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#2006710 - 03/10/12 04:53 PM 1956 Topps Baseball: 7 more to go
vintagetoppsguy
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I am down to my last 7 cards for my 1956 Topps baseball set. The set is EX to Ex/Mt condition with a lot of eye appeal. Here are some pics:

















Cards I lack:
1 - Will Harridge
5 - Ted Williams
30 - Jackie Robinson
33 - Roberto Clemente
135 - Mickey Mantle
166 - Dodgers Team
251 New York Yankees Team

If you have any on my list that you're willing to sell, send me a PM.


Edited by vintagetoppsguy (03/15/12 04:33 PM)
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#2006711 - 03/10/12 04:56 PM Re: 1956 Topps Baseball: 16 more to go [Re: vintagetoppsguy]
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OMG...........im lusting over this set! Very nice David. Do you plan on Sumbitting those raw?
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#2006712 - 03/10/12 05:18 PM Re: 1956 Topps Baseball: 16 more to go [Re: Blackie]
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 Originally Posted By: Blackie
Do you plan on Sumbitting those raw?


Nope, plan on keeping it raw.



Edited by vintagetoppsguy (03/10/12 05:18 PM)
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#2006713 - 03/10/12 05:19 PM Re: 1956 Topps Baseball: 16 more to go [Re: vintagetoppsguy]
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 Originally Posted By: vintagetoppsguy
 Originally Posted By: Blackie
Do you plan on Sumbitting those raw?


Nope, plan on keeping it raw.



Cool..............how long did it take you to get this point in your set? Amazing cards David \:\)
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#2006714 - 03/10/12 06:15 PM Re: 1956 Topps Baseball: 16 more to go [Re: Blackie]
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Been working on it a couple of years. EX cards are pretty easy to find and the grade makes it affordable.
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#2006718 - 03/10/12 08:17 PM Re: 1956 Topps Baseball: 16 more to go [Re: vintagetoppsguy]
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Nice job Vintage, very cool looking set.I have Rocky Bridges and Reds Team, there are 3 versions of team card however,center, team to left and dated.Send email so i can send pics if interested.
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#2006719 - 03/11/12 07:18 AM Re: 1956 Topps Baseball: 16 more to go [Re: hitman]
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Awesome set, are you going to put the raw cards in a binder? I've considered building this set but might just buy a few of the star cards, still not sure...I like that Aparicio and Mays amongst others
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#2006720 - 03/11/12 08:28 AM Re: 1956 Topps Baseball: 16 more to go [Re: Mintacular]
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Awesome set, thanks for the pics, one of my all time favorite sets, but wheres the Clemente haha?
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#2006723 - 03/11/12 06:42 PM Re: 1956 Topps Baseball: 16 more to go [Re: SMtJoy]
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Here's the Clemente, too bad I own it!



and a new scan with my newer scanner:




Edited by Mintacular (03/11/12 07:09 PM)
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#2006728 - 03/12/12 07:13 AM Re: 1956 Topps Baseball: 16 more to go [Re: Mintacular]
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 Originally Posted By: Mintacular
Here's the Clemente, too bad I own it!



and a new scan with my newer scanner:




You own my Mantle too...
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#2007023 - 03/23/12 10:50 AM Re: 1956 Topps Baseball: 16 more to go [Re: vintagetoppsguy]
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Congrats on nearing the completion of your 1956 set - it's a beauty!

Is your set a mixture of white/gray backs from #1-180? Once you finish it, do you have any plans on trying to make a master set?
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#2007136 - 03/28/12 10:18 AM Re: 1956 Topps Baseball: 16 more to go [Re: purduepete]
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 Originally Posted By: purduepete
Congrats on nearing the completion of your 1956 set - it's a beauty!

Is your set a mixture of white/gray backs from #1-180? Once you finish it, do you have any plans on trying to make a master set?


Thank you, and yes, it is a combination of white and gray backs. No plans to do a master set.
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#2007137 - 03/28/12 10:21 AM Re: 1956 Topps Baseball: 16 more to go [Re: vintagetoppsguy]
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I picked up a nice SGC graded Koufax and Campanella. I'll post scans this weekend. I am down to my last 6 cards. I had to add #208 back to my list as I bought one and it had ink on the back and I returned it.

Cards I lack:
5 - Ted Williams
30 - Jackie Robinson
33 - Roberto Clemente
135 - Mickey Mantle
166 - Dodgers Team
208 - Elston Howard
251 New York Yankees Team

I've got my eye on a couple that are on eBay right now. I hope to have this set finished by the end of this summer (or sooner).
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#2007138 - 03/28/12 11:04 AM Re: 1956 Topps Baseball: 16 more to go [Re: vintagetoppsguy]
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Now it my turn to help someone. David i will look for some of those cards and see what i can come up with. The Mantles a little high at my paygrade but ima look around and see what i can find in exnm or better
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#2007139 - 03/28/12 05:08 PM Re: 1956 Topps Baseball: 16 more to go [Re: Blackie]
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Very nice job on this set, it sure does have wonderful eye appeal. The cards you show are real beauties and by what I can see you paid particular attention to centering.

Since you're leaving them raw, have you cracked out many from TPG holders and, are you storing them in the Card Saver's you have them in now?

