1959 Topps Baseball Cards

1959 Topps Bob Gibson 1959 Topps Bob Gibson Back

1959 Topps Baseball Cards

Set Info

Manufacturer: Topps
Year of Issue: 1959
Set Size: 572 Cards
Card Size: 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2”


Series I-V: 1-506
Series VI: 507-572 (scarce)

Set Description

The 1959 Topps baseball card set includes 572 standard size cards, which measure 2½” by 3½”. The subsets for the 1959 Topps baseball cards are the rookie stars (116-146), Baseball Thrills (461-470), and the Sporting News All-Stars (551-572). The high number series, which is slightly more difficult to find, ranges from card number 507-572. The 1959 Topps Baseball set has aged well and remains popular with collectors. What had been a few years of competition-free baseball card releases from Topps came to an end in 1959. The Fleer Gum Company released an exclusive 80-card set dedicated entirely to the immortal Ted Williams. Not only did this keep Ted Williams from appearing in the Topps set, but it also re-awakened the possibility of a serious card competing with Topps for baseball card supremacy. Topps had thought the purchase of Bowman a few years back would help them maintain dominance for years to come, but the surprising upstart set from Fleer would put Topps back on alert.

1959 Topps Hank Aaron 1959 Topps Mickey Mantle
1959 Topps Roberto Clemente 1959 Topps Sandy Koufax
1959 Topps Willie Mays 1959 Topps Mickey Mantle AS
Price Guide (Complete Set)
  • VG – $1000
  • EX – $1800
  • NM – $4500
Key Rookies
  • 514 – Bob Gibson
Key Stars
  • 10 – Mickey Mantle
  • 50 – Willie Mays
  • 163 – Sandy Koufax
  • 380 – Hank Aaron
  • 478 – Roberto Clemente
  • 564 – Mickey Mantle AS
Errors & Variations
  • No significant errors
Important Notes
  • #572 Billy Pierce is notorious for being hard to find centered
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