In Celebration of Topps Willie Mays FourSome. today we present the 1959
The 1959 Topps Set features Four Willie Mays Cards (plus the Giants Team Card)
We lead off with a card that Connects a Phillies Legend with Mr Mays.
1959 Topps #317 N L Hitting Kings Ashburn & Mays
Mays Base Card from the classic 1959 set
1959 Topps #50 Willie Mays
Mays was also featured in the Hi Numbered All-Star Subset.
1959 Topps #563 Willie Mays All-Star
We finish One of my all-time favorite cards is this one which honors a catch you will see repeatedly this weekend if your a baseball junkie.
1959 Topps #464 Baseball Highlights Willie Mays
How can you not love this card. I have been seeing the grainy footage of this catch since I was a kid and here it is on a 50 year old .
For the Collector
One of the oddities about the 1959 Topps set is the All-Star set. Despite being part of the High Number Series the All-Star cards of stars are typically much cheaper then the more common base cards. The Hi Number May All-Star has sold recently on eBay for $9.33 (rough) to $13.01 (more passable). Low Recent auction for the other special cards was $7.00 for Ashburn/Mays and $7.03 for the Mays Catch.
The lowest price I found for the #50 Base card in reasonable condition was $31 for a Graded (VG) card, Although the card is available via BIN for $28.
The cards featured in the above post were acquired at the following prices
$21.50 - #50 Willie Mays
$4.50 - #317 Ashburn/Mays
$7.00 - #464 Mays Catch
$13.59 - #563 Mays All-Star
All prices listed include S&H, The Cards that I actually picked up were likely part of a larger lot and there may be a slight volume discount reflected in the purchase price.
Cardboard Connection - Willie Mays Baseball Card TimeLine