October 24, 2015

Combining A 1955 Topps Doubleheader Harmon Killebrew and Johnny Podres Card


One of the more rare Harmon Killebrew cards can be found in the 1955 Topps Doubleheaders set. As you might remember, 1955 Topps has Killebrew's key rookie card and so this set from the same year can give collectors another shot at an early card of "The Killer." Because of the set's odd/tall format it never caught on and the idea was abandoned after only one year's production.

Killebrew fans luck out because he is featured completely on the front of the card but anyone interested in Podres' card would never get the full picture unless they owned the card and folded/destroyed it. The Doubleheaders cards design allowed two cards in one by giving both players the same set of legs. Using a little photo editing here's Podres on Killebrew's legs.


It matches up pretty nicely even though the grass is a different shade of green...but maybe that's where the shadow line is...yes, I'm going to go with that. Highly-graded copies of this card can top the same grade on Killebrew's 1955 Topps rookie believe it or not and can top $1,000.

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