in any way.

The only insert is Main Attraction. This 27-card set is exclusive to 14-card jumbo packs.

1993-94 Topps Finest Basketball has two box configurations. Regular boxes have 24 packs of seven cards and Jumbo boxes also have 24 packs, but there are 14 cards in each.

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Set Checklist

1993-94 Topps Finest Basketball Checklist

Base Set Checklist

220 cards. There is no card #159 and two cards for #136. Buy full sets on eBay.
Subset Key: Atlantic's Finest=AF; Central's Finest=CF; Midwest's Finest=MF; Pacific's Finest=PF.
PARALLEL CARDS: Refractor.

1 Michael Jordan - Chicago Bulls
2 Larry Bird - Boston Celtics
3 Shaquille O'Neal - Orlando Magic
4 Benoit Benjamin - New Jersey Nets
5 Ricky Pierce - Seattle SuperSonics
6 Ken Norman - Milwaukee Bucks
7 Victor Alexander - Golden State Warriors
8 Mark Jackson - Los Angeles Clippers
9 Mark West - Phoenix Suns
10 Don MacLean - Washington Bullets
11 Reggie Miller - Indiana Pacers
12 Sarunas Marciulionis - Golden State Warriors
13 Craig Ehlo - Atlanta Hawks
14 Toni Kukoc - Chicago Bulls RC
15 Glen Rice - Miami Heat
16 Otis Thorpe - Houston Rockets
17 Reggie Williams - Denver Nuggets
18 Charles Smith - New York Knicks
19 Micheal Williams - Minnesota Timberwolves
20 Tom Chambers - Utah Jazz
21 David Robinson - San Antonio Spurs
22 Jamal Mashburn - Dallas Mavericks RC
23 Clifford Robinson - Portland Trail Blazers
24 Acie Earl - Boston Celtics RC
25 Danny Ferry - Cleveland Cavaliers
26 Bobby Hurley - Sacramento Kings RC
27 Eddie Johnson - Charlotte Hornets
28 Detlef Schrempf - Seattle SuperSonics
29 Mike Brown - Minnesota Timberwolves
30 Latrell Sprewell - Golden State Warriors
31 Derek Harper - Dallas Mavericks
32 Stacey Augmon - Atlanta Hawks
33 Pooh Richardson - Indiana Pacers
34 Larry Krystkowiak - Orlando Magic
35 Pervis Ellison - Washington Bullets
36 Jeff Malone - Utah Jazz
37 Sean Elliott - Detroit Pistons
38 John Paxson - Chicago Bulls
39 Robert Parish - Boston Celtics
40 Mark Aguirre - Los Angeles Clippers
41 Danny Ainge - Phoenix Suns
42 Brian Shaw - Miami Heat
43 LaPhonso Ellis - Denver Nuggets
44 Carl Herrera - Houston Rockets
45 Terry Cummings - San Antonio Spurs
46 Chris Dudley - Portland Trail Blazers
47 Anthony Mason - New York Knicks
48 Chris Morris - New Jersey Nets
49 Todd Day - Milwaukee Bucks
50 Nick Van Exel - Los Angeles Lakers RC
51 Larry Nance - Cleveland Cavaliers
52 Derrick McKey - Indiana Pacers
53 Muggsy Bogues - Charlotte Hornets
54 Andrew Lang - Atlanta Hawks
55 Chuck Person - Minnesota Timberwolves
56 Michael Adams - Washington Bullets
57 Spud Webb - Sacramento Kings
58 Scott Skiles - Orlando Magic
59 A.C. Green - Phoenix Suns
60 Terry Mills - Detroit Pistons
61 Xavier McDaniel - Boston Celtics
62 B.J. Armstrong - Chicago Bulls
63 Donald Hodge - Dallas Mavericks
64 Gary Grant - Los Angeles Clippers
65 Billy Owens - Golden State Warriors
66 Greg Anthony - New York Knicks
67 Jay Humphries - Utah Jazz
68 Lionel Simmons - Sacramento Kings
69 Dana Barros - Philadelphia 76ers
70 Steve Smith - Miami Heat
71 Ervin Johnson - Seattle SuperSonics RC
72 Sleepy Floyd - San Antonio Spurs
73 Blue Edwards - Milwaukee Bucks
74 Clyde Drexler - Portland Trail Blazers
75 Elden Campbell - Los Angeles Lakers
76 Hakeem Olajuwon - Houston Rockets
77 Clarence Weatherspoon - Philadelphia 76ers
78 Kevin Willis - Atlanta Hawks
79 Isaiah Rider - Minnesota Timberwolves RC
80 Derrick Coleman - New Jersey Nets
81 Nick Anderson - Orlando Magic
82 Bryant Stith - Denver Nuggets
83 Johnny Newman - New Jersey Nets
84 Calbert Cheaney - Washington Bullets RC
85 Oliver Miller - Phoenix Suns
86 Loy Vaught - Los Angeles Clippers
87 Isiah Thomas - Detroit Pistons
88 Dee Brown - Boston Celtics
89 Horace Grant - Chicago Bulls
90 Patrick Ewing - New York Knicks AF
91 Clarence Weatherspoon - Philadelphia 76ers AF
92 Rony Seikaly - Miami Heat AF
93 Dino Radja - Boston Celtics AF
94 Kenny Anderson - New Jersey Nets AF
95 John Starks - New York Knicks AF
96 Tom Gugliotta - Washington Bullets AF
97 Steve Smith - Miami Heat AF
98 Derrick Coleman - New Jersey Nets AF
99 Shaquille O'Neal - Orlando Magic AF
100 Brad Daugherty - Cleveland Cavaliers CF
101 Horace Grant - Chicago Bulls CF
102 Dominique Wilkins - Atlanta Hawks CF
103 Joe Dumars - Detroit Pistons CF
104 Alonzo Mourning - Charlotte Hornets CF
105 Scottie Pippen - Chicago Bulls CF
