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1956 Topps Baseball Cards & Checklist



1956 Topps Baseball Cards & Free Checklist

  • COMPLETE SET - 340 Cards
  • Near Mint - $9,000.00
  • Excellent - $4,250.00
  • Very Good - $2,500.00

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The 1956 Topps baseball card set consisted of 340 baseball cards that measure 2-5/8" by 3-3/4" Six team cards in the first series numbers 11, 72, 85, 90, 95, and 100 have three variations each: either they are dated, or not dated with the team name either centered or aligned to the left.

The number of cards in this set (572) is the largest to date for Topps, as they no longer had compaction from the Bowman company. In 1954, and 1955 many of the top stars like Mickey Mantle signed exclusive contracts with Bowman. In 1956 Topps purchased the Bowman company and ended their rivalry in the sports card market. In 1989, Topps once again began production of cards with the Bowman name.

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1956 Topps Baseball Card checklist CLICK HERE

Key Cards:

  • 5 - Ted Williams
  • 31 - Hank Aaron
  • 33 - Roberto Clemente
  • 79 - Sandy Koufax
  • 130 - Willie Mays
  • 135 - Mickey Mantle

Key Rookie Cards: Walt Alston, Luis Aparicio, Roger Craig.

Baseball Card Checklist Glossary:

  • CO - Coach
  • COR - Corrected Card
  • DP - Double Print (a card that was printed in double the quantity compared to the other cards in the same series)
  • ERR - Error card
  • FTC - First Topps Card
  • MG - Manager
  • RC -  Rookie Card
  • SP - Single or Short Print (a card that was printed in lesser quantity compared to the other cards in the same series)
  • UER - Uncorrected Error

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