1954 Topps Baseball Vintage Review & Checklist

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1954 Topps Baseball
Complete Set: 250 Cards

1954 saw Topps up the stakes in the baseball card war with Bowman. Topps signed Ted Williams to an exclusive 5 year contract to appear on trading cards for $400 a year. According to Topps executive Sy Berger, prior to 1954, the company had never paid more then $125 for an exclusive player contract.

Things to note: Their is no top border on the 1954 Topps Baseball cards. The color bleeds through the top, but the sides and bottom do have a white border. These cards are the same size as the 1952 & 1953 Topps baseball sets. Sports Illustrated magazine printed some 1954 Topps cards in their magazine as an uncut sheet and it should be noted that at times people try and pass these off as real 1954 Topps baseball cards.

1954 Topps Baseball

KEY 1954 TOPPS BASEBALL CARDS:

1954 Topps Baseball Duke Snider #321954 Topps Baseball Al Kaline #201

#1 – Ted Williams
#3 – Monte Irvin
#10 – Jackie Robinson
#13 – Billy Martin
#17 – Phil Rizzuto
#20 – Warren Spahn
#30 – Eddie Matthews
#32 – Duke Snider
#36 – Hoyt Wilhelm
#37 – Whitey Ford
#50 – Yogi Berra
#90 – Willie Mays
#128 – Hank Aaron
#132 – Tommy Lasorda
#201 – Al Kaline
#250 Ted Williams

1954 Topps Ted Williams #1

1954 Topps Ted Williams #1

When you pay a guy $400 a year, he is going to be the face of the set. Mickey Mantle was still just a young prospect for the NY Yankees, making Ted Williams the biggest star in the game.

1954 Topps Ted Williams #250

1954 Topps Baseball Ted Williams #250

In the early days of Topps, it was rare that a player was featured on more then one card. The more popular 1954 Ted Williams is card #1, but I kind of like the looks of the yellow background on card number #250

  • PSA 5 1954 Topps Ted Williams #250 sold for $222.00 in March 2010.

