Card History Mailday

Cards educating collectors on the history of The Hobby is one of my favorite things Topps has done with some of their past releases.  2011 Topps Baseball Series 1 has an excellent 10-card set that provides collectors with the history of the Topps Company.  I’m glad to see Topps is reading Sports Card Info.  The set includes the following:

  • #1 – Topps is founded by the Shorin family
  • #2 – 1951 – First cards are sold
  • #3 – 1952 – Sy Berger creates the first complete set
  • #4 – 1957 – Topps sets the card size standard
  • #5 – 1972 – Topps goes public
  • #6 – 1974 – First Topps Traded set
  • #7 – 1989 – Topps reintroduces Bowman
  • #8 – 1994 – Topps moves from Brooklyn to NYC
  • #9 – 2007 – Eisner & Co. buy in to Topps
  • #10 – 2009 – Topps receives MLB exclusive

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I also picked-up this 2010 Topps – Tales of the Game insert that talks about how Topps dumped excess ’52 Topps cards into the Hudson River.

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