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Topps Variations (1951 - 1959) -- updated 5/23/16.

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

 1951



 
1 … 52    ---    Red backs Blue backs (Need: 1, 7, 12, 15, 17, 30, 33, 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
  128BollwegNormalPink sliver top left corner
 
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
 5/23/16 216SimaNormalLarge yellow blob above cap top
 
218 Marsh Normal White blob behind "e" in base on front
 




 1955



  23ParksNormal"Topps" half out of ball on reverse
 
56 Jablonski Normal Blue blob over "N" in Jablonski
 
67 Moon Normal Red dot over "e" in Wallace signature
  81ConleyNormal"Topps" half out of ball on reverse
 
106 Sullivan No dot over "i" in Sullivan Doubled dot over "i" in Sullivan, close to right ear (several variations)
 



Single dot over "i" in Sullivan (several variations)
     Dot half-airbrushed away (several variations)
  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
 5/13/16    Gray back, green line over team
 


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 trace at all of ear blob Faint (airbrushed) orange blob by right ear
 



Full orange blob by right ear
     Blob is light 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



  1WilliamsNormalRed dots above and below team name
  74ValentinettiNormalWhite name on back partially "redded" out
   106 Moore Normal Red ink on reverse shifted upward slightly
  128   BaileyNormalBlue mark in lower right border
 
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 Normal Above "X" in Sox, blue extends to slightly below bottom of logo box
 



Above "X" in Sox, blue extends to slightly above bottom of logo box
     Right half inset box is speckled
 
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
  ---Contest CardNormalLarge white donut under "Wins" on front
 




 1959



  6GrammasNormalBottom right corner of logo has big black blob
     Bottom right corner of logo has small black blob / smear
 
40 SpahnBorn 1921Born 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
  61BrownNormalShort red line lower right border
     Longer blue/black line lower right border
  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
  182GraffNormalFaint line by left ear
  198DavenportNormalVertical white line through 198 on reverse
     Vertical black line through 198 on reverse
 
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
  288WillNormalBlack line by head and 2 lines underarm
  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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