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DATE DESCRIPTION LOW HIGH AVERAGE

3-Jan-55 Roger Bannister, Sportsman of the Year; Articles: Roy (wrong way) Riegel; Willie Mays $12.50 $30.00 $20.76
10-Jan-55 Santa Anita Racetrack; Articles: Jack Dempsey; College Bowl Results $1.00 $4.00 $2.50
17-Jan-55 Rafael Rodriguez - Bullfighting $4.25 $5.00 $4.63
24-Jan-55 Doris Hedberg & Maud Karlen- Swedish Gymnasts; Articles: Gordie Howe; Detroit Pistons $4.00 $5.00 $4.50
31-Jan-55 Jim Kinmont - Skiing; Articles: James Naismith; College Basketball $1.00 $14.50 $7.33
7-Feb-55 Carol Heiss- female figure skater $4.00 $15.50 $8.17
14-Feb-55 Great Dane - Autopilot; Articles on the baseball Hall of Fame $4.00 $10.00 $7.33
21-Feb-55 Swimsuit model Betty di Bugnano; Articles: LA Lakers/NY Knicks; Willie Mays $4.00 $10.00 $7.79
28-Feb-55 Starting Gate at Hialeah; Articles: Los Angeles Lakers $4.00 $6.50 $5.50
7-Mar-55 Joseph Cameron Alston-badmitton player $4.00 $15.00 $9.50
14-Mar-55 Wallace (Buddy) Werner - skiing; Articles: Olympic Skiing; Casey Stengel; Soviet Hockey Team $2.00 $7.25 $4.44
21-Mar-55 Parry O'Brien - shotput $7.25 $10.00 $8.63
28-Mar-55 Steve Nagy - Bowling; Articles: Bill Russell, College Basketball $5.50 $10.00 $7.75
4-Apr-55 Ben Hogan (FC); Masters hole by hole $10.00 $68.50 $39.88
11-Apr-55 Willie Mays (FC)/Leo Durocher; Articles: Page 19 has eight pictures of 1955 Topps baseball cards; preview of National Leagues baseball teams; professional wrestling $28.00 $90.00 $57.97
18-Apr-55 Al Rosen/Bill Lobe; TOPPS BASEBALL CARDS featuring There are two pages of examples of 1955 Topps cards, shows both front and back of cards include Arnold Portocarrero, Al Rosen, Hal Smith, Bob Keegan, Ferris Fain, Frank Sullivan, Bob Turley, Roy Sievers, Ray Jablonski, Dusty Rhodes, Danny Schell, Wally Moon, Warren Spahn, Dick Groat and Ernie Banks. Then there are three pages of New York Yankees including 15 cards issued in the 1954 Topps set: Eddie Robinson, Charlie Silvera, Hank Bauer, Andy Carey, Bill Skowran, Yogi Berra, Gene Woodling, Phil Rizzuto, Willie Miranda, Johnny Sain, Ed Lopat, Whitey Ford, Frank Leja and Bob Kuzava. SI also included 12 fantasy cards of Yankees who were not issued in the set, but should have been, These black and white shoulda, coulda been cards have the same look as the 1954 set sans team logo and include a write-up on the back of each card. The made-up cards include Irv Noren, Gil McDougald, Tom Morgan, Jim Mcdonald, Jerry Coleman, Bob Cerv, Bob Grim, Tom Gorman, Mickey Mantle, Allie Reynolds, Harry Byrd and Enos Slaughter. (note: cards are not cardboard, are printed as part of magazine.) $10.50 $60.00 $34.92
25-Apr-55 Tenzing of Nroway; Articles: Santa Anita Turf Club - Good News for $2 Bettors; Philadelphia A's move to Kansas City; Opening Day of baseball season; VP's Fish Story which includes hilarious shot of a young Richard Nixon; Part I in a series entitled Tenzing: Tiger of Everest; Profile of young Travis Rayborn $2.50 $3.75 $3.13
2-May-55 Tom Courtney-Penn Relays; Articles: Penn Relays; Relays across the nation; Nashua beats Summer Tan in the Wood Memorial; Pictures of a rugby match between UCLA and a combined team from Cambridge/Oxford; Part II of series Tenzing: Tiger of Everest; Brooklyn Dodgers win first 10 games of the season; Hunting with General Franco in Spain $0.00 $7.00 $2.67
