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Topps Variations (1951 - 1959) -- updated 8/31/15.




Key:  Black = I have. 
Red = I need. 
(?) = Does it exist?

1951




1 … 52    ---    Red backs Blue backs (Need: 1, 3, 7, 12, 14-5, 17, 30, 33, 45, 48-9, 50)
 12HeganFull "r" in rightPartly obscured "r" in right

36 Zernial Red back, Chicago in bio Red back, Philladelphia in bio

52 Holmes Red back, Boston in bio Red back, Hartford in bio





1952




1 … 80    ---    Red backs Black backs
 30ParnellBlack back, red on hat brim edgeNo red on hat brim edge
 37SniderRed back, no gap bottom borderRed back, gap in bottom border

42 Kretlow Red back, front background is pale peach



Black back, front background is pale peach Black back, front background is yellow, not pale peach

43 Scarborough Black back, front background is pale peach Black back, front background is yellow, not pale peach
   Red back, front background is pale peach 

48 Page Page bio Black back, Sain bio

49 Sain Sain bio Black back, Page bio

54 Kiely Red back, front background is orange Red back, front background is lime, not orange



Black back, front background is orange Black back, front background is beige, not orange,

55 Boone Red back, front background is dark orange / amber



Black back, front background is lime Black back, front background is dark orange / amber
 77KennedyNormalNo black border at bottom

80 Wehmeier Red back, front background bottom half is light orange



Black back, front background bottom half is yellow Black back, front background bottom half orange, not yellow

88 Feller Background lines barely visible Background lines clearly visible

99 Woodling No break Small break in bottom border

116 Scheib Small break in lower left border No break in lower left border

131 - 190    ---    Cream backs Gray backs, front borders are cream  (Need all but # 134)
    Gray backs, but front borders are gray, not cream (Need all)
 140AntonelliNormalBlack borders smeared lots at top and some and bottom

146 House Logo is yellow and orange All yellow Tigers logo

162 Crandall Front background is red Front background is orange, not red

163 Rojek Back is red and black No red on back (?)

164 Dubiel Normal dark blue Bleached out light blue background (are there more than just Vrechek's?)
 183DusakNormalYellow line top border

210 Fowler Front background is yellow Front background is light orange, not yellow
 219ShantzNo red heart lower border
Dark un-airbrushed red heart lower border
    Partly airbrushed red heart lower border
 283MasiNo red line top center borderVert red line top center extends to card edge
    Vert red line top center extends almost to card edge
    Vert red line top center is very short stub

307 Campos Both stars red, intact black border Right star on back bottom is black or part black




Black border is missing top left corner

311 Mantle Stitching on back clockwise Stitching on back counterclockwise

312 Robinson Stitching on back clockwise Stitching on back counterclockwise

313 Thompson Right stitching on ball, mole on right eye lid Left stitching on ball, no mole on right eye lid





1953




10, 44, 61, 72, 81, 86-165    ---    White biographies (Need  61, 147) Black biographies (Need: 86, 104)
 144SchultzNo darker blue in skyDarker blue patches in sky

164 Shea Uniform sky Blotchy sky (several variations)

187 Fridley Full letters in outfielder Missing "r" and part of "e" in outfielder

221 Milliken Normal back Big red ink bleed over bio and top of number circle on back

247 Sandlock Normal front Missing part of sky near upper left border on front





1954




1 … 50    ---    White backs Gray backs (Need all except # 1 and 11)

5 Lopat Red background Yellow-orange, not red, background

13 Martin Orange background Yellow-orange, not orange, background (?)

20, 25, 42 …    ---    Green and red backs All-green backs (Need all)

34 Rivera Normal White bottom of second cartoon bulges down

90 Mays Normal Red dot on right shoulder
    White arm band

189 Ross Normal Last "s" in Ross has white line through it

218 Marsh Normal White blob behind "e" in base on front





1955




56 Jablonski Normal Blue blob over "N" in Jablonski

67 Moon Normal Red dot over "e" in Wallace signature

106 Sullivan No dot over "i" in Sullivan Doubled dot over "i" in Sullivan, close to right ear




Single dot over "i" in Sullivan
    Dot half-airbrushed away
 126HallNormalVertical blue stripes in middle of card

137 Elliott Last sentence ends with ' 53. Last sentence ends with apostrophe, no 53




Last sentence ends with "in", no ' 53
    Red bleeds over both vertical lines in TT in Elliott on back 
  174 Minarcin Normal Small chunk lower right corner of black bar missing on front

