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1953 Topps Checklist

The 1953 Topps set is a visual masterpiece. Many collectors consider it to be the most beautiful set ever produced. Most cards feature a detailed portrait of the player with vibrant colors and lifelike details. The players team and position were listed at the bottom of the card, something that was missing from the previous years cards. Details on the backs of the cards included a printed replica of the players autograph in red ink, statistics from 1952 as well as lifetime stats and a "Dugout Quiz" trivia question.

The set is numbered to 280, but there are actually only 274 cards due to six players having to be left out of the set after signing exclusive contracts with the rival Bowman company. The entire 1953 set was released in several series, and the final series (numbers 221-280) are much tougher to find than the lower numbers. There are also several short prints in the final series due to printing press issues (not deliberately short printed like in modern sets) including the highly covered #244 Willie Mays card.

Some of the key cards from the 1953 Topps set include:

  • #1 Jackie Robinson
  • #54 Bob Feller
  • #61 Early Wynn (short print)
  • #76 PeeWee Reese
  • #82 Mickey Mantle
  • #104 Yogi Berra
  • #114 Phil Rizzuto
  • #220 Satchell Paige (Uncorrected Error)
  • #244 Willie Mays (short print)

The Jackie Robinson, Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays cards all made PSA's "Top 250 Sportscards In The Hobby" list and the 1953 Topps set made PSA's "Top 30 Complete Sets" list.

