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1989-90 Topps Hockey might not be worth a lot, but it’s hard to argue against a set that includes a pair of Hall of Famers the caliber of Joe Sakic and Brian Leetch.
1986-87 Topps Hockey features a clean design with bright white borders. Although the Patrick Roy rookie is by far the key card, other first-year standouts include John Vanbiesbrouk and Wendel Clark.
Although not as desirable as its O-Pee-Chee cousin, 1985-86 Topps Hockey still carries a fair bit of clout thanks to the Mario Lemieux rookie. Other rookies include Kirk Muller and Kelly Hrudey.
1984-85 Topps Hockey sees the company return to the rink after a short absence. A strong rookie crop includes Steve Yzerman, Pat LaFontaine, Dave Andreychuk and Tom Barrasso.
1981-82 Topps Hockey suffered from a different distribution method. While the first 66 cards were available everywhere, the West and East each had their own additional 66 cards. Key rookies include Jari Kurri, Denis Savard, Peter Stastny and Dino Ciccarelli.
1980-81 Topps Hockey is notable for its scratch-off card fronts. A loaded rookie card checklist includes Ray Bourque, Mike Gartner and Mike Liut.
Led by a Wayne Gretzky rookie card, 1979-80 Topps Hockey will always have a special place for hockey card collectors. Although not quite as desirable as its 1979-80 O-Pee-Chee cousin, the blue design is a hobby classic.
Mike Bossy, Doug Wilson and Bernie Federko all have rookie cards in 1978-79 Topps Hockey. The design features a lot of familiar elements while the 264-card checklist is comprehensive.
1977-78 Topps Hockey marks the final appearance of Bobby Orr on a Topps card during his playing career. The 264-card set includes rookies of Mike Milbury and Mike Palmateer.
Despite a reduced checklist, 1976-77 Topps Hockey includes several subset cards. The Bryan Trottier rookie is the most valuable card in the set.
Boasting the company’s biggest hockey checklist until the 1990s, 1975-76 Topps Hockey has a deceptively simple design. Key rookies include Pierre Larouche, Clark Gillies and Ron Greschner.
1974-75 Topps Hockey is highlighted by a strong rookie crop that include Lanny McDonald, Denis Potvin and Borje Salming. Legendary coaches Scotty Bowman and Don Cherry also have rookies in the set.
1973-74 Topps Hockey features a boldly colored design. Although it looks similar to its O-Pee-Chee counterpart, the checklist is very different. Billy Smith is the key rookie.
At 176 cards, 1972-73 Topps Hockey was the company’s largest to date. Although there aren’t any high profile rookie cards, the design is very very distinct. The set also has the first cards of the New York Islanders and Atlanta Flames.
A classic design and the rookie card of Ken Dryden, one of the best goalies ever, make 1971-72 Topps Hockey stand out. The set also has several cards that 1971-72 O-Pee-Chee Hockey doesn’t, including another all-time great, Gordie Howe.
Gilbert Perreault and Brad Park both have rookie cards in 1970-71 Topps Hockey. The 132-card set features a distinct design that is most notable for five lights in the background.
1969-70 Topps Hockey marks the first time the card maker included career stats on the backs. It’s also the first Topps hockey set to have natural backgrounds. Although the checklist has several Hall of Famers, the lone major rookie is Serge Savard.
Flyers goaltending great Bernie Parent is the key rookie card in 1968-69 Topps Hockey. Notable for being the company’s last horizontal base set design, the checklist also has many Hall of Famers.
As hockey launched its Expansion Era, 1967-68 Topps Hockey marked the final release to include only Original Six teams. The 132-card set includes rookies of Rogie Vachon, Glen Sather and Jacques Lemaire.
Home to the Bobby Orr rookie card, 1966-67 Topps Hockey is also memorable for its TV set design. Other notable rookies include Emile Francis, Harry Sinden and Peter Mahovlich.
Reverting back to a standard card size, 1965-66 Topps Hockey had the company’s biggest checklist to date. Notable rookies include Phil Esposito, Dennis Hull and Gary Cheevers.
1964-65 Topps Hockey marked the first time Topps used the Tall Boy format for a sports card set. The release also had an expanded checklist divided into two series. Key rookies include Marcel Paille and Gary Dornhoefer.
Featuring the first horizontal hockey design from the company, 1963-64 Topps Hockey is a 66-card set the focuses on the NHL’s three American teams. Key rookie cards include Ed Johnston and Gilles Villemure.
1962-63 Topps Hockey marks the first time they made a hockey set without white borders. Focusing on the Rangers, Bruins and Blackhawks, key rookies include Vic Hadfield and Jim Nielson.
Focusing on the Blackhawks, Rangers and Bruins, 1961-62 Topps Hockey is a 66-card set. Key rookie cards include Rod Gilbert and Jean Ratelle.
Home to the Stan Mikita rookie card, 1960-61 Topps Hockey also includes several retired legends. Players from the Rangers, Bruins and Blackhawks are included in the set.
1959-60 Topps Hockey highlights just the teams from the United States. Although there are no major rookies, the 66-card set does have Gordie Howe, Bobby Hull and other stars.
Led by the Bobby Hull rookie card, 1958-59 Topps Hockey is one the company’s most memorable sets. The 66-card checklist also includes rookies of Eddie Shack and Ken Wharram.
1957-58 Topps Hockey is the company’s second set for the sport. They returned after a couple of years off, making several adjustments. Key rookies include Glenn Hall, Johnny Bucyk and Norm Ullman.
1954-55 Topps Hockey is the company’s first-ever set for the sport. Featuring players from the NHL’s four American teams, Gordie Howe and Terry Sawchuk are the most popular cards.