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 - Completed (Thanks Mom!)
1955 Topps - Completed

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


1956 Topps* - 3 Valo, 7 Negray, 60 Smith, 77 Haddix, 114 Owens, 180 Roberts, 274 Baumholtz, 293 Miller, 296 Seminick, 334 Miller
1956 Topps Pins - Negray, Smith, Wehmeier


1957 Topps - 314 Bouchee, 332 Bowman
1957 Swift Meats - 17 Ashburn


1958 Topps - Completed (Thanks Mom!)
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


1959 Topps - Completed (Thanks Mom!)

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.


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.