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#2008068 - 05/12/12 07:50 AM 1956 Topps Duke Snider #150
Leon1945
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I know there are many experts here on the 1956 Topps Set.

What would be the value of the 1956 Duke of Flatbush in EX condition ungraded? or in a SGC 60 Holder? It such a cool looking card.

Thanks for looking amigos.
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#2008074 - 05/12/12 02:32 PM Re: 1956 Topps Duke Snider #150 [Re: Leon1945]
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About $45 will get you an SGC 60 or PSA 5. Yes, it is a great looking card and Duke is one of my all-time favorite ball players. No other player hit more homeruns in the 1950s than Duke Snider - not even Mantle or Mays.
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#2008075 - 05/12/12 04:53 PM Re: 1956 Topps Duke Snider #150 [Re: vintagetoppsguy]
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Duke played all 10 years 1950-59. Mantle only played nine years and Mays played eight and a fraction due to military service. The #2 guy on that list also played just 8 years. If you correctly list the 1950's as 1951-1960 (the first decade A.D. began with year 1 and not year 0; therefore, it ended with year 0 and not year 9), then this #2 player on the list jumps to #1.

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Edwin Lee Mathews, Jr hit 338 homers from his 1952 rookie year through 1960. Overshadowed most of his career by Aaron, Eddie's cards, save his rookie, are extremely undervalued IMO. Granted, Mathews benefited from having Aaron in the lineup, usually hitting behind him, but dude had some pop. And not just with his bat.

He played 3rd and once when Frank Robinson stretched a double into a triple he came at Mathews spikes up. Mathews pounded Robinson's face multiple times before the dust settled.
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#2008079 - 05/13/12 04:25 AM Re: 1956 Topps Duke Snider #150 [Re: vintagetoppsguy]
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Thanks Vintage
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#2008080 - 05/13/12 04:27 AM Re: 1956 Topps Duke Snider #150 [Re: bbo]
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Interesting Bbo. How about Ted Williams serving as a combat pilot in both WW2 and Korea.
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#2008082 - 05/13/12 05:45 AM Re: 1956 Topps Duke Snider #150 [Re: Leon1945]
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Yep, that's another pretty decent player whose career got interrupted. And I bet Ted never complained one bit. He probably liked shooting down the enemy as much as he liked pounding pitches into the bleachers.
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#2008085 - 05/13/12 12:00 PM Re: 1956 Topps Duke Snider #150 [Re: bbo]
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Get ready. Someone is going to say that based on the new age mumbo jumbo of statistics Manny Ramirez was a better hitter than Ted Williams.
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#2008086 - 05/13/12 01:16 PM Re: 1956 Topps Duke Snider #150 [Re: Leon1945]
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 Originally Posted By: Leon1945
Interesting Bbo. How about Ted Williams serving as a combat pilot in both WW2 and Korea.


Yup, if he wouldn't have missed those years, he probably would have finihsed with somewhere between 650-670 home runs.
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#2008087 - 05/14/12 04:24 AM Re: 1956 Topps Duke Snider #150 [Re: vintagetoppsguy]
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Don't worry cammb - it doesn't matter what statistics you look at, old school or new school, the conclusion is the same: Ted Williams was probably the second greatest hitter of all-time, behind only Babe Ruth (and it's actually closer than a lot people think, especially when you consider the seasons that Williams missed for war service). Manny Ramirez doesn't come close to either of them.
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#2008088 - 05/14/12 08:19 AM Re: 1956 Topps Duke Snider #150 [Re: Irwin Fletcher]
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 Originally Posted By: Irwin Fletcher
Ted Williams was probably the second greatest hitter of all-time, behind only Babe Ruth (and it's actually closer than a lot people think, especially when you consider the seasons that Williams missed for war service)



100% Agree.

Williamís career was astounding to say the least. He won the Triple Crown the year before becoming a Marine Corps pilot in WW2 and then after returning home from the war won it again the following year. Can only imagine the numbers he would have put up if didnít lose those 3 prime years, then to get recalled again for the Korean War some years later.

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