24 April 2014

my 1959 topps sampler

there were still only 16 teams in the major leagues in 1959, but topps unleashed a number of subsets in their baseball card set that year which made this one of my favorite sampler sets.  in addition to the different colors used for the card backgrounds - red, orange, yellow, green, blue, black, and pink - there were combo cards, team cards, a commissioner card and all-star cards once again, but there were also rookie stars and baseball thrills and a special roy campanella card.

here's my sampler set with at least one of each of those aforementioned cards, including a complete dodger team set
it is odd that topps used a different design for the national league and american league all-star cards.  here are the backs of the first page of the sampler
i just noticed that art fowler is suttoning.  maybe sutton was fowlering.


Eric C. Loy said...

Notice that Bob Smith's card has the wrong cartoon...it is the same as Bobby Smith the outfielder.

petethan said...

No, Fowler is retroactively Suttoning...

I gotta get me one of those friggin' Fricks. Not enough commissioner cards in my collection.

Sweet stuff.