Topps rookie basketball cards were first produced in 1957-58 Topps with that basketball card set, then again in 1969-70 and up until 1981-82, with them not being produced again until 1992-93. Some of the famous rookie cards include Magic Johnson and Larry Bird from 1980-81 Topps, Bill Russell rookie cards from 1957-58 Topps, Lew Alcindor from 1969-70 Topps, and Pete Maravich from 1970-71 Topps.

The rookie basketball cards from Topps were and are great and are still produced, making it one of Topps best features in my opinion in terms of consistency and it always being a quality basketball card to invest in as first year cards of superstars and hall of famers make for collection centerpieces for years to come. 

Here at My Baseball Card Space, there is a free sports card community that all of you can join, and on the home page I have a 2006-07 Topps Finest Rudy Gay refractor rookie card pictured.  Click here for the free sports card community

Starting with the picture on the left, that is a 1992-93 Topps rookie card of Shaquille O'Neal.  Next, is a 1999-00 Topps Gallery Lamar Odom rookie card.  Further, the third card is a Josh Smith 2004-05 Topps Chrome rookie card.  Finally, there is a 2003-04 Topps Chris Bosh rookie card and that is great because he was on Team U.S.A.

These rookie cards I picked because in the article, the Topps basketball rookie vintage cards will not be pictured.  These rookie cards highlight a selection of a future hall of famer (Shaq) and many of today's current superstars who also have a great chance to get into the hall of fame once their playing careers are over.

Here is a picture of a 2006-07 Topps Finest basketball Brandon Roy rookie card

To find other Brandon Roy rookie cards, click here.

When picking cards for your basketball card collection, rookies are a great choice and Topps basketball offers a great selection of rookie cards both old and new.  This selection is unmatched because a lot of the vintage sets only were produced by Topps, making it the only rookie card you can get of some players.

Shaquille O'Neal Topps Rookie CardTopps Gallery Lamar Odom Rookiejosh smith topps chrome rookieTopps Chris Bosh Rookie

The rest of the pages available here can help you find many other basketball and baseball cards.

    1989 Score Football               1989 Topps Baseball            1982 Topps Baseball          1983 Topps Baseball         

   1983 Star Company             Star Company Bagged Set           1986-87 Fleer                     1993 Bowman                  

   1992 Bowman                     1985 Donruss                1981 Topps Baseball              1988 Topps Baseball           

      1980 Topps                    1987 Topps                1985 Topps Baseball                vintage card                            

   1951 Bowman                      1953 Topps             1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle                 1980-81 Topps

  Upper Deck Exquisite Basketball                 1987-88 Fleer Basketball                                 1981-82 Topps