1956 Topps Baseball Cards
The beautiful 1956 Topps Baseball Card Set includes 340 horizontally oriented cards with a big picture of the player's face and an action shot in the background. The last baseball card set issued in the bigger vintage size of 3¾" by 2 5/8", the 1956 Topps set was the first to feature the two league presidents and team cards.
Card numbers 1 to 180 of the 1956 Topps Baseball Card Set were made by using both white and gray cardboard on the backs of the cards. While cards #1 to #100 were made in fairly equal numbers, the 1956 Topps White Back Cards are harder to find for cards #101 to #180. The 1956 Topps high number series (#181 to #340) sell at a slight premium, when compared to low number Gray Back cards.
The 1956 Topps set remains a great value for the money, partly because it had only one rookie card of a future Hall-of-Famer, #292 Luis Aparicio.
By Dean Hanley