1954 Topps Baseball
COMPLETE CHECKLIST
-250 CARDS-

1    Ted Williams
2    Gus Zernial
3    Monte Irvin
4    Hank Sauer
5    Ed Lopat
6    Pete Runnels
7    Ted Kluszewski
8    Bobby Young
9    Harvey Haddix
10    Jackie Robinson
11    Paul Smith
12    Del Crandall
13    Billy Martin
14    Preacher Roe
15    Al Rosen
16    Vic Janowicz
17    Phil Rizzuto
18    Walt Dropo
19    Johnny Lipon
20    Warren Spahn
21    Bobby Shantz
22    Jim Greengrass
23    Luke Easter
24    Granny Hamner
25    Harvey Kuenn
26    Ray Jablonski
27    Ferris Fain
28    Paul Minner
29    Jim Hegan
30    Eddie Mathews  (Ed Mathews)
31    Johnny Klippstein
32    Duke Snider
33    Johnny Schmitz
34    Jim Rivera
35    Jim Gilliam  (Junior Gilliam)
36    Hoyt Wilhelm
37    Whitey Ford
38    Eddie Stanky
39    Sherm Lollar
40    Mel Parnell
41    Willie Jones
42    Don Mueller
43    Dick Groat
44    Ned Garver
45    Richie Ashburn
46    Ken Raffensberger
47    Ellis Kinder
48    Billy Hunter
49    Ray Murray
50    Yogi Berra
51    Johnny Lindell
52    Vic Power
53    Jack Dittmer
54    Vern Stephens
55    Phil Cavarretta
56    Willy Miranda
57    Luis Aloma
58    Bob Wilson
59    Gene Conley
60    Frank Baumholtz
61    Bob Cain
62    Eddie Robinson
63    Johnny Pesky
64    Hank Thompson
65    Bob Swift
66    Ted Lepcio
67    Jim Willis
68    Sam Calderone  (Sammy Calderone)
69    Bud Podbielan
70    Larry Doby
71    Frank Smith
72    Preston Ward
73    Wayne Terwilliger
74    Bill Taylor
75    Fred Haney
76    Bob Scheffing
77    Ray Boone
78    Ted Kazanski
79    Andy Pafko
80    Jackie Jensen
81    Dave Hoskins
82    Milt Bolling
83    Joe Collins
84    Dick Cole
85    Bob Turley
86    Billy Herman
87    Roy Face
88    Matt Batts
89    Howie Pollet
90    Willie Mays
91    Bob Oldis
92    Wally Westlake
93    Sid Hudson
94    Ernie Banks
95    Hal Rice
96    Charlie Silvera
97    Jerry Lane
98    Joe Black
99    Bobby Hofman  (Bob Hofman)
100    Bob Keegan
101    Gene Woodling
102    Gil Hodges
103    Jim Lemon
104    Mike Sandlock
105    Andy Carey
106    Dick Kokos
107    Duane Pillette
108    Thornton Kipper
109    Bill Bruton
110    Harry Dorish
111    Jim Delsing
112    Bill Renna
113    Bob Boyd
114    Dean Stone
115    Rip Repulski
116    Steve Bilko
117    Solly Hemus
118    Carl Scheib
119    Johnny Antonelli
120    Roy McMillan
121    Clem Labine
122    Johnny Logan
123    Bobby Adams
124    Marion Fricano
125    Harry Perkowski
126    Ben Wade
127    Steve O’Neill
128    Hank Aaron    (Henry Aaron)
129    Spook Jacobs    (Forrest Jacobs)
130    Hank Bauer
131    Reno Bertoia
132    Tommy Lasorda   (Tom Lasorda)
133    Del Baker
134    Cal Hogue
135    Joe Presko
136    Connie Ryan
137    Wally Moon
138    Bob Borkowski
139    Eddie O’Brien/Johnny O’Brien    (Two Player Card)
140    Tom Wright
141    Joey Jay    (Joe Jay)
142    Tom Poholsky
143    Rollie Hemsley
144    Bill Werle
145    Elmer Valo
146    Don Johnson
147    John Riddle
148    Bob Trice
149    Jim Robertson
150    Dick Kryhoski
151    Alex Grammas
152    Mike Blyzka
153    Rube Walker
154    Mike Fornieles
155    Bob Kennedy
156    Joe Coleman
157    Don Lenhardt
158    Peanuts Lowrey
159    Dave Philley
160    Red Kress
161    Johnny Hetki    (John Hetki)
162    Herm Wehmeier    (Herman Wehmeier)
163    Frank House
164    Stu Miller
165    Jim Pendleton
166    Johnny Podres
167    Don Lund
168    Morrie Martin
169    Jim Hughes
170    Dusty Rhodes    (Jim Rhodes)
171    Leo Kiely
172    Hal Brown
173    Jack Harshman
174    Tom Qualters
175    Frank Leja
176    Bob Keely
177    Bob Milliken
178    Bill Glynn
179    Gair Allie
180    Wes Westrum
181    Mel Roach
182    Chuck Harmon
183    Earle Combs
184    Ed Bailey
185    Chuck Stobbs
186    Karl Olson
187    Heinie Manush
188    Dave Jolly
189    Bob Ross
190    Ray Herbert
191    Dick Schofield
192    Cot Deal
193    Johnny Hopp
194    Bill Sarni
195    Billy Consolo    (Bill Consolo)
196    Stan Jok
197    Schoolboy Rowe
198    Carl Sawatski
199    Rocky Nelson
200    Larry Jansen
201    Al Kaline
202    Bob Purkey
203    Harry Brecheen
204    Angel Scull
205    Johnny Sain
206    Ray Crone
207    Tom Oliver
208    Grady Hatton
209    Tim Thompson    (Charlie Thompson)
210    Bob Buhl
211    Don Hoak
212    Mickey Micelotta
213    John Fitzpatrick
214    Arnie Portocarrero    (Arnold Portocarrero)
215    Ed McGhee
216    Al Sima
217    Paul Schreiber
218    Fred Marsh
219    Chuck Kress    (Charlie Kress)
220    Ruben Gomez
221    Dick Brodowski
222    Bill Wilson
223    Joe Haynes
224    Dick Weik
225    Don Liddle
226    Jay Heard    (Jehosie Heard)
227    Buster Mills
228    Gene Hermanski
229    Bob Talbot
230    Bob Kuzava
231    Roy Smalley
232    Lou Limmer
233    Augie Galan
234    Jerry Lynch
235    Vern Law
236    Paul Penson
237    Mike Ryba
238    Al Aber
239    Bill Skowron
240    Sam Mele
241    Bob Miller
242    Curt Roberts
243    Ray Blades
244    Lee Wheat   (Leroy Wheat)
245    Roy Sievers
246    Howie Fox
247    Eddie Mayo
248    Al Smith
249    Vinegar Bend Mizell   (Wilmer Mizell)
250    Ted Williams

Vintage Topps Pages:

2010 Topps Series 2  Baseball Checklist 1951 Topps Baseball Checklist & Review
2010 Topps Series 2  Baseball Checklist 1952 Topps Baseball Review
2010 Topps Series 2  Baseball Checklist 1952 Topps Baseball Complete Checklist
2010 Topps Series 2  Baseball Checklist 1953 Topps Baseball Checklist & Review

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