1953 Topps Baseball Cards

1953 Topps Mickey Mantle 1953 Topps Mickey Mantle back

1953 Topps Baseball Cards

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)

Set 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.

1953 Topps Jackie Robinson 1953 Topps Willie Mays
1953 Topps Satchell Paige 1953 Topps Jim Gilliam
1953 Topps Yogi Berra 1953 Topps Roy Campanella
Price Guide (Complete Set)
  • VG – $2400
  • EX – $4200
  • NM – $8000
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
Errors & Variations
  • Nothing significant
Important Notes
  • Condition sensitive due to the lower right borders
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