Some of the Top Cards of 1976

Friday, December 31, 2010

1976 Topps - Nominations for Card of the Year

In the next few weeks I'm going to run a "Card of the Year" contest. I'll do it in a similar style to Night Owl's contests. I'll make several random groups of cards, set up polls for each group, and take the top half of each group for the next round. I'll do the same thing for the cards that are left for another round or two until we get down to a small number of cards. I will then group those cards (probably four cards) for the final vote.

Leave any suggestions for which cards to include in the comments section. :)


  1. Lou Brock is an early front runner. One if the best cards of any year, ever.

  2. We all know Johnny Bench is going to win.

  3. Oscar Gamble's Traded card has got to be in the Top 3.

  4. 3 great cards already mentioned. Mike Marshall has a great 76 Topps card and I have always been partial to the Rod Carew and Rose cards as well.

    Some other greats (and you can see how my taste runs): Aaron RB, Reuss, Lynn, Concepcion, Bando, Parker, Sanguillen, Yaz, Cuellar, Horton, Lolich, Palmer, Schmidt, E. Rodriguez, B. Williams, Fosse, Oliver and that awesome Bevacqua bubble gum card!

    Let's not forget those TSN All-Time Great cards too!

    All in all, Bench is my favorite of the set with Lynn being a close 2nd.

    76 was a great year.

  5. These are my favorites: Bench, Lynn, Gamble Traded, Rose, Lopes Record Breaker, R. Jackson, K. Bevacqua Bubble Gum, Luzinski, Bill Plummer, Lou Piniella, Rick "Greasy Hair" Auerbach, Schmidt, Ken Henderson, World Series Champs #462, Steve Ontiveros, Bernie Carbo, Rick Manning, Yaz, Parker, Al Oliver, Reggie Smith, Concepcion, Brock, Tiant, Carew, Griffey, Bando, Von Joshua, Oscar Gamble (regular card), Brian Downing, Rusty Staub, George Brett, Tito Fuentes and Aaron RB.