A Display of Power

While trying to add to my growing 1959 Topps set, I came across one auction that led me to look at the sellers other items. Low and behold, he had six 1959 Topps star cards I was going to need! I pretty much pounced at the last second of each of these auctions. Sure the condition isn’t top notch, but it’s right in my wheelhouse to complete a set like this. We have four HoFers, plus Maris second year, and a high number All-Star card.

The colors on each of these pop—especially on the Say Hey kid’s card. All had clean backs and speaking of backs—check out these stats …


These two were absolute monsters as they began carving out Hall of Fame careers in the mid and late 1950’s. Entering the 1959 season, Aaron and Mays had already won MVP Awards, nine All-Star selections, and three Gold Gloves! Moving to the opposite coast Mays enjoyed one of his better seasons as a Giant, the first as San Francisco.

I’m making some great headway in this set, but do have some higher priced cards to track down. Among those, Sandy Koufax (#163),  Bob Gibson rookie (#514), and Mickey Mantle (#564) All-Star card.

Anyone that has even one or two 1959 Topps cards, hit me up. I have many commons and stars from 1954 through the present. I would love to help other collectors cross off some needs on their own sets. Of my 100 dupes from my partial set lot, 63 are headed to Shane at Shoebox Legends as I help him with his own 1959 Topps Set. Thank you for reading.



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