Monday, October 5, 2009

1955 Doubleheaders Topps first sub-set & Topps regular issue

1955 Topps Double-Headers (Doubleheaders)
Patterned after the famous Mecca Double Folders issued in the early 1900's, these colorful 2 1/16" x 4 7/8" cards are actually 2-cards-in-1! Each one featured a main image with "reusable legs," inviting collectors to fold the top half over and see the alternate player, check photo's. Card backs included brief stats for both.

Pricelist all cards in 1955 set click here



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#28 Jim Davis-back of card right photo
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#31 Howie Pollet / #32 Ernie Banks
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#102 Bill Tremel
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#103 Hank Sauer
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#117 Steve Bilko
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Interesting enough on their own, Topps' Doubleheader artist upped the ante by including contiguous stadium scenes on the background of consecutive cards. Can you pick out some of the differant old time stadiums like Ebbets Field, Yankee Stadium and Fenway can you spot Wrigley field?
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1955 Regular
You might notice that the 1955 issue is almost identical to the '54 issue with the player portraits and action shots but you will also notice that this year Topps used a horizontal layout,instead of the standard vertical orientation for the very first time. This is one of Topps' most vibrant sets ever produced. Cards in this set measure 2 5/8" x 3 3/4", and number from 1 to 210 Topps once again utilized a facsimile autograph on the front of the card, along with artfully drawn team logos. This was the first year Topps had toyed with "subsets", and in 1955 two can be found 1955 Topps Double Header (66 cards), and 1955 Topps Test Stamps (21 cards).sold separately The "high" series (cards 161-210) are much more difficult to obtain than cards 1-160.
1955 was the final year for Bowman that is why the Topps issued the smallest set ever. Cards in this set came in 1 card penny wax packs, 6 card nickel wax packs, and 15 card cello packs. Wax boxes contain 36 wax packs

6 Stan Hack Mgr Rookie 40.00
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28 Ernie Banks 300.00
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45 Hank Sauer 25.00
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52 Bill Tremel Rookie 20.00
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68 Jim Davis Rookie 20.00
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76 Howie Pollet 20.00
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93 Steve Bilko 20.00
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129 Elvin Tappe 20.00
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172 Frank Baumholtz 20.00
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179 Jim Bolger 40.00
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184 Harry Perkowski 20.00
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196 Gale Wade 40.00
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