Top 250 Sportscards in the Hobby

Number of
Required Items
250
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
09.972

Collecting Sports Legends: The Ultimate Hobby Guide, a book compiled by hobby expert Joe Orlando, was released in the summer of 2008.  Within the guide, the Top 250 Sportscards of All-Time were selected.  This comprehensive list covers the best of the best from the worlds of baseball, basketball, boxing, football, golf, and hockey. Spanning over 100 years of trading card production, this list starts with rarities from the 19th Century and extends all the way through the post-1980 era, featuring the cards that profile the biggest stars in each respective sport.  From Babe Ruth to Michael Jordan, from Joe Namath to Tiger Woods, from Joe Louis to Wayne Gretzky, all the classics are here.  There may even be a few surprises so let the debates begin.  The list was assembled with a host of factors in mind such as, but not limited to, popularity, historical importance, hobby significance and scarcity.  Each card is listed, by sport, in chronological order.  Cards 1-161 are baseball, 162-177 are basketball, 178-222, 223-240 are hockey, 241-246 are boxing, 247-249 are golf, and 250 is miscellaneous sports.

All-Time Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 Donald E. Spence - The Lone Star Collection 2011 2012 2013 98.00% 7.79 R 8.19 7.89
2 Cooperstown Collection 69.20% 8.29 8.86 6.21
3 hdc211 83.20% 7.27 7.38 5.55
4 bfriedman 91.20% 4.41 R 4.42 3.74
5 Hugemike 60.40% 5.49 5.52 2.68

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 Cooperstown Collection 69.20% 8.29 8.86 6.21
2 hdc211 83.20% 7.27 7.38 5.55
3 Hugemike 60.40% 5.49 5.52 2.68
4 rosie's Top 250 64.40% 5.13 5.13 2.68
5 dlewis4546 52.40% 5.53 5.53 2.28
6 Chris C - Top 250 Sportscards In The Hobby 50.80% 5.13 5.16 2.20
7 The Purvis Collection 46.00% 5.01 5.01 2.16
8 20Barry20 40.40% 6.93 6.96 2.03
9 MIDGRADE_KING 43.60% 5.79 5.79 2.01
10 okstatecowboy2 42.00% 6.39 6.39 1.97
11 gpktwo UPDATED 69.20% 3.27 3.27 1.90
12 dr. jay's ballcards 35.60% 6.66 6.66 1.88
13 JL's Top 250 35.60% 6.64 6.69 1.86
14 Bill’s Top 250... 51.60% 4.73 4.73 1.85
15 AML - Top 250 37.20% 5.60 5.62 1.61
16 agdoc 32.40% 7.28 7.32 1.61
17 The Family Collection 30.80% 7.37 7.37 1.56
18 GJ94 Top 250 Collection 35.60% 5.05 5.06 1.46
19 quizprep 32.00% 4.89 4.89 1.41
20 MDR Sports Legends 35.20% 5.69 5.69 1.40

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