Collecting beautiful cards for a set there’s no future of completing

The 1959 set has a really simple design, but it is because of this simplicity that the series is one of the most beautiful to collect in mid-high grade. With bold clean colours framed in white, many of the cards are quite compelling in high grade because a large proportion of the card’s surface area is inked in a single solid colour. Blemishes are easy to notice, with marks wreaking havoc on yellow and black backgrounds, but a clean card is shockingly pretty. The greatest hurdle there is in completing the set is the massive size, so there is no intention to complete the set, rather instead the pursuit of rare and population 1 of 1 cards of any player.

The collection also has a few error cards such as a number of Haywood Sullivan’s with the copyright / dot variations, and an SGC84 Warren Spahn with an obscured ‘3’ that I bought years ago. 1959’s are collected on a regular basis, the ones not fitting the above simple goal will be still graded but sold to continue financing the collection. Achieving this goal is attained by seeking out the most perfect examples possible in raw condition.

Some of the cards were found in a rack pack, including a Roger Maris and are included in the inventory but will be either graded and sold.

Start Date

January 2020

Cards Acquired

86 / 572

Raw Cards

USD $533.86

(ave. $6.20 / card)

Cards Graded

0

Grading Costs

$0

Total

$533.86

Graded

This is the first baseball series I started collecting, and after a very long time away from sports cards, my reintroduction to the hobby brought with it heightened expectations in both condition and quality of the cards. The lower standards are apparent in the grades purchased, but with my second approach, the raw cards out for grading should yield much better grades.

NO RETURNED CARDS ATM

List of raw cards out for grading

Card Player Cost Looks-Like Grade Actual Grade Certificate Poss. Value Notes
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3
4
5
6
7 Al Pilarcik 4.18 7.0
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22 Al Smith 9.0
23
24
25
26
27
28
29 Jim Bolger 7.0
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41 Bob Martyn 20.81 9.0
42
43
44
45
46
47
48 Orioles Team
49
50
51 Rip Coleman 4.84 8.0
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67 Brooks Lawrence 7.08 8.0
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93 Julio Becquer 102.60 9.0
94
95
96
97
98
99
100
101
102
103
104
105
106
107 Norm Larker 24.18 9.0
108
109 Bob Schmidt 4.18 6.0
110
111 Cincinnatti Reds 61.49 8.0
112 Billy Consolo 4.56
113
114 Earl Battey 6.0
115
116
117
118
119
120 Chuck Coles 7.0
121
122
123
124
125
126
127 Kent Hadley 5.11 9.0
128
129 Frank Herrera 16.00 9.0 rack pack
130
131
132
133
134
135
136 Jim O'Toole 4.84
137
138
139
140
141
142
143
144 Jerry Walker 8.0
145
146
147
148
149
150
151
152
153
154
155
156
157
158 Walt Dropo 4.18 7.0
159
160
161
162
163
164
165
166
167
168
169
170 Gene Woodling 7.0
171
172
173
174
175 Dick Farrell 6.0
176
177
178
179
180 Yogi Berra 6.0
181
182
183
184
185
186
187
188
189
190
191
192
193
194
195
196
197
198
199
200
201
202 Roger Maris 6.0
203
204
205
206
207
208
209
210
211
212
213
214
215
216
217
218
219
220
221
222
223
224
225 Johnny Logan 6.0
226
227 Hal W. Smith 7.08 7.0
228
229
230
231
232
233
234
235
236
237
238
239
240 Hank Bauer 5.0
241
242
243
244
245
246
247
248
249
250
251
252
253
254
255
256
257
258
259
260
261
262
263
264
265
266
267
268
269 Jack Meyer 6.44 8.0
270
271
272
273
274 Jerry Kindall 22.26 9.0
275
276
277
278
279
280
281
282
283
284
285
286
287
288
289 Johnny Kucks 6.27 8.0
290 Wes Covington 7.0
291
292
293
294
295
296
297
298 Tex Clevenger 5.90 7.0
299 Billy Klaus 8.0
300
301
302
303
304
305
306
307
308
309
310
311 Norm Zauchin 7.0
312 Don Newcombe 8.0
313 Frank House 4.51 7.0
314
315
316
317
318
319
320
321
322 Harry Hanebrink 4.51 7.0
323 Frank Sullivan 7.0
324
325
326
327
328
329
330
331
332
333
334
335
336
337 George Crowe 4.35 7.0
338
339
340
341 Tom Qualters 7.0
342
343
344
345
346
347
348
349
350 Ernie Banks 40.67 5.0
351
352
353
354
355
356 Bob Mabe 6.0
357
358
359
360
361 Willard Nixon 11.81 8.0
362
363
364
365
366
367
368
369
370
371
372
373
374
375
376
377
378
379 Bob Miller 3.86 9.0
380
381
382
383
384
385 Sher Lollar 6.0
386
387 Don Drysdale 7.0
388 Bob Will 3.48 9.0
389
390 Orlando Cepeda
391
392 Whitey Herzog 6.0 6.0
393 Frank Lary 8.0
394 Randy Jackson 17.11 9.0
395
396
397 Senators Team 8.0
398
399 Larry Jackson 9.0
400
401
402
403
404 Hank Sauer 10.20 9.0
405 Roy McMillan 8.0
406 Solly Drake 2.32
407
408
409
410
411
412
413
414 Dale Long 9.0
415
416 Haywood Sullivan (x3) 120.00 8.0
417 Virgil Trucks 10.74 9.0
418 Gino Cimoli 14.58 8.5
419
420
421 Herm Wehmeier 8.0 rack pack
422 Hobie Landrith 2.60 7.0
423 Bob Grim 4.04 8.0
424 Ken Aspromonte 1.94 8.0
425
426
427
428 Buc Hill 8.0
429 Bobby Thomson 51.49 8.0
430
431
432
433
434
435
436 Granny Hamner 4.18 7.0
437 Ike Delock 7.0
438 Sam Esposito 7.0
439
440
441
442
443
444 Ronnie Hanson 8.0
445
446
447
448
449
450
451
452
453 Les Moss 9.04 8.0
454
455
456 Jerry Casale 5.0
457
458 Gordon Jones 6.0
459
460
461
462 Colavitos Great Catch 5.48
463
464
465
466
467
468
469
470
471
472 Gene Freese 8.0
473 Mike Fornieles 8.0 7.0 49404191
474 Moe Thacker 8.0
475
476
477
478
479
480
481
482 Russ Meyer 8.0
483 Clint Courtney 7.0 7.0
484
485
486 Sammy White 4.18 6.0
487
488
489
490
491
492
493
494 Don Pavletich 20.00 9.0
495
496 Wayne Terwilliger 20.00 9.0
497 Hal R. Smith 8.0
498
499
500
501
502 Al Dark 10.93 8.0
503 Jim Owens 7.0
504
505
506
507
508
509
510
511
512
513
514
515
516
517
518
519
520
521
522
523
524
525
526
527
528
529
530
531
532
533
534
535
536
537
538
539
540
541
542
543
544
545
546
547
548
549
550
551
552
553
554
555
556
557
558
559
560
561
562
563
564
565
566
567
568
569
570
571
572
Total 694.02 0.00
USD 533.86 0.00
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