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1953 Topps Checklist

1 Jackie Robinson Brooklyn Dodgers
2 Luke Easter Cleveland Indians
3 George Crowe Milwaukee Braves
4 Ben Wade Brooklyn Dodgers
5 Joe Dobson Chicago White Sox
6 Sam Jones Cleveland Indians
7 Bob Borkowski Cincinnati Reds
8 Clem Koshorek Pittsburgh Pirates
9 Joe Collins New York Yankees
10 Smoky Burgess Philadelphia Phillies
11 Sal Yvars New York Giants
12 Howie Judson Cincinnati Reds
13 Connie Marrero Washington Senators
14 Clem Labine Brooklyn Dodgers
15 Bobo Newsom Philadelphia Athletics
16 Harry Lowrey St. Louis Cardinals
17 Billy Hitchcock Philadelphia Athletics
18 Ted Lepcio Boston Red Sox
19 Mel Parnell Boston Red Sox
20 Hank Thompson New York Giants
21 Billy Johnson St. Louis Cardinals
22 Howie Fox Philadelphia Phillies
23 Toby Atwell Chicago Cubs
24 Ferris Fain Philadelphia Athletics
25 Ray Boone Cleveland Indians
26 Dale Mitchell Cleveland Indians
27 Roy Campanella Brooklyn Dodgers
28 Eddie Pellagrini Cincinnati Reds
29 Hal Jeffcoat Chicago Cubs
30 Willard Nixon Boston Red Sox
31 Ewell Blackwell New York Yankees
32 Clyde Vollmer Boston Red Sox
33 Bob Kennedy Cleveland Indians
34 George Shuba Brooklyn Dodgers
35 Irv Noren New York Yankees
36 Johnny Groth St. Louis Browns
37 Ed Mathews Milwaukee Braves*
38 Jim Hearn New York Giants
39 Eddie Miksis Chicago Cubs
40 John Lipon Boston Red Sox
41 Enos Slaughter St. Louis Cardinals
42 Gus Zernial Philadelphia Athletics
43 Gil McDougald New York Yankees
44 Ellis Kinder Boston Red Sox
45 Grady Hatton Cincinnati Reds
46 Johnny Klippstein Chicago Cubs
47 Bubba Church Cincinnati Reds
48 Bob Del Greco Pittsburgh Pirates
49 Faye Throneberry Boston Red Sox
50 Chuck Dressen Brooklyn Dodgers
51 Frank Campos Washington Senators
52 Ted Gray Detroit Tigers
53 Sherman Lollar Chicago White Sox
54 Bob Feller Cleveland Indians
55 Maurice McDermott Boston Red Sox
56 Gerald Staley St. Louis Cardinals
57 Carl Scheib Philadelphia Athletics
58 George Metkovich Pittsburgh Pirates
59 Karl Drews Philadelphia Phillies
60 Cloyd Boyer St. Louis Cardinals
61 Early Wynn Cleveland Indians
62 Monte Irvin New York Giants
63 Gus Niarhos Boston Red Sox
64 Dave Philley Philadelphia Athletics
65 Earl Harrist St. Louis Browns
66 Orestes Minoso Chicago White Sox
67 Roy Sievers St. Louis Browns
68 Del Rice St. Louis Cardinals
69 Dick Brodowski Boston Red Sox
70 Ed Yuhas St. Louis Cardinals
71 Tony Bartirome Pittsburgh Pirates
72 Fred Hutchinson Detroit Tigers
73 Eddie Robinson Chicago White Sox
74 Joe Rossi Pittsburgh Pirates
75 Mike Garcia Cleveland Indians
76 Pee Wee Reese Brooklyn Dodgers
77 John Mize New York Yankees
78 Al Schoendienst St. Louis Cardinals
79 Johnny Wyrostek Philadelphia Phillies
80 Jim Hegan Cleveland Indians
81 Joe Black Brooklyn Dodgers
82 Mickey Mantle New York Yankees
83 Howie Pollet Pittsburgh Pirates
84 Bob Hooper Cleveland Indians
85 Bobby Morgan Brooklyn Dodgers
86 Billy Martin New York Yankees
87 Ed Lopat New York Yankees
88 Willie Jones Philadelphia Phillies
89 Chuck Stobbs Washington Senators
90 Hank Edwards St. Louis Browns
91 Ebba St. Claire Milwaukee Braves*
92 Paul Minner Chicago Cubs
93 Hal Rice St. Louis Cardinals
94 William Kennedy Boston Red Sox
95 Willard Marshall Cincinnati Reds
96 Virgil Trucks St. Louis Browns
97 Don Kolloway Philadelphia Athletics
98 Cal Abrams Pittsburgh Pirates
99 Dave Madison Detroit Tigers
100 Bill Miller New York Yankees
101 Ted Wilks Cleveland Indians
102 Connie Ryan Philadelphia Phillies
103 Joe Astroth Philadelphia Athletics
104 Yogi Berra New York Yankees
105 Joe Nuxhall Cincinnati Reds
106 Johnny Antonelli Milwaukee Braves*
107 Danny O'Connell Pittsburgh Pirates
108 Bob Porterfield Washington Senators
109 Alvin Dark New York Giants
110 Herman Wehmeier Cincinnati Reds
111 Hank Sauer Chicago Cubs
112 Ned Garver Detroit Tigers
113 Jerry Priddy Detroit Tigers
114 Phil Rizzuto New York Yankees
115 George Spencer New York Giants
116 Frank Smith Cincinnati Reds
117 Sid Gordon Milwaukee Braves*
118 Gus Bell Cincinnati Reds
119 John Sain New York Yankees
120 Davey Williams New York Giants
121 Walt Dropo Detroit Tigers
122 Elmer Valo Philadelphia Athletics
123 Tommy Byrne Chicago White Sox
124 Sibby Sisti Milwaukee Braves*
125 Dick Williams Brooklyn Dodgers
126 Bill Connelly New York Giants
127 Clint Courtney St. Louis Browns
128 Wilmer Mizell St. Louis Cardinals
129 Keith Thomas Philadelphia Athletics
130 Turk Lown Chicago Cubs
131 Harry Byrd Philadelphia Athletics
132 Tom Morgan New York Yankees
133 Gil Coan Washington Senators
134 Rube Walker Brooklyn Dodgers
135 Al Rosen Cleveland Indians
136 Ken Heintzelman Philadelphia Phillies
137 John Rutherford Brooklyn Dodgers
138 George Kell Boston Red Sox
139 Sammy White Boston Red Sox
