July 23, 2014

249 bobby adams

Type 1 variation on 1959 Topps 249 Bobby Adams.  There is a small nick out of the magenta print in the lower right corner of the background, to the right of the “BASE” in the position.  A very small nick out of the magenta print in the bottom of the background is under the “TH” in the position.  This leaves those small areas with only yellow print.  From a survey of examples, this variation appears on approximately 25% of cards.

1959 Topps 249 Bobby Adams1959 Topps 249 Bobby Adams background variation

July 16, 2014

384 dave sisler

Type 2 variation on the back of 1959 Topps 384 Dave Sisler.  In the bottom border, there is a small (less than 1mm) green mark under the “l” in “Totals” under the TEAM LEA. column, a 1.5mm green scratch under the W column, a 2.5mm red scratch under the PCT column, and a longer, 11mm green scratch under the BB and ERA columns. From a survey of examples, this variation appears on approximately 20% of cards.

1959 Topps 384 Dave Sisler front1959 Topps 384 Dave Sisler

Here is the entire variation.

1959 Topps 384 Dave Sisler variation

In the bottom border, there is:

(1) a small (less than 1mm) green mark under the “l” in “Totals” under the TEAM LEA. column,

1959 Topps 384 Dave Sisler back variation 1

(2) a 1.5mm green scratch under the W column,

1959 Topps 384 Dave Sisler back variation 2

(3) a 2.5mm red scratch under the PCT column,

1959 Topps 384 Dave Sisler back variation 3

and (4) a longer, 11mm green scratch under the BB and ERA columns.

1959 Topps 384 Dave Sisler back variation 4

July 7, 2014

381 mike baxes

Type 2 varieties on 1959 Topps 381 Mike Baxes can be found in the lower left background, to the left of raised elephant foot on the team logo.  From a survey of available examples, the card without any marks by the team logo represent approximately 60% of cards.

1959 Topps 381 Mike Baxes1959 Topps 381 Mike Baxes no variation

Approximately 40% of examples can be found with two red marks to the left of raised elephant foot on the team logo.  Half of these 40% are found with only the two red marks and half of these 40%are found with two red marks and two black marks.  Here is an example with two red marks and two black marks.

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July 6, 2014

381 mike baxes

Type 2 varieties on 1959 Topps 381 Mike Baxes can be found in the lower left background, to the left of raised elephant foot on the team logo.  From a survey of available examples, the card without any marks by the team logo represent approximately 60% of cards.

1959 Topps 381 Mike Baxes1959 Topps 381 Mike Baxes no variation

Approximately 40% of examples can be found with two red marks to the left of raised elephant foot on the team logo.  Half of these 40% are found with only the two red marks and half of these 40%are found with two red marks and two black marks.  Here is an example with just two red marks.

1959 Topps 381 Mike Baxes two red marks  variation1959 Topps 381 Mike Baxes two red marks variation close