Topps's flagship brand is decent at providing a diversity of players, particularly with the Update set. This year Vicente Padilla and Ryan Sweeney were both included in the basic set, neither player had many cards last year at all. Update has provided cards of Casey Kotchman, Franklin Morales, Kevin Jarvis, and many other Red Sox cards of players who had none previously and none afterwards. But as good as Topps is, it is not as diverse as Topps Total, Upper Deck 40 Man, and Pacific Online from years past.
Those are my ideal sets. Each one had a large number of cards for each team, including some subsets to include more cards of star players as well as featuring a diverse group of players. Topps Total had a large number of rookie cards, rivaling Bowman, the Home of the Rookie Card. Those are sets that I really miss and I hope Topps can bring back Total, but there has not been a set since 2005.