Friday, September 24, 2010

1955-1959 Phillies Want List

1959 Topps #372
The Jim Hegan card featured here was probably my first ever Phillies "vintage" baseball card. I think we bought this card on the fly back at a baseball card show at the Y, or maybe Memorial Junior High. In any event, I remember marvelling at the "oldness" of this card. Prior to obtaining this card, probably the oldest card in my collection was from the early '70s. What strikes me now though is that relatively speaking, when I obtained this card back in 1981 or 1982 (probably), it wasn't really that old. 

By way of analogy, me getting this card then would be like a 9-year-old getting his hands on a 1987 Topps Rick Schu card now. That's kind of scary, isn't it?

1955 Bowman - 237 Wyrostek, 287 Mrozinski, 294 Moses
1955 Topps - 157 Miller, 202 Owens

1955 Armour Coins - Simmons
1955 Red Man Tobacco - 1N Ashburn, 15N Hamner, 24N Simmons
1955 Robert Gould All Stars - 6 Simmons, 18 Hamner, 22 Ashburn
1955 Topps Doubleheaders - 5 Kazanski, 10 Kipper, 81 Schell, 91 Ortiz, 108 Qualters, 122 Owens, 131 Wehmeier

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1956 Topps* - 3 Valo, 7 Negray, 60 Smith, 72 Team Card, 77 Haddix, 114 Owens, 120 Ashburn, 127 Jones, 180 Roberts, 183 Lopata, 220 Ennis, 269 Meyer, 274 Baumholtz, 293 Miller, 296 Seminick, 334 Miller, 337 Morgan
1956 Topps Pins - Negray, Smith, Wehmeier

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1957 Topps - 27 Kazanski, 31 Northey, 46 Miller, 70 Ashburn, 119 Lopata, 129 Rogovin, 158 Simmons, 174 Jones, 214 Team Card, 245 Repulski, 254 Negray, 265 Haddix, 299 Harmon, 305 Fernandez, 314 Bouchee, 332 Bowman, 335 Hamner, 348 Hearn, 370 Hacker, 387 Sanford, 397 Smalley
1957 Swift Meats - 17 Ashburn

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1958 Topps - 14 Repulski, 48 Harmon, 90 Roberts, 134 Team Card, 207 Hemus, 234 Sawatski, 264 Sanford, 298 Hearn, 345 Hegan, 372 Cardwell, 404 Simmons, 453 Qualters
1958 Hires Root Beer - 10 Ashburn, 12 Philley, 14 Post, 15 Repulski, 16 Fernandez, 20 Hamner, 28 Simmons, 29 Lopata, 39 Sanford, 43 Farrell, 60 Jones
1958 Kahn's Wieners - Post
1958 Phillies Picture Pack - Complete

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1959 Topps - 8 Team Card, 29 Bolger, 31 Lehman, 56 Sawatski, 63 Hearn, 99 Kazanski, 208 Jones, 235 Thomas, 269 Meyer, 317 Mays & Ashburn, 322 Hanebrink, 338 Anderson, 352 Roberts, 366 Robinson, 398 Post, 406 Drake, 517 Koppe, 523 Bright, 535 Gomez

1959 American Motors Home Run Derby - Post
1959 Armour Coins - Ashburn
1959 Bazooka - Ashburn

*Going after these cards seems like a bit of overkill.  My Dad and I have successfully completed the 1956 Topps set, taking over 20 years to put it together.  Do I really need a separate Phillies team set in another binder?  Yes.  Yes I do.  (Although it will probably take another 20 years to do so.)

I haven't included Phillies cards from the ridiculously scarce issues like the 1955 Felin's Franks set or the 1958 Hires Root Beer Test Set.

3 comments:

mado1953 said...

Do you still need the Jim Hegan card?

Jim said...

Hi there. I appreciate it, but I already have the Hegan card.

Steve F. said...

"Do I really need a separate Phillies team set in another binder? Yes. Yes I do."

My philosophy exactly. I don't have any full Topps sets as old as 1956, but I do have full Topps sets* from 1972-present, and I also have a separate binder with just Phillies cards. You can't pull the Phillies cards from the Topps binders and leave gaps now, can you???

I also have a separate set of 9-pocket sheets of Phillies team photo cards, and it's the same there--so for Phillies team photo cards from 1972-present, the goal is to have 3; for earlier ones, the goal is 2 since I don't have full Topps sets from those years.

*Several need a few cards, mostly because I pulled some for getting autographed and then didn't leave good notes to myself to replace them, but most are complete or nearly so.