We have finally reached No. 1 in the Topps 30 Teams | 30 Weeks countdown to the most legendary card lineup of all time!
It should come as no surprise which team is at the top. After all, the Yankees have 27 World Series titles, by far the most in major league history. And their list of legendary players reads as a who’s who of iconic names.
Facts for this lineup are pretty mindblowing. It features eight current Hall of Famers and two shoo-in future Hall of Famers (Rivera and Jeter). It’s got perhaps the most iconic baseball card of all time with the 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle. There’s a player on the team from the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s.
In summary, this lineup could take on any of the lineups before them and beat them soundly. Not only do they have unmatched power in the batter’s box, they’ve got one of the best clutch pitchers ever as a starter and the best reliever in baseball history to close it out. And to top it off, the cards featured in this lineup are pretty incredible, too.
You can purchase many of these cards on the Beckett Marketplace: Whitey Ford, Lou Gehrig, Tony Lazzeri, Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Dave Winfield, Mickey Mantle (1983 Reprint), Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio and Mariano Rivera.