December 10, 2014

33 ed fitzgerald

Type 2 variation on 1959 Topps 33 Ed Fitzgerald. There is a 2mm long blue mark that is near vertical in orientation through the bottom of the g in the name Fitzgerald. The mark is similar to the one found 71 Don Bessent, but the one on this card is darker. This variation occurs on approximately 20 to 25% of examples according to a survey of cards. High quality examples of this variety are difficult to find.

1959 Topps 33 Ed Fitzgerald1959 Topps 33 Ed Fitzgerald variation

December 7, 2014

317 N.L. hitting kings ashburn-mays

Type 3 variation on 1959 Topps 317 N.L. Hitting Kings Ashburn-Mays.  In the white background, above Mays’ shoulder and halfway between Ashburn and Mays, is a black mark that looks like a complicated scratch.  It is approximately 3mm tall and 2mm wide at the widest point.  This card is often referred to as the “A” variety because of the resemblance of the mark to the letter.  This variety is one of the more well known in the 1959 Topps set and is featured on many variety lists.  This variation occurs on approximately 35% of examples according to a survey of cards.

1959 Topps 317 NL Hitting Kings Ashburn-Mays1959 Topps 317 NL Hitting Kings Ashburn-Mays variation