177 Robertson No stat lines missing Some stat lines missing





1956




1 … 180    ---    Gray backs (Need: 5, 20, 30, 101) White backs (Need: 110, 113, 130, 135, 150)

5 T Williams Yellow above name Green, blue or no color above name
    Team box underlined

11 Cubs Gray back, team name centered Gray back, team name to left



White back, team name centered White back, team name to left




White back, team name plus year
****** 16 Lopez Gray back, blue line above team name Gray back, no blue line above team name



White back, blue line above team name White back, no blue line above team name

23 Marsh Gray back, no blue line above team name Gray back, blue line above team name



White back, no blue line above team name White back, blue line above team name

31 Aaron No green line Green line above blue box

52 Grim White back, no red line White back, red line above team name

60 Smith Gray back, no blue line   Gray back, blue line above team name

64 Arroyo Gray back, no blue line Gray back, blue line above team name



White back, no blue line White back, blue line above team name

72 Phillies Gray back, team name centered Gray back, team name to left



White back, team name centered White back, team name to left




White back, team name plus year

74 King Normal Yellow under position extends down in corner




Orange line over name
 81WestlakeWhite back, hat white halo touches white borderWhite back, hat white halo does not touch white border
 82RennaWhite back, top of hat intactWhite back, top middle of hat cut off
 83SpoonerWhite back, hat B touches borderWhite back, hat B misses top border
 84BirrerWhite back, hat halo just misses borderWhite back, hat halo touches top border

85 Indians Gray back, team name centered Gray back, team name to left



White back, team name centeredWhite back, team name to left




White back, team name plus year

88 Kucks White back, no line White back, blue line above team name

90 Redlegs Gray back, team name centered Gray back, team name to left



White back, team name centered White back, team name to left




White back, team name plus year
*****? 94 Kline White back, no blue line White back, blue line above team name

95 Braves Gray back, team name centered Gray back, team name to left



White back, team name centered White back, team name to left




White back, team name plus year

100 Orioles Gray back, team name centered Gray back, team name to left



White back, team name centered White back, team name to left




White back, team name plus year

108 Pepper No blob Yellow blob next to left ear (several variations)




Yellow blotch on lawn under feet (several variations)
    Green swatch above per in Pepper

184 Bessent No red line Red line above team name

187 Wynn No line above team name Red line above team name

188 White Sox Green line both sides of players' names No green lines




Green line just on right side of players' names
    Green line just on left side of players' names

212 Temple No blob Faint (airbrushed) orange blob by right ear




Full orange blob by right ear
    Blob is blue

240 Ford No line above team name Yellow line above team name




Red line above team name
    Blue line above team name

261 Shantz Normal "A" is missing in Athletics
    Rainbow slash under chin
 263MillerNormalNo green in large cartoon circle at right
 302W RobinsonNormalMissing 2b and 3b stats for Year row

321 Konstanty Normal Incomplete boxes around stats

323 Schmidt All stats visible Just "Year Lost" stats missing




Several middle stats missing





1957



 74ValentinettiNormalWhite name on back partially "redded" out
  106 Moore Normal Red ink on reverse shifted upward slightly

176 Baker Eugene W. Baker on back Eugenf W. Bakep on back
    Blue line at chin
    Brown stain on sleeve end

185 Kucks Normal Top of "8" in 185 detached, white donut between height and month born
    Blue circle on grass between knees
 237CastlemanNormalLeft arm shirt sleeve is red
    Left arm shirt sleeve red has been washed out
    Red half donut with blue center on left end of lower border
 294BridgesNormalBlue semi-circle midway left border
 353NeemanNormalDark marks in sky to right of cap
 394ArroyoNormalBlack smudge on cheek

1 and 2 Checklist Bazooka Big Blony

2 and 3 Checklist Bazooka Big Blony

3 and 4 Checklist Bazooka Twin Blony

4 and 5 Checklist Bazooka Twin Blony





1958



 AllAllNormalMany, many cards have one or more variations of lines, black/yellow/none, thick/thin, between the lower colored box and main background color

