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1959 Topps CFL Football Cards

There are 88 cards in the 1959 Topps CFL football card set. The cards have the same design, front and back, as 1959 Topps NFL cards. The 88 cards would have fit an even three times on a standard 264-card sheet, so there are no short prints or double prints in the set. The set contains numerous errors, and Topps tended to repeat the errors from year to year. Ron Allbright's name, for instance is misspelled on all three of his Topps CFL cards.

The 1959 CFL set contains a number of players who would move to the American Football League in its early years. Al Dorow, Eddie Macon, Sam DeLuca, Mack Yoho, and Bill Jessup all jumped to the AFL in 1960, its inaugural season. Ernie Warlick, Gerry McDougall, Jack Simpson, and Milt Graham eventually played in the AFL, as well.

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Picture Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Est. Retail Value (?) Grades available at nearmintcards.com
1959 Topps CFL Norm Rauhaus 1959 Topps CFL 1 Norm Rauhaus Winnipeg Blue Bombers end Manitoba
1959 Topps CFL Cornel Piper 1959 Topps CFL 2 Cornel Piper Winnipeg Blue Bombers guard Error card

Piper's first name is misspelled "Cornell."
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1959 Topps CFL Leo Lewis 1959 Topps CFL 3 Leo Lewis Winnipeg Blue Bombers halfback Lincoln University Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1973, College Hall of Fame 2005 Lewis's son, Leo Lewis III, played for the Calgary Stampeders, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Minnesota Vikings, and Cleveland Browns. Leo III appeared on a couple of 1980s Topps cards. nm+
1959 Topps CFL Roger Savoie 1959 Topps CFL 4 Roger Savoie Winnipeg Blue Bombers tackle exmt
1959 Topps CFL Jim Van Pelt 1959 Topps CFL 5 Jim Van Pelt Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Michigan nm
1959 Topps CFL Herb Gray 1959 Topps CFL 6 Herb Gray Winnipeg Blue Bombers end Texas Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1983
1959 Topps CFL Gerry James 1959 Topps CFL 7 Gerry James Winnipeg Blue Bombers running back Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1981 James's father, Eddie James, was also elected to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. nm
1959 Topps CFL By Bailey 1959 Topps CFL 8 By Bailey BC Lions fullback Washington State Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1975
1959 Topps CFL Tom Hinton 1959 Topps CFL 9 Tom Hinton BC Lions tackle Louisiana Tech Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1991 GAI 7, nm
1959 Topps CFL Chuck Quilter 1959 Topps CFL 10 Chuck Quilter BC Lions tackle Tyler Junior College exmt
1959 Topps CFL Mel Gillett 1959 Topps CFL 11 Mel Gillett BC Lions halfback Lewis and Clark
1959 Topps CFL Ted Hunt 1959 Topps CFL 12 Ted Hunt BC Lions halfback, kicker British Columbia nm
1959 Topps CFL Sonny Homer 1959 Topps CFL 13 Sonny Homer BC Lions halfback Grays Harbor nm
1959 Topps CFL Bill Jessup 1959 Topps CFL 14 Bill Jessup BC Lions end USC nm+
1959 Topps CFL Al Dorow 1959 Topps CFL 15 Al Dorow BC Lions quarterback Michigan State Dorow is one of a handful of players who appeared on NFL, CFL, and AFL cards. See the others on my Cards in Three Leagues page. nm+
1959 Topps CFL Norm Fieldgate 1959 Topps CFL 16 Norm Fieldgate BC Lions end, linebacker British Columbia Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1979 nm
1959 Topps CFL Urban Henry 1959 Topps CFL 17 Urban Henry BC Lions tackle Georgia Tech nm
1959 Topps CFL Paul Cameron 1959 Topps CFL 18 Paul Cameron BC Lions defensive back UCLA Cameron placed sixth in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1952, and third in 1953. See my page of football cards of Heisman Trophy candidates. nm oc
1959 Topps CFL Bruce Claridge 1959 Topps CFL 19 Bruce Claridge BC Lions end Washington PSA 9, exmt
1959 Topps CFL Jim Bakhtiar 1959 Topps CFL 20 Jim Bakhtiar Calgary Stampeders running back Virginia PSA 8
1959 Topps CFL Earl Lunsford 1959 Topps CFL 21 Earl Lunsford Calgary Stampeders fullback Oklahoma State Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1983 Error card

Lunsford's last name is misspelled "Lundsford."
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1959 Topps CFL Walt Radzick 1959 Topps CFL 22 Walt Radzick Calgary Stampeders guard nm
1959 Topps CFL Ron Allbright 1959 Topps CFL 23 Ron Allbright Calgary Stampeders guard, tackle Error card

