1959 Topps Baseball Complete Set 2.5 - GD+
The 1959 Topps set includes 572 cards. The front of each card features a bust shot of the player contained within a colored circle. Each card also includes the player's name, a facsimile of the player's signature, his position, team, and the team's logo. The back of each card features the players' statistical history and biographical information.
The 1959 set includes a sub series of cards (#461-#470) featuring memorable plays including the famous Mays catch during the 1954 World Series, Mickey Mantles 461 foot home run, Stan Musial 3000th hit and many others. The high number series (#507-#572), which is very difficult to find, includes the Sporting News All-Star cards for 1958.
Rookie cards for this year include: Sparky Anderson, Bob Gibson, Felipe Alou, Norm Cash, and Bill White.
This set is loaded with hall of famers including: Frick, Mantle, Snider, Fox, Mays, Bunning, Musial, Slaughter, Koufax, Berra, Maris, Wynn, Ashburn, Aparicio, Sparky Anderson, Wilhelm, Banks, Roberts, Kaline, Aaron, Drysdale, Cepeda, Ford, F. Robinson, B. Robinson, Mathews, Clemente, Gibson, Killebrew, and Campanella.
Purchased separately the cards in this set have a break-up value of $2,853.65.
The High Dollar Cards in this set include:
- 1959 Topps #514 Bob Gibson : 2 - GOOD
- 1959 Topps #10 Mickey Mantle : 2 - GOOD
- 1959 Topps #564 - Mickey Mantle All-Star: 3 - VG
- 1959 Topps #461 - Mickey Mantle Hits 42nd Homer for Crown: 3 - VG
- 1959 Topps #380 Hank Aaron : 3 - VG
- 1959 Topps #543 - Roberto Clemente / Bill Virdon / Bob Skinner Corsair Outfield Trio: 4 - VG/EX
- 1959 Topps #550 - Roy Campanella Symbol of Courage: 3 - VG
- 1959 Topps #150 Stan Musial : 3 - VG
- 1959 Topps #202 Roger Maris : 3 - VG
- 1959 Topps #561 - Hank Aaron All-Star: 3 - VG
- 1959 Topps #478 Roberto Clemente : 2 - GOOD
- 1959 Topps #50 Willie Mays : 2 - GOOD
Below is the set breakdown by grade:
|Number of Cards in Set||572|
|Average Grade - Weighted by Value||2.55 - GD+|
|Average Grade - Unweighted||2.22 - GOOD|
|4 - VG/EX||34|
|3 - VG||164|
|2 - GOOD||186|
|1.5 - FAIR||167|
|1 - POOR||21|
|Price If Purchased Separately||$2,853.65|
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