2 Lemon White team Yellow team

6 Zuverink Normal yellow behind team name No yellow behind team name

8 Kasko White name Yellow name

11 Rivera White team Yellow team

13 Hoeft White name, yellow triangle by foot White name, red triangle by foot




Yellow name

20 McDougald White name Yellow name

23 Tuttle White name Yellow name

24 Landrith White name Yellow name

30 Aaron White name Yellow name
   Normal green backgroundBlue background

32 Porter White name Yellow name

33 Neeman White team Yellow team

35 Mossi White team Yellow team

46 Sleater White name Yellow name

47 Maris Orange background Red background

50 Pierce White team Yellow team

52 Clemente White team Yellow team

53 Martin White name Yellow name

57 Thompson White name Yellow name

58 Schult White team Yellow team

59 Sisler No green box Green box above "X" in Sox, bottom slightly below logo box




Green box above "X" in Sox extends level with logo box
    Green box above "X" in Sox ends slightly above logo box

60 Ennis White name Yellow name

65 McDaniel White name Yellow name

70 Kaline Whote name Yellow name

76 Farrell White team Yellow team

77 Zimmer White team Yellow team

78 Johnson White name Yellow name

79 Williams White team Yellow team

81 Boros White team Yellow team

85 Aparicio White team Yellow team

92 Courtney White name Yellow name

97 Jackson White name Yellow name

98 Hunter White name Yellow name

100 Wynn White team Yellow team

101 Richardson White name Yellow name

108 Landis White team Yellow team

243 Raines Raines back Mazeroski back
  255 Turley Normal Black print and yellow color offset on front
 278BurkNormalSmall red blob in lower left border
    Small red blob on throat

284 Katt Normal   Top half of "1" in 17 in RBI stats cut off

306 Douglas Normal Yellow block under top border

377 Braves Alphabetical Numerical

387 Post Yellow line above position / team White line above position / team

397 Tigers Alphabetical Numerical
 403KorcheckNormalFuzzy yellow tail on lower border between legs
    Yellow tail above lower border

408 Orioles Alphabetical Numerical

419 Shantz Blue extends slightly inward into logo white White extends slightly outward into background blue

428 Redlegs Alphabetical Numerical

433 Herrerra Normal Last two letters in name obscured

447 Monzant Normal Yellow blob on front

458 Becquer Bat touches top border Bat does not touch top border
 460EssegianPosition level with team namePosition lower than team name

474 Semproch Normal Floating red triangle inside "p" of last name





1959




40 SpahnBorn 1921 Born 1931




Born 1931, "3" partly obscured

59 Noren Green box slightly below bio box Green box exactly even with bio box
    Small white blob by R in Irv
 76RichardsonNo tiny "x" on B in bobbyTiny "x" on b in bobby
 78RamosNormalTop left front corner yellow
    Yellow line across entire top of card

178 Amaro Normal Yellow blotch under last "s" in shortstop in front
 181PorterfieldNormalLong green line in year column

199 … 286    ---    White back Gray back (Need #202, 212)

240 Bauer Normal Gray back, Bauer in yellow letters
  260 Wynn White back, left side stat box vert line broken White back, left side stat box vert line unbroken, botched i
    Gray back, left side stat box vert line broken
    Gray back, left side stat box vert line unbroken, botched i
    White back, botched i in PITCHER front, stat box broken
 287ZimmerNormalPart of O in Dodgers is missing on front
 313HouseObscured '53 & '54 stats, T not smudgedStats not obscured, T in COMPLETE not smudged
    Stats not obscured, T in COMPLETE smudged

316 Lumenti Optioned statement No optioned statement
 317Hitting KingsNormalScribbled "A" over joined shoulders

321 Giallombardo Optioned statement No optioned statement

322 Hanebrink Trade statement No trade statement

330 Triandos Normal Missing stats under G and AB on back

336 Loes Trade statement No trade statement

342 Jablonski Trade statement No trade statement

350 Banks Green background Blue background

359 White Trade statement No trade statement

362 Nichols Optioned statement No optioned statement
 404SauerNormalExtra yellow below border (several variations)

407 Drabowsky No rectangle Small white rectangle on mid-top front

416 Sullivan Circle around copyright c, no stray red line Circle around copyright + stray red line under TCG




No circle and no period after "A" in USA
    No circle and a period after "A" in USA
   NormalSmall box lower left front corner
    With or without faint red lines lower right corner border
   Reddish brown square lower left cornerNo reddish brown square lower left corner
 432BurgessNormalUpper right corner is rounded

457 Dodgers # 482 is R. Meyer # 482 is Art Houtteman (does it exist?)
 479McDanielNormalWhite slash lower left corner
 487BrownNormalWhite print spot on "r" in Brown
 546SchrollNormalLower half team name blacked out
 548SingletonNormalPart of Chicago obscured front
    Extra yellow below border
  563 Mays (Sporting News) Normal On back red ink blurring name, Bazooka and tops of red rectangles 





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