Topps goes back to the 1950s for National VIP cards

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Topps has announced its VIP cards for this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland and it’s an assortment of cards using the memorable 1959 design that get the nod this year.

There will be two Mickey Mantle cards — one showing him batting righty, the other lefty — with all VIP bags receiving four cards — but only one of the Mantle cards.

The others include Roger Maris, Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella.

Robinson’s card shows him as a member of the New York Giants, a team he was traded to in December of 1956 but never played for.

Chris Olds has collected sports cards and memorabilia since 1987. Before coming to Beckett Media, he wrote about the hobby for the Orlando Sentinel on his blog, SportsStuff, and for the San Antonio Express-News and The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News. Do you have a comment, question or idea? Send e-mail to him at

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