Sunday, December 27, 2009

1957 Topps

Topps Base Set
The 1957 Topps baseball card set features 407 standard size cards of a full color photographs set against real stadium backdrops.

The 4th series carries a significant premium over the other cards
The checklists are difficult to find and carry a premium
First standard measurements for sports cards
Numbered for the first time

Subsets include
multi-player cards

Released in 5 series
series 1 (1-88)
series 2 (89-176)
series 3 (177-264)
series 4 (265-352)
series 5 (353-407)

series 4 (265-352) is slightly more difficult and expensive to collect.


Errors & Variations
#176 – Gene Baker
A- EUGENE W. BAKEP on back
B- Correct name on back

Chicago Cubs Checklist

Number Player
16 Walt Moryn
42 Dee Fondy
55 Ernie Banks
74 Vito Valentinetti RC
84 Moe Drabowsky RC
134 Don Kaiser
137 Bob Rush
155 Jim Brosnan
159 Solly Drake RC
176A Gene Baker ERR
176B Gene Baker COR
183 Chicago Cubs TC
186 Jim King
218 Ray Jablonski
235 Tom Poholsky
247 Turk Lown
255 Charlie Silvera
268 Jack Collum
278 Fred Hatfield DP
289 Jim Bolger DP
339 Bob Speake
346 Dick Littlefield
351 Dave Hillman RC
353 Cal Neeman RC
371 Bob Lennon
378 Elmer Singleton
396 Casey Wise RC




















































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