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 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."
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, punter USC
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.
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."
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" on this card.
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