1959 Oklahoma Today Major Leaguers Baseball Card Set and Checklist

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Year: 1959

Title: Oklahoma Today Major Leaguers

Size: 1-11/16″ by 2-3/4″

Number in Set: 20


The 20 cards of baseball players, past and present, from Oklahoma, were printed on the back cover of the Summer 1959 Issue of Oklahoma Today magazine.

1959 Oklahoma Today Major Leaguers Uncut Shee – Back Cover of Magazine
Oklahoma Today Magazine – Summer 1959 – Front Cover

The front of the cards feature black and white player images against color backgrounds, of which eight are green, eight are gold, and four are light blue, within a thin black border. Each card was supposed to be cut out by hand, with the printed perforation lines guiding the collector. Under the player’s photo is their name in red capital letters within a white panel.

The backs are unnumbered and show the player’s name, position, team, and league.

PSA has graded 281 cards from this set (64 of those being Mickey Mantle’s card).


1959 Oklahoma Today Mickey Mantle – Front
1959 Oklahoma Today Mickey Mantle – Reverse

Key Cards

The key cards are Hall of Famers Mickey Mantle and Warren Spahn.

A high-grade Mickey Mantle, PSA 8+, is now a $5k+ card.


Jerry Adair

Harry Brecheen

Johnny Callison

Alvin Dark

Dizzy Dean

Don Demeter

Paul Dean

Carl Hubbell

Mickey Mantle

Pepper Martin

Lindy McDaniel

Von McDaniel

Cal McLish

Dale Mitchell

Allie Reynolds

Warren Spahn

Tom Sturdivant

Jerry Walker

Lloyd Waner

Paul Waner