Updating for 2017 – Hall of Famers in Topps Traded

12 01 2020

I never did my Traded set update for guys elected into the 2017 Hall of Fame class.  I did it for the regular set at the time (January 2017) but not the Topps Traded version – so here that is now!  Here’s the 3 guys elected that year and there participation throughout the various Topps Traded sets.

  1. Tim Raines – Raines is probably the flagship card in the first ever full Topps Traded set.  He’s also in 1991 Topps Traded for his move to the Chicago White Sox.  In 2001, they reprinted his rookie card as part of the ’81 set.  And in 2002, he got a card for his free agent signing with the Marlins.  I was surprised he didn’t have a few more, but he either didn’t make the cut in a few of the years he switched teams or was on the new team in the regular set.
  2. Jeff Bagwell – 1991 Topps Traded was his rookie card.  He’s also in the 1995 Traded for the At-the-Break subset
  3. Ivan Rodriguez – 1991 Topps Traded was his rookie card. Kind of neat all 3 guys are in that set.  Pudge was also in 1995 Traded but in this case he was in the All-Star subset alongside another recent electee, Mike Piazza.  And in 2003 he was in the Traded set for his free agent signing with the Florida Marlins (which turned out pretty well for all involved).

Here are update Topps Traded numbers for reference.  If there’s an asterisk, it’s because it went up due to the above 3 gentlemen.

1981 Topps Traded – 9 HOF*****

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

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 – 6 HOF

Blyleven, Henderson, Eddie Murray, Nolan Ryan, Randy Johnson, Ken Griffey Jr.

1990 Topps Traded – 4 HOF

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

1991 Topps Traded – 5 HOF*****

Alomar, Carter, Raines, Jeff Bagwell, Ivan Rodriguez

1992 Topps Traded – 3 HOF

Carter, Murray, Winfield

1993 Topps Traded – 4 HOF

Wade Boggs, Dawson, Paul Molitor, Winfield, Mike Piazza

1994 Topps Traded – 4 HOF

Henderson, Murray, Ryne Sandberg, Pedro Martinez

1995 Topps Traded – 13 HOF*****

Dawson, Boggs (subset), Tony Gwynn (subset), Kirby Puckett (subset), Cal Ripken (subset), Frank Thomas (subset), Smith (subset), Johnson (subset), Craig Biggio (subset), Griffey Jr. (subset), Piazza (subset), Bagwell (subset), Rodriguez (subset)

1999 Topps Traded – 0 HOF

2000 Topps Traded – 0 HOF

2001 Topps Traded – 17 HOF*****

Rickey Henderson, Carlton Fisk, Juan Marichal, Dave Winfield, Reggie Jackson, Cal Ripken Jr., Ozzie Smith, Tom Seaver, Gary Carter, Greg Maddux, Dennis Eckersley, Joe Morgan, Roberto Alomar, Nolan Ryan, Ken Griffey Jr., Mike Piazza, Tim Raines

(other than Rickey – the rest are from the reprint subset)

2002 Topps Traded – 8 HOF*****

Rickey Henderson, Tim Raines, Frank Robinson (mgr), Nolan Ryan (subset), Reggie Jackson (subset), Wade Boggs (subset), Roberto Alomar (subset), Ken Griffey Jr. (subset)

2003 Topps Traded – 3 HOF*****

Rickey Henderson,  Roberto Alomar, Ivan Rodriguez

2004 Topps Traded – 1 HOF

Greg Maddux


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