Allbright's last name is misspelled "Albright."
PSA 8, exmt
1959 Topps CFL Art Scullion 1959 Topps CFL 24 Art Scullion Calgary Stampeders end nm
1959 Topps CFL Ernie Warlick 1959 Topps CFL 25 Ernie Warlick Calgary Stampeders tight end North Carolina College PSA 8
1959 Topps CFL Nobby Wirkowski 1959 Topps CFL 26 Nobby Wirkowski Calgary Stampeders quarterback Miami Ohio PSA 9, nm+
1959 Topps CFL Harvey Wylie 1959 Topps CFL 27 Harvey Wylie Calgary Stampeders defensive back Montana State Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1980
1959 Topps CFL Gordon Brown 1959 Topps CFL 28 Gordon Brown Calgary Stampeders guard St. Martin's
1959 Topps CFL Don Luzzi 1959 Topps CFL 29 Don Luzzi Calgary Stampeders tackle Villanova Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1986 Luzzi was the CFL's Lineman of the Year in 1958. nm+
1959 Topps CFL Hal Patterson 1959 Topps CFL 30 Hal Patterson Montreal Alouettes end Kansas Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1971 Patterson won Canadian football's Most Outstanding Player award in 1956.
1959 Topps CFL Jack Simpson 1959 Topps CFL 31 Jack Simpson Montreal Alouettes guard Mississippi
1959 Topps CFL Doug McNichol 1959 Topps CFL 32 Doug McNichol Montreal Alouettes tackle Western Ontario nm
1959 Topps CFL Bob MacLellan 1959 Topps CFL 33 Bob MacLellan Montreal Alouettes center McGill nm
1959 Topps CFL Ted Elsby 1959 Topps CFL 34 Ted Elsby Montreal Alouettes tackle nm
1959 Topps CFL Mike Kovac 1959 Topps CFL 35 Mike Kovac Montreal Alouettes guard Western Ontario nm+
1959 Topps CFL Bob Geary 1959 Topps CFL 36 Bob Geary Montreal Alouettes guard Error card

Geary's last name is misspelled "Leary" on this card.
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1959 Topps CFL Hal Krebs 1959 Topps CFL 37 Hal Krebs Montreal Alouettes guard, linebacker
1959 Topps CFL Steve Jennings 1959 Topps CFL 38 Steve Jennings Montreal Alouettes tackle Oklahoma nm
1959 Topps CFL Don Getty 1959 Topps CFL 39 Don Getty Edmonton Eskimos quarterback Western Ontario PSA 8, nm
1959 Topps CFL Normie Kwong 1959 Topps CFL 40 Normie Kwong Edmonton Eskimos fullback Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1969
1959 Topps CFL John Bright 1959 Topps CFL 41 John Bright Edmonton Eskimos halfback Drake College Hall of Fame 1984, Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1970 Bright was voted the CFL's Most Outstanding Player in 1959.
1959 Topps CFL Art Walker 1959 Topps CFL 42 Art Walker Edmonton Eskimos guard Michigan nm
1959 Topps CFL Jackie Parker 1959 Topps CFL 43 Jackie Parker Edmonton Eskimos quarterback Mississippi Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1971, College Hall of Fame 1976
1959 Topps CFL Don Barry 1959 Topps CFL 44 Don Barry Edmonton Eskimos center Western Ontario
1959 Topps CFL Tommy Joe Coffey 1959 Topps CFL 45 Tommy Joe Coffey Edmonton Eskimos end, kicker West Texas State Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1977
1959 Topps CFL Mike Volcan 1959 Topps CFL 46 Mike Volcan Edmonton Eskimos guard exmt
1959 Topps CFL Stan Renning 1959 Topps CFL 47 Stan Renning Edmonton Eskimos guard Montana Renning signed with Edmonton, but he never played for them. He is pictured in his college uniform. nm+
1959 Topps CFL Gino Fracas 1959 Topps CFL 48 Gino Fracas Edmonton Eskimos fullback Western Ontario Canadian Football Hall of Fame 2011 PSA 9
1959 Topps CFL Ted Smale 1959 Topps CFL 49 Ted Smale Ottawa Rough Riders end Toronto PSA 8
1959 Topps CFL Mack Yoho 1959 Topps CFL 50 Mack Yoho Ottawa Rough Riders tackle Miami Ohio Yoho jumped to the AFL in 1960, after two seasons with Ottawa. He played four seasons for the AFL's Buffalo Bills.

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