I am now completely finished with 1959 Topps baseball, one of my all-time favorite sets. About a week ago, I received the last of the variations - #316 Ralph Lumenti thanks to my #1 trading buddy Stuart. In September of 2015, I had at least one of each card, but now I have all the variants too.
Ralphie is one of six cards that come with or without a "Traded" or "Optioned" statement on the back. (Scan is not my actual copy.) The others are listed below:
321 Bob Giallombardo "Optioned"
322 Harry Hanebrink "Traded"
336 Billy Loes "Traded"
362 Dolan Nichols "Optioned"
416 Haywood Sullivan (Circle around ©, period after U.S.A.)
And there are also three different Warren Spahns (#40) with different birthdates.
I'm not concerned with getting all the white and gray back pairs. They occur from #199 to #286. My set is a mixture.
I'm just satisfied with completing such a landmark set. It's my first one in the 50's. Next up is '57!