The Topps Favorites — 1957 Topps

My all time favorite Topps set is the first set that Topps introduces the standard sized card of 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 that is used today. It is also the first time that actual photos were used. The set I'm talking about is the 1957 Topps set. When I was 10 years old, I went over to a friend's house and remember his dad showing us an old binder of baseball cards. I really enjoyed seeing the vintage players and the old uniforms. I said to myself then that one day I'm going to own the 1957 Topps set. Fast forward about 25 years, I now have accomplished this task. The set I own is in solid EX condition. Here are my five favorite cards from this set in no particular order. They might not be the five most valuable, but they are my favorites. It was difficult to narrow this list to five, but here it is:

1957 Topps #328 Brooks Robinson
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Here is a card of my favorite third basemen of all time. I like this card because it shows a youthful rookie and this is how I remember him. As a side note, the 1958 Topps photo of him is horrendous. I also like the fact that Brooks played his entire career with one team.

1957 Topps #407 Mickey Mantle/ Yogi Berra Power Hitters

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This card is one of my favorites because it is the first time Topps has produced a card with two players that are both Hall of Famers. I also like this card because it is different and it stands out from the rest of the set. This card is the last card in the 1957 Topps set.

1957 Topps #1 Ted Williams

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This is the first card in the set and the card I remember most from my childhood. As I said earlier, my friend's dad showed me his 1957 Topps set and this was the first card I have ever seen from 1957. Seems like yesterday when I first laid eyes on it. Great memories.

1957 Topps #165 Ted Kluzewski

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This card is probably not on most people's five favorites list, but it is on mine. I like the shirt. I think it is such a huge fashion statement and Ted just looks intimidating. I also like the fact that the card is very American with the colors red, white, and blue being represented.

1957 Topps #95 Mickey Mantle

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This card is most likely on everyone's five favorites list. Not only is it the most expensive card in the set, it is the most popular as well. This was the last card I needed to complete my set which I finally completed about five years ago. The Mantle in my set is a nice PSA 5.

There they are -- my five favorite 1957 Topps cards of all time. Agree? Disagree? I'm pretty sure most people won't agree with me but oh well. I'd like to hear from you. Please bookmark my blog. I update it every single day and plan on showing some live box breaks in the near future. Also, please follow me on Twitter by clicking on the icon to the right. Thanks!



1957 Topps #  3 Dale Long   Pittsburgh Pirates  EM  0114
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1957 Topps #  6 Hector Lopez   Kansas City Athletics  EX+  0114
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1957 Topps # 21 Frank Sullivan   Boston Red Sox  NM  0114
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1957 Topps # 22 Jerry Snyder   Washington Senators  EX+-EM   0114
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1957 Topps #39 Al Worthington
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1957 Topps # 27 Ted Kazanski   Philadelphia Phillies  EM   0114
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