One of my favorite sets of old is the 1956 Topps baseball set. I'm currently 90% of the way to completing this set only needing 34 of the 340 cards. One thing about my set is that every card is a strong EX-MT or better as I got the majority of them from a collector who had a bunch of practically flawless looking cards. Here I have selected five of my favorite cards from the 1956 set in no particular order:
1956 Topps #130 Willie Mays
One thing I like about the 1956 set are the action shots seen on a lot of the cards, especially the one seen here on the Willie Mays card. This is one of my favorite players of all time.
1956 Topps #101 Roy Campanella
Roy Campanella is one of the most beloved Dodgers of all time. He had a storied playing career and I admired him as a player and a person. Roy was paralyzed in a car accident in 1958 and was confined to a wheelchair the rest of his life.
1956 Topps #135 Mickey Mantle
How could this card not be in anyone's top five? Mickey Mantle's first horizontal Topps card is definitely one of my favorites. 1956 was also the best year statistically for The Mick as he would win the Triple Crown that year.
1956 Topps #5 Ted Williams
This is one of my favorite Ted Williams cards of all time. Although I don't own this card yet, I hope to someday. Ted was simply the best contact hitter of all time posting a lifetime batting average of .344.
1956 Topps #31 Hank Aaron
Hank Aaron will always be the home run champ in my mind with 755 home runs. This is another card that I don't own yet but hope to soon. Hammering Hank would play his entire career with the Braves except the last two years with the Brewers.
And those are my top five favorites from the 1956 Topps set. Do you agree or disagree? I'd like to hear from you. Thanks for reading my blog. I post every day and hope you bookmark my blog.
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