Tuesday 10 December 2013

3 Newest Hall of Famers with a 71 Topps link

Most people have heard about the three newest Baseball Hall of Famers, the much deserving Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa and Joe Torre so I won't really go into that. The thing that I found interesting as a fan of the 1971 Topps set, a set that partially let me to start blogging in the first place, is that with Joe Torre's addition in 2014, there are now 46 Hall of Famers with cards in the black-bordered masterpiece that is 1971 Topps. I have no idea if that is close to a record for base cards of then current players, but something I thought was worth noting.

To save typing them all out I found a Sporcle quiz, a pretty fun way to test your knowledge.


edit: After seeing CaptKirk42's comment I looked and Night Owl did start on a "Most Hall of Famers" project, his links are below. It looks like 1971 might have the lead with 1969 second at 44.



  1. A few months back a blogger, might have been Night Owl, or Cardboard Junkie, did a little research about the number HOFers in card sets, chasing that curiosity cat.Then ranked them in order of how many HOFers were in the set. I think one of the late 60s sets came out on top maybe 1968. Oddly enough I think 1952 Topps was not as filled as one would think. I think 1970 was also a high ranker.

    Maybe someone else remembers those posts.

    1. Thanks for mentioning that, I updated the original post with links.

  2. I've got some updating to do, it looks like.