106 Reggie Miller - Indiana Pacers CF
107 Mark Price - Cleveland Cavaliers CF
108 Ken Norman - Milwaukee Bucks CF
109 Larry Johnson - Charlotte Hornets CF
110 Jamal Mashburn - Dallas Mavericks MF
111 Christian Laettner - Minnesota Timberwolves MF
112 Karl Malone - Utah Jazz MF
113 Dennis Rodman - San Antonio Spurs MF
114 Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf - Denver Nuggets MF
115 Hakeem Olajuwon - Houston Rockets MF
116 Jim Jackson - Dallas Mavericks MF
117 John Stockton - Utah Jazz MF
118 David Robinson - San Antonio Spurs MF
119 Dikembe Mutombo - Denver Nuggets MF
120 Vlade Divac - Los Angeles Lakers PF
121 Dan Majerle - Phoenix Suns PF
122 Chris Mullin - Golden State Warriors PF
123 Shawn Kemp - Seattle SuperSonics PF
124 Danny Manning - Los Angeles Clippers PF
125 Charles Barkley - Phoenix Suns PF
126 Mitch Richmond - Sacramento Kings PF
127 Tim Hardaway - Golden State Warriors PF
128 Detlef Schrempf - Seattle SuperSonics PF
129 Clyde Drexler - Portland Trail Blazers PF
130 Christian Laettner - Minnesota Timberwolves
131 Rodney Rogers - Denver Nuggets RC
132 Rik Smits - Indiana Pacers
133 Chris Mills - Cleveland Cavaliers RC
134 Corie Blount - Chicago Bulls RC
135 Mookie Blaylock - Atlanta Hawks
136 Jim Jackson - Dallas Mavericks
136 Shawn Kemp - Seattle SuperSonics
137 Tom Gugliotta - Washington Bullets
138 Dennis Scott - Orlando Magic
139 Vin Baker - Milwaukee Bucks RC
140 Gary Payton - Seattle SuperSonics
141 Sedale Threatt - Los Angeles Lakers
142 Orlando Woolridge - Philadelphia 76ers
143 Avery Johnson - Golden State Warriors
144 Charles Oakley - New York Knicks
145 Harvey Grant - Portland Trail Blazers
146 Bimbo Coles - Miami Heat
147 Vernon Maxwell - Houston Rockets
148 Danny Manning - Los Angeles Clippers
149 Hersey Hawkins - Charlotte Hornets
150 Kevin Gamble - Boston Celtics
151 Johnny Dawkins - Philadelphia 76ers
152 Olden Polynice - Detroit Pistons
153 Kevin Edwards - New Jersey Nets
154 Willie Anderson - San Antonio Spurs
155 Wayman Tisdale - Sacramento Kings
156 Popeye Jones - Dallas Mavericks RC
157 Dan Majerle - Phoenix Suns
158 Rex Chapman - Washington Bullets
160 Eric Murdock - Milwaukee Bucks
161 Randy White - Dallas Mavericks
162 Larry Johnson - Charlotte Hornets
163 Dominique Wilkins - Atlanta Hawks
164 Dikembe Mutombo - Denver Nuggets
165 Patrick Ewing - New York Knicks
166 Jerome Kersey - Portland Trail Blazers
167 Dale Davis - Indiana Pacers
168 Ron Harper - Los Angeles Clippers
169 Sam Cassell - Houston Rockets RC
170 Bill Cartwright - Chicago Bulls
171 John Williams - Cleveland Cavaliers
172 Dino Radja - Boston Celtics RC
173 Dennis Rodman - San Antonio Spurs
174 Kenny Anderson - New Jersey Nets
175 Robert Horry - Houston Rockets
176 Chris Mullin - Golden State Warriors
177 John Salley - Detroit Pistons
178 Scott Burrell - Charlotte Hornets RC
179 Mitch Richmond - Sacramento Kings
180 Lee Mayberry - Milwaukee Bucks
181 James Worthy - Los Angeles Lakers
182 Rick Fox - Boston Celtics
183 Kevin Johnson - Phoenix Suns
184 Lindsey Hunter - Detroit Pistons RC
185 Marlon Maxey - Minnesota Timberwolves
186 Sam Perkins - Seattle SuperSonics
187 Kevin Duckworth - Washington Bullets
188 Jeff Hornacek - Philadelphia 76ers
189 Anfernee Hardaway - Orlando Magic RC
190 Rex Walters - New Jersey Nets RC
191 Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf - Denver Nuggets
192 Terry Dehere - Los Angeles Clippers RC
193 Brad Daugherty - Cleveland Cavaliers
194 John Starks - New York Knicks
195 Rod Strickland - Portland Trail Blazers
196 Luther Wright - Utah Jazz RC
197 Vlade Divac - Los Angeles Lakers
198 Tim Hardaway - Golden State Warriors
199 Joe Dumars - Detroit Pistons
200 Charles Barkley - Phoenix Suns
201 Alonzo Mourning - Charlotte Hornets
202 Doug West - Minnesota Timberwolves
203 Anthony Avent - Milwaukee Bucks
204 Lloyd Daniels - San Antonio Spurs
205 Mark Price - Cleveland Cavaliers
206 Rumeal Robinson - Charlotte Hornets
207 Kendall Gill - Seattle SuperSonics
208 Scottie Pippen - Chicago Bulls
209 Kenny Smith - Houston Rockets
210 Walt Williams - Sacramento Kings
211 Hubert Davis - New York Knicks
212 Chris Webber - Golden State Warriors RC
213 Rony Seikaly - Miami Heat
214 Sam Bowie - Los Angeles Lakers
215 Karl Malone - Utah Jazz
216 Malik Sealy - Indiana Pacers
217 Dale Ellis - San Antonio Spurs
218 Harold Miner - Miami Heat
219 John Stockton - Utah Jazz
220 Shawn Bradley - Philadelphia 76ers RC

