The Topps Favorites — 1959 Topps

The 1959 Topps set consists of 572 cards and is a very colorful set. This was my second Topps set to complete from the 1950's with 1957 being the first. I wouldn't have completed this set if it wasn't for my good friend and fellow card collector Pete Lampo. Over a period of a year or so, Pete traded me his extra 1959's for cards he needed to complete his sets. Before I knew it, I was down to just needing one card and ended up buying it to finish my set. That card is one of my favorites -- Hall of Famer Bob Gibson. Speaking of my favorites, here are my five favorite 1959 Topps cards in no particular order:

1959 Topps #564 Mickey Mantle AS

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This is a very rare hard to find high series card. I have always liked the design of the Sporting News All Stars and this one showcases my favorite player of all time.

1959 Topps #514 Bob Gibson RC

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The last 1959 Topps I bought to finish my set is one of my favorites. This card too is a high series card and hard to find in a decent condition at a good price. Bob Gibson was one of my favorite pitchers who changed the game literally. Because of him, MLB lowered the height of the mound after the season in which he posted a 1.12 ERA.

1959 Topps #10 Mickey Mantle

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The most expensive card in the set and no surprise to see on my top five list is The Mick. This card was given to me by my friend Pete. OK, he didn't really GIVE it to me, but he did let me trade for it.

1959 Topps #550 Roy Campanella

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This is one of my favorite cards. I am glad Topps honored Campy with a tribute card. Roy Campanella's stellar baseball career was cut short when he became paralyzed in a car accident and confined to a wheel chair for the rest of his life.

1959 Topps #464 Mays Catch Makes History

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The catch in the outfield that all outfielders know about. Willie Mays made an over the head basket catch in Game 1 of the 1954 World Series and Topps captures the event on one of my favorite 1959 Topps cards.

And those five are my favorite five cards of 1959. It was tough to narrow down my list if favorites to five as there were other favorites such as Hank Aaron and Sandy Koufax that maybe should have made the cut. What do you think? Do you agree with my list? I'd like to hear your opinions. 🙂



1997 TOPPS 1959 ALL STAR  MICKEY MANTLE   BGS 9.5
1997 TOPPS 1959 ALL STAR MICKEY MANTLE BGS 9.5
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1959 Topps 511 George Susce PSA 6
1959 Topps 511 George Susce PSA 6
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1959 Topps #139  Ed Sadowski  Red Sox FAIR L7318
1959 Topps #139 Ed Sadowski Red Sox FAIR L7318
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1959 Topps #442  Ray Narleski  Tigers GOOD L5037
1959 Topps #442 Ray Narleski Tigers GOOD L5037
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1959 Topps #108  Proverb Jacobs  Eagles VG L3615
1959 Topps #108 Proverb Jacobs Eagles VG L3615
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1959 Topps #54  Mel Roach  Braves POOR L6123
1959 Topps #54 Mel Roach Braves POOR L6123
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2 Responses to The Topps Favorites — 1959 Topps

  1. Dan says:

    I always liked the lew burdette error card….

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