Flashback Product of the Week: 1956 Topps Pins

Topps issued their first pins in 1956 in addition with their standard card set.  Originally there was suppose to be 90 pins in the set, but Topps ended up only issuing 60.  Most likely because collectors at the time wanted to ad cards to their collection versus pins.  Many of the images used for the pins come directly from that player’s 1956 Topps baseball card.  The 60-pin set consists of many Hall of Famers and some short prints.  Being an object that someone would wear, you can imagine not many of these pins are in great condition.  Remember, these come from the time when kids would put cards in their bicycle spokes.

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2 Responses

  1. I saw a few at an antique shop not longa ago.

  2. i collect them, and they are harder to find than you might think.

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