9-May-55 Hot Air Ballooning; Articles: Hot Air Ballooning; Report from the Mille Miglia; B&W photos of Spanish actors performing their roles as Grecian athletes in Robert Rossen's movie, Alexander the Great; Kentucky Derby; Part III in series, Tenzing: Tiger of Everest; fishing for channel bass off the the coast of North Carolina; play-off between young Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan $1.00 $7.00 $4.33
16-May-55 Bird Watcher's Guide $5.00 $11.50 $8.25
23-May-55 Zale Perry, Skin Diver; Articles: Leo Durocher $2.00 $3.00 $2.50
30-May-55 Herb Score, Cleveland Indians; Articles: Indianapolis 500 $7.25 $34.50 $20.88
6-Jun-55 Rainbow Trout $7.00 $12.00 $9.67
13-Jun-55 Windigo, Ocean racer, skippered by Magnus Johnson; Formula-1 Racing at Le Mans; Horse Racing: Swaps $8.00 $15.50 $11.83
20-Jun-55 Ed Furgol - US Open Preview; Foldout of Golfing Stars: Hogan, Palmer, Venturi $3.00 $11.25 $7.75
27-Jun-55 Duke Snider, Broklyn Dodgers (FC) $10.00 $80.00 $35.57
4-Jul-55 English Bulldog $14.25 $44.00 $30.08
11-Jul-55 Yogi Berra, NY Yankees (FC); Articles: All-Star Game Preview; Tony Trabert $10.00 $121.50 $40.78
18-Jul-55 Kentucky Derby winner Swaps $3.00 $14.00 $8.33
25-Jul-55 Marylee Davey, Mountain Climbing; Vintage photos of Baseball Players from the 1880s $3.00 $4.25 $3.63
1-Aug-55 Ted Williams, Boston Red Sox (FC) $40.00 $137.56 $84.85
8-Aug-55 Ann Marston archery champion; Articles: Queen of the Salmon Rivers Wallace Stegner; Archery; Ben Hogan; Ted Williams; Cy Young $8.40 $8.40 $8.40
15-Aug-55 copy of first SI cover, Eddie Matthews, Milwaukee Braves; 1st Anniversary issue; Articles: Ben Hogan $2.00 $21.00 $14.75
22-Aug-55 Don Newcombe, Brooklyn Dodgers $10.00 $76.00 $35.50
29-Aug-55 Tony Trabert, tennis $3.50 $11.00 $6.50
5-Sep-55 spearfishermen, the Pinder Brothers; Articles: American League Pennant race with full-page photos of NY Yankees, Phil Rizzuto and Hank Bauer; preview of upcoming NFL season $2.00 $5.00 $4.00
12-Sep-55 Bud Wilkinson -Oklahoma Sooners $6.00 $41.05 $24.36
19-Sep-55 Rocky Marciano, boxing $10.00 $53.00 $30.38
26-Sep-55 Walter Alston $10.00 $16.00 $12.67
3-Oct-55 Doak Walker, Detroit Lions; Articles: Notre Dame Football; Boxing: Rocky Marciano-Archie Moore title bout $16.00 $52.50 $36.17
10-Oct-55 Chukar Partridge by artist Menaboni; Dodgers-Yankees World Series $11.00 $11.00 $11.00
17-Oct-55 Princeton Marching Band; Brooklyn Dodgers win World Series over Yankees $6.00 $10.00 $8.67
24-Oct-55 Howard (Hopalong) Cassady (FC),The Ohio State Story; Articles: rodeo bucking bronco; pro football; basketball at St.Peters; Teddy Roosevelt and his Cabin in Dakota territory; NHL pro hockey preview $20.00 $88.50 $44.50
31-Oct-55 Pamela Phillips, National Horse Show; Frank Leahy, Notre Dame Football coach $0.00 $15.50 $8.25
7-Nov-55 Bob Pellegrini-Maryland FB; Articles: Ted Williams, Boston Red Sox $0.00 $10.00 $5.00
14-Nov-55 Ernest Burton, hunting; Articles: New York Yankees in Japan; college football week recaps; steeplechase; Stirling Moss $7.00 $10.00 $9.00
21-Nov-55 Olympic Skier Gladys (Skeeter) Werner; Articles: Baltimore Colts - Chicago Bears $5.50 $8.00 $6.75
28-Nov-55 Don Holleder, Army-Navy football; Articles: Swimsuits $10.00 $10.00 $10.00
5-Dec-55 Louise Dyer, Fencing $3.00 $6.00 $4.00
12-Dec-55 Dachshunds; Articles: Bill Russell $10.00 $18.50 $14.25
19-Dec-55 Skiing- Billy Andre of Montclair, NJ and Josephine Thaler of Kitzbuhel, Austria at the head of the Mt. Mansfield trails in Stowe, VT; Articles: Sugar Ray Robinson, boxing $5.00 $12.00 $8.67
26-Dec-55 Jim Swink - TCU; Bowl Preview $4.00 $7.75 $5.88

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