Monday, August 24, 2009

1954 Topps Baseball Card Set & The Holy Grail of Cub Cards

Number of Cards

The 1954 Topps set contains 250 cards, including 11 Cubs players.

Size of Cards

The cards measure 2 5/8 by 3 3/4 inches, which is slightly larger than today's standard size.

Basic Features

The cards have numerous images for the first time ever in a Topps series. Both a colored player portrait and a black-and-white action image are featured in the design. Card fronts have a variety of colorful backgrounds, including white, yellow, light blue, green, red, and orange. The player's name, position, team emblem, and facsimile signature are also displayed on the cards.

The 1954 Topps Baseball cards feature biographical and statistical data about the player on the back. This contains the card number and a cartoon frame with moving pictures.

The man himself, Mr. Cub, is the greatest rookie of all time. Ernie Banks RC is a must-have if you own a collection of this legendary team. 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.

There are 3 series this year for Topps

  • Series I: 1-50
  • Series 2: 51-75
  • Series 3: 76-250
  • There is no “high” series

1–50 come with either white or gray backs.

Chicago Cubs 1954 Topps Checklist

Number Player
4 Hank Sauer
4A Hank Sauer GB
28 Paul Minner
28A Paul Minner GB
31 Johnny Klippstein
31A Johnny Klippstein GB
55 Phil Cavarretta MG
60 Frank Baumholtz
67 Jim Willis RC
76 Bob Scheffing CO
89 Howie Pollet
94 Ernie Banks RC
229 Bob Talbot RC
243 Ray Blades CO RC

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