Multi-Year Topps Baseball Rookie Cards

by Joeyd011 - 84 cards (Last updated on Dec. 14, 2017)

1. 1960 Topps #148 Carl Yastrzemski

1960 - Carl Yastrzemski RC

2. 1961 Topps #287 Carl Yastrzemski

1961 - Carl Yastrzemski Rookie

3. 1960 Topps #407 Gary Peters

1960 - Gary Peters RC
(UER - Photo is of J.C. Martin)

4. 1961 Topps #303 Gary Peters

1961 - Gary Peters RC

6. 1962 Topps #199 Gaylord Perry

1962 - Gaylord Perry RC

The '62 Perry rookie is a decent card to have in one's collection. Also, the '86 Topps Traded Will Clark rookie card bears an uncanny resemblance to this card.

7. 1963 Topps #169 1963 Rookie Stars

1963 - Gaylord Perry RC

10. 1963 Topps #208 1963 Rookie Stars

1963 - Wally Wolf RC



Mar. 13, 2017 - 2:24PM

Good idea for a list. I'm sure there are others, but I'm too lazy to go find them. You've done nice work here, though.


Mar. 13, 2017 - 3:11PM

Thanks Vvvergeer.  The first dozen or so cards are the ones that I thought of off the top of my head.  There are definitely more, and I just found an old forum online in regard that will help.  I'll be adding more very soon.  I wouldn't be surprised if the list eventually reaches 100 cards.  

Mar. 15, 2017 - 3:20AM
Jack Webster
Mar. 15, 2017 - 10:30AM

Thanks for the add-on Jack, and I'm glad you enjoy the list.   

Mar. 15, 2017 - 11:17AM

Fritz Ackley had a 1964 Topps Rookie card with Don Buford and a 1965 Topps Rookie card with Steve Carlton

Mar. 15, 2017 - 12:11PM

Thanks for the add Josh, I'll have those two cards on the list here shortly.  Fritz Ackley, the dude with the unibrow...

Mar. 15, 2017 - 2:12PM

You're welcome Joey, btw a lot of players from the 2005 Update and Highlights set have prospect rookie cards and then rookie cards later like: Verlander, McCutchen, Braun, etc.

Aug. 9, 2017 - 11:40PM

The 75 Whitfield also features Ed Armbrister, who was on a 74.  Both Derrek Lee cards also feature Ron Wright ( on two different teams), which I though was funny. Great list. Multi player rookie cards are probably my favorite of all cards.  Others I thought of are Jerry Don Gleaton 80-81 and John Butcher 81-82.

Aug. 11, 2017 - 4:46PM

Thanks for the recommendations switzr1, I just added them to the list.  It's cool to see some 80's cards on the list now too.

Aug. 12, 2017 - 1:26AM

Awesome. My collecting started with 1981 Topps, so it will always be my favorite. Glad to see it represented on this fantastic list!

Dec. 14, 2017 - 4:14PM

Chris Pettit 2010 and 2011 is the set of these in my collection that I can think of. when I got the 2011 card, i was quite confused. Didn't know Topps allowed that, but i've learned much lately on their exceptions. (there seem to be many)

Dec. 14, 2017 - 6:45PM

Nice catch there DarkSide830.  In my mind, I always consider the first issued RC to be the true rookie card.  I have no idea why Topps would designate certain players to have multi-year RC cards.  Like Bill Davis on this list for instance, he leads the league with a total of 5 rookie cards.  Why?  What's even stranger is that players such as Paul Ratliff and Wally Wolf have a rookie card one year, and then several years later they have another one.  And as you have pointed out with Chris Pettit, it still happens today.  There has to be a reason, I just don't know what that reason is.  There are definitely a lot, that's for sure.  I'll be adding the Chris Pettit on here soon, that's a great example.  Thanks for checking out the list. 

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