1956 Topps

Total Cards: 342

Size: 2 5/8" x 3 3/4"

Rating: 8.8 (90 votes)
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Top Sets: #2

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  1a   Will Harridge PRES, VAR
VAR: White Back
  1b   Will Harridge PRES, VAR
VAR: Gray Back
  2a   Warren Giles PRES, VAR
VAR: White Back
  2b   Warren Giles PRES, VAR
VAR: Gray Back
  3a   Elmer Valo VAR
VAR: White Back
  Kansas City Athletics
  3b   Elmer Valo VAR
VAR: Gray Back
  Kansas City Athletics
  4a   Carlos Paula VAR
VAR: White Back
  Washington Senators
  4b   Carlos Paula VAR
VAR: Gray Back
  Washington Senators
  5a   Ted Williams VAR
VAR: White Back
  Boston Red Sox
  5b   Ted Williams VAR
VAR: Gray Back
  Boston Red Sox

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  • Cards measure 2 5/8" by 3 3/4"
  • This was the first Topps set to include team cards.
  • Final year of oversized Topps cards that only fit into 8-pocket pages.

User Comments

Sep 8, 2016 - 5:22PM

Perhaps the end of an era in baseball cards that lasted from 1948-1956. Topps took full control of the market this year and would create the standard 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" card size the following year after 5 years of oversized cards and 1 year of early Bowman-sized cards.

Oct 20, 2011 - 9:06AM

first packs of baseball cards i opened as a kid (and my mom never threw them out!)


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Looking Back 60 Years to the 1956 Topps Baseball Set1Sep 9, 2016 11:42 AM
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