As before I am using The History Of Uniform and Professional Baseball Uniforms Encyclopedia 1936-2013 as my primary sources. Oddly enough, HOU does not specify home or away for three of the uniforms worn in the 1950-52 time frame while PBUE does - I am using the PBUE's specifications. I am also using Yakyu Baka's Uniform posts as a reference for some of the more recent uniforms.
1956-57 Home 2 different
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The home uniform in 1958 and 1959 is exactly the same except that PBUE says there was a different cap in 58 (an interlocking "HC" design) than 59 (the stylized "ch" design used with the away uniforms). HOU only mentions the '58 hat. Neither source indicates the hat with just the "H" on it shown on the Kozuru card. I have a number of menko cards that show this hat so I'm not sure why neither source has it.
The home uniform for 1960-62 looks very similar to the home uniform from 1958-59 except that it has a number on the front. So the photo on that card for the Carp's history from 1960-69 is from 1959!
Finding cards for players from the 50's was challenging - the Carp pretty much stunk during this time and didn't have a whole lot of stars. So appearances of 50's era Carp players in the OB sets was pretty much restricted to Katsumi Shiraishi and Ryohei Hasegawa.
The home uniform from 1954-56 and 1956-57 (the one I show Hasegawa in) only differed by the appearance of "HIROSHIMA" on the left sleeve. I assumed that the uniform Hasegawa is shown on the 2014 Pitchers Spirit Of Carp card is from the 1956-57 era since it looks like there's something on his left sleeve, but I could be wrong.
Some of the away uniforms in the late 50's and early 60's said "HIROSIMA" on them instead of "HIROSHIMA". Not quite sure why this happened but it's similar to the uniforms from around the same times for the Lions ("Nisitetu" instead of "Nishitetsu") and the Pearls/Buffaloes ("Kintetu" rather than "Kintetsu").
HOU says that the 1963-67 Away uniforms had the player's number on the left sleeve. I've seen photographic evidence that the number appeared on either sleeve.
The home and away uniforms from 1968-70 only differed from the 1963-67 ones by the addition of the word "TOYO" on the left sleeve.
PBUE uses photos to illustrate the uniforms - I used five cards that share photos with the PBUE in this post.