1956 Topps Baseball Checklist

1956 Topps Baseball cards mark the end of an era in a way. This set is the last set of “oversized” trading cards produced by Topps. The following year they would adopt the now-standard 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 size and stick with it forever. This also marks the first season of the Topps monopoly on baseball gum cards.

The base checklist for this set includes 340 player cards and two checklists. It is also the first time that Topps would include team cards in a baseball set. The first two cards feature the American League and National League presidents respectively.

Two Hall of Fame inductees have their rookie cards in this set: Luis Aparicio and Walt Alston. Alston, as was the case with most of the cards released in early series’, has a color variant on the back of the card.

A series of 60 pins was also released by Topps that utilized the same portraits from this card series. It proved to be far less popular, though.

Our checklist includes all of the cards in this set. Scroll through each team or pick your team from the menu below and go directly to their cards. Clicking a link will direct you to an affiliate retailer or to relevant eBay listings.

1956 Topps Baseball Checklist

Base Set – 342 Cards

League Presidents

1Will Harridge
2Warren Giles

Athletics

3Elmer Valo
16Hector LopezRC
22Jim Finigan
45Gus Zernial
53Arnie Portocarrero
67Vic Power
82Bill Renna
106Joe Astroth
109Enos Slaughter
151Spook Jacobs
161Joe DeMaestri
176Alex Kellner
236Kansas City Athletics
239Harry Simpson
246Tom Gorman
258Art Ditmar
261Bobby Shantz
279Johnny Groth
319Jack CrimianRC
339Rance PlessRC

Braves

10Warren Spahn
17Gene Conley
31Hank Aaron
69Chuck Tanner
76Ray Crone
95Milwaukee Braves
107Eddie Matthews
131Bob RoselliRC
136Johnny Logan
172Frank TorreRC
175Del Crandall
185Bill Bruton
219Lew Burdette
244Bob Buhl
254George Crowe
257Bobby Thomson
272Danny O’Connell
278Chet Nichols
294Ernie Johnson
312Andy Pafko
320Joe Adcock

Cardinals

14Ken Boyer
27Nelson BurbrinkRC
37Alex Grammas
55Wally Moon
64Luis ArroyoRC
77Harvey Haddix
119Larry JacksonRC
134St. Louis Cardinals
141Joe Frazier
170Bill Virdon
193Wilmer Mizell
196Tom Poholsky
201Rip Repulski
247Bill Sarni
273Walker Cooper
283Hal Smith
293Stu Miller
309Don BlasingameRC
323Willard Schmidt
336Ellis Kinder

Cubs

11Chicago Cubs
15Ernie Banks
41Hank Sauer
66Bob SpeakeRC
74Jim KingRC
96Bill Tremel
102Jim Davis
112Dee Fondy
124Don KaiserRC
142Gene Baker
179Harry Chiti
182Paul Minner
194Monte Irvin
214Bob Rush
227Russ Meyer
259Sam Jones
282Warren Hacker
285Eddie Miksis
291Frank KellertRC
314Hobie Landrith
335Don Hoak

Dodgers

8Walt Alston
30Jackie Robinson
42Sandy Amoros
58Ed Roebuck
63Roger CraigRC
79Sandy Koufax
83Karl Spooner
99Don Zimmer
101Roy Campanella
145Gil Hodges
150Duke Snider
166Brooklyn Dodgers
173Johnny Podres
184Don BessentRC
190Carl Furillo
223Randy Jackson
233Carl Erskine
235Don Newcombe
260Pee Wee Reese
270Billy Loes
280Jim Gilliam
295Clem Labine
299Charley Neal
333Rube Walker

Giants

9Ruben Gomez
28Bobby Hofman
44Windy McCall
50Dusty Rhodes
73Wayne Terwilliger
91Gail HarisRC
104Bob Lennon
130Willie Mays
138Johnny Antonelli
148Alvin Dark
156Wes Westrum
199Hank Thompson
202Jim Hearn
205Whitey Lockman
226New York Giants
241Don Bueller
264Ray MonzantRC
271Foster CastlemanRC
277Daryl Spencer
301Marv Grissom
307Hoyt Wilhelm
325Don Liddle

Indians

35Al Rosen
39Don Mossi
48Jim Hegan
59Jose SantiagoRC
85Cleveland Indians
105Al Smith
132Bobby Avila
133Ray Narleski
140Herb ScoreRC
163Gene Woodling
187Early Wynn
200Bob Feller
210Mike Garcia
230Chico Carrasquel
255Bob Lemon
268Dale Mitchell
281Art Houtteman
300Vic Wertz
311Hal Naragon
330Jim Busby

