Warren Giles - 1956 Topps

Warren Crandall Giles (May 28, 1896 - February 7, 1979) spent 50 years in baseball and presiding over the National League during an exceptionally changing era. Warren began his baseball career in Moline, Illinois with the Moline Plowboys and then moved to the Rochester Red Wings, the St. Louis Cardinals Triple-A affiliate, of the International League as their president and general manager. Giles spent nine years with Rochester (1928-1936) when he became the president and GM of the Cincinnati Reds (1937-1951). Warren took the cellar-dwelling Reds from worst to first as the went from last place in 1937 to back-to-back National League pennant winners in 1939 and 1940, capturing the 1940 World Series title over the Detroit Tigers. Giles replaced Ford Frick as the National League president in 1951, remaining in the position for 18 years (1951-1969) and led the NL through one of the most transforming eras in Major League Baseball history. Warren oversaw the move of the Brooklyn Dodgers to Los Angeles in 1958 and the construction of Dodger Stadium in 1962, but also saw the New York Giants move to San Francisco that same year and the Angels build Angel Stadium in Anaheim (1966) and the Athletics opening of Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum (1966). During his tenure, the National League also expanded adding the New York Mets (1962), the Houston Colt .45s/Astros (1962/1965), the San Diego Padres (1969) and the Montreal Expos (1969). Giles had an oddly strong connection to the National League and discouraged the trading of players to the American League to uphold the NL’s strength. The Warren C. Giles Trophy is awarded each season to the National League pennant winners. Warren Giles was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1979. 



Condition Census (Explain)

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 GEM MT 10
2 MINT 9
2 MINT 9
2 MINT 9
3 NM-MT+ 8.5
3 NM-MT+ 8.5
3 NM-MT+ 8.5
4 NM-MT 8 (32)

PRICES BY GRADE

1956 TOPPS 2 WARREN GILES GRAY BACK

Grade Most Recent Price Average Price SMR Price Population POP Higher
Auth 238
PR 1 2 236
FR 1.5 236
GOOD 2 4 232
VG 3 17 215
VG - EX 4 $13.50 $13.50 29 183
EX 5 $12.30 $14.85 $22.00 49 130
EX - MT 6 $37.00 $34.69 $30.00 42 86
NM 7 $79.98 $87.50 $60.00 37 42
NM - MT 8 $177.78 $177.78 $185.00 31 6
MINT 9 $1,288.80 $1,288.80 $1,500.00 3 1
GEM - MT 10 $6,000.00 $6,000.00 1

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