 

Main Attraction Set Checklist

27 cards. Jumbo only.

1 Dominique Wilkins - Atlanta Hawks
2 Dino Radja - Boston Celtics
3 Larry Johnson - Charlotte Hornets
4 Scottie Pippen - Chicago Bulls
5 Mark Price - Cleveland Cavaliers
6 Jamal Mashburn - Dallas Mavericks
7 Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf - Denver Nuggets
8 Joe Dumars - Detroit Pistons
9 Chris Webber - Golden State Warriors
10 Hakeem Olajuwon - Houston Rockets
11 Reggie Miller - Indiana Pacers
12 Danny Manning - Los Angeles Clippers
13 Doug Christie - Los Angeles Lakers
14 Steve Smith - Miami Heat
15 Eric Murdock - Milwaukee Bucks
16 Isaiah Rider - Minnesota Timberwolves
17 Derrick Coleman - New Jersey Nets
18 Patrick Ewing - New York Knicks
19 Shaquille O'Neal - Orlando Magic
20 Shawn Bradley - Philadelphia 76ers
21 Charles Barkley - Phoenix Suns
22 Clyde Drexler - Portland Trail Blazers
23 Mitch Richmond - Sacramento Kings
24 David Robinson - San Antonio Spurs
25 Shawn Kemp - Seattle SuperSonics
26 Karl Malone - Utah Jazz
27 Tom Gugliotta - Washington Bullets

 

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Ryan Cracknell  |  E-Mail Author
Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff.   His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection.

User Reviews

  1. I really enjoy this set. I love the bright colors and funky design. I think Topps did a good job with thier Finest Baseball, and Football sets in ’93, but I easily prefer their Basketball debut. And by introducing the hobby world to refractors in ’93 Topps has a couple of classic sets on their hands.

  2. With Dino Radja being inducted for his play overseas at least it has one Hall of fame rookie card. Great looking set and extremely affordable compared to when it first came out unless your chasing the refractors.

  3. Such an iconic product! Does anyone know what the print run was on these? Baseball was printed at 4,000 cases which makes the refractor print run at 241, basketball was printed higher based on the pop report of MJ refractors

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