1956 Topps - Basic

Number of Required Items: 342
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Current Finest Possible Set Rating: 10.725

With no Bowman issue to compete with, this set represented Topps "coming out party," coinciding with Mickey Mantle's emergence as a dominant force during his historic Triple Crown year. Not surprisingly Mantle's card is key to this terrific set which includes Ted Williams, Willie Mays, Roberto Clemente, Hank Aaron, and the New York Yankees team card. To read an in-depth article, click here.

All-Time Finest
RankCollection% CompleteGPA WeightedGPA with Top Pop BonusesSet Rating
1 Charles Merkel Click to Contact Owner 100.00%9.22 10.13 10.13
2 The Tull Collection 100.00%9.20 10.07 10.07
3 Donald E. Spence - The Lone Star Collection 100.00%9.11
Retired on 10/1/2013
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 9.114
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 9.114
9.88
09.88
4 Phil Minard's - 1956 Topps Basic Set 100.00%9.02
Retired on 8/22/2014
Rank 4
Weighted GPA 9.017
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 9.017
9.60
09.60
5 Michael Wachs Click to view Set Images 99.42%8.78
Retired on 10/25/2013
Rank 5
Weighted GPA 8.778
% Complete 99.42%
Set Rating 8.725
9.17
09.11
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Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteGPA WeightedGPA with Top Pop BonusesSet Rating
1 Charles Merkel Click to Contact Owner 100.00%9.22 10.13 10.13
2 The Tull Collection 100.00%9.20 10.07 10.07
3 SammyWeng Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.47 8.65 08.65
4 Bill Dodge's 1956 Topps Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%8.47 8.62 08.62
5 johnct's '56 Topps Basic 100.00%8.41 8.56 08.56
6 Deedeel's 56's 100.00%8.29 8.41 08.41
7 jbaker4422 Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.23 8.33 08.33
8 Mr Consistency 100.00%8.19 8.27 08.27
9 Stoney's Collection 100.00%8.17 8.26 08.26
10 Ron Hobbs Family Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.14 8.21 08.21
11 Brian's 1956 Topps Basic Baseball Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.13 8.17 08.17
12 The cards your mom said she threw out 1956 Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.14 8.17 08.17
13 greggpatenaude 100.00%8.09 8.12 08.12
14 DLW's 56's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%8.10 8.11 08.11
15 P J Tama 100.00%8.08 8.11 08.11
16 Derek's 1956 Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.06 8.09 08.09
17 starfire030 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%8.03 8.04 08.04
18 mccordcf 100.00%8.03 8.03 08.03
18 Cardboard Kid Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.03 8.03 08.03
20 Galen G Johnson 1956 Topps Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.01 8.02 08.02
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