1953 Topps Baseball Checklist

1953 Topps Baseball is an incredibly popular and beloved card series that built on the successes and lessons of the 1951 release. Originally planned as a 280 card set, released over the course of four waves, the checklist ultimately capped out at 276 thanks to pending litigation between Topps and Bowman at the time. Although none of the rookies from this collection went on to Hall of Fame success, there are a few notable and highly sought after cards for collectors to track down such as Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, and Billy Martin who are among the players short printed in 1953.

This set is also notable as the final to include the St. Louis Browns and Boston Braves. Topps reissued the set in 1991 so collectors should be wary of pristine cards on the market place.

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1953 Topps Baseball Checklist

Base Set – 276 Cards (Numbered to 280)
Cards 253, 261, 267, 268, 271 and 275 omitted

Series 1 – #1-#85
Series 2 – #86-#165
Series 3 – #166-#220
Series 4 – #221-#280

Athletics

15Bobo NewsomRC
17Billy Hitchcock
24Ferris Fain
42Gus Zernial
57Carl Scheib
64Dave Philley
97Don Kolloway
103Joe Astroth
122Elmer Valo
129Keith M. ThomasRC
131Harry ByrdRC
186Charlie BishopRC
195Ed McGheeRC
199Marion FricanoRC
225Bobby Shantz
227Morrie Martin
234Ray Murray
279Joe Coleman

Braves

3George Crowe
37Eddie Mathews
91Ebba St. Claire
106John Antonelli
117Sid Gordon
124Sibby Sisti
147Warren Spahn
158Johnny LoganRC
161Vern Bickford
185Jim PendletonRC
197Del Crandall
208Jim Wilson
212Jack DittmerRC
214Bill BrutonRC
215Gene ConleyRC
217Murray WallRC

Browns

36Johnny Groth
65Earl Harrist
67Roy Sievers
90Hank Edwards
96Virgil Trucks
127Clint CourtneyRC
142Vic Wertz
160Bobby Young
166Billy HunterRC
177Jim DyckRC
200Gordon Goldsberry
203Cliff Fannin
220Satchel Paige
232Dick Kokos
245Bill Norman
266Bob Cain
269Duane Pillette
278Willy MirandaRC

Cardinals

16Peanuts Lowrey
21Billy Johnson
41Enos Slaughter
56Jerry Staley
60Cloyd Boyer
68Del Rice
70Eddie Yuhas
78Red Schoendienst
93Hal Rice
128Wilmer Mizell
168Willard SchmidtRC
172Rip RepulskiRC
180Virgil Stallcup
183Stu MillerRC
189Ray JablonskiRC
190Dixie Walker
193Mike ClarkRC
204Dick BokelmannRC
205Vern BensonRC
218Les Fusselman
231Solly Hemus
273Harvey HaddixRC
274Johnny Riddle

Cubs

23Toby Atwell
29Hal Jeffcoat
39Eddie Miksis
46Johnny Klippstein
92Paul Minner
111Hank Sauer
130Turk Lown
144Bob Schultz
155Dutch Leonard
157Bob Addis
173Preston Ward
179Gene Hermanski
202Carl SawatskiRC

Dodgers

1Jackie Robinson
4Ben Wade
14Clem Labine
27Roy Campanella
34George Shuba
50Chuck Dressen
76Pee Wee Reese
81Joe Black
85Bobby Morgan
125Dick Williams
134Rube Walker
137John Rutherford
174Billy Loes
176Don HoakRC
216Jim HughesRC
221Bob MillikenRC
254Preacher Roe
255Dixie Howell
258Jim GilliamRC
263Johnny Podres
272Bill AntonelloRC

Giants

11Sal Yvars
20Hank Thompson
38Jim Hearn
62Monte Irvin
109Alvin Dark
115George Spencer
120Davey Williams
126Bill ConnellyRC
151Hoyt Wilhelm
182Bobby Hofman
244Willie Mays
260Sam CalderoneRC

Indians

2Luke Easter
6Sam Jones
25Ray Boone
26Dale Mitchell
33Bob Kennedy
54Bob Feller
61Early Wynn
75Mike Garcia
80Jim Hegan
84Bob Hooper
101Ted Wilks
135Al Rosen
150Harry Simpson
171Bill GlynnRC
187Jim Fridley
192Wally Westlake
233Al AberRC

Phillies

10Smoky Burgess
22Howie Fox
59Karl Drews
79Johnny Wyrostek
88Willie Jones
102Connie Ryan
136Ken Heintzelman
140Tommy Glaviano
146Granny Hamner

Pirates

8Clem Koshorek
48Bobby Del Greco
58George Metkovich
71Tony Bartirome
74Joe Rossi
83Howie Pollet
98Cal Abrams
107Danny O’Connell
154Dick Groat
175Ron KlineRC
178Jim WaughRC
191Ralph Kiner
198Forrest Main
201Paul LaPalme
222Vic JanowiczRC
223Johnny O’BrienRC
230Johnny Lindell
235John HetkiRC
238Cal HogueRC
243Carlos BernierRC
246Roy FaceRC
247Mike SandlockRC
249Eddie O’BrienRC

Red Sox

18Ted Lepcio
19Mel Parnell
30Willard Nixon
32Clyde Vollmer
40Johnny Lipon
44Ellis Kinder
49Faye Throneberry
55Mickey McDermott
63Gus Niarhos
69Dick Brodowski
94Bill Kennedy
138George Kell
139Sammy White
149Dom DiMaggio
169Dizzy Trout
170Bill Werle
181Al Zarilla
184Hal BrownRC
248Gene StephensRC
251Sid Hudson
280Milt BollingRC

Reds

7Bob Borkowski
12Howie Judson
28Eddie Pellagrini
45Grady Hatton
47Bubba Church
95Willard Marshall
105Joe Nuxhall
110Herm Wehmeier
116Frank Smith
118Gus Bell
152Bobby Adams
153Andy Seminick
162Ted Kluszewski
206Ed BaileyRC
209Jim GreengrassRC
226Ed Erautt
236Harry Perkowski
237Bud Podbielan
252Henry FoilesRC
259Roy McMillan
276Ken Raffensberger

Senators

13Connie Marrero
51Frank Campos
89Chuck Stobbs
108Bob Porterfield
133Gil Coan
148Mickey Grasso
159Wayne Terwilliger
164Frank Shea
219Pete Runnels
224Lou Sleater
241Al Sima
256Les PedenRC
262Bob OldisRC
265Jackie Jensen

Tigers

52Ted Gray
72Fred Hutchinson
99Dave Madison
112Ned Garver
113Jerry Priddy
121Walt Dropo
163Fred Hatfield
165Billy Hoeft
194Eddie Kazak
211J.W. PorterRC
228Hal Newhouser
239Jim Delsing
277Don LundRC

White Sox

5Joe Dobson
53Sherm Lollar
66Minnie Minoso
73Eddie Robinson
123Tommy Byrne
143Billy Pierce
145Harry Dorish
156Jim RiveraRC
196Bob KeeganRC
229Rocky KrsnichRC
240Fred Marsh
250Bob WilsonRC
257Bob BoydRC
270Vern Stephens

Yankees

9Joe Collins
31Ewell Blackwell
35Irv Noren
43Gil McDougald
77Johnny Mize
82Mickey Mantle
86Billy Martin
87Ed Lopat
100Bill Miller
104Yogi Berra
114Phil Rizzuto
119Johnny Sain
132Tom Morgan
141Allie Reynolds
167Art SchultRC
188Andy CareyRC
207Whitey Ford
210Bob CervRC
213Ray Scarborough
242Charlie Silvera
264Gene Woodling