1953 Topps Baseball Cards
1953 Topps Baseball Cards

Description

Topps issued this set in 1953, the front feature an artist rendering of the player with the team logo. Backs are numbered and have the player’s bio and stats. For the first time backs have a trivia question. Cards #221-280 are high numbers and scarce with the short prints even scarcer. Because of the competition with Bowman the 1953 Topps baseball card set is missing 6 cards. The original players slated for those cards signed exclusive contracts with Bowman. The set consists of 274 baseball cards numbered 1-280. Cards not issued are: 253, 261, 267, 268, 271 and 275. This set is known for it’s beautiful artwork and is highly sought after by collectors, especially in high grade.

Important Notes

Condition sensitive due to the lower right borders

SET INFO

Manufacturer: Topps

Year of Issue: 1953

Set Size: 280 Cards

Card Size: 2-5/8” x 3-3/4”

SERIES

Series I: 1-85
Series II: 86-165
Series III: 266-220
Series IV: 221-280 (Scarce)

Price Guide *

VG – $3,000
EX – $5,500
NM – $10,000

* For Complete Set

Errors & Variations

Nothing significant.

Key ROOKIES

258 – Jim Gilliam
263 – Johnny Podres

KEY STARS

1 - Jackie Robinson
27 – Roy Campanella
37 – Ed Mathews
82 – Mickey Mantle
104 – Yogi Berra
114 – Phil Rizzuto
207 – Whitey Ford
220 – Satchel Paige
244 – Willie Mays

1952 TOPPS KEY CARDS

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