140 Tommy Glaviano Philadelphia Phillies
141 Allie Reynolds New York Yankees
142 Vic Wertz St. Louis Browns
143 Billy Pierce Chicago White Sox
144 Bob Schultz Chicago Cubs
145 Harry Dorish Chicago White Sox
146 Granville Hamner Philadelphia Phillies
147 Warren Spahn Milwaukee Braves*
148 Mickey Grasso Washington Senators
149 Don DiMaggio Boston Red Sox
150 Harry Simpson Cleveland Indians
151 Hoyt Wilhelm New York Giants
152 Bob Adams Cincinnati Reds
153 Andy Seminick Cincinnati Reds
154 Dick Groat Pittsburgh Pirates
155 Dutch Leonard Chicago Cubs
156 Jim Rivera Chicago White Sox
157 Bob Addis Chicago Cubs
158 John Logan Milwaukee Braves*
159 Wayne Terwilliger Washington Senators
160 Bob Young St. Louis Browns
161 Vern Bickford Milwaukee Braves*
162 Ted Kluszewski Cincinnati Reds
163 Fred Hatfield Detroit Tigers
164 Frank Shea Washington Senators
165 Billy Hoeft Detroit Tigers
166 Bill Hunter St. Louis Browns
167 Art Schult New York Yankees
168 Willard Schmidt St. Louis Cardinals
169 Dizzy Trout Boston Red Sox
170 Bill Werle Boston Red Sox
171 Bill Glynn Cleveland Indians
172 Rip Repulski St. Louis Cardinals
173 Preston Ward Chicago Cubs
174 Billy Loes Brooklyn Dodgers
175 Ron Kline Pittsburgh Pirates
176 Don Hoak Brooklyn Dodgers
177 Jim Dyck St. Louis Browns
178 Jim Waugh Pittsburgh Pirates
179 Gene Hermanski Chicago Cubs
180 Virgil Stallcup St. Louis Cardinals
181 Al Zarilla Boston Red Sox
182 Bob Hofman New York Giants
183 Stu Miller St. Louis Cardinals
184 Hal Brown Boston Red Sox
185 Jim Pendleton Milwaukee Braves
186 Charlie Bishop Philadelphia Athletics
187 Jim Fridley Cleveland Indians
188 Andy Carey New York Yankees
189 Ray Jablonski St. Louis Cardinals
190 Dixie Walker St. Louis Cardinals
191 Ralph Kiner Pittsburgh Pirates
192 Wally Westlake Cleveland Indians
193 Mike Clark St. Louis Cardinals
194 Eddie Kazak Detroit Tigers
195 Ed McGhee Philadelphia Athletics
196 Bob Keegan Chicago White Sox
197 Del Crandall Milwaukee Braves
198 Forrest Main Pittsburgh Pirates
199 Marion Fricano Philadelphia Athletics
200 Gordon Goldsberry St. Louis Browns
201 Paul LaPalme Pittsburgh Pirates
202 Carl Sawatski Chicago Cubs
203 Cliff Fannin St. Louis Browns
204 Dick Bokelmann St. Louis Cardinals
205 Vern Benson St. Louis Cardinals
206 Ed Bailey Cincinnati Reds
207 Whitey Ford New York Yankees
208 Jim Wilson Milwaukee Braves
209 Jim Greengrass Cincinnati Reds
210 Bob Cerv New York Yankees
211 J. W. Porter Detroit Tigers
212 Jack Dittmer Milwaukee Braves
213 Ray Scarborough New York Yankees
214 Bill Bruton Milwaukee Braves
215 Gene Conley Milwaukee Braves
216 Jim Hughes Brooklyn Dodgers
217 Murray Wall Milwaukee Braves
218 Les Fusselman St. Louis Cardinals
219 Pete Runnels photo actually Don Johnson Washington Senators
220 Satchell Paige St. Louis Browns
221 Bob Milliken Brooklyn Dodgers
222 Vic Janowicz Pittsburgh Pirates
223 John O'Brien Pittsburgh Pirates
224 Lou Sleater Washington Senators
225 Bobby Shantz Philadelphia Athletics
226 Ed Erautt Cincinnati Reds
227 Morris Martin Philadelphia Athletics
228 Hal Newhouser Detroit Tigers
229 Rocky Krsnich Chicago White Sox
230 Johnny Lindell Pittsburgh Pirates
231 Solly Hemus St. Louis Cardinals
232 Dick Kokos St. Louis Browns
233 Al Aber Cleveland Indians
234 Ray Murray Philadelphia Athletics
235 John Hetki Pittsburgh Pirates
236 Harry Perkowski Cincinnati Reds
237 Clarence Podbielan Cincinnati Reds
238 Cal Hogue Pittsburgh Pirates
239 Jim Delsing Detroit Tigers
240 Freddie Marsh Chicago White Sox
241 Al Sima Washington Senators
242 Charlie Silvera New York Yankees
243 Carlos Bernier Pittsburgh Pirates
244 Willie Mays New York Giants
245 Bill Norman St. Louis Browns
246 Roy Face Pittsburgh Pirates
247 Mike Sandlock Pittsburgh Pirates
248 Gene Stephens Boston Red Sox
249 Ed O'Brien Pittsburgh Pirates
250 Bob Wilson Chicago White Sox
251 Sid Hudson Boston Red Sox
252 Henry Foiles Cincinnati Reds
253 Not Issued
254 Preacher Roe Brooklyn Dodgers
255 Dixie Howell Brooklyn Dodgers
256 Les Peden Washington Senators
257 Bob Boyd Chicago White Sox
258 Jim Gilliam Brooklyn Dodgers
259 Roy McMillan Cincinnati Reds
260 Sam Calderon New York Giants
261 Not Issued
262 Bob Oldis Washington Senators
263 John Podres Brooklyn Dodgers
264 Gene Woodling New York Yankees
265 Jackie Jensen Washington Senators
266 Bob Cain St. Louis Browns
267 Not Issued
268 Not Issued
269 Duane Pillette St. Louis Browns
270 Vern Stephens Chicago White Sox
271 Not Issued
272 Bill Antonello Brooklyn Dodgers
273 Harvey Haddix St. Louis Cardinals
274 John Riddle St. Louis Cardinals
275 Not Issued
276 Ken Raffensberger Cincinnati Reds
277 Don Lund Detroit Tigers
278 Willie Miranda St. Louis Browns
279 Joe Coleman Philadelphia Athletics
280 Milt Bolling Boston Red Sox