September 26, 2013

161 frank baumann

Type 2 variety on 1959 Topps 161 Frank Baumann can be found in several areas on the front of the card.  There are multiple distinct scratches on the card.  From a survey of examples available on eBay, this variation appears frequently, on approximately 30% of cards.

1959 Topps 161 Frank Baumann 1959 Topps 161 Frank Baumann variation upper left

A scratch approximately 20mm in length extends from the top border, through the background, the “a” in “frank”, and to the portrait.  A second smaller scratch 4mm in length crosses this scratch, just under the “a”.

1959 Topps 161 Frank Baumann variation lower right

A scratch approximately 48mm in length extends from the bottom border, just above “B” in the team name “BOSTON”, through the background, the portrait, the “m” in the autograph, and the left leg.  A scratch 17mm in length is approximately parallel, and goes from the “S” in the team name “SOX” through the background and the right border.  A smaller scratch 5mm in length extends from between the “CH” in “PITCHER” through the background and into the bottom border.

September 7, 2013

365 gus bell

Type 2 variety on 1959 Topps 365 Gus Bell can be found in the portrait.  A scratch approximately 42mm in length extends across the forehead, across the portrait, and into the right border.  From a survey of examples available on eBay, this variation appears on approximately 6% of cards.

1959 Topps 365 Gus Bell1959 Topps 365 Gus Bell variation

September 1, 2013

407 moe drabowsky

Type 3 variety on 1959 Topps 407 Moe Drabowsky can be found in the upper center of the pink background.  There is a flaw in the background that is approximately 7mm long by 1mm.  This variation has been previously reported and is widely known.  From a survey of examples available on eBay, this variation appears on approximately 25% of cards.

1959 Topps 407 Moe Drabowsky1959 Topps 407 Moe Drabowsky variation

Normal 1959 Topps 407 Moe Drabowsky for comparison.

1959 Topps 407 Moe Drabowsky normal