Reason I ask about the Card Saver's, I am thinking of doing the same and also thinking of making an ornate box that holds them out of some exotic wood species.
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#2007142 - 03/28/12 05:55 PM Re: 1956 Topps Baseball: 16 more to go [Re: gaugman]
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Rich,

Thanks! Yes, I focused on centering - especially the stars. I have found some good deals on graded commons and semi-stars and have cracked them out. I just don't see the point in having graded commons unless you're building a registry set.

Yes, I am storing them in Card Savers, well actually the Ultra Pro equivalent. Then they're housed in one of the cardboard vault boxes. I've thought about doing the same thing with some type of ornate box. It doesn't seem like it would be too hard to make.
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#2007145 - 03/28/12 06:57 PM Re: 1956 Topps Baseball: 16 more to go [Re: vintagetoppsguy]
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Grats on knocking two toughies out, keep it going!
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#2007219 - 03/31/12 08:39 AM Re: 1956 Topps Baseball: 16 more to go [Re: SMtJoy]
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Thanks, Scott! And here they are:





Also a couple more that I've had for a while, but just realized they weren't scanned:

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#2007226 - 03/31/12 12:01 PM Re: 1956 Topps Baseball: 16 more to go [Re: vintagetoppsguy]
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Really nice, David. All are very strong for their grade. Congrats!
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#2007227 - 03/31/12 02:05 PM Re: 1956 Topps Baseball: 16 more to go [Re: Irwin Fletcher]
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I'd say!

Very nice, along with the Snider you show on the other thread.

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#2007232 - 03/31/12 10:12 PM Re: 1956 Topps Baseball: 16 more to go [Re: gaugman]
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Nice additions David, I just love those 1956s, my favorite 50's-70's set for sure.
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#2007276 - 04/03/12 05:51 AM Re: 1956 Topps Baseball: 16 more to go [Re: SMtJoy]
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I picked this up over the weekend. It looks a bit undergraded to me. Hopefully it doesn't have any hidden issues/flaws. The centering is great and the price was right.

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#2007278 - 04/03/12 07:01 AM Re: 1956 Topps Baseball: 16 more to go [Re: vintagetoppsguy]
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Love em team cards!
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#2007605 - 04/25/12 08:32 AM Re: 1956 Topps Baseball: 16 more to go [Re: Mintacular]
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Wow! Not only a sweet 56 Clemente, but a white back to boot.
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#2007606 - 04/25/12 08:35 AM Re: 1956 Topps Baseball: 16 more to go [Re: vintagetoppsguy]
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Vintage, how many Hall of Famers on that Bums Team Card? Jackie, Roy, Duke, Pee Wee?
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#2007607 - 04/25/12 08:38 AM Re: 1956 Topps Baseball: 16 more to go [Re: Blackie]
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Blackie, is the 1956 #150 Snider card a tough one to find? I picked up a raw one recently for a decent price. Duke of Flatbush was a class act.
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#2007609 - 04/25/12 08:43 AM Re: 1956 Topps Baseball: 16 more to go [Re: Leon1945]
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Nice Leon!
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#2007611 - 04/25/12 08:55 AM Re: 1956 Topps Baseball: 16 more to go [Re: Leon1945]
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 Originally Posted By: Leon1945
Vintage, how many Hall of Famers on that Bums Team Card? Jackie, Roy, Duke, Pee Wee?


You missed Koufax, plus Alston (mgr.) and maybe Billy Herman? (coach).
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#2007613 - 04/25/12 09:13 AM Re: 1956 Topps Baseball: 16 more to go [Re: bbo]
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Forgot about Koufax. Hodges should be in the Hall also, Newcombe too. Anyways that is a nice Team card you have there.
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#2007615 - 04/25/12 09:20 AM Re: 1956 Topps Baseball: 16 more to go [Re: Blackie]
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Blackie, I just checked out your 58 set on the registry. Very nice. I love the All Star cards from that year, especially the Teddy Ball Game, which you have in high grade. Great job.
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#2007616 - 04/25/12 09:37 AM Re: 1956 Topps Baseball: 16 more to go [Re: Leon1945]
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Thanks Leon i love this set
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#2007685 - 04/28/12 04:39 PM Re: 1956 Topps Baseball: 16 more to go [Re: Blackie]
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I cracked the Dodgers team card out of the holder to display raw with the rest of the set. I didn't see any surface wrinkles or any other reason why it didn't grade a 5. It was a really nice 4.5 and saved me some money too.

I am down to my last 5 cards now:

5 - Ted Williams
30 - Jackie Robinson
33 - Roberto Clemente
135 - Mickey Mantle
251 New York Yankees Team

Hope to finish it some time this summer. Up next will be '55 Topps. I have all the commons, but lack most of the stars. I'll post some scans soon.
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#2007686 - 04/28/12 05:02 PM Re: 1956 Topps Baseball: 16 more to go [Re: vintagetoppsguy]
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The hill gets steeper the higher you go. There are some hefty cards on that short list.

The '55 set has a boat-load of rookies as I recall. The '56 is low on key rooks. Of course, you'll avoid the dreaded Mantle in '55. If I had to choose between doing one and not the other, it'd be '55. I think you'll enjoy that journey VTG.
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