Sunday, August 23, 2009

1953 Topps

To prevent purchasing a false piece of history, always get a professionally graded card from a recognized provider. In the future, graded cards will be significantly more valuable.

The 1953 Topps Baseball Card Set again featured paintings of the players and in my opinion is a more attractive card than Topps issued in 1952.

1953 Topps contains 274 player cards each measuring 2-5/8 x 3-3/4 (inches). Topps set were prints from small color paintings done from black and white photographs.

Action poses were rare, with most of the cards being portraits of the players. In taking this approach, each portrait was carefully rendered by excellent artists, including Gerry Dvorak. There were no bad poses. They were all carefully handcrafted. Ultimately, this set is recognized as one of the most beautiful baseball cards sets in history.

Series I: 1-85
Series 2: 86-165
Series 3: 266-220
Series 4: 221-280 (Scarce)

Chicago Cubs Checklist

Number Player
23 Toby Atwell DP
29 Hal Jeffcoat
39 Eddie Miksis
46 Johnny Klippstein DP
92 Paul Minner DP
111 Hank Sauer DP
130 Turk Lown DP
144 Bob Schultz DP
155 Dutch Leonard
157 Bob Addis DP
173 Preston Ward
179 Gene Hermanski
202 Carl Sawatski RC

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