Hall of Famers in Topps Traded

27 01 2014

This is my third Hall of Fame post.  I did the 80’s, then the 90’s and now I’m doing Topps traded sets from those decades.  I’m just going to focus on the years that have changed with the new 2014 inductees.  This is a much easier exercise than the previous two posts, as I just looked up who out of the 6 inductees had Topps Traded / Update cards in the 80’s and 90’s.

  1. Joe Torre, and
  2. Tony LaRussa were both never featured in a Traded set.  That’s really easy!
  3. Bobby Cox – Cox is in the 1990 Topps Traded set for taking over the reigns in Atlanta.  He is also in a later Update set – 2005.
  4. Tom Glavine isn’t in any Traded sets I’ve posted on thus far – but he’s in 2007 and 2008 Update for this blog’s future.
  5. Frank Thomas is in 1995 Topps Traded – he actually has 2 cards, one for being an All-Star and one for the “At the Break” subset that starts off that set.  Thomas was also in 2006 Topps Update with a couple of subset cards for his brief time with the A’s.
  6. Greg Maddux has his RC in 1987 Topps Traded, and is featured in 1993 Topps Traded for his free agency move from Chicago to Atlanta.  Maddux is also in 2005 and 2006 Topps Update in later years.

I mentioned this was an easier exercise – for determining the sets to update, that’s true.  Only 1987, 1990 and 1995 from what I’ve done so far.  But updating my Topps Traded posts will not be such an easy exercise!  I scanned the cards of each HOF-er for the Traded posts, and OCD will make me update those pictures at some point!

Here are update Topps Traded numbers for reference:

1981 Topps Traded – 8 HOF

Bert Blyleven, Rollie Fingers, Carlton Fisk, Joe Morgan, Gaylord Perry, Bruce Sutter, Don Sutton, Dave Winfield

1982 Topps Traded – 5 HOF

Reggie Jackson, Ferguson Jenkins, Perry, Cal Ripken, Ozzie Smith

1983 Topps Traded – 3 HOF

Morgan, Tony Perez, Tom Seaver

1984 Topps Traded – 7 HOF

Yogi Berra (mgr), Dennis Eckersley, Goose Gossage, Morgan, Phil Niekro, Perez, Seaver

1985 Topps Traded – 5 HOF

Gary Carter, Rickey Henderson, Sutter, Sutton, Earl Weaver (mgr)

1986 Topps Traded – 3 HOF

Niekro, Seaver, Dick Williams (mgr)

1987 Topps Traded – 5 HOF

Steve Carlton, Andre Dawson, Eckersley, Reggie Jackson, Greg Maddux

1988 Topps Traded – 3 HOF

Roberto Alomar, Gossage, Frank Robinson (mgr)

1989 Topps Traded – 4 HOF

Blyleven, Henderson, Eddie Murray, Nolan Ryan

1990 Topps Traded – 4 HOF

Carter, Red Schoendienst (mgr), Bobby Cox (mgr), Winfield

1991 Topps Traded – 2 HOF

Alomar, Carter

1992 Topps Traded – 3 HOF

Carter, Murray, Winfield

1993 Topps Traded – 4 HOF

Wade Boggs, Dawson, Paul Molitor, Winfield

1994 Topps Traded – 3 HOF

Henderson, Murray, Ryne Sandberg

1995 Topps Traded – 7 HOF

Dawson, Boggs (subset), Tony Gwynn (subset), Kirby Puckett (subset), Cal Ripken (subset), Frank Thomas (subset), Smith (subset)

1999 Topps Traded – 0 HOF


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