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.
|Image||Set||#||Card Title/Players||Pro Team||Position||College||Honors||Notes||Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards|
|1959 Topps CFL||1||Norm Rauhaus||Winnipeg Blue Bombers||end||Manitoba|
|1959 Topps CFL||2||Cornel Piper||Winnipeg Blue Bombers||guard||Error card
Piper's first name is misspelled "Cornell."
|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||4||Roger Savoie||Winnipeg Blue Bombers||tackle||exmt|
|1959 Topps CFL||5||Jim Van Pelt||Winnipeg Blue Bombers||quarterback||Michigan|
|1959 Topps CFL||6||Herb Gray||Winnipeg Blue Bombers||end||Texas||Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1983|
|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||8||By Bailey||BC Lions||fullback||Washington State||Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1975|
|1959 Topps CFL||9||Tom Hinton||BC Lions||tackle||Louisiana Tech||Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1991||GAI 7, nm|
|1959 Topps CFL||10||Chuck Quilter||BC Lions||tackle||Tyler Junior College||exmt|
|1959 Topps CFL||11||Mel Gillett||BC Lions||halfback||Lewis and Clark|
|1959 Topps CFL||12||Ted Hunt||BC Lions||halfback, kicker||British Columbia||nm|
|1959 Topps CFL||13||Sonny Homer||BC Lions||halfback||Grays Harbor||nm|
|1959 Topps CFL||14||Bill Jessup||BC Lions||end, punter||USC|
|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||16||Norm Fieldgate||BC Lions||end, linebacker||British Columbia||Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1979||nm|
|1959 Topps CFL||17||Urban Henry||BC Lions||tackle||Georgia Tech||nm|
|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.|
|1959 Topps CFL||19||Bruce Claridge||BC Lions||end||Washington||PSA 9, exmt|
|1959 Topps CFL||20||Jim Bakhtiar||Calgary Stampeders||running back||Virginia||PSA 8|
|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."
|1959 Topps CFL||22||Walt Radzick||Calgary Stampeders||guard||nm|
|1959 Topps CFL||23||Ron Allbright||Calgary Stampeders||guard, tackle||Error card
Allbright's last name is misspelled "Albright" on this card.
|1959 Topps CFL||24||Art Scullion||Calgary Stampeders||end||nm|
|1959 Topps CFL||25||Ernie Warlick||Calgary Stampeders||tight end||North Carolina College||PSA 8|