Orioles

19Chuck Diering
23Fred Marsh
43Ray Moore
62Hal Smith
80Gus Triandos
100Baltimore Orioles
103Willy Miranda
154Dave Pope
167Harry Dorish
169Bob NelsonRC
171Jim Wilson
206Erv Palica
222Dave Philley
229Harry Brecheen
231Bob Hale
266Don Ferrarese
276George Zuverink
286Bill Wight
287Bobby Adams
303Jim Dyck

Phillies

7Ron NegrayRC
60Mayo Smith
72Philadelphia Phillies
78Herm Wehmeier
81Wally Westlake
114Jim Owens
120Richie Ashburn
127Willie Jones
174Glen GorgousRC
180Robin Roberts
183Stan Lopata
197Granny Hamner
211Murry Dickson
220Del Ennis
269Jack MeyerRC
274Frank Baumholtz
275Jim Greengrass
290Curt Simmons
296Andy Seminick
334Bob Miller
337Bobby Morgan

Pirates

13Roy Face
24Dick Groat
33Roberto Clemente
46Gene Freese
56Dale Long
65Johnny O’Brien
94Ron Kline
97Jerry Lynch
108Laurin Pepper
116Eddie O’Brien
121Pittsburgh Pirates
129Paul MartinRC
153Frank Thomas
204Art SwansonRC
209Max Surkont
221Bob Friend
232Toby Atwell
252Vern Law
297Bob Skinner
306Curt Roberts
328Preston Ward
331Dick Hall

Red Sox

5Ted Williams
26Grady Hatton
34Tom Brewer
71Frank Sullivan
89Norm Zauchin
93George Susce
111Boston Red Sox
115Jackie Jensen
122Willard Nixon
143Jim Piersall
168Sammy White
217Billy Klaus
228Mickey Vernon
245Billy Goodman
248Bob Porterfield
256Tom Hurd
284Ike Delock
298Johnny Schmitz
304Frank Malzone
313Gene Stephens
315Milt Bolling

Reds

25Ted Kluszewski
36Rudy Minarcin
47Art Fowler
86Ray Jablonski
90Cincinnati Redlegs
123Roy McMillan
137Al SilveraRC
158Wally Post
162Gus Bell
178Joe Black
192Smoky Burgess
212Johnny Temple
218Joe Nuxhall
224Bud Podbielan
242Hershell Freeman
249Johnny Klippstein
289Hal Jeffcoat
305Brooks Lawrence
308Chuck Harmon
324Rocky Bridges

Senators

4Carlos Paula
49Pedro RamosRC
51Erie OravetzRC
68Chuck Stobbs
75Roy Sievers
87Dean Stonen
98Camilo Pascual
128Eddie Yost
146Washington Senators
157Dick Brodowski
159Clint Courtney
164Harmon Killebrew
165Red Schoendienst
198Ed Fitz Gerald
216Jerry SchoonmakerRC
234Pete Runnels
237Jose ValdivielsoRC
322Karl Olson
327Bob WieslerRC
329Lou BerberetRC

Tigers

6Ray Boone
20Al Kaline
32Frank House
57Duke MaasRC
84Babe BirrerRC
92Red Wilson
117Virgil Trucks
126Jim BradyRC
147Earl Torgeson
152Billy Hoeft
155Harvey Kuenn
189Ned Garver
191Frank Lary
203Bill Tuttle
207Jim SmallRC
213Detroit Tigers
263Bob Miller
310Steve Gromek
317Al Aber
318Fred Hatfield
338Jim Delsing

White Sox

18Dick Donovan
29Jack Harshman
38Bob Kennedy
54Bob Keegan
70Jim Rivera
118Nellie Fox
125Minnie Minoso
144Leroy PowellRC
149Dixie Howell
160Billy Pierce
186Ron Jackson
188Chicago White Sox
195George Kell
238Walt Dropo
243Sherm Lollar
250Larry Doby
262Howie Pollet
265Sandy Consuegra
267Bob Nieman
292Luis AparicioRC
326Connie JohnsonRC

Yankees

12Andy Carey
21Joe Collins
40Bob Turley
52Bob Grim
61Bill Skowron
88Johnny KucksRC
110Yogi Berra
113Phil Rizzuto
135Mickey Mantle
139Tommy Carroll
177Hank Bauer
181Billy Martin
208Elston Howard
215Tommy Byrne
225Gil McDougald
240Whitey Ford
251New York Yankees
253Irv Noren
288Bob Cerv
302Eddie Robinson
316Jerry Coleman
321Jim Konstanty
332Don Larsen
340Mickey McDermott