Topps card #100

by dsorek - 68 cards (Last updated on Jan 30, 2019)

1. 2019 Topps #100 Mike Trout

Mike has been voted Card #1 with a great leaping grab photo on his card and now is Card #100. Just a few more years and he should be a complete lock on a HOF career. I like the 2019 design with the retro 1982 hint to it even though I did not like the 1982 design much. I do love the return to full stats on the back after a few years away from it.

2. 2018 Topps #100 Giancarlo Stanton

Glad Topps went back to superstars at the X00 card numbers. Giancarlo Stanton is totally worthy, but it is a dagger to Marlins fans I'm sure since he is now a Yankee. This is likely the first time a Card #100 is no longer with the team represented on the card. I know, Series 1 is largely a representation of the previous season, but it would've been better if they chose someone else who wasn't on the trade block or a major Free Agent.
As for the design, I like the full bleed front, the team logo and the graphic is nice. As I've said in the past, it seems Topps designs in pairs as the borderless design is now in year 3, so I'm guessing they return to a border next year. The graphic bugs me a little because it sometimes covers the name. The back design is nice and clear font, BUT I'm still missing complete stats that Topps was known for.

3. 2017 Topps #100 Nate Jones

Sorry Sox fans, Nate who?

This one took my by surprise. Topps unretired #7 after 20+ years of having that card number either devoted to Mickey Mantle or simply not in the set. Then they did away with putting stars in the X00 slots. I had to look up who Nate Jones was. Then they eliminated full career major league stats on the backs. The card design overall is very nice. The full color backs are nice. I do miss full career stats, especially since they honor David Ortiz with the last card of Series #1, but you can't see the full 20 year career.

4. 2016 Topps #100 Bryce Harper

Another returning honoree. Another 700 card set and the first full bleed base set Topps has ever done with the exception of the fog in the corners. The cards have nice photography and memorialize special moments in the season. The backs are very similar to the previous year and it would be nice to see Topps provide another photo on the back again. The card numbers are hard to read, but otherwise a great looking set in my opinion. I'd love to see a fresh face for Card #100 next year. Maybe Trout?

5. 2015 Topps #100 Clayton Kershaw

A worthy selection in my opinion and maybe overdue. I like this design. I also like 700 cards and think that is about perfect for the number of cards in a base set. For the first time, Topps has put 'Series One' by the card number.

6. 2014 Topps #100 Bryce Harper

A nice selection for 2014 indeed. I hope Bryce stays healthy and continues to be fun to watch. The set design was pretty decent, but the white borders were getting stale and the designs were beginning to run together in my head.

7. 2013 Topps #100 Mike Moustakas

No offense to Mr. Moose or any Royals fans, but Topps broke from long tradition and used jersey numbers for honorees in 2013 which wasn't as much fun. Not sure I liked the design on the front with the home plate and field integrated into the corner.

8. 2012 Topps #100 Jose Bautista

I actually forgot to add this originally. Jose is an awesome player and very worthy. He is the first and only (to date) Blue Jay to be honored. (My Tigers have never had a card #100 - interesting!). The 2012 design was OK. It would've been better if it had the position on the front. The backs were very plain.

9. 2011 Topps #100 Albert Pujols

I liked the foil edge design around the name and the simplicity of using the logo over a baseball. 2 years in a row for Mr. Pujols and 3rd time honoree.

10. 2010 Topps #100 Albert Pujols

I didn't care for this design much because I thought the words of the team were too big and I like the use of a logo. Albert was honored for the 2nd time with card #100.



Aug 5, 2015 - 2:17PM
Actually, 1982 - 2007 is 25 years without facsimile signatures, not 15!
Aug 6, 2015 - 8:07AM
Thanks for the list! It was a fun trip down memory lane.
Aug 6, 2015 - 2:05PM
Nice list. Not to be a party pooper but you are missing 2012.
Aug 6, 2015 - 2:31PM
Great list, by the way. I really enjoyed looking at these.
Aug 7, 2015 - 2:03PM
Open the list! I wanna see....
Aug 10, 2015 - 10:28AM
Outstanding work. I love that Topps does this. And I love looking through the cards through the ages. I assume you'll now do 200s, 300s.... ??
Jun 15, 2016 - 9:49PM
very cool brotha...I love the way Topps honors the great players...I thought UD was onto something with Griffey and their number one card in 89, buuutttt.....nope...
Jun 15, 2016 - 9:50PM
I'd like to look back at number 1's...
Feb 3, 2017 - 11:45PM
Ugh. Still love the list, but learned through you that career stats are gone. So painful. Trying not to hate the messenger.
Jan 30, 2019 - 10:06PM

The 1953 Topps cards were not airbrushed.  They were all individual oil paintings by artist Gerry Dvorak.

Jan 31, 2019 - 1:17PM

woah, full stats are back for 2018. That's worth an extra star or two on the 'ol rating, thats for sure.

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